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12th October 2019

Theatre Reviews

Review: Food Wars

There’s been lots of talk recently about food shortages and empty shelves, about our country not being able to sustain itself with self grown and produced food and it’s reliance on goods imported from other countries. But a new production by Ipswich’s Eastern Angles theatre company shows that this is not something related to current

Review: Edith – In the Beginning

The discovery of the treasures at Sutton Hoo are arguably the greatest British archaeological find. This new play written by Karen Forbes follows the story of Edith Pretty a wealthy widow who had made her home, with her husband and later her son, at Sutton Hoo. Edith’s husband sadly died of cancer, leaving her to

Review: Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet takes on a whole new lease of life this summer as Red Rose Chain make the romantic classic the focus of their attention for this years Theatre in the Forest. Again Joanna Carrick has sprinkled her creative fairy dust on another of Shakespeare’s original texts, and the result is something rather

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is a big production… well when the central character is probably the most well known person ever, it has to be BIG! Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote it as a rock opera and it has wowed audiences worldwide, both on stage and screen, since the 1970s. Suffolk based group The

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the story of Joseph and his talent for interpreting dreams, his eleven brothers and, of course, the coat of many colours. Joseph’s penchant for being a dreamer gets him into trouble with his brothers when he predicts that they will bow to him, making them jealous. Family friendly

Review: Half a Sixpence

HG Wells is best known for War of The Worlds, but Half a Sixpence is based on his Kipps stories (personal favourites of the author). The musical was written specifically to showcase the talents of all round entertainer Tommy Steele. Firstly a stage show and later a movie. Half a Sixpence is Woodbridge based Company

Review: Little Miss Sunshine – the Musical

Little Miss Sunshine follows a family’s journey as they not only struggle to get from New Mexico to California, a 800 mile trip, but also deal with their own personal problems. The Hoover family have their issues. Mum, Sheryl and Dad, Richard likes to argue. Uncle Frank has relationship issues. Eldest son, Dwayne refuses to

Review: Grandma Saves The Day

Nearly everyone is familiar with the cartoons of Carl Giles, more so Ipswich residents as he worked and lived in the area. His brilliant drawings graced the pages of the Daily and Sunday Express for many years and the fictitious Giles family, headed by Grandma were instantly recognisable. In this brand new production the characters

Review: An Honest Gentleman

Mention Dick Turpin and everyone will know that he was a notorious highwayman, but chances are if you say Thomas Easter you will be met with a blank stare! Like Turpin, Thomas Easter was also a highwayman plying his “trade” at the same time as his more famous counterpart. An Honest Gentleman is the latest

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