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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

And the Strictly stars keep on coming. After last week's announcement that Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez along with Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara would be performing at the Ipswich Regent next year, now comes the news that Strictly champions Kevin and Joanne Clifton will be displaying some sibling rivalry in the sensational dance show Burn The Floor.

Ever wondered what it takes to be a world-class dancer? Now's your opportunity to find out because Suffolk-based Royal Ballet Principal Character Artist and Ballet Master Gary Avis MBE will be sharing the secrets of his success with author, broadcaster and former Anglia TV star Christine Webber at special 'in conversation' event at DanceEast.

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors, by Richard Bean, New Wolsey Theatre, until September 28

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec are looking to bring some red carpet glitz and glamour to the stage next spring when they bring their latest show Remembering The Oscars to the Ipswich Regent.

Strictly Come Dancing is back on the telly. As a result there's plenty of glitter and sparkle in the air and now the Ipswich Regent is ready to welcome some onscreen favourites.

Classic children's author Michael Morpurgo has a knack of writing books that not only tell thrilling stories have have the ability to trigger an emotional connection with the reader. We caught up with him prior to his visit to The Apex on September 26

HighTide has become stand-out event in the theatre calendar over the past 12 years. Now that founder Steven Atkinson is about to head off to pastures new, he talks about what has made this Suffolk festival so influential

Scilla Dyke was a dance pioneer founding Suffolk Dance and paving the way for DanceEast. Now a new film will be screened at the DanceHouse Open Day celebrating her work

West End musical star and cult film actor Adam Garcia has been announced as the leading man in this year's panto at the Ipswich Regent

The DanceHouse is ten years old. DanceEast are marking the anniversary with a family event mixing hands-on activities with bite-sized performances. We take a look at what is in store

New Wolsey's best-selling musical Once is being revived for a UK tour next year and the hit show will be back in Ipswich before hitting the road.

Performance poet John Cooper Clarke is to appear at Sudbury's Quay Theatre in November.

Review: Edith: In The Beginning, by Karen Forbes, Stuff of Dreams theatre company, Sutton Hoo, August 23-36

"Proud to be a boy that dances" says the Billy Elliot of Suffolk bullied for his love of ballet

Review: Pride & Prejudice, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds until September 7

Colchester is launching a new three week festival which seeks to shine a spotlight on the arts throughout the town. We take a look at this year's diverse programme which has folklore as its theme

Suffolk theatre offers a dazzling array of high quality, home-produced theatre which utilises West-End talent to offer local audiences something extra special. We take a look at the productions seeking to entertain us on the run-up to Christmas

As the cheery music started at the Regent Theatre Ipswich, there were plenty of little heads bobbing along to the first song in the Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, which was making a special visit to the town.

Ipswich is set to enjoy a major boost to its new arts and leisure economy thanks to an extensive re-development of the New Wolsey Theatre site on Civic Drive.

Red Rose Chain has been exposing audiences to the joy of Shakespeare for the past 20 years as part of their annual Theatre in the Forest events. We take a look at director Jo Carrick's adventurous approach to The Bard

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