Welcome to Twyford & Ruscombe Theatre Group
TRTG are a small village theatre group with big ambitions!
We want to have fun and bring great entertainment to the Berkshire villages of Twyford and Ruscombe. The group was established in 1965 and since then has staged some 200 plays, pantomimes and variety shows. Why not have a look through some of the photographs of past productions.
Our public shows are staged in Twyford's Loddon Hall. We traditionally present a play in May and in October with a pantomime in January.
If you think you might want to join us see the box below.
We are in the process of leaving The Old Boys School in Polehampton Close, our home for over fifty years. We are now based at Loddon Hall for both rehearsals and performances.
On Joining the Group
We are keen to involve local people of all ages involved in our productions, but we find new members have very different expectations when they first come, so we recommend you read the following.
If you fancy a twice weekly get together to learn simple songs and dances in a friendly atmosphere, then best join us for our pantomime rehearsals starting in October. You will mix with people of all ages and abilities and share a lot of laughter. By show week you will have made many new friends.
If, however, you want to challenge yourself with lines to learn and characters to portray, then check out the audition dates for our next production. Past experience is not always needed.
If you would enjoy joining in with simple woodworking, painting and other creative stuff once a week and finding a use for that electric drill, then Sunday mornings will be for you. Immensely satisfying work, that does not necessarily require huge amounts of technical skill.
Yet there's more..... There are so many other aspects to theatre production: Designing programmes, Lighting, Sound, Sourcing props, Finding costumes, Designing publicity materials, Maintaining this website. These are vital roles, but as a new member please remember that they are very intermittent and much easier to do once you have got to know a few people. We want people to do things they enjoy. So we recommend you come along and sit in on rehearsals for a few weeks, get to know people and help us to find out what you would enjoy.
We want to keep live theatre in our small community and it really is a case of 'the more the merrier'. So if you find any of these things of interest then please do join us. We really are a friendly bunch.
We are based in Loddon Hall Twyford, with rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8pm until 10pm.
If you are interested in joining the group why not come to a rehearsal You will find us in the Ruscombe room.
Did you know that we build all our own scenery? Join our set building team on Sunday mornings for some good company and the satisfaction of simple woodworking and painting.
Have you thought of becoming a patron of the group with priority reservations and free programmes to all our shows?
Call our box office for details.