Past Productions

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Wadhurst Dramatic Club has been putting on shows since 1946, here’s a complete list of our productions;

YearMonthTitleAuthor
 2020 Feb-> Shows cancelled due to corona-19 epidemic. 
2020JanCharlie & the Chocolate Factory
Directed by Amanda Dann
Noda Review
Roald Dahl
adapted by Richard R George
2019MayA Bunch of Amateurs
Directed by Russ Kirton
NODA’s excellent review
Nick Newman
Ian Hislop
2019JanBah Humbug!
Directed by Kay Sasadia
NODA review of Bah Humbug!
Rebecca Ryland
Bill Francoeur
2018NovemberPrivate Peaceful
Performed by the WYTKids
Directed by Amanda Dann
NODA Review & Photos
Michael Morpergo
2018NovemberWadhurst  – “Over The Top”
various items to commemorate Armistice day including an extract from “Blackadder Goes Forth” Directed by Jamie Crawford
Ben Elton
Richard Curtis
2018MayAllo’ Allo’
Directed by Russ Kirton
NODA Review
David Croft
Jeremy Lloyd
2018Janno production 
2017OctoberHairspray
Performed by the WYTKids
Directed by Amanda Dann
NODA Review & Photos
John Waters
2017April
Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!
Directed by Grainne Murphy
NODA Review
Dario Fo
2016OctoberArms and a Man
Directed by Jamie Crawford
NODA Review
George Bernard Shaw
2016AprilGrease
Performed by the WYTKids
Directed by Amanda Dann
NODA Review
Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
2016JanuaryWay out West in a Dress!
Directed by Kay Sasada
NODA Review
Book by Billy St John
Music & Lyrics by
Bill Francoeur
2015OctoberVolunteers
Directed by Wendy Barr
Noda Review
Hilary Mackelden
2015MayBugsy Malone!
Performed by the WYTKidz
Directed by Amanda Dann
Alan Parker
2015JanuaryPuss in Boots – the Pantomime
Directed by Russ Kirton
A Review
Ben Crocker
2014OctoberSHOWTIME! (West Side Story, Oliver! & Les Miserables) [Review]Various
2014MayAbsurd Person Singular [Review]Alan Ayckbourn
2014JanuaryFlapper! The Musical [Review]Tim Kelly (book), Bill Francoeur (music & lyrics)
2013OctoberDead Man’s Hand
Noda Review
Seymour Matthews
2013MayNo Time for Fig Leaves [Review]Duncan Greenwood
2013JanuarySleeping BeautyAlan P. Frayn
2012OctoberThe Importance of being Earnest [Review]Oscar Wilde
2012MayAll American Revuevarious
2012Jan./Feb.PiratesSharon Hulm
2011MayTalking with Angels 
2011Jan./Feb.Blackadder IIRichard Curtis & Ben Elton
2010OctoberKindly Leave The StageJohn Chapman
2010MayThe WitchesRoald Dahl
2010FebruaryOnce in a LifetimeGeorge S. Kaufman
2009OctoberLast Tango in Little Grimley/The Fat Lady Sings in Little GrimleyDavid Tristram
2009MayA Midsummer Night’s TravestyNicholas Corder
2008OctoberDeathtrapIra Levin
2008MayThe Curious SavageJohn Patrick
2008Jan./Feb.Oliver!Lionel Bart
2007OctoberWho killed the Football Manager?Chris Martin
2007MayDeath by Fatal MurderPeter Gordon
2007FebruaryElsie and Norm’s MacbethJohn Christopher-Wood
2006SeptemberThe Wadhurst NODA Music HallWadhurst Dramatic Club
2006OctoberHow the Other Half LovesAlan Ayckbourn
2006MayWaiting in the WingsNoel Coward
2006Jan./Feb.Goldilocks and the Three BearsJohn Morley
2005MayThe Cemetery ClubIvan Menchell
2005MarchThe Incredulity of St. ThomasMedieval
2005FebruaryCaramba’s RevengeWilliam Norfolk
2004OctoberDinnerladiesVictoria Wood
2004JanuaryMother GooseNorman Robbins
2004AprilLettice & LovagePeter Shaffer
2003OctoberDay of ReckoningPam Valentine
2003MayForget-Me-KnotDavid Tristram
