Who would believe it? Taunton Brewhouse opened its doors exactly 45 years ago to the day on Monday 28 March 1977, after John Wilkins and Cllr John Meikle led a successful campaign for a theatre in Taunton.
Their first professional production was Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests, starring the then unknown actor David Jason. David has kindly been in touch with a letter wishing TB all the best and remembering his visit there fondly. The theatre continues to flourish offering high quality drama, live music, films, comedy and family shows alongside fantastic exhibitions that are free to attend.
To celebrate this special birthday Taunton Brewhouse is planning a 45th Birthday Exhibition which will open on 19 April in the Gallery (10am – 4pm). An archive of programmes will be on display along with pictures from many of their productions as well as costumes and props from some of their very own shows. You might even be able to spot a few famous faces amongst the display!
Youngsters (and maybe adults too) will be invited to dress up in the special wardrobe area and add to the memory wall for future generations to come.
From the start, the theatre and arts centre has enjoyed support from the local community, who have been involved in everything from, fundraising, to volunteering front of house and behind the scenes, to sitting on the Board as a Trustee. They are always looking for more volunteers so if interested do get in touch!
Come along to the exhibition – enjoy some fresh coffee from the bar and add your memory to the wall.
For further information go to www.tauntonbrewhouse.co.uk @BrewhouseLive or ring the Box Office on 01823 283 244 10am-4pm Mon to Fri.