Sturminster Newton Amateur Dramatic Society

Otherwise known as SNADS, based in Sturminster Newton we put on 3 main shows a year, we also usually put on a Summer Review and over Halloween various members of the Society haunt Old Wardour Castle for English Heritage.


Ticket news

You are now able to buy tickets for events at The Exchange, including SNADS plays, online!


More ways to keep in touch

SNADS are also on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @SNADSDorset





100 Club Winners

March 2021 1st Steve White   2nd Peter Gauntlett    3rd Tony Atkinson 
April 2021   1st Annie Henschal   2nd Denis Hobbs    3rd Jenny Powell 
May 2021    1st Dave Hancock    2nd Greg Dawson    3rd Fraser Wilson 

If you would like to join our lottery please contact Lucy Greig on or call on 01747 811413 for more details.

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Dates for your diary

Adult Cabaret 13th & 14th August 2021 

Interest meeting in The Chivrick Room 7.30pm

Autumn Play 28th-30th October 2021

Calling all actors..... On Tuesday 29th July SNADS are holding an audition for our Autumn Play "The Opposite Sex" by David Tristram. The auditions will be held at Vale Fire Safety, Unit 7, Richmar Trading Centre, Butts Pond Industrial Estate, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AZ @ 7.30pm. This is a very funny play and requires 4 characters, 2 male & 2 female. They will play married couples of a similar age. Open to ages 30-60 ish. If you would like a script please contact Denise Hobbs (Director) 01963 23985 or John Skinner (Producer) 07799 250340. The show dates are 28th-30th October 2021 & rehearsals are on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

The Little Mermaid Pantomime 16th-19th February 2022

Spring Production 19th - 21st May 2022

In the same year that the BBC Symphony Orchestra was formed as a permanent full-scale ensemble, the first experimental television play, The Man With the Flower in His Mouth is televised on the Beeb & Noël Coward's comedy Private Lives is first performed at the Pheonix Theatre, London, SNADS was born.                                                                           2020 will be the year that SNADS turns 90 and becomes a Grande Dame of local amateur dramatics and as always we will endeavour to bring to our audiences, great stage performances and live entertainment but we also hope to mark this special year with some interesting productions.

With this in mind our spring production will be two one-act plays set in similar settings of a sitting room but are very different tales; the first is a rustic comedy entitled ‘Soon To Be Wedded’ by F. Morton Howard and is the story of Rosie, a bright, engaging but somewhat impatient and dominating young woman and her quest to snare the desirable & eminently eligible Mr Jelks by inviting him to tea to meet her family, the very rustic Podmores.

The second play ‘Taken To Tusk’ by Troy Banyan is a story about twenty something Sharon who lives with her stubborn grandmother Rene though neither of them have seen Sharon's mother Wanda for years, until now that is.  Wanda arrives unexpectedly with a dodgy doctor who says he can cure Sharon of her belief in Trunky the elephant, an imaginary friend that Sharon has had since she was a very small child.  Not all is as it seems though and with the help of Rene's neighbours things start to develop as suspicion, doubt, disbelief and emotions take over.