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19th December 2018

Theatre Reviews

Review: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Bursting onto the stage with all the festive family fun you’d expect from panto land Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs is this year’s offering from the Ipswich Regent Theatre. The magic mirror always tells the truth and when the Wicked Queen is no longer the fairest in the land but the beautiful Snow White

Review: Alice in Wonderland

The Festive magic is in abundance at Red Rose Chain, as the talented writer and director Joanna Carrick put’s her spin on the classic Lewis Carroll tale, Alice In Wonderland. Follow the white rabbit, down the rabbit hole, for lots of fun, frolics and mayhem. As Alice grows little and then big again how will

Review: Fenland Screamers

It’s madcap, full of action, an incredible amount of costume changes and thoroughly enjoyable… Yes, it’s another festive offering from Eastern Angles! This year writers Pat Whymark and Julian Harris take the audience to a boggy fen in Cambrigeshire with their production The Fenland Screamers, and Other Boggy Tales. A group of strangers arrive at

Review: Cinderella – New Wolsey Theatre

The New Wolsey’s Rock ‘n’ Roll panto is always a firm favourite in the festive calendar, and this year is no exception with Peter Rowe’s interpretation of the classic Cinderella bursting onto the stage! Baron Hardup is all of a fluster when he learns that Prince Charming is coming to Ipswich and that the perfect

Cameron Jarrold, Livvy Campbell-Barr, Beth Shave and Lucy Stokes

Review: Numbers – CTC

I’ve long championed the CTC as one of the best musical am-dram groups in the area. They’ve turned their talents to big musicals such as Cats and Hairspray with performances to rival professional productions and it’s all done under the watchful eye of Principal of The CTC, Bridie Horne. The other thing to note is

Review: Trial by Laughter

A bookseller is accused of ‘Impious blasphemy and seditious libel’ and brought to trial, not once, not twice but three times! His defence? To be funny! This may sound like the work of fiction, however Trial by Laughter tells the true story of William Hone, a writer and publisher of comedic works, who, in 1817

Review: Othello, New Wolsey

Shakespeare’s tragedy about a Moor driven to jealous rage through the manipulation of a vindictive Iago has been adapted for contemporary theatre innumerable times, however this production by the English Touring Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory can stand amongst the best and most memorable. From the modernisation through Desdemona and Othello’s

Review: Fame at Ipswich Regent

Fame the Musical hits the Ipswich Regent Stage as part of a 30th anniversary tour. Based on the big hit movie of the 80s Fame follows the stories of an intake of students into the prestige High School of Performing Arts on West 46th Street in New York. From the tough auditions to get a

Review: Madagascar The Musical

Marty the Zebra believes there is more to life than his home at a New York City Zoo, and after hearing the penguins talk about breaking out and heading back to their ancestral home, Antarctica, he decides he too is going to escape. His destination… The Wild! Realising his friend is missing from his cage,

Review: Be My Baby

Mary Adams is 19 years old, she works in a bank and comes from a respectable family, she’s also to her mother’s horror – PREGNANT. Be My Baby follows the lives of four young girls sent to Mother and Baby home in the 1960s in an attempt to ‘hush-up’ their shameful predicament. Amanda Whittington’s tale

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