Blue Remembered Hills
Wed 20th April – Sat 23rd April
by Dennis Potter
It’s a summer afternoon in 1943 and a group of seven year-olds (played by adults!) are playing together in the Forest of Dean.
Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 April 7.45pm
(Matinee Sat 23 April 2.00pm)
Tickets: adults Wed £7, other days £8, children £4 via website or from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rds
For more information call 07977 523253
Rottingdean Drama Society
Rottingdean Village Hall
Rottingdean, BN2 7HL
Starting Friday 15th Jan at 7:45pm
Rottingdean Public Hall, Park Road, Rottingdean BN2 7HL
£4 per child and £8 per adult
Rottingdean Drama Society presents
By Diane Samuels
Directed by Elaine Eardley
Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th October 2015
This poignant play follows the life of Eva Schlesinger – a young Jewish girl sent to England on the Kindertransport just before the outbreak of World War Two.
After nights of violence against Jews across Germany and Austria, in November 1938, the British government introduced a program called the Kindertransport (children’s transport), which gave Jewish children – and only children – safe passage to the UK.
The story traces the effects that this early separation of Eva from her mother had throughout her life and particularly on her relationship with her own daughter.
Though fictitious, Kindertransport is based upon many real kinder stories.
Please visit www.rottingdeandramasociety.co.uk for more information.
Performances are at 7:45pm on 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th October with an additional matinee performance at 2pm on 17th October.
Rottingdean Drama Society is proud to present,
Sylvia, by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jo Newman.
Rottingdean Village Hall
Performances from 15th – 18th July 2015 starting at 7:45pm with an additional matinee performance at 2pm on the 18th.
Kate and Greg’s children have left home and they have moved from the suburbs to the city. Kate’s career is going from strength to strength and Greg’s is sinking. One day Greg comes back from the park with Sylvia, a stray dog he found there. For Kate, Sylvia is a threat, for Greg she’s a best friend. Tom uses her as an excuse to show off everything he knows. For Phyllis, Sylvia is enough to drive her back to drink and she sends Lesley running for his/her analyst. All Sylvia wants to do is eat, go out and sleep on the sofa. Sylvia is played by a woman. A play about the nature of love and commitment.
Rottingdean Drama Society was founded in 1948 and performs three plays and a pantomime each year. The Society has been going strong for over half a century, performing plays to entertain not only the people of Rottingdean but ever-widening audiences in Brighton and surrounding areas. The Society’s aim is to present a balanced programme each year, including great classics, costume dramas, contemporary plays, comedies and pantomimes.
Rottingdean Drama Society Box Office is online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rds
Tickets are £8, or £4 for children. There is a £1 discount for the first night of each production.
Booking in person
Please visit Open Art Café in Rottingdean during Box Office opening hours: 11am to 1pm Friday and Saturday, for two weeks before each performance starts.
The Prince, who cares only for himself, is turned into a beast and trapped in his castle by a wicked witch. When a kind and caring woman from the village comes to the castle she sees the good in him. Will true love develop in time to save the Prince?
Will the wicked witch rule the kingdom?
Will the Dame get her man? Will the rabbit find a carrot?
Friday 16 January 2015 at 7.45pm
Saturday 17 January 2015 at 2pm
Saturday 17 January 2015 at 7.45pm
Sunday 18 January 2015 at 2pm
Thursday 22 January 2015 at 7.45m
Friday 23 January 2015 at 7.45pm
Saturday 24 January 2015 at 2pm
Saturday, 24 January 2015 at 7.45pm
Tickets £4 per child and from £7 per adult
Rottingdean Public Hall, Park Road, Rottingdean, BRIGHTON BN2 7HL
Box office open from 2 January
Telephone: 0797 7523253
Rottingdean Drama Society’s next production will be Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). It is an award-winning comedy by Ann-Marie MacDonald. In it Constance, a young professor of English Literature, goes on a subconscious journey of self-discovery.
