The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Tads: June 2016
After enjoying over 40 sparkling performances spanning 20 years,
theatregoers of Tattenhall expect, some would say even demand, entertainment as slick as anything you might see from a professional theatre group. Tattenhall Amateur Dramatics Society (TADs) did not disappoint, as this diverse group of talented performers, innovative directors and dedicated support crew delivered six playlets, culminating in an audience with HRH the Queen (Barbara Leyfield) on her official 90th birthday on 11 June.
Performances in this 20th Anniversary special ranged from the ever-popular John Godber's 'Bouncers' and 'Shakers' (directed by Aisling Swift) to scenes from the classic Noel Coward 'Blithe Spirit' (directed by Phil Rouse). Two of the plays were directed by former Chairpersons of the Society - Jane Richards directing 'Would like to Meet' (a play written by her husband George) and Linda Davenport directing the comic 'Doggies', which also starred current Chairperson Alison Pritchard. Animal lovers were indeed well-served with 'A Dog's Life' written by Pam Valentine and directed by Tiz Corcoran (pictured) ending with the emotional climax of poor old mongrel Ben passing away on stage — a scene contrasting so effectively with the raucous energy of the males in Bouncers and the equally impressive female cast in 'Shakers'.
The evening ended with solo singing performances of favourite Musical numbers from Jess Pritchard and Greg James — perfect examples of young people inspired and supported by TADs over many years, and now hoping to pursue full-time careers in the theatre.
TADs is proud of its role within and for the local community; profits from this show are directed towards a new children's play area in the Village.
Why don't you come and join us? We have exciting opportunities in all on-stage and off-stage activities, with a particular need for experienced or potential Show Directors.
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