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Theatre & Comedy

Sudbury actor urges people to join local dramatics scene following first film appearance

A Sudbury actor is urging people to get involved in local amateur dramatics, following his first feature film appearance just four years after his first performance at The Quay Theatre.

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Bures Primary School summer show 2017.

Bures school pupils take to Quay Theatre stage for summer show

Year 5 and 6 pupils at Bures Primary School took to the stage in Sudbury for a unique take on the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist.

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Peter Drew as Major Courtney, Darryl Crawley as Harry, Martin James as One Round & Neil Arbon as Professor Marcus in Sudbury Dramatic Society's 'The Ladykillers'

REVIEW: Band of brothers take on the tea queen in classic black comedy packed with laughs

Sudbury Dramatic Society’s The Ladykillers was the tightest showing I have seen from the society, the bond between the five male leads cemented by the central performance by Anthea Halstead as Mrs Wilberforce.

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Open auditions for comedy at the Quay

Sudbury Dramatic Society’s September production will be classic comedy The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

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The Bridge Project students Josiah Varcoe, Rosie Eagling, Claire Dovell rehearse for the DanceEast production of The Inkwell.

Sudbury and Cornard students light up group stage show

Budding thespians at The Bridge Project lit up the stage when they took part in a contemporary theatre production to a sold-out audience in Ipswich.

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Peter Drew as Major Courtney, Darryl Crawley as Harry, Martin James as One Round & Neil Arbon as Professor Marcus in Sudbury Dramatic Society's 'The Ladykillers'

Sudbury Dramatic Society’s Black comedy has a sinister plot

Sudbury Dramatic Society’s latest production The Ladykillers takes place at Sudbury’s Quay Theatre from Tuesday, May 9, to Saturday, May 13, each performance starting at 7.45pm.

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Stoke College's production of Olivia

College students give Oliver a twist

Stoke College’s pupils took to the stage for their production of Olivia at the Haverhill Arts Centre last Wednesday.

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Thomas Gainsborough School's production of Little Shop of Horrors

Stellar performances steal the show at Cornard school’s Little Shop of Horrors production

A dark comedy involving man-eating plants in a run-down florist ... add in a host of musical numbers and you get one of the stranger shows I’ve seen.

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Auditions for classic tale

The 2017 summer production from Sudbury Dramatic Society at The Quay Theatre will be The Railway Children, adapted by Mike Kenny from the story by Edith Nesbit.

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Aladdin dress rehearsal
Princess Jasmine Danie McIntyre Aladdin Harry Milson
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PICTURE SPECIAL: Sudbury Academy’s Aladdin - ‘a great big barrel full of fun’

Fun. A great big barrel full of fun!

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Hadleigh Amateur Dramatic Society members are ready for their panto

Pantomime the perfect January blues antidote

If you are looking for something to do during the bleak January days and nights then fortunately panto season is sill in full swing, at least in Hadleigh that is.

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Aladdin sure to be another sell out

Tickets are selling fast for Ormiston Sudbury Academy’s next major production, Aladdin Jnr.

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Dauntless attitude gets the cash to make sure the show goes on

In a few days time they will pack away the sparkly frocks, call time on corny jokes, and a year will go by before anyone yells “he’s behind you” at the actors on stage at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

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Tales of The Tempest’s Spanish adventure

In the summer of 2016 Sudbury Dramatic Society took their production of The Tempest from The Quay Theatre, as part of the anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, to perform in Spain to an outdoor theatre at Laroles in Las Alpujarras on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada.

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Auditions to be in ‘The Ladykillers’

Sudbury Dramatic Society (SDS) has announced auditions for its May 2017 production of The Ladykillers, based on the Ealing comedy as re-written by Graham Linehan, best known as the author of Father Ted.

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Christmas concert in Clare

Stour Valley Community School in Clare hosted its annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 14.

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Review: ‘Sudbury’s Treasure Island is a real winner for all’

Well, shiver me timbers. Pirates have taken over Sudbury’s Quay Theatre and there be rough seas ahead with a treacherous voyage to Treasure Island to search for buried booty.

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Lauren Chinery, left, in a scene from Gatsby, at the Leicester Square Theatre. Picture: Nobby Clark/ArenaPAL ; ANL-160912-114534001

West End breakthrough role for former Sudbury school pupil

An actress from Great Yeldham has landed her breakthrough role in a West End show.

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A Christmas Carol readings

Candlelight readings from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ are to be performed at St Peter’s in Sudbury next week. The readings will be given by Anthony Roberts, director of the Colchester Arts Centre, accompanied by pianist Jamie Cunliffe.

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Which joke gives you the biggest laugh?

Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke.

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