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20th July 2018

Theatre Reviews

Review: Polstead – Eastern Angles

An extremely talented all female cast brings the story of Maria Marten and the true story of her murder in the Red Barn to life in Eastern Angles latest offering – Polstead. The Murder in the Red Barn is one of those tales that is fixed in the history of Suffolk. A young woman killed

Review: Guest House – Eastern Angles

Eastern Angles are on the road again with their brilliantly poignant production – Guest House. Set in Clacton, Guest House focuses on the lives of Val, Lisa and Chloe – three generations of women; a grandma, a mother and a daughter and the relationship they have with each other and how they face the changing

Gang Show is 80 years old

The Ipswich Gang Show is back this week and celebrating it’s 80th Anniversary…. it might have been going for 80 years but it’s certainly no dinosaur. The original Gang Show format was developed by Ralph Reader and gradually taken up by Scout Groups around the country. The Ipswich version started in 1938 and these days

Review: Crazy For You

Full of fabulous musical numbers and high-energy dance routines Crazy For You bursts onto the Ipswich Regent Stage. Bobby (Tom Chambers) works for the family bank in New York, however is heart is really set on a stage career, so when his mother sends him to repossess a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada are his

Review: Cinderella, Company of 4

Cinderella shall go to the ball! Oh no she shan’t, ohhh, oh yes she shall! The Company of Four’s Traditional Family Pantomime is a must see, with tunes from Disney’s Tangled to Back Street Boys and The Drifters, there’s a song for everyone in the audience and there wasn’t a toe not tapping at some

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

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