|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.
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 Nickys 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
Ayckbourns 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
BBCs Angels and Penny Rawlins, who is currently working on a play at Suffolks
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
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couple of hours picking as much fruit as you and the family can eat and then
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