Life is a cabaret for young theatre

Cabaret rehearsal by Suffolk Ytoung People's Theatre
Cabaret rehearsal by Suffolk Ytoung People's Theatre
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MORE than 30 young people have been rehearsing hard to put on the 33rd annual Suffolk Young People’s Theatre production.

They will be performing the musical Cabaret at Bury St Edmunds’ Theatre Royal each evening from Tuesday to Saturday August 6.

The entire cast, back stage technicians and some of the musicians are all aged between 14 and 21. The set was designed by 18-year-old James Patterson and the lighting by student Tim Westerman. Tom Menarry not only plays the hero Cliff Bradshaw, but also designed the posters and T-shirts. The young people have ten days of rehearsals before the first performance.

Suffolk Young People’s Theatre was founded by the late Ray Dyer who he came to Bury as St Edmundsbury’s drama advisor. His wife Daphne is still involved and says this production is much closer to Joe Masteroff’s original book than the Liza Minnelli film. It follows the life of English cabaret star Sally Bowles and American writer Bradshaw in Germany as Nazi influence grows.

Tickets can be booked at the theatre’s box office on 01284 769505 or at www.theatreroyal.org