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 or by calling Dominic Whitehead on 01480 380297 for details.

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‘The Dream’ has been cast

December 6, 2018 - Reuben Milne

By his own admission, it was a fiendishly difficult process due to the sheer number of talented individuals who auditioned for the summer 2019 show.  However, director Dean Laccohee has announced the cast for A Midsummer Night’s Dream so congratulations to all got a part – and many, many thanks to everyone who auditioned and made his job so terribly difficult!

The full cast list can be found here and the next date for the diary is March 1 2019 when the tickets go on sale.  How exciting!

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Date for your diary: Shakespeare at The George AGM

September 30, 2018 - Reuben Milne

A brief note to cordially invite you to our AGM which this year takes place in The Manchester Room at The George Hotel, Huntingdon on Wednesday, 24th October at  7.30pm (for a 7.45 pm start).

All are welcome – especially cast and crew both past and present – and of course 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.


1. Welcome by Chairman Richard Brown

2. Apologies

3. Chairman’s Report Richard Brown

4. Treasurer’s Report Phil Leverett

5. Publicity Report Simon Maylor

6. Richard III Comments/Wash-up

7. Parlour The Diary of Anne Frank Comments/Wash-up

8. 60th Anniversary 2019/Archiving

9. Election of Trustees 2018/2019:

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 Paula Incledon-Webber

Front of House/Merchandise Heather Livermore

New Trustee Louise West

10. Future Productions

11. Any Other Business

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Preparing for a magical Midsummer Night’s Dream…

September 10, 2018 - Reuben Milne

Fresh from his success as Richard III in this year’s sell-out show, Dean Laccohee will be directing our 2019 summer production of Midsummer Night’s Dream.  And what better way to prepare than by spending a weekend at The Globe Theatre in London at a directors studio.  Read all about his fascinating experience here.

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Over 2,000 tickets gone – and there’s still a week to go

June 19, 2018 - Reuben Milne

Richard, Duke of Gloucester would no doubt approve.   It appears that the public would like to see him as king – at least for a little while…  With just a week to go before opening night, we’re delighted to announce that Friday 29th & Saturday 30th June, as well as Saturday July 7 are all but sold out and most other nights now have less than 40 tickets available.  I guess what we’re trying to say is check the weather (looking nice!), check the world cup schedule (flexible at this stage) and get yourself to our ticket page to make sure you don’t miss out.  Long Live King Richard!

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Help us win an award for Huntingdon…

May 14, 2018 - Reuben Milne

We are delighted to be announced as one of the finalists for the Muddy Stilettos Awards for the Best Theatre/Arts Venue in Cambridgeshire – and we’d love your help to win it!

Obviously, we’re in very good company (the Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge Junction, The Key Theatre in Peterborough and The Cambridge Picture House are the other finalists) but if you fancy helping us cause a bit of an upset as well as highlighting the thriving theatre scene in Hunts (our friends at Hunts Drama Club have just won the best play at the latest NODA awards for amateur theatre in the area – congrats guys)  then please feel free to vote for us.  You’ll need to be quick – voting closes on Friday – but if you fancy putting in a good word, all you need to do is go to

Thank you.


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Fancy a Shakespeare fix before Richard III this summer?

April 10, 2018 - Reuben Milne

For those who enjoy their Shakespeare in wonderfully atmospheric surroundings, can we recommend a ticket (or two) to The Combined Actors of Cambridge’s production of The Tempest being staged at Downing College, Cambridge?

Combined Actors of Cambridge are a highly-regarded theatre company that regularly perform at the ADC theatre and other venues in Cambridge.  They are especially delighted to present this iconic play in the unique surroundings of Downing College’s Howard Theatre, by arrangement with Downing College Drama Society.  The show runs from April 28 – May 3 with tickets priced at £12 and £10 for all performances, with concessions available for group bookings, over 60’s and full-time students.  Click here for more details.

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Over half of tickets sold for Richard III

- Reuben Milne

Yup, that’s right, the country’s favourite conniving king has definitely caught the imagination with over 50% of tickets already sold for this summer’s production – with both Saturday performances now 3/4 full.  So check your diary and get booking!  Click here to go straight to the ticket source website.

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Tickets for Richard III on sale

March 1, 2018 - Reuben Milne

That’s right, it’s March 1 which means that you can start buying your tickets for this year’s open air production of Richard III.  It’s already shaping up to be one of our most popular productions so check diaries, invite your friends and hurry up and get booking!   See you there.

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Happy New Year – unless you get in the way of the Duke of Gloucester…

January 2, 2018 - Reuben Milne

Here’s wishing all of our wonderful supporters a very, very happy 2018.  And anyone less than content with our current winter, well, you know how that works out…

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