by Merlin Beedell
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Get your ideas in NOW!

If you would like to do a turn at the Platinum 70th Anniversary show, then get your ideas over to Russ Kirton as soon as possible – certainly before the 21st February.

Please see the Platinum Show details for more information.

by Merlin Beedell
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Platinum 70th Anniversary Revue in May 2016…

Wadhurst Dramatic Club is 70 years old this year!  To celebrate we are looking for singers, dancers, actors, stand-up comics, magicians, instrumentalists, bands, entertainers, monologue performers story tellers and jugglers.  …If you have been waiting for the chance to bring your ventriloquism act to the stage – this could be it!! If you’d like to take part, either email Russ on russ.kirton@zestica.org.uk or pop into the Commemoration Hall on Sunday 7th February 2pm till 5pm and let us know what you can bring to the party!  If you can give us a flavour of your act on the day, so much the better. Everyone is welcome so please share this open invitation to be part of the 70th birthday party with a difference – platinum with attitude!

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by Merlin Beedell
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Come and see the WOW show!

With less than one week to go, the cast, stage and crew are all ready to put on a Head bobin’, Tail Waggin’, Toe Tappin’ Western Country Show for you.

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Cast of Way Out West with a Dress

With strong ticket sales so far, don’t forget to buy yours asap online or in Southern Cross Travel next to the Commemoration Hall.

For group tickets, phone 01892 783384

Way out West in a Dress, 22nd / 23rd / 24th – 29th / 30th Jan 2016 – Yeee Har..!

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
from all of Wadhurst Dramatics.

Way Out West in a dress poster

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Way Out West – in a dress

Way Out West in a dress poster

Way Out West in a dress. January 2016

Wadhurst Dramatic Club presents ‘Way Out West in a Dress’ – January 2016


Dear Supporters, do you remember how much you enjoyed Wadhurst Dramatic Club’s sell out production of the comedy musical, Flapper, in 2014? If you do, then you’re bound to want to buy tickets for the next musical offering – Way Out West in a Dress – from director and choreographer Kay Sasada and musical director Martin Steadman.

The action takes place in wild West USA, where young actor Clarence Rawlins’s falsetto voice isn’t the only ‘false’ thing about him after he gets himself and his acting troupe into something of a calamity in Lucky Lady, Nevada. Discovering that he has misread his Great-Great Aunt’s handwritten will, Clarence learns he has not inherited a profitable saloon, as expected, but instead the Lucky Lady Salon, a beauty parlour! Flat broke, Clarence has no choice but to raid the costume trunk and transform himself into the head hair stylist of the small town’s only salon.

Way Out West in a Dress is filled with hilarious characters (as well as and some downright Baddies too!), uproarious musical numbers and puns galore. This western comedy will have you laughing, toe tapping & ‘yeehawing’ the whole way through. The perfect remedy for a post-Christmas ‘pick me up’ and fun for all the family, be sure not to miss out! Evening performances will be on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January, with matinee shows on Sunday 24th and Saturday 30th January. Tickets go on sale in December at Southern Cross Travel in the Old Library on Wadhurst High Street, or online at www.wadhurstdramaticclub.co.uk. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £5 for children or why not buy a family ticket (up to 3 children) for £25. Group ticket sales are also available – please call 01892 783384 for more information on group prices.

by WDC
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Volunteers – NODA review.

Thanks to NODA (National Operatic and Drama Association) for a great review of our latest production, Volunteers by local author Hilary Mackelden.

Click the image below to open the full review in Adobe Acrobat.

Volunteers - NODA Review

NODA review of Volunteers.


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Volunteers – a comedy 22nd – 24th October


An excellent comedy by local playwright Hilary Mackelden.

Tickets available for this weekend, please click the Box Office link for information.

For once this is not a cry for help – but an invitation to come and enjoy this excellent comedy set in a charity shop!

Tickets are now on sale, and you can enjoy a marvellous evening with Brenda and her team of slightly dysfunctional volunteers manning the charity shop.

A new CEO has just taken over the charity causing all sorts of upset and mayhem!

This combination of ‘Are You Being Served?’ and ‘Dinner Ladies’, written by local playwright Hilary Mackelden, will have you chuckling and even guffawing!!

Dates & times: 7.45pm on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th October.

Doors & Bar open from 7.15pm.

Where: Commemoration Hall, High Street, Wadhurst.

Tickets: £8 for adults, £5 for children with special price of 2 for £10 on Thursday 22nd.

Available from Southern Cross Travel on the High Street (in the Old Library right next to the Commem) or online here (booking fee applies).

Discount available for group bookings of 10 tickets or more (ask at Southern Cross or ring Catherine on 01892 783384).

by WDC
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What’s On Locally… Oct. & Nov. 2015

Please let us know of any errors below!
Drama Group Next Production 2015 dates Website
Rotherfield Players Into the Woods (junior production) Oct 16-17 www.rotherfieldplayers.co.uk
The Oast – Tonbridge For Services Rendered (W.Somerset Maugham) Oct 17-24 www.oasttheatre.com
Trinity Theatre Club – Tunbridge Wells Donkeys’ Years (Michael Frayn) Oct 20-24 www.ttctw.com
Wadhurst Dramatic Club Volunteers Oct 22-24 www.wadhurstdramatics.co.uk
Tenterden Operatic & Dramatic Society Wife after Death (Eric Chappell) Oct 29-31 www.tods.me.uk
Goudhurst Amateur Dramatic Society Blithe Spirit (Noel Coward) Oct 29-31 www.goudhurstdrama.wordpress.com
East Grinstead Operatic Society White Christmas (Irving Berlin) Nov 19-21 www.egos.org.uk
Tunbridge Wells Operatic & Dramatic Society Sunset Boulevard Nov 24-28 www.twods.org
Mayfield Phoenix Players Haywire (Eric Chappell) Nov 26-28 www.phoenixtheatrecompany.org.uk
Village Players – Rushlake Green Victorian Christmas Evening Nov 28 www.villageplayersrushlakegreen.co.uk
Frant Pantomime & Dramatic Society The Snow Queen (Alan Freyn) early Dec www.frant-drama.org
Crowborough Players Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Dec 11-13 www.thecrowboroughplayers.com
Hawkhurst Amateur Theatrical Society The Three Musketeers (panto) Dec 12, 13, 16 www.hawkhurstamdram.co.uk
Cranbrook Operatic & Dramatic Society Sleeping Beauty (panto) Dec 27-31 www.cranbrookods.org.uk
Benenden Players Dick Turpin (panto) (Beverley Beveridge) Jan 21-24 www.benendenplayers.co.uk
Stonegate Amateur Dramatic Society Cinderella (panto) Feb 15-20 sarahgibbs007@hotmail.co.uk
Ditchling Players Nightmare (suspense play) (Norman Robbins) ? www.ditchlingplayers.co.uk