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26th May 2017

Theatre

Ballet Black: Triple Bill including Red Riding Hood

Ballet Black are back following a sell-out show at DanceEast in 2016 that delighted a new generation of dance fans with its ‘dash, daring and joie de vivre’ (Guardian). In her latest mixed bill, Artistic Director Cassa Pancho commissions bold choreography once more, blending the classical and contemporary, narrative and abstract, for her ballet company

Theatre celebrates 80 years

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre celebrates 80 years since the formation of the Repertory Company and 45 years since the current building opened it’s doors on 10th May 1972 for the first time. The theatre company – then known as the Colchester Repertory Company – had been established some 35 years earlier by Robert Digby and Beatrice

Review: Bring on the Bollywood

All the colour, energy and drama that you can expect in a Bollywood movie is brought to the New Wolsey stage in this vibrant Bollywood inspired musical from the Leicester-based Phizzical Productions. Like most Bollywood movies this production is a love-story but it’s not all serious, there’s plenty of humour in there too. The principal

Anniversary celebrations for Two Rivers Theatre Company

Two Rivers Theatre Company are pleased to announce their return to the stage with their latest comedy production of: Beyond A Joke, by Derek Benfield. This will be their 40th show since they were founded 20 years ago. May 1997 saw their premiere performance of Terra Nova by Ted Tally. The play was set in

Stowmarket’s Spring Musical Comedy

Tickets are on sale for SODS’ sparkling spring musical comedy, ‘Mame’, which will run at Stowmarket’s Regal Theatre from Wednesday 10 – Sunday 13 May at 7.30pm plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Written by Simon Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee, with music & lyrics by Jerry Herman, this is a show packed with

You’re invited to The Wedding

Ipswich-based Gecko, multi award-winning physical theatre company, bring their new show The Wedding to New Wolsey Theatre for 4 shows only. Opens Thursday, 20 April. Award-winning physical theatre company Gecko’s new show The Wedding focuses on personal and political marriage. With a performing company of nine, this is Gecko’s most ambitious show to date which

Ipswich Gang Show 2017

Ralph Reader is credited with starting the “Gang Show” concept back in 1932, the show consisted of sketches, songs and dance numbers. Eighty-five years later the concept is still the same, quite possibly the only surviving form of “variety show” being performed and amazingly the concept still works and entertains. Many of us growing up

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest tells the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, living in 1890’s England. To escape their boring lives both men devise make believe sick friends and false identities and ultimately both end up using the same pseudonym, Earnest. Jack and Algy plan to win the hearts

Review: Silver Lining

Take five elderly ladies put them in the Silver Retirement Home, subject them to a storm and see what happens. What actually happens when the play is penned by Sandi Toksvig is just over two hours of cleverly crafted, witty, sometimes surprising, sometimes poignant and occasionally shocking drama. The great thing about getting old is

Masque Players: When We Are Married

This spring, the Masque Players will be performing “When we are Married” by J.B Priestley. Set in the early 1900s, A group of three couples, old friends and all married on the same day in the same chapel, gathers at the Helliwells’ home to celebrate their silver anniversary. When they discover that they are not

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