Review – Othello

Othello by William Shakespeare – English Touring Theatre – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 3rd November Trying to shoe horn any Shakespeare play into a different time setting always sits uneasily with me – especially trying to place it in the modern day. Although the skill of Shakespeare’s writing and the basics of human nature – ie ‘there is nothing new under the sun’ – … Continue reading Review – Othello

Review – Minor Miracles

Minor Miracles – Charlie Caper & Malin Nilsson – Theatre Royal, Bury & Touring Billed as a unique combination of magic, comedy and surrealism –and dressed in steam punk garb on their publicity photos – I was expecting a sort of macabre adult cabaret. Instead  on offer  was two very personable Swedes with a well crafted and clever magic show that is suitable for all … Continue reading Review – Minor Miracles

Review – Not About Heroes

Not About Heroes by Stephen Macdonald – Mercury Theatre, Colchester and touring In this WW1 Anniversary year it is good to see a touring revival of Stephen Macdonald’s seminal 1982 play about two of our greatest war poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. The play focuses on the last couple of years of the war – when Sassoon and Owen met at Craiglockhart Hospital in … Continue reading Review – Not About Heroes

Suffolk Coastal MP Responds To SCDC Plan – Backing Local Opposition

There has been much debate on social media about SCDC’s Local Plan which advocates large swathes of house building on AONB within the Felixstowe peninsular and the controversial Innocent Farm proposal of a massive Port Of Felixstowe warehouse and distribution site for Kirton, which will increase traffic ten fold and probably involve re locating Trimley St Martin School. Now our MP Dr Therese Coffey, has … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal MP Responds To SCDC Plan – Backing Local Opposition

Review – Finding Joy

Finding Joy – Vamos Theatre – Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 22nd October  and touring I first saw Vamos at The New Wolsey Theatre a few months ago with ‘A Brave Face’ – a thoughtful production about young soldiers and PTSD. Vamos are unusual in that they tell their story through the use of physical theatre and full face masks – something Trestle Theatre first … Continue reading Review – Finding Joy

Major Changes to Felixstowe- Ipswich Bus Routes Announced

First Bus are introducing some significant changes to the bus service between Felixstowe and Ipswich from 18th November which affect bus routes:  75|76|77|X7 First Bus maintain the changes are needed due to congestion on some roads in both towns and after detailed analysis of passenger numbers. They maintain they are designed ‘to offer a simpler, more attractive service for the majority of our passengers that … Continue reading Major Changes to Felixstowe- Ipswich Bus Routes Announced

Student Review – The Habit of Art

The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett  – Originl Theatre Company – New Wolsey Theatre and Touring The humour of this comedy made the whole theatre clutch their stomachs! On October the 8th 2018, my Dad and I travelled into the centre of Ipswich to watch the play ‘The Habit of Art’ at the New Wolsey Theatre. The play was due to start at 19.45, … Continue reading Student Review – The Habit of Art

Universal Credit Comes To Felixstowe

The rollout of Universal Credit continues across the country, and on 17th October it finally reaches Felixstowe. But SCDC wants to assure the public that there is support in place to help them through the transition. In Suffolk Coastal area the final Jobcentres to move over to Universal Credit Full Service are Leiston, Felixstowe and Woodbridge. These Jobcentres will become Full Service Jobcentres on 17 … Continue reading Universal Credit Comes To Felixstowe

Review – The Return of the Soldier

The Return of The Soldier by Tim Sanders and Charles Miller, based on the book by Rebecca West – New Wolsey Theatre till 6th October Rebecca West’s novella was the only book to be written about the First World War by a woman contemporary to the conflict. Written in 1918 it was also one of the first to shine a light on the condition now … Continue reading Review – The Return of the Soldier

Review – Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe – an unfaithful adaptation by Nick Perry – Colchester Mercury Theatre till Saturday 13th October Daniel Defoe is best known for his novel ‘Robinson Crusoe’, but his life story is a bit murky. He could have been born in Colchester in 1662, or in London in 1660 – he could have been a Nonconformist living on the fringes of society, … Continue reading Review – Moll Flanders