Theatre Royal marks 50th anniversary with musical portraying how the venue was re-opened
A new play portraying the struggle to re-open Bury St Edmunds’ Theatre Royal is being performed as part of the theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
A Labour of Love, which will be performed at the theatre from July 16 to July 25, has been written by Bury-based playwright Danusia Iwaszko.
Actors from the local community have been cast in all the parts and local musicians will play under the direction of musical director Phil Gostelow, who headed the music for the theatre’s last panto, Cinderella.
The play tells the story of how money was raised by a group of people, lead by Air Vice Marshall Sir Stanley Vincent, to open the theatre once again after it was used for decades as a barrel store by Greene King.
Beginning in 1959, the musical, directed by the Theatre Royal’s Director Karen Simpson, portrays the movers and shakers who worked so tirelessly to reopen the venue.
Tickets for Labour of Love are now on sale and can be bought from the box office om 01284 76*9505 or at www.theatreroyal.org.