Paving the way for success...
Since 1959 the company has established a fine record for classical and contemporary theatre in the region. The Irving Youth Company was founded in 1986 and merged with the main company several years later where it still stages up to three productions a year. In 2019 we will be celebrating our Diamond Anniversary.
The company played a major role in supporting the restoration of the Theatre Royal both during the 1960s and the recent tremendously successful project of 2005-2007.
Priding itself on presenting a wide range of musicals and plays, the theatre group gives opportunities to those who have done it for many years (the oldest member being in his 80s) as well as those who have never trod the boards before.
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Press conference #chess https://t.co/oZb7UMWXt7Posted on Tuesday 15th January 2019 19:19
And onto the next show.... #Chess #Merano https://t.co/J2vbyZ5S6gPosted on Monday 19th November 2018 20:19
Opening night @TheatreRoyalBSE . Absolutely fabulous show. Well done all involved! #alloallo https://t.co/j41CqczXcWPosted on Tuesday 6th November 2018 22:23
While Allo Allo! Steps onto the stage @TheatreRoyalBSE next week, Chess rehearsals are underway! https://t.co/65UW8bdf7CPosted on Wednesday 31st October 2018 20:07
It is I. Leclerc.... https://t.co/Qim9crhg2cPosted on Sunday 14th October 2018 10:13
Good moaning! https://t.co/DbWSTMoYorPosted on Sunday 14th October 2018 10:09
Mdm Edith, ‘entertaining’ the customers in Rene’s cafe... https://t.co/16AxygwUslPosted on Sunday 14th October 2018 10:05
Capt Bertorelli, Colonel Kurt Von Strohm & Helga. https://t.co/S2NsRbAf02Posted on Sunday 14th October 2018 9:59
Very excited to be at the first Sunday rehearsal for Allo Allo! Very excited! Some pics to follow.... https://t.co/yth0AJe2rCPosted on Sunday 14th October 2018 9:28
Our chess director, Sian, getting in the mood... #eachgameofchess https://t.co/jZ9qWn25F4Posted on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 18:10
Have you booked tickets yet? If not... What a mistake-a to make-a! @TheatreRoyalBSE https://t.co/IyyrLAtwrhPosted on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 14:27
We hope you’re coming to see Allo Allo! November 6-10. @TheatreRoyalBSE https://t.co/yGEOmxfrtjPosted on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 14:26
It’s opening night.... Hope to see some familiar faces this week. Thank you for your support! @TheatreRoyalBSE https://t.co/Wkt3FUfby7Posted on Tuesday 13th March 2018 16:45
Tech rehearsal about to start @TheatreRoyalBSE Have you got your tickets? https://t.co/xfquAorkTGPosted on Sunday 11th March 2018 18:32
Band call for the producers! We are performing @TheatreRoyalBSE 13-17 March https://t.co/Fn6NeFFL9l https://t.co/INlTyPF8bfPosted on Saturday 3rd March 2018 16:02
3 weeks tomorrow and it’s opening night!! Have you got your tickets? https://t.co/Fn6NeFFL9l https://t.co/OP2PvFqdWwPosted on Monday 19th February 2018 21:12
Tap shoes are out! #iwannabeaproducer https://t.co/XE18qr9SkyPosted on Monday 22nd January 2018 21:33
Producers choreography well under way! Tickets are now on sale. March 13-17th. https://t.co/Fn6NeFFL9l https://t.co/yQEeTSg4AjPosted on Thursday 11th January 2018 11:27
Our next production! Be among the first to get tickets! https://t.co/Fn6NeFFL9l https://t.co/pfThdH2KLpPosted on Wednesday 8th November 2017 13:14
Get in @TheatreRoyalBSE #sisteract https://t.co/SkmzkGzcgHPosted on Sunday 29th October 2017 10:39
Limited tickets now on 5/6 performances! Opening night is Halloween! https://t.co/3g6zS8TKl1 https://t.co/nSwTrs4VakPosted on Thursday 26th October 2017 7:07
Final steps.... #sisteract https://t.co/3g6zS8TKl1 https://t.co/9SobfVlMvPPosted on Wednesday 18th October 2017 22:05
Please Come and see Sister Act @TheatreRoyalBSE or this lot might be ‘upset’. 31st Oct -4th Nov. https://t.co/8rJyX0mGPNPosted on Monday 16th October 2017 12:32
Choir practice! #sisteract #raiseyourvoice https://t.co/DotFaRY09jPosted on Sunday 15th October 2017 10:53
Curtis and his thugs.#sisteract https://t.co/us14MJWMRUPosted on Sunday 15th October 2017 10:30
Nuns assembled.... #sisteract #halloween #openingnight https://t.co/csZEvb0mi0Posted on Sunday 15th October 2017 10:18
Mother superior handing out a lecture! https://t.co/3g6zS8TKl1 https://t.co/jarkKho3d9Posted on Sunday 15th October 2017 10:11
Sunday’s are upon us! #sisteract #2weekstogo @TheatreRoyalBSE https://t.co/W721P9pf9VPosted on Sunday 15th October 2017 9:45
#sisteract https://t.co/qGFum3iyJFPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 10:01
