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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.


Round and Round the Garden

By Alan Ayckbourn

We are delighted to announce that our Septemper play will be 'Round and Round the Garden by Alan Ayckbourn, 

To be performed at Corpus Christi Parish Centre in Boscombe. Rehearsals are well under way and the show will open on Thursday 15th September, for a four-performance run, finishing on Saturday 17th September. 

Synopsis:  Annie lives in a countryside house taking care of her demanding mother. She has decided that she needs a weekend off. Reg and Sarah have agreed to come and take care of Annie's and Reg's mother for a week-end while Annie goes on a short trip. However, Annie is secretly planning to meet up with her sister Ruth's charming, rakish husband Norman for an illicit weekend together (something Annie has never done before, and is unsure about). Things go wrong when Norman shows up at the house early to pick up Annie contrary to plan. Everybody ends up at the house for the entire week-end and various arguments ensue while the characters have differing degrees of understanding about what's actually happening.


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Where we perform:

Corpus Christi Parish Centre

18 St James's Square

Parkwood Road



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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')