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

The Monday Club involves 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. 

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.

Covid Closure – Subscription Extension

17th March 2021 was the one year anniversary of the day we closed our building due to Covid.

To thank all Friends and Members who have continued to support us throughout this difficult period, everyone who has renewed their subscription between 17th March 2020 and 17th March 2021 will automatically receive a free full year extension.

Two years for the price of one!

For example, if your membership would normally expire in July 2021 it will be extended for free until July 2022.

Due to Covid restrictions, we have been unable to provide our usual range of services to Members and Friends. Last year the Management Committee decided to extend subscriptions (Members and Friends) automatically after lock-down for those who continued to support us.

Here are a couple of examples of how the scheme works:

  • If you paid your annual subscription just after lock down started on 20th March 2020, your expiry date will be 20th March 2022 instead of 20th March 2021 – giving you a free years membership.
  • If you paid your annual subscription just before lockdown started on 15th March 2020 you would have been due to renew on 15th March 2021. If you did renew on 15th March 2021, your membership expiry data was automatically extended from 15th March 2022 to 15th March 2023 – again giving you a free years membership.

This mechanism ensures all members and friends will be treated in exactly the same way and everyone will receive one whole year free subscription irrespective of the point in the year at which they pay their subscriptions.

We are grateful for all the support we have received and if anyone wishes to pay as usual between 17th March 2021 and 17th March 2022, we will gratefully receive the subscription as a donation.