July 2023 News Update

After our latest production of The Vicar of Dibley being such as success, we now look forward to our October production of DRACULA. The World’s most famous vampire brought to the stage. Get the show dates in your diary: October 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th and 21st. Tickets will be on sale later in the summer through Ticket Source, so keep an eye out, and make sure you come to support your local vampire hunters. There’s a lot at Stake!

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

Our annual HAG Summer Charity event was in June, and we wanted to thank all of you that came along to support us, making it another successful event. This year, we were raising funds for Accessible Boating, which allows people with mobility issues to enjoy narrow boat cruises on the Basingstoke Canal. The final total raised will be announced soon.


Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.  Stay safe and take care. contactus@hartleyartsgroup.com
Ticket bookings:  www.ticketsource.co.uk/hag

Telephone: 07899 998906 or
Email: boxoffice@hartleyartsgroup.com

Dracula Cast List

Congratulations to all the following Cast for Dracula.

Rehearsals start Thursday 15th June 8pm Jubilee Hall.

Count Dracula:               Lily O’Sullivan

Jonathan Harker:            Jamie Pouw

Lucy Westenra:              Amy Spiller-Davey

Arthur Holmwood:           Michael Wells

Mina Harker:                  Helen Robson

Dr John Seward:             Giles Webb

Professor Van Helsing:   Carolyn Miles

Renfield:                        Helen Lewis

Voice 1/Vampire:            Alex Godbey

Voice 2/Sailor/Agent       Angie Adkins

Voice 3/Mrs Bloxham:     Jackie Kennedy

Voice 4/Maid:                 Paola Burgess

Performances 7.45pm

13-14 October.

19-20-21st October.

June 2023 News Update

Goodness me June already!  We had a fabulous production of the Vicar of Dibley last month, but sadly some of our followers didn’t manage to get tickets as we sold out most nights very quickly! Our next production is in October; Dracula.  If you would like to be notified when tickets go on sale, please email us and we will put you on our mailing list. Read through is 1st June, auditions on Tuesday 6th  June and Thursday 8th June, in the Jubilee Hall at 8pm. HAG will also be at their stall on the Green for the Hartley Wintney Festival on 10th June. This is a busy month as we have our HAG AGM on Tuesday 13th June, please come along to the Jubilee Hall at 8pm and meet the Group and have a glass of wine, or two.  New members welcome.

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

Summer light evenings are upon us and with everyone in good spirits our singing seems much lighter too.  You may have seen a few of our Choir singing in the Vicar of Dibley production. Now working hard towards our Summer Charity Concert on Saturday 24th June in the Victoria Hall. Full details on our website and tickets will be on sale soon.

 
HAG Membership Fees still only £35, if you haven’t yet renewed please make sure you do before the AGM as you cannot vote if not a fully paid up member. Your subscriptions are very important to the Group.  More info on our website. Thank you.

April 2023 New Update

April is here and The Vicar of Dibley rehearsals are going extremely well. We have some new actors joining our Group and some familiar faces too. Props and costumes and the set creation crews are all beavering away. So much is involved behind the scenes and we endeavour to be as professional as possible in every aspect.  Tickets are on sale now, no no no …..YES!  So if you haven’t already booked please do so as soon as possible. Our previous award winning production was a sell-out; we would hate you to be disappointed and miss out! Show dates are: 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27th May. Booking details below.

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

A wonderful time at the Forget-me-not Café at St. John’s Church in March was enjoyed by both the attendees and the Choir.  The focus is now on rehearsing for the annual HAG Summer Charity event on June 24th.  Decisions will have to be made by our wonderful choir directors, to what songs to include as the Choir’s repertoire is now extensive, but I suspect a few old favourites will be on the list too.  Singing is good for the soul and as choir members will tell you the Monday night session kick starts the week perfectly.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.  Stay safe and take care. contactus@hartleyartsgroup.com
Ticket booking:  www.ticketsource.co.uk/hag 

Box Office 07899 998906

No, no, no….yes – Booking now open for The Vicar of Dibley!

TAKE YOUR PEW!

This classic, iconic show is coming to Hartley Wintney in May!

As a multi award winning amateur drama group, we are excited to announce:

BOOKING IS NOW OPEN FOR HARTLEY ARTS GROUP’S NEXT SHOW –

THE VICAR OF DIBLEY

www.ticketsource.co.uk/hag

Box Office: 07899 998906 (no booking fees)

Email: boxoffice@hartleyartsgroup.com

Tickets are £15 with performances on 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 May at The Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney.

We are pleased to tell you that the performance licence fees for this show go to Comic Relief.

Please do follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to find out about upcoming shows, auditions and to take a peek behind the scenes!

Don’t miss out on this fabulously funny show – BOOK NOW!

See you in Dibley!

March 2023 News Update

March winds doth blow – hopefully not!  There is a great deal in the wind at HAG though.  The Vicar of Dibley is now full steam ahead and we need to keep our high standards going.  We have received the fantastic news that Calendar Girls, our last production, has been awarded the 2022 Accolade of Excellence for Drama, by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA).  Congratulations to all involved.  The award is to be presented to HAG representatives in June 2023.  Looking forward to May when we will be entertaining our audiences again in the Victoria Hall.

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR

The Choir are now practising for a regular event; to sing to the lovely people who attend the Forget-me-not Café at St. John’s Church.  This will be on Tuesday 28th March and will be a great fun afternoon.  Choir Director Lesley says she doesn’t know who enjoys the occasion more, the Choir or the guests. After that they will be focused on rehearsing for the annual HAG Summer Charity event on June 24th when we will be hoping to raise the usual £1,000 or more hopefully, for a local charity which will usually be nominated by a Choir member. 

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

NEWSFLASH!! Finalists in the Poster & Programme Competition for 2022 NODA Nominations

News from NODA: Following many hours of pouring through the programmes & posters and marking according to the provided mark scheme the sub committee is very pleased to announce the following finalists. 

The winners and those that are highly commended will be announced at the Celebration Day on Sunday 11th June at the Electric Theatre in Guildford.

Here are the names of the finalists in each of the categories for the Poster & Programme Competition. 

Congratulations to Alan and Frank for the Secondary Cause of Death programme design and content, and reaching the finals. Good luck for Sunday 11th June.

Finalists for the Peacock Class Programme (>20 pages)
Benchmark Musical TheatreYoung Frankenstein
GTG GodalmingDick Whittington
Haslemere PlayersKipps
Finalists for the Perkins Class Programme (16-20pages) 
BLODSElf 
CODYThe Addams Family
Opera South EastThe Mikado
Finalists for the Barnes Class Programme (< 16 pages) 
Guildburys Theatre CompanyFlint Street Nativity
Hartley Arts GroupSecondary Cause of Death
The NomadsMacbeth
Finalists for the Thomas-Leng Poster Competition 
Ashford TheatreDick Whittington
GDS GillinghamPriscilla Queen of Desert
Sway Drama ClubNeighbourhood Watch

Vicar of Dibley Cast List

Congratulations to the following members in the cast for our next production in May

Geraldine – Emma Walker

Alice – Helen Robson

Hugo – Paul Hughes

David – Giles Webb

Owen – Will Nash

Jim – Bill Hansell

Frank – Gerry Mills

Mrs Cropley – Gill Richardson

Show Dates May 19th,20th,25th,26th,27th. Victoria Hall

Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday, start 8-10pm from 21st February and 2nd March Sunday’s nearer the time.