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More 2004 AGM date set.
More Audition Notices.
More Annual open evening.
More Report of the 2003 AGM.
More 2003 AGM date set.
More Report of the 2002 AGM.
More Ockley Dramatic Society Needs You!
More 2002 AGM date set.
More Our president, Mary Butler dies.

2016 AGM minutes available.

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2015 AGM minutes available.

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2014 AGM minutes available.

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2013 AGM minutes available.

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2012 AGM minutes available.

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2012 AGM date set.

The AGM will be on Saturday 21st July 2012, immediately before the BBQ.

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2011 AGM date set.

The AGM will start at 8:00pm prompt on Tuesday 19th July 2011 at the Cricketers Pub, Ockley - sandwiches provided!

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Audition Notices.

Auditions will be held at Ockley Village Hall for the forthcoming pantomime on Sunday 26th September 2010.

Children between 2 p.m and 3 p.m.

Adults between 3p.m and 5 p.m.

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2010 AGM minutes available.

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2009 AGM minutes available.

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2009 AGM date set.

The AGM will start at 8:00pm prompt on Tuesday 21st July 2009 at the Cricket Pavilion, Ockley. There will also be a BBQ. More information here.

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Audition Notices.

Auditions will be held at Ockley Village Hall for the forthcoming pantomime, Sinbad the Sailor, on the following days.

Sunday 19th October from 1pm - 3pm is for the junior's auditions and also musicians and production team.

Adult/principals read throughs and auditions will be on Thursday 23rd October 8pm - 10pm.

More information here which updates this document.

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2008 AGM date set.

The AGM will start at 8:00pm prompt on Tuesday 22th July 2008 at the Cricket Pavilion, Ockley.

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Eric Howker 1944 - 2008

With sadness we report that Eric passed away peacefully on 4th February 2008 after a long illness. Eric was a long time supporter of the society and was an active member in the 1980s and, following a gap of some years, rejoined in the late 1990s. Eric was chairman of the Society for five years until around a year ago and was an active supporter and enthusiast of local theatre, especially of pantomime, both at Ockley and nearby at Ifield.

He will be fondly remembered as a man of wit, integrity and a bon vivant.

R.I.P.

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Report of the 2005 AGM.

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2005 AGM date set.

The AGM will start at 8:00pm prompt on Friday 15th July 2005 in the back room of the Cricketers Arms, Ockley. For those who fancy a glass of something we will be gathering from 7:30pm onwards. A buffet will be available from 9:00pm and will be free to all who pay their 2005/2006 subscriptions.

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Report of the 2004 AGM.

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2004 AGM date set.

The AGM will start at 8:30pm prompt on Friday 16th July 2004 in the back room of the Cricketers Arms, Ockley. For those who fancy a glass of something we will be gathering from 8:00pm onwards.

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Audition Notices.

NOVEMBER PRESENTATION
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 13th, 14th, 15th November, 2003.

"MURDER BY THE BOOK"
A Thriller by Duncan Greenwood and Robert King
Directed by Eric Howker

Auditions will take place at "The Cricketers’ Arms", Ockley (dining room) on Monday, 15th September, at 8.00 pm.

Although published in 1982, this two-act play is timeless and will be set in the present day. It is about a successful novelist and his estranged (actress) wife. The couple could be in their thirties, through to fifties. There is a younger couple - the writer’s secretary and the neighbour to whom she turns for help. A fifth character is the publisher, in early middle age.

For advance information and/or a script, please ring Eric on 01403 210277.

POST - CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME
Fridays and Saturdays, 23rd and 24th and 30th and 31st January, 2004 (with matinee on each Saturday).

The pantomime, Hickory Dickory Dock, will be directed by Martin Pratt (01306 628155).

Auditions will be held at Ockley Village Hall on Tuesday, 23rd September, at 8.00 p.m.

Printer friendly version of the auditions notice as a pdf file.

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Annual open evening.

At Ockley Village Hall on Saturday 13th September 2003 at 8:00 pm.

YOU ARE INVITED to join the members of Ockley’s only locally-based exponents of the performing arts, for a social evening of wine, nibbles and entertainment. You will be our guests. There will be no charge for admission or for the alcohol, etc. Although we obviously hope to end the evening with new members, there is no obligation to join the Society and no need to stay away simply because you do not wish to go on stage or become an active supporter behind the scenes.

Incidentally, becoming members does not just mean acting (although this talent is much in demand at present). With our regular pantomime presentations and more recent musical revue, we are always on the look-out for singers, dancers, choreographers and musicians. But additionally we need back-stagers (set designers, painters and builders; scene shifters, stage and props managers; lighting and sound technicians; prompts and wardrobe assistants) and people willing to help in the front of house (dealing with tickets, programmes, raffle, catering and running the bar) and with advance publicity and running the box office. Also we would welcome a camera expert to take still photographs.

If you cannot make 13th September but would be interested in joining us, please contact Martin Pratt, our Secretary, on 01306 628155, or Eric Howker, our Chairman, on 01403 210277.

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Report of the 2003 AGM.

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2003 AGM date set.

The AGM will start at 8:00pm prompt on Friday 25th July 2003 in the back room of the Cricketers Arms, Ockley. For those who fancy a glass of something we will be gathering from 7:30pm onwards. Following the AGM there will be a (free) buffet.

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Report of the 2002 AGM.

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Ockley Dramatic Society
Needs You!

Amateur dramatics is not just about acting. We would welcome anyone prepared to help with any (or all!) of the following jobs:-
Director, Actor, Musician, Set designer, Set builder, Set painter, Stage manager, Props, Scenery shifting, Lighting, Sound effects, Costume, Catering, Bar staff, Raffle, Programmes, Publicity, Box office.

You are invited to a social evening in Ockley Village Hall on Saturday 14th September at 8pm to join members of the society in a glass of wine. There may even be some entertainment!

Please contact our secretary for further details.

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2002 AGM date set.

The AGM will start at 8:00pm prompt on Friday 26th July 2002 in the back room of the Cricketers Arms, Ockley. For those who fancy a glass of something we will be gathering from 7:30pm onwards. Following the AGM there will be a (free) buffet.

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In memory of our president Mary Butler, who was a very talented and versatile actress, from all the members of Ockley Dramatic Society, 2nd May 2002
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Last updated 1st September 2016.