Ipswich-based theatre company Eastern Angles are back at the Sir John Mills Theatre this Christmas (2014) with one of their famous comedy spoofs, The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow.
Created by tried and tested writing duo Pat Whymark and Julian Harries, the show will also be popping up in Woodbridge and Peterborough.
Pat and Julian’s last Christmas outing was with the memorable Miss Marple spoof, Dial M for Murgatroyd which, gained glowing reviews from the national press.
This year audiences will be pleased to see the return of Eastern Angles’ familiar format using a cast of energetic actor musicians playing a whole host of mad-cap characters.The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow will open at the cosy Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich on December 3rd.
Eastern Angles have been performing their crazy Christmas shows at this venue for over 20 years. During that time they have gained a cult following with groups booking the whole auditorium weeks in advance. Second stop will be the Seckford Theatre in the grounds of Woodbridge School where the show will run from 13th until 24th January. Finally, the show will move across to the Key Theatre Studio in Peterborough where the play will be performed during the last week of January.
Eastern Angles describe their productions as a ‘wacky alternative to the traditional Christmas panto’ – the shows include quick-fire banter, catchy tunes and hysterical comedy performances. And, they are always sponsored by the company’s loyal supporters, Ensors Chartered Accountants.
For a flavour of what’s on offer this Christmas here’s how Pat and Julian describe their new show, “The year is 1936, and a crisis is looming at St Finnigan’s, a remote convent school for girls in sleepy Suffolk. The famous relic – St Finnigan’s funny bone – has mysteriously disappeared. The question is, can the Trumpington twins solve the mystery before Cardinal Pecorino arrives on a special visit from Rome?”
And the good news for regular bookers is that Eastern Angles favourite Greg Wagland (pictured) will be joining the cast again this year. To find out which frock he’ll be wearing this year, book now!
To book your tickets for Ipswich and Woodbridge call the Box Office
01473 211498 or visit www.easternangles.co.uk