The Hoghton Players is an amateur dramatics group from the village of Hoghton, near Preston, in Lancashire. We look to perform at least 2 plays per year to suit all tastes.
Whether you are due to watch one of our performances for the first time or, like many, you are returning to watch us again, you are very welcome and we would like to thank everyone who has been involved over the years and to all of our supporters across the country.
Our dear friend Brian Hoyle passed away on Thursday 16th November 2023.
He was a long-standing dedicated member of The Hoghton Players
& served on the committee for many years.
Brian often performed on stage and also successfully directed many of our productions & along with his wife Joyce, were our efficient bartenders.
He will be sadly missed and remembered with great affection.
Thank you Brian for so many wonderful memories ❤️
A teenager in a North Country town, Billy Fisher weaves a world of his own out of his day dreams.
He is an incurable liar, idle and dishonest, and to escape from his dull job as an undertaker's clerk and his dreary domestic background, he imagines himself in so many different situations that truth and fiction become hopelessly intermingled. His family is unable to understand or control him, though they realise that he is a good for nothing.
Will one of three girls to whom he is simultaneously engaged to be able to help?
Will he be given the chance to start a new life?
Or will he prefer his dreams to reality?
ONLINE TICKET BOOKING SERVICE IS NOW AVAILABLE
The Hoghton Players are pleased to announce that tickets for our performances are now available, on line, via ticketsource. To book tickets simply click on the "Book Now" link below
Or scan the QR code
to everyone who came to watch our "One Act Comedies and Monologue" performed April 27th - 30th 2023.
Fancy a Trip down Memory Lane?
We have searched the archives and have started to upload old photographs, starting with our first ever play, Friends and Neighbours back in 1996!
To see the photos click Photos from 1996 - 2003
Our audiences and the Hoghton Players have donated more than £5,000 to a number of local charities in the last few years. Not only are you supporting local talent by watching our productions, but you are also supporting worthwhile causes.
From all of us at the Hoghton Players we would like to say THANK YOU.
To see the charity donations click here
NODA REVIEW FOR "ONE ACT PLAYS & MONOLGUE"
Our NODA review is here - please click One Act Plays & Monologue
As you know, we won the district award for 'Best Artistic Direction' for Dangerous Corner at the February awards event.
All winners go forward to the North West regional conference in Manchester, which took place this past weekend.
Our new NODA rep, Paul Mason contacted us yesterday to say.......
WE HAVE WON AGAIN !!
THE REGIONAL TROPHY
The area runs from Carlisle in the north to Cheshire in the South and all the North West coast, including The Isle of Man, Liverpool the Wirral and Manchester, across to the Pennines. A vast area with a lot of large drama groups.!
You were all such a fantastic cast and crew.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE !!
We received 4 NODA nominations for our 2019 plays. The awards evening was held on Saturday 8th February 2020. Unfortunately, we had no winners, but, as always, we were delighted to be nominated!
We received 9 nominations for our 2018 plays, but did we win anything? Click on this link to find out! NODA AWARDS
We have seen a 34% Increase in visitors to our website this year compared to last year. We average
75 visitors a month! Thank you for visiting our site and supporting our group.
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