2003JanuaryThe Shakespeare RevueChristopher Luscombe & Malcolm McKee
2002OctoberSand CastlesBob Larbey
2002MayThe Odd Couple (female version)Neil Simon
2002Jan./Feb.A Sussex Music Hallvarious
2001OctoberPack of LiesHugh Whitemore
2001MarchBreath of SpringPeter Coke
2000OctoberSon-et-lumièreWDC
2000NovemberWadhurst Millennium PantomimeJenny Swan for WDC
2000MayMurder in CompanyPhilip King & John Boland
2000JanuaryLight ReliefAnna Murton for WDC
2000JanuaryBlack ComedyPeter Shaffer
1999OctoberSing a Song of Showsvarious
1999MayThe Darling Buds of MayH.E.Bates
1999JanuaryOld Time Music Hallvarious
1998OctoberAfter SeptemberJimmie Chinn
1998MayA Murder is AnnouncedAgatha Christie
1998JanuarySleeping BeautyJohn Morley
1997OctoberNoises OffMichael Frayn
1997MayTen Times TableAlan Ayckbourn
1997JuneCharity Variety Showvarious
1996MayAllo! Allo!Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft
1996FebruarySouth PacificRodgers & Hammerstein
1996December50 Golden yearsvarious
1995OctoberStepping OutRichard Harris
1995MayOn Monday NextPhilip King
1995JanuaryDick WhittingtonJackie Manktelow for WDC
1994OctoberCats CradleLeslie Sands
1994MayAbigail’s PartyMike Lee
1994JuneCharity Variety showvarious
1994Jan.-Feb.All Time Music Hallvarious
1993OctoberSteamingNell Dunn
1993MayThe Long SunsetR.C.Sherriff
1993Jan.-Feb.Snow WhiteJohn Morley
1992OctoberBarefoot in the ParkNeil Simon
1992MayTouch and GoDavid Benfield
1992FebruaryOld World Music HallHugh Orchard & others
1991OctoberGaslightPatrick Hamilton
1991MayTom JonesJoan MacAlpine
1991Jan.-Feb.A Handful of Songsvarious
1990OctoberCharity Variety showvarious
1990Jan.-Feb.AladdinRobert Marlowe
1990AprilConfusionsAlan Ayckbourn
1989NovemberA Month of SundaysGerald Savory
1989MayCharity Variety showvarious
1989JuneSeaside Specialvarious
1989Jan.-Feb.Music Hallvarious
1988OctoberSeason’s GreetingsAlan Ayckbourn
1987JuneThe Wonderful Years of Musicalsvarious
1987DecemberHumpty DumptyJohn Morley
1987AprilPlay OnRick Abbott
1986MayHow the Other Half LovesAlan Ayckbourn
1986JanuaryThe Forties Rememberedvarious
1986DecemberChristmastime 
1985OctoberA Letter from the GeneralMcLoughlin
1985MayFool’s ParadisePeter Coke
1985FebruaryOld Time Music Hall 
1984OctoberJust Between OurselvesAlan Ayckbourn
1984MayBlithe SpiritNoel Coward
1984JanuaryBrer RabbitPeter Quartermain
1983OctoberMy Three AngelsSpewack
1983MayAn evening of words & music (incl. Scrivener’s play) 
1983FebruaryMusic Hall 
1982OctoberWhose Life is it anyway?Brian Clark
1982MayOutside EdgeRichard Harris
1982JanuaryScroogeCharles Dickens
1981OctoberThe Old CountryAlan Bennett
1981MayMove over Mrs MarkhamCooney & Chapman
1981FebruaryOld Time Music Hall 
1980MayRise and ShineElda Cadogan
1980MayThe Dark Lady of the SonnetsG.B.Shaw
1980MayThe Mayor of TorontalGwynneth Jones
1980JanuaryRed Riding HoodJohn Crocker & Eric Gilder
1980AutumnSon-et-lumièreWDC
1979OctoberThe Thriller of the YearGlyn Jones
1979MayNot Now, DarlingCooney & Chapman
1979FebruaryOld Time Music Hall 
1979DecemberThe Devil His DueSeamus Fail
1978OctoberThe Secretary Bird 
1978MayThey Came to a City 
1978FebruaryCinderella 
1978DecemberCathedral – Ten MinutesPeter Preston
1977OctoberEdwardMargaret Wood
1977OctoberHarlequinadeTerence Rattigan
1977MayThe Importance of Being ErnestOscar Wilde
1977JanuaryJubilee Music Hall 
1976OctoberWoman AliveJohn Tully
1976OctoberThe Desireable CottageAnthony Booth
