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22 September 2015

Welcome to the autumn season at Tacchi-Morris!




There are so many Tacchi-Morris Community Classes on offer from a wide variety of youth theatre and youth dance to adult improvisational drama, active Classical Ballet or Strictly Ballroom for couples to relaxing and toning Yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi for adults, or simply the chance to sing among new friends in the Taunton Rock Show Chorus or Singing for Fun - something for everyone to be a part of and enjoy. All the classes are kept affordable and accessible with many operating a 'pay as you go', weekly drop-in fee. Go to the Classes page to find out more and to book your place.

Community Classes re-start for the autumn term's course in the week beginning Monday 21st September.


Digit Youth Dance for 12-14 year olds - led by Jennifer Grant.



There is absolutely something for everyone this season! From drama to comedy, dance to musicals... and magic to silliness and audience participation!

After the huge success of Teechers in the spring, Blackeyed Theatre are back with their new production The Great Gatsby – a sumptuous re-telling of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic featuring a seven piece company of actors and musicians.  Similar themes of wealth and the pursuit of a better life in a corrupt society are explored through a thrilling blend of dance styles in Africarmen by outstanding Tavaziva Dance. Well-loved stories are to be enjoyed in Ballet Cymru’s critically acclaimed Cinderella; ever-popular Ballet Theatre UK return with The Snow Queen and Taunton Amateur Operatic Society presents Sondheim’s musical comedy Company. Join in the hilarity with @2K Theatre and the villagers of Titfield as they work to save their branch railway line from closure in The Titchfield Thunderbolt; and fast, fun theatre is the order of the day in the quick changing, comic adaptation of John Buchan’s The 39 Steps from Fourthwall Contemporary Theatre in which four actors play over 39 roles!


Single Shoe explore the trials of LOVE in Crazy Glue on Wednesday 4th November!


This season also offers something completely different but extremely topical. Hot on the heels of the Rugby World Cup we are delighted that ex-England rugby international, broadcaster, writer and wine connoisseur, Brian Moore will be here to entertain and take questions from the audience. With such a fascinating life it will no doubt be a riveting evening - don't miss out on the fun, click here to book now!


An Evening With (the legend) Brian Moore on Saturday 7th November.


Christmas is Coming!

When the nights get longer and the Christmas shopping is getting too much, take a break and enjoy a show to get back on the festive track: The New Jersey Boys, The Snow Dragon, Dickens Abridged and legendary ABBA tribute Voulez Vous will all sparkle and entertain. Stand-up comedian and regular panellist on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, Jeremy Hardy is here with sharp satire; and those who enjoyed trickster Pete Firman last year will love Edinburgh favourites the Victorian, time-travelling duo Morgan and West who expertly blend magic and belly-aching humour in Parlour Tricks!


Morgan and West with their Parlour Tricks on Friday 11th December.


Visual Arts and Christmas Crafts

The exhibition programme this season is packed with a wide variety of wonderful work for you to come and enjoy (and perhaps buy!), culminating in the popular, annual Christmas Craft and Art Show. Go to the Exhibitions page to find out more about all the events and if you are a local artist or maker looking to exhibit at Tacchi-Morris please email our dedicated Exhibitions volunteer, Pauline Smith, at [email protected].


Heathfield Community School: Seeing is Believing from Thursday 10th September.


Entertainment for Everyone!

With top-quality, interactive shows for young people and families such as What to do When You Find a Dinosaur, Puss in Boots, The Snow Dragon and Snow Play and powerful, thought-provoking, entertaining drama and dance from Heathfield Community School and The SPACE, the autumn season is brimming! So come and enjoy something familiar, something new and something creative and fun for everyone!


With best wishes and a warm welcome to you from Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre


On Friday 23rd October, Oxford Playhouse tell you What To Do When You Find A Dinosaur!


Cscape Dance explore our Great British TASTE on Tuesday 10th November.