Super dog Pudsey from Britain’s Got Talent heads to Ipswich Regent and Gareth Gates prepares to star in Footloose

Gareth Gates as Willard in a new production of Footloose The Musical, at the Ipswich Regent, Oct 201

Gareth Gates as Willard in a new production of Footloose The Musical, at the Ipswich Regent, Oct 2016. Photo: David Ellis - Credit: Archant

To whet your appetite for the Ipswich Regent and Corn Exchange spring-summer brochure, out this week, we can reveal Pop Idol star Gareth Gates and Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey are coming to town.

Ashleigh and Pudsey in Mission ImPudseyble

Ashleigh and Pudsey in Mission ImPudseyble - Credit: Archant

Multi-million record selling Gates is playing Willard in a new production of Footloose – The Musical, coming to the Regent on October 3-8.

Based on the Kevin Bacon film, it’s the story of city boy Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned.

He’ll be joined by chart-topper turned stage actress Maureen Nolan as Vi.

Your mission on July 23-24, should you choose to accept it, is to join Ashleigh and Pudsey for Mission ImPUDSEYble.


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“Our new brochure highlights lots of exciting shows coming to the Regent and the Corn Exchange. There really is something for everyone – from week-long West End shows like The Sound of Music, Cats and Annie to comedy specials like Sarah Millican,” said councillor Bryony Rudkin, Ipswich Borough Council’s culture and leisure portfolio holder.

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“Add some classical treats from the Royal Philharmonic, Russian ballet stars and our own thriving music groups and it’s proof if any was needed that Ipswich offers more shows to more people than anywhere else.”

The new Ipswich Regent and Corn Exchange brochure will be included in Wednesday’s Ipswich Star and Friday’s East Anglian Daily Times. See more What’s On news here

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