President’s Message

Adrian Roach – President, Hessle Theatre Company


Hello Everybody

Sadly I have to report after my starring role as Pope Francis in ‘Sister Act’ I have not had any offers of further parts. My agent Martin Beaumont has expressed his disappointment as he thought the role would launch my career in acting!!! I shall be returning to my fish round.Adrian1

That aside, what a week, well done to everybody from back stage to front of house it was one of the most memorable weeks in the history of Hessle Theatre Co. Packed house every night, in fact Saturday saw dozens of people turned away as the auditorium was full. The performances on stage were on a par with professional touring companies, the feedback from our patrons was totally incredible, people could not believe the star quality and for so many new supporters it endeared them to us like no other amateur theatre company could ever dream of or achieve.

We had hardly caught our breath before we were into rehearsing “Into the Woods” a great musical , made famous by the film with Meryl Streep, JohnnyDepp and James Corden. I know the hierarchy at Hull Truck are as excited as we are. It should be a huge success in the wake of Sister Act and all the best to everybody involved.

“City of Culture” 2017 looms fast with so many exciting events, shows, concerts planned for our City and we were recently invited to Hull Truck for a presentation regarding the plans for 2017. Hopefully Hessle Theatre will be a part of our City of Culture year.

As summer fast approaches may I take the opportunity to thank everybody for their input into Hessle Theatre , we have so many loyal conscientious and hard working members, not all of them have the spotlight on them but everybody “plays their part “ in making our amateur theatre company one of the most envied in the country. As always thank you for your support for me as your President, a pleasure and a privilege .

See you all soon

Kindest Regards


President and Pope.