Special Events

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A Rehearsed Reading of Alan Ayckbourn's play

Wednesday 28th August at 7.30

Four old friends, one cruising boat, two weeks off work, and the perfect setting of the beautiful River Orb. What could possibly go wrong?

"Boats are a society in miniature. Everyone has a role, everyone has a function."

An hilarious and searing exposé of the murky depths that lie beneath the glittering surfaces of friendship, love, desire and power.

Part of the Tower Theatre Company's celebration of Alan Ayckbourn's 80th year, this is a rare opportunity to experience this darkly comic play.

"... clearly intended as a defence of moderation and reason in a world riven with faction and hate ..." (Michael Billington, The Guardian)

The cast :
Keith Taylor : Martin South
June Taylor : Simona Hughes
Alistair Wingate : Nicholas Cannon
Emma Wingate :Helena Cashmore
Mrs Hatfield : Anne Connell
Vince Grant : Andy Murton
Fleur : Sharita Oomeer
Narrator : Peter Westbury

Directed by Victor Craven

Admission : free for members and friends. £5 for guests.
Advance booking recommended - contact the Tower Office to come to this event.


Saturday 7th September from 11.00 to 4.00

The Tower will be opening its doors to give both members and non-members a chance to look around the building and see backstage, have an introduction to our Autumn season of plays and find out what goes in to making a production. During the day we will have excerpts and talks about our Autumn Season plays, performances from Shakespeare a la Carte, the chance to dress up as your favourite character from our costume store, workshops for children, and models, costume designs and photos from past productions.

The bar will be open, there'll be tea, coffee and home-made cakes on sale and, of course, a raffle! To be kept updated on plans for the day please email Rosanna Preston.

Jude Chalk


Hatha Yoga with Jude Chalk

A class for students of any age and experience offering a range of yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation through different themes. There is a focus on being aware of our body and of how the breath can help bring calm in our daily lives.

The Yoga class is taking a summer break : it will resume in the autumn.