October 2022 News Update

This month is our fabulous Calendar Girls Production.  If you are reading this before our final show on 15th October, you might just be lucky enough to grab a seat!  Are they going to need bigger buns? What could be nicer than being entertained on a cold autumnal night, shorten the long winter feeling and come and join us?  Hot drinks and a bar to wet your whistles…….. or are wolf whistles no longer allowed?


Choir has restarted after the summer break; Monday 7.30pm in the Jubilee Hall and it is full steam ahead for the annual Christmas Show. A challenge for Amanda, one of our Musical Directors as she has been on her own keeping the Choir in check – not an easy task (oh we do like to natter and catch up)!  Hoping our other Musical Director Lesley has had a good recovery and is back on her feet.  Maybe we ought to add some dancing to the singing?

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.  contactus@hartleyartsgroup.com

Our statement on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. For over seventy years she has dedicated her life to service for her country and the Commonwealth, and been a figurehead of national unity and stability at a time of enormous change.
She has led at all times with a quiet determination and selfless devotion, and has been all that is the very best in us. While being Monarch she has raised a loving family whom she adored, and they her. As HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh was to her, she has been our nation’s strength and stay.
We join the Royal Family and the nation in their grief and offer the Royal Family our heartfelt condolences.

September 2022 News Update

There comes a day each September when you wake up and know the summer is over and autumn has arrived. The slant of the sun looks different and something is in the air–a coolness, a hint of frost. Now it is September, it also means we are now only a month away from our next production Calendar Girls.  Rehearsals are going well, and the Director, Cast and Crew are all looking forward to putting on a great show for you. It is a very popular show, so early booking will be advisable. If you have not gotten your tickets yet, make sure you get them as soon as you can. Show Dates: 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th October.


Our Hag Rocks! Choir held a very successful musical evening in July, raising money for local charity Step by Step. Our Concert included performances by the Ukulele Band of the Fleet U3A, and our in-house rock band Mid Life Crisis. A great evening was had by all! Next term starts on Sept 5th, when we will be working towards our popular Christmas Show, on Dec 9th and 10th at the Victoria Hall. 

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

Calendar Girls Cast changes

Cast List (in order of appearance)

Cora – Amanda Pennington

Chris – Carolyn Miles

Annie – Helen Lewis

Jessie – Sarah Lee

Celia – Luci Bland

Ruth – Julie Farrow

Marie – Gill Richardson

Brenda Hulse – Paola Burgess

John – Paul Hughes

Rod – Shaun Bates

Lady Cravenshire – Pat Haigh/Erin Christy

Lawrence – Russ Pitcher

Elaine – Zoe Cole

Liam – Gus Staricoff

Director: Erin Christy

Production Manager: Julie Farrow

Show Dates October 7th,8th,13th,14th and 15th. 7.45pm

August 2022 News Update

Well last month was extremely busy for HAG!  Play reading and auditions for our next production Calendar Girls.  You would expect August to be holiday month, but no, it is full steam ahead for our new Director, Cast and Crew. Production dates come around very quickly and October is not so very far off – sorry to make summer speed through. Put these dates in your diary now; 7th, 8th,13th,14th and 15th October, it is a very popular show so early booking will be advisable.


The Choir is on holiday this month resting their vocal cords after a successful Summer Concert. We will be back again in September, but we have sadly had to say farewell to our Musical Director; Charlie Headley, who has decided to be a proper retired gentleman and enjoy more rest and relaxation, and more time with his lovely family. We will miss you Charlie – Mr Blue Sky – THANK YOU! Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.  Stay safe and take care.

Announcement Calendar Girls Cast

Congratulations to everyone

Cast List (in order of appearance)

Cora – Amanda Pennington

Chris – Carolyn Miles

Annie – Helen Lewis

Jessie – Sarah Lee

Celia – Luci Bland

Ruth – Alison Heritage

Marie – Gill Richardson

Brenda Hulse – Paola Burgess

John – Paul Hughes

Rod – Shaun Bates

Lady Cravenshire – Miranda Hughes

Lawrence – Russ Pitcher

Elaine – Julie Farrow

Liam – Gus Staricoff

Director: Erin Christy

Production Manager: Julie Farrow

Show Dates October 7th,8th,13th,14th and 15th. 7.45pm