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The Year Ahead

Family Game Show Night

Come join us for a night of family entertainment where adults and children alike can take part in famous Tv gameshows such as Mr & Mrs. With lots of prizes to be win this is set to be a fun night for all of the family!

Tickets: £5 adults £3 children

Available to order from Helen Burton or through the Heckmondwike Players Facebook page.

Helen

Agatha Crusty Audituons read through 11th October

For anyone interested in taking part in our forthcoming production of the Agatha Crusty murder mystery comedy The Health Spa Murders we are holding an audition read-through where you will all get the opportunity to read in for any parts that you are interested in.

Characters:

- Jocelyn Powers (30s-50s) Health Spa participant. Vocal and feisty in her own way - but very likeable

- Geri Myers (20s-40s) Health Spa participant

- Lydia Stokes-Ramsbottom (30s-50s) rather pompous Health Spa participant

- Julia Whitehead (20s-40s) quiet, pleasant Health Spa participant

- Christina Taylor (30s-50s) leader of group of Health Spa participants

- Dmitri Popov (30s-50s) Russian therapist at the Health Spa

- Andy Eden (30s-50s) owner of Seventh Heaven Health Spa

- Agatha Crusty (30s-50s) Crime novelist and amateur detective

- Abigail Griggleswick (20s-40s) Pleasant, rather Sloaney therapist at the Health Spa, slightly gushing and keen on fads

- DI Simon Aster (30s-50s) Incompetent detective inspector. Pedantic and methodical, given to wearing suits and obviously takes a keen interest in his appearance being slightly dapper in nature. He also has a speech impediment, and pronounces r's as w's.

The production will take place from the 6th-8th December at the Comrades Club in Heckmondwike.

Heckmondwike 1940's Day

We are going to be holding a stall at this years Heckmondwike 1940s Day. Come along and find us, have a chat and see what prizes you could win on our tombola.

We will also have information on our next social events and upcoming production Agatha Crusty Murder Mystery Comdey - The Health Spa Murders.

Caroline

Thank You!

Shout

Thanks to everyone for supporting our wonderful cast in Shout! The Mod Musical this week. Here's a sample of some of the fantastic reviews we've heard this week...

Congratulations on a wonderful show, one of the funniest things I've seen probably ever, and you girls can sing! Well done.

Here here! Well done, everyone - very fun night! x

What a fantastic show tonight. Hilarious. Well done to all involved x

A fabulous show tonight! Everyone was amazing. Xx

Fab show everyone.. well done. Xx

Absolutely fantastic show guys. Well done all. You had us all in stitches xx

We hope you'll all join us for our next production Agatha Crusty and the Health Spa Murders at the Comrades Club in Heckmondwike 6th-8th December.

We are always looking for new members both on stage and behind the scenes, if you're interested in joining us please come along to the audition read-through on the 21st September at 7.30pm at the Comrades Club.

Helen

Hecky Arts Fest 2017

We are going to be holding a stall at this years Hecky Arts Fest. Come along and find us, we will have cakes, sweets, drinks, tombola items all for sale. We will also have tickets for Shout avalibles for sale as well.

We will also be performing a collection of music from our forthcoming show so dont miss your chance to see us perform at 12pm and 2pm in the Band Stand.

Caroline

BBQ Event

Summer BBQ

We are happy to annouce that after the success of last years BBQ we are holding one again this year.

It will be held on 23rd July at Jeremys House, this is open to current, future and past members as well as friends of the scoiety. We would love to see everyone there.

If you are wanting to come please can you confirm by Thursday 20th July to hello@heckmondwikeplayers.co.uk and also let ourselves know of any dietry requirments. The address will be given out then.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Caroline

Social Media

Instagram

We are now on Instagram. Check our page out at @heckyplayers and keep up to date with all of our photos and events.
Caroline

Re-Scheduled Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting Update

Just to confirm as the AGM was inquorate it has had to be re-scheduled to a later date. This will take place on Thursday 20th July at 7.30pm at the Comrades club . This is also likely to be a "Shout" rehearsal night so we need a prompt start so that we can conduct the AGM business asap.

Unfortunately we cannot propose any future activities or vote in the new committee until it has been passed at a quorate AGM.

Please, therefore, make every effort to attend, so that this situation does not drag on. If you are unable to attend can you please tender your apologies to me directly.

