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PUBLISHED: 16:09 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:09 19 April 2017

Upcoming production from Quaysiders Dramatic Society of Shakespeare's Tempest, which will be performed at the Seagull Theatre, Pakefield. Pictures: The Quaysiders Dramatic Society

Upcoming production from Quaysiders Dramatic Society of Shakespeare's Tempest, which will be performed at the Seagull Theatre, Pakefield. Pictures: The Quaysiders Dramatic Society

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A popular dramatic society will be returning to the stage next month.

Upcoming production from Quaysiders Dramatic Society of Shakespeare's Tempest, which will be performed at the Seagull Theatre, Pakefield. Pictures: The Quaysiders Dramatic Society
Upcoming production from Quaysiders Dramatic Society of Shakespeare's Tempest, which will be performed at the Seagull Theatre, Pakefield. Pictures: The Quaysiders Dramatic Society

The Quaysiders Dramatic Society, which has been putting on plays in Lowestoft for 40 years, will present a production of William Shakespeare’s Tempest at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield next month.

This production, which will be performed three times between May 4 and May 6, brings all the drama of a well plotted television drama to the stage.

The Quaysiders amateur dramatic society, which was formed in 1974 by a group of friends who enjoyed performing plays, has gone from strength to strength in recent years with productions of classics such as The Ghost Train and Pride and Prejudice.

However after last year’s smash hit production of Twelfth Night, the group were keen to revisit the work of the Bard. Twelfth Night was the societies most successful production in over five years with some of the biggest audiences and the group is hoping to repeat their success.

The Tempest is a mysterious play, combining themes of magic, revenge, betrayal, love and redemption into a performance, which is in turn, dramatic and hilarious.

Cast, directed, and produced entirely by local volunteers, this Lowestoft production will be the perfect opportunity for people to encounter the work of Shakespeare.

So if you have never seen Shakespeare before, or can quote the lines back at the group, the Quaysiders production of The Tempest will have something for everyone.

Director Des Reynolds said: “We are really keen to encourage a new audience for Shakespeare and have deliberately chosen a play which is both tightly plotted but also easy to understand and enjoy.

“We think this play is like a modern box set drama our ancestors might have binge watched on Elizabethan Netflix. If you’ve been put off by your experience of Shakespeare at school, or think you won’t understand the language – give us a chance to prove you wrong!”

Further details are available via www.theseagull.co.uk or by phoning the society secretary Des Reynolds on 07545314715. Tickets for performances on May 4, May 5 or May 6 can be booked online or via 01502 589726.

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