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suffolk summer theatres

COMMUNICATING DOORS by ALAN AYCKBOURN
When Phoebe is summoned to the hotel suite of master criminal Reece, she has little idea of the hot water she is getting into. A pawn in the struggle for power between Reece and his chief lieutenant Julian, Phoebe can only escape them by using the communicating door to the adjacent suite. But the she travels a whole lot further than she can possibly imagine. After meeting Reece’s second wife, Ruella, she embarks on a race against time to prevent Julian from killing Ruella. Again…

       "...a fast-paced and very funny production...
                        This is a great start to the Suffolk Summer Theatre season and is recommended" 
                                                                                                                    Jackie Montague. EADT.

ALDEBURGH:  20th - 29th July

suffolk summer theatres

MURDER WEAPON by BRIAN CLEMENS

Chief Constable Jessica Bligh returns to the home of her best friend Diane after a night out to find herself the key eye-witness of a murder. According to the cynical Inspector Fremont the case is cut and dried  but Jessica is not so sure. Yes, the prime suspect was standing over the body of Diane’s husband with the proverbial smoking gun in his hand but it doesn’t feel right. Less of a whodunnit than a how and why, Fremont’s case rapidly unravels until no one is sure who the murderer, nor what exactly is the identity is of the murder weapon itself.

Murder and mystery from the creator of The Avengers
                                    Presented by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd

SOUTHWOLD: 17th - 29th July
ALDEBURGH:  1st - 5th August

 

suffolk summer theatres

TOM, DICK & HARRY by MICHAEL & RAY COONEY

Tom and his wife Linda are hoping to adopt a baby so everything must be perfect for the visit later that day of the lady from the adoption agency. Enter Tom’s brothers – Dick and Harry – who have come to ‘help’. Their hearts are in the right place but their brains definitely aren’t! Before long, the house is awash with contraband cigarettes, suspicious-looking packages, an inquisitive police officer, and two stowaway refugees. And the lady from the adoption agency is due at any moment…

 
                            Highly inventive, irresistible and utterly hilarious comedy from the family firm

                                                                           Presented by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd

SOUTHWOLD: 31st July - 12th August
ALDEBURGH:  14th - 19th August

suffolk summer theatres

THE PRISONER OF ZENDA by MARK STERLING
                                     based on the novel by ANTHONY HOPE
                                  

Drunkard and wastrel, Rudolph Elphberg is about to be crowned King of Ruritania. On the eve of his coronation, Rudolph disappears leaving the throne clear for his scheming half-brother, Michael. The King’s supporters are in despair until they stumble across Englishman, Rudolph Rassendyll. A distant cousin of the King, he looks uncannily like him… Soon, Rassendyll is involved in high adventure. His quest: to save the kingdom, outwit Michael and rescue the Prisoner of Zenda. However, he hasn’t counted on falling for the King’s betrothed: the feisty Princess Flavia...

                                            A swashbuckling tale of duty, deceit and derring-do

ALDEBURGH:  7th - 12th August
SOUTHWOLD: 15th - 26th August

 

THE MAN UPSTAIRS by PATRICK HAMILTON

George Longford just wants a quiet life. He likes nothing better than an evening at home with his books, communicating by virtue of cutting-edge 1950s technology with his friend in the flat upstairs. One evening, he is visited by the dangerous Cyrus Armstrong whose urbane manner barely conceals a powerful menace. Accusing George of harming his sister, Cyrus threatens him with extreme physical pain. It is only the arrival of Cyrus’s mother which saves George. She cannot be more apologetic but the only way to be really safe is to get Cyrus far, far away…

                                                        Chilling psychological drama from the author of Gaslight

ALDEBURGH:  22nd - 26th August
SOUTHWOLD: 28th August - 9th September