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07/05/2021

Theatre

Mercury Online Festival 2020

Exciting online festival for Mercury Theatre

The Mercury Theatre Colchester, in association with the University of Essex, Signals and the Lakeside Theatre is thrilled announce the line up to their exciting new Mercury Online Festival. Taking place over the weekend of 21st-23rd August 2020 the festival celebrates the creativity of artists and theatre makers from the East of England, providing them

New Wolsey cancel All Shows including Panto

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich have issued a statement:“Following the recent ministerial statement that social distancing will be required within theatres at least until November, with no certainty on when these measures and associated Covid-19 protocols might be removed, the management and Board of the New Wolsey Theatre have taken the extremely difficult decision

Red Rose Chain's Twelfth Night

Review: Twelfth Night

Summer for theatre lovers in Suffolk has meant heading to a wooded area to partake in some Shakespeare from Ipswich based Red Rose Chain. So much so that their, sometimes, quirky takes on the Bard’s works have become as much part of summer as ice-creams and Kiss Me Quick hats and the seaside. The setting

Theatre in the Forest: AT HOME

This year, Red Rose Chain’s much loved annual summer Shakespeare event is happening with a difference – Theatre in the Forest at Home is coming to you! Red Rose Chain invites you to join them for a special live streamed performance of Twelfth Night for one night only on the 1st August. Despite all the

Tina show rescheduled

Smash hit show What’s Love Got To Do With It? has rescheduled its Ipswich date to Wednesday, 25th November. Box office staff at the Regent Theatre are contacting ticket holders so they can transfer their tickets to the new date. A spokesman for What’s Love Got To Do With It? said: “As everyone is aware,

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,

New Play: Red Skies

POSTPONED DUE TO CURRENT COVID 19 CRISIS 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

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

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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