The Harlequins Drama Group was founded in Redditch, Worcestershire by local performing artist Jonathan Boxall-Southall in September 2007.
The focus of the group was to provide a platform for aspiring performers to showcase their talent to a live paying audience whilst meeting like minded individuals and having fun.
The Harlequins also strives to ensure that the spirit of live theatre and high standard theatrical performances are delivered year on year to audience members.
The first production was a youth musical of The Wizard of Oz performed at The Woodrow Community Centre, Redditch.
Over the years there have been hundreds of performers from 4 years of age up to 75 in a multitude of different musicals and pantomimes.
Performers have come from all over the UK such as Birmingham, Malvern, Stratford, Wolverhampton plus the local surrounding areas of Bromsgrove, Dudley, Redditch, Stourbridge and Solihull.
It is not just the UK that our company reaches. In 2016 we welcomed New York performer Eric Lopez to the stage in our award winning production, The Phantom of the Opera in the title role.
After seeing our online advert for the open auditions he sent an email and CV all the way from America which of course resulted him staying in the UK for 6 months rehearsing for our production.
Audience members too have travelled from America to see our productions and even as far as Auckland, New Zealand!
The reputation of our high standards has reached all over the world and we are very proud of the achievements to date. We have won three best production awards for our musical productions and continue to find challenging and new material to produce.
Performers have continued to study in the arts once they have left us with many of our past performers now at drama schools such as LIPA, Laine Theatre Arts and Barcelona!
We also have thousands of costumes and props to hire for many productions as we produce all our costumes in house at our costume studio.
Each of our productions has a brand new set of costumes, wigs and shoes to ensure a high attention to detail.
If you would like to hire from us please check out the costume hire page for further information.