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) 
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.

February 2023 News Update

FEBRUARY already!  We were praying that the license for the Vicar of Dibley would be granted and thankfully it has been. So full steam ahead now.  The readthrough will take place in the Jubilee Hall on Tuesday 7th February at 8pm and auditions the following week on Tues/Thurs, 14th and 16th February, same time, same place.
This is always an exciting time at the start of a new production.  Not only will the actors be agreed, but the whole crew needs to be organised to support the production.  If you fancy assisting in anyway, then please contact us (details below) or pop along on 7th Feb and meet some of our members.  This month is very busy as there is a post-Valentine party being organised for current members, HAG certainly know how to party!

The Choir are already back in full voice.  Practising for the next Charity event scheduled for June.  At one point we had nearly 80 choir members, quite a feat to get everyone on the stage! Performing isn’t compulsory, but we do try to encourage it – after all, why put all the effort in and not show off what you can do?  There is safety in numbers if you are shy.

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

Breaking News. NODA Award Announcement.

Hartley Arts Group have received the fantastic news that ‘Calendar Girls’ have been awarded the 2022 Accolade of Excellence for Drama, by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association. Congratulations to all in involved in this production. The award is to be presented to Hartley Arts Group representatives on 11th June 2023 at the NODA Celebration Day in Guildford.

January 2023 News Update

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2023!  Goodness how the years fly by.  Our next production The Vicar of Dibley will be in May, but auditions and the start of rehearsals are imminent.  So if you would like to be notified of the audition dates, and are not already on our mailing list for Members/Associate Members (Free), please contact the Group directly as soon as possible on our email address below. Enjoy 2023 in whatever way you can and hopefully we will see you being entertained by us or with us on stage/back stage/Front of House. Let 2023 be a busy year.

After a very successful Christmas Show the choir will be buoyed up and raring to go!  We meet Monday evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Jubilee Hall.  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 I suspect the Choir cannot wait to sing again. I wonder what the repertoire will be this year. Funny how one song can be a challenge to begin with, but end up being one of our favourites.  Rock On 2023! Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.  Stay safe and take care.

Seasonal Greetings

Dear Hartley Wintney Arts Group Audience, Members and Supporters.

The HAG Committee wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Healthy, Happy, Peaceful New Year.

Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2023.

2023 Show dates will be available soon.

December News Update

Merry Christmas to one and all.  If you are reading this before 9th December then you may still be able to get a ticket for our current event. Full details below as the Choir is leading this.  We have had a very successful year with some super productions, culminating in the wonderful Calendar Girls.  Congratulations to all performers and crew!  Roll on 2023 – we have plans afoot! Watch this space.


Our very successful annual Christmas Show is on 9th and 10th December. This year the Choir are joined by musicians and a few of our HAG members to entertain you and is a wonderful way to set off the festivities.  I am sure by the end of the evening you will be singing along, possibly helped by wine from the bar.  Or, maybe a cup of tea or coffee to ‘wet your whistle’.  HAG members will be playing their parts as bar staff or Front of House Staff, so if you would like to join our Group or Choir please talk to them.  Book your tickets on our website or ring our Box Office: 07899 998906.

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