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WELCOME TO TANWORTH IN ARDEN VILLAGE HALL
The hall can accommodate 120 people close seated or 90 people at tables . We also have a meeting room / conference room (also used as a cast changing room) for up to 20 people, which can be hired separately.
West End Theatre comes to
Tanworth in Arden Village Hall
Life & Times of Sir Noel Coward:
“A Marvellous Party” - 4 October 2014
There have been many theatrical performances delivered from the Tanworth Village Hall stage over the years, but there cannot have been a more professional production and performance than that delivered by Cate Flye and her players in her Revue of the life and times of Noel Coward. Perhaps we should not have been surprised. Earlier this year Cate had stood centre stage when she brought to us a wonderful image of Joyce Grenfell to great acclaim.
Now, returning with Ian Clarke again at the piano and adding Garth Bardesley to the group, Cate created a journey through the vivid landscape of one of the true stars of British theatre. Cleverly taking a supporting role- as Gertrude Lawrence – to Garth Bardesley’s Noel Coward, Cate had created a sympathetic interpretation and selection of Coward’s music and witticisms.
It would be easy to over egg Coward songs and dialogue coming as they do from another era. But Garth Bardsley gave a supremely judged performance of the ‘Masters’ words and music. His rendition as the director at an audition expressing Don’t put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington – working up almost to apoplexy, but just holding himself together, was memorable. Nina from Argentina, where the clever lyrics are written at a furiously fast tempo, was brilliantly articulated with just sufficient stage action to complete a bravura performance. For her part, Cate reminded us how she can assume a character like a well fitting garment: as the young Gertrude cockney girl at the very beginning of her career; as a worldly wise woman in a beautifully performed extract from Private Lives; and as a bored, uncertain, middle aged housewife at personal cross roads in Brief Encounter.
The songs and dialogue were ably underpinned by Ian Clarke at the piano who showed, as in ‘Joyce Grenfell’, there is considerable craft in being an accompanist, following the dialogue, and adding to the narration from time to time.
Cate and her players received a most warm and enthusiastic response from the Tanworth audience, who left the village hall in the knowledge that they had been treated to a West End theatrical experience;
we had indeed been to A Marvellous Party!
YET MORE EVENTS COMING TO THE VILLAGE HALL 2014
For more information go to Future Events 2014
An Autumn Treat!
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd November
Your very own “Dillon & Drake” bring us “Curtain up”.
They are delighted to tell us that this will be positively, absolutely and definitely the last show they will ever do – after 50 years they claim they’ve done enough!
Saturday 29th NovemberBOOK NOW! ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT
By popular demand the return of our very successful Skittles Night
Tickets now available
Contact Chris Belcher 01564 742962
or order electronic tickets via email to Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Christmas Treat!
Wednesday 1oth December
“LADY BE GOOD"
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