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...
'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood'
Saturday 4th January: 2:00pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday 5th January: 2:00 pm
Thursday 9th January: 7:30 pm
Friday 10th January: 7:30 PM
Saturday 11th January: 2:00 PM & 7:00 pm
Is the Sheriff of Nottingham really Maid Marian’s kindly uncle or is he the mean, tax-grabbing villain that Nottingham folk claim? Are Marian’s young cousins safe with her or does danger lurk in the forms of the Sheriff and his henchmen? Is Robin Hood a sinister outlaw or are he and his Merry Men the one hope for rescue and happiness? Who exactly are the weird and wonderful Nurse Nessie and the mysterious Hag? And can anyone help bring a smile to the face of such a sad jester? Perhaps you?
Come along to ASDS’s 2020 family pantomime and discover the answers to all of these questions while laughing out loud and singing along to a great and varied selection of songs for all ages.
Enquire about becoming a Friend of ASDS
Whether you want to become a member or a Friend of ASDS, or simply find out more about us we would be delighted to hear from you...
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')