TAMWORTH Assembly Rooms will be back ‘on tour’ this season with a number of performances being taken out into the community to ensure audiences and theatre groups continue to benefit from live entertainment during the refurbishment of the historic theatre.
Annual favourites Tamworth Voices and Tamworth Arts Club will perform in different locations as part of Tamworth Assembly Rooms on Tour, while the Corporation Street venue is extended and modernised to bring it into the 21st century.
Details of the new season of Tamworth Assembly Rooms on Tour line is as follows:
Mercian Singers Concert
The Coton Centre (B79 9AA): Saturday, October 7, 7pm
A mixed voice choir (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) based in Tamworth, formed in 2017, – having previously been known, for the past 40 years, as Tamworth Male Voice Choir. The choir will provide an evening of popular songs joined by special guests ‘Cor Curaid’ ladies choir from Llanelli. Tickets are priced at £10.
Tamworth Arts Club – Monster Mash Up
Landau Forte Academy (B79 8AH):
Wednesday, October 25 – Saturday, October 28, 7.30pm
Tamworth Arts Club presents an original production, a deliciously dark Halloween themed compilation show – Monster Mash Up. This spooky comedy is a loose parody of the classic 1970s Scooby Doo featuring all the memorable catchphrases and cheesy plot lines from the much-loved TV series, but re-imagined for modern day Tamworth.
In keeping with the ghoulish theme, this darkly funny production includes musical theatre favourites from Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot and Jekyll & Hyde, alongside pop hits such as Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics. The show culminates in a monstrous finale which mashes up crowd pleasers from across the decades.
Tickets are priced £12.50 adults, £10 concession. Family ticket (two adults, two concessions) £40. Buy 10 tickets and get 10% off the price.
Tamworth Voices – featuring Tamworth Wind Band
St Editha’s Church (B79 7BX): Saturday, December 2, 7pm
This popular Christmas concert returns and is guaranteed to bring Christmas cheer into the hearts of all who attend. Tamworth Voices will put a contemporary twist on the traditional choir; covering a wide range of musical styles and performing well known Christmas anthems. Tickets are priced £10 adults £8 concessions. The concert is raising funds for MacMillan nurses.
All event tickets are available via the box office: www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk or 01827 709618. A transaction fee of £1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.
The Coton Centre: Katie Smith on 07585559172 or Katiefirstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Joy Goodall, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Environment & Culture, said: “The Arts and Events team has been working hard to support local groups to find alternative venues until the new-look Assembly Rooms is ready to welcome them back.
“We want to ensure that audiences don’t miss out on seeing their favourite shows during this time. We hope that people will support and continue to enjoy these special events.”