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28th February 2020

Girls Just Wanna Have FUN!

LADIES OF IPSWICH! Get your voices and your dancing shoes ready for the brand new musical comedy ‘GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN’ coming to Ipswich Regent on April 15th. Written by the same team that brought you the hugely successful Hormonal Housewives this show is guaranteed to not only have you laughing, but dancing in

News

Win: Baghdad Central DVD

Chaos rules on the streets of occupied Baghdad, where soldiers and secrets run unchecked amidst the aftermath of war. Baghdad Central is a gripping new adaptation of the novel by Elliott Colla, created by BAFTA nominated writer Steven Butchard (The Last Kingdom). The six-part crime thriller aired in February on Channel 4, and comes to

Dead Good Drama

The award-winning Vamos Theatre back at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds with their brand-new production, Dead Good, a show about living and dying, created in collaboration with palliative care patients and staff. Bob and Bernard have only two things in common – they’re both dying, and they’re not going down without a fight. So,

Simply Orchestral!

This weekend: Sunday 1st March is the date of Ipswich Symphony Orchestra’s famous Family Concert. With conductor Adam Gatehouse, our large orchestra will be presenting a whirlwind of fantastic dance rhythms to set toes tapping! From the New York rhythms of West Side Story, to Hungarian and Russian Dances and the Thunder and Lightning Polka.

Rail company praised

Greater Anglia has been named Train Operator of the Year in the Rail Business Awards 2020 – after judges praised the company for continuing to innovate and improve while also preparing for the arrival of new trains. Last year, Greater Anglia carried out a number of improvements, including introducing the Norwich in 90 service, improving

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Entertainment

On the fiddle!

Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate their 22nd year in 2020. With nine albums and many thousands of miles and behind them, and a passion that burns brighter than ever – no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, sensitivity and raw fire of Scottish music all at once. The Blazers blend solo and ensemble sets, so you

New Play: Red Skies

With the Seventieth anniversary of George Orwell’s death this year Eastern Angles are bringing Red Skies, their spring tour, to audiences in East Anglia. Written by Ivan Cutting who also wrote Private Resistance, the play centres on a fictional meeting between two of Suffolk’s most famous residents: George Orwell, who took his name from the

Review: The World Turned Upside Down

If you live in this part of the world then you have, almost certainly, heard of Matthew Hopkins, The Witchfinder General. Matthew Hopkins lived in Manningtree in the first half of the 1600s and he was solely responsible for the increase of witch trials during that period. It is believed that from 1644 to 1646

Opera: Madama Butterfly

Award-winning opera producer Ellen Kent returns to Ipswich’s Regent Theatre for another stunning shows. Full of passion, romance and tragedy, don’t miss the opportunity to see this traditional art form. Whether you are an opera aficionado or have never been to one before, this is an unmissable experience.  The tragic opera Madama Butterfly is one

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Review: Robin Hood & Babes in the Wood

Let’s face it Half-Term in February can be a terrible time to keep youngsters entertained (what with rain and cold weather) so the Company of Four pantos have long been a happy diversion. This year’s offering is Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood, a lesser performed story which is always refreshing from the

Fort opens for Half Term

Landguard Fort first opened for the half-term holiday back in 2015 and received 700 visitors. By last year this had risen to 1400. This shows that people need somewhere to go during the school holidays and the fort is ideal. Grandparents looking after the little ones that week can get them out of their living

Slapstick musical

This February half-term, the National award-winning CTC return to the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge with everyone’s favourite fun gangster musical BUGSY MALONE! complete with custard pies and splurge guns! Bugsy Malone is a master class in musical comedy. Set in New York City, two gangs square off in a 1920s rivalry of Capone-ian standards.  Dandy Dan’s

Half-term panto -Robin Hood

Whilst you may think panto season is well and truly over, the award winning Company of Four Musical Theatre Society are busy rehearsing and putting the final touches to their traditional family pantomime. It is taking place at The Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge, during February half term from 15th until 22nd. With a 12 show

Stowmarket Chorale

The choir is looking forward to a Singing Day on the 8th February at Woolpit Village Hall. The chosen music is the iconic and uplifting Verdi’s Requiem. A Singing Day is the perfect opportunity for anyone of any age to join in with people who already know the work and others who have never sung

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