Different Stages Launches on 14th September 2022

We’re delighted to be launching our centenary history book, Different Stages: Celebrating 100 Years of the Huddersfield Thespians, 1920-2020.

The front cover image celebrates many productions over our first hundred years – how many can you name?

The book has been written by Huddersfield Local History Society’s Dr Christine Verguson, and has a wealth of photos and stories from the first hundred years of Thespian activity. It’s a fascinating account of a century of amateur theatre, for members, non-members and anyone with an interest in Huddersfield and local history.

“Researching what can only be described as the Society’s vast archive which is in the care of the West Yorkshire Archive Service, and through talking to Society members past and present, I got to know something of the determination, comradeship and a love of all aspects of theatrical production which has meant that the Huddersfield Thespians are still here to bring good quality drama to the town.”

Dr Christine Verguson, local historian

Getting hold of a copy

Copies will be available at our launch event for the bargain price of £7.99, or by getting in touch with secretary@huddersfieldthespians.co.uk.

The launch will be held at Longwood Mechanics Hall, on Wednesday 14th September beginning at 7pm. The launch includes a quiz, nibbles, and live entertainment, and coincides with our AGM.

The night is free and open to all, but we need you to book to help us prepare catering – so please let our Secretary know if you’re coming.


Longwood Mechanics Hall, Longwood Gate, Huddersfield HD3 4UU | Book launch, quiz, nibbles, entertainment, AGM – we spoil you! | 7pm start | Free, but booking needed for catering, contact Secretary@huddersfieldthespians.co.uk.