Frinton Summer Theatre announces shows for 80th season

Last Updated on 12 June 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Abigail’s Party, Tell Me on a Sunday and Alan Alyckbourn’s The Norman Conquests are among shows lined up for Frinton Summer Theatre’s 80th season

Frinton Summer Theatre

Frinton Summer Theatre in Essex has announced its 2021 programme of shows which will mark its 80th season.

Running from 13 July to 30 August 2021, they include revivals of Alan Alyckbourn’s The Norman Conquests, Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s musical Tell Me on a Sunday.

It also features comedy thriller Guilty Secret by Roger Mortimer-Smith and Michael Simkins’ adaptation of Roger and Charlie Mortimer’s Dear Lupin letters.

The only casting announced so far is Will Taylor who will perform Dear Lupin, following on from his success at Frinton’s production of Private Peaceful in 2018.

Other events include An Evening with Hayley Mills on 29 August, a comedy night on 18 July and music nights on 8 and 15 August.

Frinton Summer Theatre, based out of The McGrigor Hall in Frinton-on-Sea in Essex, dates back to 1934 and is the oldest surviving “weekly” summer repertory theatre company in England. It is now put together by producer Clive Brill.

This summer’s season opens with Guilty Secret which runs from 13 to 18 July, followed by Dear Lupin from 21 to 25 July. The Norman Conquests, comprising two plays Table Manners and Round and Round the Garden that can be seen in either order, runs from 29 July to 9 August. Tell Me on a Sunday runs from 12 to 22 August and Abigail’s Party from 25 to 30 August.

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