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Quay Theatre – The Passion

13 June 2012 No Comment

Tickets are on sale now for the biggest show of the year!  An epic production of a story that helped shape the modern world – with a cast of nearly 30, this is one of the biggest shows the Quay Theatre has ever seen.  Not to be missed!

Sudbury Dramatic Society Presents… The Passion
Based on the English Medieval Mystery Plays
Adapted and directed by Robert Crighton

Before Shakespeare there were the mysteries, the first great dramas ever produced in English.  The original mystery plays were based on stories from the Bible, telling the story of the world from the creation through to doomsday and written to be performed on city streets over the course of a whole day in midsummer.  This specially prepared version tells of the life of Christ focusing on his betrayal through to his resurrection.  A powerful story told for all peoples, involving storytelling, music, drama and a community company open to all comers.  With the Olympics just round the corner, this is our local version of the Cultural Olympiad and we’re very excited about it.

In fact, even though rehearsals are underway, you can still be involved – if you’re interested in joining the company as a member of the chorus then get in touch with the play director Robert Crighton at contact@milkbottleproductions.co.uk .

Performing Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th July at 7.45pm
The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AN

Robert adds:“We’re still looking for a couple of additional chorus players – they rehearse from Tuesday 19th June onwards (we rehearse three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sundays from 12pm) – but we’re also looking for people to help paint the set.  We’re planning to set the play as if it’s in a church that is undergoing refurbishment, covered in scaffolding and dust sheets, but with occasional glimpses of frescos underneath white washed walls.  To do this we need a small team to help, of mixed abilities, to do a certain amount of pre-painting prior to the show going up, plus people to help on the get in on Saturday 7th July.”

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