reviews

This page is a ‘work in progress’, intended to record the reviews, cast, crews and images from our shows as recorded in our archives.

Please bear with us as we endeavour to update the records as time allows.

“Cheshire Cats”  17th – 19th March 2016

Directed by Stephanie Munno

Cheshire Cats is a comic tribute to all those who participate in and marshal the Moonwalk and other charity walks everywhere.

The play follows five women who decide to do the London Moonwalk for breast cancer, as they go through the ups and downs of trying to get fit and then taking part in their brightly decorated bras, and cat ears – hence the name of their team – The Cheshire Cats. All of this is in an effort to raise money for charity.

Hilary, Siobhan, Yvonne, Vicky and Maggie are attempting to walk 13 miles across the capital in record time in their decorated bras and posh new trainers, but the 6th member of the team doesn’t seem to meet the physical criteria!

“Souvenirs” 20 – 22 November 2014

Directed by Glynis Northwood

TATS members presented a cheque for £1,200 to Cancer Research, the proceeds of ‘Souvenirs’, a charity revue staged in the village in November in memory of Roy Northwood.

The show was directed by Roy’s widow, Glynis, who travelled all the way from France for rehearsals!


“Rumours” – 15th – 17th May 2014

Directed by Jonathan Davis

Cast
Chris Gorman Stephanie Munno
Ken Gorman Rob Woods
Claire Ganz Barbara DevinyLynn
Len Ganz Ian Shadbolt
Ernie Cusack John Murray
Cookie Cusack Rosemary Gentry
Glenn Cooper Andrew Taylor
Cassie Cooper Carrie Walker
PC Pudney Pauline Adams

“Stepping Out” 20th-23rd November 2013     

Directed by Keeley Bootman

Stepping Out, which enjoyed a hugely successful West End run and won Evening Standard Best Comedy Award for 1984, is a warm and very funny play about the lives of a group of women (and one man) attending a weekly tap-dance class in a dingy North London church hall. This good-natured comedy from Richard Harris chronicles several months in the life of the eight students, who come from a variety of backgrounds and have his or her own reason for joining. For instance, Maxine, a confident, fast-talking saleswoman (and former Ovaltine dancer), is there on doctor’s orders, while self-sacrificing Andy participates because it is the only thing she does for herself. Whatever the cause, they make a point of coming every week to chat, relax and, if they can manage to, learn a couple of dance steps.

Led by Mavis, their eternally patient instructor, and accompanied by the acerbic pianist Mrs. Fraser, the students (who range from hopeless to competent) strive to master the basics of dance. But the steps and routines are just the background for the real focus of the play — the relationships and interactions of these ten very different people. By their final performance, not only have the class members developed some degree of skill, but they have also overcome the inhibitions, awkwardness and personality conflicts that have kept them out of sync.

Cast
Mavis Lucy Nightingale
Mrs Fraser Sandra Nightingale
Lynn Claire Jenkins
Dorothy Pauline Adams
Maxine Stephanie Munno
Andy Deborah Evans
Geoffrey Jonathan Davis
Sylvia Sue Jenkins
Rose Rosemary Gentry
Vera Jan Clemens
Stage hand Matthew Watson
Crew
Director & choreographer Keeley Bootman
Prompt Jane Davis
Stage management Lily Bootman
Costumes Penny Murray and Anne Milne
Music arrangement Andy Stewart
Lighting James Morris and John Murray
Set design Eileen Moulang and Keeley Bootman
Set construction John Murray & TATS members
Poster & programme Deborah Evans & Deborah Duval
Raffle Eileen Moulang
Front of House TATS members
Bar TATS members
Box Office Central stores

“An Inspector Calls”20th – 22nd June 2013

Directed by Ben Lusby

“Our Day Out”7th – 9th March 2013

Directed by Deborah Evans.

TATS revisited a show previously performed in Turvey 15 years ago.

“Calendar Girls”14th – 17th November 2012

Directed by Karen Pickwick and Michele Swales.

Calendar Girls was right up there with our best ever shows; it played to full houses every evening and the audience response during and after the show was tremendous. Well done to all associated with the show and particularly Karen, Michele and the Calendar Girls themselves. You were all fantastic.

The superb calendar featuring our own Calendar Girls has been spectacularly successful and has raised a very substantial 4 figure sum for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Dave’s Full House – 28th – 30th June 2012

Directed by jan Clemens, with a little help from her husband, award-wining TV writer Brian Clemens, who has also penned some material for Dave’s Full House.

An evening of ‘naughty but nice’ entertainment in tribute to David Chapman, with proceeds going to causes close to Dave’s heart, including St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger and The Prostate Cancer Charity.

The Company
Ladies:
Pauline Adams, Barbara Deviny, Deborah Evans, Jennie Evans, Rosemary Gentry, Su Jenkins, Alex HAdland, Jane Hay, Roxanne Kennard, Eilean Moulang, Sandra Nightingale, Karen Pickwick, Lydia Pickwick, Carrie Walker
Gentlemen:
Tony Isherwood, Rob Kennard, Tom Lusby, John Murray, Phil Pickwick, Andre Taylor, Ian Shadbolt, Matthew Watson
The Band
Andy Stewart – Keyboard, Dave French – Drums, Babs Taylor – Flute & Saxaphone
The Crew
Show compiled by Jan & Brian Clemens
Director Jen Clemens
Choreographer Keeley Bootman
Musical Director Andy Stewart
Prompt Anne Hickling
Wardrobe Penny Murray & Anne Milne
Stage Manager Charlotte Lucas
Lighting Glynis Northwood & James Morris
Follow spot Dan Lucas & Pippa Knowles
Sound Sue Burgess & Tom Pickwick
Props Charlotte Lucas
Set Eilean Moulang, Penny Murray, John Murray, Karen Pickwick & TATS members & friends
Box Office Central Stores, Turvey
Front of house Penny Murray & TATS members & friends
Publicty & Programme Karen Pickwick

“Cluedunnit” – February 2012

Directed by Jonathan Davis

Cluedunnit was adapted for the stage and directed by Jonathan Davis (Captain Mainwaring and the ‘Beast’). The show is based on the cult comedy thriller Clue, which in turn was loosely based on the board game Cluedo.

