Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Teddy

Teddy Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds Tristan Bernays’ script and lyrics combine with Dougal Irvine’s original music to produce “Teddy”, which opened at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds last night for its six night run before moving on to Southampton. You would be forgiven for assuming that this was another jukebox musical.  But …

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Our Day Out

Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds Originally created as a television play in 1977, Willie Russell’s story of a school day out almost instantly became a stage play and later a musical.  Karen Simpson and her team at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, chose this musical to kick start their autumn season for one very …

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Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds Irving Stage Company Tuesday 21st March 2017 Since first being staged in 1943, Oklahoma! has become a favourite with musical theatre goers across the world. Back then the show did something that was new; it blended song, character, plot and dance, something that today we take for granted, if …

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The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds 14 Mar 2017 It is incredible to think that, when the original EM Forster short story on which this play is based was published in 1909, we didn’t have any of the methods of mass communication that today, we carry in our pockets. We all know the …

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Be My Baby

Sex – that most natural of acts between consenting adults has been surrounded since time immemorial by shame, guilt and ignorance. Not the act itself perhaps, but it’s consequences. In the aftermath of two world wars and the looming threats embedded in the Cold War, teenagers in the 1960s had a different outlook on life. …

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When We Were Married

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds Tue 4th October to Sat 8th Oct The scene is set the minute you walk into the auditorium, the damask wallpaper and potted aspidistras placing the scene firmly in Victorian England and once the lights go down the maid’s accent let you know that you must be ‘up north’ – …

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Grease is The Word

Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (BSEAODS) is ready to take the Theatre Royal stage by storm from the 11th – 15th October with its latest production, Grease. Still a timeless classic after over 35 years, Grease first exploded onto the screens in 1978, launching the careers of Olivia Newton John and John …

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Carmen

Carmen Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds If, like me, you are not a regular opera goer you must doubtless know the music of Bizet’s Carmen.  Indeed, I was surprised that I knew most of the score – although perhaps I have never before heard it in its correct sequence! This production by OperaUpClose is a …

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Land of our Fathers

A play of friendships, fears and frailties with a liberal sprinkling of f-words.  Land of our Fathers at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds grips you by the throat and makes you listen.  It immerses you in what, to the outside world might seem like a minor drama – no pun intended.  To the protagonists …

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Bohemian Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds until 10th January 2016 With a wonderful mix of fairy tales, a retro 60s/ 70s feel, show tunes, tap dancing and slapstick. Jack and The Beanstalk left the rehearsal studio in the shopping centre and came to life on the stage of The Theatre Royal in …

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