The Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company presents:

An Honest Gentleman
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An Honest Gentleman

By Cordelia Spence & Tim Lane

A musical play featuring East Anglia’s very own Dick Turpin. Little is known of Thomas Easter, except that he was born in ‘Alsum in Norfolk’ in 1715, and was hung at Tyburn 24 years later. However, his was a life packed with adventure and intrigue.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

A unique version of William Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' told by a talented cast of eight in the city of Athens and the enchanted wood just outside its walls on midsummer night.

Anglian Mist

By Cordelia Spence & Tim Lane

Anglian Mist is a fictional telling of events that might have taken place on Orford Ness during the Cold War. It is a story of love, lies and betrayal set against the background of the top secret research happening at that time. The play will premiere on Orford Ness itself in June 2017 then tour in the Autumn.


By Ray Rumsby

In youth, he struggled against social prejudice and personal circumstance; in marriage, the loss of five beloved children and his wife's progressive mental illness; in his work, he shocked the rich with scenes of poverty and poorhouses - the narrow, dividing line. This is George Crabbe's haunting story.

The Blacksmith Who Chased The Moon

Adapted by Ant Cule

The Devil steals the moon and plunges the town of Halesworth into chaos, and only the Blacksmith can save it - but rescuing the moon from The Devil isn't as easy as it sounds... A festive comedy about facing your demons. Literally. Based on Nikolai Gogol's 'The Night Before Christmas'.

The Poisoners' Pact

By Cordelia Spence & Tim Lane

Set in the 1830s in the village of Burnham Market, this play explores the story of Catherine Frary and Frances Billings, the last women to be hanged in Norfolk. The pair were found guilty of several murders by administering arsenic to their victims frequently disguised in dumplings.

The Bricks of Burston

By Ant Cule & Emma MacLusky

We all remember particular teachers from our school days, some we admired and some we feared, but were there any we would have fought to save? At the heart of Norfolk history is the touching and remarkable story of Tom and Annie Higdon, and the courageous children who kick-started the boycott of the Council School in Burston. Lasting over 25 years, the story deservingly earned its place in history as the longest lasting strike action!


By Patrick Hamilton

The action opens into the London flat of Wyndham Brandon in the year 1929 as he, and fellow perpetrator Charles Granillo, are found amidst the aftermath of their first murder. This is, however, not merely a murder of opportunity or chance, but rather the realisation of Brandon's childhood dream - a 'passionless, faultless, clueless and motiveless murder' committed in the pursuit of 'art'.

Love Left Hanging

By Cordelia Spence & Tim Lane

Set in 1827, this adaptation of the famous Red Barn Murder, focuses on a woman scorned, exploring the different versions of the account of what happened to Maria Marten. A woman ahead of her time, Maria fell in love with the charming Corder but was kept in the dark about his shady background with criminals and prostitutes as well as an alleged affair with Maria's stepmother, Anne.

Private Peaceful

By Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful tells the story of Private Tommo Peaceful, aged 17, in the blasted landscape that is No Man's Land, somewhere near Ypres in 1916. Tommo shares his personal journey, leading us through the events that have brought him to this night and this fateful place. Simon Reade's critically acclaimed adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's brilliant book is loved by people of all ages for its exploration of courage and family loyalties in a senseless conflict.