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29th February 2020

Spring at the New Wolsey


This Spring Season, join the New Wolsey Theatre as they present the hilarious musical, murderous romp Burke and Hare, a new version by Tom Wentworth. Originally created by Jenny Wren Productions and directed by Abigail Pickard Price.
The backstreets of Edinburgh in the 1830s take centre stage as Burke and Hare burst onto the scene this Spring. Directed by Abigail Pickard Price, this riotous show will have people rolling in the aisle. Tom Wentworth’s breathless take on the infamous grave-robbing duo is packed with mayhem, laughs and music in a play that’s more hysterical than historical. Catch it at the New Wolsey between Thursday 14th and Saturday 30th May.
Also this Spring, the New Wolsey Theatre welcomes Leeds Playhouse in association with Ramps on the Moon with Oliver Twist. This newly adapted version by Bryony Lavery is a bold, brutal and beautiful retelling of Dickens’ classic novel. After being born into misfortune Oliver Twist escapes the workhouse for a life of adventure where he joins the Artful Dodger, Fagin and their mischievous gang of pickpockets. But enjoyment is short-lived as he falls under the influence of the vicious Bill Sykes. This stunning show is on the New Wolsey Stage from Wednesday 25th March to Saturday 4th April.
Another highlight of Spring 2020 will be the visit of Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch with Macbeth, undoubtedly Shakespeare’s darkest and spookiest thriller. This chilling play takes us up north to Scotland, witnessing the prophecy of three witches for the Scottish king. As Macbeth’s obsession with the future takes hold, he and Lady Macbeth embark on a bloody and fateful path, from which there is no turning back. The tale of this complex couple will be showing at the New Wolsey from Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st March.
A Murder is Announced continues the New Wolsey on down this path of twists and turns, as Middle Ground Theatre Company Limited follow Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple as she investigates the complex relationships intertwined with a dark mystery. Directed by Michael Lunney, this popular performance in its fifth year of touring will stop at the New Wolsey from Monday 13th to Saturday 1th8 April.
Looking at three married couples, three kitchens and three Christmas parties, London Classic Theatre’s Absurd Person Singular also gives the season a lighter tone, blending together farce and black comedy as Alan Ayckbourn combines class differences, ambition and social climbing in 1970s suburbia to hilarious effect. All these ingredients add up to create a perfect comic masterpiece that will be here in Ipswich from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th March.
And there’s more! A whole range of nights out will be on at the New Wolsey next season, including a talk on The Mountbattens, presented by Andrew Lownie on Thursday 6th February, a return of Duke’s Comedy Club as it celebrates its 10th birthday at the New Wolsey on Friday 7th February, Box, a tale about sibling connection told with acrobatics, tricks and hand-balancing that comes hand-in-hand with a workshop on Tuesday 18th February, Dad’s Army Radio Show where two actors will play over twenty-five characters on Saturday 14th March, An Evening with Eric & Ern on Wednesday 29th April,
involving the most loved Morecambe & Wise routines and songs, and the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra dazzling with 1920s and 30s music in You’re the Top! on Thursday 30th April.
To book tickets visit the website at wolseytheatre.co.uk or alternatively you can get in touch with the Tickets Sales Team by calling 01473 295900.

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