SADC, one of the longest-established community drama groups in the country, stages three productions a year (March, June and November). We aim to cover the widest possible range of theatre: comedy and tragedy, classic and modern, light entertainment and challenging drama. While many of our productions include music, our range does not include standard musicals.

School, our first production

"School", our first production in 1902

We strive to mount productions of the highest standard and most of our actors and backstage people are very talented and experienced. However, there is always room for newcomers, including those with little or no experience. What we ask for is enthusiasm and commitment and we will endeavour to discover the talent.

The Cherry Orchard

"The Cherry Orchard",
our 276th production in 2008

SADC is relatively large for a drama club; it currently has around 70 members of all ages and backgrounds. Although we do not claim to be a social club, we do have several social events throughout the year, which are publicised in our regular members' newsletter, TABS. SADC is a very friendly group and all are very welcome to take part in our activities.

Our next production, "The Accrington Pals" is a poignant and harrowing play set in the early years of the First World War, as the country's jingoistic optimism starts to wane and the true terror of warfare gradually becomes clear.

The play looks at both the terrifying experiences of the men at the front and the women who were left behind to face social changes, deprivation and the lies of propaganda. While often comic vignettes portray the everyday life of a town denuded of men, the men face the terror that is the Battle of the Somme. This compassionate play portrays the devastating effects of war on a typical Lancashire mill town and the suffering of everyday people.

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