Theatre Royal lines up A Christmas Carol, Miss Nightingale - The Musical and panto Jack and the Beanstalk during autumn season

A Christmas Carol is featured in the Theatre Royal's autumn season.Clive Francis as Ebenezer Scrooge

A Christmas Carol is featured in the Theatre Royal's autumn season.Clive Francis as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. - Credit: Contributed

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has launched its autumn season, which features a huge variety of shows as well as the popular pantomime.

Cathy Tyson (left) with Theatre Royal director Karen Simpson. BAFTA-nominated Cathy Tyson stars in a

Cathy Tyson (left) with Theatre Royal director Karen Simpson. BAFTA-nominated Cathy Tyson stars in another She Called Me Mother, which is part of the theatre's autumn season. - Credit: Contributed

Sponsored by Beckett Financial Services, the programme includes drama, music and comedy, with highlights such as Miss Nightingale – The Musical (September 30 to October 3), which will take audiences back to the 1940s, and She Called Me Mother (November 11-12), which stars BAFTA-nominated Cathy Tyson and is about a Trinidadian woman called Evangeline.

Theatre Royal director Karen Simpson said: “The Theatre Royal is a very special theatre and through our artistic programming we continue to work hard to introduce new generations to its work. This is the second part of our 50th anniversary programme and we are barely stopping so you will find there is always something going on for you to enjoy with friends and family whatever the weather.”

Other season’s highlights include Clive Francis as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (November 14), On The Edge! from Kepow Theatre (November 13), The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (November 10) and The Count of Monte Cristo (September 9).

For younger theatregoers, there is Marty Macdonald’s Farm (October 25), the family musical Rapunzel (February 14-15) and family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk (November 27 to January 10).


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For more information visit www.theatreroyal.org

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