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PUBLISHED: 17:28 01 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:16 06 July 2010

AN AMATEUR drama group is all set to hit the stage at its new home.

After performing across north Suffolk and Great Yarmouth for the past 35 years, The Quaysiders Dramatic Society have teamed up with the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield to unveil their new rehearsal facilities - as well as announcing their next performance.

AN AMATEUR drama group is all set to hit the stage at its new home.

After performing across north Suffolk and Great Yarmouth for the past 35 years, The Quaysiders Dramatic Society have teamed up with the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield to unveil their new rehearsal facilities - as well as announcing their next performance.

Having performed two plays a year in the local area since 1975, usually in April and November, The Quaysiders run of performances ended in Christmas 2008 when their former rehearsal rooms at The Links on Corton Road were forced to close.

“The Quaysiders have been looking for new rehearsal space since that time and are pleased to announce that the Seagull Theatre is now the home of the group,” a spokesman said.

And now members are working frantically as they prepare for their first play at the new rehearsal venue - their first performance for 18 months - and the society are “very excited.”

Entitled "The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle" it is one of the 10 "Farndale" comedies written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin

The play, within a play, has all the elements of a traditional farce including falling scenery, troublesome sound effects and a poetry competition in the middle.

It will be performed at the Seagull Theatre on Thursday, May 13, Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 at 7.30pm with tickets priced at £8 and £7 concessions. Bookings can be made by ringing the Seagull box office on 01502 589726 or visit www.theseagull.co.uk

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