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

Review – Luke Wright: Poet Laureate

Luke Wright: Poet Laureate – New Wolsey Studio last night and touring I’ve watched Luke Wright’s progress over the past 15 years or so – from a tentative explosion onto the scene at an early Pulse Festival to the edgy but experienced performance poet he is today. Always watchable – his work has of necessity matured over the years – but he’s always had something … Continue reading Review – Luke Wright: Poet Laureate

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

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