Songs For A New World – The Musical

Thank you to everyone that sent in an audition for “Songs For a New World”. The talent was off the scale and as always decisions were very tough. Congratulations to all those listed, the show is going to be amazing!

Opening Sequence 1: The New World – Company
Opening Sequence 2: On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492: Michelle Metcalfe and Company
Just One Step: Rachel Bower
I’m Not Afraid of Anything: Elinor Kirby
The River Won’t Flow: Luke Gillingham, Mark Jardine and Company
Stars and the Moon: Pauline Milroy
She Cries: Joe Spence
The Steam Train: Aaron Bolton and Company
The World Was Dancing: Sam Mitchell, Hannah Wilson and Company
Surabaya-Santa: Sarah Brodie
Christmas Lullaby: Holly Brigden
King of the World: Russell Fallon
I’d Give It All For You: Christian Brodie and Rachel Waters
The Flagmaker, 1775: Sarah North
Flying Home: Emily Hardy and Company
Hear My Song: Georgia Wormald, Tanya Sewell and Company

Featured soloist will also sing within the company.

Company:

Bethany Headland, Kevin Hickson, Alistair Hull, Elise Johnson, Katie Osindeinde, Courtney Puckering, Colin Thompson, Marianne Todd

Remaining solo lines which will be allocated during the rehearsal period.

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

With all the Pantomimes cancelled, poor Diddles has nothing to do and is alone after a long isolated year, at home, and it looks like Christmas won’t be any different.  Or will it?

Diddles finds his friends have been up to all sorts to brighten up Christmas and share with him those special moments to make everyone’s Christmas as magical as ever. (Oh yes they have!) 

Look out for TikTokly Come Dancing, The Great Dame Off, Piddlington’s got talent, songs and laughs from some of your favourite panto friends and much more.

This is a special online production brought to you by all at Hessle Theatre Company for free. 

Premiering on our YouTube channel on Saturday 19 December at 8pm
And then available for all to watch throughout the Christmas period.

No one does Christmas Panto quite like Hessle Theatre Company!

Regina Monologues

Regina Monologue Ticket Information

To buy tickets CLICK HERE

TICKET PRICES
$7 + $2.95 booking fee single or
$13 for household +
$3.95 booking fee
*NSTF may be applied by card issuer

$7 is approx £5.10
$13 is approx £9.50
$2.95 approx £2.15
$3.95 approx £2.90

CAST

Cathy (Katherine of Aragon) – Nicola Wilson

Annie (Anne Boleyn) – Sarah Brodie

Jane (Jane Seymour) – Sarah-Lucy Penny

Anna (Anna of Cleves) – Rachel Bower

Katie (Katherine Howard) – Holly Brigden

Katherine (Katherine Parr) – Georgina Garton


About the play

“Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived…”

Admired, vilified, dehumanised. Three Catherines, two Annes and a Jane. Six women with one thing in common – marriage to a man called Henry – have passed into historical legend. Of course, it couldn’t happen these days…

Six modern women have also married one man. Their lives are both separate and intertwined as they tell their stories from a room in which they have all once lived. Their experiences – miscarriage, love affairs, betrayal, and a shared loathing of all things ginger – are portrayed with humour, pathos and a great deal of wine.

The plight of those sixteenth century women is personal, poignant and still relevant five hundred years on.

Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer’s play was first performed in St Albans in 2004 and went on to enjoy sell-out runs in Edinburgh and Jermyn Street. The Regina Monologues is packed with opportunities for humour and pathos, and richly woven with ‘in jokes’ relating to the wives’ real historic counterparts.

Cinderella

30th November to 2nd December 2018 – Hessle Town Hall

Following on from the success of last year’s panto, Aladdin, Hessle Theatre Company are back to bring you a Christmas show full of songs, laughs and ADVENTURE!

 

Cast List

FAIRY GODMOTHER – Bethany Headland
CINDERELLA – Sarah Brodie
BUTTONS – Mark Jardine
CHANTAY + SASHAY (Ugly sisters) –Chris Holmes and Martin Beaumont
BARONESS (Ugly step mother) – Kevin Hickson
BARON – Neal Edlin
DIDDLES – Sally Hague
PRINCE CHARMING – Hannah Wilson
DANDINI – Nikki Wilson
CHAMBERLAIN – Luke Gillingham
ANNOUNCER – Tim Drage

Ensemble:

Aaron Bolton
Abbey Headland
Abigail Potter
Alice Kitchen
Alison Imrie
Allison Owen
Cameron Rudland
Dave Taft
Emily Calvert
Hannah Fallon
Luke Cardwell
Rachel Adamson
Sam Mills
Tim Drage

Aladdin

30th November to 3rd December 2017 – Hessle Town Hall

After the sell out success of last year’s SELL OUT panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hessle Theatre Company are back to bring you a Christmas show full of songs, laughs and ADVENTURE!

 

Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm – Saturday and Sunday at 2pm & 7pm

BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

 

Tickets are ONLY £8 for adults and £5 for children under 16
Don’t miss this – book now!

