Welcome to All Saints Dramatic Society
A bit about us...
All Saints' Dramatic Society was founded in 1950, staged its first production in 1951 and has always produced quality theatre, covering a wide range of plays (including comedies, farces, thrillers and dramas), pantomimes and musicals. Home for us today is the De La Salle Theatre at St Peter’s School, Southbourne, which has a tiered 475-seat auditorium.
We currently have around 70 members of varying ages, interests and abilities. We produce four shows a year: a pantomime or musical in January; two plays in April and September; and our Friends' Evenings, usually three one-act plays but sometimes, for example, a music hall or review, in June.
We also provide a December Carol Concert for our 'Friends' and arrange a variety of regular social events, including our Christmas Annual Awards' Party in December.
A message from our Chairman:
Due to rising concerns relating to the Coronavirus pandemic, including the government recommending restrictions on the public attending theatres, it is with great regret that we have taken the necessary decision to postpone our April production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" and our June Friends' Evening until further notice. We hope to present these later in the year.
The health and safety of our members, crew and audience is our main concern during these unprecedented times and we shall follow government advice and hope to resume our usual activities as soon as possible.
We understand your disappointment but hope you appreciate why these difficult decisions have been implemented. If you have already bought tickets online through Ticketsource, a refund will be automatically generated. If you booked over the phone, please contact our box office on 07584 100770 and a refund will be arranged.
Please keep monitoring social media and our website for further news and updates.
Our Next Production is...
The Importance of Being Earnest
Dates to be confirmed.
Two young gents have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack Worthing has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolen in the town. Algernon Moncrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Jack's young and beautiful ward, Cecily, in the country. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered.
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What critics and audiences say about ASDS productions...
"All Saints’ Dramatic Society have a well-earned loyal following ..." ('Scene One Plus': September 2017)
"A magnificent team ... have produced yet another memorable success." ('Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' January 2018: 'Scene One Plus')
"I haven’t laughed so much for a long time. But the incredible thing was that the cast “became” the characters we knew & loved on the BBC TV programme. ... Not a hesitation, not a prompt, the whole show “flowed” with such professionalism," ('The Vicar of Dibley' March 2017 audience-member)
"... audiences for the remaining performances are in for a real treat, so if you haven't got a ticket, I suggest you do so quickly, ..." ('Aladdin' January 2017: 'Scene One Plus')