It may have celebrated its 50th anniversary since re-opening, but the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, the country’s only surviving working Regency playhouse, shows no sign of slowing down as is launches its Spring 2016 season.
Drama features heavily in the programme, with Michael Morpurgo’s An Elephant In The Garden, Rattigan’s Flare Path and Torben Bett’s Invincible among the visiting productions.
Local resident Roy Hudd will also be taking to the stage with his affectionate look at the age of Music Hallwhile TV stars Jodie Prenger and Lisa Maxwell appearing respectively in Tell Me On A Sunday and End Of The Rainbow.
There’s also visits from Theatre 503’s critically acclaimed Land Of Our Fathers (read our 5-star review here), Middle Ground Theatre’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced and Mari Jones Award Winning Stones In His Pockets.
The venue has also announced a full season of music, comedy and drama one-nighters and short runs.
For the venue’s Director, Karen Simpson, there is something for all tastes in the season. “I hope everyone will find the 2016 spring season an exciting and entertaining range of work to choose from.”
She continued, “We had an incredibly successful anniversary year during 2015 and, as director of the Theatre Royal, I want to continue to build on this success and ensure we continue to reach more audiences of all ages and tastes.”
For more information visit www.theatreroyal.org
Image: Jane Hobson