Come and see our next show! The delightful The Curious Savage by John Patrick. Performances 11 to 13 November in the Untiarian Meeting House, Churchgate Street. Tickets on sale now!
Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate St, Bury St Edmunds
7.30 pm til 9.30 pm
Monday 25 October 2021
Come and take part!
New and old members alike will be warmly welcomed at our autumn cast-finding workshop. If you have been thinking about taking up or resuming your theatre involvement during the tedious hours of lockdown, this is the place to start!
At the workshop we will introduce plays for the first half of 2022, including our show for the Theatre Royal in May which will be A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.
We'll also introduce other productions we have in mind. These are for performance at the UMH (A Doll's House) and the Abbey Gardens (The Tempest). See Future Productions for more information.
The normally twice yearly recruitment workshops provide an opportunity for new members to introduce themselves, and for us to introduce all of our members to the plays we have scheduled for the months ahead. Everyone is encouraged to attend so that we can keep you all in mind when it comes to getting you involved in plays. Workshops are fun and nobody is placed under any pressure but we'd love to get to know you and figure out how best we can give you some of the enjoyment of taking part either on or off stage, as you prefer.
No experience necessary, total beginners and Oscar winners - all welcome!
Download Shakespeare's own advice on acting here...
The Curious Savage
by John Patrick
Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 November
Ethel Savage is elderly woman whose husband recently died, leaving her millions of dollars. Her family put her into a nursing home, filled with people who have been affected by what life has thrown at them. Her relatives are hoping to get their hands on their stepmother’s wealth, but they greatly underestimate the strength of love and care she receives from the other residents.
The play calls into question conventional definitions of sanity, as the kindness and loyalty of the psychiatric patients is contrasted with the avarice and vanity of ‘respectable’ public figures.
The outcome provides a moving insight into the true nature of everyone involved, and an idea what their lives would have been had fate not intervened.
“People say I love you all the time - when they say ‘take an umbrella, it's raining’, or ‘hurry back’ or even ‘watch out, you'll break your neck’. There are hundreds of ways of wording it - you just have to listen for it, my dear.”
Tickets: £12.50 adults, £10 for under 21’s and Saturday matinee. Under 12's FREE
Shows start 7.30 pm evenings and 2.30 pm Saturday matinee.
Please note: We are informed by email when you buy tickets through PayPal. So you only have to tell us your name when you arrive. Or print off your PayPal receipt. Thank you!
Paintings by local artist Donna Wisdom will be available for sale at performances, with proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Membership of BTW is just £20 per year and you can now pay by PayPal just by clicking the button below. You'll receive regular updates on BTW plays and events and you'll be entitled to discounts on some tickets. Also, all actors and crew are required to be members. Welcome aboard and we look forward to working with you!
If we don't already know you, please download a Membership form (pdf) here, (Word) here, and forward to our Secretary. We look forward to welcoming you!
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We're delighted to have been awarded a grant of £4000 from the West Suffolk Council Community Chest fund. This is for the furtherance of our community ventures in theatre, making participation easier for all, in particular those on low incomes.
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