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The Quay theatre in Sudbury, has announced its summer line-up including names like Louis De Bernieres, Tom Robinson and Mark Thomas





Big names from a range of fields, such as Tom Robinson, Louis De Bernières and Mark Thomas, are all in the mix of The Quay's theatre’s summer programme.

The venue’s regular raft of touring drama this season includes The Man Who Left The Titanic, telling the tale of the managing director of the White Star Line and his controversial escape from the doomed vessel, and The Olive Boy, which powerfully details the challenges of being a teenager and suffering a family bereavement.

Later in the season, which runs from May to August, West End star Helen Anker brings Audrey Hepburn to life in The Essence of Audrey, while Dot Productions stage the Oscar Wilde classic An Ideal Husband.

Olive Boy details the challenges of being a teenager and suffering a family bereavement
Olive Boy details the challenges of being a teenager and suffering a family bereavement

There is plenty for all ages to enjoy and, with younger theatregoers in mind, Nicky Trix with his Magic and Mayhem show will be visiting, while for those a little more mature there’s music hall moments direct from London’s The Players’ Theatre, promising A Little Of What You Fancy.

Other highlights include mind reader Alex McAleer and Amused Moose Comedy Award-winner Louise Atkinson, with a preview of her new show ahead of The Edinburgh Festival.

If you want something more macabre, maybe finding out The Truth About Jack The Ripper will suit your taste, or perhaps an evening of Victorian Gothic?

Gaelforce is just one of the musical offerings at The Quay theatre this summer
Gaelforce is just one of the musical offerings at The Quay theatre this summer

On the music front, there will be tributes to The Corrs, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Madness and Tina Turner, while the world of musical theatre is celebrated in The Show Must Go On.

Gaelforce blow in during July with some Celtic folk rock, while the likes of Serge Gainsberg and Edith Piaf are celebrated in Let Us Take You To Paris in May.

The theatre will also show Royal Opera House and National Theatre broadcasts and run its Youth Theatre, and offers several ticket discounts for booking multiple shows.

Tom Ladgen, interim executive director, said: “The summer is set to be another busy season for The Quay theatre and I am excited for the continued progression and growth. The Quay provides a professional experience at every level, with the sophisticated lighting, quality sound system, 4k projector, modern seating and a warm welcome.”

For more information and to book tickets, call 01787 374745 or visit www.quaysudbury.com