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Shakespeare in the Park: come and join us NOW SOLD OUT!!

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-06-2016


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

Thank you to all who have booked a ticket and we look forward to entertaining you. All performances are now sold out

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


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

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.


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.