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Southwold Summer Theatre

St. Edmunds Hall Cumberland Road | Cumberland Road, Southwold IP18 6JP, England
+44 1502 722572
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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 1 week ago
ROZNBAZ
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Prisoner of Zenda

A visit to Southwold in the Summer coincides with the theatre and we were able to get tickets for... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Heather S
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London, 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 ensure the future stability and security of the Summer Theatre Seasons. We aim to continue the long tradition of repertory theatre in Southwold and Aldeburgh. entertaining holidaymakers in both towns with a broad mixture of comedies, thrillers and family drama - "Classic theatre for a modern audience" The company is managed by two producers: Mark Sterling - Director of Productions Peter Adshead - General Manager
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St. Edmunds Hall Cumberland Road | Cumberland Road, Southwold IP18 6JP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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!

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Dear Heather, Glad you enjoyed it. best peter

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The staff are friendly and helpful throughout the transaction and on arrival they are polite and warm welcomes all round! The place is well cleaned and kept! The seating is comfortable, the refreshments / drinks are brilliant and priced reasonably as well! The shows and...More

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