Sharing Our Stories

This is an ongoing pilot project involving mainly Eastern Europeans working in local hotels and restaurants in Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, who have been telling us their stories in informal gatherings over food and wine. We have heard some amazing tales and had tremendous fun. We don’t know exactly where it will lead as we have many more people to meet and many more stories to collect. The aim is two-fold, to extend a welcoming hand to the foreign workers into our community, and to explore ways of creating a new piece of theatre evolving from their stories in 2017.  Email Alys Kihl for more details.



13- 16 June Orla & The Moon (working title)for families, babies and infants...



Wonderful Beast will be taking a new music theatre production for 0-3 year olds to Sudbury, Stowmarket, Hadleigh and Eye  in Mid Suffolk & Babergh following the success of Orla and the Sun in 2015- 2016.  Other performances are currently being planned in partnership with Creative Futures, London (transforming young lives through the arts).


More details of our work will appear in due course.



For more details of both productions contact

Alys Kihl, 01728 451 408.






Composers/ librettists/performers:

Zoë Palmer and Jack Ross

Singer: Abimaro Gunnell

Dancer: David Ogle

Designer: Sarah Booth

Director: Zoë Palmer

Producer: Alys Kihl



Thanks to:

The Marchus Charitable Trust

Frank Jackson Foundation