Tamworth Arts Club or TAC has been based in Tamworth, Staffordshire (UK) since 1946, and has members from the local areas. We put on two shows each year - usually West End and Broadway musicals, with the occasional Gilbert and Sullivan operetta or compilation show to keep the diversity as wide as possible,.
Select 'Past Shows' form the Menu on the left to see all of our previous productions.
. . . why not join Us?
We are delighted to welcome new members to audition for any show.
If your talents are more suited to helping behind the scenes we'd like to hear from you too, particularly if you can sew, paint, construct scenery or props.
Rehearsals take place each Wednesday (7.30-9:30) at St. Editha's Church Hall, College Lane, Tamworth. and on Fridays (7.30-9.30) for principals (and occasionally chorus) at St. John Ambulance Headquarters, Moor Street, Tamworth.
Why not just turn up to any rehearsal and ask for our membership secretary, Alan Gifford, or telephone us, Ask for Alan Tonks on 01827 260602
Membership subscriptions are much less than some societies, presently £30 for an annual membership and an additional £2 per week during rehearsals for each show. There is a 50% reduction for members in full time education.
For anything at all please contact us via, Alan Tonks on 01827 260602, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a Wardrobe Mistress (or Mister)
January 2015 - Our incumbent Wardrobe Mistress, Maureen Tonks, is looking for an assistant to help her in making us all look FAB on stage. The applicant will be shown around our extensive Wardrobe and will eventually swap roles to be assisted by Maureen.
If you are interested in this role, or helping out in general, please email us at email@example.com, or call 01827 260602.
We are looking for production team members for the next couple of years
November 2014 - We have the rights to perform Calamity Jane from 13th to 17th October 2015, we are looking for a Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager and possibly an Assistant Director. If you are interested please email, post or pass your details to a committee member by January 5th 2015.
We are looking to perform a compilation show in Autumn 2016. If you have any show ideas again please contact a committee member. Maybe you have a whole show ready you want to direct or one you are happy for someone else to direct or just an idea, whatever it is we would love to hear from you. This is open to anyone, so please don't be afraid to put your name forward, everyone has to start somewhere and new blood is essential to keep the Tamworth Arts Club alive. Details regarding the spring 2016 show will be released after the next committee meeting in January.
23rd November 2014 - The evening of 22nd November saw Tamworth Arts Club hold their first ever awards evening. This was combined with our annual evening of Dickie Bows and Fabulous Frocks, this year in out themed Winter Ball.
The winners were:
Crew Award: Shelley Weston
Production Support Member: Sue Arthur
Most Promising New Comer: Nicola Downs
Best Supporting Performer - Female: Becky Easen for Anita in West Side Story
Best Supporting Performer - Male: Andrew Gilman for the Cowardly Lion in Ehe Wizard of Oz
Best Performer Female: Michelle Gregory for Audrey in the Little Shop of Horrors & Jenny Jennings for Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly
Best Performer Male: Adam Gregory for Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar
Director: Chris Kimpton for Jesus Christ Superstar
The Wrong Side of the Curtain: Peter Wilkes for his many glorious transgressions!
The Chamberlain Standing Ovation: Alan Tonks
As it was our first awards evening we asked for nominations going back for the previous 5 years. Well done to everyone who was nominated.
Calamity Jane has been confirmed
12th November 2014 - We have had the confirmation from the rights holders that we have been granted permisison to perform Calamity Jane in October 2015
Sweeney Todd Cast
7th November 2014 - The auditions are over and we are extremely pleased to announce our principal cast;-
Sweeney Todd - Andy Bird
Mrs Lovett - Ruth Harvey
Anthony -Adam Gregory
Johanna -Claire Chandler
Beggar Woman aka Lucy - Jenny Jennings
Judge Turpin - Pete Wilkes
Tobias - Lee Fisher
Pirelli - Martyn Cotterill
Beadle Bamford - David Hellyer
Break a leg to all of the above and a massive thank you for all of those who auditioned, but were unsuccessful
Sweeney Todd Director
1st September 2014 - Tamworth Arts Club are pleased to announce that Karen Wilkes has been chosen to Direct our April 2015 production of Sweeney Todd. Karen is really happy to be chosen and will now be planning the Audtions for the parts set for late October/early November.
