Our next show…
So another year’s panto is done and dusted – congratulations to our wonderful cast and all the other people behind the scenes who helped make it happen! You can take a look at some photos here.
Our next production will be The 39 Steps – an uproarious comedy adapted by Patrick Barlow from John Buchan’s novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film. The show dates will be May 11, 12 & 13.
In this version of the 1935 movie a minimum of four actors play all the parts (there are 139 if you count them all).
We will probably have a few extra (!) and are looking for performers with the ability to give an energetic comedy performance, perhaps have a stab at an accent or two and switch between several roles.
Sunday 26th February, 2 to 4.30pm at Dartington Village Hall (in the meeting room down the path to the right of the main hall).
Thursday 2nd March, 7 to 9pm at the Masonic Hall, Totnes.
We hope to see you there!
Tickets now on sale
Save the date!
Our next show will be ‘Goldilocks’, directed by Dave Waistnidge, Wednesday 25th January – Saturday 28th January 2023. If you think you can help with props, sets, front of house, backstage crew, lighting or sound, please do get in touch!
Peter Pan: tickets on sale now!
We are pleased to announce that tickets for our 2022 pantomime are now available. Just click on the ‘buy tickets’ button to the right, or visit the tickets page.
Onwards and upwards for TAODS!
Many thanks to everyone who came along to our AGM upstairs at the Dartmouth Inn, when we were delighted to be able to report to the attendees a particularly successful past year.
Our 2017 pantomime, Puss in Boots, had been very well received by the local
community and the mood of the meeting was buoyant. New officers and a committee were appointed for the coming year, including David George as chairman, Dave Waistnidge as vice chairman and Alex Kidger as treasurer.
New committee members included society stalwarts Andy Gould, Rachel Bletcher and Fiona Murray as well as the welcome addition of Kirsty Allnutt and Bryoni Patmore (Rory/Puss and Wysteria respectively, in last year’s panto).
The committee expressed its thanks to outgoing chairman Lee Thomas, treasurer
Phil Spicer and committee member Ali Harris. Sadly the society will also be
losing the auditing services of John Ensby. We thank them all sincerely for
their time and effort on behalf of TAODS, they will be missed.
Dave Waistnidge will be directing next year’s panto which will be ‘Beauty and
the Beast’. This is a fast moving and very funny show with lots of quirky
characters, so if you fancy ‘treading the boards’ watch out for the announcement of the dates when a read through and auditions will be held in September.
Click here for further details of the characters and a synopsis of the story – in case you don’t know it!
Puss in Boots is the cat’s whiskers!
Many thanks to everyone who helped out in some way with our panto, Puss in Boots. The show was a great success, getting rave reviews all round.
Encouragingly, good word of mouth meant ticket sales were higher than they have been for some years. We are also pleased to report that, as you may have seen in the Totnes Times, thanks to the generosity of our patrons we raised £330.44 for Totnes Caring.
Plans are already being hatched for 2018 and there will be more news very soon.
Puss In Boots – get your tickets now!
Our next pantomime is Puss in Boots, which runs at Totnes Civic Hall from 17 to 21 January 2017 at 7.30pm. There is also a matinée on January 21 at 2.30pm.
Tickets are now on sale for this top-notch family pantomime and are already going fast. To get yours, head to: www.taods.com/tickets