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Actors & Directors 2016-17 An email will soon be sent out to all who have expressed an interest in the society detailing the plays for 2016-17 and how to express an interest in being involved.  If you would like to know more about...

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Shakespeare in the Park Sells Out! Thanks to all of you who have show your support by obtaining tickets for our next production “ Shakespeare in the Park”.  All tickets have now been allocated and we have our maximum audience for every...

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Actors Workshop News Our next workshop will be on 2nd August, 7.30pm at Oakes Mills West, and will be an introduction to the plays planned for next season.

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Shakespeare in the Park Thursday 7 July 2016 - Sunday 10 July   Greenhead Park, 6.30pm - 9.45pm Tickets: Free but booking required Huddersfield Thespians are marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death with a truly...

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Our Next Production Now Sold Out

We are celebrating the life of Shakespeare with an exciting outdoor production – for the first time in 94 years! From 7-10 July, 6.30pm-9.45pm each evening we will be performing five classic scenes from Shakespeare’s best-loved plays: Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth.

The last time that Huddersfield Thespians performed in Greenhead Park was in 1922 with a production of ‘The Knight of the BurningPestle’.  Thesp poster midsummer2q-page001

How does it work?

  1. Get your free ticket from the Lawrence Batley Theatre, 01484 430528 or www.thelbt.org
  2. Meet at the Conservatory Cafe near the main gates at 6.30pm on 7,8, 9 or 10 July. You will be greeted by the Mistress of Ceremonies and our stewards.
  3. Have a drink. The Conservatory Cafe will be open at the start of the show.
  4. Set off with the Mistress of Ceremonies for a tour of the park and scenes from Shakespeare’s best-loved plays.
  5. Alternatively, get a ticket and drop into the performance at a time that suits you:

The first scene, from Romeo and Juliet will be performed at the bandstand (starting around 6.45pm).From there it is a short walk to the Ramsden Fountain for Twelfth Night (starting around 7.15pm) and then onto the war memorial for Henry V (starting around 7.55pm.) A 20 minute interval follows and the audience will then drop into A Midsummer Night’s Dream (starting around 8.40pm) at the grove of trees near the Italian garden before finishing with Macbeth (at around 9.05pm) by the rose garden.

  1. Enjoy! This is performance as Shakespeare intended: outdoors and for everyone.

Any questions? Contact secretary@huddersfieldthespians.co.uk

Image shows Joe Geddes as Bottom.  Image (c) David Wright