The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich will be bringing comedy, drama, world premieres, music and more during the month of March.
The month will begin with the world premiere of Steven Canny & John Nicholson’s new comedy adaptation of HG Wells’ The Time Machine. The comedy, which features The Play That Goes Wrong & The Goes Wrong Show star Dave Hearn, runs in Ipswich until 4th March ahead of a UK tour. The UK tour is produced by the award-winning Original Theatre, in association with New Wolsey Theatre.
Robert Daws (The Royal, Poldark, Jeeves and Wooster) stars in William Humble’s play Wodehouse in Wonderland. The play, which runs from 16th-18thMarch, is based on the life and writings of beloved author P.G. Wodehouse and sees the writer tell marvellous tales and play spectacular tunes as he tries to write the latest instalment of Jeeves and Wooster.
Jason Merrells (Emmerdale, Agatha Raisin, Waterloo Road) stars as Frank Galvin in the phenomenal and gripping courtroom thriller The Verdict by Barry Reed and adapted by Margaret May Hobbs. The thriller, which inspired the multi-Academy-award-nominated film starring Paul Newman, follows a washed-up veteran lawyer and an alcoholic as he is presented with one last chance to redeem himself. The Verdict, which also features Richard Walsh (London’s Burning) and Reanne Farley (River City), runs in Ipswich from 21st-25th May.
Mark Benton (Waterloo Road, Strictly Come Dancing, Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators) stars in the audacious comedy Village Idiot from 29thMarch – 1st April, where family feuds kick off around a country fair in Syresham, South Northamptonshire. Village Idiotis a co-production between Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse and Ramps On The Moon.
A pioneering initiative, Ramps on the Moon (which the New Wolsey Theatre is a founding member and home of) is a consortium of theatres which aim to enrich stories and the ways in which they are told by putting deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work. Village Idiot will mark the first new original play staged by the Ramps on the Moon project.
Village Idiot runs at the New Wolsey Theatre from Wed 29th Mar – Sat 1st April. Each performance will be captioned, audio description will be available on Fri 31st Mar,and the 14:30 performance on Sat 1st April will feature British Sign Language interpretation.
March will also see: Paulus (All Together Now) bring his brand-new Victoria Wood tribute Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood to Ipswich on 7th March; the ultimate 50s and 60s experience Rave On will return on 8th March; The Lindy Hop Dance Company & The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra bring the Lindy Hop and 1920s to Ipswich on 9th March with Swinging at the Cotton Club; Something About George, the musical biopic tribute to The Beatles’ George Harrison, will play Ipswich on 10th March and the comedy evening Bring The Laughter returns on 11th March with Tommy Sandhu(BBC, Brownload), Sukh Ojla (Life Sukhs, BBC), Nabil Abdulrashid (BBC Live at the Apollo, ITV Stand Up Sketch Show), Aatif Nawaz (BBC 3, Radio 4).
Tickets are now on sale at www.wolseytheatre.co.uk.