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Oxy and the Morons, by Paul Sirett, Mike Peters and Steve Allan Jones, New Wolsey Theatre, until October 21

The New Wolsey Theatre has a reputation for putting lots of great music in their shows. But, as Arts editor Andrew Clarke, discovers with Oxy and the Morons they are looking at whether the punk spirit can survive into middle age.

When foreign language plays are translated for the stage they usually end up as starchy period pieces with cut-glass accents. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to writer Blake Morrison about making the classics much more egalitarian.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Cardinal Wolsey, advisor to Henry VIII was one of the most influential figures to emerge from Suffolk. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a major new exhibition which brings four bronze angels from Wolsey’s tomb back to his birth-place.

In the spring of 1978, the New Wolsey Theatre was laying down its foundations while over the road Ipswich Town Football Club was celebrating a historic FA Cup win over Arsenal. Now, 40 years on, the two great social pillars of the community are coming together to mark the anniversary of the football club’s great win.

It seems that the era of the long-running West End show is coming to an end. The trend is now for short-term engagements which, Arts editor Andrew Clarke says, is a good thing for our cultural economy and offers greater opportunities for new work

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Rising young Suffolk artist Jelly Green has created an immersive art exhibition which captures the natural splendor of the Brazilian rain forest. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about her adventures in the Amazon.

Praised by critics, damned by audiences, Mother!, a new horror film by Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky has had everyone talking this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at the clash between critics and cinema fans.

Flipside is the bi-annual literary event that links Suffolk with South America. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to founders Liz Calder and Genevieve Christie about a packed weekend.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Breathtaking performances, dazzlingly athleticism, lyrical movement, beautiful lighting and powerful music are the hallmarks of choreographer Joss Arnott’s work.

If you think that a play about shopping would be as wearing as standing in a lengthy supermarket checkout queue while a young assistant waited for alcohol clearance then think again. Everything Must Go! is one of the liveliest, most entertaining evening’s I have spent in a theatre this year.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Alfred Munnings is revered as one of the nation’s greatest painters of horses. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a new exhibition which shows that he was also a man who loved life on the water.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

One of the nation’s greatest dance companies is coming to Ipswich to unveil a triple bill of new work. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what is in store when the National Dance Company Wales takes to the stage

Touring company Eastern Angles are letting their audiences do the talking with a new play, Everything Must Go, which has been devised from interviews with residents of Ipswich care homes. Arts editor Andrew Clarke finds out about the value of shopping

The number of students taking arts-based or creative subjects is falling. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says we ignore these subjects at our peril because our economic future is tied up in the talent of tomorrow

This summer Hollywood has come face to face with its own disaster movies. Costs are up, profits are down and people are finding something else to do. Arts editor Andrew Clarke suggests that cinemas should start catering for a wider audience

First things first, let it be known that the film that this theatrical event is based on is one of my top 25, desert island movies. It has, therefore, a lot to live up to. Transferring any classic film from the big screen to the stage is a perilous job because it comes with a massive amount of baggage and expectation.

The New Wolsey Theatre is teaming up with Ipswich Town Football Club and its fans to stage a celebratory musical marking the 40th anniversary of the club’s FA Cup win. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to writer-director Peter Rowe about the ambitious project.

Theatre giant Sir Peter Hall has died after a long illness. Born in Suffolk, he returned to the county to direct the film of Akenfield. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at his life and career.

HighTide theatre festival is all about providing opportunities for new talent. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to Tallulah Brown, an emerging playwright from Aldeburgh, who has new play dealing with the power of the sea

HighTide theatre festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with a week of premieres and new work staged across Aldeburgh. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic director Steven Atkinson about HighTide’s success in discovering new talent

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Philip Thicknesse was a soldier, traveller, writer and thinker. He was also a man who had a knack of making enemies. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to writer Peppy Barlow about a new play about this unlikely East Anglian hero

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

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