Category News & Events

Abigail’s Party

After a long break TADS are back! For their first show since 2019 they’ll be travelling back to the 1970s and a time of cheese and pineapple on sticks, paisley prints, and Demis Roussos.

Suburban socialite Beverly and her husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party, despite Laurence arriving home late from work. They have invited their new neighbors, married couple Tony and Angela, along with their recently divorced next door neighbor Susan, who has been banished from her home as her teenage daughter Abigail is throwing her first party.

As the drinks flow, tensions rise. Beverly flirts with Tony, while Laurence sulks on the sofa. Sniping, bickering, and drunken dancing ensue, until the evening comes to a sudden unexpected close.

Performances will be from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th of...

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Auditions

Auditions for our spring production of “Abigail’s Party” by Mike Leigh will be held on Wednesday January 5th from 7:30pm in the Thrapston Plaza. We will be looking to cast two male roles and three female.

These are open auditions and everyone is welcome. And if you are not interested in auditioning, but you are interested in being involved in the Spring Play, please come along to meet up, have a cuppa and a chat and find out what is going on.

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TADS are Back!

It has been two years since TADS were last able to put on a play. We stopped rehearsals in March 2020 and since then have sat and wondered when we might be able to perform again, and who might be there to watch us.

It has been a long wait, but TADS are back. 

The last two years has sadly taken a toll on our membership, so whilst we reinvigorate the society and prepare for a full TADS production,  we are excited to bring you an interactive Murder Mystery Evening at Thrapston Plaza on November 20th 2021. Tickets are £10 and this will include a fish & chip supper. See this page for details.

Please come along and support us, and enjoy being back in our company.

Government willing, TADS will be back in the Spring to entertain you, so watch this space.

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TADS Update

A year ago this month TADS lost one of our long standing members, and one of our biggest personalities, Grahame Nightingale, to cancer.

When he passed we promised that we would send him off in true TADS style. Unfortunately, the continuation of Covid-19 lockdowns have meant that currently the society is still not up and running. We are meeting next month to discuss what we do moving forward, and when we may be able to bring amateur theatre to Thrapston once more.

Over the last few months we have been meeting on Zoom to read extracts of some of the plays we remember Grahame most fondly for, and are still planning to mark his passing in some way once we can do so face-to-face with you, our wonderful audience.

Grahame and Dinahs chosen charity was Cynthia Spencer Hospice, if you wish to make...

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The passing of a legend

It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of our beloved Grahame Nightingale. Anyone fortunate enough to have “experienced” Grahame in any one of the many, many productions that he has blessed with his talent will appreciate the loss felt by all of us.

In these difficut times we are limited in how we can celebrate such a great man. In due course we will arrange a proper send off in true TADS style, but for now, anyone wishing to may make a contribution to Grahame and Dinahs chosen Charity: Cynthia Spencer Hospice

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