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Theatre group returns for 10th year with latest version of popular show

PUBLISHED: 12:37 12 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:37 12 March 2019

The cast of Harry's Bar #10, which is being staged at the Conservative Club in Felixstowe Picture: GILL ATACOCUGU

The cast of Harry's Bar #10, which is being staged at the Conservative Club in Felixstowe Picture: GILL ATACOCUGU

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Harry’s Bar is celebrating 10 years this week – a show that always guarantees to amuse, entertain, provoke and interest in equal measure.

Thomas Haigh as Constable, Grace Carroll as Maria, and Steve Roche as Turner in Harry's Bar #10 Picture: GILL ATACOCUGUThomas Haigh as Constable, Grace Carroll as Maria, and Steve Roche as Turner in Harry's Bar #10 Picture: GILL ATACOCUGU

Black & White Productions is presenting Harry’s Bar #10 – Portrait of The Artist all week and this year not only with a new theme but at a new venue, upstairs in The Conservative Club, High Road West, Felixstowe.

Written by Felixstowe playwright Suzanne Hawkes, the evening features its usual and – for all the literary buffs – in spite of the title, it’s not about James Joyce!

The theme takes a look at visual artists – especially those associated with Suffolk.

Dramatist Suzanne said: “So we have John Constable, famous for his Flatford Mill landscapes – unhappy in love and fending off the interference of his mother, while fighting it out for a spot at The Royal Academy with JW Turner, who has his own problems on the romantic front.

“We have Sudbury-based Maggi Hambling giving a talk on life, art and Francis Bacon, Theo Van Gogh looking for his brother (well Holland is only just across the water!) and there’s a couple of art forgers on the loose – including one associated with Dedham.

“And it all takes place in Beryl Cook’s favourite pub ‘The Dolphin’ (ex landlady of The White Horse at Stoke by Nayland), where the ‘Bosom Pals’ are fond of doing a few musical turns of their own while waiting for the shy and retiring artist herself to turn up and paint another of her famous portraits of them. It’s going to be a colourful evening.”

The show runs until Friday, March 15 at the Conservative Club – bar and doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.

There is a stairlift but no wheelchair access.

Tickets are £14/£12 – for availability call 01394 279613 or visit Abbeygate Lighting, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, or go on line at ticketsource.co.uk/black-white-productions

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