THAT WAS THEN...
2013 was the year that Churches in the North Tawton group put on their presentation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, in collaboration with members of the local communities and children from North Tawton School, who were the children's chorus.
After the climax of all that work, a couple of re-union get-gogethers, there was "Oh! Adam and Eve!" in 2014. Then in 2015 there were two presentations.
The first presentation was based around the story of Nanny Knight - familiar to local folk for its annual weekend of celebrations. The second, was entitled Another Story Begins, and took several "songs from the shows" (four shows, to be precise) and asked what story they are telling. And then in 2017 there was an even more ambitious project:
It was a big success. So why stop there? Our fearless Director aimed for the hardest target yet, and persuaded the Troupers to stage
WHERE ARE WE UP TO NOW? "Superstar" was a big success, with people jostling one another in the Post Office for the last tickets! Huge thanks are due to a host of people. First and foremost Rita, for her direction; then Roger and Christine Cleverdon for the music without which an opera can't happen. Then set design and construction, lighting design and construction, sound and light operation on show nights, Front of House... Not forgetting the wonderful cast, adults and children. The list goes on.
As everyone knows, 2020 has been a unique year, and not in a good way. There have been mutterings about another production, but absolutely not any plans or decisions, or even serious discussions. The Troupers will surely return - but not for a good while. Keep hoping!