Category News & Events


Auditions for this years autumn play, ‘Write About What You Know’, will be held on Friday June 14th, 7.30 pm at the Thrapston Plaza.

Here’s a list of the characters:

Annabel Newstead Late 30’s / Early 40’s.   Brian’s devoted “homely” wife in Act 1 but not so in Act 2 when she is very, very drunk.
Liz Marshall Mid 30’s.  A feminist who sees herself as a cut above the rest, has no sense of humour. Quite a spiky character.
Colin Harbottle 50 – 60.  A bluff Northerner, a bit of a male chauvanist.  The character works well with a Northern accent. Writes unintentionally hilarious westerns.
Peter Saltern Late 20’s / Early 30’s.  “a socially aware and environmentally concerned writer”, who writes terrible poetry!
Louise Smith Late 20’s / Early 30’s...
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Autumn 2013 Production

This years autumn production will be “Write About What You Know”, a lively comedy by Paul Gisby. The play centers on a group of amateur writers who meet every month in their local scout hut to discuss their work, exchange tips and seek mutual encouragement. Closer examination of this cosy village scene reveals a whirlwind of love affairs, jealousy, rivalry and literary one-upmanship, punctuated with readings of often excruciatingly funny amateur penmanship.

Audition dates will be announced in due course, the cast will be four male and four female roles.

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Entertaining Angels

Thrapston Amateur Dramatic Society (TADS) will present ‘Entertaining Angels’, a comedy drama by Richard Everett. Directed by Pat Garton at the Thrapston Plaza, from Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th April 2013 at 7.45pm (doors open at 7.15pm).

As a vicar’s wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behavior  Now, after the death of her husband Bardolph, she can enjoy the new-found freedom of being able to do and say exactly what she wants. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister, Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations forces Grace to confront the truth of her marriage. Set in a lush vicarage garden complete with grass, trees and a stream with running water, the play is filled with sharp-edged comedy and probing wit.

Entertaining Angels originally ran for two ...

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Help Required!

Volunteers Wanted – We are looking for volunteers to scan some of the archive material onto disc, as back up.  A long and laborious job, but if you are willing to spend an hour or two, let Martin know.

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Social events & Play readings!

Some members of TADS are attending ‘Fundraising for Flo’ barn dance on Saturday 15th September 2012.  For more information click on the link below:


If you have any preferences – or anything else you want to read, let Sarah know and we will book some times.

Her email address is

TADS runs a wide range of social events for its membership throughout the year – from dinners and theatre trips to barbeques and quiz nights – you can see some of the photo’s below.

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