The best in the country….

December 1, 2019 - Reuben Milne

As you may be aware if you’ve read this week’s Hunts Post, we’ve won a National award for the programme we produce to accompany our annual open air Shakespearean production.

Following a victory in regional awards for amateur theatre groups in the East of England, the programme for SaTG’s production of Richard III was entered into the national NODA finals where it took home first prize and The Owen Peacock Trophy for the best deluxe programme by an amateur theatre company in the UK.

Huge congratulations to our designer Rob Barton (not only a design genius but also a fiercely impressive Duke of Buckingham in the same production), and also to Lynne Livingstone (Director) and Reuben Milne who helped make it such an award-winning piece of collateral.

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Twelfth Night Cast Announced

- Reuben Milne

After a some wonderful auditions, director Charlotte Maylor is delighted to announce the cast for next year’s production of Twelfth Night.   Congratulations to everyone involved – and for those who can’t wait to see it, tickets will go on sale on March 1st.

Twelfth Night Cast:
GEORGIE BICKERDIKE – VIOLA
REBECCA GILBERT – OLIVIA
PAULA INCLEDON-WEBBER – MARIA
ASHTON CULL – SIR TOBY BELCH
RICHARD BROWN – SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK
LYNNE LIVINGSTONE – MALVOLIA
RYAN COETSEE – FESTE
BETHAN WILLIAMS – MISS FABIA
CARL PERKINS – COUNT ORSINO
LOUISE WEST – VALENTINE, SERVANT 4
SERENITY TWINN – CURIO, SERVANT 3, 2ND OFFICER
OLIVER WYATT – SEBASTIAN
JORDAN WHITE – ANTONIO, SEA CAPTAIN
MAGGIE REDGRAVE – PRIEST, SERVANT 2

KERRY MACCUAIG – 1ST OFFICER, SERVANT 1

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Audition pieces for Twelfth Night revealed

October 14, 2019 - Reuben Milne

Charlotte Maylor, the director of our 2020 summer production (Twelfth Night), is excited to announce that the audition pieces are now available on our website – click here to read more and to download your character’s pieces.

Almost all of the audition slots across the weekend of 23/24 November have now been filled but if you are interested, please email Charlotte at camaylor3@gmail.com to put your name down – we are always delighted to see new faces and welcome new talent into The Company.

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Some Sad News

- Reuben Milne

It is with great sadness that we are passing on news of the death of former SaTG Trust Chairman Richard Morley last week. As well as a vital member of the SaTG community, Richard was a great supporter of local amateur theatre and he’ll be sadly missed by all who knew him. Once details of funeral arrangements are known we will post it here for those who would want to attend.  Our thoughts are with his family.

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Date for your diary: Shakespeare at The George AGM

September 23, 2019 - Reuben Milne

As always,  we’d like to cordially invite you to our AGM which this year takes place in The Manchester Room at The George Hotel, Huntingdon on Wednesday, 16th October at  7.30pm (for a 7.45 pm start).

All are welcome – especially cast and crew both past and present – including members of our wonderful audience.

And as if you needed any greater incentive, we’ll also be serving a glass or two of wine to say thank you for your attendance.

A G E N D A

1. Welcome by Chairman Richard Brown

2. Apologies

3. Chairman’s Report

4. Treasurer’s Report

5. Publicity / Marketing Report

6. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Comments/Wash-up

7. 60th Anniversary Report (including Shakespearean Wash-up )

8. Election of Trustees 2019/2020:

The following people have been proposed to stand for election:

Chair: Richard Brown

Treasurer: Phil Leverett

Secretary: Steph Hamer

Technical Co-ordinator: Kevin Connor

Publicity: Simon Maylor

Marketing: Reuben Milne

Production Co-ordinator: Louise West

Front of House/Merchandise: Heather Livermore

New Trustee:  Ian Favell

9. Future Productions

10. Any Other Business

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REMEMBERING 60 YEARS OF LOCAL THEATRE

June 19, 2019 - Reuben Milne

Want to grab yourself a rather marvellous piece of local history?

Of course you do.

The centre-piece of our year-long anniversary celebrations, we’ve documented every single production performed in the courtyard of The George Hotel since 1959 in a new book to help celebrate our 60th anniversary.

