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.


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


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As the COVID-19 situation evolves the safety and well being of our members and audience is our highest priority. Following the latest advice from HM Government, we regret that all planed shows, workshops and the quiz are cancelled until further notice.
How long this situation lasts will depend on recommendations from the relevant authorities, we will be monitoring the ongoing situation and following their guidance.
We will be contacting those who have booked tables for the quiz and sorting out your refunds asap.

Don't worry, we have been running for 90 years and we will be back with lots to see in the future.

Please keep positive, follow advice and washing those hands 👐🎭


100 Club Winners

December 2019

No 11 Valerie Atkinson £15.00

No 42 Tony Atkinson £10.00

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

Spring Production 21st - 23rd May 2020

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.

Summer Production - Murder Mystery  Saturday 11th July 2020

Youth Workshop 1, Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th April 2020   10am - 4pm in the Bow Room at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton. Contact John Skinner 07799 250340 for more details

Youth Workshop 2, Monday 24th - Friday 28th August 2020   10am - 4pm in the Bow Room at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton. Contact John Skinner 07799250340 for more details

Autumn Production will be The Jungle Book by John Hartoch, adapted from stories by Rudyard Kipling 22nd - 24th October 2020 Contact John Skinner 07799 250340 for more details.