A spendid and enjoyable summer evening
The Eastern Curve Garden in Dalston proved the perfect setting for a Garden Party to celebrate the Tower's 80th Anniversary.
Held on July 7th 2012, about 120 Members and Friends mingled, drank Pimms, enjoyed the music, were served tasty food
(including pizzas cooked on the spot on a wood-fired oven) and took part in an intriguing quiz.
Like the rest of the summer the weather could hardly have been called glorious, but the rain mostly held off, and there was pleanty of shelter during the occasional showers.
Fancy dress with a "Fairy" theme was encouraged, and many members turned up colourfully attired in a variety of styles! Eve Smith was judged to have the best costume.
The quiz was jointly won by two teams : Julie Arrowsmith and Dinah Irvine, and Nick and Roanne Insley.
(The quiz questions and answers are at the bottom of this page.)
Many thanks to Sarah Ambrose who masterminded the whole event, and to her superb team of helpers, all of whom worked tirelessly thoughout the evening. It was particularly nice to welcome Celine Rogers back behind the bar, and special mention must be made of chef Dom Ward who now never wants to see a pizza again!
Alex Ambrose Ley & Sheila Burbidge
Sarah Ambrose (with umbrellas at the ready)
Quizmistress Celia Reynolds
The attractive garden setting for the party
Puzzling over the quiz
Shelter from the rain
No anniversary is complete without cake!
|TOWER 80TH ANNIVERSARY - SUMMER PARTY QUIZ
The Questions ....
... and the Answers
What was the final production in the very first season of the Tower Theatre Company in 1932?
A Midsummer Night's Dream
In which musical are all the numbers written in 3/4 (waltz)-time?
A Little Night Music
Which one of the following actors did NOT appear in a Tower production?
Which two actors alternated the parts of Frankenstein and the Creature in the NT's recent production?
Whilst on the subject of the NT, when was the idea of establishing a National Theatre in Britain first suggested, was it:
What was the first production the Tower Theatre staged after its departure from Canonbury, and where was it put on?
On the subjects of fairies and summer, in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream,
who played the part of Puck
i) Mickey Rooney
In the last 80 years, which one of the following plays has the Tower produced most:
Since we are partying in a garden, the Tower's production of Alan Ayckbourn's play
Garden was performed in London and at the Minack in 2007, but
In which year did the Tower take The Seagull to America?
Who is the playwright in this anagram?
George Bernard Shaw
Garden District was the name given by Tennessee Williams to a pair of one-act plays he wrote to be first performed together in 1958. The first is called Something Unspoken, but what is the name of its better known companion, last presented by the Tower at the Bridewell Theatre?
Suddenly Last Summer
When celebrating a 25th Anniversary, you hope to receive gifts made of silver, or gold if it is a 50th Anniversary. But what is the material for an 80th Anniversary?
Find the work of a playwright who is 80 this year ...
Which of the following plays is the odd-one-out and why
Abigail's Party, because the party referred to in the title does not feature on stage
How many plants does Ophelia mention all together in the speech beginning
Put the following Coward plays in the order in which they were first produced
The course of true love doesn't always run smoothly but, as with most musicals, it all
ends happily here. Find the title of this Tower production in the anagram
How many times has the Tower Theatre presented A Midsummer Night's Dream NOT including this year's production?
The quiz was compiled by Celia Reynolds and Jeff Kelly