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

New Season, New Members!

The summer break is over, and September is upon us, which means we are in for a busy few weeks.

The new season kicks off on the 8th September 2015 with a new members evening taking place next week!

Hawarden Players Recruitment 2015

The Hawarden Players are once again throwing their doors open to anyone who wants to take part in the fun! If you would like to become involved with the group – either in an on-stage, or off-stage capacity – please come along to our welcome evening taking place on Tuesday 8th September at 8.15pm at the Hawarden Institute!

Please share this post to anyone you may think would be interested in joining this fantastic drama group, just before we start auditions for our pantomime!

Talking of which, the announcement of this years panto, and director, is just around the corner along with the always hysterical first read-through and audition dates taking place on Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th September respectively.

In the meantime, don’t forget to pop along to the welcome evening, meet the group, and have a look at shows gone by!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Announcing Our Summer Play…

Following the success of ‘Mirror Mirror: The Panto’ in January, the Hawarden Players will be returning to the stage in July with the comedy ‘Murder In Play’

Murder in Play Teaser

Rehearsals are well under way already for this hysterical whodunnit which sees the inept cast of Boris Smolensky’s budget repertory production of “Murder at Priorswell Manor”, preparing for opening night.  The actors have forgotten all their notes from the director,  props are going AWOl and the doors in the set keep jamming.  Add to this the ultimate inconvenience when life imitates art and Boris’ wife, Renee, is murdered on stage, and you have the makings for a brilliant night of comedy and guesswork.

Helen Ricketts makes her directing debut for the Hawarden Players with this fantastic play, assisted by Jane Nugent. The cast list is as follows:

Renee – Fiona Burdsall
Tim – Mike Gilliland
Ginette – Sian Parry
Christa – Jane Nugent
Sophie – Debbie Dickinson
Harrison – Ian Bandy
Boris – Kevin Dye
Pat – Denise Garland

Performances take place Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July 2015 at the Hawarden Institute. Tickets will be available shortly from  In the meantime follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds to be kept up to date with all the Players’ latest news!

Another Panto Finished

A few days ago the final curtain fell on the Hawarden Players 2015 Pantomime, Mirror Mirror.


We had a fantastic run with brilliant audiences over all of our performances, and the group are now taking a well earned week or two off before we start work on our summer production, which will be announced here soon!

Until then, a gallery of shots from Mirror Mirror: The Panto has been uploaded onto our pictures page for you to have a look at, along with a few highlights from our dress rehearsal in the new video below.

Thank you once again for all your support during the panto, and we will see you in the summer!

Mirror Mirror: The Panto – Next Week!

Following their successful summer production, the Hawarden Players are again taking to the stage later this month to perform Mirror Mirror: The Pantomime, which brilliantly blends the tales of Jack and the Beanstalk and Snow White!

Cast With Banner

Princess Snow White is approaching her 21st birthday and will become the rightful ruler of the kingdom, but her evil stepmother, the Wicked Queen and the bumbling ladies in waiting Cissy and Ada will do anything it takes to stop her. Smitten Jack tries to aid the Princess, but does this tough cookie really need his help? And then there’s Mamma Meatball who is always on hand with jokes, words of wisdom and occasionally a water pistol!

Add to that singing, dancing, audience participation and a visit from our very special guest Pat the Cow, and you have an afternoon or evening that is fun for all the family!

Performances take place at the Hawarden Institute Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th January at 7.30pm, with matinees being held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th at 3.00pm

Tickets are just £7 for adults and £5 for children and can be bought from, by calling 01244 531085, from the Hawarden post office, or on the door on the day of performance!