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

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

Review – Trial By Laughter

Trial by Laughter by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman – New Wolsey Theatre till 10th November and touring Ian Hislop is probably best known by the general public for his role with Paul Merton in the long running current affairs panel show ‘Have I Got News For You’  – but he is also long term Editor of satirical magazine Private Eye and in the past … Continue reading Review – Trial By Laughter

Student Review – Othello

Othello by William Shakespeare, English Touring Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare At The Tobacco Factory, The New Wolsey Theatre 30th October – 3rd November ‘Some interesting choices’ Othello, a play originally by William Shakespeare, tells the story of the General of the Venetian Army, Othello, and his wife, Desdemona. The play takes us on the journey of how Iago, one of the play’s main protagonist … Continue reading Student Review – Othello

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

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

Review – The Habit of Art

The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 13th Alan Bennett’s gloriously funny and poignant ‘play within a play’ has opened in Ipswich – and I urge you to go and see it – not only because it’s a brilliant piece of writing – but for Matthew Kelly’s masterclass in acting that brings poet W. H. Auden to life. On … Continue reading Review – The Habit of Art