Review – Once by Enda Walsh

Once – book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, based on the motion picture by John Carney – New Wolsey Theatre till 22nd Sept ‘Once’ started life as a 2008 delicate micro budget film set in Dublin about the sweet love story between a failing Irish musician and a Czech flower girl. In 2010 Enda Walsh – whose work … Continue reading Review – Once by Enda Walsh

East Suffolk Photo Competition Now Open For Entries

Following a successful first year, a photo competition celebrating the beauty of East Suffolk is returning for a second summer. The East Suffolk Photo Competition 2018 opened on Wednesday 1st August and entries are welcome from anyone living, working or visiting East Suffolk. Last year Jack Ibbotson of Felixstowe was runner up in the under 16’s category – and his winning photo is featured above. … Continue reading East Suffolk Photo Competition Now Open For Entries

Review – Babe The Sheep-Pig

Babe the Sheep- Pig – adapted by David Wood, based on the novel by Dick King- Smith – Colchester Mercury Theatre till 26th August Dick King- Smith’s most famous book was adapted for film in the middle 1990’s and was an instant success. The stage version was first toured in 1997 and this is Colchester Mercury’s own take on it as part of their ‘Made … Continue reading Review – Babe The Sheep-Pig

Review – Polstead

Review  – Polstead by Beth Flintoff – Eastern Angles last night at Debach Airfield Can anything new be said about Maria Marten and the Red Barn murder? Hundreds of books and plays have been written on the subject – was there anything fresh that Eastern Angles could bring to this most famous of Suffolk stories? At the time William Corder took on a macabre notoriety – this … Continue reading Review – Polstead

Review – Music In Felixstowe – Felix The Cat

Felix The Cat by John & Ciaran Chillingworth – Music in Felixstowe and Felixstowe Children at Causton School last night Hattie and Emily Bennett of Music in Felixstowe and Kaye Stone who runs Felixstowe Children’s Choir, should certainly be admired for the work they do bringing music into the lives of local young people. This world premier of new musical written by John & Ciaran … Continue reading Review – Music In Felixstowe – Felix The Cat

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – July 2018

July is carnival month with both Trimley and Felixstowe pulling out all the stops to present weekends packed with entertainment and spectacle. And now the good weather is here – there are lots of other interesting productions to enjoy during the month as well. On Wednesday 4th at 11:30am Music in Felixstowe present Cello and Piano Favourites at The Orwell Hotel,  with Harriet Bennett (cello) … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – July 2018

Felixstowe Book Festival – 27th June – 1st July

Well, Felixstowe Book Festival has already kicked off – featuring an opening event with novelists Amanda Craig and Sally Vickers on Wednesday in Harvest House, and last night’s screening at The Library of the fabulous local film ’Life on The Deben’ – which if you haven’t seen yet you must really buy a copy – it’s a love letter to our wonderful part of the … Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival – 27th June – 1st July

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