Article and images by Jonathan White
The Andrews Panto & Plays Society (TAPPS) staged their annual ‘Autumn Frolics’ variety show on the evening of Saturday 13th October 2018 at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Crewe.
The show was performed in front of a sell-out audience and featured people from the local community in a variety of acts including dance, acting, singing and music.
There was also a guest performance from three Crewe South police officers who sportingly joined in on stage with the popular dance song, the Cha Cha Slide!
There was a raffle, and refreshments were served during the interval. Proceeds will go to local charities and towards providing funding for the forthcoming TAPPS panto: ‘A Christmas Carol’.
Show coordinator Fred Allman said: “I am so proud of everyone who took part in the show – they are a great bunch of people who always give of their best.
“It was especially good to see more youngsters taking part, as a group like TAPPS needs the younger element to keep it going into the future.
“The event made a profit of £565.62 which will be split between local charities and some funding for our pantomime.”
TAPPS was formed in November 2014 to stage a pantomime for the local community in the St Andrew’s Church area.
Since then, the society has grown and includes many people from the local community and further afield, working together with church members.
Since its formation the society has staged four pantos, four variety shows and hosted play-reading evenings throughout the last four summers.
Some members have also been involved in dramatic presentations in St Andrew’s Church.
The society enjoys a social life with theatre trips, country walks and other events throughout the year.
TAPPS is non-profit making, so any money goes to charities and the church – so far TAPPS has given away over £2,000.
For further information relating to TAPPS, please phone Fred on 07968 829 999 or visit their stall at the St Andrew’s Church Christmas Fair on Saturday 1st December.
TAPPS performs ‘A Christmas Carol’ (comedy version) at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Bedford Street, Crewe on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th January 2019.
Performances are at 7pm each day, with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm.
Adults = £5
Children = £2.50
Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) = £12