Our December production of Tom Smith's adaptation of A Christmas Carol was a great success, playing to near full houses for all performances. Sarah Marshall must be congratulated for directing a large cast (34 roles spread over a cast of 23) so expertly. It was particularly pleasing to see so many new members taking part and performing with aplomb. Scrooge and Marley Steve Allen and Mike Ames
This was one of the few shows over the years where we have had children involved and a particular mention must go to them for their excellent performances: Daniel Alexander, Charlie Nightingale Carter-Cuss, Thomas Harbige,  Ethan Kelly, Devon McLeary, and Lexia Maria Petrou.

Jenny Chandler from NODA reviewd the show and her review can be seen at https://www.noda.org.uk/events/reports/a_christmas_carol_33.

We move on now to our plans for 2017. We have three shows planned, a comedy in late March / early April at The Chrysalis Theatre, followed by a Summer production at a venue to be decided. Then in December we are hoping to stage a new version of Alice in Wonderland adapted and directed by Mike Ames. Full details of all our events will be posted on the web site as they become available.

30 years on from our first production, we staged another excellent rendition of Bedroom Farce on 21st and 22nd April. Our first production in 1986 set us off on a thirty year journey through the highways and byways of theatre, and the success of April's show should stand us in good stead for many years to come. Thirty years ago we were all new members, whatever degree of experience we had had previously; it was a new venture and we had no idea whether we would be successful or not. This time around we were fortunate to be welcoming into the cast a number of members equally new to TTB, and all of whom performed admirably. This can only bode well for the future of TTB. 

The show was reviewd by Alex Wood for the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) who commented, "This was a very enjoyable show – I have rarely heard so much loud and prolonged laughter at an amateur production.". Alex's full review can be seen here.

Details of the show are on the Bedroom Farce Archive page together with photos of the cast.

Bedroom Farce poster

Rehearsals are now well under way for Alan Ayckbourn's great comedy, Bedroom Farce, a revival of TTB's first ever production in 1986. This show, which is directed by Mike Ames, is running for two nights only, on 21st and 22nd April, so tickets will be selling fast.

Full details on our Box Office page and our online box office is now open.

This year TTB celebrates 30 years of treading the boards around Milton Keynes. Our first meeting was held in early January, 1986 with our first production, Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce, taking to the stage in May of that year. Since then the group has expanded and our range of productions has covered genres from Shakespeare to Pantomime, serious drama to broad farce.

We look forward to entertaining MK audiences for many years to come.