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Andrew Clarke

East Anglia continues to thrive as one of the leading theatre centres outside London. And this season there are a raft of premieres coming our way.

Andrew Clarke

Strictly Come Dancing champion Kevin Clifton is enjoying himself as he learns to sing for the UK tour of West End musical Rock of Ages. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with him in rehearsal

Andrew Clarke

Stan and Ollie is not a conventional Laurel and Hardy bio-pic. Our reviewer was impressed with this big screen exploration of friendship

Andrew Clarke

Laurel and Hardy remain one of the standard bearers of timeless comedy. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at what makes them so great.

Andrew Clarke

Oscar season is now underway. With the Golden Globes awarded and the BAFTA nominations released, the fight for Oscar glory is now underway. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the likely winners and losers in this year’s awards tussle

Andrew Clarke

Norfolk-born actress Olivia Colman has won her second Golden Globe for her performance as Queen Anne in the film comedy The Favourite. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at her wide-ranging career and declares her a real Hollywood star.

Andrew Clarke

This year looks like being an interesting and eclectic year at the movies with some unfamiliar names seeking to make their mark on the big screen. Arts editor Andrew Clarke nominates the films to look out for

Andrew Clarke

As the year draws to a close and the awards season revs up, Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a surprisingly diverse and entertaining year at the cinema and suggests these films should be on your home viewing list. How many have you seen?

Andrew Clarke

Christmas is the time of year when the TV companies supplement their home-grown Christmas specials with a welcome opportunity to catch some great movies. Arts editor Andrew Clarke compiles his recommended viewing list

Andrew Clarke

With the Christmas season now truly upon us, our theatres have dusted down their stock of bad jokes and launched themselves into a season of giddy festive fun. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts an eye over the pantomimes seeking to entertain us this year

Andrew Clarke

Pantomime acts as a theatrical life-support system over Christmas as we escape from the trials and tribulations of the world-at-large. Arts editor Andrew Clarke talks to the cast of Snow White about the restorative nature of a trip to the theatre

Andrew Clarke

Sir John Mills - Suffolk’s acting knight - was one of the greatest actors of his generation and a great east Anglian. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke reviews Sir John’s career and revisits two interviews he did with the star during the last ten years of his life.

Andrew Clarke

The Oscar season starts here. This week a number of US critics awards feted Alfonso Cuaròn’s Netflix movie Roma and The Golden Globes gave a hint at what films are likely to be this year’s front-runners. But, Arts editor Andrew Clarke feels that there is change in the air

Andrew Clarke

Midge Ure, one of the prime innovators of 1980s electronic pop, will be marking the 40th anniversary of Ultravox and the hit album Vienna with a special tour. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a walk down an atmospheric memory lane

Andrew Clarke

Suffolk’s iconic Christmas show creators Pat Whymark and Julian Harries have come up with a batty tale about knitting circles and the French revolution. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to them about how they go about making people laugh

Andrew Clarke

In October, Doctor Who returned to our screens full of groundbreaking optimism. Jodie Whittaker was the first female Doctor and Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall had become the new showrunner. As the final episode of the year transmits this weekend, Steve Russell and Andrew Clarke have different feelings about the show they love

Andrew Clarke

Eastern Angles is celebrating 30 years of their irreverent Christmas show with the gloriously surreal tale of The Fenland Screamers. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke gets enjoyably lost in this ripping yarn set in the roaring twenties

Andrew Clarke

Robin Hood is a timeless hero. Each generation reinvents the character to reflect the concerns of their world. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Suffolk film producer Lucinda Thakrar about the latest incarnation of the famous outlaw

Andrew Clarke

DanceEast are staging the world premiere of a new festive dance work The Little Prince next week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to choreographer Luca Silvestrini and soprano Donna Lennard about this innovative production

Andrew Clarke

Lionel Bulmer and Margaret Green were inseparable in life and now they continue to share retrospectives. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a special exhibition being staged at Snape this weekend

Andrew Clarke

Michael Ball is performing live in concert at the Ipswich Regent next year as part of a UK tour to promote a new solo album. Tickets go on sale this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at Michael Ball’s dazzling career

Andrew Clarke

Christmas telly schedules have been unveiled hoping to add some seasonal sparkle to some dark nights but Arts editor Andrew Clarke is rather underwhelmed by the lack of imagination

Andrew Clarke

Actor Chris Vince may be making his professional debut on the New Wolsey stage but he is no stranger to the Ipswich theatre as Arts editor Andrew Clarke finds out

Andrew Clarke

Eastern Angles are offering National Lottery players the opportunity to see their Christmas show for free. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke finds out more

Andrew Clarke

Rodin’s erotic classic The Kiss is making a rare trip out of London and has taken up residence in Christchurch Mansion.

Andrew Clarke

With the festive season approaching, we’ve chosen 26 all-time great feel-good movies. Vote for your favourite in our poll.

Lynne Mortimer

Stan Lee died recently at the age of 95. For many he was king of the comic book. He not only gave the world Spider-Man and The Avengers, Arts editor Andrew Clarke maintains that he was responsible for encouraging young people to read.

Andrew Clarke

The Anna Airy Award is one of the most inspiring art exhibitions of the year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a tour of the exhibition and believes that 20 years ago many of the works would have been in a degree show rather than a sixth form exhibition

Andrew Clarke

There’s something special about a well-performed pantomime. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Karen Simpson, from Bury Theatre Royal, about what makes this great theatrical tradition so successful

Andrew Clarke

With the release of JK Rowling’s new Fantastic Beasts movie, we return to the magical world of Harry Potter. Arts editor Andrew Clarke is impressed with how well the new story meshes with the previous installments

Andrew Clarke

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