Plus plans for the Paris Tour 2018!

Artistic Director Martin Mulgrew is pleased to say that the autumn season will be announced on Monday 24th April. Also to be revealed that night is the play chosen for next year's visit to the Jardin Shakespeare in Paris.

Members and non members welcome to attend the event, which will be held in the Blue Room at the Canonbury pub, starting at 7.30.

Tour to the USA


The Tower to perform at the Gorton Theatre, Gloucester, Massachusetts

"A bumbag!" (with apologies to Oscar Wilde)

Wondering what America will be like under Donald Trump?

Well here's your chance to find out!

The Tower has accepted an invitation to perform at the Gorton Theatre in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

The production will be The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde directed by Martin Mulgrew

The production had its London run at the Bridewell from Tuesday 28th February to Saturday 4th March and the cast and crew will travel to the U.S. around the 13th April with performances the week commencing Easter Monday 17th April.

More details, including how to get tickets, here.

Have a nice day!

Much Ado About Nothing


The Tower returns to the Jardin Shakespeare in June

After the recent successful trip to Paris with Romeo and Juliet, the Tower is pleased to announce that it has been invited to return in 2017 - performances are between June 6th and 11th. The play will be Much Ado About Nothing, directed by John Morton and Jean Carr.

This play is one that the Tower is very familiar with, having produced it in various venues 10 times over the years from 1933 to 1997. It will therefore be exactly 20 years since the last production, which was also mounted in Paris, directed by Harry Stern and Dominic Batty.

The play will performed in London in May at the Bridewell Theatre prior to the tour in early June.

More details here about London performances and the Paris tour.


A great success - who'd like another one?

On Saturday 25th February the first director's workshop took place and was a real success. Louise Bakker led a session on an excerpt from Ibsen's Hedda Gabler with Asma Mani as Hedda, Andy Marchant as Tesman and Lucy Acfield as Thea.

These sessions are designed to give new directors an opportunity to try out their techniques, and practise everything from basic rehearsal time management to the more elusive elements of directing a show. The workshops will continue to be scheduled on an ad hoc basis, so if any existing directors, or aspiring directors who have already AD'd on a production would like to run one, please contact Louise Bakker to schedule this.

Trevor Williams
Trevor as Malvolio in Twelfth Night (1993)


We're sorry to report the death of Trevor Williams, who passed away on December 2nd. He was a member of the Company for 40 years, joining in about 1960. He served as the Theatre Company Chairman, and was a Board member of Tavistock Repertory Guarantors Ltd for many years.

As an actor, he appeared in over 20 shows, mainly Shakespeare and other classical drama. He, with his wife Kirsten, were also instrumental in arranging our early visits to Paris with the Tower's annual open-air Shakespeare productions in the Bois de Boulogne.

Our condolences to Kirsten and to his family.

Trevor Williams
The Way of the World (1963)
Trevor Williams
Peace at Home (1965)
Trevor Williams
Sharp Turns (1994)
Trevor Williams
Much Ado About Nothing (1997)


The Tower Theatre champions the BBC Arts Scheme

You may have noticed a logo on our website showing that the Tower is a Champion of the BBC Arts Get Creative Scheme. Get Creative is a major celebration of the nation's arts, culture and creativity led by the BBC in collaboration with What Next? - a movement bringing together arts and cultural organisations from across the UK to strengthen the role of culture in our society.

It aims to boost creativity in the UK as well as celebrating the millions of people already doing something artistic and creative every day.

You can see more about the scheme by visiting the BBC web page.