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  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

The T.A.O.D.S. Winter Warmer will this year be:


The Get-together and readthrough for Blithe Spirit will take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 13th September. Auditions will be the following Wednesday (20th) at 7:30pm. 

Register your interest here:

CASTING for 2 male, 5 female


Ensemble cast, Strong Roles for Leading Man & Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors.


CHARLES - husband to Ruth and previously, Elvira.

RUTH - Charles' current wife

ELVIRA - Charles' late wife

MADAME ARCATI - a medium

DR. BRADMAN - guest

MRS. BRADMAN - guest

EDITH - a maid

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Blithe Spirit
29th Nov - 2nd Dec 2017

Researching his new novel, sceptical author Charles Condomine invites the eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati to his house for an elegant dinner party. While consumed in a trance, she unwittingly conjures the ghost of Charles’ deceased first wife, the gorgeous and ever-so-naughty Elvira.

Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, his odd behaviour soon upsets his new and very much alive wife, the straight-laced and super-rational Ruth. Now if he wants his latest marriage to stand a chance, he’d better conjure up a solution... and fast!

Mayhem and farce ensue as the two feuding wives fight to the bitter end for the love of their mutual husband.

BLITHE SPIRIT is a play full of laughs and love, mischievous ghosts and sparkling wit. Come and be spirited away this winter with the delightful comedy by The Master – Noël Coward.

Directed by Richard Holley