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Wayne Savage

Feature writer for the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star. Also writes pieces for Suffolk magazine, Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

Ipswich boy and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Robin Windsor explains how wanting to finish at the top of his game and the lure of a permanent natural tan convinced him to waltz into the sunset.

Named one of the best plays of all time for women, this was the right choice and the right time for the company to show it can do straight drama.

Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff recalls a bonkers camping trip with Reeves and Mortimer and why, really, he no longer owns the songs that made him famous.

Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter makes her stage debut in the 30th anniversary tour of Fame - The Musical, at the Ipswich Regent from tomorrow.

Singer, actress, author and presenter Mica Paris talks about how aspiring performers can learn a lot from coming to see Fame - The Musical and her friendship with Prince.

Music maestro Rick Wakeman talks the success of his Piano Portraits and Piano Odyssey albums, his latest tour, living in East Anglia and why it’s good to make mistakes.

The Kings Arms in Haughley is a cosy village pub restaurant serving the best possible local food - everything from pub classics to something a little different for special occasions

Hullabaloo, launched this summer by Jennie Debenham and Jon Halls, is the first and only entirely plant based cafe in Ipswich.

If you fancy something naughty or nice, visit Weston’s in Sudbury or Halstead

Live well with food-focused social enterprise The Bridge Project

Want that dining out feeling while dining in the comfort of your own home? Visit Countryside Pine and Oak.

It was impossible not to smile as youngsters from Chantry’s children centres enjoyed this charming spin on a family favourite.

One of Coward’s first plays, there’s much to like and dislike. Director Sally Broatch and her cast wrestled the best out of a mishmash of a story brimming with too many ideas to create a thoroughly entertaining evening of wit and drama.

Think you know everything there is to know about Glasswells, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Ipswich store this weekend? Think again.

What surprised me most was how funny this was. I’d expected something, I don’t know, heavier?

Unscene Suffolk, a community theatre company for adults with visual impairment, has been a life saver for founder member Pam Rivers.

Family-run business Glasswells is inviting you to join in the celebrations as its modern Ipswich store marks its 10th birthday this year.

Sat at The Avenue Theatre, Ipswich, the last thing I expected to hear as this poignant play ended was my 102-year-old great aunt singing the traditional Lowestoft May Day song Climbing Up the Walls.

With Strictly Come Dancing back tonight, we spoke to champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith MBE and people’s champion Aston Merrygold who have teamed up for the jukebox theatre show Rip It Up, touring the region next month.

Is Suffolk at the heart of an alien conspiracy? We infiltrated a secret Saxmundham military base to find out.

Nicholas Parsons has had many starring roles during his long career. He spoke about not giving in to old age, always learning and a little quiz show broadcast from Norwich.

One of this company’s strengths is its willingness to take risks, shining a spotlight on shows that never got the recognition they deserved first time around.

Actor Kai Owen talks about returning to the role of Dave in the UK tour of The Full Monty, walking on the dark side for Hollyoaks and whether we’ll ever see the return of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood.

Just Jay Dance, the team behind Poptastic and Pop Goes Christmas, want you dancing in the aisles of Woodbridge’s Seckford Theatre with their latest show next month - Pop Goes Decades.

Shakespeare’s Globe returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre with three of the playwright’s most popular plays – The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night from August 29 to September 1. And you get to choose which they perform. I spoke to director Brendan O’Hea.

Backstage, there’s a whole other story going on at the same time as the one you’re watching on stage. I got an extended peek behind the curtain, well in this case a plywood Nissen hut, of Red Rose Chain’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Simple Minds come to Colchester next weekend. We spoke to the band’s Charlie Burchill.

Manfred Mann frontman Paul Jones talks about why he was happy to hang up his Radio 2 Blues Show mic, why he turned down the Rolling Stones and touring again.

Review: Much Ado About Nothing, Red Rose Chain, Theatre in the Forest, Jimmy’s Farm, to August 26

Earning standing ovations across the country, Bobby Ball’s The Dressing Room stops by Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion this Friday.

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