Review – Aladdin The Rock & Roll Panto

Aladdin The Rock & Roll Panto by Peter Rowe – New Wolsey Theatre till Feb 1st Its December so it must be panto time ( oh yes it is, oh no it isn’t). And at The New Wolsey Theatre there is another high standard offering of their actor / musician version of the well known genre. Unusually this year it’s not directed by Artistic Director … Continue reading Review – Aladdin The Rock & Roll Panto

Student Review – The Season

The Season by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan presented by the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, showing Tue 5th – Sat 16th November. The Season is a heart-warming, delightfully humorous Christmas musical to get you into the holiday swing. It follows the journey of Dougal, a young man, full of festivity from Ipswich, England, and Robin, a young American woman is who is far from fond … Continue reading Student Review – The Season

Review – One Under

One Under by Winsome Pinnock – Graeae Theatre Company with Ramps on the Moon – New Wolsey Theatre till Friday and touring The Ramps on the Moon project, which aims to integrate able bodied and disabled actors and make productions more fully accessible, have in the past tackled big cast and classic productions like Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera , Gogol’s The Government Inspector and Timberlake … Continue reading Review – One Under

Review – Bleak House

Bleak House by Charles Dickens – adapted by David Glass – The David Glass Ensemble – New Wolsey Theatre Friday & Saturday Bleak House is one of my favourite novels by Dickens – and this is an incredible portrayal of it – but if you were expecting a classic production of the story you would have been disappointed. David Glass Ensemble specialise in physical theatre … Continue reading Review – Bleak House

Review – The Night Watch

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters, adapted by Hattie Naylor – The Original Theatre Company – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday  5th and touring I must admit I have never read Sarah Waters acclaimed novel – but as the author of ‘Tipping the Velvet’ maybe I should have been more prepared for the subject matter. However – according to the publicity I was expecting a … Continue reading Review – The Night Watch

Review – Peter Pan A Musical Adventure

Peter Pan A Musical Adventure – Music by George Styles, Lyrics by Anthony Drew and book by Willis Hall – Co-op Juniors at Trinity Park till July 14th Peter Pan was my favourite story as a child – and this production of the Styles/ Drew version brings it to life with colour, imaginative staging and a touch of magic. Interestingly the Co-op Juniors last production, … Continue reading Review – Peter Pan A Musical Adventure

Review – The Addams Family

The Addams Family – by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice – Music & Lyrics Andrew Lippa – IODS Theatre Company – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 29th Based on the TV series of the 1960’s – which itself was based on the much earlier original 1930’s cartoons of eccentric New Yorker Charles Addams – in anybody’s estimation this is a challenging musical to do well … Continue reading Review – The Addams Family