Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

Horbury Pageant Players were asked by the Young Futures team at St George’s to help at their Mad Hatter’s tea party for the happy healthy holidays scheme. The Horbury Pageant Players became some of the most iconic characters from the Hatters tea party and alongside Matt from the Magic Matt Show entertained and joined the children in circus skills for a wonderfully whimsical day. Our Mad Hatter skipped into the room full speed with a giant cup of Yorkshire tea, thanking the children for joining him at his tea party! He then proceeded to hijack an unsuspecting child’s seat at the table and started his very merry unbirthday festivities. Our Dame Queen of Hearts had children really getting in the swing of things, offering to chop off her head as soon as she ordered her playing card guards to ‘off with their head’ and who knew the Queen had been hiding such flower stick skills!  Penny was perfection as Alice, gentle, kind, witty and adored by the children, they totally believed she was THE Alice! Alice also displayed her hidden circus skills with plate spinning and flower sticks. Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee were naturally comedic, clumsy, in tune with each other and horrifically hilarious, an actual perfect duo!  The day ended with some magic from Magic Matt and a visit from the white rabbit who for once, wasn’t late for this very important date, with easter eggs for all the children.

Check out some photos of our Pageant Players in action.

Quiz Night

We recently had a brilliant evening at our first ever Quiz Night Fundraiser. A great night was had by all with lots of fun games to take part in too. As well as the quiz we enjoyed some Bingo, Lucky 5 and Play Your Cards Right. A huge thank you to everybody who came and supported us and a special thanks to Dan for creating the quiz and running the games. The funds raised will be split between Horbury Pageant Players and the 39th Wakefield Scout Group.

Horbury and Ossett Christmas Lights

We had a busy couple of days last weekend out and about getting into the Christmas Spirit. On Friday night we attended the Horbury Lights switch on event and spent lots of time speaking to people about our pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk and advertising the production.

On Saturday we spent the day at the Ossett Christmas Lights switch on with our famous Hoopla stall to raise some funds for Horbury Pageant Players. We also spent time handing out flyers for Jack and the Beanstalk. A huge thank you to everybody who came along to help us run the stall and to everyone who came and gave our Hoopla a go. These events are so important to us and your support does not go unnoticed.

Summer Fundraising 2022

We have had an amazing summer of fundraising at Horbury Pageant Players. You may have seen us at the Illingworth Park Gala, Horbury Street Fayre and Horbury Show. Events like this are so important to us in order to raise vital funds for our annual shows. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who came and supported us at these events and everybody who came and helped us run our Hoopla stall. Remember – If you hoop it, you scoop it!

We were also extremely honoured to be asked to join in the Platinum Jubilee parade at the Horbury Show to celebrate the past 70 years in Horbury under Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and join in the world exclusive performance of the specially composed song all about Horbury’s history.

Fundraising 2019/2020

This past year has been absolutely amazing! We’d like to thank everyone who came to our show and supported us. We really owe it all to our audience and we are so happy that we can provide you with entertainment year after year!

This year, in particular, thanks must be given to everyone who has donated to our various fundraising events. This has been a substantial contributor to our profits, and we certainly couldn’t do it without your help! This year alone has seen us fundraise through cast parties, race nights, bag packs and town fairs. We’ve had so much fun doing it and can’t wait to do it all again when we can!

Take a look at some pictures from our fundraising this year below!