Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

Update: Disappointment as Sound of Music show at the Theatre Royal is cancelled at last-minute over building safety fears

PUBLISHED: 21:59 16 January 2015

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds

Copyright: Keith Mindham Photography 2009. Licence to use: Theatre Royal BSE press & marketing You can not sell or licence these

Dozens of Suffolk theatre-goers have been left disappointed after a last-minute cancellation of a Sound of Music performance.

The “Sing-A-Long Sound of Music” show at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds was due to start at 7pm tonight.

But ticket-holders have been told the show will not go on.

A tweet from the theatre’s Twitter account was published around an hour ago which said: “We regret to announce that tonight’s @singalonga is cancelled. Our Box Office will contact all bookers shortly.”

Carole Lorking, from Great Livermere, was due to go to the show. She said: “It was a bit short notice. The performance was due to start at seven and they only let us know at five.

“They wouldn’t say the reason for the cancellation either because they said they had so many people to ring there wasn’t time to explain.

“I’m just so disappointed as I’d been really looking forward to it.

“I expect there will be a lot of people in Bury this evening who are all dressed up with nowhere to go.”

There were reports that many of ticket-holders had dressed up as nuns for the performance.

A spokesman for the theatre said: “The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and National Trust have taken the joint decision to cancel tonight’s Sing-a-long-a Sound Of Music performance.

“We have taken the decision whilst we investigate a possible concern surrounding an area of non-structural original brickwork and the decision has been made, due to time restrictions, to close this evening.

“Further investigations and any work will be undertaken first thing tomorrow to enable the theatre to continue business as usual from Saturday.

“We would like to apologies for inconvenience caused.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

A vintage cinema bus, jamboree and literary festival are just some of the activities booked for a bumper programme of events coming to the Shotley peninsula this summer.

A man has pleaded not guilty after being charged in connection with an alleged stabbing in Ipswich earlier this month.

Proposals for a 560-plus home development in countryside on the edge of Felixstowe have been delayed by the general election.

Frustrated town councillors in Bury St Edmunds have been told they must wait another nine months for their second new PCSO to start in the town.

As five Suffolk stars were honoured, the Queen’s Lord Lieutenant has called for more nominations to truly reflect the “fantastic” efforts of our county’s volunteers.

A huge crane lifted away a broken section of Ewell Bridge on the A12 at Kelvedon last week.

An Essex border official foiled a plot by an illegal immigrant to gain entry to the UK through Harwich using a stolen passport, a court has heard.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24