The full-colour souvenir book is packed with 130 pages of cast and crew lists, pictures and audience memories of every show we’ve performed, detailing 507 performances and 51 separate productions, it features a combined cast and crew of over 1,300 local actors, dancers, musicians, technicians and backstage support, not to mention the tens of thousands of audience members we’ve entertained over the years.

It is a fascinating record of the history of the company, painstakingly researched and assembled by SaTG’s archiving team of Elizabeth Elliott, Jacqueline Spencer and John Shippey who have spent many hundreds of hours in creating a worthy celebration of 60 years of this local theatrical institution.

This beautifully illustrated and informative piece of local history is just £10 and will be available to buy from the George Hotel throughout the run of this summer’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tuesday 25 June to Saturday 6 July). The book can also be ordered by emailing SaTG at book@satg.org.uk.

 

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Exclusive Shakespearean event – brought to you by SaTG and The George Hotel

March 6, 2019 - Reuben Milne

Come and enjoy a sumptuous buffet at The George Hotel, Huntingdon followed by our brand new one-act play, commissioned especially for our 60th anniversary this year.

Created by writer / director Lynne Livingstone, Shakespearean has been formed entirely from lines found in each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays to create a whole new story that is at once fresh and yet strangely familiar – scheming royalty and passionate lovers engaged in cross-dressing, mistaken identity and a happy ending!

This is the first chance to see the production following its world premiere at The Bridge Arts Festival in Huntingdon.

Food served from 7.30pm. Play starts at 8.45pm

Tickets £20 including deluxe buffet, tea & coffee and tickets to the show.

Tickets are available from reception at The George Hotel, by emailing events.georgehotel@oldenglishinns.co.uk or by calling 01480 432444 (option 3). Full payment will be taken at time of booking (tickets are non-refundable).

 

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Support our bursary winners this week

March 4, 2019 - Reuben Milne

Huntingdon Youth Theatre will be performing Flesh, by Rob Drummond, at Hinchingbrooke Country Park Centre all this week from 7.30pm.  Performing Wednesday 6th through until Saturday 9th March, the show is part of The National Theatre Connections 2019 initiative – so it should be an absolute cracker.  It is only £5 so to grab tickets, visit HYT here or call  01480 380297.

 

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Help us celebrate our 60th anniversary – with your memories…

February 18, 2019 - Reuben Milne

We’re hoping that you fine people can help us celebrate our 60th anniversary this year – by sharing the memories you have of the group’s productions – particularly those in the 1980s and 1990s (our production of Hamlet from 1990 is pictured).

 

As well as holding a number of special events celebrating our diamond anniversary, we will be publishing a souvenir book detailing each of the open–air Shakespeare productions we’ve performed in the last 60 years.

Whilst we have an extensive archive of our own, we’re hoping to make contact with anyone involved – cast, crew or audience members – who might have photographs or memories of the shows, especially those which were performed in the 1980s and 1990s, to help compile a complete record of the group’s output.

Anyone who thinks they have anything that would help the project, or knows someone who does, can contact John Shippey on archive@satg.org.uk.

Thanks in advance!

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Get involved with our bursary winners – and The National Theatre!

January 11, 2019 - Reuben Milne

Happy New Year everyone.

As you may know we regularly make funds available to local organisations, groups and individuals to further theatre and theatre skills in the region.   One of those – The Mo Pearce Bursary – was awarded to Hunts Youth Theatre (HYT) this year to help with their participation in the National Theatre’s Connections Project for 2019.

The annual project brings together a number of youth theatres from around the country and places are highly sought after. HYT has been asked to perform a specially commissioned play entitled “Flesh” by Rob Drummond. The play is to be performed three times in Huntingdon in early March and then at the Garage Theatre (Norwich Playhouse) on April 4th 2019.

HYT have asked us to promote the fact that there is an opportunity for young actors aged 13 and over to get involved in this exciting and prestigious project.  No previous experience is required to join this inclusive theatre group and anybody interested in the project should contact HYT via their Facebook page, online at www.huntingdonyouththeatre.co.uk or by calling Dominic Whitehead on 01480 380297 for details.

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