Boogie on down to the Regent, soon

FLUFF your afro, polish your platforms, brush down your flares and get ready to boogie.

By Jo Macdonald

FLUFF your afro, polish your platforms, brush down your flares and get ready to boogie.

Ipswich is set to take a trip back to the seventies when star-studded musical Boogie Nights arrives in town in a few months.

The smash-hit West End show is due to take to the stage for a week of shows at Ipswich Regent on March 10 – and tickets for all dates are on sale now.

The production sees former Brookside and Coronation Street star Sam Kane in the role of 'hunk with a heart' Roddy while Sophie Lawrence, who played Diane Butcher in Eastenders, stars as blonde bombshell Debs.

Big Brother 3 runner-up Jonny Regan is also joining the musical as it takes to the road to tour the country this year.

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Boogie Nights, written and directed by Jon Conway, captures the heat, the madness, the heartache and the joy of being young and in love. Roddy is in love with Debs and Debs is in love with Roddy but she knows that he has more than a roving eye.

The show, one of the liveliest musicals to come from London's West End, is bursting with songs from the seventies, including I Will Survive, YMCA, We Are Family, Celebration and many more classic hits.

Boogie Nights promises to be one of the hottest nights out on the town this year and guarantees to get you dancing in your seats, in the aisles and all the way home.

And it is just one of the highlights of the forthcoming season at Ipswich Regent which is already packed full of top shows and big name stars.

Chris Rea, Feeder, Liberty X, Rose Royce, Def Leppard, Daniel O'Donnell and Lisa Stansfield are just some of the other stars set to keep the music coming at the theatre in the coming months.

Meanwhile An Inspector Calls and James & The Giant Peach are two more shows on their way to town which have already entertained audiences across the country.

Boogie Nights will be at Ipswich Regent from March 10 to 15. Tickets cost £14 to £21 (concessions and group discounts available) and are available at the Central Box Office, Princes Street, Ipswich, by calling 01473 433100 or online at