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

What’s On Stage In Felixstowe – October 2018

As the nights draw in – there’s plenty to keep you mind from dwelling on the winter ahead. On Saturday 6th we kick off with Tassels – An Evening of Burlesque at The Spa With a bevy of beautiful stars, specialty variety artists and fabulous costumes, Tassels brings this classic variety art form into the 21st C. with a glamorous new show. Over 18’s only. … Continue reading What’s On Stage In Felixstowe – October 2018

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