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.



Tuesday 25th February

COMEDY / Avalon


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’

**** Fest

Performance time: 8pm

Ticket price: £12


Thurs 6 – Sat 15 March


DRAMA / Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton


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


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 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



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

Theatre Royal

Westgate Street

Bury St Edmunds

IP33 1QR

Tel: 01284 829947


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