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The Audit

Ten years on from the worst worldwide financial disaster since the Great Depression of the 1930s, The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth) by Proto-type Theater takes an entertaining look at the human cost of the corporate and personal greed…

Britain’s Got Magic

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds will play host to an evening of award-winning magic and hilarious comedy featuring some of the most exciting names in magic and variety in the UK, headlined by Christian Lee who reached the semi-finals of…

Creative Matters ‘Caring for Dementia’

People living with dementia and their carers can take some precious time out to stitch a Cloth of Kindness during Norwich Theatre Royal’s new Creative Matters season ‘Caring for Dementia’ next month. The season, which runs during May,…

Spring Dramas

May springs into life with two dramatic productions at the Civic Theatre and the Cramphorn Studio, Chelmsford. ‘A Brave Face' is set in Afghanistan in 2009. The play explores the unseen injury of war, post-traumatic stress, and the…

Europe After The Rain

Mercury Theatre Colchester today announces the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of the 2017 Mercury Playwrighting Prize winner - Oliver Bennett’s Europe After The Rain. Cara Nolan directs James Alexandrou (Will), Simon…

Our Blue Heaven Cast Announced

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, has announced its cast for Our Blue Heaven – a new musical production written and Directed by Peter Rowe, Artistic Director, chronicling the 40th Anniversary of Ipswich Town Football Club’s FA Cup win.…

Hard Times

Northern Broadsides return to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds this May with a witty new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ great Northern novel Hard Times. Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden, Coketown is such a place. A sweeping tale…

Pieces of String

The Mercury Theatre Colchester has launched 15 and 30 second adverts on the Spotify music streaming service, taking advantage of a new service which launched to UK advertisers last month. Spotify Ad Studio launched in mid-March, and…

English Touring Opera in Norwich

A programme of contrasts is promised mixing tragedy, comedy and work by two of the greatest composers as English Touring Opera returns to Norwich Theatre Royal. The company presents an epic story of love and a double-bill mixing murder…

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society saddle up for a classic Texan tale, where governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona’s cosy bordello, The Chicken Ranch. A rollicking…

Theatre at Cramphorn Studio

April has two of dramatic presentations that will unfold and capture audiences at Chelmsford's Cramphorn Studio. ‘Jane Eyre: An Autobiography' kicks off the drama in April. Governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark…

Crooners

Crooner, noun; a singer, typically a male one, who sings sentimental songs in a soft low voice… Crooners, the Show: three self-assured gentlemen of style and vigour, who swing the hell out of the music of The Rat Pack with a live 9-piece…

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

From the creators of Dalloway, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Christmas Gothic, The Time Machine and Austen's Women, comes Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. Struggling to…

A Brave Face

The UK’s leading full mask theatre company, Vamos Theatre, is bringing its new production A Brave Face to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds in April. Afghanistan: 2009. Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade and get a life. Training’s…

Mountains – The Dreams of Lily Kwok

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is proud to be a part of the Black Theatre Live consortium, who in co-production with Yellow Earth Theatre and Royal Exchange Manchester have announced that they will tour a new play Mountains – The Dreams of…

Family Fun at Chelmsford Theatres

The theatre is an ideal family day out over the Easter holidays, and Chelmsford City Theatres has several productions that will appeal to families. Starting the fun off will be the stage adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's family classic…

We Are The Lions, Mr Manager!

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is welcoming Townsend Productions with their new play based on the extraordinary true story of The Grunwick Strike, a dispute that challenged the way women and immigrants are treated in the workplace. We Are…

Cirque Berserk

The 250th anniversary of circus is being celebrated with a high energy and thrilling show which is making its Norwich Theatre Royal return. Cirque Berserk aims to bring Big Top thrills and spills bang up to date and transfer the action…

Nele Needs a Holiday

In the same week that Latitude confirm Nele Needs a Holiday will perform twice at this year’s Latitude Festival, she has recently premiered her dazzling new video for her single 'We'll See', on Music-News.com. 'We'll See' perfectly…

I Believe In Unicorns

Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents brings best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s enchanting tale to life, in an intimate show set in a library filled with books. I Believe In Unicorns is a tale of the power of books, and the…

