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.

 

  Tuesday 12th June 7.30pm (tbc)
Northcott Room, Kingdon House, Pym Street, Tavistock
Playreading:  Dalliance by Tom Stoppard, adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's "Lorelei"
This play caused a scandal when originally produced in Vienna in 1895. Translated by Tom Stoppard in 1986, it focuses on how the sexual mores of a society are indicative of the whole social fabric. Dalliance is a bitter sweet drama about a young working class girl who falls in love with a military officer. She alone has not learned that love is temporal and trivial, a mere series of dalliances.
Free to members: 2 non-member donation.
  
  Sunday 17th June 2pm
Northcott Room, Kingdon House, Pym Street, Tavistock
Auditions for Kindertransport, our autumn production.  Click the icon for further information.
  
  Sunday 17th June c.3.30pm
Northcott Room, Kingdon House, Pym Street, Tavistock
Auditions for Humble Boy, for the remaining roles in our spring production.  Click the icon for further information.
  
  Sunday 1st July 7.30pm
The Studio, Kingdon House, Pym Street, Tavistock
Summer Social / Platter & Pud Supper

There will be some home-grown entertainment, a quick fire game and a short quiz, plus delicious food to enjoy - all in good company.  Cost: 10 per person - bring your own drink (tea/coffee will be available).  If you would like to add to our stunning list of entertainment (by offering to juggle/dance/sing/recite poetry or anything!), do let us know.  Please reserve your place by emailing: socialsecretary@tavonians.org.uk, payment on the night (preferably in cash).  Members, family, partners and friends welcome.
  
  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.
  
  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:
Kindertransport on tour November 2018
  
  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