Coming soon... 

Our 2024 Programme includes...

Sunday 30 June -
at 11:00, 15:00 & 19:00
(three performances on the same day)
Sway Drama Club &
Sway Carnival Presents...
We are bringing our new adaptation of Mary Poppins to the New Forest this summer, especially for Sway Carnival.

Featuring characters you know, alongside some new faces as they have adventures in the magical forest. Fun for all the family, each Act is half an hour with an interval between - ideal for all ages.

Adults £10, Under 16's £5 

Tickets now available, click here to book!


Saturday 17 August 2024 -
"Who Killed the Vicar"  
A repeat performance of our popular "who-done-it" production, performed at Sway earlier this year. 

This time we will be performing it at Milford Community Centre ("The Bridge") to enable the detectives of Milford and surrounding areas to see if they can solve who killed the Vicar and why
Details to be announced shortly.

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 November 2024 -
1940's Themed Variety Show
Details to be announced shortly.

Previously we did.....

Friday 19 & Sat 20 April - Murder Mystery
(A Rehearsed Reading)
"Who Killed the Vicar" - A thrilling whodunnit play in a quaint parish.

Get ready to solve the mystery as mayhem and murder unfolds in a picturesque village. A ​play read from scripts, with suspense, drama, and unexpected twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Tickets £10 which includes a welcome drink.
Licenced bar and raffle.

Murder and a Meal! - The Great British Bump Off....
24 & 25 Nov 2023

Murder Mystery By Lesley Gunn,
Directed by John Petroff

We return this November to puzzle your brains, tax your powers of deduction and deliver an all-round tasty evening!


The evening will be a light hearted and fun show performed in several acts where you can fully participate in the entertainment. To help you with your cogitations, between acts you are provided with a delicious light ploughmans supper and cakes. During service you will be able to quiz the characters to get closer to the solution, but mind the red-herrings! There will also be a raffle and a licenced bar.

 

Why not meet up with friends and fill a table while supporting your local drama group while enjoying a great evening's entertainment together... all on your doorstep.

Tickets are now available, click here to book!


A retiring collection will in aid of local charity "SWAG" (Sway Welfare Aid Group), Registered Charity 261220


Book Early and don't forget to follow our Facebook page for updates... 

"Right Royal Quiz" - 29th April - Ploughmans supper and quiz.

Murder and a Meal!

"Dial 01590 for Murder"
18 & 19 November 2022

Murder Mystery By Ivor J King,
Directed by John Petroff

An intriguing who-done-it for you to solve while enjoying a multi-course Ploughman's meal 

 

A Fracking conglomerate, Cracking Fracking,  are planning to drill wells in Sway Village and as these could be a threat to the famous  Sway Treacle Mines there is local uproar. 


A public meeting is held in the Village Hall with the parish council for a presentation by the public relations manager of Cracking Fracking, the smarmy and self important Roland Pratt. 

Then there is an unexplained tragic accident in the village involving very unusual circumstances and this turns out to be murder most foul! The police are baffled. 


There are a good number of suspects and you, the audience have to decide who did the terrible deed. Is it Roland Pratt or a member of the parish council who has met the untimely and horrible end? Is Roland Pratt the victim or a suspect? Are the Treacle Mines really under threat? Is Ivor J King really the authors name?


You must use your little grey cells to come up with the answers. All the clues to solve this ingenious puzzle are in the play. You are helped along by regular updates from Sway Local Radio.

 

This is a light hearted and fun show where you can fully participate in the entertainment. To help you with your cogitations you are provided with a delicious light supper of several courses during which you will be able to quiz the characters to get to the solution. There will also be quizzes, a crossword, a raffle and a bar.

 

Come along to support this local production.
Tickets  £15, to include the supper, are on sale from Winkworths Estate Agents, Sway, or through:  ticketsource.co.uk/sway-drama-club. 

 

The production will also be supporting the excellent local charity New Horizons Equine Assisted Learning.


