Not Long Now…

Rehearsals are flying by for the Hawarden Players’ next production, ‘Gone to Pot’ which takes place later this month.  Following the success of their winter pantomime, the ‘Ice Queen’, things are heating up, as their latest play transports us to an allotment where many secrets have been buried deep beneath the ground.

GTP group

This home-grown comedy, written by group chairperson, Fiona Burdsall, introduces us to the head of the allotment committee, Brigadier Fortesque, who threatens to turf out anyone who lets standards slip on the gardening patch.  His long suffering wife has competition from Lady Smythe-Warren who seems to share more than a passion for just growing vegetables with the Brigadier.  Sharon struggles to control her kids from tormenting just about everyone, none more so than Annabelle, who just wants to start her own family, and just what are sisters Emily and Agnes hiding behind their shed door?

Fiona has created a script filled with laughs, drama and some lovely tender moments which the 11 strong cast are now putting their signature Hawarden Players mark on, and the set has already been built, bringing the outdoors, indoors!

Please visit our Purchase Tickets page to secure your seat before they sell out!

Tickets on sale!

Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming play, Gone To Pot!

Click here to book yours now!

In celebration of this exciting moment, here are a few pictures taken in rehearsal for this hilarious home grown comedy!

Keep checking our website and social media pages for all the latest news, pictures, and videos as we get closer to opening night!

Gone To Pot

Fresh off a few weeks break, following our latest pantomime, the Hawarden Players are already hard at work again!


Our 2016 play is already in rehearsal and we are proud to announce it is a fantastic comedy called “Gone To Pot” and has been written by our very own Fiona Burdsall.

Set on an allotment, filled with secrets, you can be assured there is no drama, quite like a homegrown one!

Performances will take place in July, with tickets going on sale soon!  Keep checking the Facebook page and our website for all the latest news!!


So there we go, another panto season whizzes by in the blink of an eye for the Hawarden Players, and what a run of shows we had!


Audiences packed out the Hawarden Institute to come and join in the fun of Ice Queen: The Panto.  Along the way, they laughed, sang, danced, and got soaked through by Victoria and the Minus Three Degrees during the cleaning routine!

The group had a blast performing the show, and have been overwhelmed by the praise they have received.  The feedback has been brilliant.

We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who had a hand in getting the show up and running, be it on stage, or behind the scenes and front of house, and once again want to say a huge thank you to all our audiences who came and supported us!

A gallery of pictures taken of the show is now available to view on our Ice Queen page along with a video of a few highlights below.

We don’t rest on our laurels at the Hawarden Players, and plans are already forming regarding our summer play which will shortly be announced, along with all the opportunities to get involved, so keep checking here, our facebook page and our twitter account for all the info!

Not Long Now!

Less than 10 days until the Hawarden Players start their run of ‘Ice Queen, A Pantomime’ and the final few pieces are coming together

Dave Williams as the Sneaky Snowman in Frostovia

The lights are up, the set is built and painted, the final few costumes are having the finishing touches added to them and it wont be long before the audiences are being let into the Hawarden Institute as The Hawarden Players bring another of their audience pleasing original pantomimes to the stage.

In this year’s show, ‘Ice Queen’, Isolde has a wicked rule over the snowy kingdom of Frostovia and all its inhabitants.  After they are accidentally transported to the land and meet citizens such as Arthur Winterbottom and Mr and Mrs Penguin, it’s up to Dame Victoria Sponge and her apprentice Gertie to save their new friends from the queen’s evil ways, all while keeping their eyes out for the sneaky snowman!

Expect twists and turns, jokes galore, singing and dancing, and a good helping of audience participation in this panto which promises to start your 2016 with a bang!

Performances take place at the Hawarden Institute on 16th 22nd & 23rd January at 7.30pm and a matinee takes place on Saturday the 16th January at 3pm.

Ticket prices have once again been frozen (gettit!?), costing just £7 for adults and £5 for children and are available from our Purchase Tickets page, by calling 01244 531085, from the Hawarden Post Office, or on the door on days of performance.


Save the dates!

It may only be November, but it’s not to early to start thinking about booking your tickets for the Hawarden Players 2016 pantomime: Ice Queen. We have 4 performances taking place in January and you won’t want to miss another of our fantastic original productions. 

Here are all the dates and times for the panto 

  • Saturday 16th January. 3pm matinee & 7.00pm evening performance
  • Friday 22nd January. 7.30pm evening performance 
  • Saturday 23rd January. 7.30pm evening performances

We are also pleased to state that our prices have been frozen for another year, with tickets on sale for just £7 for adults and £5 for children. 

Tickets are on sale now from this link on our website, or by calling 01244 531085