June 26, 2024

Listen to Suranne Jones chat about her life and career

Sheringham Little Theatre’s screen star president Suranne Jones is back on our tellies uncovering the world of witchcraft.

But the actor will be at the venue for a cosier, though equally spellbinding, chat about her life and career in a fundraising event on August 4.

The original matinee has already sold out, so an extra evening event has been added at 7pm to cope with demand.

Suranne will talk about her acting, along with her Norfolk connections, during an on stage interview with North Norfolk playwright, poet and EastEnders scriptwriter James McDermott.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson said the question and answer event was a great chance to hear from Suranne about her working life as well as her links to the local area.

“Having Suranne as our president is brilliant. She is always busy, but is keen to be a ‘hands on’ president rather than just a ‘name’ so we are grateful she makes time to support our arts venue with events like this.”

Suranne became theatre president in February, having been a regular visitor to productions there, and wanting to support the kind of local community theatre that helped her early in her career.

She started acting at eight years old, took her first steps into making it her career at the Oldham Theatre Workshop, and later completed a Diploma in Performing Arts.

After various stage acting roles which saw her tour the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, she found fame as Karen McDonald in Coronation Street, twice winning the NTA Best Actress award.

Suranne’s break-out TV role was as police killer Ruth Slater in Unforgiven, which led to a diverse range of roles, including: detective Rachel Bailey in the crime drama Scott and Bailey; the spirit of the Tardis in Doctor Who; Doctor Foster (for which she won the BAFTA Best Actress award in 2016); Anne Lister in the ground-breaking Gentleman Jack, and detective Amy Silva in two series of the police drama Vigil.

Her latest television role sees her hosting a Channel 4 documentary Investigating Witch Trials which explores a subject that has fascinated since childhood. The show was co-produced by TeamAkers the company she runs with husband Laurence Akers.

Tickets for ‘An Evening with Suranne Jones’ are £30 through here or call box office on 01263 822347.

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