Cast
Wadsworth Andrew Taylor
Yvette Leanne Hillier
The Cook Sandra Nightingale
Colonel Mustard Jon Davis
Mrs White Keely Bootman
Mrs Peacock Jane Davis
Miss Scarlet Tracy Butler
Professor Plum Ian Shadbolt
Mr Green Martin Hargreaves
Mr Body Ben Lusby
Motorist Matthew Watson
The Cop Tom Lusby
Singing Telegram Carrie Walker
The Evangalist/Chief Rod Petty
FBI Agents Deborah Evans, Charlotte Lucas, Stephanie Munno

“Call Me Madam” – 16th – 19th November 2011

Directed by Jan Clemens

In November TATS staged Irving Berlin’s musical extravanza, Call Me Madam.

It tells the story of the ‘Hostess with the Mostess’ and is a good-natured satire on politics and faoreign affairs.  Sally Adams, a well-meaning but ill-informed socialite widow, is appointed US Ambassador to the fictional European country of Litchenberg.  While there, the brash American, who has scant regard for protocol, manages to charm the local gentry, especially Cosmo Constantine, while her press attaché, Kenneth Gibson, falls in love with Litchenberg’s Princess Maria.

Call Me Madam is based on Washington DC hostess and Democratic Party fundraiser Perle Mesta, who was appointed Ambassador to Luxembourg in 1949. The Playbill distributed at each Broadway performance humorously noted that “neither the character of Mrs Sally Adams nor Miss Ethel Merman [in the title role] resemble any person living or dead.

”The stage show won a clutch of Tony awards including best original score and best performance by a leading actress in a musical.  In 1953, 20th Century Fox made a film adaptation, starring Ethel Merman, George Sanders, Donald O’Connor, and Vera-Ellen.

“Beauty and the Beast” – 22nd – 25th June 2011

Directed by Keeley Bootman”

Beauty and the Beast” the musical is based on the Disney animated movie but it is not a children’s show or a pantomime, even though there are some very funny parts in it. It is a family musical designed for young and old.

Dad’s Army: 9th – 12th February 2011

Directed by Penny Murray and Eilean Moulang.

“Lark Rise” and “Candleford” 9th – 13th November 2010

Directed by Tim Brewster

Flora Thompson’s autobiographical trilogy was adapted for the National Theatre by Keith Dewhurst in 1978 as two separate plays – Lark Rise and Candleford.

These plays became famous for their innovative theatre and iconic music, selected, arranged and performed by the Albion Band. The music is an integral part of the plays, and ranges from traditional folk songs through musical hall to powerful folk-rock.

The plays present gentle, oftenhumorous tableaux of rural life in thelate 1800s, with little real narrative – rather different from the TV adaptation. Each playfollows the events of a single day – one in Summer, one in Winter.

Lark Rise (based on the Oxfordshire village of Juniper Hill) is set on the first day of harvest, with Laura (Flora’s character) aged 12.

Candleford takes place two years later, on the day of the first hunt meet of the year. Now 14, Laura has left home and is working at Candleford Green (Fringford) post office for her cousin Dorcas Lane.

Both plays feature poignant flashes forward to life beyond the villages.

Both plays were staged on alternate nights, with a double performance on the final Saturday.

To capture the feel of the original promenade productions, we used a thrust stage, largely surrounded by the audience.

The music was faithfully reproduced from the original by a live band.

Cast In order of appearance

Lark Rise

Laura (10)                                                Bethany Crabb

Edmund (8)                                            Jack Hartop

Albert Timms                                       Andrew Barr

Emma Timms                                      Su Jenkins

Bishie                                                       Ben Lusby

Boamer (Dick Tuffrey)                     Roy Taylor

Pumpkin                                                 Ian Shadbolt

Old Price                                                Bill Prince

Old David (Dick’s father)                Steve Machan

Sam Pridham                                       Paul Jenkins

Mr. Morris                                              Rod Petty

Fisher                                                      Alex Hales

Old Stutt                                                Matthew Watson

Mrs. Spicer                                            Barbara Deviny

Mrs. Blaby                                              Carrie Walker

Mrs. Peverill                                          Charlotte Lucas

Mrs. Miller                                              Claire Jenkins

Old Sally                                                  Mary Lusby

Dick (Sally’s husband)                      Bill Prince

Old Postie                                              Steve Machan

Mr Sharman (the Majo                    Ben Lusby

Doctor                                                     Leslie Smart

Carrier                                                     Roy Taylor

Grandfather (Emma’s father)      Rod Petty

Queenie Macey                                  Alex Hadland

Twister (Queenie’s husband)       Ian Shadbolt

Jerry Parish (the fruit and fish seller)           Bill Prince

Lark Rise children                              Eliz Findik, Eleanor McEwan

Martha Beamish                                 Grace Venables

Mrs. Beamish                                        Jane Hay

Squire Bracewell                                 Leslie Smart

John Price (son of Old Price)         Tom Morgan

Mrs. Andrews                                        Sandra Nightingale

Garibaldi Jacket                                    Carrie Walker

Cheapjack                                                Steve Machan

Tramp                                                         Rod Petty

Polly (John Price’s girl)                       Claire Jenkins

Landlord                                                    Leslie Smart

Algy                                                             Matthew Watson

Rector                                                        Rod Petty

Candleford  

Cinderella Doe                                       Claire Jenkins

Laura (14)                                                  Louise Nichols Cook

Edmund (12)                                            Tom Venables

Emma Timms                                          Su Jenkins

Albert Timms                                           Steve Machan

Mrs. Peverill                                              Charlotte Lucas

Mrs. Blaby                                                  Carrie Walker

Landlord                                                     Leslie Smart

Dorcas Lane                                             Alex Hadland

Zillah (Dorcas’ maid)                             Sandra Nightingale

Matthew                                                     Roy Taylor

Bill                                                                  Andrew Barr

Bavour                                                         Ian Shadbolt

Solomon                                                     Ben Lusby

Thomas Brown (postman)                Paul Jenkins

Mrs. Gubbins                                            Barbara Deviny

Mrs. Macey                                               Jane Hay

John Gaskin                                              Tom Morgan

Robert Bowler                                         Matthew Watson

Mr. Chitty                                                    Rod Petty

Sir Timothy (the squire)                      Leslie Smart

Sir Austin                                                   Tom Morgan

Mrs. Gascoigne                                       Charlotte Lucas

Lavinia                                                         Claire Jenkins

Lavinia’s mother                                    Carrie Walker

Huntsman                                                 Tom Lusby

Lady at the hunt ball                             Mary Lusby

Loony Joe                                                   Steve Machan

Cowman Jolliffe                                      Bill Prince

Rev. Coulsdon                                          Matthew Watson

Mr. Wilkins (the carrier)                       Steve Machan

Minnie Hickman                                      Claire Jenkins

Ben Trollope                                             Rod Petty

Tom Ashley                                               Bill Prince

Mr. Cochrane (the postal inspector)      Steve Machan

John (Laura’s future husband)         Tom Lusby

Production Team

Director / Musical Director                 Tim Brewster

Assistant Director                                   Jane Brewster

Stage Managers                                       Penny Murray, Eilean Moulang

