We're back! and kicking off with our outdoor Shakespeare Picnic in the Park production of Twelfth Night. Fingers crossed, this will take place as usual in the beautiful, and extremely well ventilated, Abbey Gardens running from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 July 2021. Tickets on sale now!
Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate St, Bury St Edmunds
7.30 pm til 9.30 pm
Monday 17 May 2021
Come and take part!
According to the Covid recovery timetable and all being well, 17 May is the first day indoor sports are to be permitted. We figure this means indoor theatre participation also. So, after such a long and painful a silence, we intend to restart our theatre group on that day with a general workshop open to everyone with an interest in theatre.
Appropriate Covid precautions will be put in place but we hope these won't interfere with the fun we're sure you will have. Better than baking soda bread and a lot more sociable...
New and old members alike will be warmly welcomed. 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 our first post-Covid production, Twelfth Night, rehearsals for which will start on 23 May. (Schedule may be downloaded here) So, there will be no time to lose in casting the production immediately after the workshop and getting it into rehearsal.
We'll also introduce other productions we have in mind for the year ahead. These are for performance at the Theatre Royal, the UMH and the Guildhall.
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. 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...
Shakespeare in the Park 2021
Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 July
Shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria twins Viola and Sebastian have been separated and believe each other dead. Disguises, intrigue, and romantic entanglements ensue as Viola, disguised as a boy falls for her new master, Orsino, whilst his love Olivia falls for Cesario (aka. Viola) and servant Malvolio also hankers after his mistress Olivia. Enter Sebastian who also falls for Olivia who returns his love believing Cesario and Sebastian to be one and the same. Confusing? Well...it'll all turn out okay in the end we hope! And what is Malvolio WEARING???
Tuesday evening only - £5 adults discount and under 12’s FREE
Otherwise: £10 adults, £5 for under 21’s and under 12's FREE
Shows start 2 pm matinee and 7 pm evenings. Entry from 1 hour before for picnics.
Group discounts available by arrangement. Call 01359 259361
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!
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.
props and costume
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