Our Next Show!
Who are we
Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society, or HATS, is an theatrical group in Holsworthy, North Devon. We stage plays, comedies, musicals and pantomimes and run our own HATS Theatre - for both our productions and events run by the local community....
What do you want to do:
What's on - find out about future events at the Theatre.
Book a Seat - find out how to book a seat at the Theatre, relevant contact details, even a seat plan of the theatre. Alas, no on-line booking - yet!
Joining in - for information about us and how you can join us, sponsor a seat or even book the Theatre for your own production.
Lots about HATS - everything you wanted to know about HATS, and maybe much you didn't! Find out how we are organised, our Committee, our Constitution, about our fundraising initiatives, our history (way back to the 1920's) and even an extensive description of what goes on to make a production. You can even find out how to borrow our costumes.
Members'Information - as it suggests this is information of most relevance to members - newsletters, shows, events - both current information and an extensive archive section
Past productions - details and photos of past productions.
HATS is affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association
The Theatre is in Bodmin Street, Holsworthy,
Devon EX21 6BH, Tel: 01409 253826.
Leave a phone message, or contact us through this Site.
Next Public Show
Thu 21st May ... Sat 30th May 2015
Today!Box Office now open
(10am - 3pm, Mon-Sat)
Doors Open: 7.00 pmFurther Information
Auditions for Noises Off!
Written by Michael Frayn, produced by Sarah O'Connor
Auditions will be held:
Tuesday 2nd June @ 7.30 pm &
Thursday 4th June @ 7.30 pm
There will probably be a secondary audition the following week for some of the parts, due to certain characteristics being required.
Click here for synopsis and character descriptions.
If you are unable to attend and wish to be considered then please contact Sarah via e-mail:
HATS Summer Barbeque
Saturday 25th July
Beer Hill House, Clawton EX22 6QN
We will be selling tickets for this event to ensure we get a rough head count to assist with the catering quantities. Tickets/entry: £4 per person. Eat as much as you like until the food runs out. A vegetarian option will be available. Bring your own drinks, and a camping chair if you want one.
☼ BRING ON THE SUNSHINE! ☼
News see all
Noel Coward’s hilarious supernatural comedy, Blithe Spirit, comes to Holsworthy later this month. The play first opened in London’s West End in 1941 and has barely been off stage since. Director, Evelyn Earles said: "We have a great cast for this excellent play, featuring some HATS regulars and some new talent. If you’ve never seen one of our productions, I urge you to come along and give it a go." Tickets are on sale now from the theatre box office.
HATS' play for September 2015 will be Noises Off - "a farce about a farce..." - written by Michael Frayn, produced and directed by Sarah O'Connor. Click for further information (and to find out how to audition for a part).
Producer Eve Earles has selected her cast for HATS' 2015 Spring play, and full rehearsals are under way. For cast details click here.
HATS has presented a cheque donation to North Devon Hospice after fundraising through its panto ticket sales.
The latest newsletter is now available to read online.
Ian Goodenough of NODA (The National Operatic and Dramatic Association) says HATS just keeps getting better and better: "I thought last year’s production was good. This year you topped it. I can’t wait for 2016!"
Re-live the story, fun, and priceless facial expressions captured in these photographs from this year's pantomime!
Click for a sneaky peek behind the scenes and a synopsis of this year's panto...