United by a love for literature

The cast of Quirkhouse Theatre's production, Talking in the Library, now touring the Bury St Edmunds area. Picture: Andy Abbott ANL-160604-153419001

The cast of Quirkhouse Theatre's production, Talking in the Library, now touring the Bury St Edmunds area. Picture: Andy Abbott ANL-160604-153419001

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Suffolk-based QuirkHouse Theatre Company are on the road in April for a tour around Suffolk, with eight performances at six different venues of Talking in the Library.

Talking In The Library was written by QuirkHouse co-founder and award-winning dramatist, Jackie Carreira.

It was first performed in a small room above the bar at Oakes Barn in Bury St Edmunds to just 100 people over three nights.

After three other successful productions, this is still the play that everybody wants to see again.

In 2015 Sussex-based Swallows Theatre Company took the show to the Brighton Fringe Festival where it was voted runner-up (from over 600 plays) in the Fringe Guru Audience Choice Award.

Four disparate characters inhabit their local library, all with a different story to tell but all bound by their sometimes secret love of books.

Their tales are those of small people, so often overlooked in our society, who nevertheless have important things to say about being human.

The tour has six performances left to go, the next of which is at the Tithe Barn in Bardwell at 7.30pm on Friday, April 22, followed by a 2.30pm matinee at Oakes Barn on April 24.

The other tour dates and venues are: Tuesday, April 26, 7.30pm; Oakes Barn, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH. Thursday 28th April, 7.30pm; St Mary’s Church, Westley, IP33 3TL. Friday, April 29, 7.30pm; Whepstead Community Centre, IP29 4TA. Saturday, April 30, 7.30pm; St Edmund’s Hall, Hoxne, IP21 5AN.

For information on ticket details please visit www.quirkhousetheatreco.com.