Amateur Dramatic Society – HAMS
HAMS’ is a friendly, strong drama group with high standards, and a membership of about 30 and a current age range from 16 - 86. We have a good mix of technical expertise, stage management including costume and props, actors and front of house people. We enjoy play readings, theatre visits, workshops, performance and all things theatrical.
Contact: Andy Stocks
- 01235 815344
Contact: Mary Hands
- 01235 819057
HAMS‘ is a friendly, strong drama group with high standards, and a membership of about 30 and a current age range from 16 – 86. We have a good mix of technical expertise, stage management including costume and props, actors and front of house people. We enjoy play readings, theatre visits, workshops, performance and all things theatrical.
Since 2010 HAMS has performed an annual production in late March or early April. These have proved very popular and enjoyed full houses over evening and matinee performances. Under the guidance of our director, Mary Hands, we can now boast the following successful productions:
2017 – ‘Grimm Tales’, an adaptation of Grimm’s Folk Tales by Carol Ann Duffy.
2016 – “Vintage Hitchcock, A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry.
2015 – a modern adaptation of the medieval morality play ‘Everyman’.
2014 – Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’.
2013 – ‘Alice in Wonderland’, script by our own Mary Hands from the original book by Lewis Carol.
2012 – an adaptation of Laurie Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’
2011 – ‘Canterbury Tales made Modern’, a bawdy romp through some of Chaucer’s best known tales.
2010 – our first production was Dylan Thomas’s ‘Under Milkwood’.
In August 2015, 2016 and 2017 HAMS presented ‘An Evening of Nonsense’, a one night only show that included sketches, rhymes, readings and songs and which proved a big success. These have been sell outs.
The 2018 HAMS production has been sighted out on the wine-dark sea. We will be tackling Homer’s epic of all epics, The Odyssey.
Yes! An evening spent retelling the travels and trials of Odysseus during his ten years of wandering after the sack of Troy; eventually returning home to Ithaca and rescuing his wife Penelope from unwanted suiters.
We will tell the story with gusto, pathos, silliness, song and audience participation; a rollicking romp told from the point of view of the epic’s supporting characters.
Have fun while we tell how Odysseus and his ever-shrinking crew overcome all the obstacles in their way, from Cyclops to cows.
Performances will be on:
Wednesday 21st, Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th March 2018
Venue is East Hagbourne Village Hall.
Doors and bar open 6:45 pm, performance starts 7:30 pm
Tickets are available now from:
East Hagbourne Post Office (during post office hours)
or call Viv Stocks 01235 815344 or Di Duff 01235 813349
or, for the first time, online at www.WeGotTickets.com (search for HAMS)
New members are always welcome, no matter which aspect of theatre they are interested in. From complete beginners to experts, we have room for all, and we need your talents. Especially the ones you don’t even know you have yet!
If you are interested in joining HAMS to help backstage, front-of-house, or perform onstage then please use one of the following contacts:
Mary Hands 01235 819057 firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Stocks 01235 815344 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org