Review – Kindertransport

KinderTransport by Diane Samuels – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 21st April  & touring Samuels’ modern classic was written in 1993 but since then has been performed many many times and translated into a number of different languages. It’s about a subject that must never be forgotten – the Nazi attempt to obliterate a people group during the years 1936 – 1945, commonly known as … Continue reading Review – Kindertransport

Review – Bette & Joan

Bette & Joan by Anton Burge – Horizon Theatre– last night at the Orwell hotel and touring Horizon Theatre specialise in small cast, compact little plays –( Wit, Duet for One, MAMIL) and this is another  – this time a two hander set in 1962 and featuring notorious screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Both were icons in their day but by the early … Continue reading Review – Bette & Joan

Review – Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska

Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska – Eastern Angles – Walton Community Hall and touring. Eastern Angles go back to their roots with this very localised play set in Clacton and following the relationship of three generations of women in the B&B business. The title suggests its going to be about the rise and fall of the seaside landlady – but this is a play still to … Continue reading Review – Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska

Review – Our Country’s Good

Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker – Ramps On The Moon – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 7th April then touring Wertenbaker’s play was written only 30 years ago but has become a modern classic. Based on Thomas Keneally’s novel ‘The Playmaker’, it tells the story of a penal colony in Australia in 1789 at a time when both the soldiers and the inmates are … Continue reading Review – Our Country’s Good

Review – Woyzeck by George Buchner

Woyzeck by George Buchner adapted by Daniel Kramer – New Wolsey Young Company – New Wolsey Studio till Sat 31st March This play was left unfinished by George Buchner on his death in 1836 – but since then has become one of the most performed plays in translation out of Germany. Its themes of oppression and manipulation of the working man are both universal and … Continue reading Review – Woyzeck by George Buchner

Review – Teddy by Tristan Bernays & Dougal Irvine

‘Teddy’ by Tristan Bernays & Dougal Irvine – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat March 24th The 60’s has been well covered by plays and musicals – but not so much the 50’s, and the rise of what we now know as the modern day teenager. Post war Britain was a dire, depressing place – bombed out buildings, rationing and many families on the bread line. … Continue reading Review – Teddy by Tristan Bernays & Dougal Irvine

Review – Rope by Patrick Hamilton

Rope by Patrick Hamilton – New Wolsey Theatre till March 17th If you say ‘Rope,’ most people they would probably think of the Hitchcock film. In fact writer Patrick Hamilton was one of the most successful of his day before he drank himself to death in the early 60’s. He was a very prolific novelist and also penned the equally iconic play – Gaslight. But … Continue reading Review – Rope by Patrick Hamilton

What’s On Stage On The Felixstowe Peninsula – March 2018

So we’ve hit March and it indeed has certainly come in like a lion! But if you can make it out of your driveway there are plenty of things going on to enjoy On Friday 2nd and Sat 3rd there are the last two performances of Black&White Productions ‘Harry’s Bar 9 – When Hitch Met Hammer’  7.30pm at The Orwell Hotel Tickets £14/£12     01394 279613 … Continue reading What’s On Stage On The Felixstowe Peninsula – March 2018