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18th February 2018

Review: Cinderella, Company of 4

Cinderella shall go to the ball! Oh no she shan’t, ohhh, oh yes she shall! The Company of Four’s Traditional Family Pantomime is a must see, with tunes from Disney’s Tangled to Back Street Boys and The Drifters, there’s a song for everyone in the audience and there wasn’t a toe not tapping at some


Felixstowe Fairtrade Walk

The Felixstowe Walkers – Fairtrade Walk takes place on Monday 26th February. Meet outside the Spa Pavilion, Undercliff Road West at 10.30am for a stroll through the Seafront Gardens, finishing with a cup of Fairtrade coffee. Admission is free – although regular walkers will be expected to become members of the Felixstowe Society. Annual membership

Ipswich Rotary donates £5k to FIND

The Rotary Club of Ipswich East has donated £5,000 to local charity Families in Need (FIND) after a successful year of fundraising in 2017 which included the annual Orwell Walk, Run and Cycle, relaunched for 2018 as The Orwell Challenge. The £5,000 donation to FIND has helped the charity to make a fantastic start to

Snow much fun for Suffolk blind veteran

A blind veteran from Suffolk has returned to the slopes in Canazei, Italy, along with other vision-impaired Armed Forces veterans, thanks to national military charity Blind Veterans UK. Roan Webb, 48 and from Ipswich, challenged himself to ski for the first time in 30 years, with the support of Blind Veterans UK’s instructors. Roan went

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Crazy stars ready for Regent run

Crazy For You stars Tom Chambers, Charlotte Wakefield and Claire Sweeney are working hard on the final rehearsals for the Ipswich leg of their UK tour. The Watermill Theatre production comes to the Regent Theatre this month and promises a high-energy, high-kicking spectacular that the Gershwin brothers’ soundtrack demands. The comedy is fast, physical and

WIN: Delicious DVD set

Following the hugely popular first series, Sky One serves up a second season of Delicious, one of its most successful series, bringing the perfect pairing of Dawn French and Emilia Fox back to our screens. It’s set to arrive on DVD on 5th February 2018, alongside Delicious Series 1 and 2 Box Set, courtesy of

The Shires book Regent date

The Shires, the biggest selling UK country act of all time, is to hit the road this spring to mark the release of their third album, “Accidently on Purpose”. The Ipswich leg of the tour comes on 22nd May when they take to the stage at the Regent Theatre. Recorded in Nashville, The Shires’ new

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Top opera will delight Regent audiences

The award-winning producer Ellen Kent is returning to Ipswich’s Regent Theatre with two stunning operas –La Traviata and Madama Butterfly. This Wednesday (31st January), Verdi’s Traviata, the love story that gripped Paris, is set to dazzle the Regent audience. La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of La Dame aux Camelias by Alexander Dumas, a tragic

The Knot at DanceEast

Didy Veldman’s Umanoove will return to DanceEast with the premiere of The Knot at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Friday 9th February following its sell-out production The Happiness Project in 2016. The highly anticipated performance will examine the social and personal concept of marriage in Western society. This unique production invites the audience to form a

Ed Byrne – Spoiler Alert

Ed returns to the road this year after a total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run with his biggest ever tour to date and his brand new show called Spoiler Alert. He says, “I originally intended to call the show ‘I’ll Millennial You in a Minute’, but my promoter considered the title ‘off-puttingly baffling’.” In the show,

Dance: The Enormous Room

The Enormous Room from Stopgap Dance Company returns next February following the 2017 London launch at the Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells. Featuring David Toole, whose achievements and skills as a disabled performer have been widely influential, plus newcomer Hannah Sampson as a father and daughter living through their own, very different experiences of grief. Dave’s

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