Norwich theatre’s new directors reveal line-up for season
The Sewell Barn Theatre in Norwich has announced its upcoming selection of plays for the 2011/12 season.
The eight productions have been chosen by the theatre's new artistic directors Michelle Montague and Robert Little.
The new line-up also includes the amateur premiere of 'Company Along The Mile', written by Oscar-nominated UEA graduate Tom Bidwell.
Michelle said at the announcement of the new line-up: 'We're really excited about the plays we've chosen for this season.
'They allow us to combine the talents and experience of established performers with the enthusiasm of young actors.'
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In addition to Tom Bidwell's play, the theatre company will be performing large-scale pieces including a non-musical adaptation of Les Miserables and Shakespeare's popular farce The Comedy of Errors.
Fellow artistic director Robert added: 'We're keen to give our audience a real mixture, so alongside plays by George Bernard Shaw and Willis Hall we have plays by more recent writers. It's a great time to be involved with the theatre.'
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Before the new season kicks off however, there will be two plays in the coming months to get the ball rolling.
These are Charlotte Keatley's My Mother Said I Never Should, which begins on Tursday, June 9, and Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, which starts at the theatre in July.
The full line-up for the 2011/2012 season is as follows:
The Long and the Short and the Tall, by Willis Hall, October 13-22
Entertaining Angels, by Richard Everett, December 1-10
Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo (adapted by Tim Kelly), January 12-21
Sons and Lovers, by DH Lawrence (adapted by Roger Parsley), March 23 to April 3
Company Along the Mile, by Tom Bidwell, April 5-14
Brighton Beach Memoirs, by Neil Simon, May 10-19
You Never Can Tell, by George Bernard Shaw, June 14-23
The Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare, July 19-28
The 100-seat theatre is based in the grounds of Sewell Park College (formerly Blyth-Jex School) on Constitution Hill and has staged over 200 theatrical productions since it opened in 1980.
More information can be found at www.sewellbarn.org
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