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Comedian Geoff Norcott will give his take on modern Britain at Sudbury's Quay Theatre in the New Year.

Review: Peter Pan, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds until January 19.

Strictly's Mr Nasty Craig Revel Horwood is going back to the roots of the TV phenomenon - the place where traditional ballroom dancing met modern musical theatre: Strictly Ballroom.

Aladdin, by Peter Rowe, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, until February 1 2020

David Copperfield is returning home to Bury St Edmunds - or his recent home at any rate - as the latest big screen outing of Charles Dickens' resourceful hero, The Personal History of David Copperfield, filmed on location in the west Suffolk market town, will get a pair of special screenings at the Theatre Royal next year.

Karen Simpson, CEO and artistic director of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, the person who was instrumental in turning round the fortunes of the Georgian theatre, has announced she is stepping down following an incurable cancer diagnosis.

Creating the Ipswich Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular is a wonderful collaborative endeavour and produces some much needed seasonal magic. We take a look behind the scenes at this Christmas treat.

The New Wolsey Studio theatre sitting unassumingly in St George's Street in Ipswich, nestled quietly behind Ipswich Museum, will have a new identity from next year.

Pantomime fun returns to the Quay Theatre this Christmas as Sudbury Dramatic Society stages Sleeping Beauty.

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

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