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Ray Mears is coming to Ipswich

Ray Mears is coming to Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Ray Mears has confirmed he will be bringing his show Tales of Endurance to The Ipswich Regent on Tuesday, March 8 next year.

It’s just one of the many new shows in the Ipswich Regent and Corn Exchange’s autumn-winter 2015 brochure - see Friday’s paper.

Also announced, Bill Kenwright’s new production of The Sound of Music will enjoy a week-long run at the Regent alongside Agatha Christies And Then There Were None, Hairspray and Annie.

“It’s always my aim to try to provide a variety of events, to provide something for everyone, and we certainly have a packed brochure for you,” said shows manager Shelley Rooke.

Already proving popular is The Music of Bond, presented by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and hosted by Bond girl Fiona Fullerton. For children there is Peppa Pig and the Hollywood Special Effects Show. If you need a laugh, there’s Reeves and Mortimer, Paddy McGuinness and Andy Parsons among others. There will be plenty for music lovers, from rock to classical; cooking with Gino D’Acampo and a bit of sport including darts and wrestling.

Bryony Rudkin, Ipswich Borough Council’s culture and leisure portfolio-holder, said: “Our new season has a great variety of top shows – everything from Paul Daniels in our magical panto Aladdin to Lesley Joseph in Annie.

“We also have top opera and comedy and Agatha Christie’s fabulous whodunnit with an all-star cast shows there is no mystery why the Regent is the best theatre for West End shows at local prices.”

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