Who Killed The Secret Agent

Ah, Moult-Lightly, I’ve been expecting you!’… A 1960’s themed Bond-spoof-murder-mystery that’s guaranteed to leave you both shaken and stirred!

‘Who Killed the Secret Agent?’ contains all the ingredients of James Bond’s early film outings… the glamour, the gadgets and the gaffes. It takes place in 1961 inside the HQ of the British secret service in London. With the Space Race hotting up, both America and Britain are preparing to send their top agents over to Moscow in a bid to infiltrate the Russian’s cosmonaut programme. Enter the darling of the British secret service, Marcus Moult-Lightly! Agent Double O-M-G is daring, charismatic and handsome, yet completely lacking in all tact and modesty. His previous mission has been a shambles and past mistakes hover over him like a ‘Spectre’.

This will be our February play and has now been cast. If you would like to help out in any way please get in touch. contactus@hartleyartsgroup.com


Congratulations to our cast for October’s Celebration of Centenaries

12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th October 2018, Victoria Hall Hartley WIntney

Tickets £16 per person including fish and chip supper.

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ANNIE – Gill Richardson
LIZZY – Sarah Lee
OLIVE – Erin Christy
EDITH – Becky Wilson

SCHMITT – Bill Hansell
ATKINS – James Kingham
RAWLINGS – Jim Goodman
HARGREAVES – Gerry Mills

HORACE – Bill Hansell
ETHEL – Becky Wilson
WINFRED – Sarah Lee
AGATHA – Sue Molyneux
MOLLY – Fliss Crump
Mme CHRISTINE – Erin Christy
MAUDIE – Jacquie Taylor
LIZZIE – Anotonia Demetriadi
LILY – Paola Burgess
GERALD – Brian Drew

We will be rehearsing Tues and Thurs 8-10pm in the Jubilee Hall so please do pop down to see us. If you can help backstage in anyway please contact Helen Lewis or Lesley Parish.

Thank you everyone for your continued support of Hartley Arts Group  and remember, we need you all, in any small way to ensure this production is a successful tribute to important people and events of our past.

Thank you
Helen and Lesley P

Audition Call

Hartley Arts Group are holding auditions for our autumn production – Celebrating Centenaries! A programme of short plays and music celebrating one hundred years since the end of WW1, Women’s Suffrage and other events marking their centenaries. Auditions will be held on 26th and 28th June, 8.00 p.m, Jubilee Hall, Hartley Wintney. Lots of parts for men and women of all ages. See you there!

Auditions – Daisy pulls it off – 20th and 22nd February, Jubilee Hall, 8pm

Please come along to our auditions for the next play Daisy Pulls it Off. The auditions are at 8pm on 20th February at the Jubilee Hall,  Hartley Wintney. We are also holding auditions on the 22nd at 8pm. A super mixture of parts for all. Please express your interest with our director Lesley Nicholls. The show dates are end of May and beginning of June. Be great to see you.

Daisy Meredith, the new girl, is the first scholarship student to attend the Grangewood School for Girls. The privileged students are determined to make Daisy look bad in the eyes of the administration. The administration has its own problems, financial ones. Daisy wins over her chums and saves the school when she cracks a secret code, finds a treasure and saves the life of her chief nemesis all on the same night! A long running success in London’s West End, this inventive spoof of English school girl adventure novels delights its audiences.

Outside Edge


Ticket price of £16 includes ‘cricket tea’ … a  sumptuous spread of sandwiches and cakes. Reasonably priced bar. A great night out!


Roger is having trouble getting a team together for the afternoons fixture against the British Railways Maintenance Division Yeading East but this proves to be the least of anyone’s worries. Bob is having marriage trouble as he is still doing odd jobs for his ex-wife behind his current wife Ginnie’s back. Dennis is also having marital trouble as his wife seems intent on moving house despite the fact they only moved recently. When he finally puts his foot down she sets fire to his new car. Kevin is trying to fight off his over affectionate wife Maggie while at the same time nurse his injured spinning finger and Alex’s new girlfriend ends up shutting herself in the toilets having hysterics. Even Roger’s seemingly perfect marriage to Miriam hits the skids when she discovers he was playing away from home in more ways than one on a trip to Dorking last year. Just when it seems things can’t get any worse for them, it starts to rain.

Outside Edge – Time to bowl us over with your talent!


The most important team selection of the year takes place on Thursday 6th July at 8pm in the Jubilee Hall.

We have a brand new director to HAG and we want him be bowled over by the number of auditionees!

Nothing to prepare – just sign in on arrival. Open to members and non-members.

Put the date in your diary now to ensure you don’t get caught out!

If you can’t audition on the 6th but would like to be considered for a part, please contact me on pm@hartleyartsgroup.me.uk

Even if you do not intend to audition, we need to fill many production roles back stage including set design and construction, props, sound and lighting and front of house. This will be a fun production for cast, crew and audience alike! Make sure your name is on the team list!


Required Characters:

  • Roger: M (40-50s) Team organiser married to Miriam
  • Miriam: F (40-50s) Puts up with Roger’s uncaring attitude. She is the real organiser
  • Kevin: M (30-40s) Team spin bowler friend of Roger, often behaves like a sulking child. Married to Maggie
  • Maggie: F (30-40s) Kevin’s wife who adores him and DIY instead of domestic chores
  • Bob: M (40-50s) Married to Ginnie, but spends a lot of time with his ex-wife
  • Ginnie: (30-40s) Long suffering second wife to Bob
  • Dennis: M (40-50s) Carpet salesman, fancies himself as a ladies man
  • Sharon: (20s) Alex’s girlfriend, shy, feels out of place at the cricket
  • Alex: M (30s) The only unmarried team member and the best batsman. Private education, now a lawyer

Further details of the play, a synopsis and character descriptions are attached.

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