ANNOUNCING New dates in April 2021 have been announced for the tour of The Bear by Anton Chekhov, following cancellation of the November 2020 tour due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
In Checkhov's comic masterpiece a landlower calls on a young window to request payment for a dept incurred by her husband. When the money is not handed over, tempers fray with hilarious consequences.
There willbe eight performances in 2021 featuring Darren France, Laila Choat, Peter Sowerbutts and Leon Bedwell
Friday April 9 - Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft
Sat April 10 - Beccles Public Hall
Thur April 15 - Diss Corn Hall
Sat April 17 - The Cut Arts Centre Halesworth
Thur April 22 - Wingfield Barns
Friday April 23 - Fisher Theatre, Bungay
Sat April 24 - Fisher Theatre, Bungay
We are keen to demonstrate that live theatre is poosible, and can be acceptably safe, in this otherwise bleak new era. A night of comedy may be more needed not than it has been!
by Anton Chekhov
The Evils of Tobacco
Social distancing guidance affecting audiences will be observed at all venues and there will be no interval.
Tickets £12 and £9.50 (concessions – over 65, under 18)
Full details here
(2021) After Miss Julie, by Patrick Marber
The lady of the house descends to the servant quarters and sparks desire, jealousy and ambition. Marber's snappy adaptation of August Strindberg's classic, Miss Julie, moves the action from a midsummer's eve party in late 19th century Sweden to July 1945 in Britain as celebrations for the Labour Party election victory are in full swing.
November 5 - 20 (2021) A View From the Bridge, by Arthur Miller.
Eddie Carbone struggles to allow Catherine, the orphaned niece he has nurtured, to go out into the wider world. His inner turmoil increases as she falls in love with one of the two illegal immigrants he and his wife are sheltering. Can Eddie accept the inevitable or will his stubborn obsession turn to tragedy? Set in the 1950s in the shadow of one of New York's landmark buildings, the Brooklyn Bridge, this is one of Miller's greatest plays.
& Afterplay by Brian Friel
Set in a hotel on the south coast of England in the mid 1920’s. Cast includes Open Space and RoughCast favourites
We had an excellent 10 day tour of Harold Pinter's play Betrayal, playing in full to capacity theatres. The popularity of Pinter surprised us, and the appreciation of the audiences, especially at The PumpHouse (Aldeburgh), a new venue for us, was heartening.