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The Ladykillers is one of British cinema’s golden classics – an Ealing comedy that appears to be rosy on the outside but as soon as you dig beneath the surface its humour is as black as coal. This Christmas Eastern Angles and Shanty Theatre have decided to give this dark caper movie a modern and a local make-over.

If you haven’t sent Santa your Christmas list yet, pop tickets for this festive-fuelled fairytale on it first.

It’s not Christmas without a visit to Red Rose Chain’s The Avenue Theatre. We spoke to writer and director Joanna Carrick and actors Emma Swan, Darren Latham and Ryan Penny about The Elves and The Shoemaker.

A great panto starts from the moment the audience enters the auditorium and starts looking at the set laid out before it. Arts editor Andrew Clarke talks to designer David Shields about the art of creating a larger-than-life panto world

DanceEast is staging the premiere of a new dance-theatre production of the children’s classic The Borrowers. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Jane Hackett about putting dancers in the middle of an animated world

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis says Greg Davies, live in Ipswich as part of the You Magnificent Beast tour, is one of the funniest stand-ups she’s seen.

The Colchester Mercury clearly know that they have got a pair of panto superstars in the infectiously funny Dale Superville and Dame Antony Stuart-Hicks and have harnessed their talent for comic mayhem for another Yuletide adventure.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

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Stephen Foster and Wayne Savage’s must-see gigs and concerts across the region

Art & books

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Turner Prize-winning artist’s exhibition at Firstsite expounds the fictional world of an Essex everywoman that inspired his ‘Taj Mahal on the Stour’.

Three Suffolk artists have collaborated on an exhibition inspired by the human form – including a series dedicated to a missing man from the county.

A Christmas exhibition, which showcases a range of works from contemporary artists, printmakers, sculptors and potters, is underway at the Mill Tye Gallery and Arts Centre, in Cornard Mills, near Sudbury.

An early Constable painting depicting a landscape on the Suffolk/Essex border fetched £1.5million at a Sotherby’s auction this evening, but failed to reach the £2-3m estimate.

I knew all about the Vikings and Boudicca. I knew about the Siege of Colchester and Mods and Rockers. But I’d never heard of Captain Swing.

TV & films

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Mark Edwards selects ten films with Christmas links that may surprise you.

THe World’s Most Expensive Presents on Channel 4 reveals what Britain’s billionaires will splash their cash on this Christmas

Mark Edwards talks award-winning Suffolk filmmaker Tom Shrapnel about family Christmases with his grandmother, screen legend Deborah Kerr.

Sean Anders’ serviceable comedy Daddy’s Home was one of 2015’s surprise box office hits.

Music

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Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is storming the charts on both sides of the Atlantic – thanks to his collaboration with US star Beyoncé.

Tomorrow is your last chance to grab tickets for the annual Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times Christmas carol concert, which is raising money for a good cause in Ipswich.

Ed Sheeran has told of his proud Suffolk roots in an interview covering subjects as diverse as his love for Jeremy Corbyn and his plans for a Bruce Springsteen inspired fourth album.

Multi-platinum selling artist Craig David has been announced as the first act for next year’s Newmarket Nights.

Suffolk soprano singer Christina Johnston has released a new Christmas EP – including a collaboration with Ed Sheeran’s brother, Matthew.

Days Out

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Do you run out of things to do at the weekend? Check out our guide for inspiration, here is what’s happening on December 9 and 10.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis says Greg Davies, live in Ipswich as part of the You Magnificent Beast tour, is one of the funniest stand-ups she’s seen.

George Clooney’s Suburbicon is his latest outing in the director’s chair and is an engaging and bleakly comic thriller.

Felixstowe was alive with Christmas cheer as thousands gathered for the festive lights switch-on on Saturday.

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