Our 92nd Season!

Huddersfield Thespians’ 92nd Season


We have proposed the following plays and performance dates for our 92nd season.

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

Box office: 01484 430528.


We reserve the right to change, or cancel, a performance.


Ladies Down Under by Amanda Whittington (9 – 12 October 2012)


Ladies Down UnderAfter hitting the jackpot at Ladies Day in York, the fish-filleting foursome are celebrating in style with the trip of a lifetime to Australia. As they travel from Hull to the Gold Coast, Uluru and the bright lights of Sydney, they embark on a journey of self-discovery.

While Shelley dreams of luxury and glamour, her mates set their sights on exploring the outback. As Shelley sees there’s more to Oz than sun-kissed beaches, Pearl finds herself with a mountain to climb.


Main stage, 7.30pm, Saturday matinee, 2.15pm

Tickets £14/under-16 + NUS £12.





Misery by Simon Moore (20-24 November 2012)

MiseryBest selling romantic fiction novelist Paul Sheldon retires each winter to the snow-covered hills of Colorado to write another work featuring his beautiful heroine Misery Chastain. Driving whilst inebriated, he encounters severe weather and his car goes off the road. Instead of awakening in hospital he comes to in a filthy, dilapidated farmhouse, isolated from the outside world by the blizzard, occupied by the schizophrenic Annie, his Number One Fan’.


Syngenta Cellar, 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2pm

Tickets £12/under-16 + NUS £10.






Calendar Girls by Tim Firth (29 January -2 February 2013)


Calendar GirlsWhen Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales.


Main stage, 7.30pm, Saturday matinee, 2.15pm

Tickets £14/under-16 + NUS £12.





Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibson (12  – 16 March 2013)

Hedda GablerHedda Tesman, formerly Hedda Gabler (daughter of a wealthy general), returns from her honeymoon with her gentle-hearted husband in tow. She is discontent the moment she arrives. She is unhappy with the maid and outwardly annoyed with Jorgen’s aunt. Although Jorgen makes a comfortable living as a scholar, Hedda’s life is no longer as luxurious as it was in her younger days. Hedda is bored. Only her late father’s pistols provide amusement.


Syngenta Cellar, 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2pm

Tickets £12/under-16 + NUS £10.




Talking Heads by Alan Bennett (30 April  – 4 May 2013)

Alan Bennett Talking HeadsAlan Bennett’s series of six monologues – Talking Heads are presented by the Huddersfield Thespians. The six monologues will be performed in two groups of three monologues with all six performances being performed over consecutive evening performances.

If you purchase a two performance ticket you will get a discount on both performances!


Syngenta Cellar, 7.15pm, Saturday matinee 2pm

One performance Tickets £12/under-16 + NUS £10

Two performance Tickets £20/under-16 + NUS £18