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The Secret Garden

The magic of a will be brought to life in a trio of outdoor performances. Bury St Edmunds-based Spinning Wheel Theatre company is bringing a nostalgic and magical adaptation of the classic children’s novel, The Secret Garden, and the live shows are part of Spinning Wheel Theatre’s sixth annual professional tour which will …

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Bard Double-Bill

Two literary classics are getting an edgy contemporary feel as a Bard double-bill comes to Norwich Theatre Royal. The Watermill Theatre brings its brand new production of Twelfth Night to Norwich Theatre Royal alongside its 2016 hit Romeo & Juliet in what is sure to be a must-see for fans …

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Guys & Dolls

Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (BSEAODS) is ready to take the Theatre Royal stage by storm from the 9th -13th May with its latest production, GUYS AND DOLLS (sponsored by local drama company Lights Music Action – LMA).  Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – …

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Mercury Theatre’s Playwriting Prize

The Mercury Theatre’s Playwriting Prize brings the East’s wealth of writing talent to the fore, as it receives over 160 entries from local emerging writers.  In January, the Mercury Theatre announced its latest major initiative in support of new plays and new playwrights – The Mercury Playwriting Prize 2017, in association …

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MGCfutures & The Mercury

Artistic Director of MGC, Michael Grandage today announces that the second round of MGCfutures Bursary Programme is now open for applications. MGCfutures is a charity, formed in 2012 by Michael Grandage, the Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning Director. The bursaries programme was launched last year for arts practitioners who show a …

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Count Arthur Strong

Fresh from donkey’s years on his award-winning BBC Radio 4 series and the success of his award-wining BBC TV sitcom, Count Arthur Strong returns to live theatre with The Sound of Mucus tour which brings him to Norwich Theatre Royal on May 21. The fictional Arthur is a faded star …

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Broadway Classic in Bury

A classic of the Broadway stage comes to Bury St Edmunds tonight when Irving Stage Company returns to the Theatre Royal to present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! With its engaging characters, involving story and legendary score, the much-loved show will be performed by the amateur troupe from 21 to 25 …

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Summer at The Mercury

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester has just launched its 2017 Summer season. The Mercury’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd (Dick Whittington, The Butterfly Lion) joins forces with Matthew Cullum (The Wind in the Willows, James and the Giant Peach) to direct J. M Barrie’s much-loved masterpiece Peter Pan this summer. Peter …

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Aida & Nabucco

Award-winning opera producer Ellen Kent is set to bring two epic productions to Norwich Theatre Royal both boasting top-name performers and some stunning sets. One of the grandest of all operas, Aida will boast an impressive new set which will depict the grandeur of Rome’s Coliseum. It tells the story …

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Spamalot Cast Announced

Mercury favourites Simon Shorten and Dale Superville are joined by a host of new faces in the first musical of the season, prior to a UK Tour. The Mercury Theatre Colchester today announced the casting line-up for their first musical of the season, Eric Idle’s hysterical Monty Python masterpiece, Spamalot. …

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