Drama festival returns to the Felixstowe Spa Pavilion

Organisers of the 61st Felixstowe Drama Festival have unveiled the six plays set to wow audiences this year.

It’s a welcome return for the much-loved event, which was cancelled for the first time in its history last year.

A stalwart of the resort’s arts calendar since starting in 1950, it was abandoned after several acts pulled out, citing a change of date and lack of funds as their main reasons.

There was doubt it would be held this year, with organisers worrying a clash with the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations would have an effect.

“As a committee we are extremely pleased the drama festival will be returning to the Spa Pavilion Theatre this year,” said Mike Deacon, chairman of the drama festival committee.


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“We certainly missed not having it in 2011 and while we do have a lot to contend with in 2012, with other events linked to the diamond jubilee, we have a fantastic selection of plays available and hope people will support not only the drama festival but also this wonderful venue in the town.”

Running from June 4-9, this year’s plays are: Dry Rot, by the Deben Players; Terra Nova, by the Ship and Castle Theatre Company; Bouncers, by The Essex Group; Canterbury Tales, by the Rushmere Players; Pardon Me Prime Minister, by Stowmarket Operatics and Dramatics Society and The Government Inspector by Stageability Actors School.

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For tickets to see individual plays or to buy a weekly saver ticket, call the Spa box office on 01394 282126.

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