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Attention bakers - fruit cakes needed for Bury theatre production




Miss Nightingale - The Musical is showing at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, directed by Karen Simpson, the theatre's artistic director. ANL-150916-150941001
Miss Nightingale - The Musical is showing at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, directed by Karen Simpson, the theatre's artistic director. ANL-150916-150941001

Calling all bakers - the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds needs you to help out with its next production by making a cake.

Five fruit cakes are required for the five performances of Miss Nightingale - The Musical, showing from Wednesday, September 30 to Saturday, October 3.

The play is set in London in 1942, at the height of food rationing in World War Two. As a birthday surprise, the leading lady is presented with a luxurious fruit cake.

Tobias Oliver, director of marketing and communications at Mr Bugg Presents Ltd, said: “It is a rather unique way of being involved in a production.

“We need five traditional British fruit cakes, one for each performance, and we’d love locals to rise to the challenge.

“During World War Two rationing food was highly prized and a fruit cake was the height of luxury, almost worth its weight in gold.

“We need skilfully baked cakes that have that authentic handmade look and smell.”

The show is a Theatre Royal co-production directed by Karen Simpson, the theatre’s artistic director.

Anyone who would like to help out and bake a cake should get in touch with Nicki Dixon, Theatre Royal press and communications officer, on 01284 829947 or nicki@theatreroyal.org, stating which performance you can bake a cake for.

There are performances each night plus a matinee on Saturday.

The theatre can supply a typical World War Two fruit cake recipe, or feel free to use your own.



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