News: Theatre swaps stage for TV screen

A Suffolk theatre will be swapping the stage for the TV screen as it features in a BBC documentary.

The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds will feature in Arts Troubleshooter, a two-part series which see arts expert Michael Lynch visit two arts organisations facing challenging times.

The second episode of the series will focus on the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, with the first following the story of Northern Ballet in Leeds.

Michael Lynch and the documentary team arrived at the Theatre Royal just after the fthe appointment of Simon Daykin as Chief Executive in April 2011, and tracked a number of projects the Theatre undertook throughout 2011 and the beginning of 2012.

For Simon Daykin, the chance to work on the programme was an ideal way to support the theatre’s in house work; “As a relatively small organisation, the opportunity to benefit from some additional expertise is always welcome. We were grateful to have Michael join us for his few months of filming, and found it useful to have an external eye looking over our operations throughout that time, and aid our thinking in how we can best continue to use the Theatre to enrich the lives of our community here in Bury St Edmunds and beyond.”

Audiences can watch the outcome as Arts Troubleshooter is aired on BBC2 on Saturday 2 June at 8.15pm.

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