Ryan Holt programming and marketing launches his first season at towns theatre. Photo Credit: Matt Day

New season launched at towns theatre

A local theatre producer has joined the team at a Beccles entertainment venue as he launches their brand new Autumn season.

Ryan Holt, known for producing the towns annual pantomime has joined Beccles Public Hall & Theatre as their Programming & Marketing Manager which will involve overseeing the creative direction of the venue and what it offers for audiences.

The 27-year old joined the theatre in July and has now launched his first full season of entertainment since coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.

He said “It’s an exciting time to have joined the venue and being able to build on the success that the venue has already achieved”.

He added “I am excited to have launched my first season and have so much more in the pipeline for next year, including some big house-hold names that are coming to the town. Audiences have missed live entertainment over the last 18 months, but now our stage is set and ready to welcome everyone back”.

Shaun Crowley, Chief Executive of BLL who owns the venue said “We’re really pleased to have Ryan join the team and bring his wealth of experience to the venue”.

The season kicks off with Drama with Mustard Theatre Company’s production of ‘Wait Until Dark’ on October 1st & 2nd. fEAST Theatre bring their tour of ‘Rosa Mendoza’ to the hall on October 19th and Open Space Theatre Company will grace the stage with ‘A View From The Bridge’ on Sunday November 6th.

Film at the Hall returns too this Autumn, with kicking off with locally filmed ‘The Ghost of Winifred Meeks’ on Sunday October 10th, audiences will have a chance to speak to film director too after the screening. Sunday November 7th see’s film ‘On Chesil Beach’ beamed onto the big screen and the critically acclaimed ‘The Last Bus’ staring Timothy Spall on Sunday December 5th.

In the mood for some music this Autumn? Ian Sainsbury is back with his Pop-Up Piano Bar on Friday October 8th. Get into the groove as Tasha Leaper brings her UK Tribute Tour of Madonna to Beccles on Saturday October 9th. Tenor Jack Ollett returns after a sell-out show in 2019 on Friday October 15th. Mark Anthony & Isaac will be entertaining audiences with an evening of Soul and Motown, the duo from ITVs The Voice will be on stage on Friday November 19th.

Musical Theatre Fan? Then join local group WLOG for their production of ‘Curtain Up’ featuring an variety of show-stopping tunes from 20th – 23rd October. The theatres own youth theatre group debut their first show ‘Matilda the Musical Jr’ from October 29th – 31st and Spotlight Musical Theatre Group celebrates the magic of musical theatre and film from November 30th – December 4th.

The hugely popular Beccles Beer Festival returns to the hall from November 12th – 14th along with Jongelurs Comedy Club, ready to make audiences laugh sideways on Saturday November 20th.

Paul Allen returns with his 70s & 80s Disco on Friday November 26th and Garry Emms brings Soul Galore to the hall on Saturday December 11th.

The Autumn season finishes with some festive delight as Great Yarmouth Brass Band return with their Christmas Concert on Friday December 10th before the annual towns pantomime returns with Snow White from December 18th – January 3rd.

For the full season of entertainment and whats on, visit www.becclespublichall.co.uk

Photo Caption: Ryan Holt programming and marketing launches his first season at towns theatre. Photo Credit: Matt Day


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