The Easter holidays are just around the corner and, as the weather is never entirely predictable, Suffolk's theatres have got a wide array of shows lined up to inspire the imaginations of young and old alike.
With the Christmas season now almost upon us, our theatres are dusting down their stock of bad jokes, readying themselves for two months of festive fun. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts an eye over the pantomimes seeking to entertain us this year
The term 'bawdy romp' is synonymous (or should that be sin-nonymous) with Daniel Defoe's Colchester-born courtesan Moll Flanders. Writer Nick Perry and director Ryan McBryde have teamed up to bring Flanders - or rather her real-life inspration Elizabeth Atkins - back home for the Colchester Mercury's wickedly inventive, musical re-telling of this classic slice of 18th century literature.
Moll Flanders is one Colchester's leading fictional figures. Her life and that of her real-life inspiration Elizabeth Atkins form the heart of a new play. Arts editor Andrew Clarke talks to director Ryan McBryde about this genre-bending production