Lighting                                                         Lucy Taylor, James Morris, Carys Eaton

Sound                                                             David Nightingale, Tim Nightingale

Speech Coach                                            Karen Pickwick

Props                                                              Penny Murray, Eilean Moulang, Mary Dunkley

Wardrobe                                                      Deborah Evans, Charlotte Lucas, Anne Milne

Publicity & Programme                          Karen Pickwick

Set Construction                                        Andy Steele, Roy Taylor, Eilean Moulang

Band  

Bassoon, Keyboard                                    Polly Gough

Concertina, Guitar, Melodeon,              Tim Brewster
Accordion, Tin Whistle, Harmonica

Drums                                                                Jane Brewster

Fiddle                                                                 Ian Smith

Flugel Horn, Trumpet                                 Margaret Stevenson

Guitar                                                                 Ian Shadbolt

Trombone, Tuba                                           Liz Schofield

Band Singers                                                 Bill Prince, Charlotte Lucas, Sandra         Nightingale, Steve Machan, Ian Shadbolt & Tim Brewster


‘Allo ‘Allo: 19 – 22 May 2010

Directed by Karen Pickwick and Michele Swales.

Listen very carefully…TATS performed the stage version of the popular TV comedy ’Allo, ’Allo from May 19th-22nd 2010.

Goodnight Mr. Tom 3 – 6 March 2010

Directed by Lucy Taylor:

As many of you will know, Lucy Taylor (Nightingale) has been looking forward to directing Goodnight Mr Tom for TATS. This is the musical version of the play last seen on TV with John Thaw.

The King and I : 21 – 24 October 2009

Directed by Jan Clemens

Choreographed by Keeley Bootman

With thanks to Karen Pickwick and Jane Brewster for the photographs.

Bonaventure: 14 – 16 May 2009

Directed by Gill Whittle and Fiona Williams

A play by Charlotte Hastings.

Cast:
Nurse Phillips Deborah Evans
Nurse Brent Carrie Walker
Sister Josephine Sandra Nightingale
Willy Pentridge Andrew Taylor
Sister Mary Bonaventure Rosemary Gentry
Dr Jeffreys Jonathan Davis
The Mother Superior Su Jenkins
Melling David Chapman
Sarat Carn Alex Hadland
Miss Pierce Jane Hay
Martha Pentridge Karen Pickwick

My Fair Lady: 18 – 21 March 2009

Directed by Keeley Bootman

We are delighted to have engaged Keeley to direct one of the great (the greatest?) musical shows, My Fair Lady. Although TATS performed this show in 1994, it is such superb music and story line that we felt it should be done again.

Pirates of Penzance (Broadway Version): 12 – 15 November 2008

Directed by Carla McCormack
Musical Director: Kaye Tompkins

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance was first produced in December, 1879 at the Bijou Theatre, in Paignton, Devon – and simultaneously at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York!  It opened in London the following April.After more than a century of continuous productions around the English-speaking world, the popular – and very light-hearted – opera was given a new feel when it was produced on Broadway in 1981, running for 772 performances.  This revival featured Kevin Kline as the Pirate King and Linda Ronstadt as Mabel.  A 1983 film version featured Kline, Ronstadt and Angela Lansbury.

Cast and Crew
Cast:
Frederic Tom Lusby
Mabel Naomi Mudd
Pirate King Jonathan Davis
Major-General Dave Chapman
Ruth Jan Clemens
Samuel Andrew Taylor
Police Sergeant Gary Mudd
Edith Deborah Evans
Kate Lily Bootman
Isabel Lucy Nightingale
Daughters Olivia James, Violet Bootman, Pip Knowles, Jessica Corns, Poppy Lucas, Elizabeth Rose, Jane Hay
Pirates Ben Lusby, John Murray, Richard Moon, Tanya James, Keeley Bootman, Su Jenkins, Sandra Nightingale, Mary Lusby
Police Tanya James, Keeley Bootman, Su Jenkins, Sandra Nightingale, Mary Lusby
Dancer Olivia James
Crew:
Director Carla McCormack
Choreography Carla McCormack
Costumes Anne Milne
Stage Management & Props Mary Dunkley, Eilean Moulang, Penny Murray
Set Design Carla McCormack, Eilean Moulang
Set Construction John Murray, Andy Steele, Keith Cockings, Simon Evans, Paul Jenkins, Phil Pickwick and TATS members
Lights Phil Pickwick
Sound Tom Pickwick
Programme Jane Hay
Advertising Deborah Evans
Publicity Karen Pickwick
Front of House Penny Murray & TATS members
Bar Paul Jenkins and TATS members
Village Hall preparation Rosemary Gentry, Penny Murray and Charlotte Lucas
Box Office Turvey Central Stores
Band:
Musical director Kaye Tompkins
Keyboards Kaye Tompkins, Andrew Longland-Meech
Flute Kate Brewster
Drums Dave French

Old Time Music Hall: 12 – 14 June 2008

Directed by Jan Clemens

TATS returned to a genre we have enthusiastically embraced over the years: the Old Time Music Hall. This time the show was devised by Jan & Brian Clemens and we had Jan Clemens directing, Tim Brewster as musical director and your very own Dave Chapman as Master of Ceremonies.

