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The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company invite you to follow them down the Yellow Brick Road to Snape Maltings for their 13th Christmas Spectacular.

The New Wolsey’s rock’n’roll panto has become a Christmas institution over the past 16 years. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to writer-director Peter Rowe about the process of blending madcap humour with some classic songs

Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley’s impromptu jam session at Sun Records in 1956 was a seminal moment for rock and roll. It inspired the Tony award-winning Broadway and West End smash Million Dollar Quartet, in Ipswich this week. We spoke to its star Martin Kemp.

MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace will serve up some behind the scenes stories and more when he visits Ipswich Corn Exchange next year.

Wildlife film-maker Saba Douglas-Hamilton talks about how motherhood reinvigorated her conservation passion and the challenges the planet’s facing ahead of talks in the region.

An amateur dramatics group from Kesgrave performed its latest blockbuster-themed show to a packed crowd at Kesgrave High School on Saturday.

Milton Jones, the undisputed king of zany one-liners, the surreal sultan of comedy, was relentlessly ridiculous at the Ipswich Regent on Friday night.

Comedian John Bishop has extended his Winging it tour, including three nights at the Ipswich Regent.

Broadcasting legend Danny Baker brings his farewell tour, Good Time Charlie’s Back, to the Ipswich Regent next spring.

Lee Nelson - aka world famous prankster Simon Brodkin - has stolen the spotlight from Kanye West and British Prime Minister Theresa May among others. The only stage he’s invading this time is his own with new stand-up tour Serious Joker.

One of the fastest thinking comics around, Jason Byrne is revealing the method behind his madness with new show The Man With Three Brains.

Reece Witherspoon once said that the most hated line for any actress in a film is when she turns to the man and asks: “Well, what do we do now?”. For in real life she says, when have you ever heard a woman actually say that? In Wait Until Dark, the stage version of the brilliant 1967 Audrey Hepburn film, Susy our heroine, who is also blind, not only knows what to do “now” she also takes on three con artists in this high stakes thriller presented by The Original Theatre Company.

A revival of the classic thriller Wait Until Dark is currently running at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre. We spoke to one of its stars, Bad Girls actor Jack Ellis.

Bikeology is not for everyone - but it’s a don’t miss for cyclists.

Tennessee Williams relished creating turbulent situations for troubled people. David Henshall talks to director Cathy Edwards-Gill about her production of Suddenly Last Summer and how Williams created characters which audiences could identify with

James and Ola Jordan have nothing but respect for Strictly Come Dancing’s pro dancers, but the show needs to get back to basics says the plain-speaking couple.

Matthew Hopkins, The Witchfinder General, and his reign of terror across East Anglia continues to hold a horrific grip on our imaginations. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to theatre-maker Greg Hanson about how the witch trials have inspired a new play

Creators of a massive piece of public art are coming to Suffolk to discuss their testimonial treatise on great British comedy phrases.

When Ed Hughes’ mum sent him to speech classes to help the shy six-year-old with his confidence, little did she know she it would be the start of a successful stage and screen career.

Deathtrap - by award-winning playwright and autor Ira Levin, writer of Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives and Critics Choice - still holds the record as the longest running thriller in Broadway history.

Into Africa, out of India and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen, comedian, actor and presenter Griff Rhys Jones shares stories, anecdotes, reminisces and outright lies from 40 years of travelling in new show Where Was I?

Sofie Hagen’s back and she’s angry. Perhaps for the very first time.

Fee fi fo fum, the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk are up for some pantomime fun.

Ex Strictly Come Dancing stars James and Ola Jordan bring Uncensored, their first ever tour, to the Ipswich Regent next year.

From being a stylist in the fashion world, he became famous for making all shapes and sizes look great naked. Now he is bringing his debut live show to the region, full of stories, advice and lots of gossip.

Phill Jupitus, who attended Woolverstone Hall School, in Suffolk, as a youngster, has trod many paths during his career. New tour Juplicity sees him return to his poetry and stand-up roots.

Where is home to you? How a diary has inspired a new play looking at life growing up inside the care system.

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.

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

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