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My Mother Said I Never Should

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds welcomes the return of London Classic Theatre with their new touring production of My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley, a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom…

Singin’ in the Rain

This August, Norwich Playhouse once again plays host to the Norwich-based, multi-award winning theatre company Sound Ideas with their production of Singin’ in the Rain. The greatest of the Hollywood golden-age musicals explodes on to…

ONCE Cast Announced

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich has today announced the cast for their brand new actor-musician co-production of Tony Award-Winning show, ONCE, which will make its regional premiere at the Ipswich based theatre from Thursday 6 to Saturday…

Carmen – The Gypsy

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to be welcoming The Romany Theatre Company to the stage for the first time, with their new production of Carmen – The Gypsy, a brave new musical retelling of the classic (Thu 13 – Sat 15 Sep).…

The Garage Autumn Season

The Garage has launched its new season of events for Autumn 2018. Kicking off the season is great local theatre; When We Were Reliant on the State (5 Sept) from young emerging theatre company Six Toes Theatre, a gritty play about the…

Norwich Theatre Royal Open Day

Norwich Theatre Royal’s annual Open Day is back by popular demand on Saturday August 11 when the theatre will fling open its doors for the public to have a look behind the scenes to see just what goes into bringing the magic of the shows to…

Peppa Pig’s Adventure!

Peppa Pig has delighted Norwich Theatre Royal audiences of all ages on previous visits to the city and the plucky little porcine will be returning again in September with Peppa Pig’s Adventure!   Peppa’s new live stage show has a brand…

SPILL Festival

SPILL Festival of Performance is marking its 9th edition with the theme On Time. Over 11 days the work of exceptional artists from around the globe, featuring live performance, sound, music, film and video, plus projects exploring…

Creative Pride

The creative team behind a new play that will premiere as part of the 10th Norwich Pride celebrations are looking for people’s coming out stories. OUT140 is a micro-storytelling experience which will feature 140 stories from members of…

The Case of the Frightened Lady

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is excited to be welcoming back Bill Kenwright’s Classic Thriller Theatre Company with their new production of The Case of the Frightened Lady by Edgar Wallace. An all-star cast unite to bring this new…

Sleeping Beauty Kings Lynn Cast

There’ll be no snoozing at this year’s King’s Lynn pantomime – Sleeping Beauty – check out the amazing cast line-up we have in store, including Victoria Bush, Ian Marr, Scott Cripps, Charles Dennett and Olivia Arnold. Victoria Bush, born…

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…