The first production is of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls, the first professional presentation of this classic since the 1992 National Theatre production and its ensuing tours. It runs in Southwold from 10 to 20 July and transfers to the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh for the week 25 July to 3 August. It's followed by a different sort of thriller – Dead Reckoning by Eric Chappell – between 22 July and 3 August in Southwold and 6 to 10 August in Aldeburgh.
A change of mood breezes in with the farce Not Now Darling by Ray Cooney and John Chapman. This new production also begins in Southwold from 5 to 17 August before moving down the coast to Aldeburgh for the week of 20 to 24 August. The final two productions of the 2013 season both begin their runs in Aldeburgh before transferring to Southwold.
The first of these is
Dick Barton: Special Agent. Episode Two: The Secret of the
Pharaoh's Tomb. It's by Phil Willmott – and may not
quite be what anyone who remembers the 1940s and 50s radio serials is
expecting. 12 to 17 August are the Aldeburgh dates, followed by 19
to 31 August in Southwold. Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth
is the suspense-filled concluding production at Aldeburgh between 26
and 31 August and then home to Southwold from 2 to 14 September.
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