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19th November 2017


The Elves and The Shoemaker

It’s the 1st of December. The countdown to Christmas is on in Elvedon, everyone’s scrambling to find the perfect gift, and all the shops are heaving – well almost all of them. Lovelace’s Boots & Shoes hasn’t seen much action lately, but Elvira is hopeful, there’s still a few weeks left, right? Everyone needs shoes,

Build Cardboard Castles with the Buildy-uppy Dance Show

DanceEast’s Autumn season would not be complete without something magical for children. Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November will see Anatomical’s The Buildy-uppy Dance Show descend on Ipswich, the humorous sequel to Tom Roden and Anna Williams’ The Doodle Dance Show performed at the Jerwood DanceHouse in 2015. Commissioned by DanceEast, The Buildy-uppy Dance Show

Christmas Spectacular at Snape Maltings

Journey to the mystical Land of Oz and get into the Christmas spirit early this year with a song and dance Christmas Spectacular by the Co-op Juniors Theatre Company. The award-winning youth group has wowed audiences at the world-renowned Snape Maltings Concert Hall, near Aldeburgh in Suffolk for 12 years. As the biggest youth production

A Life with Elephants

Renowned elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton is coming to Ipswich’s Corn Exchange next month with her “A Life With Elephants” show. Saba, known to millions for This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries series, will entertain the audience with exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with

The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop will be touring East Anglia this Autumn from 25th October until 25th November. After their acclaimed touring productions of The Unhappy Medium & Phantom Bantam of The Opera in 2016, Common Ground return with this riotous, theatrically inventive adaptation, with original live music by Pat Whymark, and featuring Julian Harries as

Review: Oliver! – Co4

The Company of Four bring Charles Dickens’ infamous novel of thievery, unwavering loyalty and hardship, turned musical to life on the stage of Seckford Theatre. Oliver! tells the iconic story of Oliver Twist, through his time at the workhouse to the fateful meeting of Fagin and then… well, spoiler alert! Comedic and entertaining, Oliver!’s comedic

Review: Dad’s Army

Taking a classic Tv comedy and performing several episodes on stage has become popular in recent years, there’s been Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley and Dad’s Army to name but just three. Incidentally all three have also been performed by local am drama group The Two Rivers Theatre Company. With most productions the directors

Rob Brydon at Ipswich Regent

TV star, actor and funny man Rob Brydon is coming to Ipswich’s Regent Theatre this November as part of his new “I Am Standing Up” tour. Rob is perhaps best known for “Gavin and Stacey”, “Would I Lie to You?” and “The Trip” but his all-round entertainment CV is vast, with star billing in films

Theatre at Landguard Fort

The Fort was occupied for over 200 years from 1745 until its closure in 1956 but over that period its most infamous Governor was Phillip Thickness who governed from 1753 until 1766. Thickness was a soldier, husband father and traveller. He was a champion to his friends but a viper to his enemies. He was

Review: Ladykillers – New Wolsey

The New Wolsey Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch present “The Ladykillers’ The Classic Ealing Comedy which is currently at The New Wolsey in Ipswich before going on a regional tour. Taking an award winning movie and putting it on the stage can be a little worrying as the audience are drawn to comparisons

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