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Wadhurst Dramatic Club

 

The Club, whose aim is to study and perform any kind of theatrical work, was first started in 1945 and we have been going from strength to strength ever since. The Club has been a member of The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) for many years and aims to be innovative and enterprising, building on the enthusiastic foundations laid by its founder members. Further details of current and planned activities can be found on the Club's website or below

Membership of WDC is open to all - full membership only £10, associate £6, juniors (13-17) £3, mini (12 and under) £1. This entitles you to a discount on tickets and to the club newsletter so that you get all the inside information. If, however, you’d like to receive emailed information about forthcoming auditions and productions you can sign up to our free email mailing list. For either, simply contact John Bush on 01892 782391 or email: jbush@talktalk.net

Joining
If you are interested in becoming a member, you should contact the Membership Secretary John Bush (01892 782 391).

Join us for coffee!
Next Saturday morning, 5th May, is our monthly coffee morning at Carillon Cottage in Wadhurst High Street.   Come along between 10.30am and 12 noon for a free cup of coffee or tea and catch up with what the Dramatic Club is up to – we’d love to see you.
 
Dates for your diary
Friday 25th May & Saturday 26th May
All American Revue: Tickets now available from Wadhurst Ironmongers for this high energy-packed show with singing, dancing, music and comedy.   Seating at tables of 8 with American Diner food included in your £12 ticket.   Dress American style to get in the mood as America salutes the Queen’s Jubilee in Wadhurst!!
 
Saturday 2nd June
Coffee morning 10.30-12 at Carillon Cottage.
 
Saturday 9th June
Acting workshop with Intrepid Theatre: a one-day workshop (approx. 10am-4pm) in the Orchard Room (under the Commemoration Hall, Wadhurst) for £17 per person.  All welcome (12 years and up) – please book soon as places are limited to 15 participants.   Telephone Catherine on 01892 783 384 or email c.m.whitehead@btinternet.com for more information or to book.
 
Thursday 14th June
Auditions for 'The Importance of Being Earnest': Director - Grainne Cotter.   Details to follow.
 
We are sad to report that one of our long-standing and very supportive members, Eric Woodward, passed away two weeks ago.  He was a stalwart club supporter, having served on the committee for 10 years and having been involved in over 40 productions either on stage or backstage.  We will miss him and our very best wishes go to Heather.  It was good to see so many Dramatic Club faces at the service in celebration of his life last Saturday.
 
We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Our Theatre Space
The majority of Club productions are staged in Wadhurst Commemoration Hall. This village hall seats up to 200 people and has a large stage with good stage equipment, excellent sound and lighting systems, and adequate changing facilities. The Club also owns its own wardrobe on site.

Rehearsal Rooms
The Club mainly rehearses mainly at Uplands Community Centre but also uses several other local venues.

Productions
We try to present 3 major productions each year (generally in January, May and October), perhaps one or two one-night 'variety' shows, as well as holding social and fund-raising events. Productions include Pantomimes, Plays, Music Halls, Musicals or even Book Shows.

Advertising If you would like to sponsor, pay, lend, donate or link to us, please contact John Bush (01892 782 391) to discuss terms.

Costume hire We have built up a good range of costumes and are adding to them all the time. Individuals and other clubs may hire costumes from the club on Friday evenings between 7.30 and 9.30pm by appointment. Please contact John Bush (01892 782 391) well in advance if you wish to choose costumes for a production or for a party.

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