EDINBURGH TOUR 2013
The Tower's Edinburgh show - Entertaining Mr. Orton
- is now well under way. The show has been cast, and a major publicity campaign is being planned to sell seats in the extremely competitive Fringe. We have been upgraded to a silightly better venue - we are now in C+3. The dates remain August 11th - 17th. More details here
DEATH OF JOHN CORNWELL
John in Don Juan in Soho.
We are very sad to announce that John Cornwell has died, after a long illness.
One of our most popular members, John joined the Company in the early 1990's and appeared in over 20 productions across all styles from his first, Twelfth Night, in 1993 to his last appearance, in Don Juan in Soho in 2010.
also was the Company's solicitor for over ten years, giving his time freely to work on many complex legal issues on the Company's behalf.
Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife Claire and his family.
The funeral was on Wednesday March 6th. A huge turnout of family, friends and colleagues filled
Christ Church, Spitalfields, including over 50 members of the Tower.
Dalek designer worked at the Tower
Fans of Doctor Who may have heard that the designer of the Daleks, Raymond Cusick, died recently. What most people won't know is that he also designed sets for at least four Tower shows in the late 1950s and early 1960s - he's credited as designing The Madwoman of Chaillot,
Ambrose Applejohn's Adventure, Tales of Anatol and A Taste of Honey.
THE TOWER THEATRE PROPERTY GROUP
The search is on for a building that could be our home
Now that we have the report on how members thought the company should develop and what the priorities should be in a new home, a
list of key criteria have been prepared so that the search for suitable (and affordable) premises can begin.
To manage the process the Company and the Guarantors have set up a Property Group of 6 people to visit and assess sites, and report back. The members of the group are Sarah Ambrose, David Taylor, Anne Connell, Stephen Ley, Simona Hughes and Laurence Tuerk. The group is able to recruit additional members or professional help if that seems appropriate.
Over the past few months we have been compiling a list of buildings that are on the market, most of which have been suggested by members,
and we'd like you to keep an eye out for any sites which you think might be available for sale which could suit us. We've currently got
about 20 properties on the list, but at their first meeting the group decided that only 4 were close enough to meeting the brief to
be worth following up. So we'll start looking at those in more detail, but please let us know any others that you think will be
suitable – talk to any member of the group or send a email to Sarah Ambrose.
A very brief specification of what we are looking for is :
- A building in Central or North London
(boroughs of Camden / Islington / Haringey / Hackney)
- Available now either freehold or on a long lease at under £2M
- Near good public transport in safe location
- About 8000 – 15000 sq ft (the larger size would enable us to have all storage on site; the smaller would give
theatre, bar and rehearsal rooms only)
Keep your eyes peeled!