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Cinderella is New Wolsey’s 2018 rock ‘n’ roll panto

The New Wolsey Theatre's 2001 production of Cinderella. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK

The New Wolsey Theatre's 2001 production of Cinderella. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK

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We all get to go to the ball thanks to the New Wolsey Theatre, which has chosen Cinderella for this year’s rock ‘n’ roll pantomime.

The actor-musician show has been written by Peter Rowe and features rock, pop and soul classics like It’s Raining Men to In The Midnight Hour.

Mayor Baron Hardup is preparing a royal visit from Prince Charming with only his beautiful but feisty daughter Cinderella and Buttons to help until his lonely hearts ad is answered by the mysterious Rubella De Zees, who brings along her two daughters Hernia and Verruca.

The theatre also announced the support of Ipswich Building Society for three more years.

Richard Norrington, the society’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the New Wolsey. The rock ‘n’ roll pantos continue to delight the people of Suffolk and beyond, of all generations, and I’m pleased we’re a part of bringing this to the community.”

Last Year’s Panto Red Riding Hood had sold 80% of tickets before the show even started. Tickets for this year go on sale to director circle members from February 28, friends of the New Wolsey from March 1, priority members and groups from March 10 and general sale from March 17.

The AA have reported heavy traffic in Ipswich town centre in two areas.

A 22-year-old man from Colchester, who also frequents Ipswich, is wanted by police.

Former Tractor Boys winger Kieron Dyer has spoken out to raise awareness of child abuse at an inaugural fundraising event.

Another royal baby is on the way, it was announced today. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “very pleased” that Meghan is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, Kensington Palace said.

A debate held in Ipswich urged members of the community to talk openly and to “role model reasonable debate” about issues relating to Israel.

A series of ‘super-surgeries’ is being explored in Suffolk which would bring a host of primary healthcare services together under one roof.

There’s going to be more unsettled conditions across Suffolk and Essex for the most part of the week.

Two vehicles came off the carriageways on the A12 and A14 this evening during the wet weather.

The sausages were sizzling and the crowds crammed into Framlingham for the eighth Sausage Festival yesterday which was hailed a huge success.

More potholes on Suffolk’s roads are set to be repaired as part of a fresh purge of highways problems, according to roads chiefs.

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