The Graffham Rustics - Entertaining Audiences Since 1951

Last production.

May 2015

Murder at Checkmate  Manor!     

at The Leconfield Hall, Petworth 

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. have written 10 Farndale plays starting in 1976 with the ladies' version of "Macbeth" for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This murder mystery is the third of the F.A.H.E.T.G. series and premiered in 1980 and the Farndale ladies are known and loved worldwide. For three nights The Graffham Rustics Amateur Dramatic Society (GRADS) become the FAHETG Dramatic Society!

Curtain up  7.30pm

The Leconfield Hall, Petworth

New Venue for 2015

GRADS were at a new venue for their May production. After receiving feedback from some potential audience members about the challenges of access, parking, and convenience of location, The Rustics have decided to do this production at The Leconfield Hall in Petworth. This new venue provides GRADs audiences with raked seating,

 a separate downstairs bar, disabled access direct from the street with lift access to the auditorium, a hearing aid loop induction system as well as plenty of free car parking directly next to the venue. The Rustics will be back in Graffham at The Empire Hall for our November production of 2015, with performances shared between the two venues. Rehearsals for all productions will be located at a variety of venues

The Rustics are always keen to recruit new active members, whether to act on the stage, help with scenery, sound, lighting costume, makeup, publicity, run the bar etc. If you are interested in taking part, please email