What’s On in Feb/March 2014
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Please see below a brief digest of upcoming events for February and March. For detailed press information please contact Anna, Press and Communications Officer on [email protected] or 01284 829947. Thank you.
IMPORTANT CHANGE OF DATE:
Tuesday 25th February
COMEDY / Avalon
ALEX HORNE: LIES
On the back of yet another sell-out stadium tour, the triple Perrier-winning comedian, original host of Blockbusters and former Mr Universe, Alex Horne presents a show packed full of jokes, impressions and lies.
‘Horne is a gifted raconteur… unrelenting
and enviably quick-witted’
Performance time: 8pm
Ticket price: £12
Thurs 6 – Sat 15 March
DRAMA / Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton
THIS MAY HURT A BIT
by Stella Feehily
directed by Max Stafford-Clark
With characteristic wit, tenderness, and dives into surrealism, Stella Feehily’s new play explores one family’s journey through the digestive system of the NHS, and asks: what is the prognosis for this much-loved, and fiercely debated, institution?
This production is supported by Frank and Elizabeth Brenan
Performance times: Thurs 6 –Sat 8 & Tues 11 – Sat 15 at 7.30pm
Sat 8 & Sat 15 at 2.30pm
Wed 12 at 2pm
Ticket prices: £20 £16 £12 £10 £8.50
Tues 18 – Sat 22 March
DRAMA / Filter in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company
by William Shakespeare
directed by Sean Holmes
Two worlds collide in Filter’s explosive new take on Shakespeare’s lyrical Twelfth Night.
This story of romance, satire and mistaken identity is crafted into one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years. Experience the madness of love in this heady world where riotous gig meets Shakespeare.
Tues 18 at 7.30pm & Sat 22 at 2.30pm £16 £12 £10 £8.50
Wed 19 – Sat 22 at 7.30pm £20 £16 £12 £8.50
Wed 19 & Thurs 20 at 2pm £10 £10 £10 £8.50
Tues 25 – Sat 29 March
Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano, produced for the Broadway stage by Fryer, Carr and Harris, conceived, staged and choreographed by Bob Fosse, by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York
A classic and ever-popular musical! Shed a tear as the lonely dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine looks for love. Laugh at the dilemmas in which she finds herself, and tap
your feet and rejoice in one of the best musical scores ever. With familiar songs Hey, Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, I’m a Brass Band, I Love to Cry at Weddings, The Rhythm of Life and many more!
Tues 25 – Sat 29 at 7.30pm £20 £16 £12 £8.50
Sat 29 at 2.30pm £20 £16 £12 £8.50
Discounts available for Senior Citizens and groups.
Fri 28- Sun 30th March
STAGE TO STAGE SPONSORED WALK
Starting at London’s Globe Theatre on Saturday 29th March, a group of 5 walkers will undertake a 78 miles sponsored walk to raise funds for the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
They will walk for 36 hours aiming to arrive back at the Theatre Royal at 6pm on Sunday 30th where the theatre will host a party with drinks and a buffet. The walk is divided into 6 sections. The last 2 sections are from Clare to Whepstead (7 miles), and Whepstead to the Theatre Royal (10 miles). The theatre is aiming for its walkers to be joined by as many Theatre Royal audience members, supporters, individuals and families as possible who commit to raising at least £50 each, and join at either of the last two sections. Or if you want to support from the ‘comfort of your armchair’ then please do sponsor one of the main walkers, staff member Polly Turner. You can do it via a sponsorship form, ringing the Box Office on 01284 769505, online at www.justgiving.com/stage-to-stage or mobile text to: WALK39£ to 70070. There will also be a party to welcome all the walkers back to the Theatre Royal on their return with drinks and a buffet.
For more information get in touch with Julia Read, on 01284 829942 or email [email protected] who will give you further details.
Stage to Stage is kindly sponsored by BuryPysio
Mon 31 March
UP IN ARMS
by Barney Norris
directed by Alice Hamilton
In a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain, a family is falling apart. Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into care; Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife…
When a young stranger with blue hair moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family are forced to ask: are we living the way we wanted? Visitors takes a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us.
‘To write like this, while making the audience ache
with recognition, is a wonderful thing’
Exeunt Magazine on Fear Of Music
Performance time: 7.30pm
Ticket prices: £16 £12 £10 £8.50
Bury St Edmunds
Tel: 01284 829947
Office hours: 9am – 5.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.