Formed in 2012 Missing Pieces Theatre is based in Ipswich and has a successful history of producing shows that examine all aspects of life.
The company’s mission is to develop original new theatre that: “challenge preconceptions in an entertaining way.”
Since producing their first show Sing As We Go, which successfully toured the UK for 2 years the company have gone on to produce many highly acclaimed shows including Come Dance With Me, Never Goodbye and Frankenstein. Their most recent production A Question of Errol Flynn opened at the Eastern Angles Centre in 2022 and will look to tour in the near future along with Come Dance With Me. Also working on a smuggler’s tale Phantom Scarecrow.
‘Karen Lynne’s brilliant, funny, moving and deep play explores the difficult, charming, elusive and flawed actor.’
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Missing Pieces Theatre is led by co-artistic directors Graham Howes and Karen Lynne.
Graham Howes: Co-artistic director
Graham is the writer and co writer for many of Missing Pieces’ shows and also directs them – he is a veteran of the industry working as an actor and a director.
Career highlights include Opera North as Senator Lyons in the two shows OF THEE I SING and LET ‘EM EAT CAKE. Scheinkopf in FAME in the West End. Claudius in HAMLET for ESC. Warbucks in ANNIE. Noakes in ARCADIA. Both Henchard in MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE and Dr Frankenstein/Walton the explorer in FRANKENSTEIN.
Film credits include: LOVE’S KITCHEN TV: Clumsy Roger for BBC’s MODEL MILLIE series, Head of the JIC in WHY WE WENT TO WAR – award winning trilogy of plays on the Gulf War. DIRECTED: SWEENEY TODD, KISS ME KATE, GULF ARABIAN NIGTHS 1 AND 2, two plays, which he wrote, cross fertilising Arabian Nights with the story of an Aunt with a westernised niece sheltering from allied bombing in Iraq. And a commedia version of PINOCCHIO which he wrote and directed. And many more
Karen Lynne: Co-artistic director
Karen is an experienced actor, singer, dancer, and a published playwright. Karen’s credits include working with Topol on the anniversary tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. She also played Catherine Cookson in TOM AND CATH, a musical by John Miles. Phylliss Monkman in THE GOLDEN YEARS OF JACK BUCHANAN. Flo Manero on the National tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.
Karen’s extensive writing credits include a play about Vera Brittain in which she starred, called NEVER GOODBYE, SING AS WE GO co-written with Graham in which she brought to life Gracie Fields and she told her family story in the hit play COME DANCE WITH ME, a story where ballroom meets a gritty, humorous and yet dark story of a family surviving against the odds. Her most recent play A QUESTION OF ERROL FLYNN, distills her lifelong expert knowledge of Errol Flynn, to pen a study in addiction. The play is a clear eyed unsentimental view of Flynn – but also has a dark humour, physical fist fights, sword fights, and verbal jousting.