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Southwold Summer Theatre

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Moved to tears!

We are great fans of Southwold Summer Theatre finding all of their productions highly professional... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Laughed - I cried!

Went here one evening with my wife to see Funny Money by Ray Cooney. We had booked on line. It is... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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From 1984 the Summer Theatres were operated by The Jill Freud Company, which was established by Jill Freud as a small to mid-scale touring company in 1980. Following Jill's retirement in 2010 Suffolk Summer Theatres Ltd was established in order to...more
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St. Edmunds Hall Cumberland Road | Cumberland Road, Southwold IP18 6JP, England
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

We are great fans of Southwold Summer Theatre finding all of their productions highly professional and polished, however, A Daughter's a daughter by Agatha Christie surpassed everything. The cast were truly excellent and gave a remarkable delivery of this not very well known play as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Went here one evening with my wife to see Funny Money by Ray Cooney. We had booked on line. It is all very quaint. A typical sea side provincial theatre that doubles up as a cinema. The foyer and box office area is very retro...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

A visit to Southwold in the Summer coincides with the theatre and we were able to get tickets for the Thursday matinee. The play was very enjoyable. Fun actors and the scenery was most impressive. An excellent couple of hours!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Heather S
Peter A, Owner at Southwold Summer Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Heather, Glad you enjoyed it. best peter

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Southwold a lovely seaside town to visit at any time of the year and in the summer (July to early September) there is an extra treat. The Southwold Summer Theatre. We have now visited this every year for past 5 years since a friend introduced...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank NorfolkRasher
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Wonderful warm local well loved theatre, we visited in August to see Alan Bennetts play The Old Country, excellent rendition and the actors exceptional particularly the lead role. Pre theatre dinner at the Swan to make the night extra special, very enjoyable outing.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went to two productions this year: "Murder by the Book" and "The 39 Steps". We have been going to productions at Southwold and Aldeburgh for many years and have, in the main, enjoyed them which is why we return. This year, however, will probably...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank palustrian
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We arrived with few expectations at this quaint village hallish venue. Reception/bar staff fabulously informal and helpful . The play was the Thirty Nine Steps-the comic version. We laughed continuously at the fantastic cast who played with huge energy and wondrous skill. Could not praise...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We really enjoyed the hilariously funny version of The 39 Steps. The four actors chopped and changed their parts at the drop of a hat and were marvellous. My (young) adult children enjoyed it just as much as we did evn though they had had...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Heather S
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We came to the last matinee performance of the 39 steps. The tiny cast were wonderfully adept at bringing this classic to a tiny stage in a truly bonkers way. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

What a little gem of a theatre! in the charming and historic town of Southwold, harking back to yesteryears with a real old fashioned charm, staffed by enthusiastic locals, nice to see they are supporting the in town brewery for the drinks! we went to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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