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Next Production: Cancelled until further notice...

Update regarding several programming decisions your committee has made in light of the continuing pandemic lockdown.

As you know, we were due to stage a production of Return to the Forbidden Planet at the end of April. That project is still pending and we hope to revive it once amateur theatrical activity can recommence.
Our Songs of Stage and Screen: Take Two concert was to have taken place in July but, as we have been unable to even commence rehearsal, it will now also be “put on ice” until we can get back to work on it.
Sadly, we have had to abandon our production of Chicago altogether. It was due to be staged in October and had aroused considerable interest both within the society and from outside. In order to be ready for a first night on 20th October we would have had to be casting the show by now (allowing for a summer holiday break) and that is not feasible, of course, in the current social conditions. In addition, compared with Return to the Forbidden Planet, it is currently a very popular show for amateurs and a professional tour is planned for 2021 which means that the rights-holders will put it on their “unavailable for amateurs” list during the tour. Finally, they do not approve postponement requests for more than 12 months in advance, so we cannot effectively re-schedule a production at all at present. I know that will disappoint many of you, but there are other shows…..
9 to 5 remains resolutely alive at the moment. We have booked the Queen Mother Theatre for performances from 13th to 17th April 2021, in the fervent hope that we will be able to start sing-throughs and auditions before the end of this year and so give ourselves a good 12 weeks rehearsal run thereafter.
Above all, please be assured that your committee is very active during these frustrating weeks keeping our venue in good shape and planning for the new dawn which will surely come. In the meantime, please keep smiling, singing and hoping for a better day – which Sir Tom says will be tomorrow!

Ian Hamilton - Chairman

Hitchin Thespians Present:

Inspired Voices



27th & 28th March 2020 at 7:45pm
Woodside Hall, Hitchin

Tickets £12.00

Inspired Voices - music from the heart.
Join the choir of the Hitchin Thespians, under the baton of John Edwards, as they take you on a musical journey through some of the choral repertoire’s most beautiful and inspiring pieces. The audience will be treated to excerpts from the following: the classical perfection of Haydn’s Creation, the operatic drama of Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and perennial favourite the Cantique de Jean Racine by Faure. Interspersed with the choral items will be the opportunity to hear solos from works as varied as Vivaldi’s Gloria and the exquisite Simple Song from Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. An evening not to be missed!

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Hitchin Thespians Present:

Return to the Forbidden Planet


21st - 25th April 2020 at 7:45pm
Woodside Hall, Hitchin

Tickets £15.00

"Shakespeare's forgotten rock 'n' roll masterpiece"
Fasten your seat belts for the wildest ride of the year Hitchin Thespians present Return to the Forbidden Planet, a cult musical comedy with a solid gold rock'n'roll score!
Set in outer space (a first for the Thespians), the script combines a Shakespeare story and verse (another first for Thespians) with a vintage jukebox score of 1950s and 60s classics (yet another first).
Thrill to the sound of Good Vibrations as the spaceship veers out of control! Shiver as the soulful harmonies of It's a Man's Man's Man's World echo around Woodside Hall! Puzzle as to what the heck The Monster Mash is all about!
You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind show with a live band and a roller skating robot!

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Planned Programme 2020

Young Thespians Summer Review
June - Cancelled

Songs from Stage and Screen: Take 2
9th to 11th July - Cancelled

Chicago - Cancelled
20th to 24th October - Cancelled

Christmas at Woodside
10th to 12th December - Dates to be Confirmed

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