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!

Panto Season Over – Oh Yes It Is!

In the space of less than a fortnight, 5 months of hard work put in by all involved with the Hawarden Players has come to a head.  The group performed 2 weekends worth of shows for brilliant audiences travelling far and wide to get their annual fix of pantomime madness provided by the Players.  We are all thrilled with how every performance went, and hope anyone who came to see us had a great few hours out!  The feedback we have received in person, on this website, and on our Facebook Page has been fantastic, and is greatly welcomed!

Pictures were being taken left, right, and centre to be uploaded to the website, and can be found by clicking the following links:

Rehearsals & Behind The Scenes album

Wild West: The Panto – Act 1, Dress Rehearsal

Wild West: The Panto – Act 2, Dress Rehearsal

If you were a part of the audience, and took a few pictures, we would love to see them. please get in contact with us by leaving a comment below.

But for now, all that remains is to say a HUGE thank you to anyone that took part in the show, and each individual that helped out behind the scenes in whatever capacity they could.

But an even bigger thank you to each and every audience member that came along and supported the Hawarden Players latest panto venture, and gave us all the cheers, boo’s, laughter, and applause that makes it all worth it, and allows us to perform in shows we will remember fondly, and go down as a great achievement in the Hawarden Players history books!

See you for our next play, taking place July 2012!

Wild West: The Panto

Hawarden Players Go Wild For Panto! 

Following the recent successes of “Cinderella” and “The Happiest Days of Your Life”, award winning drama group, the Hawarden Players, are taking a walk on the wild side for their next production: ‘Wild West: The Panto’, and invite you to don your cowboy hat and boots, and join them on the journey .

Written by Fiona Burdsall, and directed by Daniel Ellis and Jane Ainscough, the panto follows our hero, young cowboy Jo, and his somewhat unusual sidekick on their adventures and encounters in the dusty town of Big Gulp and beyond.

“Rehearsals for ‘Wild West: The Panto’ have been a joy to be a part of, and I hope that will shine through when we come to perform our show” said Dan Ellis, co-director. “How many other productions in the Flintshire area can boast they have cowboys, Indians, Mexicans, an outrageous dame and a pantomime classic character of the four legged variety, all coming together to give an audience a hilarious, and uplifting 3 hours of fun they will never forget?  Our show has everything you have come to expect from a panto and more. Songs that you know and love; dances that will get you boogying out of your seats, and a few surprising twists along the way!  We are fresh off winning an award for our ‘Outstanding Endeavour in Community Theatre’ and are extremely enthused by the support shown by the local areas in supporting the Hawarden Players. Anyone who has ever witnessed one of our plays or pantomimes would agree they leave with a huge smile on their face, and this panto will definitely leave you wanting more!”

Performances of ‘Wild West: The Panto’ will take place at the Hawkesbury Little Theatre, Mill Lane, Buckley on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st January 2012.  Doors open at 7.00pm, with the curtain going up at 7.30pm.  There will also be a special matinee performance on the Saturday 21st January, with doors opening at 1:00pm and the show starting at 1.30pm.  Tickets are on sale now, priced just £6 for adults and £5 for children and can be obtained by calling the ticket hotline on 01244 531085.  Tickets are also available online by clicking here; from Sweet Memories sweet shop, located within Daleside Nurseries, Hawarden; or on the door the night of the performance, but be warned tickets are selling fast!