Stars of Stowmarket theatre performance uncovers town’s history in upcoming performance
A theatre company is getting ready to transform a town centre into a stage with a performance inspired by local history.
Footprints Theatre Company CIC are launching four promenade performances titled ‘Stars of Stowmarket’ which will take audience members on a journey starting at The Regal cinema and finishing at the Food Museum.
The free show will be kicking off on Saturday, July 22 with performances at 2pm and 5pm followed by two more performances at 12pm and 3pm on Sunday, July 23.
Director Paula Baker said: “I’m really excited for it - it is a fantastic play and it is very unique.
“It’s been written specifically for Stowmarket with some historical information and stories given to us by people in the town.
“It’s really lovely and it’s been woven together beautifully so it’s going to be a really fun production and it’s suitable for families.”
Actors performing in Stars of Stowmarket include Nicole Acquah, Clare McCall, Kate Millner, Henry Skillern, James Burton and Elle Amara with the script written by Caroline Roberts.
While writing the play, Caroline and Paula hosted interviews with various members of the public to gather the necessary historic information to create an accurate script.
The play will explore the roles of town heroes such as Grace Cook, a pioneering astronomer from Stowmarket, and Emily Wilding who was the last person to live inside Abbott’s Hall.
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Paula added: “I’m very proud of the piece and the people of Stowmarket have really taken to us and looked after us.
“Everyone has been super supportive so far and it’s just been really lovely.”