October 2017 Newsletter
Rehearsals are well underway for what is going to be a great, fun show.

"A genuinely funny and even touching ensemble piece" - Edinburgh Fringe review, The Scotsman

"Moving, emotional, poignant, and best of all it makes you laugh..." - Chester Chronicle

Members receive a 25% discount on up to 4 tickets (excluding The Wharf and Sterts).  The value of this discount is £10 - so well worth joining and supporting the company. Member discounts are only available online, using a valid membership code, 

To buy online, click the link below to be re-directed to Tavonians web page:


Tickets will be available from local ticket outlets shown above from Friday, 6th October.

by Amanda Whittington
The facts are not in dispute.

On 11 April 1955, Ruth Ellis shot and murdered her lover, David Blakeley, outside a Hampstead pub.
Ellis was found guilty and became the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
But why was she so keen to admit her guilt, and so loth to offer any defence, even refusing to name – until too late – the person who gave her the loaded gun?

Plans for our spring 2018 production, The Thrill of Love, are well underway, with performances already booked in Tavistock, Sterts at Upton Cross, Lydford, Meavy, Callington and Bere Alston.  The tour will run from Saturday 24th February until Saturday 10th March.

We are actively seeking people to help backstage on this production; we need technical help (no experience necessary as training will be given), and help getting in and out of venues, selling tickets and front of house duties.

If you are able to help in any way, please contact the Secretary

Tuesday 28th November 2017 (tbc)

Our Annual pre-Christmas celebration will this year be combined with the Cheshire Cats After Show party. We would love to make this a real party with Tavonians cast members and volunteers from our 2017 productions, Tavonians members (current and past), partners and friends coming along for a great night out.

Our Social Secretary (Rosy Griffith) is organising a meal followed by entertainment (quiz, cabaret or short play - provided by you, of course!  Offers?). 

The location and menu is yet to be finalised but is likely to be a 2 or three course meal for a set price at a local pub.  £5 deposit per person will be required.   As we need to pre-book and give choices in advance, the deadline for booking will be one week prior to the party.

Please notifiy your interest as soon as possible to the Secretar
y:  secretary@tavonians.org.uk

Wednesday, 4th October - 7.30pm - Tavistock Enterprise Hub
The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington
Our Feb/March 2018 show.  If you are interested in reading our next play, or in helping backstage or front of house, do come along.  This play has been cast from the auditions held in July.

Monday, 8th January - 7.30pm - Kings Church, Pixon Lane, Tavistock
(upstairs - entrance on right hand side of building)
The Vicar of Dibley by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter

Monday, 12th February - 7.30pm - Kings Church, Pixon Lane, Tavistock
Amy's View by David Hare

Monday, 9th April - 7.30pm  - Kings Church, Pixon Lane, Tavistock
Life and Beth by Alan Ayckbourn

Monday, 14th May - 7.30pm  - Kings Church, Pixon Lane, Tavistock
My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley


The Tamaritans Theatre Company
25-28 October 2017 - 7.30pm 
The Ghost Train by Arthur Ridley at The Red House, Millbay.  

Tavistock Musical Theatre Company
31st Oct - 4 November 2017
The Wizard of Oz at The Wharf.

We have been notified of a potential profit-share tour by a third party group of actors wishing to stage Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.  Rehearsals commence in May 2018 with performances in September and October.  The tour will be extensive (up to 14 performances currently in the pipeline), with venues from Penzance to Exeter.  The lead roles have been cast,  but they are currently looking for supporting characters:
Male - 25-35 to play Happy
Male - 55 - 65 to play Harold (the neighbour)
Older male to play a waiter
2 young females play supporting roles.

If anyone is interested, please contact the secretary for further details.


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