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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Young Stars – Spy School

15th July 2017, 3pm, Victoria and Jubilee Halls, Hartley Wintney
Three Rookie Spies arrive at Spy School on their first day of training. For absolutely no good reason at all, one of them spontaneously announces to the assembled Spies, and worse, Head of Spy School, that they are ready to show their worth by completing a mission on their first day. After a brief (and fairly silly) training session they are absolutely totally unprepared to discover the whereabouts of the mysterious ‘Seventh Department’…

AGM and Social Evening

 Our AGM and social evening is taking place on Tuesday, 13th June 2017 at 8pm. As well as the formal bit, which we try and keep as short as possible, the evening represents a time when everyone and anyone associated with HAG can get together and socialise, find out what’s happening and get involved. And even better, there will be free drinks and possibly the odd nibble or two.
Anyone can attend: Members, Associates, Friends, Spouses and Pets. The only minor issue is that you have to be a member to vote.

Without wishing to browbeat anybody, this is your group and the more you participate, the stronger the group will be. We need people to get involved in all aspects of the running of the group. If you would like to be on the committee or stand for office, then please let us know (again you need to join as a member). We’d be delighted have you on board. Also, just about every area of HAG activity needs people to step up and support. This includes not just acting but all the back-stage aspects such as set building, sound and light, costumes, stage management, front of house and the bar. Our group succeeds or fails on the degree to which people are willing to get involved.

So we very much encourage you to put this date in your diary, come along, have a good time and hear about all opportunities HAG has to offer.

The formal bit follows…

The Annual General Meeting of the private charitable company Hartley Arts Group will take place on Tuesday, 13th June 2017 at 8 pm, in the Jubilee Hall, West Green Road, Hartley Wintney. Guidelines on who is eligible to attend this meeting are enclosed with this mailing,

All members are urged to attend. In the event that members are unable to attend they may appoint a proxy under Section 324 of the Companies Act, 2006 and in accordance with Article 19 of the Articles of Association. The Form is attached with this mailing.

The meeting will take Resolutions for changes to the Articles of Association and the Rules. Members can also submit resolutions in writing to the Company Secretary not less than 14 days before the General Meeting. The Company Articles and Rules are also now attached to this email.


1) Apologies for Absence

2) Minutes of the EGM of HAGCo held on 8th March 2017 (Approval)

3) Changes to the Articles of Association of HAGCo (attached).

4) Changes to the Rules for HAG Co.(attached)

5) Directors/Trustees Annual Report for 2016 (Presented by the Chairman, Approval) and a statement of future plans as envisaged by the Directors.

6) Accounts for Year Ending 31 March 2016 (Presented by the Company Secretary to include Report and Independent Examiners’ comments, approval of Accounts)

7) Election of Officers

8) Election of other Directors

9) Election of Independent Examiner

10) Members Subscription Level for year commencing 1 April 2018

It is proposed that the Subscription Level be retained at £35 per member.

11) Any Other Business

David Walton

Company Secretary

Social Evening Play Readings

Wed 19th April 8-10pm, Edward Hall, Hartley Wintney Don’t forget to put this date in your calendar now. We would like to see as many of you as possible. Old friends and new ones too – all welcome. Outside Edge and Northanger Abbey are the 2 plays shortlisted for our October production. Which one will it be?? Come along to help us decide!

Coming?  Click Here!

The Results are in!

Thank you to everyone who voted. It was a very close finish and so we will be reading excerpts from the 2 most popular plays as voted for by you.
OUTSIDE EDGE by Richard Harris and NORTHANGER ABBEY by Jane Austen, adapted by Matthew Francis.

Put the date in your diary now – Wed 19th April 8pm. Edward Hall, Hartley Wintney.
Please come along and help us to decide which one will be our October production. Whether you want to act, direct, design set, paint set, operate sound or lighting, make costumes, collect props, help front of house or stage manage – WE NEED ALL OF YOU.

EVERYONE WELCOME – members and non members alike.
Committee members will be there to answer any questions you have about your membership/ how to join/ how to renew or indeed anything else you can think of! So let’s get together and have some fun!



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