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Autumn season in full swing at Sudbury's Quay

PUBLISHED: 16:35 02 October 2018

Mark Farrelly as Patrick Hamilton in Silence of Snow
Picture: STEVE ULLATHORNE

Mark Farrelly as Patrick Hamilton in Silence of Snow Picture: STEVE ULLATHORNE

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Another full week coming up at The Quay so I'll get straight down to the nitty gritty without the normal ramblings as an introduction!

Already this week we will have had the first in our season of live streamings from the Metropolitan Opera, ‘Aida’, the Sudbury Flower Club’s ‘Ode to Autumn’, the superb film ‘Journey’s End’, and the National Theatre Live’s ‘Julie’. You can’t say we don’t put a lot on.

Tonight, Thursday October 11, at 8pm, we have a personal favourite, writer and performer, Mark Farrelly, bringing his acerbic, very funny and brilliantly performed play – ‘The Silence of Snow’.

Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, and classic novels Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Hangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude. But Hamilton was also an alcoholic, whose wit darkened as his inner and outer worlds collapsed.

Covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s life and writing, The Silence of Snow entertains and challenges, asking audiences: why do so many of us get through life without feeling we ever truly knew another person?

If you saw Mark portraying Quentin Crisp at The Quay, you will KNOW not to miss this.

“You won’t be able to take your eyes off this magnetic actor Mark Farrelly. He inhabits the character of Hamilton with a blazing fluidity” - The Times.

“Farrelly’s performance is electric” - What’s On Stage.

“Horrifyingly funny snapshot of the wit, novelist and playwright…brilliant” - The Spectator’. Now that’s what you call rave reviews!

On Friday we have time to fit in a sell-out top comedian, Simon Evans, with The Quay Acoustic highlighting local talent in the bar on Saturday night.

The following week, we welcome Sudbury Musicals Society’s performance run of ‘Sweet Charity’.

Beginning Wednesday, October 17 and running through to Saturday, October 20, you can always be assured of a high energy, feelgood night in the capable hands of this long-standing company.

And as the nights draw in, who can resist a good old song and dance? Certainly not me, my ticket is booked.

Call 01787 374745 or visit www.quaysudbury.com for more details.

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