Top class drama set to hit Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre stage

PUBLISHED: 10:36 26 August 2011

A scene from Equus which is being staged at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre.

A scene from Equus which is being staged at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre.


THE Marina Theatre has announced that several top drama companies are set to return to Lowestoft this autumn – some for the first time in over a decade.

Theatre manager Martin Halliday said: “For some time there has been a real lack of quality, professional drama in the area, and we are delighted to announce four terrific productions coming to Lowestoft this autumn.”

Produced by Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Dick Turpin’s Last Ride on October 4 and 5 is a musical play by Daniel O’Brien, directed by Abigail Anderson with music by Pat Wymark.

The Glee Club on October 31 and November 1, is billed as a feel-good comedy with songs, and is brought to The Marina by the award winning Hull Truck Theatre Company, written by Richard Cameron and directed by Tessa Walker.

A glee club is a musical group or choir group, historically of male voices but also of female or mixed voices, which traditionally specialises in the singing of short songs – known as ‘glees’ – by trios or quartets.

The Marina Theatre continues its association with Bruce James Productions on November 11 and 12 with thriller An Unsettling Evening by Andrew Hawcroft. Four ghost stories based upon the originals by M R James provide for an evening of atmospheric chills, heart-stopping shocks and slow-burning dread!

November 26 and 27 sees the London Classic Theatre present Equus by Peter Shaffer. In a Hampshire stable, a youth blinds six horses with a metal spike. Convicted of this appalling crime, 17-year-old Alan Strang is sent to a secure psychiatric hospital. Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s unique psychological
thriller explores the complex relationships between worship, myth and sexuality.

Tickets for these forthcoming drama productions range from £8.50 to £19.50, with reductions for both concessions and students available.

l From today, the Big Screen at the Marina Theatre presents family afternoon matinees of Horrid Henry: The Movie and Mr Popper’s Penguins, with the adult comedy Horrible Bosses each evening until Thursday. Admission for films is £4 for adults and £3 for over-60s and children. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office on 01502 533200.

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