fEAST Theatre

Formed in 2010, fEAST theatre continues to develop and showcase new work by professional theatre-makers from the East of England and beyond.

“bringing original and vibrant theatre to our region”

The Eastern Daily Press

Merrily On High will be at Wells Maltings on the:
18th December 14.30 pm and 19.30 pm
19th December 14.30 pm and 19.30 pm

The performances will be Covid-safe and all tickets are guaranteed for refund in case of cancellation.

We at fEAST hope you can join us, Su, Shane and Ade for some midwinter cheer to round off a difficult year.

Wells Maltings Box Office: 01328 710 885

Merrily On High

We are delighted to announce that fEAST will be returning to Wells Maltings this December with a trio of specially commissioned monologues, Merrily On High.

Funny, thought-provoking and poignant, with a dash of the macabre, these stories will bring some much-needed light and warmth to Christmas 2020.

fEAST’s Artistic Director Dawn Finnerty will perform as Su in O Come Let us Adore Him, written and directed by Rob John.

Su is 49. She has always been single but a man in a van is on his way and the mince pies are ready.

‘Daddy always used to say that the reason men didn’t like me was that I scared them. He always used to say I had a forbidding presence…Also, that I looked like a horse.’

Nimmo Twin and fEAST regular Owen Evans will be playing Shane in Comfort and Joy by Robin McLoughlin, directed by Dawn Finnerty.

Shane is a department-store Santa with a liking for Ruby Port and a few dark secrets under his acrylic beard.

‘I went on Trisha to discuss my trauma. She was nice. Said that must have been very difficult for me. The things that I’d seen. It hadn’t really been that difficult but I smiled a bit sadly and said that I just hoped that it didn’t spoil Christmas for the little ‘uns. Which was true.’

Rob John’s The Triumph of The Skies will be performed by Sam Thompson who made his professional debut in fEAST’s Salt in 2018.

19 year old Ade is getting ready for the biggest night of his year but as the Christmas clock ticks someone is missing.

‘…when it was home time he told me he’d shortened Lucozade to Ade cos Lucozade was too long and calling me just Ade would save him time and time was money and I didn’t know what he meant. Anyway, I decided to shorten his name too. What I did was I took the ‘in’ off Kevin. Called him Kev.’

Friday 30th October: 6pm  Wells Maltings

Friday 6th November: 7pm St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouth https://www.stgeorgestheatre.com/
As we had to cancel this performance due to Covid we hope to reschedule this show at a later date in accordance with government.

Written by Rob John and Robin McLoughlin

Directed by Dawn Finnerty and Rob John

Cast: Sally Blouet, Owen Evans, Dawn Finnerty, Robin McLoughlin, Sam Thompson, Katie-anna Whiting and Tabitha Woodgett.

Signal Fires

Signal Fire (n): a fire or light set up in a prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration.

As our 10th anniversary tour is put on hold until next year, we’re pleased to announce that we will be uniting with many UK touring theatre companies in Signal Fires.

Stretching from Cornwall to Aberdeen; SIGNAL FIRES will connect audiences and touring theatre companies in a collective national act of story-telling.

As part of this event Norfolk-based fEAST theatre are coming to Wells-next-the-Sea and Great Yarmouth to present: Stories from the East

In this socially distanced, Covid-safe, outdoor show 7 actors from fEAST will perform songs and scenes from several of our best known shows and offer a glimpse of some new yet-to-be-performed work. The performance will take us on a journey through time and place from Yarmouth beach in the early 19thCentury to Cromer and Norwich before the First World War via a 1943 US airbase near Wroxham and a medieval legend from our mist-shrouded saltmarshes.

For ten years fEAST theatre has been touring vibrant original theatre along the highways and byways of Norfolk and Suffolk. The company has built up a loyal following and a reputation for telling powerful stories set in Eastern England and working with professional actors who can speak with the authentic voices of our region.

At this time of crisis for the performing arts industry the Signal Fires events, which involve many of the UK’s top touring theatre companies, are a defiant reminder of the power and importance of story-telling and live performance. fEAST theatre is proud to be part of this imaginative project.

The health and safety of audiences, artists, creative teams and staff alike is of the upmost importance. All companies involved in the project will implement COVID secure measures to ensure that their full process, from rehearsal to performance, is in line with the current government guidelines, following strict hygiene protocols and allowing for social distancing.