Comedy, tragedy and live broadcasts

Stage Direct- Outside Edge at North Walsham Atrium. Brenda Williams as Miriam and Derek Bull as Roge

Stage Direct- Outside Edge at North Walsham Atrium. Brenda Williams as Miriam and Derek Bull as Roger. - Credit: Archant

Bond actors live broadcasts and entertaining comedies are set to grace the stage in a north Norfolk town.

Sheringham little Theatre has an exciting line-up to keep people entertained over the winter months.

Amateur dramatic group Stage Direct will be performing the play, Outside Edge by playwright Richard Harris, at the theatre on January 22 and 23 at 7.30pm.

The play was first performed in 1979 and developed in a television series in 1994, some of which was filmed in Cromer.

The comedy follows Roger (played by Derek Bull) who has enough trouble assembling his cricket team to play against the Railways Maintenance Division, Yeading East but these complications pall before those occurring among their various wives and girlfriends.

A spokesman for the production said: 'Stage Direct would like to say a big 'thank you' to Cromer and Sheringham Cricket Clubs for their very generous help. Without these clubs our motley team would not be equipped to take to the field of play.'

Single Shoe Productions, will also be performing Crazy Glue, a tragicomedy about love and loss, on Friday, January 29 at 7.30pm.

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The play follows the roller coaster of a couple's romance as they move from the blossoming of first love through to the thornier terrain of married life. The play is inspired by the physical comedy of Buster Keaton.

The theatre will also play host to a live screenings throughout January, the first of which is The Winter's Tale, performed by the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company and starring Dame Judi Dench, broadcast from London's Garrick Theatre. The screening will take place on Saturday, January 9 at 7pm.

There will also be a live ballet screening with the Royal Opera House performing Rhapsody and The Two Pigeons, on Tuesday, January 26 at 7.15pm.

The National Theatre will also be broadcasting a live screening of Les Liaisons Dangereuses live from the Donmar's London home on Thursday, January 28 at 7pm.

Finishing off the month's entertainment is a jazz session with Cyan Traces in The Hub, which is the cafe area of the theatre, on Sunday, January 31 at 7.30pm.

For tickets for any of the performances and broadcasts, contact the box office on 01263 822347.

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