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Latest News on Sheringham Summer Theatre

Seymour Matthews the director of Sheringham Summer Theatre has been busy casting for the forthcoming Summer Repertory Season at Sheringham Little Theatre. He explains, “It takes a special skill to be able to work in repertory, actors have to be able to rehearse one play during the day and perform another at night.”   An accomplished actor and director himself, Seymour has been involved with repertory of the highest standard, including The Young Vic, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre.

When producing Summer Repertory, he has a trusted core of directors and performers who he knows will be able to rise to the challenges that repertory theatre poses. One vital member of the team is his wife, Nicky Matthews, the daughter of the late great Jack Watling.

Seymour and Nicky’s first Summer Season at Sheringham last year was a great success and received rave reviews. He had no hesitation in inviting back some of the actors who proved very popular, including, Elizabeth Scott who has recently played the title role in ‘Hedda Gabler’ at The Little Theatre and Vidar Nelson, who audiences will remember from last year as the hilarious ‘verbally challenged’ solicitor in Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Taking Steps’.

Seymour fully understands the delicate balance required during casting to continue with established performers while keeping the necessary freshness of new faces.

His latest casting will see him introducing to Sheringham experienced actors including Nick Wilkes, who trained at Bristol Old Vic and has played Summer Repertory with the Sidmouth Company; Erin Geraghty who audiences will recognise from her lead role in BBC’s Angels and Penny Rawlins, who is currently working on a play at Suffolk’s Eye Theatre which finishes just a week before rehearsals start in Sheringham.
“I am looking forward to working with all these talented people and offering Sheringham the very best in repertory for 2004.” says Seymour.

Sheringham Summer Theatre runs 6th July to 18th September, Box Office 01263 822 347

Sheringham Community Paper
Sheringham Community Paper
Sheringham Community Paper
Wiveton Hall was built in the Jacobean period, when nearby Blakeney and Cley were thriving ports. It is a beautiful, architectural gem, surrounded by farmland, woods and marshes. The farm is family owned and run, with additional help from friendly staff. The whole place has a very tranquil, low-key feel about it, which somehow encapsulates the feeling you get from those long, sultry, summer days that we all love.

Wiveton Fruit Farm grows a variety of strawberries and raspberries along with currants, gooseberries, asparagus, potatoes, globe artichokes, runner beans, sweetcorn, tomatoes, squash – to name but a few. The gorgeous traditional walled garden can be viewed as you pass the many chickens, ducks and other feathery creatures that roam about.

The farm supplies the best of the local shops and restaurants with it’s flavour-filled, fresh produce which is picked and delivered the same day to ensure maximum taste. During June and July seize the opportunity to ‘lose yourself’ for a couple of hours picking as much fruit as you and the family can eat – and then preserve the excess bounty as a taste of summer, to consume once the grey of winter has set in.

If you haven’t the time to savour the whole fruit picking experience, then the roadside stall, (which is clearly seen on the coast road between Blakeney and Cley) will supply you with ready picked fruit and afford you the chance to enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labour.
Telephone orders on 01263 740525. Open daily 9am – 5pm during June and July.
Sheringham Community Paper
Sheringham Community Paper
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