Would you like to direct Sweeney Todd in 2015?
7th July 2014 - Tamworth Arts Club are delighted to be given the privilege of performing Sweeney Todd as their April 2015 show.
We would like to open up the position of Director to any one who would like to come along and direct this show with our deeply talented members as your cast.
The production is due to be staged at the Llandau Forte Sixth Form Academy in Tamworth, dates to be confirmed. Rehearsals are to begin the Wednesday after our current show, Footloose, has finished.
If you think that directing Sweeney Todd is something that you would like to do, or would like more information, then please contact Maureen Tonks on either 01827 260602, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamworth Herald Press Release - 2nd July 2013
TAMWORTH ARTS CLUB SETS UP SHOP
2 July 2013 - Popular local musical theatre group, Tamworth Arts Club, has unveiled its next production. To be staged 29th October-2nd November at Landau Forte Academy on Ashby Road, Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror with a range of fiendishly good songs that entertain young and old.
The show tells the story of Seymour, a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. As it keeps growing, Seymour must appease the plant whose appetite spirals out of control. This theme is underpinned by a touching romance between Seymour and his work colleague Audrey. Songs with a kitsch 50s rock and roll flavour penned by Alan Menken, keep the action moving, ranging from the punchy title theme and highly charged 'Dentist!' through to sweet ballads like 'Suddenly, Seymour' and 'Somewhere That's Green'.
Under the expert direction of Brian Morris and Jenny Jennings, the production team is completed by talented musical director Sue Arthur and legendary choreographer Lisa Closs. But there is something missing from the show's stellar line up. Brian said, “We're very much under way with our rehearsals and everyone's having a lot of fun. But we're lacking a very important prop. Our deranged dentist character needs an old-fashioned foot-operated drill for his surgery, so we're appealing to the people of Tamworth to come forward if they know where we can find one to star in our production.”
Anyone able to supply an antique dentist drill should contact Tamworth Arts Club, via Alan Tonks on 01827 260602.
7th April to 11th April 2015
Our next show will be
13th to 17th October 2015
This is a list of shows we have previously produced
|1966 The Mikado||1986 Musical Memories||2002 Musical Magic|
|1967 The Gondoliers||1987 Show Boat||2002 Lights, Camera, Action|
|1968 The Pirates of Penzance||1987 Old Time Music Hall||2003 Sweet Charity|
|1969 Orpheus in the Underworld||1988 Finian's Rainbow||2003 Olde Tyme Music Hall|
|1970 The Yeomen of the Guard||1988 Peel Times||2004 Annie Get Your Gun|
|1971 The Grand Duchess||1989 Hello Dolly||2004 Oliver!|
|1972 The Desert Song||1989 Old Time Music Hall||2005 Half a Sixpence|
|1973 The Merry Widow||1990 Camelot||2005 Showstoppers II|
|1974 Rose Marie||1990 Annie||2006 My Fair Lady|
|1975 Old Time Music Hall||1991 Brigadoon||2006 Guys and Dolls|
|1975 Carmen||1991 Old Time Music Hall||2007 Anything Goes|
|1975 Voice and Brass||1992 The Yeomen of the Guard||2007 Musical Memories|
|1976 Die Fledermaus||1992 Robert and Elizabeth||2008 Jekyll & Hyde The Musical|
|1976 Iolanthe||1993 Guys and Dolls||2008 Amazing Journey|
|1977 Oklahoma||1993 Old Time Music Hall||2009 The Wizard of Oz|
|1977 Old Time Music Hall||1994 Oklahoma||2009 Oklahoma!|
|1977 Ruddigore||1994 Wonderful World of Music||2010 Copacabana|
|1978 La Belle Helene||1995 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers||2010 West Side Story|
|1978 No No Nanette||1995 That's Entertainment||2011 Hello Dolly|
