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18th April 2019

Lantern Show will be Magic


A unique show is coming to Ipswich and will take place in a most appropriate and unusual venue.

A “Victorian Magic Lantern Show” – starring the musical theatre group “Peppers Ghost” – is being performed on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd November aboard the Sailing Barge Victor which is moored on Ipswich Waterfront outside the Old Custom House.

Peppers Ghost is a group of actor/musicians who perform shows, in period costume, from the Victorian era, which include music and songs (from traditional songs to music hall), monologues and poetry and comic entertainment with turn of the Century humour. The whole show is set to a backdrop of glass slides of original period photographs and lithographs projected by a “Magic Lantern”

Captain of the Victor David Wesley, saw Peppers Ghost perform at a Maritime Festival he was visiting and asked them if they would come to Ipswich and perform on his vessel. They jumped at the chance and he is pleased that the Victor will be transformed into a floating theatre for the two nights. Victor was built in Ipswich in 1895 and is exactly the era to make the show, in her cosy polished wood saloon, extra special and relevant.

Tickets for the show cost £10 per person and are available, along with further details, from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St Stephens Church, St Stephens Lane in the town. Telephone 01473 258070 or email tourist@ipswich.gov.uk. The show starts at 7.30pm each evening and the doors open at 6.45pm. Victor has a fully licensed bar.

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