Welcome to Tread the Boards
In 2022 we have a full programme of three shows planned for the year. The first is “Happy and Glorious”, a play set locally during the Queen's Coronation and commemorating her Platinum Jubilee.
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Following on from that, we are presenting a double bill of quirky, and very funny, comedies in August and a panto at the end of the year.
It’s great to be back performing again, especially as we now have several new and enthusiastic members.
Who we are?
Most recently we have been resourceful, flexible and tenacious!
Covid 19 devastated the events industry and community theatre groups like ours were no less affected. Plans for shows had to be mothballed as we had to cancel all rehearsals and reflect on what to do next.
Within a week we had re-arranged our traditional Monday evening face-to-face activities and moved them on-line. Quickly we delivered workshops, entertainment sessions and quizzes and then began to develop our own projects for filming. You can see some of the results – our Gigglebox episode and a selection of monologues – here on the website.
But even when we could get back to meeting in person we had to abandon plans for our big production Treasure Island – a large cast pantomime to be delivered in collaboration with another local theatre group. Keeping everyone well was a priority and we made the difficult decision to postpone and deliver an alternative – Rats!
Rats! was a potted panto created in-house in just a week.
It was to be delivered with two duplicate casts thereby using all the acting talent keen to perform after so long away from the stage. This in turn meant we could stage 10 shows and keep the audience socially distanced.
The Mayor attended opening night, we had many glowing reviews for offering something so different and we get to offer up Treasure Island for another Christmas. We are proud to have achieved something against a backdrop of challenge and frustration.
We are TTB.
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