"Neighbourhood Watch" - 28, 29 & 30 April 2022

Comedy By Alan Ayckbourn, Directed by Sara Yarwood

Brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie live together, leading a quiet, Christine existance in the confines of the Bluebell Hill development. Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden.


The Massies' neighbours congregate in their living room and together they agree to form a neighbourhood watch group to safeguard against further incidents. But after the Massies' beloved garden gnome Monty is thrown through their window, matters swiftly escalate, complicated by Martin's burgeoning romance with Amy, wife of Gareth, who was formerly involved with Luther, husband of Magda.... What begins as a well-intentioned scheme for a safer community ends in violence and acrimony...

 

"Dirty Dusting" - 18, 19 & 20th November 2021

Comedy By Ed Waugh & Trevor Wood, Directed by Laraine Dunleavy

Olive, Elsie and Gladys are three senior citizens topping up their meagre pensions with cleaning work in a large office block. Mocked as “the Jurassic Park Shift”, one Friday they learn that they’re about to be made redundant – to the glee of their manager, vindictive Mummy’s Boy David.

 

While from slightly different classes, the three women have known each other for most of their lives – not least from their time together in the Girl Guides – and are always ready to watch each others’ backs. When they mistakenly receive a call intended for a local sex-chat line, they're inspired to set themselves up as the “Telephone Belles”, in order to “clean up” some cash during their final weekend on the premises.

 

As well as many laughs, this includes a poignant look at the difficulties of getting older as well as sympathetic and funny.

Tickets £12 each, click here to book . Like us on Facebook or come back to this page for more information

Saturday 28th August 2021 from 3pm to 5pm

At Sway Village Hall, Middle Road, Sway, SO41 6BB.

If you are interested in getting involved with future Sway Drama Club productions, either on stage or behind the scenes, we would be delighted to welcome you. There are many different roles you can get involved in, such as lighting, sound, set building, costumes, make-up, scene painting, props, advertising, and of course acting!

No previous experience necessary, just a desire to be part of our friendly team and have fun! Sway Drama Club aims to put on at least two shows a year at Sway Village Hall. These can vary from comedy plays, farce, murder mysteries, pantos etc and we try to donate as much as possible to various charities from our takings. We also hold regular Club Nights and social events.

CHESHIRE CATS – by Gail Young
Directed by Sara Yarwood, 1st, 2nd & 3rd July 2021

Grown women, aching feet and heaving bosoms! Follow the Cheshire Cats team as they speedwalk their way to fundraising success in the London Moonwalk. Hilary, Siobhan, Yvonne, Vicky and Maggie are attempting to walk 13 miles across the capital in record time in their decorated bras and posh new trainers, but the 6th member of the team doesn't seem to meet the physical criteria!
Cheshire Cats is a cross between a girls night out and a real mission to support a cause close to many hearts, with plenty of laughs and a few tears along the way 

"A genuinely funny and even touching ensemble piece" - Edinburgh Fringe review, The Scotsman 

'Cheshire Cats' is a heart-warming, thoughtful, truly comic homage to walkers, marshalls, and organisers of charity walks everywhere. 

Our first performance to be held outside (weather permitting), Sway Drama Club are delighted to invite you to join us for what promises to be an uplifting, enjoyable and thought-provoking evening.

We will be performing the plays on the Stamford Rise green, which is the grass area directly alongside Sway Village Hall. 

Doors open early so bring a picnic, there will be a licenced bar available and some stalls (including strawberries & cream!).  If you wish to sit on the grass bring a picnic blanket and sit up the front or the more relaxed can bring chairs and sit slightly further back for this relaxed evening of outdoor entertainment.

Limited parking at Sway Village Hall car park. The green is wheelchair accessible. 

Tickets limited (due to Covid-19), so book early to avoid disappointment

Our thanks to Sway Parish Council for permitting the use of the public open space for this performance, to Sway Village Hall for their assistance and all the volunteers and cast who are working hard to make this event possible for residents of Sway and beyond to enjoy a long awaited evening out!