Cast
Chairman: David Chapman
Ladies: Kate Brewster, Jannine Channon, Liz Fincham, Rosemary Gentry, Jane Hay, Jayne Holland, Tanya James, Su Jenkins, Charlotte Lucas, Ruth Lusby, Sandra Nightingale, Karen Pickwick, Lydia Pickwick
Gentlemen: Jonathan Davis, Martin Hargreaves, Mick Lacey, Ben Lusby, Tom Lusby, John Murray, Andrew Taylor, David Tobin
Featuring: The Bolivian Sunshine Dogs Band
Band
Musical Director & Keyboard Tim Brewster
Drums David French
Trombone Trombone
Backstage
Director Jan Clemens
Musical Director Time Brewster
Choreographer Jannine Channon
Lighting Phil Pickwick
Sound Tom Pickwick
Costume Anne Milne & TATS members
Properties Penny Murray & Mary Dunkley
Set Eilean Moulang
Backstage Kate Brewster, Mary Dunkley & Eilean Moulang
Prompt Sandra Nightingale
Publicity & Programme Karen Pickwick
Advertising Deborah Evans
Raffle Eilean Moulang
Front of House Penny Murray & TATS members

Too Far To Walk & Nights In The Gardens Of Spain 9 – 10 May 2008

Directed by Glynis Northwood

We were delighted to have engaged Glynis to direct one more play for TATS – she chose “Too Far to Walk”, a challenging play by Mary Morris, and “Nights In The Gardens of Spain” by Alan Bennett.

Cast – Nights In The Gardens Of Spain
Rosemary Elizabeth Fincham
Cast – Too Far to Walk
Clarissa Su Jenkins (Friday performance)
Rosemary Gentry (Saturday performance)
Olivia Karen Pickwick (Friday performance)
Gillian Whittle (Saturday performance)
Young Clarissa Kate Brewster
Young Olivia Lydia Pickwick
Richard Andrew Taylor
Michael Tom Lusby
Shop Assistant Olivia James
Mental Patient David Chapman
Police Officer Tom Lusby
Production Team
Director Glynis Northwood
Prompt Sandra Nightingale
Lighting Phil Pickwick
Sound Tom Pickwick
Set John Murray, Eilean Moulang and TATS members
Properties Eilean Moulang and Penny Murray
Costumes Anne Milne and cast
Dressers Lily Bootman and Olivia James
Publicity Karen Pickwick
Front of House Manager Penny Murray
Front of House & Bar TATS members

Mother Goose: 5 – 8 March 2008

Directed by Ruth Lusby

This was a great family show, complete with dame, principal boy, fairies, baddies, a life-size goose and great musical numbers – not to mention some truly dreadful jokes!

Cast and Crew

Cast:
Mother Goose Dave Chapman
Billy Goose Tom Lusby
Jill Goose Lydia Pickwick
Colin Nicola Atkinson
Clarence Creep David Kestell
Sage Keeley Bootman
Onions Su Jenkins
Discord Kate Brewster
Harmony Olivia James
Priscilla Lily Bootman
Fairy Queen Rosemary Gentry
Fairies Violet Bootman, Jess Corns, Jenny Evans, Sally Jermyn, Pip Knowles, Poppy Lucas
Chorus Deborah Evans, Luca Hargreave, Vicky Jenner, Charlotte Lucas, Dan Lucas, Ben Lusby, Mary Lusby, Ian Shadbolt, Anne Williams
Backing Singers Deborah Evans, Charlotte Lucas, Ruth Lusby
Band:
MD, Piano and Guitar Tim Brewster
Keyboard Rob Brand
Drums Dave French
Bass Matthew Banes
Saxaphone & Clarinet Tim Nightingale
Crew:
Director Ruth Lusby
Musical Director Tim Brewster
Choreographer Keeley Bootman
Backstage Team Fiona Williams and John Murray
Wardrobe Anne Milne, Keeley Bootman and Deborah Evans
Make-up Tanys James and TATS members
Lighting Design Glynis Northwood
Sound & Lighting Tom Pickwick and Phil Pickwick
Scenery & Props Eilean Moulang, Penny Murray, Mary Dunkley and TATS members
Set Construction John Murray, Simon Evans and Eilean Moulang
Publicity & Programme Karen Pcikwick and Tom Pickwick
Raffle Eilean Moulang and Janet Cockings
Front of House Penny Murray and TATS members
Prompt Gillian Whittle

Oliver: 14 – 17 November 2007

Directed by Jan Clemens

Cast and Crew
Cast:
Oliver Jamie Sharp
Artful Dodger Sebastian James
Fagin Jonathan Davis
Nancy Charlotte Lucas
Mr Bumble Dave Chapman
Widow Corney Rosemary Gentry
Mr Sowerberry Richard Moon
Noah Claypole Joe Holt
Mrs Sowerberry Sandra Nightingale
Bill Sikes Roy Taylor
Mr Brownlow Ben Lusby
Mrs Bedwin Jane Hay
Dr Grimwig Mick Lacey
Charlotte Anne Williams
Bet Nicola Atkinson
Charlie Bates Dan Lucas
Old Sally Mary Lusby
Old Lady Laraine Coney
Pauper’s Assistants Lily Bootman & Olivia James
Rose Seller Kate Brewster
Milkmaid Lydia Pickwick
Strawberry Seller Liz Fincham
Knife Grinder Phil Pickwick
Long Song Seller Andrew Taylor
Bow Street Runners Martin Hargreaves & Tom Lusby
Chairman Neil MacMillan
Book Seller David Kestell
Workhouse Children: Jessica Corns, Ella Jenkins, Jennifer Evans, Violet Bootman, Emily Hales, Pip Knowles, Bethany Crabb, Poppy Lucas, Luca Hargrave, Rob Arrenberg, Jack Hartop, Massimo Burtoli
Fagin’s Gang: Dan Lucas, Luca Hargrave, Rob Arrenberg, Jack Hartop, Massimo Burtoli
Male Chorus: Andrew Taylor, Phil Pickwick, Neil MacMillan, Ben Lusby, David Kestell, Martin Hargreaves, Tom Lusby, Mick Lacey, Richard Moon, Joe Holt
Female Chorus: Su Jenkins, Tanya James, Liz Fincham, Lucy Nightingale, Keeley Bootman, Laraine Coney, Mary Lusby, Deborah Evans, Olivia James, Lily Bootman, KAte Brewster, Lydia Pickwick, Sandra Nightingale, Anne Williams
Crew:
Director Jan Clemens
Musical director Tim Brewster
Choreographer Keeley Bootman
Stage Management & Props John Murray, Eilean Moulang, Penny Murray, Mary Dunkley
Wardrobe Anne Milne
Hair & make-up TATS members
Lighting & Lighting Design Glynis Northwood
Sound Tom Pickwick
Set Design Jan Clemens
Scenic Artists Eilean Moulang & TATS members
Set Construction John Murray, Simon Evans, Roy Northwood, Eilean Moulang
Publicity & Programme Karen & Tom Pickwick and Michele Swales
Raffle Eilean Moulang
Front of House Penny Murray & TATS members
Prompt Gillian Whittle
Band:
Piano & MD Tim Brewster
Drums Dave French
Flugelhorn & Trumpet Margaret Stevenson
Trombone Peter Francis
Flute & Clarinet Tim Nightingale
Bassoon Polly Gough

Man of the Moment: 7-9 June 2007 

Directed by David Pibworth

TATS were delighted that David Pibworth agreed to direct our June 2007 play for us. David has connections with Alan Ayckbourn and chose his Man of the Moment which was written in 1988 .

