Headley Theatre Club
Established 1952
Tel: 01428 712892
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based at Headley , near Bordon, Hampshire

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The Club was founded in 1952, building on the success of a pageant held to celebrate the Festival of Britain the previous year. It was felt that an organisation should be formed in the Village to encourage such enthusiasm and talent on a more permanent basis. And so it has remained.

Come and Join us!

As an active village drama group, we thrive only so long as we continue to attract both members and audiences.
Our policy is to welcome all comers, and put them to work as soon as possible. Whatever your talent, we can probably use it. See Contacts.

WARNING! Even those who join us "just to make the tea" usually end up on the stage anyway!

Benefits of Membership

Varied Drama Schedule

Typically the Club puts on a pantomime, a 3-act play and a musical event each year. Often we do far more than this. To some extent our schedule depends on the talents and availability of our members.

Youth & Junior sections too!

As a village organisation, we take seriously our responsibilities for giving the youth of the village something worthwhile to do with their leisure time. As well as being involved in the annual pantomime and the summer events, the Junior (6-11) and Youth (12-18) sections also put on their own shows from time to time.

Opportunities to Try Your Hand At . . .

Acting, of course, but also lighting, stage management, costumes, art work, publicity – you have an idea, and we'll consider it.

Social Events

From treasure hunts to barbecues to theatre visits, the Club organises a full social calendar for its members through the year.


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Headley Theatre Club

Forthcoming Programme & News . . .

Thursday evenings (except 3rd Thurs of the month in Sept to March) : 6.45 to 7.45pm - sessions for Juniors organised by Tina during school term time.

2018

Now in rehearsal for Jobsworth - see rehearsal schedule

Oct 5/6 - Jobsworth (three episodes about the life of a Village Hall caretaker!) - 'Drain Damage', 'Allo Beenfor' and 'Round the Bard' - tickets

Thu 11 Oct: 8pm - Read-through of Toad of Toad Hall

Sun 14 Oct: 10am - HTC Work Day at the hall

Tue 16 Oct: 8pm - Auditions for Toad of Toad Hall

Fri 26 Oct: 8pm - Board Games Evening in the Village Hall (for Village Hall funds) - tickets

2019

Jan 11/12 & 18/19 - Toad of Toad Hall (directed by Pru Harrold; co-director Jo Smith)

Proposals:—

Apr 26/27 - Beyond a Joke - a comedy (directed by Jill Turner)

July - 'Allo 'Allo themed supper evening (organised by Nick Webb)

October - Trivial Pursuits - a comedy (directed by Ellie Pope)


Contacts within Headley Theatre Club


Committee Information

Committee meetings normally first Monday of the month

Next Committee meeting: Mon 1 October 2018 - 8.30pm


Info supplied by HTC members past and present


Links to local and national Dramatic groups

Our 'twin' organisation in Corné – Les Bouillards de Corné

For links to many other groups nationally, try Amdram - the amateur theatre network

See how they do pantomime in New York City!

At the 'west weald edge' where Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex meet, your local Am Dram groups are:–

Among local professional theatres are:–


SCRIPTS:

Make a change from the run-of-the-mill For your pantomime scripts have a look at John Owen Smith's site


Headley Theatre Club
Established 1952
Tel: 01428 712892
E-mail

Headley Theatre Club logo (1K)

COMING NEXT

For your future entertainment …

Three episodes about the life of a Village Hall caretaker (not ours!)
written by Jo Smith.

Reserve your tickets on-line here

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The theme of the Jobsworth episodes revolves around the life of a caretaker at the Assembly Rooms in the small town of Binford, and the diverse characters and situations which he comes into contact with in the course of doing his job. We are performing three episodes:—

Drain Damage: The time is early summer, and all the local societies in Binford are busy preparing for their various summer shows. Naturally they only know about their own activities, the needs of others being entirely superfluous. Unfortunately there seems to have been a double booking and, to make matters worse, the drains to the loos are blocked.

'Allo Beenfor': The town council has decided to twin Binford with a French town of supposedly similar characteristics, and a grand ceremony is planned to welcome the first visitors and dignitaries in the Assembly Rooms. But harmony is disrupted when the French mayor's formidable personal assistant thinks Fred Nesbitt is her long-lost British father.

Round the Bard: As part of the local Arts Festival the town council has commissioned a professional director to get local amateurs performing Shakespeare "in the round" on the floor of main hall. Alarm bells start to ring when she orders four tons of paving slabs to be brought in.

A real event in 1984 was the inspiration for the last of these sketches. Members of Headley Theatre Club had volunteered to perfom Stage Management duties for the Alton Arts Festival's production of "Twelfth Night" in the Assembly Rooms. It was to be performed 'in the round' and directed by a professional director – and she did ask for 4 tons of paving slabs to cover the floor. We imagine the reaction of the caretaker!


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