Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Participates in National Lottery & UK Theatre 2-4-1 Theatre Ticket Offer...
Thanks to support from The National Lottery Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds are proud to be participating in their Love Your Local Theatre campaign with UK Theatre.
When a customer buys a ticket for performances in March of Home I’m Darling, The Bone Sparrow or When the Long Trick’s Over they get another ticket free, courtesy of the National Lottery.
Theatre Royal Artistic Director, Owen Calvert-Lyons, feels that this generous will give theatres a much-needed boost, “Here at Theatre Royal we have been open to the public again since May 2021 and have been delighted to welcome so many audiences back to the theatre following the pandemic. We know however that, for some, the habit of planning and booking theatre trips has not yet returned so we are hope that this great offer from The National Lottery will give them the nudge they need to remind themselves of the joys of live theatre.”
The National Lottery is subsidising over 180,000 tickets at theatres across the UK as a thank you to National Lottery players for the £30m they raise each week for good causes - including the arts and theatre. The initiative also hopes to encourage people to support their local theatre as venues across the UK look to recover from the impact of Covid-19.
For Owen the timing is perfect “We have some great dramas on our stage in March including our own production of Laura Wade’s Home, I’m Darling. This is only the third professional production of this play in the country so to be able to include this in the 2-4-1 ticket offer will mean even more people in Bury St Edmunds and beyond will be able to enjoy this clever comedy.”
Also included in the offer are When the Long Trick’s Over and Bone Sparrow.
When the Long Trick’s Over by the Olivier-Award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. This emotional, yet witty, story beautifully wraps up the physical challenge of open-water swimming with family complexities, grief and female pain into one woman’s journey to finding peace.
Bone Sparrow written published in 2016, by novelist Zana Fraillon tells the story of Subhi, a young Rohingya boy who has spent his entire life inside an Australian detention camp. His world has been shaped by fences, but in his imagination, he is free. The book was shortlisted for both the Carnegie Award and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Now the book has been adapted for the stage by Australian playwright S. Shakthidharan and directed by Esther Richardson for Pilot Theatre, a UK company which specialises in making “grown up work for young audiences”. Fraillon was inspired to write it after researching the plight of child refugees in Australia’s dehumanizing immigration system.
This promotion is available to anyone who is a National Lottery player and possesses a ticket or other proof of purchase for a National Lottery game. This campaign and promotion is run by UK Theatre.
This is a limited offer and will be available while offer tickets are available.
The money for this initiative is coming from a National Lottery promotional fund. It is not being funded by money allocated for National Lottery Good Causes or by Camelot. Terms and conditions apply – www.theatreroyal.org/love241/