Top comedians, rockers and musical star to play Regent

IPSWICH: Top comics, veteran rockers and an award-winning star of musical theatre have today been revealed as the latest crop of acts due to appear on the Regent stage.

Multi-platinum recording artist and popular BBC radio presenter Elaine Paige has been announced to appear at the theatre on Wednesday, February 23.

The show includes modern classics from her new album along with a selection of her favourite standards and greatest hits.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning, from 9.30am, and start at �27.50, plus a �3.50 booking fee.

Next on the bill are prolific rockers 10cc – famous for churning out hits during the 70s like Dreadlock Holiday, Rubber Bullets and I’m Not in Love.

The band will be embarking on a nationwide tour to coincide with the release of their album, The Greatest Hits and More.

The Ipswich leg of the tour falls on Saturday, March 26, with tickets already on sale from �23.50 plus booking fee.

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With more than 50 years in the business, Joe Brown returns to The Regent by popular demand with another two-hour musical celebration.

The acclaimed rock’n’roller will be back in town on Wednesday, April 6. Tickets for the show are �18.50 plus booking fee and under-14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Funny men Ed Byrne and Jimmy Carr are also set to bring their unique brands of humour to the stage next year.

Byrne’s Crowd Pleaser tour arrives at The Regent on Thursday, March 3 and promises a hilarious account of his quest to turn into a grumpy old man, from musing about his cat, cake and religion to potential fatherhood.

Tickets are �20 plus booking fee and under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Finally, straight-talking stand-up Jimmy Carr will be back in Ipswich on Friday, September 16, with his ninth solo show Laughter Therapy.

An evening of non-stop jokes, gags and banter – not suitable for under 16s – is �25 a ticket plus booking fee.

n What do you think of the line-up at the Regent? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail evening

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