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You’re Never Too Old – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Steve Wood Director: Danusia Iwaszko Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Theatre is often obsessed with the new. The latest new writer held up as the shining voice of a new generation. Steve Wood’s You’re Never Too Old unashamedly plays to a much different demographic, an audience who have experienced life but still hope there is more to explore. It’s a ...

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NEWS; Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Loses NPO Funding

The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, theUK’s last surviving working Regency playhouse, has today announced that from April 2015 they will lose Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation funding. NPO funding currently represents 36% of the venues grant funding and provides 20% of their running costs. The venue will work with Arts Council England over the next few months to ...

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WHAT’S HOT – week beginning Monday 30th June 2014

It’s that time of year again when people and companies start to get their heads together around the 1000’s of shows heading to many of the festivals up and down the country and theatres start to take a little break to get everything up and running ready for the post summer season to begin. But don’t let that put you ...

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This May Hurt A Bit – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Stella Feehily Director: Max Stafford-Clark Reviewer: Glen Pearce Now 65 years old, the NHS should settling down and become a grand old lady of state, mature and an institution at the heart of society. Instead she’s constantly reinventing herself more times than Madonna. In Stella Feehily’s This May Hurt A Bit, the NHS is more than an institution, it’s ...

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Pygmalion – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Chris Line Reviewer: Glen Pearce   In a year when there are a number of theatrical production marking the centenary of the First World War, there’s another 100 year anniversary that has perhaps gone unnoticed. Though written two years previously, 1914 saw the first performance of Pygmalion and while it has gone through various incarnations ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part I

Over the next week we shall be looking at the shows that have got our regional editors excited in 2014. Today we shall be looking at Ireland, South East and North East &Yorkshire. Are you excited by any of these productions? Share what you think in the comments section below. IRELAND: Ciara Murphy Here at The Public Reviews in Ireland, ...

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Aladdin – Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds

Writer: Daniel O’Brien Director: Tim Welton Musical Director: Phil Gostelow Reviewer: Glen Pearce The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds pantomime is always a traditional affair, matching its historical splendour. There’s no C-list soap stars here and no gimmickry, just all the elements of a classic pantomime that have thrilled generations of theatre goers. All’s not well in Peking. The late ...

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