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MTP Presents Theatre on the Coast

Presenting summer theatre, music and events for younger audiences in Southwold and Aldeburgh for 2019.

mtp is an award-winning professional theatre company established in 1999 and based in Suffolk in Suffolk since 2010. Matthew Townshend is the man behind mtp - a former member of the National Youth Theatre and Cambridge University graduate, he boasts a long career in theatre – as an actor, director, producer, teacher and writer.

Theatre on the Coast

Summer Theatre returns to Southwold for 2019 at Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold IP18 6JP with the following productions:

‘The End of the Line’ - from Patrick Marlowe - from 10th to 20th July 2019

Two beach huts. Two very different couples. They’re about to meet for the first time. Their lives, and their precious huts, will never be the same again!

Patrick Marlowe is an East Anglian writer, actor and director whose career includes work for the National Theatre and more locally for Eastern Angles.

‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman - from 23rd July to 3rd August 2019

Fading Hollywood action hero, Jefferson Steele touches down in the UK to take on the role of a lifetime – Shakespeare’s tragic King Lear. Only this isn’t Stratford upon Avon, but Stratford St John in the middle of Suffolk, and his co-stars are not the famous names he expected but local amateurs who are fighting to save their beloved theatre from closure.

Ian Hislop (editor of Private Eye, star of BBCTV’s ‘Have I got News for You’) and cartoonist Nick Newman first wrote ‘A bunch of Amateurs’ as a film. The stage play is a little more recent and premiered at the Watermill, Newbury in 2014.

‘The woman who cooked her husband’ by Debbie Isitt - from 6th August to 17th August 2019

Debbie Isitt is now as well known for her hit comedy films ‘Nativity’ and ‘Confetti’. In this play from the 1990’s she paints a hilarious and gruesome picture of a deserted wife’s revenge on her ex-husband. When Hillary invites Keith to dinner, together with his new girlfriend Lauren, her guests are not prepared for what she will serve up as the main course!

‘Hobson’s Choice’ by Harold Brighouse - from 20th to 31st August 2019

One of the great classics of the British stage, Harold Brighouse’s immortal Lancashire comedy is given a sparkling fresh revival, translated from the late 1890s to 1958, in a new production first seen last year in the playwright’s 60th anniversary.

Starring John D Collins (TV’s ‘Allo! ‘Allo!’) as Henry Hobson.

“Very, very funny… I urge you to go and see this production.” (London Pub Theatres – ****1/2)

Young Theatre on the Coast

Get into Shakespeare by the Sea with Young Theatre on the Coast.

Two full days of magic, mystery, shipwrecks and fun. Work with an actor from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, with a musician and a costume and property maker. For ages 8 years to 18 years. Create your own performance inspired by travelling players and the historic Tudor Moot Hall in Aldeburgh.

When: Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th August from 10.30-15.30

Where: Drop off and pick up at the Aldeburgh Music Room, Aldeburgh Primary School, Aldeburgh, IP15 5EU

Cost: £7 per child per day (£14 for both days). 2 siblings £12 per day or £24 for both days.

Email: mtproductions@btconnect.com

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