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Autumn at The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

There's a fantastic line up this autumn at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. 

From Elvis to Sister Act and from Dickens to Dirty Dancing there's something for everyone. 

October starts with Clare Presland Sings, spend the evening with this talented mezzo soprano and pianist, along with actors John Shrapnel and Dame Janet Suzman (Sun 1 Oct) followed by A Judgement in Stone, widely considered to be one of Ruth Rendell’s greatest works, a murder mystery with a thrilling revelation (Mon 2 – Sat 7 Oct). 

At Conservatoire EAST, an international production of The Tempest, the gripping Shakespearean Comedy of magic, betrayal, fear and redemption, by Bilimankhwe Arts (Wed 4 Oct). 

The Snowlies is an adventure in a beautiful icy land with the Ashe Ericksson reading to you from her two beautiful books as you sit with her on stage (Sun 15 Oct) and later explore The Lure of the Ghost Story with Reggie Oliver as he looks at ghost stories throughout history from the earliest times up to present day (Sun 15 Oct). 

Northern Broadsides then present For Love or Money, an adaptation of Lesage’s savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret, a story of monstrous wealth and whopping lies (Wed 18 – Sat 21 Oct). 

In time for Hallowe’en, the spookiest Trick or Treat show ever, Crafty’s Creepy Castle. Come in your scariest costume and join the adventure (Sun 22 Oct). 

Griff Rhys Jones then brings his new show Where Was I? - an evening of stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies from forty years of travelling down rivers and up mountains (Sun 22 Oct).

Bookstory, the latest show from Monstro Theatre the Pioneers of the Puppet Musical, is the story of some books in a library, but no ordinary library (Tue 24 Oct).

Scenes of 2017 is your chance to join the Theatre Royal Writers looking back at 2017 in an evening of satirical short plays performed in our Green Room bar Review Style (Tue 24 Oct). 

Big Foot is a coming-of-age story with a twist of the fantastical (Wed 25 Oct) then a touching, funny and utterly original adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man, packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves (Thu 26 – Fri 27 Oct). 

Rounding off October, Buddy Holly and the Cricketers, a show which has been touring the world for 25 years and guaranteed to have everyone singing along and dancing in the aisles (Fri 27 Oct).

In November, Sister Act based on the 1992 hit film comedy is full of tunes sure to get you to raise your voice (Tues 31 Oct – Sat 4 Nov) then The Harry and Chris Show 2 brings a unique mix of comedy, melody, poetry and beat-mastery, with topics ranging from pandas in crisis to Robot Wars (Tue 7 Nov). 

Keeping the laughs coming, Austentatious is an improvised comedy play wherein the cast of seasoned comedy performers will conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience (Wed 8 Nov). The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens is the story of a magical place filled from wall to wall with dust-laden treasures (Thu 9 – Sat 11 Nov). 

In A Night of Dirty Dancing – The Tribute Show, become part of the glorious summer of ’63 and experience all your favourite songs from the film (Sun 12 Nov). 

Capturing the brilliance of Morecambe & Wise with an evening of their classic routines, Jonty Stephens and Isan Ashpitel present An Evening With Eric & Ern (Thu 16 – Fri 17 Nov).

A Vision of Elvis will be a one night musical journey from Sun Studios to a breath-taking Concert Years finale (Sat 18 Nov). 

Next up The Nutcracker will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK featuring a cast of 24 dancers from companies all around the world (Mon 20 – Wed 22 Nov).

For the whole of December (and a good chunk of January) Theatre Royal present another traditional family pantomime, Dick Whittington. Join us for the adventure as Young Dick sets off to make his fame and fortune, taking him from his home in sleepy Suffolk to rat-infested London Town and on to Paradise Island. Filled with our traditional blend of magic, music, fun and laughter this is the perfect family treat for the festive season (Fri 1 Dec ‘17 – Sun 14 Jan ’18).