Real Variety in Theatre’s Festival Selection Box...
The ever-popular Bury Festival is back this year with an extended schedule that runs over ten days - offering lots of room for a real variety of events! The Theatre Royal will be playing host to a fantastic selection, including Fringe favourite, Bitch Boxer, heel stamping Jaleo Flamenco, and riotous cabaret comedy – Varietyville.
The Theatre Royal’s festival selection is a varied and exciting one, encompassing everything from dance to variety, from drama to one-man-shows. Three of the theatre’s shows offer the broadest possible sweep, starting with Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Bitch Boxer, on Wed 21 May. Set in Leytonstone, in 2012, Chloe is a normal girl with normal interests. She’s also a boxer... With the London 2012 Olympics just down the road, and women taking to the Olympic boxing ring for the first time, can Chloe fight her way to the top? Performed by just one woman, this show is a touching, breath-taking and thoroughly engaging piece that draws you into the action and doesn’t let you go, until the very last punch.
Meanwhile, bringing a different type of passion to the stage is Jaleo Flamenco as heart wrenching vocals, explosive footwork, and virtuoso guitar playing combine in an evening of Spanish spectacle that must be seen to be believed! Taking a musical trip through the diverse flamenco regions of Andalusia, some of Spain’s finest award-winning artists combine their talents into a skirt-swirling, heel-stomping, castanet-clacking evening of discovery.
And for those who prefer a good laugh? Well, look no further than Slightly Fat Features in Varietyville! A riotous comedy cabaret, filled to the brim with orchestrated mayhem, physical feats and great dollops of hilarity, this variety show is bursting its seams with silliness and overflowing with merriment and fun. And to add even more fun to the show, Slightly Fat Features will be joined onstage by Bury St Edmunds’ very own Hazelwood Dance Studio dancers.
So for a variety of acts, each uniquely entertaining and yet uniformly fantastic, it’s definitely worth diving into the Theatre Royal’s selection-box.
For tickets and further details please call the Box Office on 01284 769505 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.