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Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Westgate Street, BURY ST EDMUNDS, Suffolk, IP33 1QR
01284 769505

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Carpenters Gold
From:20-01-2022
To:20-01-2022
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Immerse yourself in an enchanting evening featuring the musical brilliance of Richard and Karen Carpenter. From 'Close to You' to 'Top of the World', all their chart-topping hits feature including 'We’ve Only Just Begun', 'Goodbye to Love', 'Please Mr Postman', 'For All We Know' and 'Only Yesterday'. All superbly performed live in concert, just as they would have been by The Carpenters back in the day at the Talk of the Town, London Palladium, and their International tours including Japan.

West End star and director Vikki Holland-Bowyer not only perfectly emulates Karen’s legendary rich contralto, she even gets behind the drums! Also, The Carpenters’ on-stage light-hearted humour is captured perfectly as Greg Stevenson effortlessly recreates Richard’s sublime piano playing supported by a band oozing Seventies glitz.

Jenny Eclair: Sicty! (FFS!)
From:21-01-2022
To:21-01-2022
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Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?

PS, ‘I’m carrying quite a lot of excess lock down weight, which you can feel free to discuss behind my back during the interval’.
Love Jenny x

Age Guidance: 14+

Pop Princesses
From:23-01-2022
To:23-01-2022
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A magical show where beautiful princesses become pop stars!

This is the children’s pop concert with a big difference. A musical spectacular starring four fabulous fairy tale princesses who just love to sing! It’s the perfect mix.

Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor swift. Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus, plus all the best songs from all your favourite Films and Musicals.

Come and join the fun!

The Magic of the Beatles
From:26-01-2022
To:26-01-2022
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Come together right now and join us for a night like no other as we celebrate the music of one of the greatest bands of our lives! The “GET BACK!” UK tour for 2021/22 will transport you back to the golden era of pop with hit after hit! The Magic of the Beatles will show you Love is all you need.

ABBA Reunion
From:27-01-2022
To:27-01-2022
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The ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW is the creation of the Director, Producer and Choreographer of the Award Winning ABBAMANIA musical.

Starring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast! Superbly accurate harmony vocals, guitar and keyboards combined with stunning replica costumes and excellent authentic choreography produce one of the most requested tribute shows in the world today.

Theatre Royal Comedy Night
From:28-01-2022
To:28-01-2022
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Fancy a laugh? Theatre Royal’s very own comedy club features a great line-up of comedians from across the UK touring circuit alongside up-and-coming comics.

In partnership with Kirsty Hudson of Comedy Market.

Age Guidance: 18+

Frankenstein
From:01-02-2022
To:05-02-2022
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, adapted for the stage by John Ginman. Geneva. 1816. Victor Frankenstein obsesses in the pursuit of nature’s secret, the elixir of life itself. But nothing can prepare him for what he creates. So begins a gripping life or death adventure taking him to the ends of the earth and beyond.

Don't miss this thrilling adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror masterpiece, fusing ensemble storytelling, live music, puppetry and stunning theatricality. Frankenstein promises a fresh, exciting take on what is widely considered to be a landmark work of romantic, gothic and science fiction literature.

Age Guidance: 11+.
Warnings: Contains haze.

A Tale of Two Cities
From:08-02-2022
To:09-02-2022
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If you’ve never read Dickens’ 1859 novel of revolution and excessive gestures of love, then this is the show for you. If you have read it, this might also be the show for you, depending on how well you remember it. Dickens left a lot out of his novel, particularly when it comes to Lucie, the central female character. She was underwritten, all her psychological complexity left on the cutting room floor.

This show picks up those offcuts and sticks them together, possibly in the wrong order, to rediscover the real story of this complex, troubled, funny 21st-century woman.

From the creators of Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) and Juliet & Romeo, comes a re-staging of one of the bestselling novels of all time (allegedly). Part dance, part theatre, part fictionalised documentary, no-part costume drama, this is Lost Dog’s nearly unrecognisable re-imagining of a classic.

Age Guidance: 12+

Rock for Heroes
From:11-02-2022
To:11-02-2022
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Are you ready to ROCK!

Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artist across the eras, fundraising in support of Help for Heroes. We will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show.

Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, It’s the must-see show of the year. With music from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Adams, Elton John, AC/DC, Whitesnake & so many more.

