Stars including Stephen Fry, Griff Rhys Jones, Sir Derek Jacobi, Tamzin Outhwaite, Rebecca Front and Sharon D Clarke are part an online production at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre to premiere in October.
The importance of arts and culture to the health of our communities and the economy has been highlighted in a new Arts Council study which explores how culture helps support local economies by creating jobs, providing additional amenities for the public like bars and restaurants as well as reinvigorating town centres.
The New Wolsey is helping to pioneer the premiere of a new play online in an effort to get theatres up and running again and to provide audiences with live entertainment in the midst of the longest theatrical shutdown in showbiz history.
Here is your chance to welcome household names as diverse as Arsène Wenger, Graham Norton, Ant & Dec, Jeremy Vine, Monty Don, Nigella Lawson and Love Island star Ovie Soko into your home - and support the Ipswich Regent at the same time.
The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds may be closed because of Covid-19 restrictions, the pantomime may be cancelled for this year but the creative team at the Regency theatre continue to work hard to provide quality entertainment for the people of Suffolk.
Even the Genie of the Lamp can’t save Aladdin, this year’s pantomime at the Ipswich Regent, as theatre bosses have announced that their annual Christmas extravaganza has fallen victim to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As lockdown eases concert promoter John Hessenthaler is planning a weekend of music and entertainment in Lavenham at a special pop-up theatre weekend in September mixing war-time nostalgia with disco hits and country acts.
Ipswich is once again filled with a creative buzz following news that the Burton’s Building on Ipswich Waterfront has been awarded a £3m grant from central government under a scheme to invest in ‘shovel-ready’ local projects in England to aid economic recovery in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Red Rose Chain’s Theatre in the Forest is not letting lockdown stand in the way of their annual Shakespeare celebration. They are creating a new production of Twelfth Night which will be premiered online.
All the Co-op Juniors productions have been rescheduled due to the ongoing restrictions facing theatres during the Coronavirus lockdown. But, the young performers are investing in further training during their enforced downtime and launching an appeal
Suffolk’s theatres are hoping to reopen to audiences soon but need financial support to keep staff on the payroll and a time scale to enable them to plan. Here’s what they need to keep the lights burning