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Theatre in the Forest

The Red Rose Chain Theatre Company return to Theatre in the Forest at Jimmy’s Farm this summer, with Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” from 26th July to 27th August.  “As You Like It”  is one of Shakespeare’s most bewitching comedies, featuring some of his best-loved characters. Forget the rules of …

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Peter Pan Cast Announced

Cast announced for the Mercury’s magical, musical summer extravaganza Peter Pan! Family show favourites Pete Ashmore and Sam Pay return, joined by a band of brilliant actor-musicians.  The Mercury Theatre Colchester announce the casting line-up for their fantastic family treat for this summer, J.M. Barrie’s classic, Peter Pan. When Peter …

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Blood Brothers

It is three decades since the smash-hit international musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. And its popularity shows no signs of reducing as its latest tour is already proving to be one of this autumn’s hottest tickets at Norwich Theatre Royal. The epic tale of Liverpool life penned by …

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Our Man in Havana

“You should dream more, Mr. Wormold. Reality in our century is not something to be faced.”  Meet Jim Wormwold – a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman who gets sucked into a dirty world of espionage and double agents when the chance of helping out MI6 with a job or two proves …

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Having just won a Tony Award on Broadway only two days ago, for “best scenic design in a play” – it seemed the perfect time to venture over to Norwich’s Theatre Royal on a Monday evening to witness “The Play That Goes Wrong”.  Currently playing in four locations (London, on a …

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Shakespeare In The Park

Bury Theatre Workshop’s ‘Shakespeare In The Park 2017’ is “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare.  “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages”. This year’s ‘Shakespeare …

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‘Stand Up!’ at the Civic

‘Stand Up Stand Up’ is coming to Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre on Thursday 29 and Friday -30 June 2017 at 7.45pm. ‘Stand Up Stand Up’ is playwright’s Jim Cartwright’s, dark comedy that is equally hilarious and heartbreaking. A down on his luck comedian meets a bailiff who has secret show business …

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Farm Boy

Artistic Director’s own adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy tours to schools around East Anglia, supported by funding from The Royal British Legion.  The touching sequel to War Horse visits the Mercury later this month, following a tour of 32 schools – it will be seen by over 3000 children …

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Mercury Autumn/Winter Season

The Mercury’s Autumn / Winter season is filled to the brim with innovative, exciting and challenging work. Our first Made in Colchester of the season is our co-production of Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir (winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play) prior to a UK …

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Rock Up On Your Scooter!

On Saturday 10 June King’s Lynn Corn Exchange are calling all Mods to come along on their scooters for a photo shoot outside the building with some of the cast from the Mod Musical, All Or Nothing. If you are in a scooter club we are also offering an amazing …

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Between the Two

SADIE NEWMAN presents Between the Two by Rochi Rampal and Daniel Tyler.  Where is home? Where do we belong when the maps are redrawn? What happens when we have to leave our homeland for a better future? On board a ship, we meet a young woman on her voyage between homes. …

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HighTide Festival

Steven Atkinson, Artistic Director of HighTide Theatre has announced the company’s plans for 2017. The Suffolk festival, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016, is set to continue its winning formula of finding, nurturing and showcasing the country’s best new playwrights at its home in Aldeburgh this September. This year …

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Britannia is worried…

Britannia is worried.  Things are changing and she wants to know what her people are thinking.  So she calls a meeting.  Caledonia, Cymru, the North East, the East Midlands and the South West dutifully turn up and voice their opinion.  But it’s not polite, in fact it’s quite heated; insults …

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A Murder Is Announced

A host of popular names from the TV and stage world are set to star in a murder-mystery penned by the queen of suspense. Louise Jameson and Janet Dibley head the cast of the Agatha Christie classic A Murder Is Announced, which comes to Norwich Theatre Royal on July 3-8. …

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Dementia-Friendly Events

Extra support, advice and entertainment for those with dementia and their families is coming to Norwich. As Dementia Awareness Week continues, Norwich Theatre Royal and Norwich Playhouse are aiming to build and support the work being done across the county with a wide range of initiatives including performances, workshops and …

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Our Man In Havana

On a sunny Tuesday evening in Ipswich, after a sad news day, a trip to the theatre for Our Man In Havana at the New Wolsey seemed the perfect way to escape the outside world for two and a half hours. The show is based on the Graham Greene novel …

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Our Day Out: Deadline Extended

DEADLINE EXTENDED for ‘Our Day Out’ this August at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. Following on from the success of the Summer School performance of Kes last year Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds are launching an exciting month long opportunity to realise your dreams, be ambitious.  Young people aged 12-19 will …

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Holt Festival Line-up

The full programme for Holt Festival 2017, North Norfolk’s award winning, multi-arts, international festival has been announced. Now in its ninth year, the Festival brings outstanding theatre, music, comedy, literature, children’s and visual art events to the picturesque Georgian town for eight days, from 22 to 30 July. This year’s …

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Our Day Out

The Autumn Season opens at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds with Our Day Out – the Musical, the iconic Willy Russell play. This is a very special production. The week long run will be a culmination of the Summer School at Theatre Royal, allowing a young cast of 12 – …

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New Season at Bury Theatre Royal

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 …

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