Man of the Moment is the story of two men meeting some years after a bank robbery where one was the robber and the other the ‘have a go hero’ who tried to foil the robbery – which resulted in the woman he later married having a shotgun go off in her face!

They meet for a TV programme to see how their lives have changed since the bank robbery – the results are not as expected – it’s fair to say that this is a comedy of the ‘black’ variety!

Cast
Jil Rillington Liz Curd
Vic Parks David Chapman
Trudy Parks Ruth Lusby
Kenny Collins Andrew Taylor
Douglas Beechey David Kestell
Sharon Su Jenkins
Ruy Phil Pickwick
Marta Jane Clemens
Ashley Charlotte Lucas
Cindy Poppy Lucas
Crew
Director David Pibworth
Stage Manager Penny Murray
Props Mary Dunkley
Costumes Anne Milne
Set Design & Construction Eilean Moulang, Andy Steele, John Murray, Roy Northwood
Lighting Glynis Northwood, Roy Northwood, Tom Pickwick
Sound Tom Pickwick
Prompt Sandra Nightingale
Front of House Rosemary Gentry & TATS members
Hairdresser Lynn Mallett
Raffle Eilean Moulang
Programme Karen Pickwick
Advertising Lydia and Tom Pickwick
Box Office Central Stores

Friend or Foe:

Directed by Ruth Lusby

TATS presented the world premiere of Friend or Foe – a musical adaptation by Ruth Lusby of the children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo

Those of you who know Ruth Lusby realise that there ismore to her than meets the eye – she has certainly come a long way since being a member of the weasel chorus in Wind in the Willows just a couple of years ago.  She has gone from strength to strength in TATS shows, taking major parts as the Arbiter in Chess, the March Hare in Alice in Wonderland and Fiona in Brigadoon.

In our recent production, Ruth demonstrated her talents as a scriptwriter and composer with her musical adaptation of Friend or Foe, a children’s novel written by the former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.  This is a touching tale of a moral dilemma faced by two young evacuees during the Second World War, set to some wonderful music composed by Ruth.

Friend or Foe is a family show in more ways than one – not only were Ruth’s parents, Ben and Mary, both involved with the production, but Michael Morpurgo is Mary’s cousin!

Ruth was ably assisted by TATS stalwart Rob Brand as Musical Director and newcomer to TATS Janine Channon as choreographer .

Cast
Davey Sebastian James
Tucky Dan Lucas
Jerry Reynolds Peter Davies
Anne Reynolds Cathy Swift
Mother Tanya James
German pilot Richard Moon
German co-pilot, Guard, Reporter Andrew Taylor
Miss Evers, Female Principle Dancer Keeley Bootman
Miss Roberts Francesca Mack
Mr Cooper Dave Chapman
Captain Franks Ben Lusby
Lieutenant Price Alex Smallwood
Home Guard: Alex Smallwood, Dave Chapman, Joe Holt, Mick Lacey, John Murray, Roy Taylor
Mrs Ogden Rosemary Gentry
Mrs Field Jane Hay
Ticket Collector Mick Lacey
Mrs Browning, River Diva, Vocalist, Land girl Charlotte Lucas
Mrs Dudley, River Diva, Vocalist, Land girl Helen Smallwood
Mrs Thompson, Landgirl, Vocalist Kate Brewster
Mrs Wright, Vocalist Deborah Evans
Land girl, Vocalist Lydia Pickwick
Male Principle Dancer Roy Taylor
Female Chorus Mary Lusby
Town Children:
Paul
Alfie
Rose
Joan
Betty
Polly
Daisy
James Jermyn
Jonathan Hargreaves
Jenny Evans
Vicky Jenner
Pip Knowles
Poppy Lucas
Violet Bootman
Country Children:
Flo
Bill
Tom
Angela
Josie
Rachel
Kevin
Ella Jenkins
Joe Holt
Tom Brewster
Lily Bootman
Alice Barr
Sophie Lansbury
Luca Hargrave
Chorus Children: Jessica Corns, Aubaney Guerin, Emily Hales,
Jack Hartop, Saskia James
Crew
Director Ruth Lusby
Musical Director Rob Brand
Choreographer Jannine Channon
Prompt Olivia James
Stage Management & Props Lucy Nightingale, Eilean Moulang, John Murray and Mary Dunkley
Lighting & Sound Glynis & Roy Northwood, Tom Pickwick, Dave Jones & Lucy Nightingale
Set Design & Construction Ruth Lusby, John Murray, Andy Steele & TATS members
Scenic Artist Eilean Moulang & friends
Costumes Jan Clemens & helpers
Hairdresser Lynn Mallett
Publicity & Programme Karen & Tom Pickwick, Cathy Swift & Jane Hay
Raffle Eilean Moulang
Front of House Penny Murray & TATS members
DVD Martin Hargreaves

Brigadoon: 15th – 18th November 2006

Directed by Jan Clemens

TATS’ big musical production this year was Lerner and Loewe’s magical Brigadoon. The award-winning show, which features the songs Almost Like Being in Love and The Heather on the Hill, among others, is set in the Scottish Highlands in 1946 – or so it seems!

In fact, the town of Brigadoon appears only once every 100 years and when two American tourists stumble upon it, they find themselves back in 1746.

According to legend, no-one from Brigadoon may ever leave the village – or the enchantment will be broken and all its inhabitants will vanish into the mist forever. So, when the Americans arrive, just as a wedding is about to be celebrated, it has serious implications for the village and its people…

TOO RISQUÉ……

The original Broadway production opened in 1947, running for 581 performances and winning a Tony award for Agnes De Mille’s choreography.  It also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, and has had many well-received revivals over the years.

