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24th April 2017

Theatre Reviews

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

Review: The Worst Wedding Ever

Rachel and Scott are planning their wedding. Money is tight for the couple so they decide to have a small, intimate affair, with a few close family and friends, registry office and a reception down the local pub. However Rachel’s mother, Liz has other ideas and wants her daughter’s wedding to be a big lavish

Review: Guys & Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a classic stage musical, first playing on Broadway back in 1950, although it’s probably the film adaptation (1955), starring Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando, that brought the piece to most people’s attention. Throughout the years Guys and Dolls has continued to play around the world and attract audiences new and old.

Review: Cats – Apex, Bury St Edmunds

What better way to finish 2016 than with Cats at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is based on T.S. Elliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. This superb musical allows each Cat to tell it’s story, there’s lots of favourites including Rum Tum Tugger, Macavity, Mr Mistoffelees, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy

Review: Sleeping Beauty

Enchanted Entertainment return to Ipswich Regent with panto favourite Sleeping Beauty. It’s Sleeping Beauty’s Birthday party, however all is not well… When she was a baby an evil fairy cast a spell on her, that when she turned eighteen she would prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die! Her Father, King Cole, banishes

Review: Jack & The Beanstalk – Felixstowe Spa

It’s panto tradition that The Dennis Lowe Theatre Company take to the stage at Christmas time and this year is no exception as this talent amateur dramatic group brings the tale of Jack and The Beanstalk to Felixstowe. Dame Trott and her son Jack are down on their luck. They have no money and when

Review: Miracle on 34th Street

Nothing says Christmas more than the classic, Miracle on 34th Street. And, the Stage Door Theatre Company’s production of the tale of Santa Claus, and the non-believers of New York really does get you in the festive mood. The Macy’s Day Parade is about to commence, however the man hired to be Santa is in

Review: Stoat Hall

Eastern Angles are well-known for their alternative Christmas offering to the traditional Pantomime, and this year the Theatre Company have excelled themselves as they turn their attention to Tudor Suffolk with Stoat Hall. Sir Roger De Polfrey, the Duke of Suffolk, is owner of Stoat Hall, which he shares with his wife Aveline, and his

Review: Treasure Island, Red Rose

Treasure Island is one of those books that is often read by father to son, and most of us are familiar with this tale of pirates and gold. Jim lives with his parents at The Admiral Benbow Inn. When an old sea captain dies at the Inn owing the family money Jim and his mother

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