Busy season ahead at Quay

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THE Quay Theatre in Sudbury has a busy new season of shows and performances lined up, including the already sold-out Dr Feelgood concert on June 3.

John Hegley, a performance poet and stand up comedian, appears on Saturday, March 19. He is followed on Thursday, March 24, by comedian Jeremy Hardy, best known for his Radio 4 appearances on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and The News Quiz.

Image Musical Theatre presents the children’s drama Stig of The Dump on Saturday, April 30. Billed as a participation musical for everyone over five years old, there are two performances, at 2pm and 4.30pm.

Jazz singer and songwriter Jacqui Dankworth appears tomorrow, with Taiwanese pianist Chen Chiu-Yu appearing on Saturday.

Coming up in June are performances by the Sudbury Musicals Society with Westerners – a 70s rock ‘n’ roll evening – as well as headline folk group Brass Monkey and singer-songwriter Andy Irvine.

Bryn Hurren, chairman of the board of directors, said: “We will continue to nurture young talent with our drama and dance programme.

“We are positive the Quay can turn the corner, and we will keep fighting to get out of debt and pay our own way.”

He said the theatre had plans to build a two-storey dance and drama studio as part of the general development of the site in the future.