Behind The Scenes

Work Experience Week

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This week we have 5 students with us for work experience. Why did they choose to come to Theatre Royal? ‘I chose to come here for my work experience as I have always had a passion for the stage. I … Continued

Want to get involved with Irving’s Sister Act?

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If anyone told me back at my university in Georgia, U.S.A. that I would be performing in musicals in England in a few years, I would have replied, “Maybe in my dreams.”. Yet that is just what has happened.  I … Continued

Bury Theatre Workshop Arcadia: a view from the wings

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We are half way through a run of Arcadia, Tom Stoppard’s multi-layered comedy which plays with conventions of time and space in a glorious romp which mixes up notions of honour, sexual attraction and free will. As prompter, I am … Continued

TR Blog – Kat Smith, Irving Stage Company

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TR Blog – Kat Smith, Irving Stage Company One of the best things about theatre is the opportunity it gives you to challenge yourself in many ways. In the past year Irving Stage Company has brought me to Theatre Royal … Continued

Guys and Dolls – Sky Masterson Blog

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My name is Will Cahill and I will be playing the role of Sky Masterson in the upcoming show Guys & Dolls with the Bury St. Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (BSEAODS) at Theatre Royal, from 9-13 May 2017. … Continued

Guys and Dolls – Nicely Nicely Johnson Blog

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Time is ticking on and Nathan has still not found a place to hold the crap game. We have looked high and low to find some place suitable, but I fear that the heat from that Lousy Lieutenant Brannigan means … Continued

Guys & Dolls Blog with Liam aka Nathan Detroit

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My name is Liam, and I will be playing the role of Nathan Detroit in the upcoming production of Guys and Dolls at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds on 9th – 13th May 2017. I remember seeing this … Continued

Oklahoma! Director shares some thoughts

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Blog from Irving Stage Company There comes a time in the life of every musical when you suddenly, joyfully realise that yes, it is really going to happen. That is the day when the orchestra arrives for the Germanically-named sitzprobe … Continued

Singing with Swansea City Opera (Lakmé)

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A local choir took to the stage at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds in March, joining Swansea City Opera in their touring production of Lakmé, an opera by Léo Delibes. The company has developed a tradition of involving local … Continued