It’s been a busy year for Eastern Angles. There have certainly been plenty of opportunities for audiences to experience the theatre company’s work over the last few months.
You may have seen their tour Palm Wine & Stout which visited over fifty different venues, popping up everywhere from village halls and community centres to high profile theatres and arts festivals, during the Spring and early Summer? Or in May when the company de-camped to Peterborough and staged River Lane an ambitious pop-up community play in an empty shop unit. Or even in September when they pulled-out all the stops to create Ragnarok (the doom of the gods) which brought the stories of the Norse gods Thor, Loki and Odin to life in a truly spectacular way in an aircraft hangar on the old Bentwaters airfield (pictured).
Well, there is still more to come. After all that excitement Eastern Angles are back on more familiar ground with their annual crowd-pleaser, the legendary Christmas show. Created by Julian Harries and Pat Whymark, this year’s production is entitled The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow and can be seen the wonderfully quaint Sir John Mills Theatre in Gatacre Road in Ipswich from December 3rd until January 10th. Audiences love this cosy and intimate venue where all 120 seats offer a fantastic view, the actors practically brush the knees on the front row, and the punch and mince pies flow freely at the interval.
For those who can’t make the Ipswich run there is still time to see this classic comedy spoof after Christmas at the Seckford Theatre in the grounds of Woodbridge School from 13th until 24th of January.
‘St Finnigan’s’ will also visit Peterborough’s Key Theatre for a week before finally being put to bed on January 31st. And then it’ll be another Spring Tour… Watch the website for further info!
To book tickets for The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow call the Box Office on 01473 211498 or visit www.easternangles.co.uk