Come and see our next show - 'A Bunch of Amateurs' by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman. 24 to 28 May, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. Tickets on sale now!
Led by Tim Lodge
Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate St, Bury St Edmunds
Monday 25 April 2022
All welcome. Members and non-members alike. Come and introduce yourself!
Slaps, punches, kicks and stabbings... Just about all plays have one or other of these violent actions, even playful ones.
But they must be done safely and effectively, not least because, as actors, you'll need to do it night after night! Come to this workshop and learn how it's done.
Also, an introduction to sword fighting. Using our collection of rapiers, we'll show you how to fight safely and dramatically with these weapons, a regular occurrence in many Shakespeare and other productions.
I look forward to seeing you!
Download Shakespeare's own advice on acting here...
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A BUNCH OF AMATEURS
Tickets are now selling fast for our upcoming Theatre Royal production, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's funny and touching 'love letter to amateur drama' set in Suffolk.
Tickets from just £10.50. Shows start 7.30 pm evenings and 2.30 pm Saturday matinee.
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Enquiries 01284 769505
Check out this amusing, pre-rehearsal sketch...!
Shakespeare meets Hollywood, and let’s just say they don’t see eye to (Private) eye in this brilliant comedy by Nick Newman and Ian Hislop.
In the sleepy Suffolk village of Stratford St John, the local am-dram group is in a desperate situation. They need to raise funds to save their little theatre (actually a barn…) so they hit on the idea of asking a well-known actor to play King Lear. That’s bound to raise the money needed!
Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel agrees to take on the role as a way of reviving his flagging career, believing, of course, that he will be playing with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the other Stratford (on Avon!)
Enjoy the mayhem that ensues when Hollywood arrogance butts heads with the village’s own ‘star’ player and see how the women of the company react to having a real-life, womanising action hero in their midst. A love letter to amateur dramatics, as the authors describe it. PLus you get to see all the best bits of King Lear in just 10 minutes!
“And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.”
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