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Jill Freud on Running a Summer Theatre in Suffolk
What motivated you to start a summer theatre in Southwold 26 years ago? There was already a repertory theatre in Southwold. It was weekly rep, which was usual then, and – to be frank – fai
Comedy, Tragedy, History...and more in Ipswich
The stage at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich is far from empty during the first two weeks of September, but you have to wait until 17 September for the first of the autumn season’s home-grown
42nd Street (Chichester)
By Editorial Staff
“Musical comedy - two of the most glorious words in the English language”, says harassed Broadway show director Julian Marsh. And 42nd Street is certainly a fine example of the genr
Bentwater Roads (Eastern Angles)
I’ve been to theatre performances in some strange places in the course of my critical career, but Eastern Angles’ choice of venue for Bentwater Roads has to be a strong contender fo
Key Openings in the South-East this Fortnight
Interesting plays in interesting places seems to be the keynote for much of the first part of July. OPENING 1 July. Bentwater Roads by Tony Ramsay is the latest commission by Eastern Angle
The Poor Soldier (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds)
Authenticity is an awkward sort of beast to bridle. Period costumes? Period styles of playing? Period instruments? It’s a tricky theatrical problem for which the Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal ha
Tony Ramsay on Writing for Eastern Angles
You're East Anglian. Is the area fruitful one as far as writing plays is concerned? Strictly speaking I’m a Geordie. But I’ve been here a while so no one holds it against me. A fruitfu
Costume Sale and a Summer School in Norwich
It caused a flurry for frocks and a queue for costumes last winter – and now there is a second chance to own a piece of Norwich’s Theatre Royal history. The venue is selling off more of it
Quartet (tour – Cambridge)
You don’t have to be an opera buff to savour Quartet by Ronald Harwood but I think you’ll appreciate some of the references more if you are. We meet four retired opera singers in a
Southwold's Summer Theatre Season
The date 1984 has certain resonances, especially in Suffolk from whose River Orwell one Eric Blair took his penname; he spent teenage school holidays in Southwold. 1984 also is the year in which the ...