Back downstairs again!

As the management of the St Bride Institute is re-organising some of its accommodation, it has asked the Tower to move its office back to the room on the ground floor which it used to occupy until a couple of years ago. Entrance for visitors is via the main reception and then down the stairs at the end of the corridor to the bottom - follow signs to the Layton Room.

Phone numbers, postal address and email contacts all remain the same.

Do pop in and say hello to Ruth and Jonathan if you are passing - the office is open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 6.00.


Louise Bakker will be running a new directors workshop on Saturday 25th February, 2.00 - 6.00 in the Tower rehearsal room. She'll be working on an excerpt from Hedda Gabler. She needs Tower members to volunteer to be directed in the following parts :
  • Hedda (late 20s/early 30s)
  • Jorgen Tesman (her husband, 30s)
  • Thea Elvsted (mid-late 20s)

Preference will be given to new members and any volunteers should email Louise Bakker.

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)

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 will have a 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.

The show has now been cast - details 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 at Theatro Technis prior to the tour between May.

More details here about London performances and the Paris tour.


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.