Headley Theatre Club — Newsletter October 2021

There We Were Again!

Our first live production since Jan 2020, "Here We Are Again" was a great success, and thank you to all who contributed. We shot a video of the Saturday performance (thanks Steve & Xander) and we'll put it on our YouTube channel for all to see – check our 'links' page on the website. We made a profit of over £600, which was sorely needed after so many months of inactivity.

Hail Halloween!

At the suggestion of Maggie, we're running a Club evening in the Village Hall on Halloween night (Sunday 31 October) for members and friends. The cost will be £10 per person which includes supper and a cocktail – bring your own drink. We'll run it along the lines of a 'Green Room', making our own entertainment, so come with a turn if you have one – and preferably let a committee member know in advance what you'll do, so we can organise the outline of a programme. The evening will start at 7pm, so not too late for those who have to work the next day. Pay on the door.

Christmas Fair, Sat 27 November

We'll have a stall at this year's Christmas Fair (9.30am-1pm in the Village Hall) where we'll run our 'bottle game' which was a successful fund-raiser for us at "Here's Headley".

Christmas Concert, Fri/Sat 10/11 December

Dil will be organising the usual Christmas concert for the village, but running for two evenings instead of just one this year – half the proceeds to go towards next year's Fete and half to us. She will be looking for acts to add to the programme, so be warned!

Sleeping Beauty - the panto with an interval of 100 years!

By the time you read this we'll be starting rehearsals for the January pantomime – this year it's a re-run Jo's script of "Sleeping Beauty" (last performed in 2008). He and Dil will be directing. Rehearsals will be on most Tuesday and Thursday evenings (see schedule on website for details) and the show goes up on 14/15 & 21/22 January 2022. Tickets will be priced at £8 (children £5) with discounts for families and groups.

Further productions in 2022

As we reported last month, the committee has decided on some other productions to run during 2022 – see website for up-to-date details. In particular, we plan to tour "Flora's Peverel" in July, and Jo is already checking on suitable locations.

Meanwhile, stay safe – and we hope to see you at rehearsals, or at the next show!