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Press Release Spring 2019

Half Term
Tip Top Productions
"The Twits"

Half Term Fun At The Forum as The Twits take to the Stage

A Theatre in Chester city centre will be home to two very dastardly and disgusting adults and a rare African bird as it presents a stage version of one of Roald Dahl's classic Children's stories as a special Half-term treat. Chester and Wrexham based theatre company Tip Top Productions is staging "The Twits", Roald Dahl's much loved tale which was first adapted for the stage in 2007. The show will run at The Forum Studio Theatre in Chester from Tuesday 19th February to Saturday 24th February with various performance times and is recommended for ages 6+, The play is appoximately 1.5 hours duration.
"The Twits" tells the story of the dastardly and disgusting deeds of Mr and Mrs Twit as they spend their days playing revolting tricks on each other and plotting to catch the Roly-Poly Bird who they want to put in a pie! . The play is being directed by Phil Cross who has previously brought "The Witches' and 'The Boy Who Fell into A Book" to life on stage at The Forum Studio Theatre to great critical acclaim.
Speaking about bringing "The Twits" to The Forum Studio Theatre, Phil, also the brains behind the ever popular "Wizard School" at St Mary's Creative Space said "We can't wait to see the audience's reaction to the show, the cast and crew have worked so hard in bringing the world of Mr and Mrs Twit to life on stage, we've had great fun in rehearsals and we know that our young audience members and their Mums and Dads are in for a fun filled treat this Half-term".

Full details of "The Twits" and and all upcoming shows and events at The Forum Studio Theatre can be found at

where tickets can also be booked online.

Alternatively, contact the box office on 01244 341 296.
Tickets for all shows at The Forum Studio Theatre can also be booked at
The Visitor Information Centre at Chester Town Hall.

Press Release Winter 2018

A Chester based theatre company has announced its new season of plays as it celebrates the run away success of its recent family friendly Pantomime which was staged in the city centre.

Chester based community theatre company Tip Top Productions staged "Aladdin" at The Forum Studio Theatre from 30th November - 5th January and broke all previous box office records with the show having been seen by more than 6000 people during its 51 show run at the intimate City centre theatre. The show, written by Peter Swingler OBE and directed by Steve Davies attracted several 5 star reviews on Social Media and Trip Advisor as well as receiving praise from the press including respected national trade publication The Stage, We Are Chester, The Chester Blog and local newspapers. The Pantomime was praised by Catherine Jones for The Stage as "Promising magic, mystery, song, dance and and a fat man in a frock, the show delivers a popular people's panto that punches above its weight" whilst We Are Chester's Antonia Jones hailed it as "A Must See Festive Treat". Respected local journalist Jo Henwood also gave the production a glowing 5 star review calling it a "jewel of a show." The production also attracted 5 s
tars from the popular Twitter account "The Chester Blog" which praised the production for its finely tuned script and audience participation and "a group of local actors and production staff at the top of their game".

Speaking about the success of "Aladdin" as the company announced its new Spring Season, Brian Fray, Chair of Tip Top Productions said " We were absolutely delighted with the feedback we've received from our audiences, particularly on social media together with the great reviews from seasoned theatre critics and journalists. We have a great line up of productions as part of our Spring season at The Forum Studio Theatre and beyond, and we are once again also playing host to some fantastic visiting companies in the next few months. We look foward to welcoming audiences old and new to Tip Top Productions during 2019."
The first play of the Spring Season takes Tip Top over the border to Theatr Clwyd in Mold where they will stage the raunchy crowd pleasing comedy "Girls Night Out" by Dave Simpson and directed for Tip Top by Christine Dukes, fresh from directing Tip Top's sell out production of "Brassed Off" last year. The play will be staged from Wednesday 6th - Saturday 9th February at 7.45pm with a matinee performance at 2.35pm on Saturday 9th February. Full of humour, pathos, secrets and lies, the racy comedy is sure to warm up those cold winter evenings as it transports the audience to "The Feast of Flesh" Male Strip Club, where one particular hen party not to mention the strippers themselves are in for a night they'll never forget!

Following on from "Girls Night Out", Tip Top return to the Forum Studio Theatre to stage Roald Dahl's classic children's tale "The Twits". Directed for Tip Top by Phil Cross, the Director behind the smash hit productions of "The Witches" and "The Boy who Fell into a Book", the play which is recommended for Ages 6+, will run from Tuesday 19th February - Sunday 24th February with performances at 2pm and 5pm daily.
Other highlights in Tip Top's season of plays include Jim Cartwright's hilarious play "Two", set in a North of England pub owned by a savagely vicious couple bound together by the necessity of keeping the business afloat. As a series of regulars arrive and depart, events trigger a fragile movement towards reconciliation between the couple. The play, from the author of "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" is full of broad humour, pathos and moving poetry. The play, directed by David Underwood will feature popular local Actors Bill Robertson and Eileen Reisin playing all characters in the play which runs from Wednesday 20th March -Saturday 23rd March at 7.30pm with a matinee performance on Saturday 23rd March at 2.30pm.

Following "Two" is Brandon Thomas' classic farce "Charley's Aunt", fresh from a West End revival, the fast paced and hilariously funny play which will be directed for Tip Top by Gemma Richards is one of great plays of the English stage and will be staged from Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th April at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday 6th April. Also in April, "Silly Cow" Ben Elton's razor tongued modern satire on the viciousness of tabloid journalism will be hot off the press from Wednesday 24th April - Saturday 27th April at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday 27th April. "Silly Cow" will be directed by respected local Actor, Musician and Director Simon Philips.
Tip Top's Spring Season continues into May with Director Phil Edwards staging of "Ladies in Lavender" based on the sucessful film written and directed by Charles Dance from Wednesday 8th May - Saturday 11th May at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday 11th May. Following "Ladies In Lavender", the hit BBC TV comedy "Coupling" comes to the stage for the first time ever. Directed by Ashley Sollars and Josephine McHugh, Tip Top presents 3 specially adapted episodes live on stage from Tuesday 21st May - Saturday 25th May at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday 25th May.

Tip Top Productions will also play host to several visiting companies as part of its Spring Season at The Forum Studio Theatre including "Made in Motor-City" a tribute to the golden era of the music of Mowtown featuring the music of Martha Reeves, The Temptations, The Supremes and many many more on Friday 12th April. Tip Top also have a full programme of social events including a quiz night, a Musical Theatre Workshop and regular popular Open Mic Nights during the course of the year.
Full details on all upcoming shows and events at The Forum Studio Theatre plus rehearsal opportunities and how to get involved both on and off stage can be found at

where tickets can also be booked online.

Alternatively, contact the box office on 01244 341 296.

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