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Sheringham Theatre unveils autumn and winter programme

Written by  Richard Batson
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Panto, poetry, music, comedy, family shows and new drama are in the wings at Sheringham Little Theatre which has just announced its autumn and winter line-up.

Snow White is this year’s pantomime has plenty of local flavour, including seven friendly Norfolk locals and scenes set in Sheringham Woods.

And there is a welcome return of local youngsters to join the professional cast for the first time since Covid in a season running from December 10 to 31.

Other highlights from September to December include a new comic LGBT drama Time and Tide penned by north Norfolk-based EastEnders scriptwriter James McDermott, and amateur dramas about the life of codebreaker Alan Turing, and 1970s women’s “libber” Margot Mason.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said: “There’s a huge variety of entertainment in our latest programme to cater for all ages, tastes, and interests – from popular family shows and music acts to cutting edge drama to make you think.”

The venue continues to host fundraising events to help its coffers recover from the pandemic including new Tuesday evening quizzes to test teams’ knowledge including music and theatre.

Also new are singing sessions, for youngsters aged 7-18, led by Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society musical director David Ballard aimed at learning to sing and perform on stage while making new friends. A taster session is on Tuesday September 20 at 5.30pm. 

Other highlights are:

September

4 Sheringham Shantymen – Local favourites entertain with salty songs as they mark their 32nd anniversary   

14 The Great Post Office Scandal – presented by BBC journalist Nick Wallis who uncovered the shocking story of how sub-postmasters unfairly lost their jobs and reputations due to a computer glitch.  

21 The Tide Comes Somehow Across – one woman show by local woman Anna Whiting celebrating stories of Norfolk’s older generation drawn from new interviews.

October

7-8 Time and Tide – An LGBT comic drama by local writer James McDermott set in Cromer about a community struggling with change. Contains strong language and scenes of simulated sex.

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Image courtesy of Relish Theatre

18-22 Breaking the Code – CSODS autumn drama looking at the life of Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing who was put on trial for being homosexual

24-29 Spooky Little Theatre – new half term Halloween workshops by youth theatre and panto director Nick Earnshaw culminating in a showcase of songs, dances and sketches. 

November 

5 Groovy UV show – Family fun with an ultra violet glow-in-the-dark puppet show which can feature 80 characters in 45 minutes. 

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Image courtesy of Groovy UV Show 

11-12 Female of the Species – Stage Direct play about Margot Mason a pioneer of the 1970s women’s liberation movement. 

19 Toast in the Hub  - Top performance poets bring their funny, heart-wrenching and entertaining verse to Sheringham. 

December 

10-31 Panto - Snow White is helped by her handsome prince and local gang to escape the clutches of the Evil Queen who is upset the beauty is more popular than her on Instagram. 

11 Carols at the Theatre – led by the Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society    

Tickets and more information from www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com or the box office on 01263 822347.

 

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