|1979 The Gypsy Baron||1996 The Pirates of Penzance||2011 Jesus Christ Superstar|
|1979 Old Time Music Hall||1996 The Merry Widow||2012 Flicks Hits & Broadway|
|1980 The Quaker Girl||1997 South Pacific||2012 Disneys Beauty and the Beast|
|1981 My Fair Lady||1997 Showstoppers||2013 Crazy For You|
|1981 Old Time Music Hall||1998 The King and I||2013 Little Shop of Horrors|
|1982 South Pacific||1998 Life is a Cabaret||2014 The Sound of Musicals|
|1982 The Mikado||1998 The Boyfriend||2014 Footloose|
|1983 New Moon||1999 Century of Song||2015 Sweeney Todd|
|1983 Old Time Music Hall||1999 Best Little Whorehouse in Texas||2015 Calamity Jane|
|1984 Calamity Jane||2000 Me and My Girl|
|1984 Oliver!||2000 Orpheus in the Underworld|
|1985 Fiddler On The Roof||2001 Crazy For You|
|1985 Old Time Music Hall||2001 All aboard the S.S. Nostalgia|
|1986 Carousel||2002 The Sound of Music|
Tuesday 7.30pm - £14.00 (£12.50 Concessions)
Wednesday 7.30pm - £14.00 (£12.50 Concession)
Thursday 7.30pm - £14.00 (£12.50 Concession)
Friday 7.30pm - £14.00 (£12.50 Concessions)
Saturday 7.30pm - £14.00 (£12.50 Concessions)
Group ticket (4 tickets) £50
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance starts
Performed at Llandau Forte QEMS Academy, Tamworth, Ashby Road, Tamworth B79 8AH
The Tamworth Box Office is situated in the Tourist Information Centre. You can purchase tickets online, in person, or over the telephone. They can reserve tickets for 5 days or pay by credit card and have them posted to you. Tickets purchased are non-refundable, if you wish to exchange tickets, an administration fee of £1.50 will be charged per transaction.
Ticket Sales from Tamworth Information Centre, The Philip Dix Centre, Corporation Street, Tamworth, B79 7DN
Telephone 01827 709618
Online Tamworth Information Centre
9.00am - 7.00pm Monday - Friday
9.00am - 5.00 Saturday
Friends of Tamworth Arts Club
Become one of our Friends?
If you're happy just to support us why not become a Friend?
For the annual cost of £30 you'll receive;
Two Tickets for either the Spring or Autumn show
One Ticket for each of the two shows, the choice is yours each time.
Programme Voucher, you will receive a voucher that you can exchange for one free programme at the show.
Priority Booking Period, so that you can have the most sought after seats in the Theatre and we get your selected tickets for you. You just tell us when and where and we do the rest.
A free drink in the Interval at the Friends table for each show. Again, great value compared to a glass of wine in the Bar, and you also avoid the crowds, which occur some nights in the Theatre Bar and, if you wish, you get to chat with the Show Director, President and Chairman to offer suggestions and viewpoints
TAC Social Events you will be invited to any of our social events
NEWS - You get to hear all the news about The Arts Club and its associated activities, such as the bi-annual Musical Theatre Competition, Charity Concerts, The Christmas Dinner Dance or Summer BBQ and Skittles night
Also, if you have any suggestions as to how we could improve the Friends membership we would be delighted to hear from you. Also, if you have any ideas of how we could provide variety in the type of shows we put on during the year, we would also be more than pleased to hear from you.
Friends membership plays a very important part in keeping Tamworth Arts Club going. The income is steady and the Friends come along and support the shows, bringing their family and friends too, these aspects are of vital importance to the future of Tamworth Arts Club in bringing to the local stage such a wonderful selection of Musicals.We are committed to making all Friends feel that they are special and are treated to some warm hospitality on Show nights.
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