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Step by Step Vision
At Step by Step we passionately believe in supporting local young people who are going through hard times. We take a unique step by step approach, providing accommodation, personal development opportunities, and specialist support services. Our approach helps young people to identify and fulfil their aspirations.
Read Through and Auditions are coming up next week for Hartley Arts Group’s next productions ‘Calendar Girls’ by Tim Firth. We’d love to see new faces so please check out the event details and come along if you’d like to get involved.
Read-through: Thursday 30th June at 8pm Audition 1: Tuesday 5th July 8pm Audition 2: Thursday 7th July 8pm
Technical Date: Sunday 2nd October Show Dates: 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th & 15th October
Characters (9 Females, 4 Men)
Chris, (50s) You want her at your party. Without Chris as her best friend, Annie would be better behaved but have less fun.
Annie (50s) The mischievousness Chris elicits in her prevents her from being a saint. She has enough edge to be interesting, and enough salt not be too sweet.
Together these two are more than the sum of their parts.
Cora (35-45) Raised by strict parents, she rebelled during college only to come home pregnant with her tail between her legs. Too much native resilience to be downtrodden. Deadpan wit. Currently raising her daughter as a single mom and serving as the church organist. Must have some vocal and piano ability.
Jessie (70s) A retired schoolteacher with no filter. She goes on roller coasters and does not hesitate to berate shopkeepers about their improper use of apostrophes.
Celia (35-50) More at home in a department store than a church hall. She is somewhat enamored of Jessie, even though Jessie has very little time for most of the Celia’s of the world. There is a rebelliousness in her that Jessie responds to and that sets Celia apart from the vapid materialism of her peers.
Ruth (40s) Ruth journeys from the false self confidence of the emotionally abused to the genuine confidence of a woman comfortable in her own skin. Marie’s right hand woman. Cheating husband.
Marie (50s) Head of the Knapely chapter of the WI, which is a trophy to her that justifies her entire existence. There is a part of Marie that would love to be on that calendar.
John, Annie’s husband (50s) John is a human sunflower. Not a saint, not a hero. Just the kind of man you’d want in your car when crossing America. When he dies it feels as if someone somewhere has turned a light off.
Rod, Chris’s husband (50s) Runs a flower shop with Chris. He has a deadpan sense of humour that has always made Chris laugh. He and John were good friends, though their relationship was originally channeled through their wives.
Lawrence, (20-30) Hesitant and a bit shy, but not nerdy. Has enough wit to make a joke and enough spirit to turn up at the WI to be their photographer.
Lady Cravenshire (60s) She really doesn’t mean to be so patronizing, but the WI girls seem like they’re from another world. The world of her estate workers.
Elaine (20s) She really doesn’t mean to be so patronizing, but Jessie seems from another world. The world of her grandmother.
Liam (20s) would rather be doing anything but directing photo shoots for washing powders. He’s not so unprofessional as to let it show, but for him this is a job. And not the one he wanted.
HAG AGM – JUBILEE HALL – TUESDAY 28TH JUNE – 8:00 PM Please come along to find out your group’s future plans and catch up with friends while you enjoy a glass of wine and a few nibbles. A big thank you to all those of you that have renewed your membership this year, your subs are a very necessary income stream for HAG, and we are grateful for your continued support.
A reminder – you must be a fully paid-up member of HAG to vote at the AGM.
Opening Week is finally here, with opening night of our next production “Confusions” this Friday.
There are still plenty of time to get your tickets.
There are four interlinked on act plays: Mother Figure, Drinking Companion, Between Mouthfuls and Gosforth’s Fete. Each play deals riotously with human eccentricities; a mother unable to escape from baby talk, an unsuccessful seduction attempt, a fraught dinner encounter and a disastrous fete.
Performances will be on the 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th and 25th of June.
Goodness me June already! I hope you have your tickets for this month’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions. Four plays for the price of oneall on the same night! Show dates June 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th and 25th. Tickets on sale through Ticket Source. See what a challenge we have given our stage crew – 4 plays, four sets or are there? The last set has definitely caused some intriguing discussions. Come along to the Victoria Hall and enjoy an entertaining evening locally.
HAG ROCKS! CHOIR
Summer light evenings are upon us and with everyone in good spirits our singing seems much lighter too. If there are any men reading this we seriously need you at choir. The men are outnumbered by at least 4 to 1 by the ladies. Our existing men do extremely well but I am sure they would appreciate a few more in their group.
June is the month for the HAG AGM – 28th June 8pm in the Jubilee Hall. 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. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.
OUR JUNE PRODUCTION – BOOK NOW! CONFUSIONS – BY ALAN AYCKBOURN. PRODUCTION DATES JUNE 17th, 18th & 23rd, 24th, 25th Tickets are now on sale, and still only £12.50 Book via our website as normal, or just call our box office phone, ( NO FEES!) 07899 998906. We will be performing 4 out of the 5 comedy plays, and a really enjoyable local evening out is guaranteed! The cast have been working so hard on this one, lots of line learning going on, and really deserve your support.
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.
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.