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Theatre news

Tue, 15:06

It’s half term and that means only one thing in theatre land - auditoriums packed with over-excited children for family-friendly shows.

The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, until February 23

Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona will be in good company for Clacton’s Easter Pantomime as three more stars are added to the line-up.

Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens live and breathe Morecambe and Wise and recreate their easy-going humour in a brand new show. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to the pair about what made Eric & Ern so great

Review: My Mother Said I Never Should, by Charlotte Keatley, London Classic Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre, until February 16

Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal is 200 years old this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the events in store to mark this major milestone

The Band – the new musical at The Regent Theatre in Ipswich until Saturday.

For those familiar with the work of writer and comedian Dave Gorman, his latest tour, With Great Powerpoint Comes Great Responsibilitypoint, features all the tickboxes for a night of raucous laughter.

Our arts editor quizzes writer of the hit musical, Tim Firth.

Review: A Sort Of Revolution, by Martha Loader, Tusk Theatre Co, Ipswich Art School Gallery

The Wisdom Club, by Danusia Iwaszko, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds until Saturday February 9

We speak to the Suffolk writer of The Wisdom Club.

DanceEast hosts a new series of duets inspired by the Time’s Up campaign. Our arts editor spoke to choreographer James Cousins about the need to represent real-life on stage.

James Marston enjoyed the show at Cambridge Arts Theatre

I am a fan of Nish Kumar on Mock The Week, so I was looking forward to his ‘It’s In Your Nature To Destroy Yourselves’ stand-up show.

From classic books adapted into plays, to modern takes on fairy tales, there’s so many child friendly theatre shows on offer across Suffolk and north Essex this season.

New play delves into the stories behind some of our region’s most fascinating unexplained phenomena.

East Anglia continues to thrive as one of the leading theatre centres outside London. And this season there are a raft of premieres coming our way.

The Mercury Theatre will be kick-starting their next season in a new pop-up performance theatre at Abbey Field, close to the Colchester barracks.

Strictly Come Dancing champion Kevin Clifton is enjoying himself as he learns to sing for the UK tour of West End musical Rock of Ages. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with him in rehearsal

We catch up with the fairest one of all, Harriet Bacon, to hear how Snow White went and what she has in store for 2019.

There are opportunities for budding actors, and a few older ones too, at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds this year.

Football manager Harry Redknapp is heading to Ipswich in 2019, fresh from being crowned the winner of I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Romantic, enchanting, passionate and charismatic, Russian ballet holds a special magic that continues to captivate.

What are the big shows coming to the area in 2019? Here’s a look ahead to some of the top entertainment you won’t want to miss.

With the Christmas season now truly upon us, our theatres have dusted down their stock of bad jokes and launched themselves into a season of giddy festive fun. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts an eye over the pantomimes seeking to entertain us this year

Pantomime acts as a theatrical life-support system over Christmas as we escape from the trials and tribulations of the world-at-large. Arts editor Andrew Clarke talks to the cast of Snow White about the restorative nature of a trip to the theatre

With talented well-known stars, unscripted fits of laughter and something for everyone to enjoy - The Regent have pulled off another unforgettable Christmas pantomime.

Get ready for an unforgettable night of comedy and campness as Julian Clary brings his Born to Mince tour to the region in 2019.

Suffolk’s iconic Christmas show creators Pat Whymark and Julian Harries have come up with a batty tale about knitting circles and the French revolution. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to them about how they go about making people laugh

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