Constance is a hopeless academic who believes that the plays Othello and Romeo & Juliet were originally comedies and Shakespeare wrote out the wise fool to turn them into tragedies. The play magically whisks her first to Othello and then to Romeo & Juliet. There we find that our tragic heroines are actually pretty gutsy gals and that Romeo and Othello are not all they have been portrayed.
With laughs, opportunities for bawdiness and a splendidly surreal ‘Alice in Wonderland’ feel, this is an excellent piece of entertainment.
This production is supported by the Royal Shakespeare Company through the Open Stages project. It is also our entry in Brighton & Hove Arts Council’s Drama Awards.
The play will be shown in the Public Hall, in Park Road Rottingdean, Brighton BN2 7HL. Performances will be at 2pm on Saturday 18 October and 7.45pm on Wednesday-Saturday 15-18 October
Tickets can be bought from www.ticketsource.co.uk/RDS
or by telephone on: 0797 7523253
Tickets cost £8 per adult (with a £1 discount for adults on the first night), £4 per child
This punchy play by Debbie Isitt examines the stresses and strains of modern life.
It bursts into life following the emigration to Australia of the Hodges, former neighbours of Mr and Mrs Peach.
The grieving Peaches anxiously twitch behind the net curtains at their semi-detached home wondering who will move in next door. But Mr and Mrs Chapman prove to be far from the ideal couple the Peaches had dreamed of. The Chapmans are rude, loud and aggressive. With growing frustration, Mr Peach embarks on a massive feud with his new neighbours.
The problems escalate out of all proportion, even including the harassment of old neighbours on the other side of the world. It isn’t long before all three couples are tearing each other apart and, in a terrifying climax, Mr Peach sets out to show the Chapmans just how nasty a neighbour can be.
This play contains adult themes so may not be suitable for children.
7.45pm Wed-Sat and 2pm on Sat
2pm on 19 JULY, 2014
7.45pm on 16-19 JULY, 2014
Park Road, Rottingdean BN2 7HL
Tickets are priced £8 for adults with a £1 discount for adults on the first night
Box office at www.ticketsource.co.uk/RDS
or by telephone: 0797 7523253
Albert Stokes is a loner who lives with his emotionally-suffocating mother. After being falsely accused of groping a female at an office party, he wanders the streets until he meets a girl who invites him to her flat, where he responds to her overtures by angrily demeaning her. Then he returns home to his mother…
The play was first performed on BBC radio on 1 March 1960. Pinter’s acting-school classmate and friend Barry Foster played Albert Stokes, Pinter himself played one of the office workers, and Vivien Merchant – Pinter’s first wife – played the Girl. Its performance on television the next month was Pinter’s first big television success as a playwright. Presented on ABC Television’s Armchair Theatre, it was viewed by 6.4 million households, at that time a record for a single television drama.
Directed by Nikki Etheridge
Performance dates and times
Wed 10th Jul 2013 at 7:45 PM
Thu 11th Jul 2013 at 7:45 PM
Fri 12th Jul 2013 at 7:45 PM
Sat 13th Jul 2013 at 2:00 PM
Sat 13th Jul 2013 at 7:45 PM
For information on booking tickets for this production see the Rottingdean Drama Society website
Written by Sue Townsend this is the funny and moving story of a self-help group of agoraphobics who come out to run a bazaar and rummage sale. Moved forward by the enthusiastic trainee social worker, Fliss, and held back by the helpful volunteer Gwenda, each of them starts coming to terms with the outside world and the causes of their illness.
Best known for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Sue Townsend brings her carefully observed and sensitive characters to the stage with touching and funny reminiscences mixed with affectionate and sparkling repartee.
During the interval of each performance, there will be real bazaar and rummage sale. The sale will help the Drama Society raise funds for a good cause, so please bring your cash with you and prepared to fight for the bargains.
This play contains some strong language so might not be suitable for children.
2pm on 20 April and 7.45pm on 17-20 April, 2013
Park Road, Rottingdean BN2 7HL
Tickets will be available from 3 April priced £4 for children and £8 for adults with a £1 discount for adults on the first night Concessions and priority booking for Associate Members of the Society
Box office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/RDS or by telephone: 0797 7523253