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Documentary filmmaker, author, TV presenter and current Strictly Come Dancing champion Stacey Dooley is embarking on a 10-date tour across the UK next year with a stop pencilled in for an intimate chat with the people of Bury St Edmunds.

From Josh Widdicombe to Jimmy Carr and James Acaster - if you want a laugh these are the gigs you need to book.

The duo are set to appear in the Ipswich Regent's 2019 pantomime Cinderella.

Eastern Angles is reviving its critically acclaimed play telling the story of Maria Marten and her murder in the Red Barn with a UK tour next year

Watch anything from Annie to Les Miserable from the comfort of a cinema near you.

Review: The Season, by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, New Wolsey Theatre, until November 16

Our lives, our likes and dislikes, have never been so available for scrutiny as they are today. Now choreographer Alexander Whitley premieres a work at DanceEast which asks whether this information is restricting our decision-making rather than enhancing it

A new list of stars has been announced to take part in Griff Rhys Jones' December show Happy Christmas.

Annie is a musical theatre classic but is this story of a plucky orphan girl from the 1930s reaching the end of its natural life?

Gibbons & Gaulier theatre company uncover the comedy in relationships as they lift the lid on The Affair, their latest tour of north Suffolk

Two top Ipswich theatre companies have earned close to £1 million, in the form of two large grants from the Arts Council, to fund ambitious development plans which will not only boost the redevelopment of Ipswich Waterfront, but will also continue to improve the arts provision for Suffolk audiences.

What a fantastic 90th birthday party it was! The crowd at a packed Ipswich Regent cheered, waved flags and sang along during the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's special concert.

The Ipswich Regent looks to offer a warm welcome to both performers and audiences as it looks to adapt to future entertainment trends

Sir Richard Alston is one of the most influential figures in contemporary dance but as retirement looms he is taking the opportunity to pay one last tribute to Benjamin Britten his favourite composer

Review: Insert Laughter Here, Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds, October 25

Alexander Armstrong is embarking on his first stand-up tour, exploring the idiosyncratic avenues his career has taken him down

A holiday park embroiled in planning disputes has announced the unforeseen closure of its theatre - but says it will reopen bigger and better next year.

A new list of stars has been announced to take part in Griff Rhys Jones' December show Happy Christmas.

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth talk about collaborating, what gives their Calendar Girls such universal appeal and why naked badminton is a no-no …

Review: Calendar Girls: The Musical, by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow, Ipswich Regent, until Saturday October 26

Shakespeare continues to draw large audiences in our theatres and now Halesworth Cut is hosting a new Shakespeare festival which aims to celebrate the drama and artistry of Britain's greatest playwright

Iconic artist Egon Schiele perfected a stark, dramatic look to his works which also included a compelling erotic under-current. DanceEast hosts a premiere which brings Schiele's world to life

Popstar Hannah Spearritt has said she hopes to bring back memories of S Club 7 during her pantomime debut as this year's Ipswich Regent Christmas show.

Half term is almost upon us. The day's are getting shorter and keeping our youngsters entertained can be a challenge. Here are a few choice suggestions

It's never too soon to book those precious panto tickets. The best seats to the best shows get snapped up alarmingly quickly. Here's our guide to the best professional pantos coming to Suffolk this Christmas

Queen fans in Ipswich were left shocked after the band's legendary guitarist made a special appearance in the audience at the Regent's We Will Rock You musical.

One Man, Two Guvnors was a huge hit when it was premiered at the National Theatre nearly ten years ago. Now the New Wolsey Theatre is putting a new spin on the modern farce

Next year sees the 80th anniversary of the introduction of rationing during the Second World War. Eastern Angles are touring with their new double-bill Food Wars looking at the ingenuity and resilience of a war-torn population

Common Ground theatre company have over the last ten years developed a strong community following throughout Suffolk and north Essex. Their plays mix farcical comedy with some thought-provoking sub-text.

Theatre has always found ways to keep itself fresh and exciting. Now Paper Lantern theatre company is pioneering filmic theatre mixing traditional stagecraft with audio and dynamic visuals

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