Student Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 16th February This gripping play shows the importance of a mother /daughter relationship and how each character’s relationship changes throughout the different eras of the 20th C. The core structure of the play is based around Jackie being a young mother and keeping a dark secret from her daughter. Her … Continue reading Student Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

My mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 16th February – then touring This iconic play broke new ground in the 1980’s when it was first written – and holds the record for the most produced play by a women writer. It’s on GCSE and A level syllabuses and has been produced in 31 countries. But it’s complicated … Continue reading Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

Student Review – Cinderella

Cinderella The Rock ’n’ Roll Panto by Peter Rowe – New Wolsey Theatre till 2nd February This is the perfect panto to put you in the mood for Christmas! The traditional panto we all know and love has taken a spin this year, with the 10th  ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto’ at The New Wolsey! Peter Rowe is the playwright of this extraordinary piece, who, I … Continue reading Student Review – Cinderella

Student Review – Othello

Othello by William Shakespeare, English Touring Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare At The Tobacco Factory, The New Wolsey Theatre 30th October – 3rd November ‘Some interesting choices’ Othello, a play originally by William Shakespeare, tells the story of the General of the Venetian Army, Othello, and his wife, Desdemona. The play takes us on the journey of how Iago, one of the play’s main protagonist … Continue reading Student Review – Othello

Review – Othello

Othello by William Shakespeare – English Touring Theatre – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 3rd November Trying to shoe horn any Shakespeare play into a different time setting always sits uneasily with me – especially trying to place it in the modern day. Although the skill of Shakespeare’s writing and the basics of human nature – ie ‘there is nothing new under the sun’ – … Continue reading Review – Othello

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 – 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