Exhibition celebrates efforts of community who fought to reopen Theatre Royal

The launch of the 50th anniversary exhibition at the Theatre Royal.''Pictured: Natalie Sinnadurai (Production and Programming Administrator) and Ben Willmott (Marketing and Administration Assistant) ANL-150713-133749009

The launch of the 50th anniversary exhibition at the Theatre Royal.''Pictured: Natalie Sinnadurai (Production and Programming Administrator) and Ben Willmott (Marketing and Administration Assistant) ANL-150713-133749009

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The Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, has launched a 50th anniversay exhibition to celebrate the efforts of others to reopen its doors in 1965.

Barrels, Boards and Brushes tells the story of how Air Vice Marshall Stanley Vincent led a band of dedicated fund-raisers and theatre enthusiasts who were determined to restore the venue after it had been used as a barrel store for four decades.

It also features the chance for visitors to leave their own theatre memories attached to a mannequin to form a ‘costume of memories’. It runs until September alongside the theatre’s regular Guided Tours and Open Doors sessions and can be viewed prior to performances.

For more details, visit www.theatreroyal.org