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Quay Theatre’s summer season full of big name stars

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Sudbury’s Quay Theatre will see some big names from the world of comedy, sport and history during its summer season, mixed-in with top local acts.

Starting with a bang with Dr Feelgood on May 1, and finishing on a high with Vikki Vee’s production of Mamma Mia on August 8, the theatre has a packed season ahead.

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Big names taking to the Quay Theatre stage include theorist and academic Germaine Greer, comedian Robin Ince, former England cricketer Matthew Hoggard and historians Dan Cruickshank and David Starkey.

Local performers will continue to be given a chance to shine with open music nights and the LA Showcase events, along with hometown gigs for Alan Bonner and reformed heavy rock group Trespass.

Tribute acts for the The Bee Gees, The Blues Brothers and Elvis will also feature.

The theatre’s film club will continue throughout the summer, including showings of award winners Birdman and The Theory of Everything.

Children are well catered for with family shows including Merlin: The Sword in the Stone, Dan Friedman’s Smelly Feet and a themed showing of Disney’s The Jungle Book.

The annual youth drama summer school runs from July 27 to August 31, and is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

To mark the end of summer, Quay Lane will hold a grand open day on August 31, with many clubs and societies opening their doors to the public, with demonstrations, fun activities for families, a craft fair in The Jetty and live music at the theatre.

Programmes are available from the Quay box office.

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