Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is planning to open its doors to the public in May and is set to stage its own production of “Around The World In Eighty Days”.
Although subject to change, it is hoped to throw open its doors on Thursday, May 20, for a socially-distanced summer season and more information regarding the show and summer season will be coming soon.
And Premier Printers, the long-time supporters of Theatre Royal, said they cannot wait to welcome audiences back in to the theatre.
Spencer Robinson, director of Premier Printers, said: “Well, nearly a year has passed since the first lockdown. Some of my clients have never been so busy, such as those connected to home improvement/construction industry etc.
“However, others have been unable to trade at all since last March such as events companies, public venues … and of course, our wonderful theatres across the country.
“One thing that has kept us all sane throughout these testing times has been the creative arts. Whether that be reading a book, binge watching box sets ‘til 4am with a bottle of wine wearing your onesie, or listening to music.
“Once the lockdown has been lifted and we can all go about our normal business, we will all be chomping at the bit to return to our wonderful and precious Theatre Royal and enjoy live entertainment.”
Meanwhile, January saw the return of the Youth Theatre and Young Company groups online where there has been over 70 participants across the sessions with ages ranging from eight to 22.
They have created pieces already on Zoom and have had positive feedback, with the groups becoming something all the young people look forward to logging onto each week.
Each group has explored everything from mime to physical theatre – from monologue writing to short dialogue pieces.