Performance Venues – Details Announced For Possible Re Opening

While many areas of our life are being increasingly relaxed including shops, bars, restaurants and even cinemas, and this week gyms, beauty salons and swimming pools – the one thing conspicuous by its absence has been a detailed road map for re opening performance venues. Many of the bigger venues such as The National, Birmingham Rep and The Theatre Royal, Norwich have already started to … Continue reading Performance Venues – Details Announced For Possible Re Opening

Ipswich Music Day –Applications Now Open

Are you an up and coming young musician – or more established but still need a stage to strut your stuff? On Sunday 5th July Ipswich Music Day returns to Christchurch Park for its 30th year. There are six stages of live entertainment and music from local upcoming artists. Ipswich Music Day is the largest free one-day music festival in the UK and is a … Continue reading Ipswich Music Day –Applications Now Open

Review – The Famous Four And A Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest

The Famous Four and a Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest – written by Harry Long – Eastern Angles at  Sir John Mills and touring to 25/1/20 Eastern Angles alternative Christmas show can be a bit hit and miss. This one gets off to a slow start but once it picks up it’s a lot of fun with the usual quirky humour and bonkers characters … Continue reading Review – The Famous Four And A Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest

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