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Westacre Theatre autumn programme goes from Peter Pan to Rocky Horror Picture Show

A whole world of stage and screen is right on your doorstep at Westacre Theatre whose autumn programme is promised to be "bursting with treats for all tastes."

There are three productions by the in-house Theatre Company. In October is One Million Tiny Plays about Britain when Matt Grist directs a wide range of miniature insights into other people’s lives.

For Christmas this year, Peter Pan will whisk you away to magical Neverland for a memorable musical adventure.

One Million Tiny Plays about Britain. Westacre Theatre.
One Million Tiny Plays about Britain. Westacre Theatre.

Sandwiched between those two delights in November is Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! – a topical farce directed by Andy Naylor and Issy Huckle which is amazingly relevant to today. In keeping with its theme, you can come to the opening night of the play on November 17 completely for free.

For that one special show, you can either pay as you normally would or you are very welcome to go along for free and make a donation if you wish to for as little or as much as you can afford.

But remember that you still have to reserve your seat in advance whether or not you pay.

Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! By Dario Fo. Westacre Theatre.
Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! By Dario Fo. Westacre Theatre.

On the Studio stage, direct from the Edinburgh Fringe the well-known Box Tail Soup bring the adventures of Gulliver to life.

Norwich Puppet Theatre present the beautiful Hans Christian Anderson classic of Thumbelina – about the girl no bigger than your thumb.

Singing duet Opera Dudes will enrapture and inspire you with their songs from the shows.

Alice in Winterland, Westacre Theatre.
Alice in Winterland, Westacre Theatre.

In December, for one night only is The Lamphouse Theatre Company's enchanting Alice in Winterland Based on Lewis Carroll’s original story; plus the Westacre Theatre Company’s Winter Warmer – a Sunday afternoon of seasonal celebration.

Meanwhile, good use will be made of the Studio screen. National Theatre Live starts off in October with Jack Absolute Flies Again. In November, Emilia Clarke stars in Chekhov’s The Seagull and in the New Year Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

In other screen selections is the York Theatre Royal’s award-winning production of The Railway Children; The Rocky Horror Picture Show; the Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker from the Royal Opera House; and mainstream films including Operation Mincemeat starring Colin Firth, and the cinematic return of Downton Abbey.

Workshops on offer with places still available cover Christmas Wreathing and the very popular Life Drawing.

New events are being added to the programme all the time. Full details of the entire season are on the website www.westacretheatre.com where you can also book tickets.

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