Theatre launches show stopping service

A SUFFOLK theatre has launched a real "show stopper" to make their audiences happier.The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds is laying on a free bus service to and from the historic Georgian playhouse for people living in Brandon, Mildenhall and Fornham St Martin.

A SUFFOLK theatre has launched a real "show stopper" to make their audiences happier.

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds is laying on a free bus service to and from the historic Georgian playhouse for people living in Brandon, Mildenhall and Fornham St Martin.

Bosses at the theatre, who are piloting the scheme for a variety of shows this season, say the service has been made possible by support from Suffolk Acre and the Friends of the Theatre Royal.

They said the "Show Stopper" service will be ideal for people without transport and those who want a more enjoyable way of getting to the theatre.


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There are also comprehensive extra concessions that are only available on the Shop Stopper.

Kirstin Croney, community development at the theatre, said: "This is an exciting new trial project for the Theatre Royal, which if successful we hope to build on and extend to other areas.

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"It forms part of the Theatre Royal's ongoing commitment to increase access to the theatre by helping to overcome the barriers of transport and cost.

"The Show Stopper offers a fun way of travelling to the theatre that should appeal to everyone – with show packs and prize draws and there is no hassle of parking, public transport or having to allocate a designated driver."

The service will run for the Princess and the Pea (May 27), The Counterfeit Stones (June 4), Jane Eyre (June 12) and the Lady of the Lake (June 20). Tickets can be purchased by calling the Theatre Royal box office on 01284 769505 and asking for Show Stopper tickets.

The bus will leave the theatre around 15 minutes after the end of each performance and drop off at the same points as the inward journey.

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