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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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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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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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