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250 Years of Circus in 60 Minutes

Kicking off Circus 250 celebrations in Norwich (jointly a Circus City with Great Yarmouth), Gossamer Thread Circus premiere a brand new circus show ‘250 Years of Circus in 60 Minutes’ at Norwich Arts Centre on 4th July, featuring an…

Evacuee Stories Wanted

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is seeking stories of evacuees to celebrate and share as part of an installation project to coincide with the new production of Goodnight Mister Tom this summer. The installation project, which will run…

Goodnight Mister Tom Cast Announced

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is thrilled to now announce some more of the professional cast who will be joining Roy Hudd for our summer production of Goodnight Mister Tom. We are also still seeking boys aged 10-13 to play some of the…

The Hollow

Bury Theatre Workshop return to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds with their new production of The Hollow by Agatha Christie. A jolly gathering explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Dr Cristow is…

The Ballads of Child Migration

In November 2018, a collective of brilliant and respected musicians and singers are taking to the road to tell the moving story of Britain’s forced child migrants, with The Ballads of Child Migration. Narrated by Barbara Dickson, and…

Matt Terry in Madagascar The Musical

Go wild as Matt Terry – Winner of 2016’s X-Factor is announced to play Alex The Lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar – The Musical opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on 16 July prior to a UK Tour. Since winning X-Factor,…

One Man, Two Guvnors 

One Man, Two Guvnors is based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, in this English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean, with a song and music by Grant Olding, sex, food and money are high on…

Human Cargo

Acclaimed storyteller Matthew Crampton (Five Stars, Guardian) unites with American folk music legend Jeff Warner in a new show based on Crampton’s book Human Cargo: Songs & Stories of Emigration, Slavery & Transportation. Human…

Whisky Galore

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is pleased to welcome Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Hull Truck Theatre and New Vic Theatre, as they present a brand new fearless all-female adaptation of Whisky Galore. Witness the Pallas Players as they play all…

The Owl and the Pussycat

Full House Theatre return to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds this June with The Owl and the Pussycat, a fizzgiggious show all about where, what and who our family really are. Join Owly-cat and fellow family members, Jumblie and Quangle Wangle…

Goodnight Mister Tom

Following the success of Our Day Out: The Musical in 2017, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to be running the Summer School project again in 2018 with a brand new professional production of Michelle Magorian’s Goodnight Mister…

Zulu Tradition

Zulu Tradition are a vibrant group of young Zulus, who come from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and specialise in traditional song and dance. Imagine a young mixed-gender Ladysmith Black Mambazo, with the raw power of a cappella…

The Owl and The Pussycat

Once Upon A Festival returns in 2018, aiming to bring high quality children’s theatre into schools, libraries and other arts venues in order to reach and expose as many children to the arts as possible. This year one of our main house shows…

The Importance of Being Earnest

As a rare treat to the locals of Chelmsford and surrounding areas, Hylands Estate is set to open its beautiful doors on the 30th May for a theatrical treat that is taking the UK by storm. Split Second Productions, alongside Hylands…

Austen’s Women

Dyad Productions in association with Theatre Tours International presents ‘Austen's Women' at the Cramphorn Studio, Chelmsford, on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May.  From the creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, The Time Machine,…

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…