Review – The Princess & The Hustler

The Princess & The Hustler written by Chinonyerem Odimba – Eclipse Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 2nd March. Eclipse Theatre, led by Artistic Director (and director of this piece) Dawn Walton, is the foremost Black led theatre company in the country, whose aim is to tell Black stories in an accessible way. They have been to The New Wolsey before – I remember … Continue reading Review – The Princess & The Hustler

Felixstowe Town Council Respond To Local Plan

Felixstowe Town Council have released their official response to the Final Draft of the Local Plan. Although many in the community would maybe wish that their response had been a more robust rejection of everything proposed – realistically that was never going to happen. This is a measured and relatively conservative response in which they sound a positive note that ‘the Final Draft encompasses a … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Respond To Local Plan

Suffolk Councils Under Fire For Wasting Money

We live in an age of austerity and cuts. Services like youth centres and mental health support slashed, rural bus routes removed, payments introduced for removal of green waste and just recently swinging cuts to funding for the vital work of CAB. We are told councils are strapped for cash – so we must just knuckle down and accept it. Yet just recently there have … Continue reading Suffolk Councils Under Fire For Wasting Money

Review – Mark Thomas: Check Up, Our NHS @ 70

Mark Thomas: Check Up, Our NHS @ 70 – New Wolsey Theatre 19th February and touring Mark Thomas has been a politically based comedian and performer for 30 years and has covered many subjects from HMRC and taxes, walking the wall on the Israeli West Bank and selling arms to dictators, to encouraging grass roots protest in 100 Acts of Minor Dissent and his relationship with … Continue reading Review – Mark Thomas: Check Up, Our NHS @ 70

Student Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 16th February This gripping play shows the importance of a mother /daughter relationship and how each character’s relationship changes throughout the different eras of the 20th C. The core structure of the play is based around Jackie being a young mother and keeping a dark secret from her daughter. Her … Continue reading Student Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

My mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 16th February – then touring This iconic play broke new ground in the 1980’s when it was first written – and holds the record for the most produced play by a women writer. It’s on GCSE and A level syllabuses and has been produced in 31 countries. But it’s complicated … Continue reading Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

M&S Felixstowe Store To Close – Councillor Decries ‘Ignoring Heartfelt Protests of Local People’!

So M& S is closing – in spite of many valiant protests from the community and local businesses. Not really surprising in this climate with retail being squeezed by business rates and a change of shopping habits re the internet. What was surprising was the reaction by Cllr Geoff Holdcroft, Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet member with responsibility for Economic Development. Given … Continue reading M&S Felixstowe Store To Close – Councillor Decries ‘Ignoring Heartfelt Protests of Local People’!

What’s On Stage – The Felixstowe Peninsula – February 2019

It might be cold, dark and wet out there but here is a selection of entertainment this month that might tempt you from your fireside. Sunday 3rd Jazz East at The Alex from 8pm features Laura Jurd (trumpet), with Chris Allard (guitar), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Mark Cecil (drums). On Wednesday 6th at 11.30am Music in Felixstowe present  Flute and Harpsichord at The Orwell Hotel … Continue reading What’s On Stage – The Felixstowe Peninsula – February 2019