February 2022 News Update

February already!  This year is going quickly.  Have you bought your tickets for our show this month? 11th,12th, 17th,18th and 19th Feb, if not, please ring our Box Office: 07899 99890 or visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/hag.    Secondary Cause of Death is a fun play, can you guess who the murderer is?  Or is there more than one? There are certainly many bodies! With the lack of a Pantomime come and watch this comedy.  I am sure we could all do with a laugh and the very inept Inspector Pratt is certainly farcical.  We look forward to entertaining you.


Back singing again!  Fab-u-lous!  Singing certainly helps keep our spirits up.  If you are interested in joining us we meet every Monday evening in the Jubilee Hall at 7.30pm – 9.30pm.  A varied repertoire from show tunes, to pop and folk songs.

We are extremely grateful to our membership for supporting us through good and bad times – without shows our funding has declined, as with most groups at the moment, so a BIG THANK YOU to our members.

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

January 2022 News Update

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2022!  It is now full steam ahead with rehearsals for our next production in February;  ‘Secondary Cause of Death’.  The play has been such fun to rehearse, it is full of interesting characters and a very inept Inspector.  Do you remember Thora Hird with her character who always got the wrong words, well Inspector Pratt is similar, and I wonder how many you will spot.  Do you like guessing who is the murderer or is there more than one?  Come and be challenged!


Monday evening 7.30pm – 9.30pm a great start to the week and a boost to the spirits.  Singing is so good for mental health.  January always seems a low energy month after Christmas, so come and recharge your energy batteries.

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

February 2022 Show. “Secondary Cause of Death” Cast List


The Cast

Lady Isadora Pollock – Zoe Cole

Count Puchlik of Puszpzykowo, A polish gent – Richard Clifford

Colonel Charles Craddock (retired) & Cardew Longfellow, a thespian – Kevin Cluett

Captain Henrietta Woolmer-Cardington – Margaret Wales

Cynthia Maple – Gill Richardson

Martha Armstrong, House Keeper – Sue Molyneux

Lilly Tuthill, the cook – Jackie Kennedy

Inspector Pratt – Jason Kewley

Nurse Ann Parsley – Luci Bland

HAG Rock Choir Christmas Show Cancelled

 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.

November News Update

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.

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. 

Next Production, Auditions Invitation

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 19TH 2022

October News Update

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.

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.

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