Cast List

Abanazar – Mark Holehouse
Slave of the Ring – Simon Riley
Widow Twankey – Kevin Hickson
Wishee Washee – Luke Cardwell
Genie of the Lamp – Tiolina Puteh
Princess Jasmine – Lucy Marshall
Aladdin – Hannah Wilson
Empress Won Tun – Clare Crowther
Hose Mi Down – Abi Potter
Won Long Ping – Nikki Wilson
Won Long Pong – Olivia Stocks
Inspector Li Lo – Luke Gillingham

Ensemble:

Pearl Williamson
Alison Imrie
Aaron Bolton
Emily Calvert

Soho Cinders

Soho Cinders – Hull Truck, 4th – 8th September 2018

Robbie: Joe Spence
Velcro: Georgia Wormald
James: Christian Brodie
Marilyn: Hannah Wilson
Clodagh: Gina Garton
Dana: Rachel Adamson
William: Luke Cardwell
Lord Bellingham: Kevin Hickson
Sidesaddle: Sally Hague
Sasha: Lucy Marshall
Narrator: Mizz Gavinia Edwards

Chorus (Female):
Kerry Bailey
Emma Burgess
Alice Hemmingway
Hayley Hilton
Soraya Hussain
Abigail Potter
Sophie Robinson
Laura Suter

Chorus (Male):
Danny Barr
James Galer
Luke Gillingham
Owen Hyde
Mark Jardine
Joe Porte
Lee Roberts
Michael Stothard

 

Soho Cinders

Edgy, fun and deliciously naughty, Soho Cinders celebrates the capital’s most colourful district and is set to get London’s temperature soaring this summer.

When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie’s worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story.

The potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you’ll be humming long past the stroke of midnight!

“Soho Cinders is packed with the best songs Stiles & Drewe have yet written, driving character, plot & wit in perfect harmony (in every sense)…”  Mark Shenton, The Stage



“In common with the entire audience, rose to my feet and cheered and cheered until I was hoarse.”  Stephen Fry

 

Made In Dagenham

Made In Dagenham – 19th to 23rd March 2019

Cast List

Rita O’Grady – Emma Rokahr
Eddie O’Grady – Joe Porte
Beryl – Katherine Fitzgerald
Clare – Georgia Wormald
Sandra – Sarah Brodie
Cass – Michelle Metcalfe
Jeremy Hopkins – Richard Foot
Lisa Hopkins – Hannah Wilson
Mr Tooley – Chris Holmes
Monty – Kevin Hickson
Sid – Maxwell Smales
Bill – Nathan Majors
Gregory Hubble – Mark Jardine
Ron Macer – Tim Drage
Buckton – Jonathan Wainman
Connie – Linda Burgess
Barbara Castle – Sarah North
Harold Wilson – Neal Edlin
Parliamentary Aide – James Galer
Parliamentary Aide – Luke Cardwell
Parliamentary Aide – Cameron Rudland
Cortina Man – Russell Fallon
Barry – Luke Gillingham

Children

Graham – Elliot Harley & Douglas Julian
Sharon – Imogen Wickens & Trudy Thompson

Female Ensemble

Abigail Potter, Alice Kitching, Alice Hemmingway, Alison Imrie, Carla Navaro, Dot Gilchrist, Elaine Windass, Georgina Garton, Hannah Colthup, Heather Hartley, Joanne Holmes, Karen Todman, Kate Wade, Kelly Lightfoot, Liz Carmichael, Naomi Quin, Natalie Houfe, Nikki Wilson, Pauline Simpson, Rachel Adamson, Rachel Gilroy, Sam Blakey, Sarah Lucy Penny, Sophie Robinson.

Male Ensemble

Cameron Rudland, Chris Holmes, Colin Thompson, David Reeves, James Aygun, James Galer, Joe Porte, Jonathan Wainman, Kevin Hickson, Lucas Meagor, Luke Cardwell, Luke Gillingham, Mark Jardine, Matty Millward, Maxwell Smales, Nathan Major, Owen Hyde, Phil Cooke, Phillip McKinley, Russell Fallon, Sam Mills, Tim Drage.

 


Made In Dagenham

“Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting new West End musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.

Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’. Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for?

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.” © www.madeindagenhamthemusical.com

Cast of Hessle Theatre Company’s “The Baker’s Wife” take tips from real bakery

A few of our members from The Baker’s Wife company recently paid a visit to Jackson’s Bakery to get some bread-making tips ahead of the show’s run at Hull Truck Theatre.

With William Jackson Food Group being our main show sponsor for this production, we were thrilled to be invited to spend an afternoon with a long established, highly reputable local company.

Neal Edlin and Hannah Wilson, playing baker Aimable Castagnet and his wife Genevieve, went on a full tour of the bakery and even had a go at making their own bread. Our Chairman, John Drury, also accompanied them and captured some photos (displayed below) as a memento of the afternoon.

They also had a culinary history lesson from Jackson’s bakers Kevan and Katy, who taught them about the traditional bread making methods of the 1930s, the era in which is the show is set.

Neal said ‘We learnt such a lot, not only about the difference in bread making techniques over the last 100 years, but also about what an integral part of life a loaf of bread actually is! It’s really helped me to appreciate all the work a baker has to do in baking a perfect loaf!’

After spending time in the bakery Hannah commented ‘I now have so much respect for bakers – I couldn’t even roll a sausage shape out of dough! I’ve never seen so much bread in my life.’

All 3 of them had a fantastic afternoon at Jackson’s Bakery and we’re really grateful for the hospitality showed by Georgia and everyone else involved.

Victoria Kennedy, Marketing and Communications Manager at Jackson’s Bakery, added ‘We’re really pleased to have hosted Hessle Theatre Company and shared with them the bread-making knowledge and passion that we have here at Jackson’s.’

Don’t forget, tickets are now on sale !! Visit the Hull Truck website to book online!