Treasure Island

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Young Company is delighted to be presenting yet another fantastic production, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Featuring a cast of talented young actor-musicians, we set sail for a swashbuckling…

The Producers

It’s Springtime for Hitler as The Producers comes to the Theatre Royal! Irving Stage Company return to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds with the stage version of the classic 1968 film about two hapless producers trying to make a fortune by…

Cilla The Musical

She was the gutsy Liverpool lass with a big voice who was friends with The Beatles and went on to win the nation’s hearts with some of the most popular light entertainment programmes which brought a ‘lorra lorra laughs’ into the lives of so…

Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi presents England's unsung heroine, Emma, Lady Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just Nelson's mistress, a bit of a harlot (you get one job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation). Women's lib wasn't a…

Opera Classics

A love story which gripped Paris and one of the world’s most popular operas are set to take to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage as the award-winning producer Ellen Kent makes her spring 2018 return to the city with two productions. The…

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?

Dinosaur aficionado Ben Garrod stars in an interactive, educational and highly entertaining show, which takes audiences on an exciting pre-historic adventure. With the help of TV film footage from BBC's 'Planet Dinosaur’ and photos of his…

Mercury Theatre Gala

Prepare for black tie glitz, as the last few tickets remain for an exclusive Mercury Theatre gala dinner, hosted by One Foot in the Grave star Richard Wilson OBE. On the evening of Friday 2nd March, the Mercury Theatre is taking over…

Gritty New Pay

The tough and emotional impact on young people who come into contact with the criminal justice system is explored in a gritty new play coming to Norwich. Members of the Theatre Royal’s Youth Company are set to present which aims to…

Mindgame

A mind-bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz, Mindgame comes to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds this March. When a writer of pulp crime novels gets an interview with a notorious serial killer he believes he has…

The Scary Bikers

A brand new comedy about love, life and staying on your bike, The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield present The Scary Bikers, starring the BAFTA Award-winning duo of John Godber and Jane Thornton. When retired miner Don and…

The Kite Runner

Heading for the Norwich Theatre Royal stage from March 5-10th is a compelling story of friendship which spans cultures, continents and three decades across modern history in a stunning adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s award-winning novel The…

Jamie Raven

Jamie Raven burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent. His magic amazed audiences and even made Simon Cowell exclaim “I now finally believe in magic!” en route to reaching the final and finishing, in…

Murder At…

Four nights of laughter, murder and intrigue are promised with the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ Youth Theatre 16-22 rural tour of Murder At… - which will be performed at four different village halls, each forming their own ending for the…

Great Expectations

The team who delighted Theatre Royal audiences with Travels with my Aunt in 2015 and Our Man in Havana in 2017, are back with Dickens’ timeless classic Great Expectations, in a powerful new stage adaptation. Following a terrifying…

Judy & Liza

Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli are still the most loved mother and daughter team in showbiz. And now the two iconic performers are back together again thanks to Judy and Liza, the new musical experience touring the UK. Set against a…

La Traviata

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra starring the International sopranos Maria Tonina* and Alyona Kistenyova* in the love story that…

Cinderella on Ice

GET YOUR SKATES ON TO SNAP UP TICKETS FOR CINDERELLA ON ICE AT RIVERSIDE ICE AND LEISURE CENTRE... This year's 'panto on ice', as performed by members of the Riverside Ice Skating Club, sees Cinderella trying to skate her way to the…

Once Upon A Festival

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to announce the return of popular Children’s Arts Festival, Once Upon A Festival, now in its fourth year. Accessible in Theatres, Schools and Communities, the festival aims to promote arts for…

Make It this Spring!

Applications are now open for the Mercury Theatre’s 2018’s Associate Artist Development Scheme, a bespoke programme of support for mid-career artists.  Alongside its on-going programme of main stage and studio productions, co-productions…

Laugh Lots at the Civic

February will have them rolling in the Civic Theatre's aisle...  This February the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, has two top comedians taking to the stage and will have the audience in tears of laughter. Shappi Khorsandi is a household…