mtp presents Theatre on the virtual Coast
streamed direct from Southwold Arts Centre every weekend
22nd August – 12th September 2020
Keeping live Theatre alive!
All shows start at 7.30pm
Saturday 22nd August: premiere:
All 4 One
A new comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie
On a cold and short afternoon in the New Year, a grandmother calls the family together for a crisis conference. But when the grandmother is the Queen, the children and grandchildren are princes and dukes and the meeting is at Sandringham, then it’s clearly, no ordinary family crisis.
28th & 29th August: double bill 1:
Friday 28th August:
New productions of short plays first seen at the country’s biggest festival of new writing.
Saturday 29th August: premiere:
A new drama by Stewart Ross
Celebrating the contribution made by women pilots of the Air Transport Association during the Second World War. Three women from very different backgrounds join the ATA to ferry every type of warplane around the country and over the Channel, but the dangers they face in the skies are matched by the battles they have to fight on the ground.
Saturday 5th September:
Astrid King and A Funny Woman present The Peg Lynch Players.
Comic genius from a pioneer in TV and radio. Devised by Astrid King with Tim Fitzhigham.
11th & 12th September: double bill 2:
Friday 11th September:
Robert Powell in Charles Dickens, a celebration
Saturday 12th September:
Denis King’s Optimistic People
Robert Powell joins us again with Denis King and Sarah Redmond for an evening of entertainment with songs, stories and extracts from a life in music, the theatre and film.
How much does it cost and how will I be able to book?
The fee to watch all four weekends of live Theatre will be £44.00, a one time payment giving you six new shows over the four weekends from 22nd August – 12th September. And all for under £7.50 per show!
All the broadcasts will start at 7.30pm. Saturday shows are expected to run for up to 90 mins, while the two Fridays will be shorter.
Once you have paid the subscription charge, you will then be sent a link which will allow you to watch each show either on the night or for up to seven days following. There will also be an explanation about how you can watch, on a PC, laptop, tablet or on your TV.
When will I be able to actually book for the season?
We’re working now to complete the technical side and will post on this site, on social media and in the press, so keep looking!