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Westacre Theatre autumn season

Westacre Theatre is heading into its autumn season with a programme that spans a variety of entertainment from cinema to on-stage drama and a raft of new features.

Summer audiences saw the introduction of the outdoor stage with its new sound system and weatherproof canopy.

Now, as productions move indoors, audiences will be able to appreciate the refurbished studio with its modern energy-efficient stage lighting and new comfy seating.

Poppyland's Rosa Mendoza: a production set in Norfolk
Poppyland's Rosa Mendoza: a production set in Norfolk

A highlight for October will be the on-stage drama from Westacre’s in-house company, John Godber’s Lucky Sods which sheds light on the many questions arising when a couple win their dream fortune on the Lottery.

Six evening performances between October 14 and 23 offer optional pre-theatre dining.

Fans of mainstream cinema on Wednesday afternoons can start their viewing on October 6 with the much acclaimed Nomadland. And Anthony Hopkins gives an Oscar-winning performance as The Father on October 20.

Inspired by the global phenomenon of forming choirs while their men are serving away, Military Wives can be seen on the full-size screen on November 3.

Westacre’s studio stage will host two touring productions. On October 2, The Keeper’s Daughter Company brings alive their adaptation of the H G Wells classic story, The Time Machine, when an eccentric Victorian time traveller crash lands in the 21st century. An optional pre-performance dinner can also be booked for this evening.

On October 29, Westacre regulars fEAST Theatre are back with well-known playwright Rob John exploring an explosive triangular relationship over four tumultuous years when Spanish chambermaid Rosa Mendoza ensures Cromer guest house The Poppyland will never be the same again!

The bold new National Theatre version of Romeo and Juliet will be screened on Wednesday, September 29. Starring Jessie Buckley, Josh O’Connor, Tamsin Greig and Adrian Lester, it makes best use of the venue’s remarkable backstage spaces.

The new drive-in cinema, so popular in the spring, returns with four great movies - Dirty Dancing this evening, Tom Cruise in Top Gun on September 30, Mamma Mia on October 8 and The Blair Witch Project on October 30.

Westacre Theatre, in partnership with the very best of local teachers, is also staging weekly classes and workshops to introduce aspiring stars from the age of two up to 15 to a real theatre. All the latest details for these activities together with

availability for the many forthcoming events are at www.westacretheatre.com

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