New season, new talent and old friends at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
It’s becoming a cliché to say there’s ‘something for everyone’ at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds but as a vital and vibrant part of the year round cultural life of Bury St Edmunds and environs, not to mention those visiting this beautiful area, we really do cater for every taste and budget.
Opening the Season in August is Our Day Out – the Musical by multi award winning Willy Russell. This is a very special production. It’s not only a fantastic play (Willy Russell went on to write, Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine and Blood Brothers) but this week long run will be a culmination of the Summer School at Theatre Royal. Allowing a young cast of 12 – 19 year olds to participate in a full run alongside professional cast and crew is a unique opportunity, and it promises to be exhilarating entertainment (29 Aug – 2 Sep).
With visiting companies bringing more drama we have Southwold Summer Theatre with The Prisoner of Zenda (6 – 9 Sept), London Classic Theatre with Private Lives, Noël Coward’s most popular and enduring stage comedy (12 – 16 Sep), and Bill Kenwright with their thriller A Judgement in Stone, a brand new adaptation of the best-selling Ruth Rendell novel (2 – 7 Oct). Northern Broadsides return with For Love or Money billed as ‘A Daft Comedy about Greed’ (18 – 21 Oct) and dance aficionados will be pleased to see The Nutcracker by Ballet Theatre UK taking us right up to the festive season and our 2017 Panto, Dick Whittington.
We champion new work and emerging talent and we’ve Fringe First winner Katie Bonna with All the Things I Lied About (25 Sep), Big Foot (25 Oct) and From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, an astonishing physical piece of solo theatre and visual storytelling (13 Feb). If poetry is your bag, especially slam, then join us for the Harry and Chris Show 2 with Harry Baker and Chris Read (7 Nov).
With a quintessentially British ‘Mod’ Musical All or Nothing is here to celebrate the unique sound of the iconic ‘60s Mod band, The Small Faces (21 – 23 Sep). There’s a shot of Dickens with The Old Curiosity Shop (9 – 11 Nov) and Immersion Theatre are back with The Jungle Book, a funny, exciting and wildly entertaining family musical (11 – 12 Feb). Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic, Teechers, a comedy about life at a modern comprehensive. So, we start and end the season with unruly students and something vital to say about the importance of education and creating opportunities for young people.
There’s much more besides and tickets go on general sale at 10am on Sat 3rd June. You can access the 7 day presale and make even bigger savings with a Friends membership.
There’s also a new Season Saver discount to help you dip your toe in, or take a plunge. We want to see more of you and see you more often so as a reward for your loyalty you can book 4+ shows saving you 10% off all tickets, 6+ shows will save you 15% and if you book 8+ shows you save a massive 25% off each ticket.