What's on


As well as performances, from time-to-time, when the schedule allows, Tavonians hold playreadings, workshop sessions, and social events.  You can keep in touch with what's coming up by registering to receive the Tavonians Newsletter, sent free by email.

Playreading dates, or the plays to be read, do change from time to time according to production plans for the future.  Please check for the latest information on this website or in the Newsletter.

Playreadings are open to all members and potential members of the Tavonians but not open to the general public.


  Friday 21st September 7.30pm
St Paul's Church Hall, Yelverton
Talking Heads by Alan Bennett:
A Cream Cracker
Under The Settee, performed by Pam Smith
A Lady of Letters, performed by Sarah Denne
  Tuesday 25th September 7.30pm
Northcott Room, Kingdon House, Pym Street, Tavistock
Playreading:  A Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on Williams himself, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Rose. In writing the play, Williams drew on an earlier short story, as well as a screenplay he had written under the title of The Gentleman Caller.
Free to members: 2 non-member donation.
  Monday 8th October 7.30pm
Northcott Room, Kingdon House, Pym Street, Tavistock
Playreading:  Lilies on the Land
by The Lions Part
Reading in advance of auditions (to be arranged) for possible production in May 2019.
  9th to 24th November
On tour around east Cornwall and west Devon
Kindertransport by Diane Samuels
  Wednesday 9th January 7.30pm (tbc)
Northcott Room, Kingdon House, Pym Street, Tavistock
If I Were You by Alan Ayckbourn
This 2006 play is about a married couple who are given the chance to understand each other by discovering, quite literally, what they would do "if I were you".
Free to members: 2 non member donation.
  Forthcoming production:
Humble Boy on tour March 2019
  Forthcoming production:
Lilies on the Land performances possibly May 2019
  Forthcoming production:
Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense dates to be arranged