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

Review – The Return of the Soldier

The Return of The Soldier by Tim Sanders and Charles Miller, based on the book by Rebecca West – New Wolsey Theatre till 6th October Rebecca West’s novella was the only book to be written about the First World War by a woman contemporary to the conflict. Written in 1918 it was also one of the first to shine a light on the condition now … Continue reading Review – The Return of the Soldier

Review – Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe – an unfaithful adaptation by Nick Perry – Colchester Mercury Theatre till Saturday 13th October Daniel Defoe is best known for his novel ‘Robinson Crusoe’, but his life story is a bit murky. He could have been born in Colchester in 1662, or in London in 1660 – he could have been a Nonconformist living on the fringes of society, … Continue reading Review – Moll Flanders

Review – H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine

HG Wells’ The Time Machine written by Laurence Owen and Lindsey Sharman – New Wolsey Theatre last night and touring Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe comes a musical retelling of HG Wells classic novel set in a radio studio and performed by quirky writer/performer duo Laurence Owen and Lindsey Sharman The year is 1959. Lindsey plays a rather exuberant and eager to please radio producer … Continue reading Review – H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine

Review: Deaf Comedy Fam

Pulse Presents: Deaf Comedy Fam by Ray Bradshaw – New Wolsey Studio last night and touring A stand up show in BSL and English? That sounds a bit heavy going. But not in the hands of Ray Bradshaw, a Glasgow comedian whose childhood growing up with deaf parents inspired him to write this hour of integrated comedy, that combines two languages very cleverly in a … Continue reading Review: Deaf Comedy Fam

Student Review – Once by Enda Walsh

Once – book by Enda Walsh, Music & Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova based on the film by John Carney – New Wolsey Theatre till 22nd September We left a gloomy Ipswich evening outside to step into what felt like a real Irish pub. The set which was on two levels came to life with the warmth of the spotlights shining down on … Continue reading Student Review – Once by Enda Walsh

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

Review – Carmen The Gypsy

Carmen The Gypsy by Dan Allum – Romany Theatre in assoc with The New Wolsey –New Wolsey studio till Wed 12th September then touring This is not Bizet’s Carmen – this is a new adaptation of Prosper Mermiee’s novella transposed from Seville to a British Romany traveller’s camp and given a very modern twist – and is probably one of the most stunning productions I’ve … Continue reading Review – Carmen The Gypsy

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