A film version of Brigadoon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was released by MGM in 1954 with Gene Kelly, Van Johnson and Cyd Charisse in the leading roles.  The censors refused to allow the use of two songs from the stage version – The Love of My Life and My Mother’s Wedding Day – as the lyrics were considered too risqué for general audiences.   They are, of course, back for the TATS’ version!

EVIL CURSE….

Lerner’s story was based on a much older German story by Friedrich Gerstacker about the mythical, German village of Germelshausen that fell under an evil, magic curse.  In 1947, memories of the Second World War were too fresh to present a German-themed musical on Broadway, so Lerner moved the story in Scotland, complete with tartan kilts, bonnie lassies, bagpipes, Highland flings and Heather on the Hill.

His name for his imaginary locale was probably based on a well-known Scottish landmark, the Brig o’ Doon (Bridge of Doon), in Alloway, Scotland, in the heart of Robert Burns country.  According to Burns’ epic poem Tam o’Shanter, this 13th century stone bridge is where the legendary Tam fled to escape from three witches.  Other sources suggest that “Brigadoon” was constructed from the Gaelic words: briga which means ‘strife’, and dùn which means ‘hill, hill fort, or hill village’ . It could also be a corrupted Scots-English spelling of ‘Break of Dawn’, which, given the village’s state of existence, seems to make the most sense.

Cast
Tommy Albright Andrew Taylor
Jeff Douglas Jimmy Brown
Angus Macmonies Mick Lacey
Donald Ritchie Dave Chapman
Sandy Su Jenkins
Maggie Abernethy Keeley Bootman
Harry Ritchie Neil Macmillan
Meg Brockie Rosemary Gentry
Andrew Mackeith John Murray
Fiona Ruth Lusby
Jean Lydia Pickwick
Charlie Cameron Martin Hargreaves
Mr Murdoch John Geerts
Frank Phil Pickwick
Jane Ashton Liz Curd
Sword dancers Keeley Bootman and Tanya James
Chorus – Singers Heather Buxton, Adam Buxton, Jane Hay, Sandra Nightingale, Laraine Coney, Justine Dalton, Vanessa Elliot, Liz Curd, Violet Bootman
Chorus – Dancers Deborah Evans, Hattie Bloxham, Charlotte Lucas, Tanya James, Olivia James, Lily Bootman
Crew
Director Jan Clemens
Musical Director Andy Stewart
Choreographer Keeley Bootman
Stage Management & Props Penny Murray, Mary Dunkley & Eilean Moulang
Lighting & Sound Glynis Northwood & Tom Pickwick, Sebastian James & Michele Swales
Set Design & Construction Jan Clemes, John Murray, Simon Evans, Andy Steele & TATS members
Scenic Artist Eilean Moulang & friends
Costumes Anne Milne
Publicity & Programme Karen & Tom Pickwick
Raffle Eilean Moulang
Front of House Sandra Nightingale & TATS members
Band
Keyboard Andy Stewart
Drums Dave French
Bass Guitar/Accordian Tim Brewster
Viola Kate Brewster

Just a Few Words (and Songs!) : 8 – 10 June 2006

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Show raises £1,640 for Willen Hospice

The TATS variety show Just a Few Words (and Songs!) – was a huge success, playing to packed houses and raising £1,640 for Willen Hospice.

The show, which ran for three nights in June, was a tribute to TATS stalwart Doug Dunkley, who sadly died last year. Doug’s son, Chris, worked hard behind the scenes as well as playing a leading part on stage. Doug’s widow, Mary, said she and her family would like to thank everyone involved in the show for their great support.

TATS chairman John Murray said “It is, I think, a testament to the affection that people had for Doug that so many wanted to take part in this show.” (Just a Few Words may well now hold the TATS record for the greatest number of participants!)

The production featured popular songs from the shows as well as classic sketches and readings. Musicals featured included Salad Days (one of Doug’s favourites), Carousel, West Side Story and Oklahoma! TATS youth members performed medleys from Oliver and Grease.

Alice in Wonderland 8 – 11 February 2006

Directed by Jan Clemens

TATS’ production of Alice in Wonderland – a pantomime with a twist! This adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s much-loved tale was staged at Turvey Village Hall from February 8-11 2006 and included a Saturday matinée performance.The family show was directed by Jan Clemens and featured all the usual panto mayhem and some great musical numbers.

Cast
Alice Lydia Pickwick
Duchess/Queen Dave Chapman
White Rabbit Liz Curd
Caterpillar Andrew Taylor
Tweedle Dum Su Jenkins
Tweedle Dee Cathy Swift
Cheshire Cat John Geerts
Cook Rosemary Gentry
Mad Hatter Martin Hargreaves
March Hare Ruth Lusby
Dormouse Lily Bootman
Knave of Hearts Sebastian  James
King of Hearts Jamie Sharp
Ace of Spades Annie Partridge
Stagehand John Murray
Joker Mick Lacey
Animals Kate Brewster, Fran Crowsley, Emma Mesney, Volet Bootman, Adam Deacon, Bethany Veale, Olivia James, Victoria Jenner, Danielle Sharp
Cards Sandra Nightingale, Jane Hay, Joe Holt, Nicola Atkinson, Lauren Walsh, Ella Jenkins, Jessica Corns, Sophie Lansbury
Band
Keyboard Rob Brand
Saxaphone/Clarinet Andy Stewart
Drums Dave French
Guitar Tim Brewster
Trumpet Nicholas Evans
Clarinet Emily Taylor
Crew
Director Jan Clemens
Musical Director Rob Brand
Choreographer Keeley Bootman
Stage Management & Props Penny Murray, Mary Dunkley, Eilean Moulang
Lighting Design & Lighting Glynis Northwood, Tom Pickwick & Tony Isherwood
Sound Will Jenkins
Set Design Jan Clemens
Set Construction Andy Steele, John Murray, Tony Isherwood & Friends
Scenic Artists Eilean Moulang & Friends
Costumes Anne Milne
Make-up Design Sharon Rai
Make-Up Sharon Rai, Tanya James, Jan Clemens, Wendy Steele & Helen Edwards
Publicity & Programme Karen Pickwick
Advertising Tom Pickwick
Raffle Eilean Moulang
Front of House TATS Members

Chess: 23rd – 26th November 2005

Directed by Glynis Northwood

Our major musical this year was Chess. Chess brought new challenges to the Society, as there is very little spoken dialogue, the story is revealed through music.

