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8th & 9th May 2020 – Let’s Celebrate!

A celebration of VE DayProduced and Directed by Lesley and Mike Wonnacott.For anyone wanting to be involved onstage or backstage, please come to the Theatre at 7:30pm on Tuesday 10th March 2020 for information or to join in.

23rd – 25th April & 30th April – 2nd May 2020 – What The Butler Saw

by Joe Orton by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. "A comedy classic of English Literature", THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPHSet in a psychiatric clinic, the riotous comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW tells the story of Doctor Prentice's practice undergoing Government inspection by...

23rd May 2020 – Brassed Off

Up Close Theatre bring their show BRASSED OFF to HATS Theatre for one night only.BRASSED OFF by Mark Herman, Adapted for the stage by Paul Allen23rd May 20207:30pmTickets available from HBH Woolacotts, Holsworthy Square or online www.ticketsource.co.uk/upclosetheatre...


Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
Some lighter news - our production of 'Tell Tale Murder' last year was nominated for a NODA Award for set design.
The results have been announced tonight - unfortunately we did not win, however the nomination is acknowledgement enough of our hard work!
Congratulations to the Exmouth Players for their win, and once more to all our cast and crew of Tell Tale Murder.
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
It seems an age ago that many of us were at the theatre for the first read through of our VE Day Celebration created by Lesley and Mike. We were there keeping our fingers crossed that the show would go on.

The stage was set for rehearsals for Kay’s play What the Butler Saw and the cast keenly learning their lines and then came the unthinkable – ‘lock-down’.

How our world has changed since the end of March. So may people have suffered unbelievable sadness, losing their loved ones to this dreadful Coronavirus. Our hearts bleed for them and we send everyone effected our deepest sympathy and love.

The amazing National Health Service has and still is working tirelessly to look after those affected with the virus plus dealing with everyday general health problems and accident and emergency. It is amazing how the great British Spirit has come to the fore - communities have come together in these worrying time, helping one another, supporting the NHS in any way possible, taking time to think of others, and with the restriction on travel we now have time to listen to bird song and enjoy the countryside around us.

Had this been normal times, we would have been celebrating the success of Kay’s play and be ‘champing at the bit’ for the first night, (Friday 8th May), of our VE Day production, cheerfully celebrating the end of the Second World War. Sadly with the crowd restrictions and distancing rules we had to cancelled, what a shame. Seventy five years ago it was a day of great jubilation and it would have been lovely to commemorate this event with our production, with street parties and the like.

What are we going to do next? Hopefully we’ll learn more after this weekend. It maybe that we won’t get back to rehearsing for shows at the theatre until much later in the year – lets just wait and see.

In the meantime keep safe everyone and here’s hoping we’ll catch up very soon.

Kind regards,
Mary and Annette
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
Happy Easter everyone!
Don't eat too much chocolate!!!
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
Social distancing getting you down already? Already watched all the good stuff on Netflix?
https://www.digitaltheatre.com seems to be the 'Netflix of the Theatre'
For a subscription of £10 a month (more than a HATS ticket but less than a West End ticket) you can access some fab theatre shows.
The site seems to work alongside theatres and companies like The Old Vic, The Young Vic, Frantic Assembly, The Globe, The Almeida and the RSC alongside many others bringing you awesome content, so why not discover a new show today!
Please do read the Terms and Conditions though to make sure you understand what you're subscribing to.
HATS is in no way affiliated to Digital Theatre, and is merely 'passing on' info that may be of use to our audiences.
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
🎭 Although so many theatres are closing their doors due to coronavirus, there is a little light in these times of darkness.
One theatre company has released, for free, a version of The Wind in The Willows musical, recorded at the London Palladium in 2017, so feel free to get your 'theatre fix' here - not a patch on HATS' 1988 take on Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows story though 😉
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society
In line with the current Government advice to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we have reluctantly decided to postpone HATS' forthcoming April/May productions of What The Butler Saw and Let's Celebrate.

As much as we would love to put on these shows to brighten up our lives in these unknown and difficult times, the safety and wellbeing of our cast, crew, members, patrons and wider community are of utmost importance.

We hope to be in a position to stage a production later in the year to bring some cheer and a good old laugh, and will, of course, keep you updated.

In the meantime, we thank you for your support.

Please keep safe, and we hope to see you soon.

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The Theatre is in Bodmin Street, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6BH

Tel: 01409 253826.