SLT to stage world premiere during summer season

11th July 2019

A holiday-themed comedy drama is getting its world premiere during the summer season at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Sunkissed centres on a Mallorcan break taken by widow Daisy – who is shocked to find her “dead” husband living in the neighbouring villa.

It is among the five dramas in Sheringham Little Theatre’s 59th season of summer theatre running from July to September.

Sunkissed is penned by playwright James Cawood, one of whose previous works The Revival – a play within a play ghost story – was also launched at our award-winning venue.

James, who has written mainly thrillers, but with comedy elements, said: “Comedy and thrillers are my favourite styles of theatre, both as a playwright and a former actor. They have a lot in common – including strong plots, rhythm and timing.

“I had the Sunkissed idea in the shower after a run – which are my best thinking times. An actor friend Richard Earl, who has appeared in Sheringham summer seasons, recommended the town to me – and I love it.

“The theatre is amazing; a perfect venue which is intimate, with a loyal audience, strong group of rep actors and the drive of theatre director Debbie Thompson who appreciates new writing.”

He added that the play will star James’ wife Olivia as Daisy – even after she had the “audacity” to turn down a part written especially for her in his first play Stone Cold Murder!

Sunkissed runs from August 21-28. The other summer plays are:

  • July 25-31 – Funny Money – Ray Cooney farce centred on birthday boy Henry unwittingly acquiring a briefcase stuffed with £735,000.
  • August 2-7 – Dial M for Murder – Thriller and suspense as a detective and crime writer battle to clear a retired tennis pro’s wife of a murder conviction.
  • August  9-17 – Absurd Person Singular – Alan Ayckbourn black comedy unravelling the Christmas party disasters of three couples on successive years.
  • August 30-September 4 – Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – with Bertie called on to play matchmaker at a country house weekend.