1976JanuaryThe House that Jack BuiltWilfred Miller
1976DecemberThe Sky is OvercastAnthony Booth
1976AprilPerson UnknownChase & Claton
1975OctoberCall It Love (4 one-act plays:
The Night Digby Proposed
A Prior Engagement
The Elopement
Just About Married
Robert Tanitch
1975MayCat on the FiddleJohn Dole
1975JanuaryOld Time Music Hall 
1974OctoberSeparate TablesTerence Rattigan
1974MayThe Incredulity of St. ThomasMedieval
1974JanuaryAli BabaTrudy West
1974DecemberThe Proposal 
1974AprilHaul for the ShoreJean McConnell
1973SpringAs You Like ItWilliam Shakespeare
1973NovemberThe Incredulity of St. ThomasMedieval
1973NovemberWhen is a door not a door?John Arden
1973FebruaryOld Time Music Hall 
1972JuneThe House on the CliffG. Batson
1972JanuaryPuss in BootsGeoffrey Clarke & Mary Howarth
1972DecemberThistle in Donkey FieldRichard Tydeman
1971AprilRunning RiotDerek Benfield
1970MayBoeing, BoeingCamoletti & Cross
1970JanuaryThe Queen of HeartsMary Howarth & Geoffrey Clarke
1970DecemberSunshine on the Righteous 
1970DecemberSt. Joan (scene 1)G.B.Shaw
1969DecemberHands Across the Sea 
1969AprilOpen HousePhilip Mackie
1968NovemberFourpence OffJulian Hume
1968MayThe Rape of the BeltBen Levy
1968JanuaryCinderellaPaul Hartley & John Burton (Pam Gill – music) for WDC
1967SpringThe ParagonRoland & Michael Pertwee
1967JanuaryJack and the BeanstalkGeoffrey Clarke, Mary Howarth & James Green
1967DecemberThe Hollow Crown 
1966MayWild Goose ChaseDerek Benfield
1966JanuaryAlice’s Adventures in WonderlandLuis Carroll
1965MayThe Whole TruthPhilip Mackie
1965JanuaryAladdinGoeffrey Clarke & Mary Howarth
1965DecemberBurnt OfferingCharles Vites
1964JanuaryThe Princess and the SwineherdStuart Grey
1964(May)(Will Any Gentleman)(Sylvaine)
1963JanuaryOld Mother WeepyJulian Hume for WDC
1963DecemberFor Better, For WorseWatkyn
1963AutumnThe Love of Four ColonelsPeter Ustinov
1962SpringBonaventureCharlotte Hastings
1962AutumnThe Old Man of the MountainNicholson
1961JanuaryThe Sleeping BootyJulian Hume for WDC
1961AutumnLife with the GirlsWooldridge
1961AprilBreath of SpringPeter Coke
1960MayA Hundred Years Oldadapted by Helen & Harley Grenville-Barker
1960AutumnMr. Bolfry 
1959JanuaryThe Babes in the Cousley WoodJulian Hume for WDC
1959AutumnThe Affairs of Madame ParpotCabrol
1959AutumnNine Lines to Waterloo 
1959AutumnFestival NightmareHooke
1959AprilHay FeverNoel Coward
1958AprilTwo Dozen Red RosesKenneth Horne
1957NovemberCorinth HouseHansford Johnson
1957MarchThe Treasure Hunt 
1956NovemberI Remember Mamma 
1956AprilArsenic and Old Lace 
1955SpringDown Came a BlackbirdBlackmore
1955NovemberNight Must FallEmlyn Williams
1955FebruaryThe Boy with a Cart 
1954AutumnThe Devil’s DiscipleG.B.Shaw
1954AprilThe Hollow 
1953SpringThe Shop at Sly CornerPercy
1953AutumnThe Noble SpaniardSomerset Maugham
1952SpringFools Rush InHome
1952MayFlare PathTerence Ratigan
1952AutumnTwelfth NightShakespeare
1951SpringLadies in RetirementPercy & Denham
1951MayLittle Lambs Eat IvyLangley
1951AutumnNight was our FriendPertwee
1950SpringThe Chiltern HundredsDouglas Home
1950AutumnA Bill of DivorcementDane
1949SpringFull HouseIvor Novello
1949AutumnAnd no birds singLard & Fennald
1948SpringDouble Door 
1948AutumnQuiet WeekendMcCracken
1947AutumnDark Brown 
1947AutumnMagic Suit 
1947AutumnElizabeth Refuses 
1946AutumnFresh Fields 

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