Make A Date For Last Tango in Whitby

Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society are bringing a little slice of Mike Harding to town with the hilarious comedy Last Tango in Whitby in May 2019. The play tells the story of an unexpected spark of mutual attraction between Pat and Phil while Pat enjoys a charabanc trip to Whitby. Director Tory Bolger likes that the play mixes comedy with one of her great passions, dancing. “It’s a play about a group of people going on holiday together. I liked the idea of a group of more mature people, getting…

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“The Grit” Shortlisted for National Creative Learning Awards

Poetry People has been shortlisted in the new National Creative Learning Awards for The Grit, its community-driven project celebrating Lowestoft’s almost forgotten fishing village. The Grit project – which involved schools’ workshops, GritFest celebration day and the touring theatre show ‘Pearls from The Grit’ – is one of three national projects on the shortlist for the Literature and Creative Writing Award. Lowestoft-born poet and writer Dean Parkin is the co-founder/director of Poetry People. He said: “I’m thrilled that The Grit has been shortlisted for this prestigious award from the many…

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Surge

Horizon Theatre presents an evening of local entertainment with welcome drinks, acoustic music and original drama Surge, a play written to mark the 65th anniversary of the East Coast Floods. East Coast, January 31, 2018. A huge storm is brewing. Forecasters are predicting conditions not seen since the catastrophic night of January 31, 1953, when a storm surge and floods killed more than 300 people and made thousands homeless. Steve Drury, born in the middle of that tempestuous night 65 years ago, is facing his own crisis. As his wife,…

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Dame Nanny Fanny Gives Blood!

Actor Chris Clarkson (Nanny Fanny) visited the Athenaeum in Bury St Edmunds in the run up to Christmas in order to do something amazing – give blood. Not only that, but in a bid to further promote the importance of giving blood, he went in his full costume to give the team running the donations a boost. This was Chris’ second year running that he has donated blood in his Theatre Royal pantomime costume, and it was also his 78th donation in total! His blood type is A+ which roughly…

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