REMEMBERING 60 YEARS OF LOCAL THEATREJune 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 email@example.com.
Exclusive Shakespearean event – brought to you by SaTG and The George HotelMarch 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01480 432444 (option 3). Full payment will be taken at time of booking (tickets are non-refundable).
Support our bursary winners this weekMarch 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.
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 email@example.com.
Thanks in advance!Learn More
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.Learn More
‘The Dream’ has been castDecember 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!Learn More
Date for your diary: Shakespeare at The George AGMSeptember 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.
A G E N D A
1. Welcome by Chairman Richard Brown
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 BusinessLearn More
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.Learn More
Over 2,000 tickets gone – and there’s still a week to goJune 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!Learn More
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 https://cambs.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote.