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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.

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Cinderella

We are delighted to announce that the All Saints' pantomime, 'Cinderella', which was originally scheduled for January, will now be performed in April 2022, at Corpus Christi Parish Centre in Boscombe. Rehearsals are back under way and the show will open on Friday 1st April, for a nine-performance run, finishing on Sunday 10th April.  While the production was postponed due to ongoing concerns around the Coronavirus, we are confident that our cast, crew and audience will be able to safely enjoy a fun, family friendly afternoon/evening of theatre as restrictions are being eased, and we would like to thank you all for your patience as we have been working to bring the show back into rehearsal.  We will be in touch with those that had booked tickets in the very near future to advise on the ticket transfer process.

 

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Where we perform:

Corpus Christi Parish Centre

18 St James's Square

Parkwood Road

Boscombe

BH5 2BX

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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')