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23rd August 2019

Theatre Reviews

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

Review: The 81st Ipswich Gang Show

Take a group of youngsters and their adult leaders, add some very corny jokes, a large portion of well known songs (old and new) and you have the makings of a Gang Show. The youngsters are members of the scouting and guiding organisation in the Ipswich area. The Ipswich Gang Show has been running for

Review: Picture of Dorian Gray

A dark, gothic tale of morality, beauty and hedonism, The Picture of Dorian Gray, a novel by Oscar Wilde, and performed by Tilted Wig Productions tells the story of the pursuit of youth and beauty and just how far some will strive to maintain youth. Still relevant today, Tilted Wig Productions make use of Victorian-esque

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