Thank you
Rosemary

SHOUT Casting

Cast List

We would like to thank everyone who came to our auditons, the talent was at such as high standard it as hard to choose the cast. We are now happy to annouce our cast list for our forthcoming show SHOUT! The Mod Musical.

Please find our list on our new dropdown Cast Page under the news section.

You will also see that we have some new features on the website so have a look around!

Thank you
Caroline

Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting Update

Just to confirm that our AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd June 8.00pm at the Comrades Club (main hall). Please make every effort to attend. Members will be receiving their nomination forms within the next week or so.

It is vital that as many people as possible attend this meeting as the future of the Society needs to be addressed, given the unsustainable losses made on the past few productions. Please come along and show your support.
Thank you. Rosemary.

First rehearsal for Shout!

Hi all,

First rehearsal for Shout! The Mod Musical will be Thursday 25th May at 7.30pm at the Comrades Club. It will be a read and sing through rehearsal. Please can anyone who is wanting to be part of the ensemble for the show come along to that rehearsal. If you're unable to attend please let Helen know.

Thanks, Helen

helenwrigglesworth@googlemail.com

SHOUT Auditions, 11th May 2017

Hi Everyone,

Character breakdowns and audition lib are attached. Please let me know if you want to audition and I will get the music sent over to you and allocate you with a time.

Thanks, Helen

Shout! Characters

Please note that the ages are playing ages only.
Blue Girl (aged 25-30). A blue-blooded fashion model with a high soprano belt. Low Bb to High C. Blue is sophisticated, poised, cool and aloof.
Green Girl (aged 35-45). Mezzo with Shirley Bassey-like belt. She is a good-time girl. Blousy, middle-class and zany, she is a bit frayed at the edges, and hopelessly single. A comedian is needed.
Orange Girl (aged 30-40). Soprano with belt. Low Bb to High Bb. The mother of the group. Orange is domestic and maternal. Wise, soulful, and mature. She is slowly asserting her new-found independence.
Red Girl (aged 20-30). Soprano with belt. Low Bb to High C. The baby of the group. Red is quirky, enthusiastic and naïve. A hopeless romantic, she is insecure about her looks and possibly a bit chunky.
Yellow Girl (aged 25-35). Alto with big rock diva belt. F below mid C to belt Eb. Yellow is an uninhibited and brash American. She is a ray of sunshine with a surprising vulnerability.
Voiceover (female, any age). Usually done as an off-stage voiceover, but will be done as an on-stage narrator. No solo singing.
Gwendolyn Holmes (aged 40+). Magazine agony aunt. Gets gradually more and more intoxicated throughout the piece. No solo singing.
Male Lothario (aged 20-50). Handsome, suave, confident and good-looking man. Non-speaking part, but needs to be an expressive actor. The object of everyone’s affections! (If interested please attend the first rehearsal)
Go-Go Dancers - A number of female ‘Go-Go Dancers’ will be needed for the chorus. Age not important, you just need to be able to swing and sing! (If interested please attend the first rehearsal)

Audition Pieces:
Voiceover p.5 ‘swinging London…’ to p.6 ‘…on their minds.’
Gwendolyn Holmes p.52 ‘Dear confused in Chelmsford…’ to ‘…company of other women.’
Orange, Red, Green, Blue and Yellow Girls p.21 (Green) ‘According to this survey…’ to p.22 ‘…break up with you.’ p.58 (Yellow) ‘Dear Gwendolyn Holmes…’ to ‘Frightened in Brixton.’ Please read in an American accent.

Show Annoucement, September 2017

Hi all,

We are happy to announce that our September show is going to be SHOUT 'The Mod Musical', this is to be preformed at the Comrades club Heckmondwike 6th, 7th & 8th September. It's full of all the well known songs from the Swinging sixties by such people as Tony Hatch & Burt Bacharach. Auditions will be taking place at the Comrades on Thursday 11th May. If you would like an attachment of the audition parts either let me or Helen know. If you intend to audition please email Helen so she can allocate you atime. Her email is helenwrigglesworth@googlemail.com Thanks. Rosemary.

Happy New Year - 2017

We hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Our first rehersal back will be on Thursday 5th January 2017 at Comrades Club, 7.30pm. We require everyone including all principlas & children. We will be going through all music and setting some numbers. We will also have this years rehersal schedule avaliable.

Tickets are also now on Sale for our 2017 production to be held Thurs 16th to Sun 19th March, with 2 weekend matinees at 2.30pm. Please contact Caroline through our email address to order yours. Order now so as not to be disapointed.