mhya Present The Wizard of Oz this Sunday!

mhya Present The Wizard of Oz this weekend! Sunday 23rd August 2015

With kind permission from Samuel French Ltd, London mhya will bring this classic story to life in their very own unique way!

Performance starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:40pm and tickets can be purchased on the evening. It’s £5 adults and £3 concessions. There will be an interval where you can purchase soft drinks and snacks as well as a raffle.


HATS presents, “Who Killed the Hotel Manager?”

‘Who Killed the Hotel Manager?’ by Chris Martin is a one-hour comedy mystery play. The piece is written in 3 Acts and there are gaps between each for the audience to discuss clues.

The play is set in the present at the Primrose Glade Hotel, (2 stars). Rex Wiltshire the manager has a shady past. He’s holed himself up in a quiet, discrete hotel miles away from the sea. The Primrose Glade Hotel is a pleasant enough place but attracts only a few customers… so how come Rex and his wife can spend so lavishly? Rex is hiding from someone, someone who wants revenge, someone who is going to shatter the calm of this pleasant seaside town! But who wants Rex dead?… It would appear that his past is about to catch up with him!!
Could it be…

  • Daphne Wiltshire, his overly glamorous wife?
  • June Fairweather, the willing, but clumsy, maid?
  • Fred Potter, the earthy, plain speaking cook?
  • Susan Ward, a curt, secretive guest at the hotel?
  • Charles, the reclusive second guest?
  • Or…Sid Whittle (aka Randy VanDriver), the lead singer with guest rock band ‘Cherokee’

Detective inspector Spence is once again called in to unravel another challenging and unsettling murder mystery… as are the audience!!

The performances will take place on Thursday and Friday 24th and 25th September 2015 in Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road, Horndean and start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 and are available on the door or can be reserved by phoning 023 9278 5800. See our website www.horndeanamdram.com


KEEP FIT TUTOR required for Monday Morning 55 Club

keep fitStarting Monday 3rd August if possible

To run sessions every Monday morning (except Bank Holidays) from 9.15am to 10.15am starting Monday 3rd August.

Delivering a weekly programme of Keep Fit to include:

  • Warm ups and warm downs
  • Stretching
  • Floor Exercises

Payment monthly (based on £30 per week) on receipt of invoice.

This fee to include travel & preparation time to support development of the programme to ensure it remains of interest.

For more details and how to apply:

  • Eileen Mason on 023 9259 7114
  • admin AT merchistounhall DOT co.uk

Christmas Party Nights at Merchistoun Hall

Book now to arrange your Christmas Party Night at Merchistoun Hall.

Christmas Party Nights Horndean



Download and printable PDF: Christmas Party Nights Horndean Merchistoun Hall.pdf


Support required from Scaffolding Company by Merchistoun Hall Bandstand Project

Our Bandstand Community Building & Education project seeks local scaffolding company support!

We are looking for support in the loan and erection of scaffolding to our unique community building project undertaken by the young construction students from Highbury College.

To date the project has secured some £45,000 worth of:

  • Raw materials
  • Labour
  • Professional advice
  • Equipment loan

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Having had the steel frame work very recently put in place just the students are now ready to start work on the build work around the frame in approx just 10 – 14 days time / towards the end of the June.


Scaffolding needs are:

  • 2 lifts
  • 2 levels
  • 2 platforms
  • 10 weeks on site

We will be more than pleased to add the company logo to our sponsors’ banner (with current sponsors at 20) which will soon be adorning the site during the build itself.

If anyone can help this unique community education project then please let Brendan know by calling him on (023) 9259 7114 or by email manager AT merchistounhall DOT co.uk

For more about the project then see following link: Horndeanmatters – Merchistoun Hall Bandstand or click the images below.