You won’t see a bad wig here, this isn’t a tribute act this is simply paying tribute, the best way we can to the legends in music.

This is a night not to be missed, filled with laughter, great music and all for an incredible cause. Book your tickets today & be part of Rock For Heroes – Music, Laughter & A Rockin’ Night Out!

Same Time, Next Year
From:15-02-2022
To:19-02-2022
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By Bernard Slade. Directed by Michael Cabot.

Doris and George meet in 1951, a chance encounter in a Californian hotel that leads to a passionate one-night stand. Both are married to other people but, soon aware that this might be the start of something, they promise to meet 12 months later. So begins a romantic love affair that lasts 25 years.

The play charts their lives through the ups and downs of parenthood, career highs and lows as well as the shifting fashions and morals of the passing decades. Bernard Slade paints a bittersweet, nostalgic and very funny portrait of two likeable protagonists who find themselves in the most unusual of long-term relationships.

One of the world's most widely staged plays, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR was originally produced on Broadway in 1975. It ran for four years, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful film of the same title opposite Alan Alda.

Age Guidance: 14+

Jack and the Beanstalk
From:20-02-2022
To:22-02-2022
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Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch (from Cbeebies) tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds.

It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

Age Guidance: 3+

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
From:24-02-2022
To:24-02-2022
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30 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World!

This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.

It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, “The One and Only”, hosted by Graham Norton.

The show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more.

Come What May
From:03-03-2022
To:03-03-2022
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The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge. We present to you an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie musicals of all time.

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including 'Come What May', 'Your Song', 'Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend', 'Roxanne' and 'Lady Marmalade' plus hit songs from The Greatest Showman and other iconic movie musicals. Travel back in time as the children of the revolution take you on a thrilling non-stop journey into the sexy, disreputable and glamorous underworld of Paris.

It's a ‘Spectacular, Spectacular’ evening of unforgettable dancing, dreams, adventure and above all – love!

Bowjangles: Dracula in Space
From:04-03-2022
To:04-03-2022
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Bowjangles are musicians who can really play. They dance whilst they play. They sing whilst they play. They leap, tumble, juggle and joke whilst they play. Winners of the Spirit of the Fringe with their smash-hit sell out show ”Excalibow”, musical comedy superstars Bowjangles are back with their preposterous re-telling of Dracula ... but this time, she’s in space.

Re-mixing classical, pop, rock and original music with comedy, dance and theatre Bowjangles is a string quartet unlike anything you’ve seen before.

WARNING: Contains scenes of graphic violins.

Age Guidance: 8+
Warnings: Contains mild swearing.

Home, I'm Darling
From:18-03-2022
To:02-04-2022
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How happily married are the happily married? Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, things start to unravel, and being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it seems.

Theatre Royal presents this unsettling new comedy about one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife.

Laura Wade’s blistering comedy takes a timely scalpel to gender roles in modern Britain through the eyes of a 21st-century couple slowly discovering that nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

Age Guidance: 12+

Dylan Moran: We Got This
From:06-04-2022
To:06-04-2022
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How can it be you have spent a whole ten minutes staring at a banana?

Why do you always do stuff like that?

Why do you never do the other really great things where it’s much, much better - and afterwards you don’t want to saw off your own face and post it back to yourself with not quite enough stamps? Also, learn how to make breakfast not even knowing you are out of bed. Diagnose the mirror, reason with the mice and boil yoghurt blindfolded. Enjoy the fruits of hurtling cognitive decline and your neighbour’s sprawling ghastliness, absence of humanity and so, so much more.

These times have not been easy. We Got This is the brand new show from BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran. It promises to be a joyously furious romp through the frustration and folly of modern-day life.

Age Guidance: 15+

Reginald D Hunter: Bombe Shuffleur
From:07-04-2022
To:07-04-2022
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Climate change. Mass unemployment. Economic pandemics. The rise of global fascism. So what the f*** could this man POSSIBLY say to upset you? Welcome to the world of the Bombe Shuffleur.

Reginald D Hunter is back with a brand-new show, and there’s no time for niceties. Unafraid to tackle head-on the subjects the rest of us skirt around, Reginald is the voice of his generation – searingly honest, brutally funny and uniquely placed to commentate on the unfolding meltdown of life as we know it.

