21st May at 8pm
Please note that we have cancelled this play reading due to the proximity to My Three Angels. We do have some exciting news about a play reading in June though in which we will read the play for our October production!
Tickets Now On Sale!
Tickets at £10 are now on sale at Mansell McTaggart Estate Agents, High Street, Billingshurst (personal callers only) or online at WeGotTickets via the link below (plus online booking fee of £1 per ticket).
If there aren't enough listed on WeGotTickets for the number you need, please let us know on [email protected]. Tickets at Mansells can be moved to the online shop if required.
Thursday 31st May, Friday 1st June and Saturday 2nd June
Our latest production has been cast! We are pleased to welcome a few new members; some of whom will be appearing on stage, and some will be working away behind the scenes.
My Three Angels is a comedy set in French Guiana in 1910 and takes place over Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. The temperature is 105 in the shade, so a play set at Christmas to be performed in the summer doesn't seem such a daft idea after all!
In brief, the story is about three prisoners at a penal colony in
French Guiana who are on loan fixing a roof for a local merchant, the kindly Felix
Dulay. Working at Dulay’s home and business on Christmas Eve, the three
inmates—Joseph, Jules and Alfred—befriend the merchant, his dutiful wife Emilie
and beautiful daughter Marie Louise. The latter is in love with Paul, who is
due to visit the Dulays with his demanding uncle, Gaston, a cousin of Felix’s
who also happens to own the Dulay business. When the unpleasant Gaston and his
timid nephew arrive unexpectedly late on Christmas Eve, the three prisoners
decide to ‘help’ Felix and his family in their own fashion.
My Three Angels was originally performed by BDS in 1975. We are dedicating the performance to the memory of our President, Nevin Davies, who passed away in December 2017.
We are very excited to announce a new partnership for our next production. For a one-off project in October (exact date to be confirmed), Horsham based Lights and Bushels Theatre Company will team up with Billingshurst Dramatic Society to produce "A Trip to Scarborough".
Originally written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan ("The Rivals" & "The School for Scandal") the play has been adapted by Barry Syder, one of the founders of Lights and Bushels, and also a member of Billingshurst Dramatic Society. It's a farcical comedy set in 1781 Scarborough, with a cast of fourteen.
There will be a read through of the script at The Women's Hall, Billingshurst on Thursday 14th June at 8pm. This is open to anybody who may be interested in being involved in the production in any capacity.