We are planning to see if we can still run our Winter show at the Sir John Mills Theatre. We are exploring the possibility of a socially-distanced auditorium if we take out the raked seating and install cabaret-style tables, with booking by pre-arranged family bubbles and closure of the existing bar. Also, with our new space acquired from the Suffolk Record Office, we can have alternative entrances, waiting areas and possible pre-show bar areas to accommodate a restricted capacity. This will all depend on Government advice, a new cleaning regime, public confidence, and safety measures for both audiences and our staff. And we now have support from New Anglia LEP to achieve this.
We're delighted to say that Eastern Angles favourite Julian Harries is returning to write our 'panto alternative' - this year inspired by film noir, an MR James ghost story and whatever else wanders into his brain.
Prepare to be tickled, tantalised and teased by Cedric Combs, an unassuming 1950's country Parson for whom life has lost its thrill. Tired of tombolas, chafing tweed and tinned pears, he yearns for the excitement and danger of the Hollywood films he watches at the Aldeburgh Gaumont. Our Cedric is a world away from the adventures of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe… but then he learns of the Chillesford Chough.