THEATRE ROYAL, BURY ST EDMUNDS, NOVEMBER LISTINGS 2013
The Elves and The Shoemaker
Friday 1 November, 2pm & 4.30pm
Saturday 2 November, 11am & 2pm
Sat in his kitchen workshop, Sam Lacey makes terrible shoes and tries to sell them online. They are so bad that no-one really wants them, not even his neighbour (who thinks he should give up and get a real job!). Then one night, two tiny visitors climb in through the window and start cutting and stitching and gluing… and Sam’s life is never quite the same again!
An up-to-date, size 13½ retelling of everyone’s favourite story featuring stunning puppets, music and surprises aplenty. For everyone aged 3+
The Elves and The Shoemaker is part of the Family Arts Festival www.westsuffolkarts4families.co.uk
The Prisoner of Zenda
Thursday 31 October – Saturday 2 November, 7.30pm
Saturday 2 November, 2pm & 7.30pm
The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds
Adapted from the classic adventure novel by Antony Hope, and staged with the Common ground trademarks of theatrical inventiveness and original live music.
Rudolph Rassendyll is 29, and he’s done very little with his life. His fascination with the Ruritanian royal family (to which he is dubiously related after a scandalous affair involving his grandmother) impels him to visit Ruritania on the eve of the new king’s coronation. While walking in the forests around Zenda, he meets the king and his entourage. The king and he are physically identical and what follows as a result of this accident of birth will change Rudolph’s life forever, forcing him to choose between his moral duty and his heart…
Sex and The Village
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 November, 7.30pm
Saturday 9 November, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society present a new musical by susannah Pearse and rebecca Applin.
Sex and The Village is a classic mix of hilarity and poignancy – the Vicar of Dibley meets Jam and Jerusalem! The story is a hugely topical one – a village fighting in its own inimitable way to kill a supermarket giant’s plan to invade its peaceful space.
Chefs on Stage
Monday 11 November, 7.30pm
An unmissable event for any budding chef or food lover, join Régis Crépy (award winning suffolk based restaurateur) and his fabulous team of master chefs from Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds, The Great House in Lavenham and Mariners in Ipswich, for a live gourmet cookery demonstration with a difference.
This promises to be a lively evening and one which will inspire you in the build up to the festive and celebration season!
Tuesday 12 November, 7.30pm
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to enjoy Benjamin Britten’s classic comic depiction of village life in the year celebrating the centenary of his birth. One of the composer’s most perfect gems – witty and irreverent – this comedy opera is bound to bring a smile to your face.
Extra Event: Join us for a pre-show talk at 6.30pm (free, spaces strictly limited, please book in advance).
Pride and Prejudice
Wednesday 13 – Saturday 16 November, 7.30pm
Saturday 16 November 2pm & 7.30pm
Two actors, 21 characters, lots of laughs and one of the most romantic stories of all time. This production marks a return visit to the Theatre Royal of director Abigail Anderson, who brought you the acclaimed adaptation of Cider with Rosie, in addition to much-loved Shakespeare productions including Much Ado About nothing. You’ll also recognise the onstage talent of Joannah tincey and Nick Underwood. Re-united with designer Dora schweitzer (Cider With Rosie and Dick Turpin’s Last Ride) this familiar Theatre Royal team promises an inventive production sparkling with Austen’s wit and style.
Monday18 – Wednesday 20 November, 6.45pm
Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20, 2pm & 6.45pm
Ballet Theatre UK are proud to present their critically acclaimed festive classic, The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s much loved and unforgettable musical score combines with magical choreography, exquisite costumes and breathtaking scenery to create an atmosphere of fantasy and illusion.
This new production of an enchanting adventure beautifully told through the magic of dance will delight audiences young and old.
Friday 29 November, 6.45pm (to January 2014)
Holed away in widow Twankey’s laundry shop in Old Peking, young Aladdin spends his days up to his elbows in pants and petticoats, getting into scrapes and dreaming of the beautiful Princess Jasmine. But his luck might be about to change, when he meets the mysterious Abanazar and learns of a lamp that grants three magical wishes…We are very excited to welcome the return of James Nickerson as Widow Twankey.
BSL interpreted performance: Tues 10 December at 2pm
Early Bird Discount: available until Monday 12 August
Royal Saver: £10 per ticket for Children, Senior Citizens, Registered Disabled and those in receipt of State Benefits (proof of status may be required) for the following performances: Saturday 7 December at 6.45pm and Sunday 8 December at 4pm.
Gala performance: Sunday 15th December A gala ticket includes your pantomime ticket, live music before the show, ice-cream, programmes, goody bags for the children, drinks, sweets, snacks (snacks not suitable to replace lunch) and fancy dress. Special Ticket Prices apply.
Christmas Cracker: All tickets for performances on Tuesday 3 December at 5.30pm, Thursday 12 December at 5.30pm, Tuesday 7 January at 5.30pm and Wednesday 8 January at 5.30pm are a credit crunch busting £12.50.
***Saver prices are not available to purchase online, please contact Box office to purchase your Royal Saver tickets, 01284 769505.