Tag: drama

Daniel Defoe – The Lockdown Diaries

Daniel Defoe – The Lockdown Diaries

Sat 25th June 2022 7:30pm

Its 1664 and the world is on the cusp of a sweeping pandemic which will devastate the population and change lives for everyone.
Would be writer Daniel Defoe, living in London and struggling to make ends meet, is caught up in these traumatic events and decides to document his experiences and those of the people he meets. A poignant and humorous look at life during lockdown in 17th Century England.

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Daniel Defoe – The Lockdown Diaries & Deep Mysteries – Stories of the Sea

Daniel Defoe – The Lockdown Diaries & Deep Mysteries – Stories of the Sea

Sat 16 Jul 2022, 7:00PM

A MARITIME FESTIVAL DOUBLE BILL
Each performance last around an hour

Daniel Defoe – The Lockdown Diaries
Its 1664 Would be writer Daniel Defoe, living in London and struggling to make ends meet, is caught up in these traumatic events.
A poignant and humorous look at life during lockdown in 17th Century England.

Deepest Mysteries – Stories of The Sea.
A collection of mysterious tales exploring the power and magic of the sea and the beings whose lives are intertwined with it. Thought-provoking and entertaining storytelling.

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The Bear (and other comedies)

The Bear (and other comedies)

Wed 9th March 2022 7:30PM

Open Space Theatre Company bring three of Anton Chekhov’s one-act farces – The Bear, The Proposal and The Evils of Tobacco – in a night of comedy from this classic Russian playwright (Three Sisters, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya).
The highly talented cast comprises Emma Martin, Ben Willmott, Bob Good and John Levantis, all very experienced actors who have appeared in a variety of previous Open Space productions.

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Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat

Thu 7th April 2022 7:30PM

GSP productions present the Jerome K Jerome classic  Three Men in a Boat,  a rip-roaring barrel of fun with Giles Shenton’s one-man show 
Join Jerome as he recounts the hilarious story of his boating holiday along the magnificent River Thames with his two companions and Montmorency the dog.  Giles Shenton expertly takes the helm and pilots you through the ridiculous tale of men behaving badly while messing about in boats!
“There are a few seriously funny books that remain great for all time. Three Men in a Boat is one of these” The Guardian

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James Hyland – A Lesson From Auschwitz

James Hyland – A Lesson From Auschwitz

Thursday 28 April 2022, 7:30pm

Award winning actor James Hyland commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) with a powerful drama performed with Michael Shon

Based upon real events, ‘A Lesson from Auschwitz’ explores how and why the Nazis did what they did, shedding light on the mentality of the perpetrators and the disturbing reality of life in a death camp.

Recommended for: Ages 14+

This is an immersive theatre play which involves direct audience address as well as scenes of violence which some audience members may find disturbing. The age recommendation is therefore classified as 14+

Proceeds will be donated to charity

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The Muse of Newmarket

The Muse of Newmarket

Thu 12th May 2022 – Sun 22nd May 2022

(performance times & locations vary)

England has been under severe restrictions for 16 years – with entertainment banned by Cromwell’s Puritans and the theatre driven underground. Now with the monarchy restored King Charles II revives leisure pursuits – and where better to start than the home of the sport of kings. Charles demands entertainment – but can The Players step up to the mark? Where will they find the right play? And a famous actor to star in the show? In Four Weeks!
Telling the story of Aphra Behn, the first female playwright and Robert Palmer’s Newmarket Players in song and humour

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Choice Grenfell

Choice Grenfell

Friday 20th May 2022 7:30pm

To mark 40 years since her loss – celebrate the incomparable humour of comedienne Joyce Grenfell
Choice Grenfell features some of the best of Joyce’s delightful songs and monologues from ‘Stately as a Galleon’ and ‘School Nativity Play’ to “A Terrible Worrier” and “First Flight”. Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most delightful characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist.

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Gainsborough And The Modern Woman

Gainsborough And The Modern Woman

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 7:30PM

A New Play by Peppy Barlow & Sally Wilden – presented by Woven Theatre

In 1760, Gainsborough painted a portrait of Ann Ford, which took his world by storm. Prepared to break the rules about how a woman should be portrayed, this painting was a cause of outrage but put a seal on Gainsborough’s growing reputation. Come to the play and enter the world of Gainsborough and this extraordinary young woman.

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Mrs Simpson In Felixstowe

Mrs Simpson In Felixstowe

at 18th June 2022 7:30pm

An American divorcee, a besotted Prince and a constitutional crisis – sound familiar? But this was 1936.
Focusing on her six weeks in Felixstowe as she waited for her divorce – this play looks at Wallis Simpson’s relationship with Edward, her husband Ernest and the explosive circumstances that rocked the monarchy and ultimately led to the King’s abdication and Princess Elizabeth eventually becoming Queen.

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