Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds receives £5,000 boost
A theatre has received a £5,000 boost from a village drama group which hasn't performed a show for four years.
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds was given the money from the Walsham-le-Willows Drama Group, which wanted to put its reserves to good use.
The group has staged annual productions since 1994 but last performed in 2016.
John Hall, co-founder of the drama group, said: "It's pointless having money that isn't doing anything. Theatre Royal was in a perilous financial state and we thought it would be nice to donate £5,000 to them."
Emma Suckling, head of development, said the donation was 'absolutely wonderful' and the messages of 'goodwill, love and care were overwhelming'.