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16th January 2018

Theatre

Summer Concert with Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow to perform in Thetford Forest this Summer as part of Forest Live 2018, the annual concert series organised by the Forestry Commission. Gary Barlow is a British singer-songwriter and record producer who found worldwide fame as a member of British pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989 Take That have won eight

Review: Hairspray – The Apex

Question: When is an am-dram musical as good as a professional production? Answer: When it’s performed by The CTC. I cannot praise The CTC enough the attention to perfection is up there with many a West End production. Last year’s offering over the Christmas/New Year period was Cats which was breath-taking…. so how do you

Review: Jack & Beanstalk, Ipswich Regent

Jack and his poor mother Dame Trott are in trouble. The pair are out of money and the evil Giant wants his rent. The only asset they have is the family’s cow Daisy, so it’s off to market Jack goes to see if he can sell their beloved bovine and keep a roof over their

Review: Show White, Mercury Theatre

A magical journey into fairy tale land the Mercury’s production of Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs is first class. The Mercury Theatre’s pantomimes are always worth the trip up the A12 to Colchester and this year’s production is no exception, and is thoroughly enjoyable from the start. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tells

Review: The Elves and The Shoemaker

The classic Brothers Grim tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker gets the Red Rose theatre company’s festive treatment this year and the production is proving to be a huge hit. Elvira and her father’s shoe shop is struggling and nobody wants to buy the store’s dowdy footwear. With her fancy designs being overlooked by

Review: The Ladykillers of Humber Doucy Lane

Eastern Angles return again this year with another brand new festive offering The Lady Killers of Humber Doucy Lane. Using the classic Ladykillers storyline Ivan Cutting and his team have again littered a classic piece with the madcap magic we have come to expect from this hard working theatre team. A group of convicts have

A Mermaid’s Tail

On her birthday Melody, the Little Mermaid, is granted legs for one day by her father the sea king Triton. Once on land she desperately wants to stay so she can win the heart of the boy she has fallen in love with. Her father forbids it but Melody finds another more dangerous way to

Review: Red Riding Hood, New Wolsey

The opening of a new run of the Wolsey Rock’n’roll Panto means only one thing… Christmas is just around the corner, and this year’s production of a brand new pantomime, Red Riding Hood certainly doesn’t disappoint. Red Riding Hood owns the best bakery in Soggy-Bottom-In-The-Marsh but when the village party is scattered by the return

Oscar Wilde story inspires Players

The Masque Players will be performing Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. This play is based on an 1890’s story by Oscar Wilde about Lord Arthur Savile’s who is engaged to lovely Sybil Merton. Her pet chiromantist Podgers has read Lord Arthur’s palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and

The Borrowers Dance East

Get cosy with THE BORROWERS

A DanceEast season would not be complete without something magical for children. This Autumn Ipswich’s Jerwood DanceHouse will welcome a festive exclusive, from Wednesday 13th until Sunday 17th December. By kind permission of The Estate of Mary Norton, and commissioned by DanceEast, The Borrowers will capture the imagination of children, families and people of all

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