THE 2018 SEASON

suffolk summer theatres

BODY LANGUAGE by ALAN AYCKBOURN

A quiet country clinic staffed by handsome doctors and pretty nurses looking after supermodels and rock stars. In such circumstances it would be easy to lose one's head. Out of the blue, a bizarre helicopter accident gives a visiting plastic surgeon the opportunity to conduct an operation that will be the pinnacle of his career. He manages to save the lives of attractive model Angie and plain dumpy Jo but unfortunately he makes one teensy-weensy mistake…

                                       Every body needs some body... but preferably their own!
                                            One of the finest of Ayckbourn's comedies of errors 
                                                                                                     

SOUTHWOLD: Wednesday 11th - Saturday 21st July
ALDEBURGH: Tuesday 24th - Saturday 28th July

suffolk summer theatres

A DAUGHTER'S A DAUGHTER by AGATHA CHRISTIE

Agatha Christie proves herself to be more than a murder mystery writer with this tense drama about the relationship between a mother and her only daughter. Attractive widow Ann is planning to marry again when her headstrong daughter Sarah comes home from the war. Sarah disapproves of her mother's choice and, for purely selfish reasons, sets about destroying Ann's potential happiness. Is the consequent rift between mother and daughter irrevocable, or can there ever be some kind of reconciliation?

     "A fascinating neglected curiosity (which) stands comparison with Rattigan at his best."
                                                       Charles Spencer in his Daily Telegraph review of the 2009 production                                   

SOUTHWOLD: Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th July
ALDEBURGH: Tuesday 31st July - Saturday 11th August
SOUTHWOLD: Monday 3rd - Saturday 15th September

suffolk summer theatres

FUNNY MONEY by RAY COONEY

A moment of absent-mindedness on the evening commute gives mild-mannered Henry Perkins custody of a briefcase full of money… Not his! A hastily planned emigration to Spain with his wife Jean is thwarted by her reluctance to go - and a few too many drinks! When not one but two police detectives turn up, Henry's attempts to lie his way out of the situation grow in audacity and hilarity. It soon becomes apparent that the money belongs to a criminal mastermind who naturally wants it back...

 
                                                 Hysterical improbabilities collide in this side-splitting romp
                                                                from the undisputed master of the genre

                                                                       Presented by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd

SOUTHWOLD: Monday 30th July - Saturday 18th August
ALDEBURGH: Tuesday 21st August - Saturday 1st September

suffolk summer theatres

JEEVES AND WOOSTER in PERFECT NONSENSE
by THE GOODALE BROTHERS from the works of PG WODEHOUSE
                                    
What better way for Bertie Wooster to tell his tale of japes, scrapes and narrow escapes than to hire a church hall and sell tickets - which is precisely what he does. With the help of the inestimable Jeeves and a barking-mad butler called Seppings, Bertie's story is illustrated by improvising scenery and props from whatever is to hand, and by impersonating a raft of bods from silly-ass drones to imposing aunts...

                
                                        The bonkers world of Wodehouse created by three men and a dog!


ALDEBURGH: Monday 13th - Saturday 18th August
SOUTHWOLD: Monday 20th August - Saturday 1st September