TAB Studio

TAB Studio is our way of providing more small scale, intimate productions in The Reading Rooms in Bell Street in addition to the 3 productions each year in The Parish Hall.

If you have a play or performance piece you would like us to try out in TAB Studio use the link below to contact our Studio Co-ordinatior.

New work by local writers is especially welcomed.


Last Production

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9th & 10th November 2018

An evening of songs, poems and contemporary accounts to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI. This show raised £500 for BLESMA the Limbless Veterans charity.

Play Readings

We host regular play readings on Wednesday nights during our summer break from productions for members and those who might be interested in joining us, to screen potential up and coming scripts for production, and also just for fun.


Here's what's coming up this Summer


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12th June

Bessie lives in Florida where she cares for her pain-ridden aunt and ailing father, Marvin, who is confined to his bed and unable to speak. 

Beloved for its mordant humour and unflinching wisdom, Scott McPherson’s dark comedy allows us a moving view of one woman’s commitment to family and response to despair.

Winner of the 1991–1992 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the 1991–1992 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.

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19th June

A brand new comedy by a local writer.

A chance meeting onboard a cruise ship was certainly not what Pamela had expected.  Would her dreams of a peaceful and a restful holiday be shattered with the appearance of Gerald, or would it be a dream come true?  Only time will tell … ‘Do You Enjoy Cruising?’  A play full of unexpected friendship and laughter.

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26th June

Pass the Butler opens with the imminent death of Sir Robert Charles, who is the current Minister of Defence . Having recently had a heart attack, Sir Robert is more dead than alive, surviving only with the aid of various life-support machines. Lady Charles has decided to put him out of his misery and pull the plug–much to the pleasure of heir apparent Hugo and his twin sister, Annabel. Planning ahead, the family has placed him in a coffin right in the middle of the Charles estate drawing room. The youngest son Nigel arrives from Oxford as does the dim-witted nanny Kitty, and the “switching off ceremony” is ready to begin...

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3rd July

You’d think a ‘Charity Shop’ is a place where hardly anything ever happens.  Well that’s what the girls thought who worked there.  Little did they know what was going to happen with the arrival of their new colleague Sandra.  Where had she come from, and what baggage was she going to bring with her?  ‘The Charity Shop’ a comedy drama, full of friendship, fun and frolics.