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Do you have what it takes to be a History Boy? Or know... Huddersfield Thespians is looking to cast the part of Akhtar in Alan Bennett’s fantastic play “The History Boys” which will be performed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield this October! The...

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Latest Actor's Workshop This month's Actors Workshop takes place TOMORROW night (3 July) at 7.30pm. We will be looking at "Tons of Money" - an Aldwych farce updated for modern audiences, and our play for June 2019. So, if you...

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Casting Call The Casting Committee of Huddersfield Thespians is looking to cast two roles, one in each of its first two plays, to be on stage this autumn! The roles are for actors who can play someone of British...

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Open Auditions for next season's plays HUDDERSFIELD THESPIANS are holding OPEN AUDITIONS for ANY interested actors (current, past or future members!) for our first two productions of our 99th Season. The auditions are for: THE...

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Forthcoming workshops and forum

Posted by Thespians | Posted in News | Posted on 05-01-2016

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Actors workshops

Workshops are open to all. (including non members, with no obligation to sign up) They take place on the 1st Tuesday of every month at Oakes Mill West (find this on our “Contact Us” page).

The next workshop will be 2nd August

Thespians Members Forums

All are welcome to come to our friendly forum and find out about forthcoming productions, discuss plays, meet other members and find out how to get involved.  Free drinks and nibbles provided!!

Next Forum is 24th February 7.30pm

Shakespeare in the Park – actors and directors wanted

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Auditions, News, Productions | Posted on 05-01-2016

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We are delighted to announce that we will be holding three promenade performances of scenes from Shakespeare in Greenhead Park in July 2016. The dates are to be finalised but are provisionally set for 7, 8 and 9 July. Watch this space for updates!
Shakespeare in the Park will comprise a scene or section from five of Shakespeare’s plays – Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry V, and Macbeth. Each will take place at a different location within the park and will last for 20-30 minutes. There will be an interval, and along the way there will bindexe all sorts of other entertainment, including music, singing, and much more!
We are now looking for directors for this exciting new adventure for the Huddersfield Thespians, which will commemorate 400 years since Shakespeare’s death. Directors will be responsible for all aspects of their scenes, working with our wardrobe, casting, staging, lighting and sound teams. Expressions of interest – for one scene or more – should be sent Lynne Whitaker, lynne.whitaker@talktalk.net by 15 January. Please do contact Lynne if you have any questions. We will hold interviews in the week of 18 January.
We are also looking for expressions of interest from actors for the following parts;
Romeo & Juliet: Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Capulet, Nurse, Benvolio and Mercutio.
Midsummer Night’s Dream: Quince, Bottom, Snout, Starveling, Flute, Snug, Titania, Oberon, Puck, Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed (these last four parts are likely to be played by children.)
Macbeth: Witch one, witch two, witch three, Hecate, and Macbeth.
Henry V: Henry.
Twelfth Night: Malvolio, Olivia, Toby Belch, Andrew Aguecheek, Maria.

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As most parts are relatively short, please feel free to express an interest in different roles. Again, please email Lynne if you are interested – lynne.whitaker@talktalk.net– by 18 January. Auditions will be held once directors have been found, towards the end of January.
Join us to celebrate the life of the world’s greatest playwright and to reprise open air theatre in Huddersfield – our last production in Greenhead Park was in 1922!

Next Actor’s Workshop – Tuesday January 5th

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

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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.

Hard-hitting drama from Sandi Toksvig is next for Thespians

Posted by Thespians | Posted in News, Productions | Posted on 06-03-2014

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‘Bully Boy’ by Sandi Toksvig is the next production from the Huddersfield Thespians, running in the Lawrence Batley’s Syngenta Cellar from 11-15 March.

This highly contemporary drama focuses on two characters, an Army Major and a young soldier, both of whom are damaged by warfare. They seem very different people. But as the play progresses, they discover more about each other…and about themselves.

Bully Boy Huddersfield Thespians

Bully Boy