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Summer holiday vibes heading to Sheringham Little Theatre

Written by  Richard Batson
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Sheringham Little Theatre is packing its suitcase for a summer holiday to remember, with the launch of its first full programme of events in two years.

The return of its popular summer drama season includes a feel good musical harking back to a classic pop-filled road trip in the swinging 1960s.

Summer Holiday saw Cliff Richard and the Shadows driving through Europe in their Routemaster London bus – singing hits such as In the Country, Bachelor Boy, Move It, Living Doll, the Young Ones and On the Beach. 

A stage version, running from August 16-20, is one of the highlights of a newly-released brochure which shows the theatre is back in action after a long pandemic pause. 

Also in the summer season are:

  • Stags and Hens – Willy Russell’s drama set in a 1970s disco (August 4-6)
  • Wait Until Dark – thriller set in 1960s London (August 9-13)
  • Table Manners – Ayckbourn comedy  about a planned illicit weekend (August 23-31)

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said:  “We are delighted to be presenting a full programme after an extremely challenging time for the theatre.

“Our finances have taken a severe hit and it is going to be hard work to build the organisation back up. We have several fund raising events in the programme and ask people to support them as much as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back. ”

The programme also includes musical tribute acts, drama, cabaret, comedy and family events. 

Other highlights include:

May 

8 – 1940s Sweetheart featuring the voice and sax of Liz Monroe

28 – Squirrels Big Night Out – a drag duo serves up disco, dancing and naughty comedy 

June

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4 – Royally Worked Up – Jubilee fun and games with two post-menopausal women 

16-18 - One O’Clock from the House – funeral comedy by Stage Direct 

July 

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15-16 Through the Wardrobe Doors – fundraising fashion fun, and sale, from the Community and Theatre Wardrobe. 

23 – Night of Musical Theatre at Mannington Gardens – Cawston Band entertain in an outdoor concert also boosting theatre funds. 

August

24 Captain Calamity Summer Spectacular –family fun with magic, silly songs and puppets

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28 – Lady Bracknell’s Confinement – comedy monologue following on from the Importance of Being Earnest. 

Full details of all shows and ticket details are on the website www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com – where you can also download a copy of the brochure - or call the box office 01263 822347.

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