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

Review – a little space

a little space – Geko & Mind The Gap – New Wolsey Theatre last night and touring Geko have a deserved reputation as a leading, cutting edge physical theatre company whose production design and execution are honed to the enth degree and whose last production, The Institute, was toured round the world. Mind the Gap are a leading company working with learning disabled performers – … Continue reading Review – a little space

Student Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley – fingersmith – New Wolsey Theatre  My Mother Said I Should Never Should is a story about a family of women experiencing different stages of their lives. Together these women are shown throughout the decades growing up and facing challenges. It focuses on mother/ daughter relationships and how strong a family’s bond is. All of the … 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 – fingersmiths – The New Wolsey Theatre till Friday 14th Feb then touring This particular show has done the rounds before – and is also a favourite of am dram groups – and so I was interested to see if anything new could be brought out of this oft repeated classic. fingersmiths describe themselves as ‘a … Continue reading Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

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