About Us

Tarporley Amateur Dramatic Society or TADS
is based at the Community Centre in Tarporley.
We welcome members from Tarporley and the
surrounding towns and villages and presently have
over 30 active members including actors, actresses,
technical team, backstage crew and front of house.

If you would like to help us in any way, please email : tarporleyads@btinternet.com

Next play

To be announced

A comedy by Michael Pertwee & John Chapman

21st, 22nd & 23rd March 2024

See next page for details
including new on-line booking


Taylor Wimpey recently made a donation to TADS
which was used to purchase new lights.

The Chester Chronicle featured the story in April 2016
"Homebuilder shines a spotlight on Tarporley drama society".

Set build and set strike
Time lapse video

View Rik's time lapse video on Youtube

Set build 11 & 12Nov17

Set strike 26Nov17

Charitable Donations

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our audiences,
TADS are proud to support national and local charities
by selling raffle tickets for prizes donated by members
or, sometimes by local businesses.
A proportion of the takings is donated to a charity chosen
by the Director - more details below.
During Don't Dress for Dinner we raised £552
which was donated to the Cottage Hospital.

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Please email : tarporleyads@btinternet.com

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Sand Castles - November 2017
Pauline & Doug - - Stan & Bernice - - William & Margaret - - Mr & Mrs Kite

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Carol Concert December 2016

Members of TADS performed an abridged version of
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens,
during the St Helens Church Carol Concert on
Friday December 9th at 7 pm.

The photographs can be viewed on our photos page.

The cast of Sand Castles - Photo by Michael Hilton

A little bit of history .....

The Society was founded in Tarporley in 1920 and more of the history is given in The Scrapbook.
A complete list of productions dating back to 1960 show that at least one production has been staged in every year since 1960 apart from 1963 when the Victory Hall was demolished and the Community Centre built.

We are still based at the Community Centre and have over 30 active members including actors, actresses and the technical team.
Two productions are normally staged each year, the first in March and the second in November and so the Society is constantly searching for fresh acting talent and help.

If acting is not your forte, technical roles include the lighting and sound engineers and help with "props", front of house, refreshment & bar sales are much appreciated. The set build is great fun and is usually completed two weeks before the first performance, in time for Sunday dress rehearsal.

If you would like to take part in any capacity, please talk to one of the Society's officers on our contact page.

New members are always welcome ............ please contact us for more details.


Charitable Donations

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our audiences, TADS are proud to support national and local charities by selling raffle tickets
for prizes donated by members or, sometimes, local businesses.
The takings are donated to a charity chosen by the Director and are usually publicised on the night - some recent recipients include :

March 2024 - Holiday Snap
Neuro-Muscular Centre - Winsford
November 2023 - Going Going
MND Association
Kev's 7in7 in7 Challenge (MND)
March 2023 - Blithe Spirit
St Lukes Hospice - Winsford
November 2022 - House of Frankenstein
St Lukes Hospice - Winsford
March 2022 - Thanks For Having Me
DEC.org - Ukraine appeal
November 2019 - Murdered To Death
Tarporley Cottage Hospital
March 2019 - Return of the Black Cat
Tarporley Cottage Hospital
November 2018 - The Christmas Carol
Tarporley Cottage Hospital
Little Hearts Matter
March 2018 - Don't Dress For Dinner
Tarporley Cottage Hospital
November 2017 - Sand Castles
BBC - Children In Need
Tarporley Cottage Hospital
March 2017 - The Ghost Train
Tarporley Cottage Hospital
DEC.org East African Appeal
November 2016 - See How They Run
MIND mental health charity
June 2016 - AGM
Hospice of the Good Shepherd
March 2016 - Dial M For Murder
Tarporley Cottage Hospital
Little Hearts Matter
Bucket collection for TCC Defibrillator
November 2015 - Post Horn Gallop
Tarporley Cottage Hospital
March 2015 - Tom, Dick & Harry
Tarporley Cottage Hospital
November 2014 - Boeing Boeing
NeuroMuscular Centre, Winsford
March 2014 - Some of Our Best Friends are Women
St Luke's Cheshire Hospice
November 2013 - The Happiest Days Of Our Life
Philippines Typhoon Appeal
November 2012 - Calendar Girls
Tarporley Cottage Hospital
Bucket collection for Leukaemia Research
March 2012 - Outside Edge
Sport Relief
November 2011 - When We Are Married
BBC - Children In Need

Donation to Philippines Typhoon Appeal - - 22nd November 2013

The procedes from Friday night's raffle draw were donated to the Typhoon Appeal.
£200 was raised from the draw and another £25 collected in the "bucket" making a total donation of £225. Thanks to all who took part.


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Treasure Hunt - - 17th June 2013

This year's treasure hunt finished at the Bhurtpore Inn in Aston village, between Nantwich and Whitchurch. The unusual name is taken from an Indian fort and further information is available on the pub's website.
36 people took part in 10 cars and then enjoyed good food and drinks which included a large selection of real ales. Oscar was presented to the winning team, the Scotts and friends who, I am sure, will be delighted to set next year's event.

Calendar Girls - - November 2012

-- Calendar Girls staged in Nov '12 SOLD OUT over 4 nights & raised over £1,100 for Tarporley Cottage Hospital and Leukaemia Research --

-- A cheque for £917 was presented by the director and members of the cast to Tarporley Hospital League of Friends on January 21st 2013 --

-- The cash was raised by raffling the many and generous prizes donated by local businesses --
-- Our thanks go to Emma for persuing the prizes and to the following businesses --
-- Bottega -- Cavendish Ikin Estate Agents -- Chestnut Pavillion -- Christianos -- Hair Academy Hair Salon -- Penny Preston Personal Styling --
-- Piste Wine Bar & Restaurant -- Portland Wine Company -- Rigbys Jewellers, Chester -- Shop 'n' Wash Car Valeting, Utkinton -- Si Belle --
-- Soul Hair -- Tarporley Hair Boutique -- The Forresters Arms -- The Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop -- The Rising Sun -- The Wardrobe --

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