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Live theatre returns to the Sir John Mills Theatre with Sam Snape and the Curse of the Chillesford Chough!

We are thrilled to announce the return of live performance to the Sir John Mills Theatre this June with our unique ‘panto alternative’, an off the wall comedy, Sam Snape and the Curse of the ChillesfordChough, postponed from Christmas 2020.

Join Sam Snape, local vicar, private investigator and part time Wall of Death rider for an adventure that will take you across the wilds of Suffolk. Does our eponymous hero have enough time to solve the mystery of the exploding sheep, take down a posse of local hoodlums, break the dreaded curse and get back to the vicarage for tea and cake? Only time will tell.

Written by Julian Harries and directed by Ivan Cutting the show takes its cues from the world of film noir and local myths. This silly spoof features original live music, hilarious songs and it promises to leave you smiling from ear to ear.

We've carefully considered the live theatre experience. The raked seating is gone (for now) and in its place are cabaret style tables bookable in groups of 2, 3, 4 or 6. Drinks and ice-creams will be available to pre-order and delivered to your table, there’s extra ventilation, a reduced capacity and of course hand sanitiser aplenty. Plus, our brand-new Eastern Angles Centre provides a one-way-system and plenty of room to socially distance.

We are also very excited to be broadcasting a live theatre-at-home experience in real time for anyone who would prefer to watch the live show from the comfort of their home. With a 4-camera set up and all the cast wearing mics, you’re sure to never miss a beat. The broadcast promises to get you up close to the action and there’ll be access to exclusive behind the scenes content too.

Tickets go on general sale 17th May and Copperfield members can get priority booking from 10th May. Become a member and take advantage of priority booking, find out more by clicking the link below. 

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