QuirkHouse is an alternative professional theatre company, founded in 2014 with writer and musician Jackie Carreira, which focuses on new writing from East Anglia-based playwrights.

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Coming up:

'Lockdown: the Musical' by Jackie Carreira

"Absolutely loved Lockdown The Musical... it was brilliant... it always has been every time I've been to see QuirkHouse."

"Brilliant writing and performances - well done everyone - how lovely to see some live theatre again!"

"Great fun and some poignant observations about theatre and actors during lockdown."

'QuirkHouse Five' Theatre Crawl 2019

5 Plays, 5 Actors, 5 Writers, 5 Venues, 5 Short Walks

Five very different monologues, performed as part of the Bury St Edmunds Fringe Festival

"As always, superb performances"
"Get out and see this show!"
"I'm having such a lovely day!"
"What a great production - well done to everybody."

'Talking in the Library', Library Fund-Raising Tour

A moving exploration of literature, literacy and life, as four characters from different worlds meet over a love of words.

Performed in libraries for the benefit of libraries and their visitors.

"We all really enjoyed this charming play."
"A lovely piece of uplifting theatre."
he script is a delight brought to life by a strong cast of four; truly funny and then deeply touching."
rilliant… A fantastic play!"
"Thoughtful and very enjoyable."
"Talking in the Library is a grown up tale that explores themes that include feminism, male-stereotypes, abuse, self-development, ambitions and longing."


'QuirkHouse Five' Theatre Crawl 2018

5 Plays, 5 Actors, 5 Writers, 5 Venues, 5 Short Walks

Five very different monologues, performed as part of the Bury St Edmunds Fringe Festival 

'Winter Tails III' by Jackie Carreira

QuirkHouse Theatre's annual seasonal treat; a selection of magical, profound and somewhat silly animal tales and fables, suitable for all ages!

"With all the awful things going on in the world, tonight was a perfect antidote - it really put a smile on my face and the stories were beautiful."
"We really enjoyed the performance... A refreshing evening of entertainment."

Bury Free Press Review:

Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival

War Poetry Readings
In association with students from Conservatoire East and the charity Walking With the Wounded.

'The Pickwick Papers' Reading
An extract from Dickens' classic performed in the Angel Hotel, where Dickens stayed in 1859 and 1861 when he gave lectures at the neighbouring Athenaeum.

'QuirkHouse Five' Theatre Crawl 2017

5 Plays, 5 Actors, 5 Writers
Five very different monologues, performed each day around Bury St Edmunds:

"Thoroughly brilliant..!"
"Well worth going - great fun."
"Absolutely superb. A real mix of writing and acting styles, all entertaining and thought-provoking. Astounding amount of talent ... Wouldn't be at all surprised to see some of these names in lights one day."
"Fabulous entertainment... Awesome."


'Winter Tails 2: Bigger. Funnier. Furrier.'
by Jackie Carreira

A magical selection of animal tales and fables, suitable for all big kids from 5-105!

"Great fun!"
"A really charming and enjoyable evening - a packed house and appreciative audience. Congrats all round."
"It was so funny - we laughed from start to finish and can't wait until the next one! Thank you."

'QuirkHouse Five' Theatre Crawl
5 Plays, 5 Actors, 5 Writers, 5 Venues
Five very different monologues, performed around Bury St Edmunds:

"I would like to congratulate you on a brilliant idea, very well put on. The writing and acting was superb."
"I loved the way they were all so different but complimented each other."
"Such a good idea - a really enjoyable, interesting day!"
"I hope you make this a regular fixture on your calendar!"


'Talking in the Library' by Jackie Carreira

A moving exploration of literature, literacy and life, seen through the eyes of four people whose paths converge in their local library.                 

Full of touching observations and warm humour, with an abundance of clever parallels to famous literary pieces, making it a real treat for theatre and literary fans to unpick.' - Broadway Baby

Some audience reviews:
"A superb play... Lots of humour, pathos and questions to keep you engaged; well worth seeing."
"A really good play, so well acted... A brilliant performance."
"Truly stunning."
"A pleasure to see - I enjoyed it immensely.''
"Full of surprises... It made me laugh and it made me cry."
"I highly recommend going to see this fantastic play."

'Head to Head' - three one-act duologues:

'The Dumb Waiter' by Harold Pinter
'Body and Soulmates' by John Gleeson
'An Extraordinary Rendition' by Richard Stainer

"Thanks to all. The three plays were really well written and performed; I will most definitely be coming to the next show. A big 'yes' from me!"
"All three were excellently performed and directed. I've never seen a Pinter play before but I will go to more in future."
"Innovative use of sound made the performance very intimate."


'The Seventh Train' by Jackie Carreira

A poignant tale of journeys, beginnings and endings.

"I was totally blown away. I wasn't expecting such depth and beauty to the writing."
"We loved the play; it was very well written with great acting and we're looking forward to the next QuirkHouse production."
"Now I want get on the Seventh Train. I could, you know."

'Winter Tails' by Jackie Carreira

A magical carpet ride of animal fables from around the world and through the centuries.

"I loved the mix of traditional storytelling and creative physical theatre in an intimate space."
"Very good fun with a bit of silliness on top!"


'Talking in the Library' by Jackie Carreira

A moving exploration of literature, literacy and life, seen through the eyes of four people whose paths converge in their local library.

"Wow, just wow. If you missed this play, hope that it is performed again and soon. Great and very moving performances and brilliantly written."
"Well-written and performed, we enjoyed it immensely."