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Beauty & The Beast – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Chris Hannon Musical Director: Ward Baker Director: Karen Simpson Reviewer: Flip Miller Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual visit to a traditional family pantomime and, this year, it’s the turn of Beauty &The Beast at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. The story has the classic threads that we all know and love.  The mysterious Beast, the shy ...

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Land Of Our Fathers – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

The cast of Land Of Our Fathers

Writer: Chris Urch Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Glen Pearce   In May 1979, on the eve of her election to power, South Wales miners could be unaware of the impact Margaret Thatcher would have on their industry. At the time, though, while there is some macho concern over the potential for a female Prime Minister, the biggest danger facing six ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Chris Hannon Director: Karen Simpson Musical Director: Victoria Calver Reviewer: Flip Miller   It’s the beginning of the December so 'technically' that must mean it is nearly Christmas and there can be only one antidote to the miserable weather outside and that is a visit to The Theatre Royal and this year’s pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk. The ...

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NEWS: Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds unveils Spring season

The cast of Land of Our Fathers

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 ...

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Sign Of The Times – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Karen Simpson Reviewer: Glen Pearce   In an age where there’s much talk about cross-generational unemployment, Tim Firth’s black comedy Sign of The Times, seems a timely revival to kick off the 50th anniversary year of the reopening of the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. On a rooftop ledge on the edge of an industrial estate, ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 26th January 2015

A new play and revival by one of our most eminent playwrights, the circus comes to Wolverhampton and revivals and new productions galore ensure a busy theatrical week across the UK. Kris Hallett shares with us his picks of the week. Canoeing for Beginners- Royal Court Liverpool A modern comedy about debt, insurance scams and life and death directed by ...

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Cinderella – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Peter Duncan Director: Karen Simpson Musical Director: Phil Gostelow Reviewer: Glen Pearce When you run the country’s only working Georgian playhouse there’s a temptation to go with a historical pantomime. The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds annual festive treat may forego the soapstar casting but its traditional panto is no museum piece. So it proves with Cinderella, a show ...

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NEWS: London Classic Theatre 15th Anniversary Tour Announced

2015 will see London Classic Theatre celebrate its 15th Anniversary and today Michael Cabot, Artistic Director, has announced details of their plans for the year. The anniversary year will include tours of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends from April and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot in the Autumn. Cabot said today, “I am thrilled announce our 15th Anniversary Season - Alan ...

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