Love from a stranger


3rd February - 9th February

Written by Agatha Christie
Adapted by Frank Vosper
Directed by Teresa Hagger

In Agatha Christie's story of fear and suspense, Cecily, who has won a sweepstake, yearns for adventure. She meets Bruce, who sweeps her off her feet. But who is this stranger? Perhaps he is not all he seems.

The Importance of Being Earnest


7th April - 13th April

Written by Oscar Wilde
DIrected by Caroline Chapman

Oscar Wilde's most famous and witty play really needs no introduction. As Wilde himself once said, "It is exquisitely trivial, a delicate bubble of fancy and it has its philosophy ... that we should treat all the trivial things in life seriously, and all of the serious things of life with sincere and studies triviality."


23rd June - 29th June

Written by Eric Chappell
Directed by Mike Smith

Trevor and Jenny Farrington return from a pleasant celebration with their friends John and Barbara Miles to find their house has been burgled. But who are where is the culprit, and what uncomfortable truths might be revealed that couold disrupt seemingly happy marriages and a strong friendship?

Constellations (studio production)


31st July - 3rd August

Written by Nick Payne
Directed by Kate Lawrie

A young couple, Marianne and Roland, meet and fall in love. The play is about free will and friendship; it's about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey. Brilliant, complex and challenging for cast and audience, this is a very different play for DDS to take on.



15th September - 21st September

Written by Simon Mawdsley
Directed by Marshall Peach

This gripping, amusing play has crisp dialogue and skilful plotting. Philip is going through a messy divorce, so, to get some money and to give his life a boost of adrenalin, he enlists the help of two friends and devises a cunning scheme to rob a department story of its daily takings. All goes well until ...

The Nightingales


24th November - 30th November 

Written by Peter Quilter
Directed by Charlotte Bond

It is the 1950s and this charming comedy introduces us to a theatrical family who perform more at home than on the stage. Maggie regularly visits to rehearse, but their lives are thrown into chaos with the sudden arrival of Jack's parents. What do performers do when the spotlight goes out?