The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of a Christmas Carol.

Wed 5 – Sat 8 June  2019

In June we welcomed back Pauline Adams to the TATS directing role for another of the hilarious Farndale comedies, this time appropriately, being June!, its just had to be  Farndale Christmas Carol.

This was the fourth ‘Farndale’ to be performed by TATS and followed the hilarious ‘…The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle’, again directed by Pauline, which went down a storm with audiences four years ago.

Pauline said, “Having been in the first 2 Farndale plays that TATS performed some years ago as Banquo {Macbeth’s son}, then as The Inspector in the second, I found them so funny and quite a challenge that years later when the opportunity came up for me to direct something, it had to be a Farndale – The Haunted through lounge and recessed nook at Farndale Castle, I enjoyed it so much I wanted to do another one….so there we are.”

“With some audience participation and a rogue PA system to contend with, this was an assault on the original Scrooge, performed by not-very-good actors. “People were treated to a night of sheer silliness, when the play took on some unexpected twist and turns.”

Cast and pictures from the show (click GO below)

Little Shop of Horrors

So we say goodbye to Audrey 2 as she wends her way home to Twickenham – next stop for her we hear is Scotland!

What can you say about the TATS production of Little Shop of Horrors,directed by Kate Brewster with dad Tim as musical director.

Fabulous, stupendous, unbelievable, fantastic, professional, just a few of the superlatives provided by some of our audience over the week.

Many congratulations to all the cast and crew for a stunning show.

In case you missed it, or just want to remind yourself of the show – click below to catch a glimpse of our highlight reel…and the NODA review.


TATS annual showbiz quiz, now in its 7th year, took place in Turvey Village Hall on Friday 18th January 2019 and what a tense finale.

After 12 rounds including 2 music, a picture and an anagram round – 3 teams ended up within 2 points and 1st and 2nd tied. The result was decided by a tie break and won by team ‘mels marvelous minds’, seen below with their prize.

Thanks as usual to Karen & Phil Pickwick for organising a super fun evening and all TATS Committee and members who helped on the night.

Where did your team come? Click GO below:

The Flint Street Nativity

The Flint Street Nativity, directed by Mel Webb, closed to another packed enthusiastic audience on 24 November.

Congratulations to Mel and the cast for some fantastic heartwarming characterisations, which brought both tears of joy and sadness to many during the week.

To see our cast list  and more pictures visit our Flint Street webpage

Read-Throughs – Completed
Auditions – Completed
Casting – Completed
Rehearsals – Completed
Live Shows – Completed


4th November 2018

The TATS AGM took place in the boys clubroom Turvey on 4th November, notes of the meeting can be viewed by clicking the arrow below.

The TATs 2019 Committee members are:

Jan Clemens
Simon Evans (treasurer)
Rosemary Gentry
Stephanie Munno
Penny Murray
Phil Pickwick (chairman)
Carrie Walker
Matthew Watson
Melanie Webb (secretary)

Please remember that all 2019 membership fees are now due to our membership secretary Rosemary Gentry.

TATS 40th Anniversary Ball

The TATS 40th Anniversary Ball
took place on a balmy Turvey evening on 7th July 2018

Organised by long-standing member, Penny Murray, over 80 current, previous and founder members and guests packed the village hall to celebrate the event.

A fantastic evening was had by all with music and dancing to the fantastic band DEXETER and super food provided by CAST IRON CATERING.

Just a few of the pictures can be seen below, with a full album due online soon, so keep checking back and watch this space.

if you really can’t wait then check out our facebook pictures


Read Throughs and Auditions are complete

keep checking back for cast details.

To be Directed by Mel Webb – November 21 – 24   2018:






Due to commence on Monday 9th July.

Anybody for Murder

7 to 9 June 2018:
directed by Jan Clemens.

So there we have it – final night over already and another storming performance completed.

Well done to Jan Clemens and all the cast and crew for another stunning TATS production – Brian would have been very proud.


Please visit our webpage by clicking below

Race Night 2018

RACE NIGHT – Saturday 12th May

Regrettably, due to lack of bookings,  we have been forced to cancel the planned RACE NIGHT FUNDRAISER for Turvey Preschool

What Poppy did next!

TATS would like to congratulate Poppy Holman, author of TATS recent sell-out production of ‘BELLS OF TURVEY’, for having her new play, ‘Little Shining Eyes’ selected for inclusion in the Stagewrite festival of new writing in Bedford.


The festival takes place at ‘The Place’, theatre, Bedford and will be staged on 3rd and 4th May.

For more information and tickets please click the image to the left

What have the Windmill theatre and TATS got in common?


The Windmill theatre never closed during the blitz and so it was for TATS too during the recent ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm EMMA, TATS never missed a performance of ‘And then there were none’.

Congratulations to cast and crew for 3 massive performances over the last few days and a great big thank you to our audiences who braved the weather to support us.



2018 TATS QUIZ Winners


Nearly 100 quizzers took part in the 6th annual TATS Showbiz quiz at Turvey village hall on Friday 2nd February. Pictured above are the winners from the ‘run out of team’ team.

TATS were also pleased to announce that all proceeds from the raffle for the night are being donated to the Turvey Pre-school fund.
Latest news: We’ve just totted up and £170 will be donated.

Thank you everyone that came and helped raise funds.

Where did your team come – click below to find out