Tinkers Farm Opera (TFO) began in 1953 when pupils and staff of Tinkers Farm School, Northfield, performed 'Devilry with the Doones' written by a member of staff. After this resounding success they went on to perform 'HMS Pinafore', followed by several decades of Gilbert and Sullivan and other operettas with the occasional grand opera and latterly, modern musicals.
In 1966 the Society transferred their productions to The Crescent Theatre, with rehearsals taking place at Tinkers Farm School until 1970 when they moved to Allen's Cross Community Centre. In late 2022 we moved rehearsal venues, and now rehearse at Lutley Community Centre and Clent Parish Hall.
Our recent productions, since we turned to musicals, have been ‘Me and My Girl’ and ‘Kiss Me Kate’, both of which have been performed at the Stourbridge Town Hall. We also put on an interim themed Concert at least once a year, giving a wider range of opportunities for the Company to do solo work.
In 2022, we put on a comedy play which was a huge success. We performed Hi-De-Hi at Clent Parish Hall, to which Noda came and watched. The write-up we had from them was so positive that we have been nominated for a NODA award! This has motivated us to do more plays like this in the future. Keep checking the website for further announcements.
TFO are proud to have earned a reputation for producing lively, innovative performances of high quality. We are widely recognised as having a strong chorus - and some outstanding principal singers. Recently our productions have been augmented by members of the Langley Youth Theatre.
We extend our open invitation to all performers who would like to join the Company
Chairman - Richard Cooper
Secretary - Beth Siviter-Coupland
Treasurer - John Cooper
General Committee Members