Rep Returns 2020
The 2019 season was a resounding success, building on the momentum of 2018 when our rep revival was launched. This year comprised three shows in three weeks all performed by one company, attracting more than 4000 people into our wonderful auditorium.
In 2018, the company performed Boeing Boeing, Dial M for Murder and Private Lives and in 2019 the company performed On The Piste, Deathtrap and The 39 Steps. Titles are yet to be announced for 2020 but we are pleased to confirm that the company has been invited to return!
Traditionally a repertory theatre company is a group of actors who perform a small number of plays for just a few weeks at a time, and there’s a strong history of repertory at Harrogate Theatre. The White Rose Players formed by William Peacock in the 1930’s (one of the first weekly rep companies in the country), and the theatre became a producing venue. The White Rose Players performed around 45 plays a year and continued through to the mid 1950’s. In more recent years, Harrogate Theatre has operated largely as a touring venue. In partnership with Phil&Ben Productions we are keen to build on our legacy as a repertory theatre.
What our audience said in 2019:
“Just a quick note to say how much we've enjoyed the last three weeks. Well done, looking forward to next year!” Sarah and Peter Emson by email
“We loved all the productions. Our thanks to actors, all off stage staff, everyone involved. We will definitely be back next year. Thanks again.” Rose Moulton by email
“Well, what a fantastic three weeks-worth of entertainment you have put on this year. Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed all of the three plays we saw and very happy to hear the company has been invited back next year. My husband and I came to see On the Piste, and Death Trap. On Thursday, a group of six of us (all ladies) came to see The 39 Steps. My husband then decided he wanted to see The 39 Steps (he had previously seen it in the West End), so we both came last night, and ran into one of the ladies who came on Thursday - she had enthused about the play and he decided he wanted to see it too (FOMO!!!)! So two of us came twice. Her husband gave it 10/10, and mine also enjoyed it immensely. Please pass on our appreciation and thanks to the cast, crew and creatives. I hope they enjoyed performing as much as we enjoyed watching.” Polly Whitehead by email