Bazaar and Rummage

Director, Gil Burns, will be holding an audition for the November play, on Saturday 7 September, 7pm, at the theatre.

Bazaar and Rummage, by Sue Townsend, is set in a church hall, somewhere in the UK. It is the funny and moving story of a self-help group of agoraphobic women who decide to break out of their troubled and insular lives, for one day at least, by bravely staging a ‘bazaar and rummage sale’.

Gil is looking for 6 women to play the following parts:

Margaret – a working class ‘vulgarian’ who has been agoraphobic for 15 years

Bell-Bell – an obsessively clean agoraphobic who plays the piano (so a real pianist would be desirable!)

Fliss – a young(ish) trainee social worker

Gwenda – a middle aged volunteer social worker and ex-agoraphobic

Katrina – an agoraphobic, ex-variety ‘songstress’

WPC – a female community police officer, terrified of community policing! (this is a very small role and the character only appears at the end of the play)

For the audition Gil will be asking people to read and perform specific sections of the script for which they will have a short amount of rehearsal time.

If you want to discuss anything with the director, email or phone her on 07905 779271.

Be My Baby

We welcome new members

New membership is the lifeblood of any theatre, which is why Hebden Bridge Little Theatre holds OPEN CASTINGS at the read-throughs for all of our plays. Read-throughs are a great way of getting to know the theatre. They’re fun and informal, because we know it can take a lot of nerve to join a new group of people.
It’s also a great way of dipping your toe in the water, and try out a bit of acting to see if you enjoy it. Maybe you want to work back stage or front-of-house, but whatever the reason, it’s how most of our members started.

So why not drop in and give it a try? And if you’re an old hand, why not get back into the habit?

Simply come to the theatre on the date above, pick up a Membership Application form at the theatre, or email our Membership Secretary, Trizia Wells, at, enclosing your name, address and telephone number. We’d like to see you!