Theatre Royal Serves Up Red-Hot Summer Season!...
The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds has chosen this year to keep their stage open throughout the summer, and have filled their season with fantastic dramas, fun-filled family shows, and some Edinburgh-esque variety!
The Theatre Royal has always placed Drama at the very heart of its programme and this season is no different, with a high quality, tempting trio of productions to tantalise every taste! Opening the season is the kitchen sink classic, A Taste of Honey from Hull Truck Theatre and Derby Theatre. Also on the menu is the provocative Entertaining Mr Sloane from London Classic Theatre. And in July, the Globe brings King Lear to Bury St Edmunds.
Meanwhile, to entertain the younger generation, the summer season is filled with all sorts of productions to inspire, entertain and raise a giggle! Amongst the delights in store are such classic tales as Pinocchio, which is re-imagined by acclaimed writer for children, Michael Rosen, and brought to life through puppetry, music and storytelling, and The Little Mermaid which comes in beautiful Ballet form! Meanwhile Emily Brown and the Thing, and Aliens Love Underpants provide more modern tales of unexpected encounters, wild imaginings and of course, fun!
And for those who can’t make it to Edinburgh? Well there’re a host of different productions to add a fringe-y feel to the summer! Including music from The Ultimate Louis Armstrong Show to a modern production of La Bohème! Meanwhile, there are some classic shenanigans as the Reduced Shakespeare Company condense the Bard’s complete works, and Austentatious:An Improvised Novel takes audience suggestions and turns them into a new, and rather novel, Austen-inspired play! Leaving us all Dumbstruck are Fine Chisel, who tell the tale of underwater communication with only a stage full of instruments and a box of chalk, to conjure the rush of waves, a 1960s pirate radio station, and the sounds of a rather lonely whale..! And for those who like a flutter, local lad Tim FitzHigham brings his hilarious new show The Gambler to town!
Rounding off the season will be the all new Backstage Past: Live Encounters. The promenade production, starring community actors that sees visitors travelling through time, and the theatre, with characters from the theatre’s past, as they discover fascinating facts about the Theatre’s history, is back, but with a difference! The Theatre Royal has uncovered some new exciting tales from its past which will feature in this year’s production. Want to find out more? You’ll have to take the tour!
Priority Booking for Friends, opens on 19 March at 10am
General Booking opens 25 March at 10am
For tickets and further details please call the Box Office on 01284 769505 or visit www.theatreroyal.org .