The Hawarden Players are thrilled to announce our play talking place in July 2018 will be…
‘Don’t Get Your Vicars in a Twist’ is set in 1993, the year the first female vicar was ordained in the UK, and is a fast-moving farce full of fun, frolics, near misses and doors opening and closing!
Desperate to find the funds to pay for his daughter’s wedding, Church Warden, George Williams, seizes the opportunity to rent out the vicarage while waiting for a new vicar to be appointed. The booking is to a touring Theatre Company, who are to stage a Murder Mystery weekend in which a female Vicar and a Bishop are among the cast.
Unfortunately for George, a new female Vicar is appointed to the vicarage just before the Murder Mystery weekend can take place. George thinks he is still in luck when the new Vicar, Caroline Timberlake announces that she is to visit friends at a college reunion over the weekend. However, events take a turn for the worse when Bishop Herbert rings the vicarage to announce that he is to visit to meet his new vicar.
Chaos ensues as the actor playing the Bishop in the Murder Mystery weekend is mistaken by George and fellow Churchwarden Alan, for the real Bishop Herbert and the Bishop himself mistakes the actor playing the Vicar for Caroline.
Matters get worse as half of the Theatre Company fails to make an appearance and the remainder spend most of their time either fighting with each other or getting drunk, or both. This is even before we meet the guests!
Performances will take place on the 26th, 27th and 28th July 2018, 7.30pm at the Hawarden Institute, with tickets on sale now from our Purchase Page.
Here is your preview of what to expect from Camelot: A Knight To Remember!
The kingdom of Camelot is in turmoil. King Arthur has died and, despite her best efforts, Queen Qwynydd Dear has been unable to find a new husband in time to save the monarchy.
The Knights of the Rowdy Table are next to useless and the evil Morganna (Arthur’s half sister) is waiting, ready to snatch the crown.
The only thing that is standing in her way is Lester The Jester. He’s always wanted to be a knight, and now is his chance. Assisted by the Knights themselves, Merlin the Magician, Harriet and Lester journey to find the mystical Lady of the Lake, who can lead them to Excalibur, and attempt to save Camelot from the wicked Morganna. There is just one problem. The Lady of the Lake is on her holidays in Orlando, and she’s left things in the not so capable hands of her cousin.
It’s now a race against time through the dark and creepy forest, dodging the ghosts along the way.
Join the Hawarden players at the 2018 pantomime to find out who will reach Excalibur first and win the crown of Camelot
Performances take place at the Hawarden Institute on Saturday 20th January at 3.00pm and 7.30pm, Friday 26th January at 7.30pm and Saturday 27th January at 7.30pm.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the show begins, and this year we are please to offer a licensed bar for our evening performances
Rehearsals are well under way for Camelot, The scripts are already down, which may be a record for the group, the songs are being sung, and the dances are being danced. As we approach December (at an alarmingly fast pace…) we are thrilled to announce the cast list for this years pantomime:
Keep checking the website for the latest news and pictures as rehearsals progress, and as tickets are put on sale soon!
Well, Summer is over, and the group are about to meet up once more, and begin rehearsals for pantomime!
So now seems like the perfect moment to announce what the show will be….. (Drumroll sound effect)
Camelot: A Knight To Remember will be our chairperson, Fiona Burdsall’s fourth consecutive self scripted pantomime for performance by the Hawarden Players.
Every year her scripts are praised for their plot, characters and for how much fun the provide audience members. We are certain this year will be no different!
The group will be having our first meeting of the season, and informal readthrough on Tuesday 12th September, followed by auditions for parts on Thursday 14th September. Both meetings will take place at the Hawarden Institute at 8pm.
We would love to see some new faces coming along to meet the group and join in the panto foolishness, so if you are interested, please feel free to drop by for either meeting, or drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions you may have!
Here is the trailer for Hawarden Players’ production of Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders, which opens later this week
Tickets are still on sale from our Purchase Page, or can be bought by calling the box office – 01244 531085, or by turning up on the door on the evening of performance
Here we are, with just a few days to go!
The final touches are being put together on the group’s latest production.
The Hawarden Players are in their final few rehearsals before performances of their upcoming whodunnit ‘Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders’ start on Thursday, at the Hawarden Institute.
The play, directed by Denise Garland, tells the story of crime novelist Agatha Crusty (Pronounced Croo-sty) arriving in the usually quiet village of Chortleby for a break, only to discover some suspicious goings on centred around the All Saints Village Hall, and its committee members.
From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up.
The production has the perfect mix of twists, turns, red herrings, laughs and surprises that it is bound to appeal to all who think of themselves as a local Inspector Morse or Miss Marple, all while providing an evening of great entertainment.
Performances take place Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July at the Hawarden Institute at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available by clicking this link by calling 01244 531085, or on the door.
Tickets are now on sale for Hawarden Players’ next show: Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders!
Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She’s also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it’s not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem connected with the village hall.
From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, you can guarantee it won’t be a breeze catching the culprit.
The Hawarden Players will be giving you an evening filled with both hilarity and suspense as the tension increases, as does the body count!
Performances will take place on Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July 2017 at the Hawarden Institute. Doors and bar open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are on sale now, priced just £7 from this page