May 2022 News Update

Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions; our plays for June are being rehearsed twice a week and the Group is very busy building sets, collecting props and organising costumes.  So much involved with putting on one play, let alone four AND all on the same night!  HAG will rise to the challenge! Please put the show dates in your diary: June 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th and 25th.   Tickets on sale soon through Ticket Source. Come along to the Victoria Hall and enjoy an entertaining evening locally.  Support your local thespians, they are an endangered species!

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

Last month was a challenge, as with rising numbers of people suffering from the dreaded virus, numbers at choir were seriously depleted.  As I write this a month in advance I am hoping we did finally manage to have our Charity event to honour Lesley Parish and fund raise for her chosen charities.  If we did manage it, I am sure an excellent time would be had by all as HAG certainly knows how to party!  (Past experience of some fantastic evenings).


HAG Membership Fees £35 were due on April 1st – if you haven’t yet paid please do so asap.  Your subscriptions are very important to the Group.  More info on our website. Thank you.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity. 

Cast List.

HAG PRESENTS AN EVENING OF ALAN AYCKBOURN! 4 COMEDY PLAYS  FROM HIS  “ CONFUSIONS” COLLECTION.

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR TALENTED CAST!

MOTHER FIGURE

LUCY – MANDY BIRDSWORTH

ROSEMARY – MARGARET WALES

TERRY – SHAUN BATES

DRINKING COMPANIONS

HARRY – BILL HANSELL

PAULA – HELEN LEWIS

BERNICE – PAOLA BURGESS

WAITER – ALAN BIRDSWORTH

BETWEEN MOUTHFULS

WAITRESS – AMANDA PENNINGTON

PEARCE – GERRY MILLS

MRS PEARCE – SARAH LEE

MARTIN – JAMES KINGHAM

POLLY – ZOE COLE

GOSFORTHS FETE

GOSFORTH – BILL HANSELL

MILLY – HELEN LEWIS

MRS PEARCE – SARAH LEE

VICAR – GERRY MILLS

STEWART  – JAMES KINGHAM

Show dates, 17th,18th 23rd,24th & 25th June 7.45pm

April 2022 News update

April and Spring has sprung and HAG has sprung in to action in readiness for our June Production; Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions.  We will be performing four of the five one act plays that are all interlinked, ending with the well-known farce; Gosforth’s Fete. Please put the show dates in your diary: June 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th and 25th.  All in the Victoria Hall – who needs to go to the West End for their entertainment? We always run a bar and teas and coffees are available too.  Why not gather a group of friends and enjoy a good laugh together? Tickets on sale soon through Ticket Source.

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

Saturday 9th April we will finally be singing at our Charity Evening in memory of our sorely missed founder HAG Member Mrs Lesley Parish.  We are learning new songs and reprising some of our old favourites for this event and again for our summer concert in July.

Reminder this week. Auditions!!!!!

REMINDER!  
AUDITIONS FOR AYCKBOURN’S “CONFUSIONS” 

TUES 15TH & THURS 17TH  MARCH – JUBILEE HALL –  8pm  
There are 4 short comedy plays to audition for, so you can try for a part in all 4 if you wish, or as many or few as you like!
 
Rehearsing on Tuesdays
Mother Figure   – directed by Alan       2F 1M
Drinking Companions – directed by Julie  2F 2M
 
Rehearsing on Thursdays
Between Mouthfuls – directed by Gill   2F  2M  1 M or F
Gosforth’s Fete – directed by Doris.  2F   3M
 
All 4 plays will be auditioned on both nights, and at 8pm there’s a chance to read through a short synopsis of the plays and  the audition pieces. So please come along and support this production, HAG needs to continue moving forward!

If you would like to audition and can’t make either night please get in touch.
Email:
contactus@hartleyartsgroup.me.uk
 
 
 
                 

February 2022 News Update

February already!  This year is going quickly.  Have you bought your tickets for our show this month? 11th,12th, 17th,18th and 19th Feb, if not, please ring our Box Office: 07899 99890 or visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/hag.    Secondary Cause of Death is a fun play, can you guess who the murderer is?  Or is there more than one? There are certainly many bodies! With the lack of a Pantomime come and watch this comedy.  I am sure we could all do with a laugh and the very inept Inspector Pratt is certainly farcical.  We look forward to entertaining you.

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

Back singing again!  Fab-u-lous!  Singing certainly helps keep our spirits up.  If you are interested in joining us we meet every Monday evening in the Jubilee Hall at 7.30pm – 9.30pm.  A varied repertoire from show tunes, to pop and folk songs.

We are extremely grateful to our membership for supporting us through good and bad times – without shows our funding has declined, as with most groups at the moment, so a BIG THANK YOU to our members.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.  Stay safe and take care. contactus@hartleyartsgroup.com