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.
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.
The Tower’s current production of “Beauty Queen…”, directed by the formidable Colette Dockery, continues to get rave reviews:
“[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
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.