• SUMMER THEATRE: DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER: HILARIOUS FARCE

    26TH JULY - 1ST AUGUST 2018(MATINEE 31ST JULY), 8PM (Matinee 2.30pm 31st July)

  • SUMMER THEATRE: DOUBLE DOUBLE: ROMANTIC THRILLER

    3rd - 8th August 218, 8pm ( Matinee 7th August 2.30pm)

  • SUMMER THEATRE: LIVING TOGETHER: POPULAR COMEDY

    10th-18th August 2018, 8pm (Matinee 2.30pm 14th August 2018)

  • SUMMER THEATRE: WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY. MADCAP FARCE

    22nd- 29th August 2018, 8pm (Matinee 2.30pm Tues 28th Aug)

  • SUMMER THEATRE: A PASSIONATE WOMAN: GENTLE COMEDY

    31st August - 5th September 2018, 8pm (Matinee 2.30pm Tue 4th Sep)

  • FAMILY THEATRE: JUMBLE TALES

    Friday 17th and Friday 24th August 2018, 2.30pm

  • AMATEUR THEATRE: BOUNCERS

    Fri 7th & Sat 8th September 2018, 7.30PM (Matinee Sat 8th Sept 2.30pm)

  • FILM: EDIE (12A)

    Tuesday 11th September 2018, 7.30pm

  • MUSIC: 1940s SINGALONG

    Friday 14th & Saturday 15th September 2018, 3.30pm & 7.30pm

  • SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE YOUTH GROUP: THE BATTLE OF BOAT

    Thurs 20th - 22nd September 2018, 7.30pm (Matinee 22nd Sept 2.30pm)

  • FILM: STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY (15)

    Tuesday 25th September 2018, 7.30pm

  • MUSIC: AN EVENING WITH RICHARD DIGANCE

    Thursday 27th September 2018, 7.30pm

  • MUSIC: LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS

    Saturday 29th September 2018, 7.30pm

  • FILM: THE HAPPY PRINCE (15)

    Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 7.30pm

  • FILM: OCEAN’S 8 (12A)

    Tuesday 9th October 2018, 7.30pm

  • FILM: SWIMMING WITH MEN (12A)

    Tuesday 30th October 2018, 7.30pm

  • FILM: MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN. (PG)

    Tuesday 6th November 2018, 7.30pm

  • FILM: PRIVATE PEACEFUL (12A)

    Sunday 11th November 2018, 7.30pm

Our brand new Patron – West End star – Killian Donnelly!!
12 March 2018

Musical show star is Norfolk theatre’s new patron 

A West End musical show star has agreed to be a patron of a Norfolk seaside theatre.

Killian Donnelly, who is currently starring as Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables has given his backing to Sheringham Little Theatre, where he has written some of its pantomimes.

The Irishman has taken leading roles in a range of musicals – Billy Elliott, The Commitments, Memphis and Kinky Boots – in London and on New York’s Broadway.

And it was an unlikely combination of Phantom of the Opera and panto which sparked a link between the Norfolk venue and the rising Irish stage star.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson saw him as Raoul in the West End’s Phantom with her daughter Katie who started following him on Twitter and discovered he also wrote pantos.

The theatre tried to contact him about penning a festive fun show for Sheringham. But when there was no reply Katie cheekily messaged him directly on social media – and the star agreed.

Killian, 33, said: “It’s a real honour for me to be a patron of Sheringham Little Theatre. Theatre for me has always been a very welcoming experience and environment and there’s no better place than here.”

He has written a trio of pantos for Sheringham since 2011 – fitting it in between shows and rehearsals on much bigger stages – and is providing the script for this year’s Beauty and Beast.

Little theatre director Debbie Thompson said: “We are so delighted to have this wonderful link with Killian and it has been amazing to see his career go from strength to strength. It is brilliant that he continues to support us even though he has been mega-busy with a series of starring roles in major shows.

“We were thrilled when he agreed to be a patron of the theatre too. Having backing from influential names in the showbiz industry underlines our reputation as more than just a small town theatre. Our summer repertory drama season is also well known throughout the industry across the UK – proving that the Little Theatre is bigger than people might think!”

Picture caption: (pic credit – Sheringham Little Theatre)

1 Killian as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.

2 Killian Donnelly with Katie Thompson in London’s West End when he first forged his link with Sheringham Little Theatre during his spell in Phantom of the Opera.   

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