• 28 June 2019

  • Stonegate Village Hall


Tasmin Little is one of today’s leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the World’s most prestigious venues including The Carnegie Hall, The Vienna Konzerthaus, The Barbican and The Royal Albert Hall. On 28 June 2019 she will be playing at Stonegate Village Hall. I can’t quite believe it!

Tasmin has enjoyed a very active recital life performing at major festivals and venues throughout the UK including BBC broadcast recitals from The Wigmore Hall to The Cheltenham Festival; however, she enjoys playing for small communities and inspiring young people.  Before the evening’s performance in the Village Hall, she has agreed to meet and play for the children of Stonegate C of E Primary School and her adventurous spirit and kindness enables us to raise money for our local charities including our beloved Hall.

Tasmin is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a vice president of the Elgar Society, an ambassador for the Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts and for Youth Music and has received honorary degrees from the Universities of Bradford, Leicester, Hertfordshire and the City of London. In 2016 she was awarded honorary membership of the Royal Academy of Music. She was awarded the Gold Badge Award for services to music and in 2012 Tasmin was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List. She plays a 1757 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.

Tasmin has very recently announced after a long and exciting career that she has decided to pursue new directions and so the evening in Stonegate may remarkably be her last performance.

The evening will include a glass of champagne on arrival and supper will be served. Tickets will be £50, available from 20 February 2019 on the SADS website. On the CONTACT page, Select ‘Subject’ then ‘Tickets’ and fill your details including any dietary requirements and select ‘Submit’. Once you have received confirmation of your request, please pay the amount due by BACS stating your surname as the reference.

Sort Code: 20-27-94

Account No: 10261602


  • A Thriller by Edward Taylor

  • 6 – 11 May 2019

  • At Stonegate Village Hall

Our next exciting production is already in rehearsals. Edward Taylor’s tale of corruption and betrayal is intriguing and frightening, but entirely plausible. The characters are real and, at times, humorous which encourages the audience to be drawn into feeling safe and comfortable.

Murder By Misadventure feeds our desire for fear and suspense. “I love it because it frightens me. When I first saw it, I left the theatre with my shoulders aching from being so tense. I hope you enjoy the play and if your shoulders ache, even better!” Susan Bowie, Director.

Performances start at 7.30pm and doors open at 6.45pm . Dates as follows:

  • Monday, 6th May
  • Preview Night. Just come along, bar will be open. £5.00 per head payable on the door.
  • Tuesday, 7th May
  • Quiche, salad and new potatoes followed by chocolate brownies. £18.00 per head
  • Wednesday, 8th May
  • Evening given to St. Michael’s Hospice, St Leonards-on-Sea. Please call Perdita Chamberlain for tickets to support this special charity on 01424 456377.
  • Thursday, 9th May
  • Duck in plum sauce, dauphinois potatoes, seasonal vegetables followed by brandy snap basket with lemon cream. £25.00 per head
  • Friday, 10th May – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, 11th May
  • Duck in plum sauce, dauphinois potatoes, seasonal vegetables followed by brandy snap basket with lemon cream. £25.00 per head
  • Tables seat 10 but please feel free to order as many or as few tickets as you require.
  • To reserve tickets please email Sarah Gibbs on sarahgibbs007@nullhotmail.co.uk with your ticket request and any dietary requirements. Once confirmed, please make your payment via BACS adding your surname as the reference. Bank details as follows:
  • Sort Code: 20-27-94
  • Acc No: 10261602
  • Or if you prefer to pay by cheque, please make it out to Stonegate Amateur Dramatic Society and post to Susan Bowie at:
  • Bardown Oast Farm
  • Stonegate
  • East Sussex TN5 7EL

O L I V E R !

  • F E B R U A R Y   February 2018

SADS are delighted to report a sell-out success of our production of Oliver! at Wadhurst Commemoration Hall. Over 1,500 people enjoyed this wonderful musical by Lionel Bart in this hugely entertaining show.

This was during half-term week which meant that audiences could bring brothers, sisters and friends of the cast to our three matinées. Audiences who came to the six evening shows enjoyed a hot 2-course meal in the interval.

The 10-piece orchestra led by Robin Hare played the melodies and accompaniments to perfection which helped to create a wonderfully atmospheric show. All performers, both principals and chorus, showed great commitment during the long rehearsal schedule and their hard work and enthusiasm on stage paid off in abundance to the delight of audiences.

The profit of £10,500 raised has gone to the following:

Stonegate Primary School

Labrador Rescue Kent

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Canine Partners

Music for the Memory

Team Domenica

This has brought the total donations since our first production in 2002 to £137,000.


Stonegate Amateur Dramatic Society was formed in 2002 as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.

The idea was to bring together the people of Stonegate at the Village Hall which was built by the men and women of the village over 60 years ago.

SADS has gone from strength to strength starting with two performances of Two and Two Make Sex and now performing eight shows with a public dress rehearsal catering for nearly 1,300 people at each production.

NODA presentation

Susan Bowie (Director), Robin Hare (Musical Director) and John Bush (Lighting) proudly collect the prestigious NODA Accolade of Musical Excellence award from Anne Lawson for our production of “Oliver!” which was performed to packed houses in February 2018 and which raised a staggering £12,500 for local charities.