Tewkesbury Arts and Drama Society
Entertaining the Tewkesbury community with high quality amateur dramatic productions for over 30 years
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TADS, Sovereign Cottage, Back Lane, Bredon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 7LH
The Roses Theatre,
Friday 28th October
Saturday 29th October
Can You Help?
A couple running away to get married stop at a farm house Bed & Breakfast where they are joined by an other couple: a vicar and his wife on their holidays.
But nothing is as it seems.....
Sandra and James are a married couple. They’ve been married for years and things have become, well, a little dull.
A little indiscretion threatens blackmail and in an attempt to get to grips with things, Geoff bumps off the blackmailer. Now what to do with the body?
With a common cause, the couple are reunited as they dispose of the body
Brecht's masterpiece is as current today as it was when it was written. This production continues the aims of "Epic Theatre" in a way that would make the author proud, by turning the spectator into an observer and arousing their capacity for action.
When Robbie, a contract electrician, mistakenly enters the room of a resident in a care home, he doesn't know what he's letting himself in for. Somehow he develops a relationship with Phyllis, a stroke victim who can hardly speak and who has very limited movement. She teaches him to look at things properly, and helps him in his attempts to come to terms with the death of his wife; he gives her the incentive to struggle to speak again.
Two sisters meet up at their late mother’s house to clear it out. They find that their memories and perceptions of their parents and their childhood aren’t quite what they thought they were.
When one of their mother’s friends turns up unexpectedly, the idea that blood is thicker than water is put to the test.
This is a largely autobiographical play described as a Play with Poetry. It tells the story about what happens when Angie, a performance poet, meets Pete another performance poet and the one year they had together before he dies. Surprisingly perhaps, given the subject matter, this is a very amusing if ultimately poignant play.
Three retired opera singers sit in the music room of their care home, awaiting a new arrival. When it turns out to be Reggie’s ex-
Adapted from the famous novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, this is a darker, more adult and authentic telling of the story of how the lure of treasure can change a man. Friendships and loyalties are all put to the test..
..but they ‘re pirates.
What did you expect?
The new production will combine the original Marlowe text with bluesy musical interludes and synchronised movement.
The Roses Theatre is booked and Marlowe's script has been slightly adapted, all ready for our October production of Dr Faustus.
Rehearsals have now started (from June 2nd): every Monday and Thursday (but not bank holidays) at 7.30pm-
Membership: £15 per year
Subs: £1 per rehearsal
“Rocks off”, the new play written and directed by Brenda Read-
The play had its debut at the Norbury Theatre in Droitwich during the 3 day Worcestershire Drama Festival. With over 10 plays from all around the region at the festival, the Worcestershire Drama Festival is one of the regional heats of the All England One Act Play Festival..
Despite the stiff competition TADS won the Best Comedy award and was nominated for Best Set. More…
Tewkesbury Societies Working Together to Win Awards!
Tewkesbury Arts & Drama Society (TADS) teamed up with Tewkesbury YMCA Movie Makers to create an entry for this year's Gloucester Inter-
Actors Geoffrey Guy and Marianne Gaston, under the direction of Oonaugh Hughes, had prepared a performance of Geoffrey Guy's original one act play, Culinary Solution for a TADS fundraising event earlier in the year. Having previously worked with the Tewkesbury YMCA Movie Makers as an extra in last year's entry to the film competition, I thought that they might be interested in producing a film of Geoffrey's play.
Worcestershire Drama Festival