Wife After Death

The director, Hannah Stow, is holding a read-through/audition for Wife After Death, by Eric Chappell, on Sunday 30 January, at 7.30pm. The play was partly cast in 2020, before it was cancelled due to the pandemic. Hannah is now looking for 3 actors, two men and one woman, in their 40s to 60s.

The play runs from 25-30 April 2022.

Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects.

An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave’s ex-wife from before he was famous, causing the guests to wonder if they ever knew the ‘real’ Dave.

Three weeks later, they gather again for the disposal of Dave’s ashes.

The atmosphere is tense, but as more truths are revealed, Dave seems to be having the last laugh, from beyond the grave.

‘… a terrific evening of love and laughter’

The British Theatre Guide

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, Gilly Walker, at membership@hblt.co.uk, enclosing your name, address and telephone number. We'd like to see you!