There was a small raffle at our performance at the TamworthLitFest on Wednesday 8th, March. This was drawn at the event.
Next large raffle will be at TamFest on May 27th.

You don't have to have any acting experience to join us.
If you'd like to to come along to see if it's for you, drop in, call or email us.
Open to unaccompanied young people from age 13, and adults, with no upper age limit.
Younger ages are welcome if accompanied by a parent or responsible sibling or adult.
We meet from 7.00 to 8.45
at the Mercia Fire Station Community Rooms on Lichfield Street, Tamworth.

Keep in touch with what's going on


April Lunch & Playreading

posted 11 Apr 2017, 15:15 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 25 Apr 2017, 08:58 ]

Today, April 11th, a small group came together to have a natter over buffet lunch, then read Duet for Two hands - a very scary play by Mary Hayley Bell, about a man who is given a new pair of hands donated  by a dead man, and surgically attached by a surgeon who is at the forefront with his revolutionary medical procedures, and who is looking forward to being able to graft a face on a patient. Considering this play was written and performed in the 1940s, it was very much ahea  d of its time. We know that such operations have been successfully performed in the 21st century, but they could only be dreamed of.  Unfortunately in this play, the man's hands seem to retain the attributes of the dead man. Very creepy!

March 8th at the Tamworth Literary Festival

posted 1 Mar 2017, 04:45 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 11 Apr 2017, 15:20 ]

March Fundraising Buffet Lunch & Play Reading

posted 9 Jan 2017, 14:37 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 1 Mar 2017, 04:37 ]

Tuesday March 14th, from 12.30pm at a private home in Tamworth. This is one of our regular fund-raising events which begins with an  informal  buffet lunch, in a small friendly group, followed by a relaxed play reading. This month it will be a comedy. If you fancy joining us email us for further details and to book:   Minimum donation for lunch £3 per person.  


posted 4 Nov 2016, 10:05 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 23 Nov 2016, 15:34 ]

 We performed to two audiences in November, one at St. Martin's, Stonydelph, and the other in town at St Editha's Community Hall. They seemed to enjoy themselves - we certainly did, and were pleased to raise funds to help us with our next project.  There's a flyer in our archive.

Friday evenings at Mercia Fire Station from 7pm

posted 22 Jul 2016, 06:09 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 9 Jan 2017, 14:23 ]

 The Tanner of Tamworth is in rehearsal  for performance in March 2017 as part of the TamLit Festival, and we are waiting to hear if a new project has been successful in raising a grant. More about this when we know. And we still have to find time to shoot the final scene of a short film Betrayal we've been working on.

Fund-raising event: Buffet Lunch & Playreading

posted 22 Jul 2016, 05:50 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 2 Dec 2016, 08:51 ]

 XMAS BUFFET & PLAYREADING will be on Wednesday 14th December

Lunch from 1.00pm, followed by a playreading which you can join in, or listen to, as you choose.  The play is a seasonal comedy.  This is a small, informal event in a private home in the centre of town. If you haven't been before, you will be made welcome. Ideal for those who would like an opportunity to meet new people, in a relaxed amosphere, and do something a little different: join in the reading, or be entertained as a listener. Minimum donation of £3.00 for lunch. Please book in advance  and let us know any dietary requirements. Contact details.


posted 7 Jun 2016, 08:47 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 1 Mar 2017, 04:39 ]

Friday evenings at Mercia Fire Station

posted 6 Jun 2016, 06:10 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 24 Jul 2016, 08:47 ]

See latest post.

Shoebox at TameFest at Kingsbury Water Park, 28th May

posted 4 May 2016, 03:50 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 7 Jun 2016, 08:31 ]

We enjoyed performing St George and the Turkish Knight for TameFest in Kingsbury Water Park on Saturday, May 28th. We did the play twice, ran our craft stall and collected welcome donations to put towards our community work. 

19th May. Buffet lunch and playreading - fundraising event

posted 4 May 2016, 03:46 by shoebox theatre c.i.c.   [ updated 7 Jun 2016, 08:36 ]

BUFFET & PLAYREADING,Thursday 19th May
A small group enjoyed a relaxed lunch, followed by an informal reading of Inadmissable Evidence, by John Osborne, which turned out to be a tour de force for the reader of the principal role who tended to go on for pages at a time, and leaving some of the party wondering if their character would ever get to say anything again!

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