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Shakespeare in the Park a success for Huddersfield Thespians

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Featured, Photos, Productions | Posted on 22-07-2016


Huddersfield Thespians’ Shakespeare in the Park was a great success despite some inclement weather!

Hannah Head as Macbeth

Hannah Head as Macbeth

Around 500 people attended over the four evenings, the co-producer, Lynne Whittaker and Twelfth Night actor Tania Smith were interviewed on BBC Leeds, and we received great feedback from a very enthusiastic audience and on social media.

George Bilenko and Isobel Crossley, will playing Romeo and Juliet

George Bilenko and Isobel Crossley, playing Romeo and Juliet

If you enjoyed Shakespeare in the Park, our next production A Passionate Woman by Kay Mellor is on 18-22 October and is booking now at the LBT Box Office  – click here

You can keep up with Thespians’ news and productions by following us on Facebook,  @HuddersfieldThespians, on Twitter @HuddsThesps,

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Great Review of The 39 Steps

Posted by Thespians | Posted in News, Productions, Reviews, Uncategorized | Posted on 09-06-2016


Thank you Christine Jane Parkes for this review of The 39 Steps on the NorthWestend website.

“The entire company of Huddersfield Thespians have clearly worked extremely hard on this challenging and complicated production, and they certainly achieved the primary aim of this turbulent narrative, and that was to simply make us laugh.”


Don’t miss out – book your tickets now at www.thelbt.org/39-steps or on 01484 430528

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.

Be part of Shakespeare in the Park this summer – UPDATE

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Productions, Uncategorized | Posted on 04-03-2016


Be part of our big summer production!

The Huddersfield Thespians are looking for a team of energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help us to stage our promenade ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ production in Greenhead Park, 7-10 July.

You will help us to guide the audience round the park, liaise between plays, help directors and actors, sell programmes, assist with costumes and props and generally be the backbone of the production team. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

No previous experience is necessary and all training will be given. You need to be available from 18.00-22.00 on 7-10 July, plus two or three evenings/weekend days for training. Interested? Please get in touch with lynne.whitaker@talktalk.net

Our next actor’s workshop on 5th April 7-30pm will be a session for those interested who want to find out more about what is involved , and meet the rest of the team.  Hope to see you there.