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Audition - Men of the World **UPDATE*** ADDITIONAL DATE ***UPDATE*** MEN OF THE WORLD by John Godber New Audition Date: Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 7.30pm at Oakes Mills West Rehearsals start: 10 December 2018 (break for Christmas...

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Open Audition MEN OF THE WORLD by John Godber Audition Date: Monday 22 October 2018 at 7.30pm at Oakes Mills West Rehearsals start: mid-December 2018 Play runs: 12-16 February 2019 Preparing for a mystery trip...

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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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Previous Productions

Huddersfield Thespians’ 94th Season

 

Below are the shows we produced for our 94th Season (2013-14).

All plays were performed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen’s Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP.

Box office: 01484 430528.

www.thelbt.org.uk

 

Last Of The Summer Wine by Roy Clarke

(8 – 12 October 2013)

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This new stage adaptation of the timeless television series, sees Foggy, Clegg and Compo reunited for one last adventure.

In classic Summer Wine style, Foggy has designs on winning the affections of Constance, Nora Batty’s niece and the long-suffering fiancée of the hapless Gifford Bewmont. With the help of Clegg, Foggy invites the ladies around for an evening’s entertainment but they are all unaware that a mysterious flasher is stalking the local community…

What ensues is an evening of havoc, mistaken identities and chaos as our heroes try not to be undone by the enveloping madness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing Away by Chris Sykes

(19-23 November 2013)

 

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In this modern day comedy, Elisabeth is a very successful estate agent with offices in London and Paris but she leads a double life. Monday to Wednesday the English half, Libby, lives in London with Roger, a perfect English gentleman. Thursday to Sunday she is Lisette and goes wild in Paris dancing and in bed with Pierre, a perfect, chauvinist Frenchman.

For Elisabeth life is perfect, but can she keep all the balls in the air when the two men accidentally meet?

PLAYING AWAY is a fun play about stereotypes – French and English – what men want and what women want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Weekend by Michael Palin

(28 January -1 February 2014)

 

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Stephen Febble is cantankerous, misanthropic, miserable and world-weary, in short he’s crabby! All he wants is to be left alone, but, to his horror, his long-suffering wife Virginia fills the house with guests for the weekend and Stephen responds in his normal fashion – with whisky and sarcasm!

A play with humour of many shades, from light to black, with a lot of laughter and lots to laugh at, but with a poignancy that gives the story much depth. Indeed everything you’d expect, and more, from a play by ‘national treasure’ Michael Palin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bully Boy by Sandi Toksvig

(11  – 15 March 2014)

 

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He interviews the prime suspect; pumped-up, aggressive young soldier Eddie Clark, a 20-year-old who signed up at 16. Eddie is immature and institutionalised, showing racist indifference to the dead locals he has been sent to protect, and fiercely defensive of his fellow ‘bully boys’ who the Major implies have blamed him for the death.

The developing relationship between the two soldiers is mesmerising and emotional, in a play written by comedienne and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig (better known for her appearances on BBC Radio 4 and QI)

Bully Boy is both deeply moving and humourous as the initial questions make way for the extraordinary truth about war and its consequences.

 

 

Quartet by Ronald Harwood

(6 – 10 May 2014)

 

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Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers and each year, on 10 October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday.

When Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium – she still acts like a diva and refuses to sing!

But the show must go on…

Ronald Harwood’s gentle witty and poignant Quartet has proved popular with audiences across the world since it was first performed in 1999. It will make you laugh a little, sigh a little and cry a little we share the bittersweet world of facing up to age and mortality.