Headley Theatre Club — Newsletter for November 2019

The main message this month is: 'Come and support the Club' even if you are not involved in the current production.

For various reasons, we've not taken in as much money this year as usual, and if we want to avoid reintroducing membership fees we must do something about it.
One thing all members can do is to make sure we get packed audiences at the Pantomime. It will be a good show, and it deserves your support by encouraging friends, relatives, neighbours – think constructively – to come and see the show. The performances are on 10, 11 & 17, 18 January 2020 and tickets are already available.

Afternoon Quiz
The second thing you can do is to advertise the Quiz which we are putting on in the Village Hall starting at 2pm on Sunday 15th December.
We hope that the early start time will encourage some of the more senior citizens of the village to join in – but they may need your encouragement. We will be serving mince pies and mulled wine as part of the £7 entry and tickets will be available from the usual outlets – Jo and Dil are organising the event which will have a nod to Christmas.
We are promising it will end in time for people to go to the Candlelit Carol Service in the Parish Church which starts at 5pm (particularly as Dil is singing in the choir!) Perhaps we can promote it as a double event!

Snow White 2020
Preparations for the panto are going well and, despite the odd election getting in the way of our planned rehearsal schedule, we are confident it will be 'alright on the night'. Now, as we said above, it just needs your support to make sure it's a commercial success as well as an artistic one.

We have booked (and pay for) the Hall from 6.30pm on Tuesdays, even though rehearsals typically don't begin until 7.45pm. This was done in anticipation of giving the Youth Section of the Club a time and a space of their own to use. But so far this hasn't come about. Therefore, until January we plan to use this time to sort out the scenery, paint and props under and around the stage to give us a clearer idea of what we have and what we need. If you have some spare time your help would be welcome.

Future productions
We have put up on the website a list of likely productions for 2020 as follows:—
Fri 28 Feb – Green Room – organised by Dil & Jo
April 24/25 – a Murder Mystery directed by Rachel
July 17/18 – an Old Time Music Hall directed by Dil & Jo
Oct 9/10 & 16/17 – an Autumn play – to be arranged
As ever, if you have a different thought about what we can do, let us know. We are open to new ideas.

Christmas Concert
A number of our members are involved in the Christmas Concert on Saturday 14th December at the Village Hall. Dil is organising this village-wide event in support of the fete.
If you'd like to take part, it's not too late to join in - please contact Dil on 01428 712892.

For further information on what we're planning to do in the future, see our website.