Pinocchio makes a return to DanceEast this December with a performance that is truly breathtaking. Performed by Jasmin Vardimon’s talented dancers the magic unfolds as lonely woodcutter Geppetto creates a wooden marionette puppet. The fairy brings the toy to life to keep the old man company but Pinocchio has other ideas… The wooden boy doesn’t…
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Review: Mercury panto is a winner!!
The Mercury Theatre Colchester Panto is back with a festive bang this Christmas with a very entertaining production of Aladdin. Penniless Aladdin is down on his luck. He’s fallen in love with princess Jasmine but her father does not see him as a suitable suiter for his beautiful daughter. Aladdin meets a long-lost aunt (or…
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Review: Jack & the Beanstalk – New Wolsey
You know the countdown to Christmas has begun, when the New Wolsey Theatre’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto opens it’s doors, and this year’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk is set to be another festive hit. Jack and Jill are set to be wed and the party has started, however as always in panto land,…
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Review: Murder by the Book
A whodunit which will keep you guessing right until the final line of dialogue – a great evening watching good live drama.
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Review: The Addams Family Musical
Addams Family The Musical is currently playing at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (until 23rd October). It’s a fabulous production and well-worth seeing to get you in that Halloween mood. Read full review for more details.
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Review: Our White Skoda Octavia
Our White Skoda Octavia is the latest offering from Eastern Angles and tells the story of a family’s struggle with everyday life. Money is tight and married father of two teenagers, Amjad is trying his best to make ends meet by working all hours as a taxi cab driver. His wife, Rabia dreams of more,…
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Review: Never Lost At Home
A brand-new musical has opened at the New Wolsey Theatre, Never Lost at Home by the talented Peter Rowe, tells the story of Ipswich Town Football Club through the 1980-81 season and their journey to their UEFA Cup win. The tale is told through the eyes of an obsessive ITFC fan family as they make…
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Review: Snow Queen Panto
Christmas time traditionally means it’s Panto Season…. but what to do when you are faced with a global pandemic with restrictions on how many people can work closely together and the proximity of audiences? Well when you are one of the country’s most imaginative theatres, like Ipswich’s New Wolsey, you think differently and adapt! This…
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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…
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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…
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