Panto Can Be Murder!

Read through’/ auditions for our February Murder Mystery play “Panto Can Be Murder” will take place on Weds 12th & 19th September.
8.30 Edward Hall, Victoria Halls,
Hartley Wintney
This murder mystery farce is going to be a lot of fun, so please come and join in.


This year Hartley Arts Group (HAG) is making 3 simple changes to the membership process to allow EVERYONE to join in the fun.

  1. We are making membership accessible to EVERYONE by introducing Associate Membership with no up front membership fees.
  2. We are encouraging EVERYONE that participates in any HAG activity to become a member.  So, if you attend HAG Rocks!, HAG Young Stars or HAG (including any support activity such as front of house, costume making or set building etc), then we invite you to join as either a Full Member or an Associate Member.
  3. We have introduced online sign-up which is very quick and easy.  Just click on the link below to join NOW:


Being a member of HAG has many benefits:

  • It keeps you up to date with all HAG activities (HAG Rocks, HAG Young Stars and HAG).
  • Your own member’s login allows you to keep your membership and personal information up to date and to contact other members.
  • The Welcome Pack you receive will give you an overview of all the activities that take place (there are lots of them!).
  • It allows HAG to better protect everyone engaged in HAG activities.
  • It allows HAG to keep your personal data safe and secure.

Join in the fun for free – CLICK HERE NOW


Well, lookee here…

First rehearsal for our next production, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, began with a round-table read through of the script. The cast assembled for this production are (clockwise from top left): Annelle (Julie MacDonald), Claire (Margot Konitzer), Truvy (Helen Lewis), Ouiser (Gill Richardson), Shelby (Cat Brazier) and (not shown) M’Lynn (Jo Long). Tickets are available now:

Steel Magnolias

In May we proudly present the comedy-drama by Robert Harling, STEEL MAGNOLIAS.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a very funny, often touching and ultimately heart-breaking story about six women who assemble on a weekly basis to primp themselves up, dine on the latest gossip and talk about the men in their lives.

Truvy, a feisty, electric personality owns a beauty shop in Louisiana. It’s from here that the daily comedies and tragedies of her clients is played out. Shelby is a diabetic and getting married to a rich southern hunk of a lawyer. Her mother M’Lynn is bossy, but caring. M’Lynn’s friends include a cast of colourful and dynamic southern women of a multitude of ages and views. Through the views of these different women we see love, apathy, pain, loss, secrecy and a desperate attempt at living a life of happiness. Dreams built and burnt, the power of hope, the love between a mother and her child and the bond that can be so unbreakable between true friends. Their strengths will be sorely tried, their wit often stretched thin and their hearts broken.

A play for all times but especially relevant these days when we live in an era when “nasty woman” is a political rallying cry. The bond between women in Harling’s play is never better.

May 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:45pm at The Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney.

Tickets are £16 and include a fish & chips meal. Licensed bar.

Keith Robertson


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend Keith Robertson.

Keith was an enthusiastic supporter of Hartley Arts Group and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help the running of the society. If you have seen any of Hartley Arts Group’s productions over the years you will have seen Keith either acting or singing, and most frequently – both. He will be greatly missed by us all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Carole and her family at this time.

Please find below the details of Keith Robertson’s service:

Funeral Service at 2:00pm on Thursday January 5th at Basingstoke Crematorium, Stockbridge Road, North Waltham RG25 2BA, and afterwards in Hartley Wintney (venue TBC).

The family asks that no black funeral wear be worn (as you know, Keith was a colourful character!) and no flowers please. In lieu of flowers, and only if you wish, donations to Saint Michael’s Hospice, Basingstoke are welcome. These can be arranged through Holmes & Family:

If you wish to attend the gathering in Hartley Wintney that day, please contact to let her know you’re coming so she can manage numbers.