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An Ipswich-based performing arts school is to celebrate its 25th birthday with a concert as the Ipswich Regent.

Hans Christian Andersen's story of the Ugly Duckling is re-imagined in the musical Honk! presented by The Co-op Juniors' younger troupe at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge.

Southwold is staging its sixth Arts Festival later this month. We take a look at a diverse line-up which will provide eight days of community entertainment

Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka, and the Pinky Ponk are on tour and this week they have stopped off at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

The Pulse festival offers local audiences a first-look at brand new fringe theatre which is currently being developed for the Edinburgh Festival or is currently on tour. We take a look at this year's highlights

Little Miss Sunshine, by James Lapine and William Finn, New Wolsey Theatre, until May 25.

Lenny Henry has been making the nation laugh in various guises since the mid-1970s and now he will be offering audiences a chance to peek behind the comic curtain when he brings his new autobiographical show Who Am I, Again?: An Evening with Lenny Henry to the Ipswich Regent in November.

A special tribute to singer Doris Day has come from Ipswich singer Annika Rands, who performs her own solo show based around the singing legend.

The first designs for a multi-million pound revamp of the popular Stowmarket Regal Theatre have been revealed - and work could begin later this year.

The life and work of Oscar Wilde remains a source of fascination. Now a new play is coming to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, The Trials of Oscar Wilde, which has been co-written by the great playwright's own grandson, Merlin Holland.

Review: The Sound of Music, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds until May 11

A new stage production of The Sound of Music in Bury St Edmunds has been given the seal of approval - by Debbie Turner, one of the child stars of the smash hit film and who was in the audience.

Review: Grandma Saves The Day: A Musical featuring The Giles Family, by Phil Willmott, New Wolsey Theatre, until May 18

This autumn, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is having a birthday celebration to outdo all other birthday bashes. Star names nestle alongside classic drama, comic-romance, brain-taxing whodunnits and edge of the seat thrillers in a season to celebrate the breadth of work staged at Bury's Regency theatre.

Review: An Honest Gentleman, by Cordelia Spence and Tim Lane, Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company, on tour until May 24.

It was a Bing Thing on Saturday afternoon when a certain CBeebies bunny came to life for the awestruck young audience at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

West End musical hit Avenue Q arrives at the Ipswich Regent and brings with it a sharp, satirical wit. We speak to puppet consultant Nigel Plaskitt about bringing his experience with The Muppets and Spitting Image to Avenue Q

The New Wolsey Theatre enjoys coming up with shows with a local flavour. We take a look at how they are taking Carl Giles' creations from the page to the stage for a brand new musical with an 1980s flavour

Review: The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow, New Wolsey Young Company, New Wolsey Studio, until May 4

Multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is heading out on tour and returning to the Ipswich Regent after an absence of five years.

Ten years ago the Ipswich Waterfront gained an iconic building, the Jerwood DanceHouse. We teased out of artistic director Brendan Keaney the first details of the anniversary gala featuring the Royal Ballet

Actor and Shakespeare aficinado Brian Ralph talks about his life-long love of The Bard and why Shakespeare remains Britain's greatest wordsmith

Shakespeare is synonymous with Stratford Upon Avon and The Globe theatre but as an actor he was frequently on tour and research has unearthed records of his visits to Suffolk

The New Wolsey has announced its autumn season. It contains a classic knock-about farce, a new musical, a mystery which features Agatha Christie, a gripping World War II drama and a new play about dangerous prejudice in a small community

A new dramatisation of the Quentin Blake book The Green Ship is to be performed at Woodbridge Library next month.

Timothy West CBE and Samuel West in Conversation, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Sunday April 14

The annual touring Easter pantomime Peter Pan at the Ipswich Regent didn't fail to get the audience up dancing on their feet last night, as they took a trip to Neverland.

East Anglia was once known as 'The Bread Basket of Britain' today it could be re-named as 'The Main Stage' as a new report reveals that arts and culture provision has a greater impact on the UK economy than agriculture and Suffolk is shining a spotlight on the way ahead.

Suffolk's new-look summer theatre will offer quirky plays with a local flavour along with timeless classics. We speak to independent theatre producer Matthew Townshend about his plans to make theatre part of the coastal community

Review: Caroline's Kitchen, by Torben Betts, Original Theatre Company, Colchester Mercury until Saturday April 13

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