Review – The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps by John Buchan – adapted by Patrick Barlow –  New Wolsey Young Company –  New Wolsey theatre till  Saturday 4th May The New Wolsey Young Company, under the guidance of Director Rob Salmon, goes from strength to strength. The 39 Steps is a serious spy novel written by John Buchan in 1915, which become popular with the soldiers in the trenches and … Continue reading Review – The 39 Steps

Review – The Tide Jetty

The Tide Jetty – by Tony Ramsey – Eastern Angles – last night at Kirton and touring The Broads in Norfolk is a strange and beautiful place where I spent many happy holidays as a child while its strange landscape worked its magical fingers through my imagination. But how do you re- create the weird desolation of the marshes and the winding, calm canals juxtapositioned … Continue reading Review – The Tide Jetty

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

Student Review – Princess & The Hustler

The Princess and The Hustler by Chinonyerem Odimba – Eclipse Theatre Company – New Wolsey Theatre then touring  “The performance kept me captivated throughout, teaching me all about black culture” Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, this production was based in 1960’s Bristol, where a black family is fighting for normality; which was never guaranteed. Living with her mum, Mavis (Donna Berlin) and her Brother, Wendell ‘Junior’ … Continue reading Student Review – Princess & The Hustler

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – March 2019

So as we get into the better weather and the lighter evenings there’s a lot going on in Felixstowe to enjoy. On Sunday 3rd Jazz East at The Alex presents Nic Meier (guitars), with Rob Palmer (bass guitar) and George Double (drums). 8pm Admission free On Friday 8th you can catch The Band of the Royal British Legion – Leiston in Concert 7.30pm at The … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – March 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 – Mark Thomas: Check Up, Our NHS @ 70

Mark Thomas: Check Up, Our NHS @ 70 – New Wolsey Theatre 19th February and touring Mark Thomas has been a politically based comedian and performer for 30 years and has covered many subjects from HMRC and taxes, walking the wall on the Israeli West Bank and selling arms to dictators, to encouraging grass roots protest in 100 Acts of Minor Dissent and his relationship with … Continue reading Review – Mark Thomas: Check Up, Our NHS @ 70

Student Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 16th February This gripping play shows the importance of a mother /daughter relationship and how each character’s relationship changes throughout the different eras of the 20th C. The core structure of the play is based around Jackie being a young mother and keeping a dark secret from her daughter. Her … Continue reading Student Review – My Mother Said I Never Should