Current Season

Our 104th Season – 2023-2024

Plays 1 & 4 will be performed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen’s Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP. Tickets: 01484 430528 / www.thelbt.org

Plays 2 & 3 will be performed at Longwood Mechanics’ Hall, Longwood Gate, Huddersfield HD3 4UU. Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/Huddersfield-Thespians


#1 ‘Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons’ by Sam Steiner, 18 – 21 October 2023

The season kicks off with Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons – a bold and brilliant, tender and funny rom-com about what we say, how we say it, and what happens when we can’t say anything any more.

The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? One couple are about to find out…

Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st October 2023

Wed-Fri 7.15pm and Sat 2 & 7.15pm

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield


#2 ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, Laura Eason (adapted from Jules Verne), 13 – 16 December 2023

Our Christmas play this year will be an adaptation of Jules Verne’s well-loved and world-renowned book, Around the World in 80 Days.

Meet the fabulously wealthy Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg, as he wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days. Along with his hapless valet Passepartout, Fogg sets out on a dazzling escapade that takes them from the misty alleys of London to the exotic Indian subcontinent and on to the Wild West. Join them as they race against the clock on a dizzying succession of trains, steamers, a wind-propelled sledge and…an elephant?

Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th December 2023

Wed-Fri 7.30pm and Sat 2.30 & 7.30pm

Longwood Mechanics’ Hall, Longwood

Tickets from: www.ticketsource.co.uk/huddersfield-thespians


#3 ‘Sheila’s Island’ by Tim Firth, 13 – 16 March 2024

In March 2024, the Thespians stage a new comedy from the writer of Calendar Girls, The Flint Street Nativity and The Band. Welcome to Sheila’s Island, and a team-building exercise gone horribly wrong.

It is Bonfire Night 2019. Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward-bound team-building weekend. Somehow, Sheila has been nominated team leader, and, using her cryptic crossword solving skills, has unwittingly stranded her team on an island in the Lake District.
Think The Office meets Yellowjackets.

Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th March 2024

Wed-Fri 7.30pm and Sat 2.30 & 7.30pm

Longwood Mechanics’ Hall, Longwood

Tickets from: www.ticketsource.co.uk/huddersfield-thespians


#4 ‘Gaslight’ by Patrick Hamilton, 5 – 8 June 2024

The final play of the season, Gaslight, gave us Merriman-Webster’s Word of the Year in 2022, and is a taut, topical, psychological thriller.

Bella is clearly on edge, and the reproaches of her overbearing husband make matters worse. What most perturbs Bella is Jack’s unexplained disappearances from the house: he will not tell her where he is going, and this increases her anxiety. Is Jack intent on convincing Bella that she is going insane?

Patrick Hamilton’s Victorian-set thriller premiered in 1938, but has lost none of its relevance for the modern-day.

Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th June 2024

Wed-Fri 7.15pm and Sat 2 & 7.15pm

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield