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The award-winning Kander and Ebb musical Chicago is coming to the Ipswich Regent. The dark-humoured show, directed on Broadway by the legendary Bob Fosse, was revived in the West End in the 1990s and starred Suffolk’s theatrical superstar Ruthie Henshall as Roxie Hart alongside Ute Lemper as Velma Kelly.

Suffolk children’s entertainer Robbie James will be among the first in the country to launch socially distanced children’s parties.

Hollywood legend Clint marks a major milestone this weekend. Our arts editor takes a look at a rather remarkable life.

Actors, muscicians, photographers and designers are joining forces for 30:thirty, Suffolk’s new digital festival

Farmers’ markets play an important role in our economy and community cohesion. As lockdown eases we take a look at when local markets will be open to supply fresh produce to customers

Comedy musician Jon Courtenay, who wowed the judges in Britain’s Got Talent, has told of his fond memories of growing up near Ipswich - and how he hopes to revisit once lockdown ends.

If this had been any normal May, farmer Bruce Kerr would have been making daily visits to the bustling home of the Suffolk Show on the outskirts of Ipswich.

It’s not every day you get to meet the most famous woman of her era.

The highly successful Felixstowe Book Festival was on the verge of cancellation because of Coronavirus but technology has come to its rescue and the event has now moved online, complete with guests. Here is the running order for the weekend

A talented young singer from Bury St Edmunds has received a standing ovation from the Britain’s Got Talent celebrity judges and the audience.

An impressive line-up of Suffolk musical talent took part in an online music festival in aid of families living with autism and ADHD.

Author Iain Maitland looks set to provide TV audiences with the next big TV crime drama. As his new book comes out, he talks about his love of setting his thrillers in East Anglia and getting under the skin of his heroes and villains

Storytelling is the lifeblood of our cultural heritage – from traditional folktales and songs to theatre and Hollywood blockbusters, we love nothing more than a good story. Now, the New Wolsey Theatre is inviting members of the public to get creative and come up with their own comic tale or a drama with an unexpected twist in the tale.

KFC has reopened its Sudbury restaurant for drive-thru customers for the first time in more than eight weeks.

Ipswich Waterfront will be getting some colourful new artwork later this summer thanks to National Lottery funding awarded to the team behind the Art Eat festival which transformed the area around DanceEast and the WineRack building with its vibrant public art last year.

International opera singer Christina Johnston is staging a series of themed concerts from her Felixstowe home to help combat lockdown frustration. The free shows enable her to connect with music fans around the world

Stand-up comedy has it roots in the music hall but it has never been old fashioned. It has always been about today’s world, a tool for the working classes to strip away the pretensions of our so-called ‘betters’. Laughter can be a great leveller. Here’s a selection of the best stand-up shows to enjoy online

Find out how you can book a session at the outdoor pool for you and your pet.

An online music festival with an impressive line-up of local musicians is being held on Sunday, May 17, in aid of families living with autism and ADHD.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton will be bringing the glitz and the glamour of stage show Strictly Ballroom to the Ipswich Regent but now not until November 2021.

The Mercury Theatre Colchester is launching an exciting new songwriting contest with the help of composer-comedian Tim Minchin and in association with new musical developers Perfect Pitch, as part of the next phase of their ‘Mercury Online’ virtual season.

Writer James Bowman on why he’s based his fantasy saga in Suffolk – and why he’s got his sights set firmly on Hollywood.

Joanna Carrick’s celebrated play about Anne Boleyn has been performed both in Suffolk and at the Tower of London, now it is getting a new performance online and the virtual audience can also gain access to added insights into the queen’s life including her time in East Anglia

Have you taken up any unusual new pastimes during lockdown? Our readers and staff have thought up some amazing ideas, from creating a home golf course and beach to Nerf Gun battles.

The majesty of the natural world is something many of us haven’t seen for over a month now. If you are feeling trapped by your four walls here are some epic movies which could broaden your horizon

Streaming as live theatre continues to draw massive audiences. Last week’s National Theatre broadcast of Frankenstein had two million views in five days. Here is a selection of the latest attractions from our theatres, galleries and dance companies

Fans of Sir Tom Jones will have to wait until next year to see the Welsh superstar perform at Newmarket Nights, as the popular music event becomes the latest victim of coronavirus.

Outdoor theatre has long been a feature of the summer but could community shows become our new normal in a world afraid of enclosed spaces full of strangers?

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