Review – Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr – Co op Juniors – Seckford Theatre 9/10June Not many people with young children won’t have seen the Dreamworks’ cartoon about a ship load of zoo animals who escape from a New York Zoo and end up being shipwrecked by a troupe of penguins on Madagascar – but how do you put it on stage? If you are the … Continue reading Review – Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr

Review – Education Education Education

Education Education Education – Wardrobe Ensemble – New Wolsey Theatre (part of the Pulse Festival) The 1990’s saw the emergence of Tony Blair’s New Labour and the concept of Cool Britannia, the promotion of the UK as the ‘in’ place to visit and to live. Wardrobe Ensemble take one aspect of this time – the drive to improve education standards – and have developed a … Continue reading Review – Education Education Education

Review – Pulse Festival 3

Pulse Festival 3 – Tuesday 5th June – New Wolsey Theatre Frankie Vah – written and performed by Luke Wright I’ve followed Luke Wright since he emerged onto the performance poetry scene as a raw newcomer 19 years ago. And he’s come a long way since then. More especially he’s managed to carve himself a niche in the poetry circuit that’s actually made performance poetry … Continue reading Review – Pulse Festival 3

Review – Pulse Festival 2

The Pulse Festival 2– New Wolsey Theatre – Sunday 3rd June Sunday saw the trial of a new idea – a ‘pay what you like’ day. And judging by audience numbers – this was a very popular way of presenting new work. Skin a Cat – by Isley Lynn – Rive Productions This powerfully visceral, yet surprisingly humorous, play about the awakening of womanhood in … Continue reading Review – Pulse Festival 2

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe– June 2018

There are two big events in June that do not necessarily fit into the category of ‘what’s on stage’ – but nevertheless are so connected to the Arts that they must be mentioned. The first is Suffolk Open Studios – Felixstowe Art Trail on two weekends in June  – 2nd / 3rd and 9th/10th from 11am-5pm As part of Suffolk Open Studios, four artists in … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe– June 2018

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – May 2018

Well in theory May should be nicer weather wise – although it doesn’t seem to be starting off that way. However – there are lots of good things planned during the month – including outside events – so let’s hope the weather bucks up a bit for them. From Friday 4th – Saturday 5th Manning Amusements are holding the first ever  BeachFest –  a new … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – May 2018

Review – A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams – English Touring Theatre – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 28th April and touring Tennessee Williams’ powerful play was written in 1947 but in some ways it is timeless. It certainly resonates with us today with its themes of violence and oppression against women and the complex reasons people stay in relationships. Director Chelsea Walker has made a … Continue reading Review – A Streetcar Named Desire

Student Review – Kindertransport

Kindertransport by Diane Samuels – New Wolsey Theatre  Kindertransport – the German word that translates as the transportation of children. Today, Kindertransport means one thing: the escape and rescue of 10,000 children from the Nazi regime before the outbreak of the Second World War. When nine-year-old Eva Schlesinger is sent from her home in Hamburg, Germany to brave the unknown of Manchester by herself, the … Continue reading Student Review – Kindertransport