The Cissbury Players are looking to the future with renewed confidence after a successful recruitment evening late last year.
For a while the company seemed to be facing their final curtain.
But it may well prove that the recruitment evening will have pulled them back from the brink.
Dwindling numbers of performers have meant difficult times, but spokesman Dave Holden is now cautiously optimistic.
Dave said: “The recruitment evening was a success, with a lot of interest shown by the attendees.
“If the interest results in an influx of new members for the next production, we think we will have enough members to continue.
“That being said, we would still be very interested to hear from anyone else, who didn’t get to the recruitment evening, but would like to be involved.
“We are also seeking to encourage more active participation from the existing membership.”
Anyone keen to help ensure the group’s future should get in touch via www.cissburyplayers.net or look for Cissbury Players on Facebook.