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(1) The Village Hall, West Ashling (WAVH) is the home for our drama productions, rehearsals and auditions.
The full address is
Funtington & District Village Hall, Southbrook Road, West Ashling, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 8DN.
(a) from the north: on the B2146 / B2178 road between Funtington and East Ashling, opposite the
distinctive “Time Machine” building, take the road signed to Bosham, E. Ashling, B2146, Village Hall.
Continue for half a mile.
(b) from the south: there is no easy access from the A27 dual carriageway, which passes under Ratham Lane.
From the A259 roundabout at Bosham, take the B2146 north signed East Ashling, West Ashling, Funtington,
Station. At the level crossing for Bosham Station, the road name changes from Station Road to Ratham Road.
Pass over the A27 dual carriageway and turn left at the junction with Clay Lane, which becomes Southbrook
Road. The Hall is 1.5 miles from the A259 roundabout.
The hall backs onto Heather Close.
Please note - if you park in the road, please do so without obstructing the pavement.
(2) Our play readings are at the Church Rooms adjoining the parish church in Church Lane, off the main road
between Halliday’s Restaurant and the Fox & Hounds. It sounds easy to find, and you can park just outside,
but to avoid getting lost be sure to walk through the lychgate and turn right, and bring a torch.
Book recommended by the Webmaster
Here is a really interesting book which is in Chichester Public Library. The Theatre Guide: A Comprehensive A-Z of the World's Best Plays and Playwrights by Trevor Griffiths has an A-Z listing of some 550 dramatists, with a wide international and chronological scope; each entry discusses some of the writer’s plays, lists others, and provides cross-references to related plays. Fascinating and useful.
Bloggers, publicisers, and other Good People
We are pleased to appear in The Village Magazine and also on its website www.thevillagemagazine.co.uk
It serves all the villages from Emsworth to Chichester and beyond.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will probably help you out too.
Susie Wilde’s blog still exists, but she is on Facebook more often.
We enjoyed working with Aidan Maxwell to support the local branch of the MS Society.
We recorded a play by Gillian Plowman with the help of Chichester Hospital Radio (CHR, 1431AM)
Other outlets for drama and the arts in the Chichester area
Of course the fully professional Chichester Festival Theatre and Minerva Theatre not far from us.
Lavant Players and Chichester Players are just a few miles away.
CHICHESTERWeb mention our productions in their "What's On" listings and you will find other
societies there too.
Despite its disregard for orthography, clubbz.com is a useful resource for local groups.
Use clubbz to ‘Find:’ Amateur Dramatics ‘In:’ [insert your postcode] and you will discover
Bench Theatre, Havant; Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society, Waterlooville; Hayling Island
Amateur Dramatic Society (HIADS); Eastergate Players, Chichester; Lion And Unicorn Players,
Petersfield as well as others further afield.
The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) is the main body for UK amateur theatre.
Here is a list of drama and theatrical societies in West Sussex covering Aldingbourne, Arundel,
Balcombe, Barnham, Barns Green, Bognor Regis, Brighton, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Eastergate,
Ferring, Graffham, Henfield, Hurstpierpoint, Ifield, Midhurst, Petersfield, Petworth, Rottingdean,
Rustington, Walberton, Westergate, Worthing, and Yapton
StageNet also lists Societies in West Sussex
Amdram.co.uk is the free website for the amateur theatre community.
The British Theatre Guide contains lots of useful information on professional and amateur theatre.
Entsweb contains a useful listing of societies and resources for amdram groups
UK Theatre Web has reviews, ticket details and much other information about professional theatre
Nikki Gunson. The incredibly creative Nikki Gunson who is a member of www.100w-arts.org/ showed us how to make dead bodies for Loot, and Venetian masks for Don’t Look Now. It seems she can make anything! Amazing.