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The cast of new musical An Officer and a Gentleman has been revealed, featuring top West End talent.

Taj Mahal chef Sayid swaps the kitchen for the stage in The Chef Show, part of PULSE presents.

Crazy for You at the Ipswich Regent, all week until Saturday.

Known best perhaps for playing Brookside’s Lindsey Corkhill, Claire Sweeney’s causing just as much trouble as bridezilla Irene in the classic musical Crazy For You, at the Ipswich Regent from Tuesday.

Ria Jones was destined to play Sunset Boulevard diva Norma Desmond. She speaks about the latest UK tour, coming to Ipswich in March; our obsession with fame and the lack of meaty stage roles for women over 50.

Stopgap Dance Company has a reputation of offering opportunities for disabled dancers to perform before mainstream audiences. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to experienced dancer David Toole about performing in this new dance-drama

The first thing I can say is that it is safe to say the Jason has won a new fan.

Mega-musical Chicago is heading back to the West End and Suffolk stage star Ruthie Henshall is heading back into the spotlight with it and in the process becoming the first actress to play three leading roles in the same London show.

In this one man show, actor and writer Michael Angus Clarke takes us on a journey from Zimbabwe to East Anglia courtesy of the beautiful game.

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.

“Will the ballet shoe fit?” was the question on Friday, as The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returned, for their second night at the Ipswich Regent.

Review: The Nutcracker, Russian State Ballet of Siberia, Regent Theatre, Ipswich, February 9

A winter warmer from Siberia

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Review: Snow Maiden, Russian State Ballet of Siberia at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich

The Ipswich Hotel, Copdock, is hosting a ball in aid of Jim Davidson’s charity Care After Combat.

From musings on the merits of hillwalking to detailed build-ups of why his children could have been electrocuted, comedian Ed Byrne’s particular comic muse is well outside the remit of most funny men and women on the circuit.

The junior members of the Children’s Theatre Company Ipswich are off to see the Wizard of Oz.

Poldark fans will get the chance to grill the BBC series’ makers at an INK Festival fundraiser.

There are some great West End musicals waiting in the wings to entertain us over the coming months. We look at the line-up.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog, enjoy some ringside mayhem or listen to people’s coming out stories.

DanceEast unveils a premiere and a party for new contemporary dance piece The Knot. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to choreographer Didy Veldman about the enduring magic of marriage

Actor-writer Michael Angus Clarke unveils his new play about football and culture shock. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him during rehearsals

Comedian, author and activist Rob Newman talks about the dangers of bro-science, cowardly stoics and why he and David Baddiel are friends again ahead of show at Colchester Arts Centre.

It may be 30 years old but the classroom themes of John Godber’s school comedy Teechers remain as relevant as ever. As it heads back to the region, Simon Parkin finds out more from to those behind Blackeyed Theatre’s new revival.

Award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns to the Ipswich Regent with two classic operas – La Traviata and Madama Butterfly.

Irish comedian Ed Byrne talks to Brian Donaldson about spoiling our kids, Brexit and owning two chainsaws.

Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark Thomas set up a comedy club for two nights in the Palestinian city of Jenin only to find it’s not so simple to celebrate freedom of speech in a place with so little freedom.

Ticket touts have long been a thorn in the side of the theatre and concert industry but recent advances in technology and outrageous prices being charged has brought action from the theatremakers themselves. Arts editor Andrew Clarke investigates.

Before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials this May, there’s another royal wedding closer to home as One sixth form students stage the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The King and I.

Sara Pascoe’s hit Edinburgh Fringe and sell out West End show LadsLadsLads is coming to Colchester Arts Centre this year.

Felixstowe Musical Theatre is looking for youngsters to take part in its Mini Musicality show.

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