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Sidmouth Summer Play Festival looks forward to another fantastic year at The Manor Pavilion Theatre

The Paul Taylor Mills Summer Play Festival is in its 11th year, running a repertory theatre season with over 60 years of history in Sidmouth.

Sidmouth is proud to host one of the longest running repertory theatre seasons in the country. In repertory theatre, a company of actors rehearse and perform back to back plays in house for a season, often rehearsing the following week's play whilst performing each night. The intense process creates a buzz and brings a vibrant energy to the hosting venue. This year's play season runs from 24th June to 21st September, hosting 12 plays over 12 weeks, with a break in the middle for Sidmouth Folk Week.

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"We are honoured to be custodians of the Summer Season at the Manor Pavilion Theatre. Working closely with the incredible team at the theatre, we are able to bring A Class productions to Sidmouth."

Paul Taylor Mills Company

Paul Taylor Mills, artistic director of Turbine Theatre at Battersea Power Station and previously a producer to Andrew Lloyd Webber, has been running the Sidmouth Summer Play Festival for the past 11 years.

This year's Summer Play Festival is shaping up to be a strong year with a great selection of plays including; Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh, Yes Prime Minister by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza and and Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott.

Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 24th April. Season ticket deals will also be available.

Find out more by visiting the Manor Pavilion website.