Tamworth Hastilow Drama Festival 2020                      now cancelled

2020 One Act Play Tamworth Festival is now cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.



Hi folks, based on the government guidelines we are cancelling the festival as many of the groups have pulled out and the Assembly Rooms might well be closed. We hope to put on the production later in the year as many of our followers haven’t seen it yet. Stay safe fellow theatre lovers. We will be back in force once this is all over!!!!



   Venue : 


   Tamworth Assembly Rooms

   Corporation Street


   B79 7DN

Men of the World

The new performance dates are

Thursday 12th December 

Friday 13th December 




This is a rip roaring comedy by John Godber ...... A coach trip from Hull to Germany with a group of "Mature" passengers and their drivers....


Included in the ticket price is a packed lunch in the interval just to keep you in the coaching holiday mood. A bar will be open through out the eveing performance with seating arranged in cabaret style.


Tickets : Adults £12  Conc. £10

 The performance is on two nights 12th and 13th Dec 

BOOKINGS :  email suetact@gmail.com or call 01827 69082

This production is only suitable for adults  




Birch Coppice Club

Watling Street


B78 1SY






     Ode to a            Monster 


Middleton Hall is an exciting new venue for TACT to perform their latest festival play, the ambience and history of the  surroundings will enhance what will be a most memorable evening.





     TACT won English championship 2018  

               Seen here performing "The Thrill of Love" at the British finals in Sterling Scotland

                                                 Cast and crew on set for a rare photo together 

TACT  became British Champions with their performance of Lear's Daughters at The Mac Theatre Belfast 2017


TACT = Total Arts Community Theatre

Photos of some of the cast in rehearsal

TACT performing For the Love of a Butterfly and winning the English Finals 2014

TACT (UK) Performed at Edinburgh Fringe 2013

A Tiny Tempest

By William Shakespeare

(adapted by Rebekah Fortune)

A Tiny Tempest is a fast paced, high-energy adaptation of Shakespeare's classic, aimed at
families and young people.Developed for the RSC cultural Olympiad in 2012,using the original language and telling the entire story in 55 minutes, this joyous yet moving romp is perfect for English/Drama Students and young people looking to be excited by Shakespeare.

Prospera, a sorcerer and the rightful ruler of Milan, dwells on an enchanted isle with daughter, Miranda.. Prospera is served on the island by Ariel, a spirit freed from a tree, with magic along with Caliban, son of the witch Sycorax. When magic reveals that a ship bearing old enemies is sailing near the island, Prospera summons a storm to wreck their ship. The survivors make it to shore in scattered groups. Among these is Ferdinand, the son of Alonsa. He is lulled to Prospera's abode by captivating singing, where he meets Miranda, who is enthralled with the young prince.
Meanwhile, the survivors wander the island in search of Ferdinand. Prospera, still mad with them, summons Ariel to torment them and much hilarity ensues. The love of the young prince and Miranda finally helps the former rivals to reunite and a wedding is arranged.

With a stunning set design, an original score and breathtaking costumes this production is a captivating feast for the senses. Music, slapstick comedy and romance, lift this abridged production of The Tempest out of the ordinary.

Populated by a raucous ensemble of unruly spirits, unfortunate clowns and usurping royals, this production creates an island paradise populated with airy delights, that audiences of all ages would be hard-pressed to leave!

My Best Friend *****

Performed with such sensitive restraint that although the topics raised are dark and emotive you cannot help but laugh....Absolutely one of the best things I have ever seen at the Fringe.. Three Weeks

Perseus The Gorgon Slayer *****

Children and adults alike were enthralled, innovative and imaginative presentation all added to a superb performance... The Herald

Theseus and the Minotaur ****
An impressively clear unravelling of a complex tale, the cast create a colourfully inventive tale that keeps everyone enthralled... The Scotsman

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Total Arts Community Theatre ... An amateur production company based in Tamworth who are staging innovative and compelling productions for one act plays.

This group were All England winners in 1999, 2007,2009,2012, and British winners in 2007. Being a small company with less than 20 members and with no permanent theatre or rehearsal space, we take to the stage in venues ranging from sumptuous to the primitive.

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Each year as well as at least one festival entry, they perform a full length play or a childrens show or the hugely popular fun entertainment "Victorian Vulgarities", the group writes much of its own material, and continues to develop its appreciation of physical theatre through workshops with professional actors.

Every year Sue Fortune the Chairman of TACT and her team runs the Tamworth Hastilow Drama festival incorporating the first round of the All England Festival for one act plays.
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TACT...Total Arts Community Theatre