The season runs from 7 July until 10 September, with the first three productions premiering at Southwold and the last two in Aldeburgh. C P Taylor’s And a Nightingale Sang is a family story contained by the Second World War. It opens the season with a run from 7 to 19 July in Southwold and from 25 to 30 July in Aldeburgh.
Fiddlers Three is by Rising Damp scriptwriter Eric Chappell and is a comedy of office politics. 21 to 30 July in Southwold and 2 to 6 August in Aldeburgh. There follows the classic Ray Cooney and John Chapman farce Move Over Mrs Markham, in which a smart pied-à-terre is the scene of many footfalls – not all of these belong to its owners. Southwold savours the fun from 1 to 13 August and Aldeburgh from 16 to 20 August.
A new adaptation by Mark Simpson of Hardy’s novel Far From the Madding Crowd has its première in Aldeburgh on 8 August; when this run ends on 13 August, the production transfers to Southwold from 15 to 27 August. A classic Agatha Christie mystery Love From a Stranger brings the season to its close from 22 to 27 August in Aldeburgh and 30 August to 10 September in Southwold.