Our 2015 line-up is announced!

We’ve been very busy here at hjHQ getting all the hj1act 2015 entries organised and now we’re finally ready to announce our full line-up!

First up, here are the great shows that will get things going with a bang on our opening night:

Thursday 9th April

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RWB Productions


a drama based on an original story by Amanda Davey
adapted for the stage by Paula Clifford

A young girl at the psychic fayre asks Moonwillow to help her ease her pain. Her story of love and loss is shockingly unexpected.

RWB return to the hj1act stage with another original production after their 2014 award winning play ‘There Just Has to be Another Way’ by Paula and Derek Clifford.  Find out more about RWB HERE and HERE


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Marlborough Young Actors

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

a drama by William Shakespeare
adapted by Anna Friend

William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors; their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder – it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

In their first hj1act, The Marlborough Young Actors take on this classic tale of fairies and love and with the help of a lot of wigs, music they will weave this magical story into something quite unique. High energy with lots of fun, frolics and the occasional bit of cross-dressing.

It’s Shakespeare but not as you know it!

We’re very excited to welcome Marlborough Young Actors to hj1act; their debut here is a wonderful addition to our vibrant Youth Section.

Find out more about Marlborough Young Actors HERE and HERE

Language: Non-offensive



Curtain up is at 7.15pm and there will be a short interval between the two plays. To conclude the evening our GoDA adjudicator Sue Doherty will take to the stage to deliver her adjudication on the evening’s productions.


Get your tickets now from the Arts Centre Box Office on (01793) 524481

Swindon Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BJ

Tickets are £10.50 and £8 concessions. Ask at the Box Office for other great deals!


NEXT UP: Our Friday Night line-up


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