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, 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 Allens Cross Community Centre, where we still rehearse today.
Our recent productions, since we turned to musicals, have been ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Me and My Girl’ and ‘Kiss Me Kate’, all of which have been performed in Stourbridge Town Hall. We also put on an interim themed Concert every autumn, giving a wider range of opportunities for the Company to do solo work.