“Wanted: Women to traffic drugs. That’s the job. There’s cash, international travel, a chance to make it big. Risks include violence, betrayal, incarceration, death.”
Auditions for Mules will take place on 10, 12, and 14 March at the Tower Theatre – for more information, please see the audition notice here, RSVP, and submit your contact and other details via the online form.
Mules is a ‘no holds barred’ tale of disparate (and at times, desperate) young women who get caught up in the international drug trade as drug couriers or “mules”, whether to escape poverty and victimhood or to acquire wealth and power in a world where they are systematically excluded.
Mules was commissioned by Clean Break Theatre Company and premiered at the Royal Court Upstairs in April 1996. Winsome Pinnock is an award-winning British playwright, described in The Guardian as “the godmother of black British playwrights”.
This Wednesday saw a huge milestone being reached by long term performer on the Tower stage Tom Tillery. It was 60 years to the day since he stepped out to play a Venetian Lord in Othello in a 1959 production. Tom’s appearance in Tower’s latest show, Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living marks his 170th production.
After the show’s curtain call Artistic Director, Martin Mulgrew, stepped forward to congratulate Tom on his many years with the company and to present him with a commemorative plaque. Company chairman, David Taylor, also presented Tom with a framed photo of some of his many roles. Tom joked, “I’ll leave it in my will”. The cheering audience rightly gave the veteran actor a standing ovation.
Rules for Living has had incredible reviews and outstanding comments from the audience. So do try and catch Tom in his Diamond Jubilee performance which plays until December 7th.
Ever wondered what it looks like to see one of our most elaborate sets come together from a blank slate? Check out the time-lapse video of the stage becoming all of our Christmas homes when you buy tickets for the Tower’s brilliant production of Rules for Living! Described by LondonTheatre1 as:
“✭✭✭✭ ‘Rules for Living’ is both genuinely touching and side-splittingly funny… a superb cast….uniformly strong performances…a very entertaining evening”
Don’t miss it!
The next Tech Team event will be in the Tower Theatre Bar on Tuesday 7th January from 7.00pm. Come and meet other new members – and those not so new!
There will be people from Costumes, Props, Stage Management, Lighting, Sound and Set on hand who can talk to you about their experiences in these areas of the theatre and what each role entails when we’re working on a show. We’d like to find out what you’re interested in doing and learning about and how we can help you to get involved.
Please click here for more details and to RSVP!
The Tower’s current production of “Beauty Queen…”, directed by the formidable Colette Dockery, continues to get rave reviews:
Continue reading Phenomenal Reviews for “Beauty Queen of Leenane”
“[T]his production…demonstrates a theatre company with a revitalised energy, settling into its new home with…plays that show a level of ambition on which the company is determined to deliver” Read more at Cultural Capital
If you’re a Member or Friend of the Tower Theatre, you’re eligible for a £2 discount on all tickets to our shows, and a whole menu of additional benefits.
If you’re not yet a Supporter, please consider joining and helping us to continue to offer creative, high-quality theatre, education, and community in the Stoke Newington and London – it’s easy, and you can sign up online.
The second Annual General Meeting to be held in the new theatre had reports from the Artistic and Financial Directors, the Building Team and from Alexander Knapp, who provided a full and informative report on our brand new web pages. Overall, our first year in Stoke Newington has proved successful both artistically and financially, and our bank account – although vastly depleted since the purchase of the building – remains in a healthy state.
The AGM of Tavistock Repertory Guarantors Ltd. (the formal name of the Tower Theatre Company) will be held in the theatre at 7:30 on Monday, October 14th, 2019.
In addition to the legal business of the charity, we’ll be providing updates on the past year’s financials, the upcoming production schedule, coming improvements to the building, information about our internal structure and groups, and announcing new members of the Board of Trustees and Management Committee.