Review – Minor Miracles

Minor Miracles – Charlie Caper & Malin Nilsson – Theatre Royal, Bury & Touring Billed as a unique combination of magic, comedy and surrealism –and dressed in steam punk garb on their publicity photos – I was expecting a sort of macabre adult cabaret. Instead  on offer  was two very personable Swedes with a well crafted and clever magic show that is suitable for all … Continue reading Review – Minor Miracles

Review – Not About Heroes

Not About Heroes by Stephen Macdonald – Mercury Theatre, Colchester and touring In this WW1 Anniversary year it is good to see a touring revival of Stephen Macdonald’s seminal 1982 play about two of our greatest war poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. The play focuses on the last couple of years of the war – when Sassoon and Owen met at Craiglockhart Hospital in … Continue reading Review – Not About Heroes

Review – Finding Joy

Finding Joy – Vamos Theatre – Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 22nd October  and touring I first saw Vamos at The New Wolsey Theatre a few months ago with ‘A Brave Face’ – a thoughtful production about young soldiers and PTSD. Vamos are unusual in that they tell their story through the use of physical theatre and full face masks – something Trestle Theatre first … Continue reading Review – Finding Joy

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