Hartlepool stage show will be thoroughly modern

Hartlepool Stage Society at one of its previous shows.
Hartlepool Stage Society at one of its previous shows.

A society is going thoroughly modern with its latest musical.

And the public can enjoy the works of the Hartlepool Stage Society by buying tickets, which go on sale within days.

This production will feature performances from both the junior and adult societies, and is celebrating the modern musical - things written, released and revived since 2000

Sarah Barton, Hartlepool Stage Society

Hartlepool Stage Society will be presenting its annual concert, called Thoroughly Modern Musicals, in November. It will focus on musicals which have graced the stage since 2000.

But before then, there are plenty of other society activities on the way.

It will hold its summer fair on Saturday, June 13, running from 10am to noon in the Throston Community Centre, which is in Glamorgan Grove.

Stage Society spokesman Sarah Barton said: “As well as having the very first opportunity to buy tickets for our concert, visitors to the fair will be tempted by cakes, raffles, tombolas, games, and craft stalls by local businesses.”

She described the fair as “guaranteed fun for all the family”.

The society has just marked its 60th year in existence. It was formerly known as the Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

It was based in Walmsley Hall, which was in Osborne Road, in Hartlepool, before it outgrew the hall and needed to move on.

It is a non-profit organisation.

Members rehearse on a Tuesday and Thursday in the Stage Society Hall, in the Throston Grange Community Centre.

As well as the long-running senior section, there is also a junior society, which was formed in September 2012.

Both sections will be involved in the new show, said Sarah.

She said the show will be held on November 12 and 13 with performances starting at 7pm each evening.

Sarah said: “This production will feature performances from both the junior and adult societies, and is celebrating the modern musical – things written, released and revived since 2000.”

Tickets cost £8 each, and will be available from any member of the society, or by contacting Sarah on 07882 576863.