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Stoppard play in Bungay

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:31 01 August 2010

THE Black Ram Theatre Company is back at the Fisher Theatre at Bungay this weekend, staging Tom Stoppard's play Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Set in the ruined Gothic wreckage of a proscenium theatre, it opens a world of constant duality, minor images and echoes.

THE Black Ram Theatre Company is back at the Fisher Theatre at Bungay this weekend, staging Tom Stoppard's play Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Set in the ruined Gothic wreckage of a proscenium theatre, it opens a world of constant duality, minor images and echoes. Stoppard's famed existential comedy explores the comic flip side of Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece through the eyes of his most enigmatic duo, Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern.

Complete with musicians, acrobats and circus performers, blazing fire and trailing glitter, it follows the vaudeville anti-heroes as they trip, traipse and fall through the dark world of Hamlet in search of hope and purpose.

Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) and performances are at 7.30pm tonight and tomorrow.

On Wednesday there is an evening with Shirley Williams at the theatre, at 7.30pm. The former member of the Gang of Four who left the Labour Party to form the Social Democrats, Baroness Williams became an MP after a career in journalism, and served in the Wilson and Callaghan governments. She supported the foundation of the Liberal Democrats in 1987, finally standing down as their leader in the House of Lords in 2004. The story of her life and career will unfold at the theatre on Wednesday. Tickets are £20.

Next Friday brings the Hamsters trio to the theatre, and next Saturday Rohan McCullough, with Hugh Whitemore, is back by popular demand, to read some of England's best loved poems, including those by John Betjeman, Rudyard Kipling and Joyce Grenfell. Whitemore will offer anecdotes and stories from his life in British Television.

The Thursday film next week, at 7.30pm, is The Time Traveller's Wife (12A).

Tickets for all events at the Fisher Theatre can be booked through the box office on 01986 897130 or via the website www.fishertheatre.org


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