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Autumn 2023 Production – Bedroom Farce

This autumn TADS will be performing “Bedroom Farce”, an ingenious comedy by Alan Ayckbourn.

Four couples, three bedrooms, two celebrations, one blazing row and an illicit kiss (or two). This socially observant comedy shines a brilliant spotlight onto the trials and tribulations of suburban marriage.

Trevor and Susannah have a problem relationship which requires urgent attention. What better solution than to talk it over with family and friends? Preferably in their respective bedrooms and ideally in the middle of the night. Inevitably, one problem relationship tends to spark off another. When you have friends like Trevor and Susannah, nobody gets much sleep!

Performance dates will be from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th November 2023. Tickets are available from

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Play Update & King’s Coronation

Tickets are still available on all nights for our Spring Production of The Girl on the Train. This stage adaption based on the popular book by Paula Hawkins tells the story of Rachel Watson, a woman down on her luck who unwittingly becomes a witness and even a suspect in the disapperance of a woman she watches from her daily train commute. Bookings can be made via our website at or by calling our box office on 07543 321219 (evenings only)

As some of you will know, Thrapston Town Council is putting on an event in the Peace Park on Saturday 6th May to celebrate the King’s Coronation. A few members from TADS will be performing some Victoria Wood sketches at 3.20pm on this day, we would be very grateful to anyone who can come and watch!!!

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Spring 2023 Production Announcement – The Girl On The Train

Rehearsals are well underway for TADS’ spring production of The Girl On The Train, a gripping mystery/suspense thriller by Duncan Abel and Rachel Wagstaff, adapted for the stage from the novel by Paula Hawkins.

Rachel Watson longs for a different life and on her daily commute she finds the perfect escape via the idealistic couple she watches through the train window. Rachel looks on as the couple create the perfect illusion of happiness and love. However, this fantasy is shattered when she learns the woman she’s been watching has mysteriously disappeared. Rachel finds herself a witness and even a suspect in this thrilling mystery which reveals bigger secrets than she could have ever imagined.

Performances will be from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th of May. Tickets are available from

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Spring 2023 Auditions

Auditions for our spring production of “The Girl On The Train” will be held on Friday January 6th from 7:30pm at the Woolpack Inn, Islip. We will be looking to cast four male roles and three female.

The play will run between 10th – 13th May with Tech/Dress rehearsals on 7th May. It is vital that you can commit to these dates if you wish to audition and be generally available Wednesday and Friday evenings (7.30-9.30) between 3rd March and 5th May. If you have any known dates that you will be unable to attend rehearsals please let us know on the evening of auditions so that we can take these into consideration when putting together the rehearsal schedule.

If you are not interested in auditioning, but you are interested in being involved in the Spring Play, please come along to meet up, ...

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Announcing our Autumn 2022 Production

This autumn TADS will be performing “The Ladykillers”, a hilarious black comedy based on the 1955 Ealing film of the same name.

When Mrs. Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising “A Room to Let”, she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen planning the great Kings Cross Train Robbery!

Graham Linehan (Father TedThe IT Crowd) has adapted this much-loved film for the stage, his combination of comic timing, subtle puns and fast paced action has kept us laughing all the way through rehearsals and we are sure this will be one of our best productions yet!


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