Welcome from our Chairman
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of The Talisman Theatre and Arts Centre on its present site in Barrow Road, the company having started life as the Rover Players some 27 years before that in what is now known as Talisman Square.
Some of our older patrons still have fond memories of the transition to Barrow Road and I sincerely hope our plans for the coming years, both to our theatre and to our productions, are equally attractive to them and to our new patrons.
From our Artistic Director
Welcome to The Talisman, Kenilworth’s premier Theatre and Arts Centre celebrating almost 80 years of excellence in local theatre!
With 9 main stage productions every year from across a wide spectrum of different genres and styles of theatre, delivered to the highest artistic and technical standards, you can expect a thrilling, vibrant evening in the theatre. Our reputation means that we attract dynamic directors and top local actors to our stage. We also welcome visiting companies to enhance our programme. These have included full-length productions, Jazz bands, Tribute bands and one-night stands.
Each season brings something for everyone, including Comedy, Murder and Mystery and the Classics alongside Musicals and our ever-popular family Pantomime. The Talisman Theatre has been privileged to have mounted British Premieres and, in some cases, brand new works in drama and music. The company is always seeking out new, exciting shows for their first performances in this area.
Our very successful Youth Theatre presents a fully staged production each year and why not catch up on movies you missed on their release, on our 14 foot screen with full surround sound? Any visit will be enhanced by our regularly changing exhibitions of artwork by talented local artists displayed in the foyer.
We hope to see you very soon at this gem of a Little Theatre!
THE TALISMAN TEAM
President: David Charlton
Trustees: Nigel Elliott
Chair & Theatre Director Nigel Elliott Stage Director Brian Tuck
Vice Chair & Theatre Director Dik Thacker Production Coordinator June Bewick
Secretary Vicky Whitehill Front of House Manager Phillip Bowser
Artistic Director Steve Smith Membership Secretary Stephen Duckham
Treasurer Phillip Bowser Maintenance Manager Richard Crump
Publicity Manager Kerrie McCann Bar Manager Des McCann