Monday 26th July – Saturday 4th September 2021


Southwold Arts Centre

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Monday 26th July – Saturday 7th August

Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick
By Terry Johnson
Directed by Sarah Redmond

The first performance of this hit comedy was at the National Theatre in 1998 and it went on to win the Olivier comedy award 1999.

The off-screen love affair between Carry On film stalwarts, Barbara Windsor and Sid James.

The filming of the Carry On series was a less than glamorous affair, characterised by leaking caravans, inadequate pay-cheques and argumentative co-stars.

Sunday 1st August


Music from Perhaps Contraption
Perhaps Contraption is a multi-award winning, progressive brass band from London.

Part choir, part chamber orchestra, part avant rock troupe, they create a truly unique musical experience; melding elements of jazz, punk, art pop and post-minimalism.


Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th August


Monkey Business Circus
SuperHero Shenanigans©.

This is a crime caper where arch villain ‘The Joker’ has committed the heinous crime of spreading bad jokes throughout Southwold. In a fight to bring him to justice, various superheroes are called in to save the day, demonstrating their superhuman powers with their circus skills. 


Please note that this is not a seated event so you are advised to bring your own picnic blanket or deck chair.

Tuesday 3rd August

Robert Powell
Robert Powell in his one-man-show celebrating the genius of Jane Austen

Tuesday 3rd August, 8pm | £18

Sunday 8th/Sunday 22nd August

Film screening: All 4 One
Film screening of 2020 Theatre on the “virtual” Coast show All 4 One by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

What happens when Grandma summons the family for a crisis meeting? When the children include the heir to the throne, Dukes, Duchesses, princes and princesses, the stakes could not be higher! 

Sunday 8th August at 5pm | £10
Sunday 22nd August at 8pm | £10

Sunday 8th/Sunday 22nd August

Film screening: Attagirls!
Film screening of 2020 Theatre on the “virtual” Coast show Attagirls! by Stewart Ross

Three young women from very different backgrounds choose to help the RAF in World War Two. Joining the ATA squadron, they ferry every imaginable aircraft around the country. But the risks and tragedies of flying are only half the story, as they battle for recognition on the ground.

Sunday 8th August at 8pm | £10
Sunday 22nd August at 5pm | £10

Wednesday 11th – Saturday 21st August

Hello Norma Jeane
By Dylan Costello

Starring our Theatre on the Coast patron

Vicki Michelle (‘Allo, ‘Allo)

First seen at the King’s Head Theatre 2014.

Spring 2003, a new war is coming and Essex grandmother Lynnie has escaped from her nursing home to fly 8000 miles across the Atlantic to Hollywood.

There, she holes up in a rundown motel, awaiting the right moment to reveal to the world her deepest secret – that she is Marilyn Monroe, alive and well after faking her death over forty years before.

When grandson Joe turns up to take her home, he finds himself questioning reality. Is Lynnie really Marilyn? Or just an old lady who wanted to avoid ending her days in a nursing home?

As time starts running out, Joe’s search for the truth tests his self-worth – and his love for his Grandma – to the limit in this funny drama that is full of surprises.

“Hilarious…an excellent night of theatre” 
★ ★ ★ ★ The Reviews Hub

15th, 22nd, 29th August
Southwold and Reydon

Treasure Island

Get involved! Come and work alongside our team of professional performers, musicians and dancers to become a part of a new adaptation of the classic tale of piracy, treachery and treasure.

Age 10+ 

Wednesday 25th August – Saturday 4th September

A musical revue with the songs and words of Tom Lehrer

A show for our times, if ever there was one.

Celebrating the genius of Tom Lehrer; four actors, a piano and a healthy dose of attitude!

‘We will all go together when we go’, ‘The masochism Tango’ and many, many more.

Originally created by Cameron Mackintosh from the songs of the Harvard maths professor and darkly satirical comedy star Tom Lehrer, the show has been seen in the West End and on Broadway.

This revival was a touring success for mtp in 2012.

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Theatre on the Coast Patron

The patron of Theatre on the Coast is Vicki Michelle MBE, best known for her roles in ‘Allo, ‘Allo and Emmerdale.