Artistic Update : Autumn Season announced and more …

Tickets for all shows in our Summer Season are now on sale!

Autumn Season Annoucement!

Following the success of Mules, and off the back of it’s Suffolk tour, Lande Belo kicks off the Autumn Season with another play by “the godmother of Black British playwrights”  – Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking

Then, Anna Jones takes on Lucy Kirkwood’s “highly ambitious, intelligent and affecting” play, Mosquitoes, about two sisters colliding into chaos when tragedy throws them together. 

For a bit of mid-season light relief we present our half-term family show The Boy Who Fell Into a Book directed by John Chapman. Written by Alan Ayckbourn it delves into the world of fiction, writing and mayhem. 

Offering a treat for Halloween is our experimental studio show inspired by Ghost Stories old and new, and created by Lucy Moss and Mark Joyce. 
 
Up next is the last of the pre-Covid shows finally getting its stage time. Stephen Brasher directs John Van Druten’s “wryly comic look at the life of women office workers in the 1930’s” in London Wall. 

The season concludes with the Tower Theatre Writers’ Room taking over the space, this time for a whole week, with a selection of new writing. 

The Tower Monday Club

We have a very exciting new announcement for the summer season – Monday Club! This will involve regular workshops, acting and improvisation classes available to members for free, and to Friends and non-members for a small fee.

Want to keep your acting muscles moving? Learn new techniques? See if acting is for you? Or just have fun? Then check out our new Monday Club! Open to members and non-members we’ll be running a class or course every Monday. Check out our Summer Season programme with all the details here. Advance booking essential. 

New Directors’ Open Day

Join us for the New Directors’ Open Day on Saturday 18th June! During the day we will hold a workshop to tell you more about directing for the company and how we support our directors through the New Directors’ Programme. 
We like to meet all new directors so we can get to know you and understand how best to support you in your journey. We will provide you with a mentor and help create a bespoke package that best suits your current skills and experience, while offering you support in the areas you want to develop.   
If you’re an experienced Tower Theatre Director and would like to contribute to the open day, or support new directors in any other way, please also get in touch.

The Tower Theatre Exhibition Space

Promoting Hackney Artists & Their Work

Applications are welcome from community groups, cultural organisations, artists and artists’ collectives from within Hackney to hang their art work at the Tower Theatre.
More details here.

New windows fitted

Another improvement to the building

The Tower’s Building Group has organised the replacement of the old rotten doors and window frames in the light well at the front of the building. As well as looking smarter, these should stop damp seeping into the wardrobe area and make the room warmer in winter.

Continue reading New windows fitted

Death of Noreen Spall

We are very sorry to learn that Noreen Spall, a former member of the Company, has died recently. She was 93. A full tribute has been published in Noises Off.

New Company Chairman

Helena Cashmore stepped down as Chairman of the Company at the recent Annual General Meeting. The board has appointed Martin Mulgrew as Chairman to take her place.

The Board has also co-opted two additional members – Angharad Ormond (one of the Tower’s Artistic Directors) and Jude Chalk (also currently co-ordinator of the Tower’s Technical Group).

Plans for Youth Theatre in preparation

In a collaboration between the Tower Theatre and the Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School., it’s planned to launch a new Community Youth Theatre within the next few months. More details soon!