Hathersage Players have a long and impressive history of dramatic productions. A group was certainly active during the 1950s, but subsequently it folded. After a few years a new group – Hathersage Players – was established and we have been putting on productions every year since 1979; we now have a record of well over 100 productions of a varied nature, including comedies, thrillers and farces as well as musicals and a number of Shakespeare’s plays. We have also had a youth group (the HYPs) which not only provided younger people with the opportunity to experience the thrill of the stage but also helped establish our reputation with the quality of their productions. Unfortunately the HYPs have not been active for a few years, but we would love to tap into the current interest amongst teenagers in performance and make a new start. Perhaps you could help?
We aim for the highest standards in all our productions, and have won a number of awards, but above all we strive to please our audiences, as well as have good fun ourselves. So if you’ve not been to see Hathersage Players in action then do give us a try!
Recent productions have included Penny for a Song, The Princess and the Pea, Hay Fever and A Flea in her Ear. These not only gave pleasure to the hundreds who came to watch but also raised about £3500 for local charities.
We are a very friendly group and offer a warm welcome to new members; individuals can contribute in a variety of ways – on and off stage – and it is great fun being part of a diverse team, bringing pleasure to others. We also hold social events – including a Shakespeare evening to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the bard’s birth, a performed reading of Under Milk Wood to commemorate the life of Dylan Thomas, and most recently we presented a performed reading of “A Murder Has Been Arranged” by Emlyn Williams.
For further details of our next production, including information on tickets, please follow the link to our ‘Next Production‘.
If you’d like to take part and maybe learn some new skills, do get in touch – you’ll be assured a warm welcome. Our contact is the Secretary, Pat Parker, on 01433 651708.