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Theatre schedule features fairytale favourites and classic drama

PUBLISHED: 15:45 11 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:45 11 April 2018

The Seagull Theatre in Pakefield. Picture: Nick Butcher.

The Seagull Theatre in Pakefield. Picture: Nick Butcher.

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A busy programme of events is planned at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield over the next couple of weeks.

From 7.30pm this evening, Hambledon Productions presents its recreation of the 60s and 70s classic comedy show, ‘Steptoe and Son’.

Audience members are invited to wallow in Harold’s frustration, Albert’s craftiness and the all-round comic drama as the father and son duo battle their way through life as the rag and bone men of Shepherd’s Bush. Tickets cost either £10 or £12.

Thursday, April 12, sees INK Theatre present ‘INK on the Road: The Best of the 2018 Festival’.

Starting at 7.30pm, the evening will feature five short plays created by well known East Anglian writers Richard Curtis, Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Steve Waters and Libby Purves. Tickets are priced at £8 or £10.

Rogues Shanty Chorus return to the Seagull with their new show, ‘The Beach Village’, on Friday, April 13 at 7.30pm, when they will present the story of the history and demise of Lowestoft’s famous beach village.

Tickets cost £8 and, due to overwhelming demand, there will be an extra matinee performance at 2.30pm on Sunday, April 15.

On Saturday, April 14, Tigerlilys present ‘Once Upon a Fairytale’ at 2pm. With tickets priced at £6 for children and £4 for adults, the show will feature a host of princesses and fairytale favourites.

From 7.30pm on Tuesday, April 17, it’s quiz time in the splendid Seagull Theatre foyer. Entry for this good-natured but highly competitive affair costs £1 per person for teams of up to six people.

Brian Friel’s classic play ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ will be coming to the Seagull on Friday, April 20, from 7.30pm. The tale follows five sisters and their frail, elderly brother who has returned from life as a missionary in Africa.

As the family members live out their lives in rural Ireland in the 1930s - desperately hoping to one day be freed from their domestic soltitude - the story takes place around the Celtic festival of Lughnasa

Tickets to see this magical yet tragic play are priced at either £9 or £12.

Visit the Seagull Theatre website or call the box office on 01502 589726 to book tickets or find out more information.

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