Comedy Shakespeare company Oddsocks Productions are on stage at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds later this week with “The Comedy of Errors”.
In March 2020 the Derbyshire-based company were about to celebrate 31 years of touring nationally and planning a three-month long tour.
Then, the pandemic hit and everything was put on hold, the future seemed bleak.
Now, thanks to public donations and support from the government’s Cultural Recovery fund Oddsocks Productions is back in business and touring their postponed production.
Creative Producer Elli Mackenzie said: “It’s been a very strange year and whilst we have thankfully remained physically well, our future was rocked at its core as all our income ceased immediately. Thanks to our loyal audience, the organisers at the venues we tour to and the financial support we have received via Arts Council England, we are back. We have had to adapt to keep going and one of the changes is that I am back in the summer production appearing alongside my husband and Oddsocks director Andy Barrow. It has been 20 years since we have toured together and I am really looking forward to being back on stage working with him.”
The show is taking place from Thursday to Saturday, June 10 to 12 and tickets are on sale now at www.theatreroyal.org