More than 20 years since moving to the UK from the US, three-time Perrier Award-nominated Reginald has forged a reputation for delivering unadulterated comedy of the highest order. His TV appearances include Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You And 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, whilst he drew widespread acclaim for his two series for the BBC, Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South and Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border.  

Age Guidance: 18+

Patrick Kielty: Borderline
From:15-05-2022
To:15-05-2022
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Bittersweet, poignant and laugh out loud funny, Borderline is a comedic love letter to the future of our islands from this award-winning comedian’s personal past. Borderline sees Patrick Kielty return to his satirical roots with a personal take on borders, national identity and the future of the Union in a post Brexit landscape. As a Northern Ireland native, who grew up close to the Irish border, this new one man stand up show delves into his homeland’s recent history to try to make sense of what Brexit’s new borders and political upheaval means for our shared identities.

Age Guidance: 16+

The George Michael Story
From:18-05-2022
To:18-05-2022
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The George Michael Story – with full live band with video screens supporting the show, including footage of George and interviews with the man himself. The only truly accurate tribute to George Michael as seen on BBC & ITV. This touring show performs George Michael’s hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story tells in detail, the career of George and his 100 million record selling history.

The show starts with George in the Wham! days and then into the Grammy Award winning ‘Faith’ album, through to George’s more mature hits, touching on some of his heartfelt songs. A fun and emotional night culminating in a finale that is guaranteed to surprise & have the audience singing along!

Expect to be taken on a musical journey of George’s biggest hits celebrating his life and generosity. Supporting Lovelies.Help – Charity In Memory of George Michael with a percentage of ticket sale & merchandise profits donated to George Michael’s Charities!

Forever in Blue Jeans
From:28-06-2022
To:28-06-2022
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Come and join the greatest party in town as Blue Jeans celebrates 25 successful and happy years on the road.

Starring Carole Gordon along with superb singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in Country Music and Rock ‘n’ Roll! This big-hearted show performs songs from Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Pardon, Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters & Carol King plus many more

Bring the whole family and enjoy one of the liveliest and happiest shows of them all FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS where THE STAR OF THE SHOW IS THE SHOW ITSELF.

Theatre Royal Comedy Night
From:29-06-2022
To:29-06-2022
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Fancy a laugh? Theatre Royal’s very own comedy club features a great line-up of comedians from across the UK touring circuit alongside up-and-coming comics.

In partnership with Kirsty Hudson of Comedy Market.

Age Guidance: 18+

The Hazelwood Dance Show
From:03-07-2022
To:03-07-2022
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Bringing their own special brand of magic to the stage of the Theatre Royal, students of Hazelwood Dance Studios guarantee to brighten your day with a show full of talent, colour and variety. In aid of the Hazelwood Scholarship Fund.

Transport

By Train

Bury St Edmunds Railway Station is on Station Hill and is twenty minutes walk from the Theatre, connecting to Cambridge, Ipswich and the London-Norwich line. Enquiries/Reservations: 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Bus

The Bus Station is on St Andrews Street North, 10 minutes walk from the Theatre. In addition to local services it is serviced by National Express coach connections from all over the country. Enquiries/Reservations: 01284 702020

Parking

Open 90mins before a performance Greene King’s staff Car Park is available for evening and weekend performances only. It is not available for weekday matinees. There are 125 space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost: £2

Payable at the barrier on entry (advance booking is not possible)

Post Code: IP33 3PB

Access to the Greene King Car Park is via Cullum Road and will be signed from there.

Access to the Theatre is via a well-lit path (c.200 metres) leading up to the back of the Greene Room foyer

There are 13 steps to ascend in order to get into the Greene Room foyer. We regret there is no access from the Car Park for customers in wheelchairs, we recommend dropping off at the front of the Theatre on Westgate Street.

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Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: www.theatreroyal.org/access/

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is one of Britain's most significant theatre buildings and the last surviving Regency playhouse in the country. Built in 1819 and restored to its Regency origins, this intimate Grade 1 listed building is the only theatre in the National Trust property portfolio. The Theatre presents a vibrant, year-round programme of drama, music, dance and comedy, featuring many of this country’s leading companies and performers. It has built a reputation of producing quality dramas and productions including the ever popular annual pantomime.

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