Announcing Our Summer Play!

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.

Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Twitter accounts over the next few weeks for cast lists, rehearsal pictures and all the latest news!

Our 2017 Pantomime Is…

Following the success of ‘Gone To Pot’ the Hawarden Players have had their well earned summer break, and straight into the thick of it, having already started work on our next production which we are delighted to announce as…


Cinderella Rockafella: A PreHysterical Pantomime

Another fantastic script lovingly created by our own Fiona Burdsall, and under the direction of Kevin Dye, assisted by Diane Lott, this is sure to be a show that goes down in history.

Keep checking this website and our social media accounts for all the news regarding this exciting project, and the cast list which will shortly be announced!

Our 2016 Pantomime Poster

Here is your first look at our poster for Ice Queen: A Pantomime!


Keep your eyes peeled for it in person around the Flintshire, Chester and Wrexham areas over the next few weeks!

Tickets are selling fast for our performances, so make sure you book yours now from our purchase page, and avoid missing out on what promises to be a brilliant start to your 2016!

Ice Queen Cast List

October has just begun, and already the Hawarden Players are looking beyond Christmas, and into the new year.  Work has begun on our January pantomime, The Ice Queen, and following auditions, we are happy to announce the following cast list:
Ice Queen Cast

Our initial ‘blocking’ rehearsals are under way on this brilliant, original script by our chairperson Fiona Burdsall, who is also taking on the directional duties!  The song list has been finalised, the set is under construction, and costumes are being sorted.  Its going to be a busy few months for the group, but no doubt hugely enjoyable as always!

Tickets will be on sale soon for the performances.  Keep checking our website, Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest news, pictures and gossip!

Case Closed

Following 3 brilliant performances, the final curtain has fallen on Hawarden Players’ production of ‘Murder in Play’.


The feedback we have received for this show has been brilliantly positive, and very few audience members seemed to guess correctly just who murdered Renee!

A photo album of pictures from the show is now available online for you to browse

The group are now taking their summer break, but will be back in September with news of our 2016 pantomime, our recruitment evening, and all of the holiday gossip!

In the meantime, why not check us out on Facebook and Twitter, and feel free to drop us a line if you want to get involved!


Tickets On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for Hawarden Players’ 2015 Pantomime, Mirror Mirror



We have 4 Performances, taking place:

Friday 23rd January 7.30pm
Saturday 24th January 3.00pm Matinee & 7.30pm
Sunday – 25th January 3.00pm Matinee

Tickets are available HERE, with an adult tickets for £7 and child tickets for £5!

Keep checking online for all the latest info and pictures straight from the Hawarden Institute, in the meantime here is the first set of rehearsal pictures:

Our Upcoming Panto…

The Hawarden Players proudly present our 2013 pantomime ‘Aladdin’!Aladdin Poster

This Hawarden Players version of the panto classic written by Norman Robbins takes you on the journey of Aladdin and his magic lamp all the way from Peking to Egypt. On the way you will encounter all the well loved panto characters such as Widow Twankey, Wishee Washee, The Genie, Princess Jasmin, and Aladdin himself, attempting to overcome the wicked plans of the evil Abanazar!

Directed by Gilli Rhys, and assisted by Deborah Dickinson, the show will provided laughs and cheers, along with much needed booing and hissing, with a good few chances for a sing song along the way.

This is a very special show for the group, as it is somewhat of a homecoming performance, having returned to Hawarden to put on this brilliant production at the Hawarden Institute!

Performances take place:
Friday 25th January 7.30pm
Saturday 26th January 3.00pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 27th January 3.00pm

  • Tickets are now available from the TICKETS page of
  • through our ticket hotline – 01244 531085
  • on sale at Sweet Memories based within the Daleside Nurserys, Gladstone Way, Hawarden
  • or on the door, on the day of performance

Here are some rehearsal pictures so far:

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