Auditions for our November play


Due to a change of program we are now going to produce “Quartet” by Ronald Harwood.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday 30th August at Ferring Village Hall.

Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and poignant play by the author of Another Time, The Dresser and Interpreters that premiered at the Albery Theatre, London.
The characters comprise of 2 male and 2 females all of mature years.  The description of these characters are :-
Reginald – Aged 50+. He is immaculate, a collar-and-tie man.
Wilfred – Aged 50+. He is untidy in an artistic sort of way or, perhaps, simply neglectful of his appearance.
Cecily – Aged 50+. Like the others a former opera singer, but also practical and always happy to help others.
Jean – Aged 50+. Frail, uses a stick but has the manner of a Grande dame and dresses accordingly.
All the parts are roughly equal in size and each are good characters.
Copy of audition pages can be obtained by emailing


Sad News


It is with a sad heart that I have to inform you of the death of our well loved chairman, Derek Bell.
Some of you will already be aware of this news through other channels but I felt you should all know.
Derek was not only our chairman but he was FADS in every way.  He was very heavily involved in our productions.  In latter years he took on our lighting and sound but it was not so very long ago you would have also seen him on stage in our productions.  Only his failing health in recent months has kept him away. However most of you know Derek as the cheery little man in evening suit welcoming you to our productions and social events.
Derek was one of life’s true gentleman who will be very sadly missed.
We also lost another long serving member, John Treasure. He was, for many years, our technical manager and also helped with set build. In recent years he has supported all of our productions and was made a life member.
Our condolences to both sets of families and friends.
Alan Fryar

Our next production


“Talking Heads” by Alan Bennett

 We will be presenting 3 monologues from this series.  Details will be announced soon

Directed by Sarah Papouis and Graham Batchelor

Produced for FADS by Sandie and Jo Smith

Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th November 2016

Come along to see these excellent well known pieces.


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If you have always wanted to be involved with amateur dramatics but not previously had the opportunity, please come along to the Village Hall and meet us.  We rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday from September to June. (Note: We take a summer break in July and August) Actors and backstage staff are always welcome.