The Hasland Theatre company have been around since our first production in 1944 and we are an amateur theatre group based in our own 100 seat Theatre, The Playhouse on Storforth Lane in Hasland (Where Else?!),Chesterfield in the county of Derbyshire. Our current production season runs from September to May each year and we perform 5 plays per season.
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Billy Liar - A comedy by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Performances on 12th to 17th September 2016 @ 7.30pm
Set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Stradhoughton, Billy Liar tells of a young undertaker's clerk named William "Billy" Fisher. Billy, still living at home with his parents, is bored with his small-town existence, and in an effort to bring a little colour to his life tells lies – from the trifling and relatively inconsequential to the overblown, compulsive whoppers (this rather loose grasp of the truth leads him to be simultaneously engaged to two women).
Meanwhile, Billy dreams of moving away to the city and becoming a successful comedy writer – though he has yet to summon the courage to actually do anything about it. "Today's a day of big decisions," he announces. "Going to start writing me novel – 2,000 words every day. Going to start getting up in the morning. Yes . . . today's a day of big decisions." It is a story that is funny, and familiar, but also tremendously sad, and not without sweetness.