New line up for regent

CLASSICAL music and a top West End musical will be marking the start of the Autumn season of an Ipswich theatre.The Regent has just released details of it's forthcoming shows, which includes performances by rock bands, stand-up comedy and a range of music shows.

CLASSICAL music and a top West End musical will be marking the start of the Autumn season of an Ipswich theatre.

The Regent has just released details of it's forthcoming shows, which includes performances by rock bands, stand-up comedy and a range of music shows.

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins announced this week she would be making an appearance at the Regent and tickets for her concert on December 3 went on sale today.

Jenkins has enjoyed great success this year and as well as performing a number of sell-out concerts she has also travelled to Basra to entertain serving troops there and sold out a forthcoming appearance at the Albert Hall.


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West End musical Blood Brothers will also be taking to the Regent stage for a week long run in September.

Written by Willy Russell, Blood Brothers is one of the most successful musicals to have played in the West End and tells the story of twin brothers who are separated at birth and later reunited.

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Other highlights of the autumn season will include the West End musical Buddy and a production of the Blues Brothers.

As well as Katherine Jenkins, classical performances will come from opera star Russell Watson, a production of Madame Butterfly and an appearance by Aled Jones.

Comedian Ken Dodd will be performing his stand-up show, as will Regent regular, Jim Davidson.

Soul diva Beverley Knight has been confirmed to make an appearance on November 20, while new pop stars Andy Abraham and Journey South will both be playing, Andy on November 6 and Journey South on September 29.

Stalwarts of the music scene, Level 42, Moody Blues, David Essex and the Bootleg Beatles will also all be putting in appearances.

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