What’s On

WHAT’s ON in 2024:
20th-23rd November 2024

A what?

TATS November show will be a pantomime crossed with a musical. It is based on The Emperor’s new clothes and looks to be a lot of fun.

It is currently being specially written for TATS  by Ewan (our Chairman’s husband) and we hope to share some snippets of the original songs that have been created especially for the show.

Keep an eye on our social media platforms to get a sneak peek.

Just to make it a family affair, Leanne (Our Chairman) is hoping to take on the role of Director for the very first time to

What’s Been ON in 2024:

June 13th to 15th
Comedy TV Play – The Good Life

For the first time on the TATS stage we brought you the wonderful tv comedy, ‘The Good Life’

A milestone birthday convinces Tom Good to make a change and he talks his wife, Barbara, into giving up the so-called rat race and joining him in a life of simplicity and self-sufficiency. They convert their suburban home into a farm, which doesn’t go down too well with their middle class neighbours Margot and Jerry.

What a fabulous job our talented team did in portraying some true tv legends supported by a super set and props including a rather rude pooing goat!

Well done to Jan Clemens for stepping in at the last minute and yet again directing a true TATs classic.

11th march
Cast announced

Congratulations to the following actors recently cast in TAT’s next production – The Good Life.






Tom Good                        Nathan Gibson
Barbara Good                Rebecca Smith
Jerry Leadbetter        Matthew Watson
Margo Leadbetter     Leanne Thomson
Sir                                        John Coop
Felicity                              Rosemary Gentry
Harry the Pigman       David Kendall
Milk Woman                   Lucy Anderson
Policeman                       Mark Sach
Mary                                    Jo Wareham
Dr Joe                                Ian Shadbolt
Margaret                          Rebecca Austin

For our audience: Laughs are guaranteed for this show and our last few shows have sold out well before opening night, so please take note – tickets go on sale on Wednesday 1st May 2024 at 2pm.

4th March
The Good Life Auditions

Auditions were held on 4th March and we eagerly await the names of the lucky cast members.


26th and 29th February
The Good Life Read -Throughs

2 read-throughs have now been held and we now move to the all important auditions to be held on Monday 4th March in Turvey Village Hall at 730pm.

26th January
Showbiz Quiz

A packed village hall saw the annual TATS show biz quiz held last night




Congratulations to the winners, ‘The Clangers (Turvey Bellringers)’, seen here with their winning prizes.


Special thanks to our great quiz masters John and David, supported by the wonderful TATS team.

And of course a very special thanks to all our fabulous competitors for making it such a fun evening.


A look back at  2023 –
Monday 4th December

The TATS 2023 AGM took place on Monday 4th December at Turvey Village Hall at 1930.

A great time was had by all and following the formal side of the meeting a very good attendance enjoyed mulled wine, soft drinks, mince pies and off course the obligatory catch up conversations.

A special mention to Joint Chairman Rosemary Gentry, who after many years of sterling service stood down from the new Committee and in recognition of her significant contributions to the society over the years, was awarded an honorary membership. Thank you Rosemary.

Musical  22-25th November

So the curtain comes down on another fabulous TATS Musical.

Me and My girl delighted sell out audiences from 22nd November to 25th November and showed once again what a talented group of actors, directors and support team TATS Possess.

Many thanks to all involved and especially Director Jan Clemens and assistant Michelle Swales for bringing such fun and professionalism to the amateur stage here in Turvey.

Want to see some show highlights – click the image below (and remember to switch the volume on)


Many thanks to Jo Jo Wareham for producing the fabulous video reel.







August Update
The show is now cast.





and huge congratulations to the following successful actors:


AUDITIONS Held:   Turvey Village Hall
19th and 22nd June

READ-THROUGHS Held:   Turvey Village Hall
22nd May,  1st June and 12th June




Due November 2023
Me and My Girl

Following her sell-out 2022 production of OKLAHOMA!, TATS is delighted to announce that our very own major musical genius Jan Clemens will be back to direct another blockbuster show in November.

Me and My Girl revolves around an unapologetically unrefined cockney gentleman named Bill, who learns that he is 14th heir to the Earl of Hareford – however, he will only receive the inheritance if Sir John and the Duchess approve of him.

The Duchess feels that, with a little grooming, Bill will be suitable to inherit the title – and the money! However, she insists that Bill breaks up with his cockney girlfriend, Sally, but Bill refuses to accept the title if he cannot keep Sally as ‘his’ girl.

18th to 20th May
One Man Two Guvnors

Well, that’s a wrap as they say …. The curtains are closed on the current show for TATS

And what a fabulous show it was, such a talented cast and a fantastic back stage and  lighting and sound team – You’re all brilliant !

Thank you to everybody who supported our show and came along and for the kind donation of raffle prizes and our lovely painting that is now with its new owners.

thank you to everybody who bought raffle tickets, for those of you that helped behind the scenes and with front of house and the bar and huge thanks to our excellent sound and lighting crew – the show was a huge success !

10th March
Poems and Pints Evening – Postponed

Unfortunately due to the uncertain weather situation, the planned TATS Poets and Pints evening on 10th March (Friday) in the village hall has been postponed.

Hopefully we will hold the event it at a future date.

2nd February

Read-throughs and auditions have been held and Deborah has announced the following successful cast members.

Many congratulations to all the actors below:


Francis – Dave Pibworth
Rachel – Leanne Thomson
Stanley – Matthew Watson
Charlie – Bob Leslie
Pauline – Eleanor Leonard-Smith
Alan – Ian Shadbolt
Dolly – Charlotte Pask
Harry Dangle – Ben Lusby
Lloyd – David Hughes
Alma – Deborah Evans
Jean – Carrie Walker
Ensemble – Amy Relf, John Murray, Liz Buckle

30th January
Play Read Through

29th January
Play Read Through

TATS are delighted to announce the return of the very talented Deborah Evans, to direct our next play, the West-end and Broadway hit, ‘One man, two Guvnors’, a comedy by Richard Bean.


27th January
Quiz Night

The very popular TATS quiz night was held at Turvey Village Hall on Friday 27th January 2023.

Teams battled it out to be named the TATS 2023 champions

closely monitored by question setter David (complete with his round by round positional graphs! – never let it be said TATS are not very much in the 21st century)

And the result – a draw!

Congratulations to the winning teams ‘Quizically Challenged’ and ‘Hungry Hedgehogs’, seen here below.

and many thanks to all competitors, David and John for setting the quiz and being question masters on the night, Tina for another super raffle and all TATS members and friends who helped.

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