Tuesday, 31 May 2022 00:00

Hold tight please! Sheringham gears up for fun summer season

Written by  Richard Batson
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A double decker dose of music and fun from the swinging 1960s is one of the highlights of Sheringham Little Theatre’s summer season. 

A touring stage version of Sir Cliff Richard’s 1963 Summer Holiday movie will transport audiences back to a carefree road trip through Europe brimming with singalong hit songs.

It runs from August 16-20 as part of a regional tour by Theatre on the Coast. Show producer Matthew Townshend said:  “Summer Holiday is approaching its 60th anniversary – it was a huge hit at the time and remains incredibly popular today. It is remembered with enormous affection. If you mention four young lads and a double decker bus, most people – even those much younger – will start singing ‘We’re all going on a summer holiday!”

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It is the first time since Covid that the Little Theatre has run a summer season and venue director Debbie Thompson is delighted to be back in action with a varied offering. She said: “People are enjoying returning to the theatre to see live performances, and we are excited to be staging four different shows that will appeal to all tastes. Summer Holiday is a fantastic feel-good family show – which is just what we need after the last couple of years.  But we also have a brilliant Willy Russell drama that is as relevant today as it was the in 1970s when it was written, plus a tense thriller and a classic Ayckbourn comedy which audiences always love. So all aboard for a cracking summer.”

The other Sheringham summer shows are:

August 4-6 – Stags and Hens – Willy Russell’s drama set in a 1970s nightclub where soon-to-be married Dave and Linda, and their friends, discover their pre-wedding party nights turn out to be at the same venue.

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Image credit Nick Earnshaw - The Stafford cast getting into Stags and Hens mode – Amy Skilton, Phoebe Reynolds, Libby Birtles, Alice Read-Haynes, Alex Walton and Charlie Allan-Smith.

August 9-13 -  Wait Until Dark –  a thriller set in 1960s London involving a con-man, two ex-convicts and a mysterious doll

August 23-31 - Table Manners – classic Alan Ayckbourn comedy romp  as Annie’s planned illicit weekend with Norman unravels 

More details and tickets at www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com or the box office on 01263 822347.

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