Review – Grandma Saves The Day!

Grandma Saves The Day! by Phil Willmott – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 18th May Suspend your disbelief and suspend your expectations. If you do both of those I can assure you, you will end up enjoying this strange hybrid of a musical. Its quirky, humorous and good fun. But one thing is certain – don’t expect a production about Carl Giles himself or you’ll … Continue reading Review – Grandma Saves The Day!

What’s On Stage on the Felixstowe Peninsula – May 2019

May usually heralds the start of better weather, and there’s lots going on to enjoy. After the launch of a new Arts Centre for the Felixstowe Peninsula in the former St Mary’s Church, Trimley St Mary – Two Sisters kicks off their programme with a series of jazz evenings on the first Friday of the month. Friday 3rd sees Jazz East presenting The Paul Higgs … Continue reading What’s On Stage on the Felixstowe Peninsula – May 2019

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

Launch of New Arts Centre For Felixstowe Peninsula

On Saturday 27th April a long held dream is realised when a new Arts Centre for the Felixstowe peninsula will be launched. Two Sisters Arts Centre has been created within the redundant church of St Mary’s, Trimley and the aim is to be a community based asset for drama, music, poetry, workshops and art exhibitions. Administered by Felixstowe Creative Arts Trust (F-CAT) – a group … Continue reading Launch of New Arts Centre For Felixstowe Peninsula

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

Visit Felixstowe Tourism Awards And ‘Suffolk Day’ Launch

On June 21st Suffolk Day will be launched this year in Felixstowe  – and after the official opening of the new tourist season Felixstowe Forward have announced the nominations for the Felixstowe Tourism Award for 2019 – which you can vote for. Suffolk Day is a real celebration of all things Suffolk, with a variety of events being held across the county to show off everything our … Continue reading Visit Felixstowe Tourism Awards And ‘Suffolk Day’ Launch

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

What’s on Stage in Felixstowe – April 2019

Now the clocks have changed and we can look forward to lighter evenings and better weather, there’s plenty of entertainment available during the month of April On Friday 5th at 7.30pm The Spa presents Giovanni Pernice – Dance is Life. This action packed production combines the Italian’s wit and charm, with outstanding music, sensational choreography, and stunning costumes by DSI. Featuring seven other world class … Continue reading What’s on Stage in Felixstowe – April 2019

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