Chess encompasses a range of musical styles from rock to operetta. The musical, written by Abba stars, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, together with Tim Rice, was directed by Glynis Northwood.

The show portrays (almost entirely in music), the story of the intense rivalry in international chess between two real 1980s grandmasters from the US and the USSR as it then was. It contains the classic ingredients of international intrigue, competition and extra-marital affairs!

The music is truly outstanding, including many well known numbers (songs you know even though you may not recognise the title), for example “One Night In Bangkok”, “I Know Him So Well”, Mountain Duet”, “Anthem” and many more.

TATS had several new members making their maiden appearance, both in principal roles, and in the chorus and choir.

Cast and Crew:
Cast
Florence Vassy Carla McCormack
Anatoly Sergievsky Rob Puckett
Frederick Trumper Martin Grover
Alexander Molokov John Murray
The Arbiter Ruth Lusby
Walter De Courcey Andrew Taylor
Svetlana Sergievsky Pauline Corbyn
Vigand Martin Hargreaves
American Delegate Liz Curd
Russian Delegate Andy Steele
Merano Mayor Phil Pickwick
Diplomats Rosemary Gentry, Jan Clemens, Cathy Swift, Lucy Nightingale
Choir Sandra Nightingale, Lucy Nightingale, Cathy Swift, Rosemary Gentry, Jan Clemens, JAne Brewster, Mick Lacey
Chorus and Choir Liz Curd, Helen Edwards, Eilean Moulang, Andy Steele, Martin Hargreaves, Lucy Nightingale, Lydia Pickwick, Phil Pickwick, Fran Crowsley, Danielle Sharp, Pam Cowley, Kate Brewster, Ella Jenkins, Sue jenkins
Crew
Director Glynis Northwood
Musical Director Andy Stewart
Vocal Coach Rob Brand
Keyboards Andy Stewart, Rob Brand, Mike Gibbons
Drums Dave French
Guitars Tim Brewster
Wind Babs MacDonald
Wardrobe Anne Milne
Stage Management/Props Penny Murray and Mary Dunkley
Hair and Make-up Wendy Steele
Lighting and Lighting Design Ed Steele, Tom Pickwick and Glynis Northwood
Sound Will Jenkins , Time Brewster and Ed Steele
Publicity Karen Pickwick
Set Construction John Murray, Andy Steele, Roy Northwood, Ed Steele, Ruth Lusby and Eileen Moulang
Raffle Eileen Moulang
Front of House and Bar TATS Members

The Wind In The Willows: 9 – 12 february 2005

Directed by Cathy Swift

TATS’ recent production was a musical adaptation of Kenneth Graham’s The Wind in the Willows. The show, directed by Cathy Swift, ran at the Village Hall from February 9-12.

John Morley’s script brings the well-loved characters of Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger to life, adds some new ones and weaves a splendid adventure, which Cathy felt was sure to delight family audiences.

Reactions and feedback from people who came to see the show suggest that she was right! and, though not a traditional panto, The Wind in the Willows nonetheless featured a pantomime horse as well as providing the cast with opportunities for cross-dressing!

Cathy promised that there would be plenty of audience participation, and there was!

Thanks to Janet and Keith Cockings, Turvey Village Hall, Dave Pibworth of Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy for the loan of the car.

Scrooge: November 2004

Directed by Jan Clemens

TATS’ pre-Christmas production of Scrooge, featuring an enormous cast and some impressive costumes and special effects, played to packed houses in Turvey Village Hall. Every performance, including the Saturday matinée was a sell-out.

Many thanks to John Howlett in the TATS ‘box office’ at Central Stores.

The title role of the famous miser from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was played by the talented Jimmy Brown (complete with wig borrowed from the Royal Shakespeare Company!) and the part of Tiny Tim was shared over the five performances by 2 Turvey lads.

As always, there were several ‘family’ groups in the show, including Jamie and his sister, Danielle; Sebastian and his sisters, Olivia and Saskia; Lucy and Sandra Nightingale; Claire and Su Jenkins; Maddy and Alan Van Gortal; Lydia and Phil Pickwick; and Kate and Tom Brewster (with dad Tim in the band).

The Gut Girls: June 2004

Directed by Cathy Swift

“Humane and hugely funny” was how the Financial Times described Sarah Daniels’ sometimes shocking play The Gut Girls, when it opened at London’s Albany Empire in 1988.

Time Out, London reported: “Regarded as little better than whores by their contemporaries, the gut girls are portrayed in this vigorous and intelligent play as a boisterous, beer-swilling, strong-minded bunch, handy with a knife both in the gutting shed and outside it, definitely independent in attitude and scornful of the illusion of male supremacy.

TAT’S production, directed by Cathy Swift, was based on real events and set against the unlikely backdrop of a slaughterhouse in late Victorian Deptford. It traced the lives of girls who worked in the gutting sheds and how their fortunes are changed forever when the sheds are closed down. The efforts of the well-meaning Lady Helena to convert the rough and ready girls into young ladies – and find them alternative employment – are not without their tragic consequences.

Cinderella: 2004

Directed by Jan Clemens.

The script was specially penned for TATS by Brian Clemens (of The Avengers, Highlander and The Professionals fame, to name but a few of his many productions).

Cinderella is one of the oldest and best-known tales in the world, with about 1,500 versions recorded dating from at least as far back as the tenth century. Versions of the story are known in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America and it has probably attracted more scholarly study than any other tale in the history of folklore.

The popular Disney film of Cinderella is based on the Charles Perrault version, first recorded in 1687 and published in France as Histoires ou Contes du Temps Passe or Tales of Times Past. This was translated into English in the Stories of Mother Goose and Cinderella soon became as popular here as it was in France.

Another widely-known version is Ashcenputtel by the Brothers Grimm, which was published in Germany in 1812. In this story, the help comes from a wishing tree rather than a fairy godmother and the two sisters cut off parts of their feet to try to fit them into the slipper!Cinderella made its pantomime debut in 1804 – at the Drury Lane theatre in London – and there were more than 90 stage productions during the 19th Century.More recently, the story has inspired many books, musicals and films, including The Slipper and the Rose and Roald Dahl’s own wicked version in rhyme – a long way from the original tale which may well have made its way to Europe from Asia.

The story appeared in The Miscellaneous Record of Yu Yang, a book dating from the T’ang dynasty, which ended in 907 AD.But each version shares a common theme – that the cruel and thoughtless eventually get their just reward, as do those who are kind and good.

