Felixstowe Book Festival Returns Thursday 27th June – Sunday 30th June

Felixstowe Book Festival returns this week for a seventh year of talks, readings, book signings and workshops to entertain adults and children. It begins on Thursday 27th with Great British Bake Off Judge Pru Leith at 7pm and then there is a launch evening on Friday 28th at 7pm with Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band returning with their ‘Greatest Hits’ package of East Anglian … Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival Returns Thursday 27th June – Sunday 30th June

Review – New Wolsey Pulse Festival Highlights

So as the 19th New Wolsey Pulse Festival draws to a close for another year, here are some of the highlights of the final day This Is All For You – People You May Know People You May Know is a spin off from the New Wolsey Youth Company, who each year present a piece devised and written by the actors with Associate Director Rob … Continue reading Review – New Wolsey Pulse Festival Highlights

Review – Honk!

HONK! by Anthony Drew & George Stiles – Co- op Juniors at Seckford Theatre –  8th/9th June Honk! first hit the stage in 1993 and won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2000. It’s an updated version of Hans Christian Anderson’s Ugly Ducking story with lessons to be learned about tolerance, bullying, and the role of optimism in coping with difficult times … Continue reading Review – Honk!

Reviews – New Wolsey Theatre Pulse Festival

The New Wolsey’s 19th Pulse Festival is about half way through now – and there’s been a range of performances from scratch shows to fully formed productions previewing before an Edinburgh Fringe run. On Wednesday night saw two shows which have already done well at the Fringe and have been doing touring the circuit for a while before heading back to the Festival this summer. … Continue reading Reviews – New Wolsey Theatre Pulse Festival

Review – Grandma Saves The Day!

Grandma Saves The Day! by Phil Willmott – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 18th May Suspend your disbelief and suspend your expectations. If you do both of those I can assure you, you will end up enjoying this strange hybrid of a musical. Its quirky, humorous and good fun. But one thing is certain – don’t expect a production about Carl Giles himself or you’ll … Continue reading Review – Grandma Saves The Day!

What’s On Stage on the Felixstowe Peninsula – May 2019

May usually heralds the start of better weather, and there’s lots going on to enjoy. After the launch of a new Arts Centre for the Felixstowe Peninsula in the former St Mary’s Church, Trimley St Mary – Two Sisters kicks off their programme with a series of jazz evenings on the first Friday of the month. Friday 3rd sees Jazz East presenting The Paul Higgs … Continue reading What’s On Stage on the Felixstowe Peninsula – May 2019

Launch of New Arts Centre For Felixstowe Peninsula

On Saturday 27th April a long held dream is realised when a new Arts Centre for the Felixstowe peninsula will be launched. Two Sisters Arts Centre has been created within the redundant church of St Mary’s, Trimley and the aim is to be a community based asset for drama, music, poetry, workshops and art exhibitions. Administered by Felixstowe Creative Arts Trust (F-CAT) – a group … Continue reading Launch of New Arts Centre For Felixstowe Peninsula

Review – Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, adapted by Andrew Quick & Pete Brooks – imitating the dog – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday Conrad’s novel, written in 1899, has often been described as  one of the seminal novels of the 20thC, and has been the inspiration for many later works including Francis Ford Coppola’s  film Apocalypse Now. But it is a difficult novel to stage … Continue reading Review – Heart of Darkness

Review – Hotel Paradiso – Lost in Translation Circus

Hotel Paradiso – Lost in Translation Circus – New Wolsey Theatre last night and touring. Circus has come a long way from the big top extravaganzas of the past. With the demise of animal performances circus has reinvented itself – and with the Arts Council pushing the genre with lots of support it has enabled smaller group of performers trained in circus skills to create … Continue reading Review – Hotel Paradiso – Lost in Translation Circus

What’s on Stage in Felixstowe – April 2019

Now the clocks have changed and we can look forward to lighter evenings and better weather, there’s plenty of entertainment available during the month of April On Friday 5th at 7.30pm The Spa presents Giovanni Pernice – Dance is Life. This action packed production combines the Italian’s wit and charm, with outstanding music, sensational choreography, and stunning costumes by DSI. Featuring seven other world class … Continue reading What’s on Stage in Felixstowe – April 2019