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Theatre & Comedy

Magic of the east

The magic of the East is on its way to Hadleigh.

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Review: ‘Gaslight allows actors to shine as individuals’

Sudbury Dramatic Society’s production of Gaslight allowed for its small cast to excel individually and grow in their roles.

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Gaslight is society’s next production

It is all change for the November production from Sudbury Dramatic Society, based at Sudbury’s Quay Theatre, with the society’s next production to be Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton.

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FEATURE: From school plays to rock bands to opera – Mark knows the score

Music lovers passing a village church this week might have heard an entrancing sound echoing across the fields.

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Enter Sudbury’s annual arts festival

Preparations are underway for the 2017 Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts and the syllabus is now available for the 95th edition of the event.

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Director staging a comeback at historic ‘gem’ close to his heart

When Colin Blumenau walks on stage at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds next week it will feel like coming home.

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Sudbury Dramatic Society's latest production at The Quay Theatre is Bazaar & Rummage

REVIEW: SDS’s take on ‘Bazaar and Rummage’

Bazaar and Rummage stands with a posture typical of Sue Townsend’s other works. A play that had yet to achieve my recognition, I was eager to watch Sudbury Dramatics Society’s (SDS) realisation of the text.

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Sudbury Dramatic Society's next production at The Quay Theatre is Bazaar & Rummage by Adrian Mole. ANL-160826-121809001

Comedy play up next For Sudbury players

Comedy and pathos go hand in hand in the next production from Quay Theatre-based Sudbury Dramatic Society, as they take on Sue Townsend’s Bazaar and Rummage.

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Tempest takes on the Spanish stage

Sudbury Dramatic Society recently returned from a trip to Spain where it performed its latest production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest to mark 400 years since his death.

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West End star visits Bildeston arts school

Actor, singer and dancer, Layton Williams, known for roles including the stage adaptation of Billy Elliot visited Bildeston on July 23.

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Review: Youthful cast’s take on The Tempest

Sudbury Dramatic Society members have big ambitions, not only do they intend to take Sudbury by storm this week, but they are then travelling to take their production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest to Spain.

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Sudbury pupils bound for Shakespeare show

Sudbury pupils are set to take to the stage in the hometown of William Shakespeare today.

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Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Sudbury Dramatic Society

To celebrate the 400 years since the birth of William Shakespeare, Sudbury Dramatic Society, based at The Quay Theatre, is putting on a production of The Tempest, at The Quay from Tuesday, July 5, to Saturday, July 9, at 7.45pm.

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Departed: England manager Roy Hodgson

Let’s all laugh at England! Best internet funnies after dismal Euro 2016 exit

Wash away the England blues with our compilation of the best internet funnies in the wake of another disastrous night for English football.

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Talented Year 13 drama students from Ormiston Sudbury Academy won the overall winners trophy at the second Woodbridge Drama Festival, ANL-160615-125438001

Refugee crisis key to drama pupils’ award winning work

Talented Year 13 drama students from Ormiston Sudbury Academy were crowned overall winners at the second Woodbridge Drama Festival.

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REVIEW: Flanders and Swann ‘hilarious’ as Bury Festival kicks off

Bury St Edmunds Festival began last night with a number of performances taking place across the town.

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Charlie Sheen reveals all about that meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Charlie Sheen reveals all about that meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

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REVIEW: Bowled over by Outside Edge at the Quay

Outside Edge, Quay

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Stanley Hall’s Much Ado About Nothing

For the past decade The Lord Chamberlain’s Men have brought their annual nationwide tour to Stanley Hall, the moated Elizabethan Manor House in Halstead.

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Back-biting and chaos ... just another cricket match

A genteel summer afternoon’s cricket is about to go very wrong indeed ... in Outside Edge, by Richard Harris, the next production from Sudbury Dramatic Society at the Quay Theatre.

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