|“Big Maggie” at the Tabard Theatre|
Newly reopened venue presents the 2nd in their spring programme
A new West London theatre company, the Irish Network of Dramatic Arts (INDA), is launching its first season with a production of ‘Big Maggie' at the newly reopened Tabard in Turnham Green.
The Irish Network of Dramatic Arts was set up by Irish actors in London who want more Irish drama on stage. ‘Big Maggie', its first show was written by John B Keane and is set in Kerry in the early 1960s. It tells the story of woman coming out of the shadow of her husband following 25 years of marriage. The company plans to perform not only in London , but also in other parts of England and Ireland . The principals behind the company, Tom Begley and Susan Cummins have worked together many times over a number of years, both onstage and in films.
Tom has been acting in the UK for over 15 years, doing dozens of plays and a number of films. He is now moving into directing and this production follows on his recent film, ‘Reckless Minds' which was recently premiered and starred Susan. Susan trained with the Cork Shakespearian Company and has acted in a number of Shakespearian plays, as well as many other plays; films and television, one of which was BAFTA nominated.
Big Maggie at the Tabard Theatre runs to 22 April, Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4p.m. Tickets are 11.50/9.50 concessions. For tickets call ticketweb on 08701696 805 or book online (with no booking fees) at www.tabardtheatre.co.uk
Having been dark for three years, the Tabard Theatre, West London 's much loved 50 seats studio theatre, re-opened on 28th February 2006, with an exciting offering of plays, encompassing new adaptations of timeless classics alongside premiere productions.
The theatre was originally opened in 1986 as a theatre of New Writing and over the years has played key role in the development of the London Fringe. It became highly acclaimed for its professional work and popular within the community of West London . It closed in 2003.
Now, under the management of Pulling Focus Ltd, the theatre has been redecorated and technically upgraded and with further work currently in progress, the Tabard will rightly soon stake its claim as one of London 's major fringe theatres.
The season continues with Land of Opportunity by Catherine Hopkins (25 April – 12 May), Chekhov's The Seagull (16 May – 3 June), Trapped by Beverley Foster (13 June – 8 July) and So This is It (11 July – 5 Aug).
INDA UK presents
Public Works presents
Double_Edge Gallery Theatre presents
Georgia Foster Ltd presents
Ruby Blue Productions presents
April 1, 2006