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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.

Huddersfield Thespians announce audition dates for ‘Shakespeare in the Park’

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Auditions, News, Productions | Posted on 27-01-2016

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Auditions for the various parts in the scenes from Shakespeare being performed on 7th, 8th and 9th of July 2016, will take place at Oakes Mill,  on the following dates:-
Romeo and Juliet – Tuesday  2nd February 2016 from 7.30pm (this will be instead of the monthly actor’s workshop)
Twelfth Night –Wednesday  3rd February 2016 from 7.30pm
Midsummer Night’s Dream – Saturday 20th February from 1.30pm
Macbeth and Henry V – Sunday 21st February from 11am
All persons who have already expressed an interest in auditioning for a part will be advised by e-mail of the above dates. If you are interested but have not already expressed an interest please contact Lynne Whitaker at lynne.whitaker@talktalk.net