Regent's autumn about to start

IPSWICH'S Regent theatre is today preparing for its autumn season after marking the end of the summer with a show which included names like Paul Daniels, Frank Carson, Jimmy Cricket, The Krankies and Brotherhood of Man.

IPSWICH'S Regent theatre is today preparing for its autumn season after marking the end of the summer with a show which included names like Paul Daniels, Frank Carson, Jimmy Cricket, The Krankies and Brotherhood of Man.

The Best of British Variety Show held on Saturday 6 marked the final show in the theatre's summer season.

Theatre manager David Mansfield said: “This was small show to mark the end of the summer but with some big names. It wasn't a sell out but it sold well and the audience really enjoyed it.

“There were many big names on stage at the same time and people love to see these performers live. there is great nostalgia for show like these and the audience were very happy.”

The 1,650 seat venue opens its autumn season on Monday with the musical Footloose.

Mr Mansfield added: “We have a fabulous season coming up with highlights including the musicals The Witches of Eastwick and Footloose.

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“The Witches of Eastwick opened in Norwich recently to rave reviews, it should be a fantastic show.”

Other highlights include comedians Steve Coogan and Joe Pasquale and this year's pantomime Aladdin.

Mr Mansfield said: “We also have some great music acts including Status Quo and Jools Holland which always sell well.”

Performers Will Young, Jason Donovan, Level 42 and Billy Ocean also have dates confirmed at the venue.

For tickets for shows at the regent call the box office on 01473 433100.

Are you excited by the autumn line up? Did you enjoy the Best of British Variety Tour? 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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