Spamalot! First Rehearsal and Auditions


Monty Python’s Spamalot gallops into the Arc Theatre (to the sound of banging coconut shells).

Spamalot is an uproariously witty spoof of King Arthur and his knights’ quest for the Holy Grail boasts a high-kicking knights’ chorus line, killer rabbits, and a knight who continues dueling even after losing his arms and legs.  All the hilarities of Monty Python and the Holy Grail are even funnier set to the rollicking music of the Round Table Knights and the mysterious, definitively diva Lady of the Lake.

Rehearsals for this new production, directed by Phil Courage with Musical Direction by Helen Heaton will start on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th September at the Arc Theatre, with auditions being held on Sunday 10th from 2pm.

For more details please email us (contact details here) or contact us via social media, or just come along to the first rehearsal!

Made in Dagenham – Website Update

Made in Dagenham has now finished it’s hugely successful sellout run.  Receiving a standing ovation at every performance, the show added another fantastic element to the TAOS history of presenting great new shows.

“This production had everything” – NODA report

If you’re missing it, the website has now been updated with all of the details of the production, including a huge number of photos courtesy of Clive James.  Check out the Past Productions page!

Made in Dagenham Sponsor News!

Many thanks to Trowbridge Ford for sponsoring our Production of Made in Dagenham.  We really appreciate your suppport!

Visit them here or at Canal Rd, Trowbridge BA14 8RL.

Made in Dagenham Tickets!

TAOS Musical Theatre is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our latest production, the smash hit new musical Made in Dagenham.

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is an uplifting new West End musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.

Tickets are available here,  or by visiting our Current Production page or through any of our members.

Thanks to everyone for their patience during the auditions, there were a lot of people to get through and it was clear that a lot of effort had been put in to the performances in a very short space of time. Yet again the standard was very high which makes the selection process difficult. There are still a number of parts to be cast and there will be plenty to do even if you aren’t on this list.

Rita – Lou Knight
Eddie – Gary Robson
Connie – Michelle Hole
Barbara Castle – Tina Duffin
Tooley – Mike Holden
Claire – Sarah Hanks
Harold Wilson – Matt Dauncey
Beryl – Jacs Brady
Sandra – Frankie Lewis
Cass – Claire Warren
Emma – Maria Matthews
Jo – Ann Berry
Rachel – Christina Barnes
Tracey – Becky Mould
Lisa Hopkins – Bernice Hudson
Monty – Paul West
Barry – Joe Baker
Sid – Richard Rawlings
Bill – (not yet cast)
Stan – Ben Jenkins
Hopkins – Alan Rutland
Hubble – Pete Grant
Macer – Bruce Thompson
Aides – Pete Grant, Richard Rawlings, Jon Lewthwaite
Mr Buckton – Jon Lewthwaite
Chubby Chubb – Pete Grant
Club Singer – Mike Holden
Cortina Man – Paul West
Graham – Jamie Davies, John Hudson
Sharon – Lola Brady, Abby Sparrow


Good luck to everyone auditioning for Made In Dagenham today.  Details of the cast will be posted here as soon as  it is available.

Happy New Year from TAOS Musical Theatre!

TAOS Musical Theatre would like to wish all our members and supporters a very happy New Year!

We have an exciting line up of shows for 2017, starting with “Made In Dagenham” in May and “Monty Python’s Spamalot” in November; we also plan to celebrate our youth group’s 10th anniversary in the summer.

The committee has reviewed the society’s finances and made the difficult decision to raise the annual membership fee – this is the first increase since 2010.  Please visit the about page for details.

I am really pleased to announce that Michelle Hole is our new Membership Secretary – she will be in touch shortly with her contact details.

We hope to see you soon, either at rehearsal or in the audience!

Made in Dagenham!

No sooner have we finished one show than it’s time to think about the next one!  TAOS Musical Theatre is very proud to be one of first groups in the area to perform the newly released “Made In Dagenham”, based on the true story of the Ford workers in 1968 who fought for equal rights.  Performance dates are 16th – 20th May 2017 at the Arc Theatre.  Our Director will be Lyn Taylor and Musical Director is Julian Clementson.

There are 10 named women and 19 named men in the show (though some men are likely to double), including major roles such as Harold Wilson, Barbara Castle, Ford Management, and the main family, so there will be plenty for people to do.  We will require a boy of playing age 12 who has singing as well as dialogue.

Due to the nature of the show, Lyn and Julian would like to rehearse on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th January, followed by auditions for the major roles on Sunday 8th January.  The following week there will be a rehearsal on Tuesday 10th then a workshop audition on Wednesday 11th for the remaining roles (where you will be asked what parts you are/aren’t interested in).  The show will then be cast in the next day or two.  Rehearsals are likely to be set by scene, so it won’t necessarily be chorus on Tuesdays and principals on Wednesdays, you may be called twice one week and not the next.  Venues have yet to be confirmed for Wednesdays.


I hope to see you on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 in the Spectrum Centre at Clarendon Academy, 7.30 pm.