80s star heading to home town

IPSWICH'S own 80s heart-throb Nik Kershaw is to play a special concert in his home town during the autumn.

IPSWICH'S own 80s heart-throb Nik Kershaw is to play a special concert in his home town during the autumn.

Nik, whose biggest hits were The Riddle, I Won't Let the Sun Go Down, and Wouldn't it be Good? will be playing at the New Wolsey on November 15.

His appearance is the highlight of a season which sees a world premiere musical and other innovative productions.

Launching the autumn season will be the world premiere of a new musical, the stage version of the James Stewart classic It's a Wonderful Life.

A theatre spokeswoman said: “Produced in association with Avalon Promotions, the fully-staged musical will feature a cast of seventeen.

“The screenplay has been adapted by Steve Brown, who wrote the music for Spend, Spend, Spend, the story of pools winner Viv Nicholson.”

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The new show will be directed by New Wolsey artistic director Peter Rowe.

During the season theatre group Spymonkey will make their first visit to Ipswich presenting Moby Dick from Thursday October 8 to Saturday October 10.

Other highlights include the Adriano Adewale Group, the female comedy trio Fascinating Aida celebrating 25 years.

The spokeswoman added: “English Touring Theatre presents Roger McGough's adaptation of Moli�re's The Hypochondriac and The Watermill Theatre presents Hot Mikado.”

Tickets for the autumn season go on sale today and can be purchased online at www.wolseytheatre.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01437 295900.

For more details about the autumn programme see Friday's Ents Weekly section in your Evening Star.

Are you looking forward to the Autumn season? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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