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The Taming Of The Shrew – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   This week the grubby red and white circus tent is pitched on the stage of the wonderfully restored Regency playhouse opposite the brewery. This touring The Taming of the Shrew opened in Portsmouth back in June, and has played "wet and windy Cambridge" and "boiling Malta" among many other ...

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NEWS: Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Announces New Director

The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds has today announced Karen Simpson as their new Director, taking over from outgoing Executive Director Simon Daykin. Simpson has held previous rôles as a Creative Director with Sheffield Theatres, Artistic and Executive Director with the Oxfordshire Theatre Company and most recently working as the producer and director of her own successful production company. She’s ...

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Dirty Great Love Story – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writers: Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna Director: Pia Furtado Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4.5] From the minute Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna walk on stage you were immediately pulled into their lives and their on / off relationship. This one act play is the poetry equivalent of a Marian Keyes novel. You, the audience are outsiders looking in at the players. ...

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Romeo & Juliet – Bury St Edmunds, Theatre Royal

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Lynn Whitehead Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3] Romeo &Juliet must hold the record for the most performed of all Shakespeare’s plays. This tragic love story has seen countless interpretations, adaptations and treatments over the years. The tale of two warring families and two conflicting generations has wide appeal and it’s the family that the Theatre Royal focuses ...

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Rapunzel And The Rascal Prince – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Daniel O’Brien Music and Lyrics: Rebbeca Applin Director: Abigail Anderson Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating: 2.5] In the country’s only surviving working Georgian playhouse, panto is always something of traditional affair. No reality TV stars here, instead a good ‘old-fashioned’ family outing. This year, though, the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds seems to rattle that traditional tag slightly. First the ...

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Inspector Norse – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writers and performers: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4]   Everybody has a one or two friends who are ever so slightly bonkers. They love to spend time with them but after a couple of hours you are ready to go home. Tonight Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding were those friends. Inspector Norse is described as “a ...

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Gormenghast – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Mervyn Peake Adaptor: John Constable Director: Amy Wyllie Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4] Rehearsed in just two weeks you would expect some rough around the edges performances and dubious stage direction. However the cast, under the direction of Amy Wyllie, bring this rather surreal second book in Mervyn Peake’s trilogy to life. The story is set in the realm of ...

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The Full Monty – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director: Nigel Turner Musical Director: Mark Jefferson Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4.5]   It would appear that the gyms around Bury St Edmunds have been very busy this year getting a certain six gentlemen into shape for this show. The hard work, and money have paid off. Most of us are aware of the blockbuster film ...

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