Summer season postponed at Little Theatre

Just Regional
Mar 31, 2020 2 mins read

A seaside theatre has postponed its 60th anniversary summer season – but is vowing to hold it next year.

Sheringham Little Theatre had lined up a five-play season of dramatic gems that were due to make its diamond summer season sparkle.

But the venue, which is closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, has rescheduled the six-week season, due to start in July, until 2021.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: “We were really excited about this summer’s big anniversary season, which we had specially designed to reflect our 60-year milestone. And we are still looking forward to staging it – but a year later than planned.”

The season has drama offerings from the 1960s to the modern day, including a brand new farce penned especially for the theatre where it will have its world premiere.

The line up will feature:

  • Wait Until Dark – a thriller by Frederick Knott first performed on Broadway in 1966;
  • Stags and Hens – a comedy written by Willy Russell in 1978.
  • Season’s Greetings – a dark comedy written by Alan Ayckbourn in 1980.
  • Out of Order – a farce by Ray Cooney from 1990.
  • Cure for a Common Cold – a traditional farce given a modern twist by James Cawood

“These are strange and difficult times, and we are not sure of an opening date for our popular community theatre yet. But we have been moved by the support we are getting from our customers to help us through. We have been offering those people who have already booked for cancelled events – currently to the end of May – the chance to have a refund, credits or the chance to make a donation to the theatre – and most have made donations. We are so grateful.”

Debbie added: “We may be shut, but we are a community venue and are keen to keep our community together, informed and entertained via our social media and website, which are being manned by volunteer trustees, until we can open the doors again.”

Theatre supporters are urged to keep an eye on its Facebook, Twitter (@SheringhamLT) and Instagram feeds, as well as the website for updates.

Summer is on hold at Sheringham Little Theatre.

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