At The Village Hall 18th and 19th August
Doors open 7.pm, play starts at 7.30pm
Bookings now being taken
Tickets £8 inc Programme
Tel 01823 433698 or
email the boxoffice
Eight years ago, Halse Players was born with the pantomime, Cinderella
and the Forty Thieves in the Wood. Anyone who saw it, and anyone who
was in it, will always remember the sheer fun it was, but it would be
hard to envisage that, from such a beginning we would have grown into
the group which now forms Halse Players.
Over the years we have put on just short of 20 productions, with casts
ranging from one (Shirley Valentine) to almost too many to count
(Mini-Musicals). Elaborate sets have been constructed: three different
kitchens in Absurd Person Singular; three different rooms for Pack of
Lies. New people have been roped in either to act or to put in time
backstage for pretty much every production some have even returned
to perform more than once!
Audiences have been loyal turning out in the snow and ice and rain to be
entertained. And the reputation of the Players is growing - as well as
support from Halse itself, we are increasingly drawing audiences from
the surrounding villages and Taunton.
A lot of time and work goes into putting on a play: learning lines;
learning moves; making costumes; sourcing props and furniture;
designing and constructing sets; producing programmes; advertising -
it's a long list. But along the way we have a lot of fun and laughter,
and experience a genuine sense of loss when each production is over and
the set packed away.
If anyone is interested in joining us, please do get in contact We'd be
glad to have you.
Photographs from past performances