A THEATRE IN IPSWICH RECALLED
from Vera Underwood
I have been reading The Ipswich Society Newsletter of this April and the article on the history of theatre in Ipswich has evoked a memory of a theatre which is not mentioned. No, I'm not talking through my hat as they might say because the recollection I have was of such an important event in the life of a child of 8 or 9. I do recall some events of World War I but this play I think was probably after the war as theatres would not be putting on shows during the war. I was so delighted when my parents took me to see the famous London actress Sybil Thorndyke in St Joan at the Lyceum Theatre in Carr Street which stood near to the East Anglian Daily Times building with its impressive facade. I hope there is somebody else living locally who can also remember this theatre.