(Latest news appears at the top of this page).

December 2018

Press coverage of Pantomime, thanks to the Tameside Reporter:

December 2018

– Important information –

On December 10th, HLT called an EGM, to be held on Wednesday January 9th at Studio 9 at 8pm, to discuss ticketing.

There will be a further EGM in March to discuss policy. (Date tbc).

We invite all members to attend and discuss these matters.

Many thanks,
The HLT Committee.

November 2018


For the first time in Hyde Little Theatre’s history, we have completely sold out our Pantomime production for the full week, before we have even opened the doors to the public!

This is a first for the society, and the theatre itself, and we hope that our audiences enjoy the hard work and dedication that our cast and crew have put into making this Panto extra-special!


October 17th

September 12th

‘A Woman Left Lonely’ -The Songs and Sadness of Janis Joplin
27th-29th September, Hyde Festival Theatre


T his new play from award winning writer Rob Johnston, from an original concept by Peter Wright, takes us to the last few months of 1960’s icon, Janis Joplin’s, life. Janis tragically died from a drug overdose on October 4th 1970 at the age of 27.

She shunned the inward looking, conformist life of Port Arthur, Texas, where she always felt she was an outsider, to become one of rock music’s greatest ever performers who is still revered today. Featuring 14 songs from her back catalogue, this one woman play takes on the emotional roller coaster that was Janis Joplin’s life.


Janis will be played by Linzi Matthews whose credits include Blood Brothers (West End & national tour), Loot at Hull Truck and at Oldham Coliseum in their hugely popular pantomimes. Her TV credits include Coronation St and Warriors.

Come and support our local theatre, with profits from the production going into the upkeep costs of the theatre.

September 10th

HLT’s AGM will be held at Studio 9 on October 22nd at 8pm.

All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

August 2nd

Due to the Summer break, our Tuesday night Studio 9 bar will be closed until Tuesday 4th September.

We look forward to welcoming you for a drink in September!

July 15th

Online Ticket Sales
Following the award-winning success of last year’s ‘Dick Whittington,’ tickets are now on sale for ‘Robin Hood.’

For the first time Hyde Little Theatre are delighted to be offering online ticket sales for this production, and tickets are selling already!

Tickets are available to book NOW at www.sparksem.com and also via their friendly hotline at 0161 327 2781.

Please disregard any previous telephone numbers or contact details for Hyde Little Theatre tickets, as all tickets will now be sold via the above. £10 for adults and £8 concessions.

We look forward to seeing you this Christmas! Oh, yes we do!


GMDF 2017-2018 awards.

Hyde Little Theatre were thrilled to be nominated in the following categories for their 2017-2018 season.

Best Actor: Simon Sullivan -Dick Whittington
Best Choreography: Nicola McAree and Rebekah Brown -Dick Whittington
Best Supporting Actress: Alison Bowers -Goodnight Mister Tom
Best Supporting Actor: Seb Lassandro -Goodnight Mister Tom
Best Youth (Male): Adam Crompton -Goodnight Mister Tom
Best Youth (Male): Benji Lythe -Goodnight Mister Tom
Best Youth (Female): Anna Richardson -Goodnight Mister Tom
Adjudicator’s Award: In recognition of the work of the children in Goodnight Mister Tom
Best Pantomime: Dick Whittington

We were absolutely thrilled to win ‘Best Supporting Actress’ and ‘Best Pantomime’! 

27th May

‘Find Your Voice’ GMDF course.

Studio 9 is hosting a vocal techniques course on June 24th, on behalf of GMDF.

To book your place, and find out more information, visit:


8th May 2018


Theatre parking at Asda

Whilst previously patrons have been able to park for free during evening performances, Asda have now employed Parking Eye to manage their car park which gives 3 hour free parking and is monitored by number plate recognition cameras 24 hours a day. It is therefore not advised by HLT to park at Asda.

There are alternative car parks at:

Water Street
Croft Street

Evening charges: 6pm to midnight £1.00

Any patrons concerned about returning to their car after the show can ask a member of our Front of House staff to accompany them.

26th March 2018











14th March 2018


It is with deep regret that HLT have had to CANCEL our April production “Snake in the Grass” (April 18th -Sat 21st).

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you have booked tickets, please contact our ticket line for a full refund and the offer of complimentary tickets for our next play, Willy Russell’s ‘Blood Brothers’, (June 13th – 16th).

The decision to cancel was not taken lightly and due to an unavoidable set of circumstances, which HLT were unable to resolve in time to ensure we presented a production equal to our usual high standard, we have decided to cancel the production.

I sincerely hope that you will continue to support us at Hyde Little Theatre and look forward to seeing you all in June at the Festival Theatre for ‘Blood Brothers.’

Carol Lund – HLT Chair



3rd March 2018

🎭 Some key dates from HLT over the next few months for your diaries.

More details will be posted for each event as and when. Keep checking here and on the website! 🎭

19th March: ‘Blood Brothers’ reading auditions
28th April: HLT Quiz Night at Studio 9
13th-16th June: ‘Blood Brothers’ play
15th July: Pantomime auditions
Booking for Panto opens–
3rd November: Bonfire night at Studio 9
3rd-8th December: Pantomime. (Barry Crossley’s ‘Robin Hood.’)

Come down to Studio 9 every Tuesday evening for a drink and to see how you can get directly involved with the running and organising of HLT!

More events to be announced including a Family Charity Night and also a Studio 9 Theatrical Open Day.




20th February 2018:

HLT Charity bucket collection.

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Charity bucket collection at this year Panto each night. We raised an amazing £122 which is a tremendous start to this seasons support of the Alzheimer’s society.

This brings our total so far to £237.

10th February 2018:

29th January 2018:

Pantomime DVD showing.


HLT will be showing the DVD of our 2017 Pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’ at Studio 9 on Saturday February 24th. Showing starts at 6:30pm.

There will be a sweetie and drink stall for little people, and the bar will be open for the big people.

Orders for personal copies of the DVD will be taken and paid for on the night, with a percentage of each disc sold going to our annual charity, which is The Alzheimer’s Society this year.

4th January 2018:

Pantomime DVD night trailer.

A sneak-peek at some footage from Hyde Little Theatre’s 2017 Pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’.

HLT will be announcing a fun-filled film showing evening at Studio 9 in the next few weeks!

“Oh, yes we will!”

2nd January 2018:

Urgent youth AmDram casting call !

Hyde Little Theatre are looking for a young boy, approximately 10 years old (or playing age of), slight of build and small in stature to play the part of William Beech in our production of ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ in February.

Please privately message the Director, Carla Stokes, if you know anybody who might be interested.

We are also seeking a chorus of villagers and Londoners to fill scenes out and also act partly as stage-crew to ensure continuity.

13th December 2017:

HLT Charity bucket collection.

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Charity bucket collection at this year Panto each night. We raised an amazing £115 which is a tremendous start to this seasons support of the Alzheimer’s society.

8th December 2017:

HLT Panto a sell-out!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our last three performances for this year’s Pantomime are  sold out!

Thanks to all our audiences for supporting us, and we’re sorry for the people we had to turn away at the Box Office! You certainly missed a great show.

Book today for Pantomime 2018 !