Two plays are currently being considered for the autumn production and possible casting is being considered following a reading/audition on 25th March.


Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones

All is not well in the Humble hive. Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns to his middle England home and his difficult and demanding mother, where he soon realises that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life.

A comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee-keeping.

This multi award-winning play was described by the Sunday Times as 'Sad, very sad; funny, very very funny .... this is seriously wonderful play.

'Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching. I can't recommend this lovely play too highly.' Daily Telegraph.

Characters (playing age):
Felix Humble - 30s
Mercy Lott - 60s/70s
Flora Humble - 50s/60s
Jim - 50s/60s
George Pye - 50s/60s
Rosie Pye - late 20s/early 30s


The Dresser by Ronald Harwood

The Dresser tells the story of an aging actor's personal assistant, who struggles to keep his charge's life together. Originally staged in 1980, it has recently enjoyed a revival in the West End.

'The Dresser' .... is a wonderfully affectionate and intelligent play about the theatre. It captures not only the equivocal relationship between star and dresser, it also conveys the bitchiness, the sentiment, the anecdotage, plus the feeling that the backstage world is itself a little kingdom, a tatty Camelot worshipping a prop Holy Grail.' Michael Billington, The Guardian.

Characters: (playing age)
Norman - 50s/60s
Sir - 60s/70s
Her Ladyship - 50s/60s
Irene - 30s
Madge - 40s/50s
Geoffrey Thornton - 60s/70s
Mr Oxenby




Our November production will be chosen from the above plays, according to availability of actors.

Tour dates will run from 8th to 24th November, with between 6 and 8 performances.

If you are interested in any supporting role for this production (backstage, front of house, promotion etc), or are unable to attend on 25th March and would like to audition, please email secretary@tavonians.org.uk, who will pass your details on to the director, Stuart Waterworth.