The Southwick Players has been serving the community for over 50 years. We put on five shows each year at the Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

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The coming of age story of an intelligent and resourceful woman whose beauty, spirit and wealth attracts three very different suitors Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as the richest land owner in the area, and her presence draws the attention of a gentleman-farmer, a soldier-seducer and a devoted shepherd.

Far From The Madding Crowd, a pastoral romance with a dark underbelly, was Thomas Hardy’s first popular success, and gave us his first great heroine in Bathsheba, a woman who is proud and vain but also brave and fiercely independent.

This dramatic, fast-moving yet lyrical adaptation by Mark Healy is directed for the Southwick Players by Claire Lewis, with original music by Michael James, and is our 2014 entry for the Brighton & Hove Arts Council Drama Awards.


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To book tickets either call the box office on 01273 597094 or to book online - click here

This ‘rags to riches’ story, the only panto based on an actual person, is an all-time favourite, never failing to draw the audience into its tale of a poor boy arriving in London to seek his fortune and his battle against the evil and devious King Rat... 

Follow Dick’s adventures as he overcomes a false accusation of theft, rids London and Morocco of their rats with the assistance of Tommy, his magical cat, and finally, wins the hand of the beautiful Alice. 

Hiss at the rats, cheer at the cat, whistle and stamp your feet Tommy will chase the rats out of the place and Dick will win Alice – how sweet!
The Dame is a scream, this panto’s a dream, something for every taste. The kids will have fun, so will Dad and Mum, so why are you waiting? Make haste. It’s tickets you’re needing so carry on reading the number to call (try online). The Box Office is waiting, we’re anticipating a rush so please don’t waste time.