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The Famous Four & A Half Go Wild in Thetford Forest

Wed 4 Dec 2019 - Sat 4 Jan 2020
  • Age Guidance:9+
  • Duration:2hrs 30mins including an interval

Eastern Angles bring a new musical comedy spoof to you this festive season…

On their hols, Rupert, Nick, Fran, Alex and Dimmy the dog, do battle with a shady figure who has stolen their Aunt’s time machine.

A crazy chase visits a future Thetford by the Sea, some hipster Neolithics at their local derby, and a certain Home Guard rehearsal.

Once again our annual “alternative to panto” hits the wacky heights and spoofs the kids whose adventures we all learnt to read by.

The Famous Four & A Half Go Wild in Thetford Forest tours to Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich, Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge & Key Theatre in Peterborough from 4th December 2019 – 25th January 2020.

Press & Audience Reaction

'This cast of 5 actors showed the meaning of team-work, displaying a talent for acting; singing(some superb harmonies); dancing and musicianship. There was even a mix of panto silliness with the audience thrown in. The energy displayed by all makes me wonder how they'll survive a month long run, but grab a ticket for a night of fun. You won't regret it!'

Facebook Comment 2019

"Merry mayhem, hysterical history and exhilarating adventures in the East Anglian Breckland"

Reviews Hub

East Anglian Daily Times "Fabulous frenetic two hours of mayhem... a fun alternative to panto, which is something to be treasured"

Ipswich24 "A jolly jape... thoroughly recommend"

Grapevine Live "Brilliantly bonkers and superbly entertaining"

Ipswich Town and Waterfront "A fun night out for the whole family"

'Great show! Thoroughly enjoyed it 😊' 

Facebook Comment 2019

“The only show my teenagers will come to”

Audience Member 2018

Band A: £21 Full Price, £19 Concessions/Groups, £16 Under 25

Band B: £19 Full Price, £17 Concessions/Groups, £14 Under 25

Band C: £15 Full Price, £13 Concessions/Groups, £10 Under 25

Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th December: £10 tickets

Peterborough Prices:

Tues 21st - Thurs 23rd Jan 2020: £13 full price/£11.50 concessions

Fri 24th - St 25th Jan 2020: £15 full price/£12.50 concessions

Please note, Key Theatre Peterborough apply booking fees of £1.50 per ticket

Access Information:

British Sign Language Performances will be on: 

Weds 11th December, 7.45pm, Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich

Thurs 23rd January, 2.30pm, Key Theatre Peterborough

All venues have wheelchair access. Please call Box Office before booking your tickets if you have access requirements on 01473 211498 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm).

If you are booking for a British Sign Language performance, contact Box Office on 01473 211498 or email us here for the best seats in the theatre. 

An induction loop for the hearing-impaired is available on request by calling Box Office too.

If you have any other queries regarding access please contact us on 01473 211498 or email us here

Watch our BSL trailer below...

Charles Barnett

Kandaka Moore

Lily Smith

Edward Kaye

Jason Patel


Harry Long


Ivan Cutting

Set & Costume Designer

Emma Tompkins


Dominic Conway

See below our Visual Story for The Famous Four & A Half, it includes actor and character images, a brief outline of the plot, running time and possible triggers.