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Hindle Wakes


Stanley Houghton

9th to 14th October 2023

It’s holiday week in the Lancashire town of Hindle, just before the First World War. Fanny Hawthorn, a spirited, determined mill girl, has just returned from a weekend in Blackpool with her friend Mary Hollins. At least that’s what she tells her parents. In fact, she’s been spending the weekend with Alan Jeffcote, a wealthy mill owner’s son who is engaged to someone else. When Fanny’s parents discover the truth, they set out to ensure that Alan will do the decent thing and marry her – only to discover that Fanny has her own ideas on the matter…

One of the first plays to have a working class female protagonist, Hindle Wakes was hugely controversial at the time of its writing.

A 1912 feminist classic.

Rehearsal photographs

FannyNiamh Phelan
Mrs HawthornLinda Batson
Christopher HawthornKieth Thompson
Mr JeffcoteAndy Neve
Mrs JeffcoteVal Middleton-Egan
Alan JeffcoteJamie King
Sir Timothy FarrarAl Fowkes
Beatrice FarrarJess Trinble
AlfredAlex Ashton
DirectorIan Cole
Stage ManagerColette Fitton
PromptBelinda Coghlan, Diana Boswell
Props/ASMIan Cole
LightingBruce Williams
SoundMark Seyler, Helen Fitton
WardrobePat Barrow, Di James
Rehearsal photographsChris Hills
Ticket SecretaryJane Anderson