Cramming desperately #sisteract https://t.co/8aFPikPOn6Posted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:59
The bad guys getting in the habit #sisteract https://t.co/fPv4LSgi6BPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:58
RT @IrvingStageCo: #sisteract https://t.co/03FyolUV5sPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:53
RT @IrvingStageCo: Mother Superior! #sisteract https://t.co/sF8SZp0GsVPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:53
RT @IrvingStageCo: Fine tuning....#sisteract https://t.co/mAh9R3rJ9mPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:53
#sisteract https://t.co/03FyolUV5sPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:44
Mother Superior! #sisteract https://t.co/sF8SZp0GsVPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:41
Fine tuning....#sisteract https://t.co/mAh9R3rJ9mPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:41
Cops are in town #Sisteract https://t.co/vv7CazaWDMPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:35
Make up Doris, sorry - Delores #sisteract https://t.co/galAXmdp9fPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:34
Looking good Monsignor #sisteract https://t.co/lsOrLZ7Vp9Posted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:34
Nun more pleased than Nicky #sisteract https://t.co/jehmyAX5voPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:23
Tash update....#sisteract https://t.co/IlzHCu6rEQPosted on Sunday 8th October 2017 9:22
Bless our show! 31st Oct to Nov 4th! https://t.co/DAPHPhfMJlPosted on Monday 2nd October 2017 20:54
Rehearsals going well! Do you have your tickets yet? Please cone along! 31st Oct - 4th Nov https://t.co/3g6zS8TKl1 https://t.co/1GgLymqlQUPosted on Tuesday 12th September 2017 7:22
A sneak peek from our Unexpected Guest tech run last night at the @TheatreRoyalBSE... https://t.co/Xkw4wUwrGiPosted on Monday 5th June 2017 12:47
A couple of promo shots for The Unexpected Guest, beautifully taken by Andy Abbott https://t.co/M9O6Kx5WBxPosted on Sunday 14th May 2017 23:21
We're well into rehearsals & tickets are selling well so don't wait too long to pick yours up from @TheatreRoyalBSE https://t.co/WhrcuEylnwPosted on Sunday 14th May 2017 23:19
A diverse range of productions
The Irving Stage Company has a uniquely strong tradition of regularly performing Plays, Musicals, revues and in special events for charity.
We try and be diverse with our production choices and welcome feedback on these from our membership and audiences. We are also always interested to hear suggestions for future productions so please get in touch with the committee if you think you know of a musical or play that you can see the Irving Stage Company doing well! You can look at a list of the shows that we have performed on our ‘Past Productions’ page.
Recent years have seen us perform musicals have included Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Jesus Chris Superstar (NODA award), Hairspray, Footloose, Jekyll and Hyde and Sweeney Todd.
Plays have included two Agatha Christie thrillers, And Then There Were None and The Unexpected Guest; The Crucible, A Streetcar Named Desire, Stepping Out and A Chorus of Disapproval.
The group also ventured outside and performed Romeo and Juliet in the St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s cloisters.
Interested in being part of The Irving Stage Company?
We are always on the lookout for fun, enthusiastic people to work behind the scenes. Here you can find some of the areas you could get involved with, these are the jobs that make sure our productions run as smoothly as possible!
We would love to hear from you no matter whether you are experienced or have never been in a theatre before! You can find our contact details on the Contact Us page. Or if you prefer, you can use the form below and send us a quick message.
Front of House
selling programmes and raffle tickets as well as greeting audience members during show week.
helping the show to run as smoothly as possible by moving scenery/curtains between scenes.
helping to source the props and making sure they are in the right place at the right time during show week!
Hair & Make-Up
perfect for you if you’re interested in hair and/or make-up design for stage and would like to gain some more experience.
helping to source costumes and make sure that we have the right “look” on stage.
Chairperson Glen Conner
Secretary Karen Ridgeon
Treasurer Sian Couture
Business Manager Darian Vomund
Publicity & Website Christian Jenner
Membership secretary and social media Karen Ridgeon
Elected at the Annual General Meeting held 17 May 2018