As those of you who were at choir will know, last night we did a survey to see how many were prepared to be part of this year’s Christmas show. Sadly, we do not have enough to go ahead with it so it is to be cancelled. Covid has had such a devastating effect on so many people for a long time now, and this is yet another unfortunate consequence that we have to face up to.
Last month was extremely busy I do hope you came to Hi-de-Hi! Our first production since COVID struck. The challenges faced could have been daunting, but HAG are determined to keep entertaining as many people as possible under the current safety guidelines. Now November and it is full steam ahead for our Christmas Show and our February Production.
HAG ROCKS! CHOIR Finally Choir is able to get back together and sing (although a number of us feel our voices have dropped slightly during the Lockdown periods). We are learning new songs for our Christmas Show (sorry not telling you what songs, it will be a surprise for you!) The Show dates are Friday 10th and Saturday 11th December. So please come and join in the Christmas spirit, it is usually a great fun evening. We look forward to seeing you. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.
It’s 1939, and storm clouds are gathering over Europe. Having inherited Bagshot House, Colonel Charles Craddock has converted the property into a hotel for the discerning visitor. Soon Inspector Pratt arrives once again at Bagshot House, bearing grim news for the Colonel. But that’s just the beginning – Who is the strange Polish Count? Is Henrietta really an army captain? And where does the flamboyant thespian Cardew Longfellow fit into the picture? When Joan Maple’s sister Cynthia arrives to stage a murder mystery evening, it’s not long before Pratt’s visit turns into a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher than ever!
Cast of Characters **Spoilers ahead**
Lady Isadora Pollock – Elegant women in her 40’s Count Puchlik of Puszpzykowo – A polish Gentleman who acts as he thinks an upper-class gentleman should. Has a very pronounced Eastern European accent and holds a dark secret Colonel Charles Craddock – Retired army office in his 60’s always dresses in tweed and has a confident but blustering manner Cardew Longfellow (played by the same actor as Colonel Craddock) – with a booming and haughty theatrical voice very luvvie. Captain Henrietta Woolmer-Cardington – a young army captain obviously from a family of breeding but she is rather school girlish and is endearingly stupid or is it just a smoke screen? Cynthia Maple – A middle aged woman and amateur sleuth & busy body with an overbearing, brusque and caustic manner Martha Armstrong – House Keeper, maid and general dogsbody of Bagshot House with a working class accent as work ethic Lilly Tuthill – The cook of Bagshot House who maybe hiding something with a Strong regional accent Inspector Pratt – Inept, clumsy a walking disaster area of a policeman Nurse Ann Parsley – Young, petit and pretty and tends to all the Colonel needs
Production dates:FEB 11TH & 12TH & 17TH, 18TH 19TH2022
October – where did the summer go? Why not revisit summer and come and see our production Hi-de-Hi! A fun filled evening at Maplin’s Holiday Camp. Show dates October 8,9 and 14,15,16th. It will be socially distanced theatre; spaced seating with reduced numbers, a new experience for all of us. We are hoping it is a sell- out! If you have booked, thank you, we look forward to entertaining you! If you didn’t book and have missed out, so sorry, please watch out for our Christmas Show and our 2022 production in February.
HAG ROCKS! CHOIR September brought about the resumption of choir and back to singing again. Now it is all systems go for rehearsing songs ready for our Christmas Show. The festive season is approaching fast.
September and we are fast losing the light in the evenings. However, that is not stopping our cast rehearsing for Hi-de-Hi! Show dates October 8,9 and 14,15,16th. It will be socially distanced theatre; spaced seating with reduced numbers, so please book early. Have you bought your tickets yet, either online, by email or via our mobile number? Details below. We look forward to entertaining you!
HAG ROCKS! CHOIR Sadly our Charity and Remembrance Evening for our dear friend Lesley Parish scheduled for 23rd July could not take place. With rising Covid cases in the area and many of our Choir members being vulnerable, we decided to postpone until we can have the successful evening we had planned and to be able to raise as much money as possible for her charities. Choir will be starting again on 6th of this month. Yay!