Audition Notice – “Mules”

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”.

EXCITING NEWS – THE WORK TO INSTALL A LIFT IS STARTING!

The Tower is delighted to announce that it has secured funds from grants and donations to install a lift in the theatre building , and the first stage of work is about to commence.  The builders will be on site from January 7th and from then on you will find areas blocked off to keep the work site safe. Their first job is to demolish the small corner cubicles in the first floor and the ground floor Gents toilets.  They will then build a lift shaft from the basement upwards, widen the openings into the main building and fit out the lift lobbies. This work will take about 8 weeks and the contractor is aware that we have a working building with rehearsal and performances on most evenings. However, your understanding and co-operation is requested because there will inevitably be some noise and dust in the process.

The second stage is to install the lift itself (that’s to be done by a separate contractor).  There still a shortfall in the money to pay for this so now is your chance to make sure that we can finish things off properly.  We’d be delighted to receive your contributions : please contact the Tower Office (or just drop them a cheque!).

Diamond Jubilee – Tom Tillery

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.

‘Rules for Living’ – Watch the Magic Happen

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!

Tower Technical Meet-Up

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!

Tower Theatre Summer Season 2020

Artistic Director Martin Mulgrew is pleased to announce the full season of shows for Summer 2020

Next summer will see the Tower performing seven productions in total, two of which will tour (Paris and Cornwall). There will be six productions in the theatre space and one in the Smith Studio.

So get your auditioning hats on!

Continue reading Tower Theatre Summer Season 2020

Report from the 2019 AGM

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.

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