Edinburgh festival shows head to Ipswich

IPSWICH'S New Wolsey Theatre has today announced it is hosting two plays from this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

IPSWICH'S New Wolsey Theatre has today announced it is hosting two plays from this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, and Mile End, will be performed in November at the town centre venue.

Following this year's PULSE Fringe Festival, the New Wolsey decided to dedicate a week in its autumn season to shows from the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Chief executive Sarah Holmes, general manager Stephen Freeman and marketing and press officer Sharon Jenkins headed to the Scottish capital during the world famous festival to find productions suitable to bring back to Ipswich.

Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea is theatrical cabaret which combines live music and storytelling with animation and film.

New Wolsey general manager Stephen Freeman said: “It was impossible to get a ticket for this show in the last weeks of the Edinburgh Festival so having the opportunity to see it in Ipswich is quite a prize.”

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Mr Freeman saw Mile End three times in Edinburgh.

He said: “It is an astonishing piece of work on many levels and I can't wait to see it again on the New Wolsey stage.

“I saw over twenty shows in Edinburgh but Mile End had the greatest impact on me. It is a beautiful piece, very emotional, with stunning performances from the three lead characters. Don't miss this show. It will delight and inspire and astonish you.”

Mile End was inspired by the devastating real life story of a commuter who was pushed in front of a tube train in the rush hour in 2002 by a man suffering with mental illness.

Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea will be performed on Thursday, November 8, at 7.45pm and Mile End will be performed on Saturday, November 10, at 7.45pm.

Tickets for both shows are £9 and can be booked by calling the theatre box office on 01473 295900 and at www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

N Did you see the shows in Edinburgh? What did you think? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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