The Babes and the Hood coming soon!

Not long now until opening night for The Babes and the Hood – the cast are working hard on nailing their moves and learning their lines, costumes are being sewn, scenery painted and videos made.

We do hope you’ll come and see the show at the Ariel Theatre, KEVICC, Ashburton Road, Totnes. From Jan 22 to 25, nightly at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on Jan 25.

To buy your tickets (just £10 / £7.50 and all tickets £7.50 on Jan 22) just click the link to the right, or go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/taods.

If you can put up a poster anywhere, or share on social media, that would be great. Here it is:

BATH poster
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Babes and the Hood: Tickets on sale

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for Babes and the Hood!
Date: Wednesday January 22 to Saturday January 25, 2020
Venue: Ariel Theatre, Totnes
Time: 7.30pm. Matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 25
Price: £10 / £7.50 (concs). All tickets £7.50 on January 22.

To book, just click here or on the Ticket Source logo at the top of the page.

It promises to be a great show and we hope to see you there.

Rehearsals for Babes and the Hood

And why not join us for our Christmas Ball, featuring Panic! at the Box Office and a top local DJ!

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Rehearsals underway for Babes and the Hood

Rehearsals are now well underway for TAODS’ next production: Babes and the Hood, written and directed by John Parker. The talented cast features faces old and new and Dave Holland is helping us out with the music once again.

This family panto tells the story of Robyn Hood, her Merry Men, and what happened when they came across the mysterious Babes, banished to Sherwood Forest by the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. What will happen to the Babes? Will the Sheriff get his comeuppance? All will (probably) be revealed!

The show runs from Jan 22 to 25 2020, starting at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on January 25. Tickets are just £10 (£7.50 concessions) and will be on sale very soon.

This year the show is being performed at the Ariel Theatre at KEVICC, Ashburton Road, Totnes. This is a new venue for TAODS and we hope to see you there.

Rehearsals for Babes and the Hood

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Quiz night coming soon!

We are pleased to be holding another quiz night, this time at the Albert Inn on Sunday 24 November at 7.30pm. Entry is just £2 per contestant and you can come and join a team on the night if you like.

Quiz mistress Rachael Bletcher will be putting us through our paces and there will be a raffle and cash prizes – come and support the society!

 

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Tickets going fast for Aladdin

Our latest performance is fast approaching!

This year we are putting on Aladdin written by Stephen Duckham. With a top notch cast of faces old and new, it promises to be full of laughs, silliness, and of course a spot of magic!

This year’s performance has been produced by three fabulous ladies who have all been a part of the society for some years now. Rachel Bletcher is taking the helm as director, with help from Kirsty Allnutt and Sophie Macdonald. We are also excited to have Dave Holland on the team as our musical director.

Aladdin is on at Totnes Civic Hall from January 23 to 26 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on the Saturday 26th at 2.30pm and tickets are going fast!

Click here, or on the ‘buy tickets’ icon, to book your seats now!

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Tickets going fast for Beauty

Rehearsals for the pantomime Beauty and the Beast are well underway and our showbusiness correspondent reports they are going very well.

There is a good mix of new and (to be honest) not so new faces in the show which is written by Philip Meeks and directed by Dave Waistnidge with assistance and choreography from Kirsty Allnutt.

Beauty and the Beast
is on at Totnes Civic Hall from January 23 to 27 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on the Saturday 27 at 3pm and tickets are going fast!

It’s a hotter ticket than Hamilton, so to book your seat, just click on the ‘buy tickets’ icon and head over to www.taods.com/tickets

Beauty and the Beast poster

If you are able to share the poster on social media, that would be great! We look forward to seeing you at the show.

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Beauty gets underway

We are pleased to announce the dates for the read through and auditions for our next panto. Beauty and the Beast by Philip Meeks will run from 23 to 27 January 2018 at Totnes Civic Hall. Following the success of Puss in Boots we have persuaded Dave Waistnidge to direct once again, the MD is yet to be confirmed but we hope to have news on this very soon.

There will be a read through on 7 September at 7.30pm, with auditions taking place on Sunday 10 September at 10am for those interested in being in the chorus and at 2pm for principal roles. Both these events will take place at the Masonic Hall in South Street, our usual rehearsal venue. Click the link for more details about the show and the parts available.

So if you would like to have the chance to be involved, now is your opportunity! This magical family pantomime has exciting roles for performers aged from nine upwards. If you would like to be involved, just come along on the day or email info@taods.com. We will also need lots of backstage help for this ambitious show, so if you can share the poster we’d be grateful.

Look out for news of tickets going on sale soon!

beauty audition poster

Audition poster

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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!

The new committee, looking cheerful (but it’s early days!)

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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. Below you can see some pictures from the show and rehearsals (more coming soon).
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.

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Quiz night coming soon!

TAODS quiz nights are always popular, so we’re pleased to announce that we have once again engaged the services of renowned quizmaster Dave Waistnidge for another event, this time at the Conservative Club, Station Road, Totnes on April 20, starting at 7.30pm. There will be cash prizes and a raffle. Entry is just £3 per person, with a maximum of six people in each team. Don’t worry if you can’t bring five people with you, as there are always a few quizzers looking for a team on the night.
A poster for the night is below, if you can share it on Twitbook or Faceache, or even print it off like they did in the old days, that would be much appreciated.

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