History of Tread the Boards
Tread the Boards (TTB) was founded in Newport Pagnell, Bucks, in 1986. We are now a Registered Charity, but we started out as a group associated with the local Adult Education Centre and based in Ousedale School's Drama Studio.
TTB was launched by a small group of local enthusiasts including Brian Brooks who remained a member for over 35 years. You can read a tribute to him here.
Our first production was Alan Ayckbourn's "Bedroom Farce". This was followed by a variety of shows (see the Past Productions page), built a regular audience and developed to the point where we felt that we could achieve more as a group independent of Adult Education.
Over the next couple of years we put on a variety of shows (see the Past Productions page), built a regular audience and developed to the point where we felt that we could achieve more as a group independent of Adult Education.
We moved from Ousedale to the old Electra Cinema in Newport Pagnell, which at this time was being run as an Arts Centre. Here we put on another Ayckbourn, "Time and Time Again" which was a great success, performing to very good audiences.
Buoyed up by this we prepared for our next production, "Play it again, Sam", only to be hit by the news that the Electra had gone bankrupt and was to be sold for redevelopment. We had to find an alternative venue at short notice and moved to the Madcap Theatre, Wolverton to present "Play it again, Sam" and, later that year, our first pantomime, "Aladdin".
For a while after that we were nomads performing at various venues, Ousedale School; The Barn, Great Linford and Shenley Leisure Centre.
After a lengthy tenure at Wavendon Community Centre where we have had a number of successful performances to our credit, we relocated to the Madcap Theatre, Wolverton once again. In 2009 we were on the move again, with our main performance base being the Chrysalis Theatre in Willen.
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The European Union requires all organisations to comply with their new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by 25 May 2018.
This law replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe.
Tread the Boards Theatre Group (TTB) holds data about its members (past and present). TTB also maintain data about our customers via TicketSource Ltd*. TTB is mindful of the requirements of the new Regulation.
If you have booked to see one of our productions we may have gathered details such as your name, contact details and willingness to be informed about future shows. Much of this information is held on our behalf by TicketSource Ltd* but it is held exclusively for TTB unless you have expressly requested to be informed about the productions of other organisations.
When we send you details about our future shows we include the opportunity for you to opt out/unsubscribe so that you may indicate you have changed your mind.
Your details are not shared by us with any other organisations without your permission or because we have been legally obliged to do so.
You may request details of the information we currently hold about you and how this is held and kept private.
TTB will be following the Code of Practice.
*Correct as of 13th May 2018
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