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Past Productions

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Past Productions

Stepping Out - NODA AWARD WINNER 2019

  • A hit comic play about eight aspiring tap dancers (of varying standards) who meet weekly for lessons in a church hall

  • As time goes by we learn more about them and their relationships as they develop understanding, and cohesion alongside their tap dancing skills.

Comedies of Class

The Bear

While this play concerns a young widow and a man chasing a debt there’s no sign of tragedy and long dramatic pauses in this “farce-vaudevilles” by master of realism Anton Chekhov,  who also refered to it as A Joke in One Act.

Fumed Oak

Best known for his sparkling comedies of high society (such as Blithe Spirit) Noel Coward was a staple writer and actor in English theatres and film from stage in 1920s until the 1960s (when he played crime boss Mr Bridger in “The Italian Job” with Michael Caine)

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Top of the Tops '70'

A Real Success

With a theme is based around the classic Top of the Pops performances of the early 70’s there were some upbeat Glam Rock numbers as well as some teen idols and the odd ballad- all introduced by a pair of DJs and accompanied by a Chicken Chasseur meal.

Bridge to Farce - NODA AWARD WINNER 2018

'Bridge to Farce' was revived again for two nights at The Capitol Theatre in Horsham by Simply Cuckoo Productions in August 2018 with most CDS members reprising their roles. With a bigger stage, larger audience and a much improved set, the production  received a fantastic response. 

Productions before 2010

CDS was relaunched in 1995,and you can read Joan Collins’s short history of CDS here.  As she mentions there had been an earlier incarnation … which we are still researching so if you have any memories or records please let us know!

For subsequent CDS productions please see the Past Productions page.

  • Whose Life Is It Anyway? (October 2010)

  • After Eight (May 2010)

  • Rebecca (October 2009)

  • Beyond Reasonable Doubt (May 2009)

  • Dead Guilty (October 2008)

  • The Memory of Water (May 2008)

  • Bedroom Farce (October 2007)

  • An Ideal Husband (May 2007)

  • Separate Peace/Black Comedy (October 2006)

  • All My Sons (May 2006)

  • Habeas Corpus (October 2005)

  • Same Time Next Year (May 2005)

  • Kitchen Think (October 2004)

  • California Suite (May 2004)

  • Deathtrap (October 2003)

  • Outside Edge (May 2003)

  • The Diary of Anne Frank (October 2002)

  • Close of Play (May 2002)

  • One Season’s King (February 2002)

  • She Stoops to Conquer (October 2001)

  • The Art of Coarse Acting (May 2001)

  • The Crucible (October 2000)

  • Rumours (May 2000)

  • Cowardy Custard (October 1999)

  • The Copyhold (July 1999)

  • Time of My Life (May 1999)

  • A Doll’s House (October 1998)

  • Barefoot in the Park (May 1998)

  • After Magritte/The Real Inspector Hound (October 1997)

  • Lady Audley’s Secret (May 1997)

  • Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon (October 1996)

  • Tartuffe (May 1996)

  • Murder in Play (October 1995)

  • Confusions (June 1995)

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