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Theatre news

Tue, 15:06

It’s half term and that means only one thing in theatre land - auditoriums packed with over-excited children for family-friendly shows.

The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, until February 23

Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona will be in good company for Clacton’s Easter Pantomime as three more stars are added to the line-up.

Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens live and breathe Morecambe and Wise and recreate their easy-going humour in a brand new show. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to the pair about what made Eric & Ern so great

Review: My Mother Said I Never Should, by Charlotte Keatley, London Classic Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre, until February 16

Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal is 200 years old this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the events in store to mark this major milestone

The Band – the new musical at The Regent Theatre in Ipswich until Saturday.

Art & books

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Four art students have collaborated in their penultimate exhibition, bringing together moving imagery, installation pieces and live performance.

The chance for students to work with an artist to make bronze sculptures inspired by their favourite books will be one of those memories that will “be with them forever”.

A nine-month art project which was inspired by the childhood memories of residents at a Mildenhall care home was unveiled last week.

They are the faces of some of the most pioneering women of the 21st century.

A short film created by a group of artists and musicians from Ipswich has been selected for screening at its 15th international film festival as it continues to touch people’s hearts around the globe.

TV & films

Wed, 18:59

If you are thinking about making home improvements it might be worth investigating how you can follow in the footsteps of Suffolk residents who received expert advice on popular TV shows.

The new Beatles-inspired, Danny Boyle-directed, Richard Curtis-written, Ed Sheeran-starring and East Anglian-filmed movie ‘Yesterday’ has its first trailer.

Like a considerably less ostenatious phoenix rising from the ashes of a burnt-out career, the Partridge is set to fly again as Alan scores a brand new series with the channel he vowed to never work for again (until they offered him a job).

I first saw The Italian Job a couple of years after it was released in a Saturday afternoon double-bill with The Dambusters at Aldeburgh Cinema.

Music

Yesterday, 19:00

Ed Sheeran has had a lot to shout about over the past 10 days from kicking off his world tour to winning another BRIT award, celebrating his 28th birthday with tens of thousands of fans and even enjoying a kick-about with Brazilian footballers.

The Band – the new musical at The Regent Theatre in Ipswich until Saturday.

Tomorrow night marks the first night of Ed Sheeran’s 51-date world tour - starting in Brazil and ending with his homecoming in Ipswich.

Fans heading to Ipswich for Ed Sheeran’s four concerts in Chantry Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend should find many extra trains laid on to take them home

Tickets are available for a night of live orchestral music featuring the premiere of three folksongs.

Days Out

Wed, 15:59

Bargain hunters can save up to 90% on children’s clothes, toys and nursery furniture this weekend.

A popular clown is returning to the Suffolk stage during half-term week after receiving donations of dozens of unwanted plates.

Yates in Ipswich was packed on Saturday night with those making the most of their weekend.

Spirit fans are in for a treat as the UK’s largest gin and rum festival is set to stop off for two days in Ipswich.

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