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Rottingdean Drama 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 program each year, including great classics, costume dramas, contemporary plays, comedies and pantomimes.
“Rottingdean Drama Society must be one of the bravest groups in the county” – Jeremy Malies, Sussex Express 2007
The Society was founded in 1948 and aims to perform three plays and a pantomime each year at the Rottingdean Village Hall.
High standards are sought and, over the years, entries for the annual Brighton and Hove Arts Council Drama Competition have received ten awards including recognition of the warm and welcoming theatrical environment, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Stage Setting and three times in ten years for the Best Overall Production.
Rottingdean Drama Society is proud to present, Gaslight, by Patrick Hamilton and directed by Gill Lake. Performances start on 12th October 2016.
This classic thriller is set in Victorian London. Jack Manningham is slowly, deliberately, driving his wife, Bella, insane. He has almost succeeded when help arrives in the form of a retired detective, Rough, who believes Manningham to be a thief and murderer. Aided by Bella, Rough proves Manninghams true identity and finally Bella achieves a few moments of sweet revenge for the suffering inflicted on her.
For more information about booking tickets please see the Box Office page, or to book tickets now click the button below. Currently there is no booking fee!
Rottingdean Drama Society welcomes new active members throughout the year. If you are new to drama or have years of experience, please do not hesitate to come along to an audition or rehearsal and meet the other members. You will find a friendly and supportive atmosphere. [more]
If you are a regular theatre goer or would like to attend annual social events, while supporting a local drama society, Associate membership is for you!
“RDS redefine the word 'amateur'! They are always so professional” – Robert Scratchley, Hove
As an Associate Member of Rottingdean Drama Society, you not only join a membership of over 100 people, you also receive four tickets for the price of three and at least one exclusive social performance every year. [more]
New Members Evening on Friday 10th June
Posted: May 2016
A chance for anyone interested in the society to have a look round, ask questions, see some of the r... [more]
Posted: February 2016
During the pantomime we held the annual raffle in aid of two charities: Rise and House Project, rais... [more]
NEW WEBSITE: Brighton & Hove Arts Council
Posted: December 2012
Brighton & Hove Arts Council has updated and improved their website over the past couple of years an... [more]
October 2012 production, VENUS OBSERVED postponed
Posted: September 2012
The Society was due to bring VENUS OBSERVED to the stage in mid/late October. Unfortunately, we wil... [more]