The United Benefice Dramatic Society




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Welcome to UBenDS

United Benefice Dramatic Society

The United Benefice Dramatic Society was formed in 1998 to bring together the parishes of Chiddingly and East Hoathly to perform musicals, originally in each church, although for logistical reasons now only in East Hoathly. A proportion of the money raised goes back to the churches. The shows include a massive transformation of the church for show week. This includes building a large stage, lighting gantries and sound rig.

In addition to the main show we also stage pantomimes and reviews, and we now have a vibrant youth section.

This is an unusual concept and experience for our audience.

Our performances have included:

Joseph, Godspell, Sound of Music, Oliver, Anything Goes, Oklahoma, Crazy for You, 42nd Street, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Sweeps, and Sister Act! We are currently rehearsing for a new show in November, ‘Into The Wild’, which features our youth section. Our next spring show, ‘Annie’, is in pre-production.



UBenDS are kindly supported by the sponsors below, whose ongoing generosity allows our shows to have a little more sparkle!


Barry Technology Ltd

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Latest News

UBenDS Youth going WILD!!

UBenDS Youth are in rehearsal for a fantastic new show, written by Michelle Titherly, called 'Into The Wild'! Tickets will be on sale soon for Friday 26th and Saturday 27th November at 7pm & 2pm [...]

First Band Call – Fabulous Baby!

The band are sounding fantastic - how lucky are we to have such a talented group of musicians working with us?