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Louth Playgoers and Hambledon Productions have teamed up to present “HIM”, a sci-fi, rom-com by new Lincolnshire playwright Gemma Owen-Kendall.

“HIM” was the winner at Scratch Night 2017 and has been through a rigorous development process which will make its stage debut in June this year at Louth’s Riverhead Theatre.

This community project, directed by John Hewer, tells an incredible boy-meets-girl story of Daniel, a would-be scientist who’s temping as a University professor to spread the word that there is intelligent life in outer space. He’s hopelessly devoted to his old school friend Kim, who is climbing the career ladder working at the Ministry of Defence.

She’s not really looking for love. He doesn’t really want to confess that he’s an alien.

This comedy drama will be performed in the studio space from 7th-9th June. Tickets are now available, just £7, on 01507 600350 or online at

AUDITION NOTE: Open auditions will be Monday 26th March at the Riverhead Theatre. Auditions pieces are below. If you require any further information, please email [email protected]

KIM EVANS  – (mid 20s-mid 30s) P.A. at Ministry of Defence. Sharp-witted, likeable, professional. Emotionally-detached.

DANIEL – (mid 20s-mid 30s) Jobbing professor. Touch of the “Hugh Grant”. Makes bad decisions. Impulsive. Neurotic.

JOHN – (mid 20s-mid 30s) A likely lad. Caring, bold and cheeky. Strong morals, loose canon. Security guard at MoD.

SIOBHAN – (early 20s-mid 30s) Under-graduate. Passionate about her beliefs. Determined. Bit kinky.

ANDREW HAWKER – (mid 30s-50s) Kim’s boss. Bit creepy, speaks his mind. Oozes confidence.

JESSICA – (mid 20s-mid 30s)   Kim’s long-standing, best friend. Giggles for no reason. Obsessed with hot chocolate.

Other roles: 2 x secret agents (any gender, any age)

Audition Pieces for HIM


Wow! What a remarkable year 2017 has been!

As the year marked 10 years of Hambledon, we were determined to really splash out and make the year stand out. With ‘Just Like That!’ enjoying sell-out success across the UK, we also launched our equally popular ‘Steptoe and Son’ stage show, notched up another new writing play with ‘Live In Five’, celebrated Lincolnshire and the arts with a very special Gala Night including special guest Nicholas Parsons and, arguably most impressively, staged a revival of the long-lost Lionel Bart Robin Hood musical comedy ‘Twang!!’

All we can say is a big, whole-hearted thank you to all our followers. We extend that to all our wonderful production cast and crews we’ve had the pleasure to work with.

Here’s to 2018 and all it may bring.

Hamble10 – Gala Night


Celebrating 10 Fantastic Years of Theatre
from Hambledon Productions

You are invited to an unforgettable evening of fun, prizewinning games and top entertainment!

To mark our 10th year anniversary, we’re holding our first ever Gala Night at the Riverhead Theatre. This formal dress event will feature a celebration of all things Hambledon, including a special, unique performance of our film-noir spoof which kickstarted it all back in 2007 – STOP!… You’re Killing Me. There’ll be a Gala Raffle (top prize = win a holiday in Portugal), red carpet with full V.I.P. treatment, free cake and prosecco, plus, as our guest of honour, Lincolnshire-born and national treasure Nicholas Parsons C.B.E. will be appearing!

Plenty more in the way of giveaways, interactive displays and photo opportunities!

Tickets are on sale NOW.
01507 600350


We’re five shows into our brand new production Steptoe and Son and the crowd appreciation has been phenomenal!

Our shows are selling out across the board, with extra performances being added all the time, so if you haven’t seen it yet, snap up a ticket pronto!

Here’s some choice pictures from our latest photo shoot. Check out all the details at our dedicated Steptoe Page.


John Hewer as Harold and Sophie Grundy-Holmes as Jane
Jeremy Smith as Albert


(c) Jack Lovett
(c) Jack Lovett

Our smash hit, gag-packed crowd pleaser A FISTFUL OF SPAGHETTI has been published by new writing specialists 49Knights and is now available for you to discover or relive the sheer non-stop zaniness of this hilarious poncho-pastiche.

To find out more about this West End show click here.

(c) Jack Lovett
(c) Jack Lovett

To purchase a copy for just £5.99 (RRP £8.99) + £1 p&p, please email [email protected]

If you’re a theatre company interested in performing A Fistful of Spaghetti, we’d be delighted to talk about the various licensing deals we offer, which are entirely flexible to accommodate your budget, venue and other considerations.
Please email [email protected] to get the tumbleweed rolling!

(c) Jack Lovett
(c) Jack Lovett