What do you think of Hatstand Opera so far?

Rather than us keep telling you what a great show “Vocal Vices” is, or indeed what fun a Hatstand Opera show can be, we thought we’d let our audiences do the talking instead! Here’s a short Hatstand Opera video (OK, slide show with audio) of what the good folk of Chatteris said earlier this month about our performance of the Hatstand Opera show, “Lights, Camera…Action!”
HSO_audience_voxpop @ Yahoo! Video

Remember, all our Vocal Vices tour dates are under the “Tour Dates” tab (funny that), or here’s a quick summary:

Saturday 20 June 2009 at 7.30pm
Vocal Vices
St John’s Church, Walton, Chesterfield
Information: 01246 567118 / 861997
http://www.artsderbyshire.org.uk/find_artist/minisites/Hartwell/ hatstand_opera.html

Tuesday 23 June, 6.45pm for 7.30pm
Vocal Vices (cabaret edition)
Sun Pavilion, Harrogate
Ticket includes 3 course meal & pre-event drink
Box Office: 01423 322 586
http://www.aldboroughfestival.co.uk

Saturday 27 June at 7.15pm
Vocal Vices
Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Hants
– Rides on Exbury’s Steam Railway and Hot Air Balloon available.
– A prebooked Guided Walk by John Anderson, Head Gardener of Exbury
– Refreshments available to purchase.
– Bring your own picnic, or picnics can be pre-ordered from Antonia on 023 8089 8737.
Book online at http://www.fairbridge.org.uk/events
Call 020 7902 1243 or email exbury@fairbridge.org.uk

Sunday 28 June at 7.30pm
Vocal Vices
Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Book online and see the seating plan!
https://exetertickets.purchase-tickets-online.co.uk/public/hall.asp
Theatre box office: 01392 493 493
http://www.exeter.gov.uk/festival

AUGUST 2009
Tuesday 4 August at 7.30pm
Vocal Vices
Marquee on the Greensward, Frinton-on-Sea
Tickets available from 1 July from:
Frinton Free Church, Connaught Ave – 01255 679585
Frinton Parish Church, Old Road – 01255 679164

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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From Exbury to Exeter, Holymoorside to Harrogate!

Busy doin' nothing? I think not...

Busy doin' nothing? I think not...

This summer, Hatstand Opera performances are like buses; none for days, then four of them come along at once!

The busy week in question starts on Sat 20 June, when we are performing at the Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival. With barely a night off for good (or bad) behaviour, we’re at the Sun Pavilion in Harrogate on Tues 23 June as part of the North Aldborough Festival. (With us so far?). Then a fabulous weekend, starting with an open air performance at the gorgeous Exbury Gardens in the New Forest Hampshire on Sat 27 June, then a fab drive along the Jurassic coast to Exeter’s Northcott Theatre for a performance as part of the Exeter Festival on Sun 28 June.

Which only proves there really is no rest for the wicked!

Full details on how to book any of these performances are on our Tour Dates page – just clock on the tab above.