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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors, by Richard Bean, New Wolsey Theatre, until September 28

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec are looking to bring some red carpet glitz and glamour to the stage next spring when they bring their latest show Remembering The Oscars to the Ipswich Regent.

Strictly Come Dancing is back on the telly. As a result there's plenty of glitter and sparkle in the air and now the Ipswich Regent is ready to welcome some onscreen favourites.

Classic children's author Michael Morpurgo has a knack of writing books that not only tell thrilling stories have have the ability to trigger an emotional connection with the reader. We caught up with him prior to his visit to The Apex on September 26

HighTide has become stand-out event in the theatre calendar over the past 12 years. Now that founder Steven Atkinson is about to head off to pastures new, he talks about what has made this Suffolk festival so influential

Scilla Dyke was a dance pioneer founding Suffolk Dance and paving the way for DanceEast. Now a new film will be screened at the DanceHouse Open Day celebrating her work

West End musical star and cult film actor Adam Garcia has been announced as the leading man in this year's panto at the Ipswich Regent

The DanceHouse is ten years old. DanceEast are marking the anniversary with a family event mixing hands-on activities with bite-sized performances. We take a look at what is in store

New Wolsey's best-selling musical Once is being revived for a UK tour next year and the hit show will be back in Ipswich before hitting the road.

Performance poet John Cooper Clarke is to appear at Sudbury's Quay Theatre in November.

Review: Edith: In The Beginning, by Karen Forbes, Stuff of Dreams theatre company, Sutton Hoo, August 23-36

"Proud to be a boy that dances" says the Billy Elliot of Suffolk bullied for his love of ballet

Review: Pride & Prejudice, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds until September 7

Colchester is launching a new three week festival which seeks to shine a spotlight on the arts throughout the town. We take a look at this year's diverse programme which has folklore as its theme

Suffolk theatre offers a dazzling array of high quality, home-produced theatre which utilises West-End talent to offer local audiences something extra special. We take a look at the productions seeking to entertain us on the run-up to Christmas

As the cheery music started at the Regent Theatre Ipswich, there were plenty of little heads bobbing along to the first song in the Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, which was making a special visit to the town.

Ipswich is set to enjoy a major boost to its new arts and leisure economy thanks to an extensive re-development of the New Wolsey Theatre site on Civic Drive.

Red Rose Chain has been exposing audiences to the joy of Shakespeare for the past 20 years as part of their annual Theatre in the Forest events. We take a look at director Jo Carrick's adventurous approach to The Bard

Ipswich Town fans are set to relive the magic of the club's historic UEFA Cup victory as popular musical Our Blue Heaven returns to the New Wolsey Theatre.

HighTide is a festival which celebrates the very best in new writing and groundbreaking contemporary theatre performances. We take a look at this year's programme

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show is coming to the Ipswich Regent next week - and youngsters can join in a special sticker swap shop before the curtain goes up.

Review: Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Red Rose Chain, Jimmy's Farm, Wherstead; until August 25

Summer theatre is always popular in Suffolk. This year Aldeburgh has a new company that combines experience with fresh talent. We look at what will be entertaining audiences in the coming weeks

Rehearsals are underway for the Suffolk Young People's Theatre annual summer production at Bury St Edmunds' historic theatre.

"If the film and play have a point it is about fairness, tolerance and however grudgingly, helping the less fortunate. " Alan Bennett

The Sutton Hoo story is an integral part of our local and national heritage and yet without the vision of landowner Edith Pretty this ship burial would have remained hidden beneath the earth. Now a new play, to be performed at Sutton Hoo, explores her life and view of the world

Staging a play always has its challenges but building a full-sized Bedford van is something special. We take a look backstage at the Gallery Players' The Lady In The Van

Review: Blithe Spirit, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, July 3

Pack a blanket and a picnic and set off to enjoy productions based on classic plays and novels on an outdoor stage near you this summer.

Peter Pan, by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Ipswich Co-op Juniors, Big Top, Trinity Park until July 14

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