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Rural touring champions Common Ground theatre company love to give Dickens a new spin. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to writer-actor-directors Julian Harries and Pat Whymark about the joy of bringing their favourite author to the stage

Ipswich dancer Harry Clark returns home this weekend to perform with Scottish dance Theatre at the Jerwood DanceHouse. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him

Suffolk legends and folklore always make great theatre. Wonderful Beast are staging a new production of Return of the Wildman and taking it out on tour. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Alys Kihl and writer Thea Smiley about this innovative play.

The Crucible, by playwright Arthur Miller, is one of the great masterworks on modern theatre. As David Henshall discovers, The Crucible is more than a historical drama it’s a perceptive examination of how communities function and how petty jealousies can tear them apart.

In an adaption by acclaimed playwright Jessica Swale, who has had huge recent West End success with Nell Gwyn starring Gemma Arterton, Gallery Players present Thomas Hardy’s classic Victorian novel of love, pride and class with a charismatic, flawed female character at its centre.

Oxy and the Morons, by Paul Sirett, Mike Peters and Steve Allan Jones, New Wolsey Theatre, until October 21

From Co-Op Juniors productions and Linda Shipton’s School of Dancing to the Royal Ballet the professional dancer has come a long way. Now she is back with the latest tour by Rambert Dance Company.

Comment

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Each Saturday in the East Anglian Daily Times’ heaven section, we pose a question about something that’s happening in the news - from is it right to ban your kids from using social media to the new line-up of The Great British Bake-off. We’d love to hear your views on the topic of the week, tweeted every Monday by @WhatsonWayne. To get involved, email me your thoughts and a small head and shoulders photo.

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

Art & books

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cardinal Wolsey, advisor to Henry VIII was one of the most influential figures to emerge from Suffolk. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a major new exhibition which brings four bronze angels from Wolsey’s tomb back to his birth-place.

FlipSide is a major literature and arts festival which links Suffolk with South America. This year the festival had Green Issues as its theme. Jackie Montague absorbed the experience.

The first ever Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival, which features best selling authors Louis de Bernieres and Helen Callaghan, is to take place later this month.

A Suffolk village is set to become the stage for a “feast of art activity” including drawing workshops and “inspirational exhibitions”.

Rising young Suffolk artist Jelly Green has created an immersive art exhibition which captures the natural splendor of the Brazilian rain forest. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about her adventures in the Amazon.

TV & films

Tue, 08:47

Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman, adapted from the Jo Nesbo novel of the same name, is the latest Scandinavian noir thriller to land in cinemas.

An aspiring Scorsese who is working towards a media diploma at college has made his first steps into the filmmaking industry after gaining a work placement as an assistant director on a new film production.

The Only Way is Essex stars filmed in Colchester’s Rollerworld for the second time, did you watch it?

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Music

Chris Difford of Squeeze on writing, touring and why record sales have never mattered.

Two Lullaby Concerts will be performed at the United Reformed Church, in Stowmarket, by the City of London Sinfonia, on Friday, October 27.

The Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott return to Thetford Forest next summer.

Popstar Marc Almond performed at Ipswich’s Regent on Saturday and lost his temper with two chatty audience members - we ask people in Ipswich what they thought about his behaviour.

Prince never made it up the A12 to perform in Ipswich but on Friday night Suffolk born Jimi Love did, bringing his show ‘A Celebration of Prince’ to the Corn Exchange Grand Hall.

Days Out

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The Autumn festivities kick off the half term week this weekend, as the annual Holywells Apple Day and the season’s beer festival get underway.

As the leaves have started falling and the autumn half term edges closer, be one step ahead with your plans and check out our list of things to do on Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22.

Gainsborough’s House, in Sudbury, has flung open its doors to visitors for free this week as the museum hosts its Art Week.

Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman, adapted from the Jo Nesbo novel of the same name, is the latest Scandinavian noir thriller to land in cinemas.

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