New comedy drama to take place at Theatre Royal

A brand-new comedy drama – a celebration of the TV sitcom and its place in our hearts – is to be performed at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds later this month.

Running from Saturday to Saturday, January 28 to February 4, “Jumping The Shark” is by a new comedy writing partnership of David Cantor (who wrote BBC hits “My Family”, “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps” and “Green Green Grass”) and Michael Kingsbury whose writing credits include “Seduced”, “All Manner Of Means” and “Contact.Com”.

Five strangers gather in the conference room of a small hotel in Farnham. Despite character differences, one thing links Pam, Gavin, Morgan, Dale, and Amy… they all want to realise their dreams through comedy.

Frank Donohue, the finest sitcom writer of his generation, has flown in from Los Angeles to conduct a seminar teaching his five lucky disciples how to write the perfect TV sitcom. But as he reveals the tricks of the trade, their everyday lives are exposed, leading to mix ups, farcical revelations… and gut-wrenching tragedy.

The cast features several well-known TV favourites including David Schall, Harry Visinoni, Sarah Moyle, Jasmine Armfield, Robin Sebastian and Jack Trueman.

For tickets go to booking@theatreroyal.org

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