Season 2, Episode 1: It’s ‘The Birds and the Bees’ show time – talking to James McDermott and the full cast; Laura Doddington, Richard McIver, Louise Gold and Siôn Tudor Owen

31 Mar 2022

 

Welcome back to the New Wolsey Theatre podcast – Season 2 – Episode 1!

In this brand-new season we take you right into the heart of our theatre – on stage, backstage, front of house and everywhere in between!

This episode is all about The Birds and the Bees – a hilarious romantic comedy play, set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. We talk to James McDermott, playwright, scriptwriter and poet who provided additional material to relocate the story of the play (originally set in Canada and written by Mark Crawford). We also talk to the immensely talented and entertaining cast:  Laura Doddington, Richard McIver, Louise Gold and Siôn Tudor Owen.

Discover how James ‘Anglified’ the play to be based around Norfolk,  and meet all the cast as they talk about the show and how they relate to their stage characters as well as some behind the scenes chats and reveals!

The Birds and the Bees is directed by Peter Rowe and is a co-production between the New Wolsey Theatre, Norwich Theatre, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and John Stalker Productions.

Performance Dates at The New Wolsey:
Auditorium performances (including selected performances with captioning, BSL and Audio Description):

Fri 25 March – Sat 9 April 2022 – BOOK HERE

 Livestream Performances (including selected performances with captioning, BSL and Audio Description):

Thu 7 Apr 7.45 pm, Fri 7.45 pm, Sat 2.30 pm and Sat 7.45 pm – BOOK HERE

You can also book tickets by calling the box office on 01473 295900 between 10 am and 6 pm. If you prefer to buy tickets in person we are open between 10 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday.

The Birds and the Bees will also be showing at Norwich Theatre and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds at later dates. Please check their websites for dates and booking information.

You’re very welcome to ask us questions which we can answer for you in a future episode or  give us your feedback about this or any other episode. Email: shornby@wolseytheatre.co.uk

Visit the New Wolsey Theatre website here

The New Wolsey Theatre is supported by Arts Council EnglandSuffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council.

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