TATS’ pantomime for 2004 took place exactly 25 years after the inaugural TATS production of Dick Whittington and formed part of their silver jubilee celebrations.

Nostalgia: 2003

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Director’s Note: It has been great fun to look back over the last 25 years and put together a programme to reflect some of our productions.There have been so many memorable shows over the years, too many to include something from all of them.Looking back has been tinged with sadness for some of us older hands, thinking of friends who are no longer with us and remembering their talent and all they gave to the society.

Here’s to the next 25 years and to our younger members who will take TATS forward. Your hosts for the evening are: Rosemary Gentry, John Murray and Liz Curd

TATS gratefully acknowledges the kindness of … John Howlett of Central Stores for managing the Box Office, Reg Pearson from The Robin Hood at Clifton Reynes, Janet & Keith Cockings of Turvey Village Hall.

Daisy Pulls It Off: 2003

Directed by Glynis Northwood

Denise Deegan’s Daisy Pull It Off, which enjoyed a long and successful West End run when it was presented by Andrew Lloyd Webber at The Globe Theatre, is a parody of life in a posh “gels” boarding school.

Daisy Meredith – a jolly good sort – is the first scholarship girl to be accepted by the elite Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Needless to say, all does not run smoothly for our heroine when she enters the confines of snooty Grangewood and encounters snobbish Sybil Burlington and her toady sidekick, Monica Smithers. But will poor (but honourable) Daisy, with the support of new-found friend Trixie Martin, win through against accusations of cheating and the threat of expulsion? And will the plucky pair save the fortunes of the doomed Beaumont family and secure the future of Grangewood?

In the best traditions of schoolgirl novels, there are midnight feasts, hidden treasure and, of course, jolly hockey sticks to enjoy along the way – not to mention the odd lost memory, Russian “spy” and clifftop rescue!

What they said about Daisy Pulls It Off:

Sunday Express “…Perfectly ripping, absolutely spiffing, not to mention ‘scrummy’ entertainment…”

Financial Times “…most excitingly written…”

Sunday Telegraph “…written in the spirit of affectionate, sharp-eyed, keen-eared pastiche…”

Director’s Note: This has been a very happy production and I hope that you will enjoy sharing in Daisy’s adventures. We are very fortunate as a society to have so many young, talented and enthusiastic members. Their commitment and enjoyment has made my job very easy – it is not often that lines are learnt so quickly. I have also been very fortunate in the support that the young cast and I have received from our adult members both as performers and behind the scenes.

Guys and Dolls: 2003

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The story is set in downtown New York in the era of the gangsters. Nathan Detroit is a loveable rogue who, desperate to pay for his floating crap game, bets Sky Masterson $1,000 that Sky will not be able to take Salvation Army girl Sarah Brown to Cuba.

While Sky works on Sarah, Nathan battles with his fiancée of 14 years, Miss Adelaide. To Sky’s shock, he ends up falling in love with Sarah and, when he returns to New York, bets all the members of the crap game that if he wins his roll of the dice, they will have to go to a prayer meeting in the Mission. If he loses, he will give them each $1,000. Needless to say, the gamblers end up at the prayer meeting to repent their sins, with Nicely Nicely Johnson singing the famous Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat. But do the two couples finally get together in fine musical tradition?

Guys & Dolls is based on the stories of Damon Runyon – and many actors have played his larger than life toughies-with-a-heart-of-gold, characters with whimsical names, among them (on film) Bob Hope as the Lemon Drop Kid and Sorrowful Jones, Shirley Temple as Little Miss Marker and Bette Davis as Apple Annie.

The musical first saw the light of day on Broadway in November, 1950. It was an instant hit, with a run of 1,200 performances netting more than $12m dollars and was hailed as one of the few masterworks of the American musical theatre. It won every award possible, ran for three years – and has been frequently revived ever since.

The original cast included Vivian Blaine and Stubby Kaye (later to repeat their roles in the film starring Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons ). Curiously, the most popular song in the show, Bushel & A Peck, was dropped from the movie!

It is a show particularly admired by professional lyricists, as it brilliantly captures the original writer’s unique prose style and faithfully reproduces it in song. Only Lional Bart’s evocation of Dickens in Oliver has come even half way close to this achievement. It is the only musical that Sir Laurence Olivier ever wanted to appear in! Way back in the Sixties it was he who generated the idea of the National Theatre mounting a production of Guys & Dolls, in which he intended playing Nathan Detroit. Sadly, illness intervened and so what particular magic he might have brought to this role we shall never know. Happily though, the seed he planted eventually grew, when the National presented its first production starring Julia McKenzie and Bob Hoskins – 25 years later!

Since then there have been many more successful productions, the latest being on Broadway, starring Nathan Lane and Peter Gallagher.

Annie 2002

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Set against a backdrop of Manhattan in the midst of the Great Depression, Annie follows the rags-to-riches story of an 11-year-old orphan.Annie’s only hope is to escape the New York orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Will billionaire Daddy Warbucks finally make her dreams come true?The musical was based on Harold Gray’s Little Orphan Annie comic strip. Lyricist and director Martin Charnin convinced initially sceptical playwright Thomas Meehan and composer Charles Strouse to adapt the cartoon for the stage.Annie first opened on Broadway in April, 1977, running for 2,377 performances – making it one the longest running musicals of the 1970s. The following year it opened at the Victoria Palace in London, where it enjoyed a hugely successful run.The movie version, starring Albert Finney, Aileen Quinn, Ann Reinking and Carol Burnett, followed in 1982. Despite being described as “entertaining” by critics, the film was a major financial disaster and won a Golden Raspberries award for Worst Supporting Actress.
Songs include Tomorrow, Little Girls, I Think I’m Going to Like it Here, Easy Street, You Won’t Be an Orphan for Long, Maybe, A New Deal for Christmas and You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.

T.A.T.S would like to thank the following people for their help and support: John Howlett, Janet and Keith Cockings, Tim from the Three Fishes, Charles Street, Tim Brewster.

Blithe Spirit: 2002

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Snow White: 2002

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The Music Man: 2001

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Sound of Music: 2000

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Oklahoma: 2000

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Cornucopia: 1998

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Pack of Lies: by Hugh Whitemore 21 – 23 November 1991

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The play takes place in a suburb of London during the autumn and winter of 1960-61. The main events of this story are true.