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Shakespeare in the Park

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Featured, News, Productions | Posted on 01-04-2016

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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 exciting outdoor show in Greenhead Park this summer. The audience will be guided by a Mistress of Ceremonies on a short tour to watch famous scenes from five of Shakespeare’s most popular plays – Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry V, and Macbeth. Along the way there will be live music and a host of surprises…

Joe Geddes playing Bottom in Midsummer Nights Dream Photo(c) David Wright Images

Joe Geddes playing Bottom in Midsummer Nights Dream
Photo(c) David Wright Images

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK is bringing together people from all over Kirklees to stage a    production that everyone can enjoy, whether you are a diehard fan or new to Shakespeare’s work. Over 30 local amateur actors – adults and children – are taking part, with an army of skilled volunteers bringing the show to life – a real celebration of community. Each scene is set in a different time period, casting a fresh light on these favourite moments from Shakespeare. You may recognise some of the lines, but the settings – and the choice of some of the actors – may surprise and even challenge you.

“Shakespeare wrote his plays to be performed in the outdoors – at the Globe Theatre in

George Bilenko and Isobel Crossley, who will be playing  Romeo and Julie  Photo(c) David Wright

George Bilenko and Isobel Crossley, who will be playing Romeo and Julie Photo(c) David Wright

London – and in front of anaudience that might have been wandering around, drinking, eating, even calling out suggestions!” comments Lynne Whitaker, co-producer of the project and Secretary of the Huddersfield Thespians.”We are following this spirit of informality and we will be performing whatever the weather. It’s going to be fun!”

Shakespeare in the Park runs from 7-10 July, 6.30pm-9.45pm including a half hour interval. Meet outside the glass cafe at the main entrance.

The shows are free but we ask that you obtain a ticket from the box office at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

Poppy Stahelin who will be playing Olivia in Twelfth Night Phots (c) David Wright Images

Poppy Stahelin who will be playing Olivia in Twelfth Night
Phots (c) David Wright Images

Please contact secretary@huddersfieldthespians.co.uk with any     queries.

Next Actor’s Workshop – Tuesday January 5th

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Featured, News, Uncategorized | Posted on 31-12-2015


All members – old, new or thinking about it – are very welcome to attend our workshops looking at different aspects of stagecraft.  They are usually on the first Tuesday in January, 7.30 at our premises at Oakes Mills West, New Hey Rd Huddersfield.

This summer, we are presenting scenes from Shakespeare in Greenhead Park, and the January workshop will be looking at scenes from Shakespeare in preperation for this.  Please do come along and find out more.

Announcing Huddersfield Thespian’s 96th Season

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Featured, Productions | Posted on 15-03-2015


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Welcome from the President

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Featured | Posted on 14-02-2015


Thanks for visiting the website of the Huddersfield Thespians. We are one of the most established and respected amateur dramatic societies in the region, and we are always looking for new members and new ideas. On this site you will find information about how to get involved whatever your interest – acting, directing, making scenery, publicity, lighting etc. – and also how to support us. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at president@huddersfieldthespians.co.uk if anything is not clear or if you have a question.
Being a Thespian has been a part of my life for many years. My brother introduced me to the society, joking as he left for university that I could be his replacement until he came back. Twenty-eight years later I am still here! During these years I have had many great times and experiences with the group – I even met my husband through the thespians!
While I never wanted to appear on stage, the society offers many other ways to play a part, as you can see from the ‘Get involved’ page. My main commitment to the Thespians has been with the stage staff. I have helped construct and paint many sets and have helped out as Stage Manager and on props. Perhaps my most notable role was when I was a “ pheasant chucker” which involved climbing up high above the stage and dropping a stuffed bird at just the right time to make it appear it had been dropped from the sky!
But perhaps the best thing of all about being in the Thespians has been the friendship, fun and laughter we have enjoyed over the years. Whatever your interest we would love to welcome you along. Why not come to one of our workshops? It’s a great way to meet people and get a taste of what we do.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Best wishes,
Christine Smith