Cuckfield Dramatic Society present Uncle Vanya


Written in 1897, Uncle Vanya is arguably the first modernist drama, full of conflict, unrequited love, frustration, rivalry, jealousy and a sprinkling of hope. It examines the complicated interaction within a group of people, secluded in a country estate in Czarist Russia. The play is filled with dramatic irony and with overwhelming themes of introspection, ennui and dashed dreams.

What makes this play great? Why has it stood the test of time? The themes of political and social change resonate with many eras as well as the present, the references to conservation and how man has impacted upon climate change and looking back to what could have been, make this a timeless classic.

  • Cuckfield Dramatic Society are one of the area’s leading drama groups with a track record of producing top quality shows with plaudits from both critics and audiences for both their comedies and dramas.

  • The show runs Wed 25th Oct until Sat 28th Oct nightly at 8pm, at the Queen’s Hall in Cuckfield
  • Tiered seating and floor level tickets cost from £7 and can be purchased with no online booking fee via or at Marcus Grimes in Cuckfield High Street.
  • For more info search for “Cuckfield Drama” or contact or 01444 848 156

Audiences can expect “a great night out” and “entertainment of West End standard” with other previous comments on CDS shows including

“An inspirational triumph” — JK

“Deftly delivered natural performances and the perfect light touch required” — NODA (National Operatic & Dramatic Association)

Dates and Times: Wed 25th Oct. – Sat.28th Oct. at 8:00pm, (bar and doors open 7:15pm)

Location: Queen’s Hall, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5EL

Ticket Prices: From £7
Wed & Thu £8, Fri & Sat £9
Save £1 per seat for the Wednesday night when buying two or more seats!

Tickets can be purchased without booking fees either online at or at Marcus Grimes in Cuckfield High Street.

For queries or 6+ group rate requests contact or call 01444 848156

Cuckfield Dramatic Society Website:

Twitter: @CuckfieldDrama

Facebook: /CuckfieldDramaticSociety


CDS is a registered charity (reg. 1051485) which works to involve and entertain Cuckfield with high quality performances, as well as being a part of the village’s lively social scene. Their success in presenting professional standard productions is built upon hard work both on and off stage, as well as a reputation for being open and welcoming to new members from Cuckfield and across Mid-Sussex (chiefly other villages, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath but with some from as far as Lewes and Horsham!). For more information see their website, call 01444 848156 or email


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