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13th April 2018

A message from GMDF

Stage Fight and Combat Course this weekend 14th & 15th April

“My name is Catriona Cameron and I am a Manchester based actress. Since moving to the city I’ve struggled to find a quality stage combat course within my price range. Therefore, I have organised an ‘Intro to Combat for Stage and Screen’ and wondered if you might wish to pass the details on to any of your members who may find it beneficial.

It’s an introductory course over one weekend, so no previous experience is necessary and all fitness/experience levels are welcome. It’s a great opportunity to learn some skills, boost confidence. If this intro course is popular we can look into hosting longer, certified courses in the future.

The instructors are fully qualified and extremely experienced, all venue staff are DBS checked, the venue is fully insured and has dedicated first aid staff on site.
Please see below for course details.

Thank you,
Catriona Cameron

The details of the weekend course are as follows;

Manchester Stage Combat – Weekend Course ONLY £80
Saturday 14th April. – Sunday 15th April 2018.

In this exclusive two day workshop, renowned Fight Director ‘Marc Alden Taylor’ will teach you the basics of performance combat; covering techniques for both stage and screen.


Over two intensive days, Marc will teach you the basics of stage combat, how to make it look real and how to avoid injury. Followed by techniques for choreographing fight scenes to create the best visual effect. Each day will start at 10am and finish around 5pm with a lunch break.


The Course will be hosted by ‘Cloud Aerial Arts’, in the North-Wests largest circus training space at The Sky Loft, Pollard Street East, Manchester, M40 7FS
cloudaerialarts@gmail.com Cloud Booking www.cloudaerialbooking.co.uk


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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
8th July: HLT Summer Fair at Studio 9
15th July: Pantomime auditions
1st August: 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 !