I N T R O D U C I N G
Welcome to the Hallam ’89 Theatre Club website.
As our name suggests, the club started life in 1989 following the merger of two longstanding Sheffield Amdram Societies (Hallam Theatre Club and Prism) and in our 30+ years of existence it’s fair to say that the last 18 months have been the most challenging. We very much regret that we have not been able to welcome our regular patrons (and new ones) to productions at the University Drama Studio but thanks to our loyal members we have been able to continue with our usual weekly meetings, initially via Zoom, then in members’ back gardens and since June back in our normal rehearsal rooms at Ranmoor.
You’ll find some of the results of our efforts in the Multimedia section of this website. There’s a series of video monologues recounting members’ lockdown experiences and a “radio play” version of A Christmas Carol with more “radio plays” to follow soon – all free to access and download. And since we performed No More Sitting on the Old School Bench (by Alan Bleasdale) in February 2020 we’ve been preparing our next production, The Railway Children, adapted for the stage by our very own David Hague.
Well, the Green Dragon (as the train in The Railway Children is called) may be pulled into the station rather later than anticipated, but it arrived at Stannington as part of Stannington Library’s “Story Festival” in September and again Crookes Club in October.
Our next production will be a Pie and Peas supper with a Murder Mystery play written by Steve Holmes. This is the return after our January postponement and will be on Thursday 26th May 2022. Those that purchased tickets previously will still be valid.
If you’d like to be part of the group or join our mailing list, we’d love to hear from you