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.
Our Next Production is...
The Importance of Being Earnest
Thursday 16th April: 7:30pm
Friday 17th April: 7:30pm
Saturday 18th April: 2:30 & 7:30pm
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')