Billingshurst Dramatic Society

1941 - 2016    75 years old and still going strong!

Events for November!


Social Play Reading


We'll be reading "Murdered to Death" by Peter Gordon on Tuesday 12th November from 8pm


Venue - Six Bells, High Street


This play will be performed 28th, 29th and 30th May 2020 and this will be an ideal opportunity to come along and see what it's all about. Keep an eye on this website for further information, or subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest information.


Grab a drink, read or sit and listen.


This is an hilarious spoof of the best Agatha Christie traditions, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight: Bunting the butler, an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip, a shady French art dealer and his moll, bumbling local inspectors and a well meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder - they’re all here, and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the owner of a country manor house. But will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will audiences die laughing first?


*NEW*
Horsham Community Lottery!


Horsham District Council has launched a Community Lottery to support local causes.

Draws take place each Saturday.

Tickets cost £1 each and 50p of the ticket price will go directly to the cause of your choosing (which, as you're reading this page, we will hope will be BDS!).

Further information can be found on our lottery webpage - click the blue link below:




Horsham Year of Culture Drama Festival

And the winner is...!





We are so proud to be one of the award winning plays at the West Chiltington Drama Festival 2019. The best actress award was given to our lovely Ted Gooda for her part of Sue in Anne-Marie Latter's play "Snowed Under".



On one of the hottest days of the year three brave performers from BDS put on their winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves, and performed "Snowed Under" as part of the West Chiltington Drama Festival. 


The play is set in a library with two librarians, and an elderly and annoying customer who are caught in a freak snowstorm. 


 The day before the Festival we performed it to some Year 8 pupils in the library at the Weald School.


Being a Drama Festival, this was a competition and the adjudicator began by praising the set and costumes. We were complimented for our ability to bring out the humour, and Peter Burton was particularly mentioned by the adjudicator for his wonderful acting skills.


This was a play full of laughs from the audience. Each person played their character beautifully and this combined with a slick backstage crew made for a wonderful performance. We are hoping to repeat the performance so many more of you can come and see it. Keep an eye on this website for further updates.