Beckett play takes to the Seagull stage

PUBLISHED: 10:17 26 November 2010 | UPDATED: 10:20 26 November 2010

A scene from

A scene from "Endgame".


TONIGHT SM Productions bring an exciting new performance of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame to the Seagull Theatre Lowestoft.

The show’s director, Richard Melchior, said: “Endgame is arguably the greatest play by the greatest modern playwright. It is exceptional yet rarely performed.

“Few people have even heard of it but it is a play everyone should see. It’s funny, moving and strangely beautiful.”

The recent success of Waiting For Godot starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart showed that Beckett’s plays are both accessible and very funny.

This production features radio’s Greg Powles and is helping to support the local charity Soren Stedman Safespace Appeal for a Lowestoft boy who has additional needs. It is raising money for a special bed. Tickets for the 7.30pm performance are £8/£6.50.

On Sunday, at 7.30pm, the Seagull hosts an evening of acoustic music from some of the finest musicians around, with guests including Jeff Lake, Will Baker and Carpe Diem, plus other folk, in the relaxed informal setting of the theatre bar. Admission is free.

For its final production of 2010, the Seagull Theatre Club has a new adaption of the classic fairytale, The Nutcracker of Nuremburg.

When young Marie is given a wooden nutcracker doll by her mysterious Godfather Drosselmayer, it begins an exciting adventure where she meets talking mice, does battle with the evil mouse king, and journeys into a land of sweets! Based on the little-known original tales, and retaining some of their darkness, this show promises to be a delightful Christmas treat for all the family. Performances are on from Thursday, December 2 to Saturday, December 4 at 7.30pm, matinee Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets £8/£6.

For more details contact the theatre box office on 01502 589726 or visit the website;

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