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Barely an hour after meeting, the cast of this year’s Theatre in the Forest found themselves performing to a live audience.

The Orchard Players present Let’s Go To The Movies from July 2-4, at Capel St Mary Village Hall, 7.30pm nightly with a 2.30pm show on the Saturday.

The Orchard Players invite you to walk their red carpet as part of new summer musical Let’s Go To The Movies.

Tue, 11:23
The Pantaloons put their own spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice on Christchurch Park's Mansion Lawn, 7.30pm, July 1

You won’t look at Pride and Prejudice or Much Ado About Nothing the same again after watching Ip-art favourites The Pantaloons’ latest open-air shows.

Mon, 13:49
Ashleigh Cole who plays Christine Keeler during rehearsals for Christine a new musical about Christine Keeler and the Profumo scandal which is being staged at the Colchester Mercury Theatre

This new musical starts with a bang – quite literally – as Christine Keeler’s drug pusher boyfriend, fires shots into the air while he rants outside the flat of Harley Street osteopath Dr Stephen Ward.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
New owners NRG launch Spa Pavilion, explaining when it will open and their plans for the future. Pictured chairman of NRG Ray Anderson

The businessman behind a £1 purchase of a council-owned Suffolk theatre has insisted his bid to revive the venue will succeed, after fresh questions were raised over the deal.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Princes Theatre, Clacton

A popular Clacton theatre has undergone a facelift costing almost £20,000.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Man in Chair (Darren Nunn) and Drowsy (Jo Whelton) in Appeal Theatre Group show The Drowsy Chaperone at The New Wolsey, Ipswich, June 24-27.

I’m not a fan of farce but there was lots to like about this musical comedy.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A Christmas Carol is featured in the Theatre Royal's autumn season.Clive Francis as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has launched its autumn season, which features a huge variety of shows as well as the popular pantomime.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Lee Mead is heading back to the region soon with his new solo show

Stage and screen star Lee Mead returns to the region with new show Some Enchanted Evening. He spoke to EA Arts about his career and why daughter Betsy is his biggest priority.

Art & books

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Perhaps best known for his long and distinguished acting career, Dudley Sutton harbours myriad other talents – some of which are displayed on the coast today.

Thu, 17:44
Louise Chalklen and her son Aaron have fun fun colouring an action hero book.

Hard-working, stressed out adults are turning to a new craze that is sweeping Suffolk to help them switch off and forget about the pressures of day-to-day life.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
'Taking a trip out into the night is perhaps the closest well ever come to entering a magic kingdom of trickery and illusion,' says Dixe Wills

Most of us have a primeval wariness about the night. Not Dixe Wills. He comes out once the sun’s gone down

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Georgie Ross, of Woodbridge, was awarded £2,000 and the Dr Supanee Gazeley Fine Art Prize for the best work produced by a BA (Hons) Fine Art student at the annual Anglia Ruskin University Degree Show in Cambridge

A Suffolk art graduate has won recognition for making the mundane look extraordinary.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Iranian artist Bahareh Taleshi (centre) chats with the Mayor of Ipswich Glen Chisholm and the high Sheriff of Suffolk Judith Shallow at the launch of the Suffolk Refugee Week Art Exhibition at Endeavour house

A week of activities and events to highlight the positive work of refugees takes place across Ipswich this week.

TV & films

Yesterday, 16:52

West Suffolk is set to be the home of the UK’s first replica, habitable “Hobbit Hole” from the popular JRR Tolkien fantasy books and films.

Frozen is the first movie showing at Ipswich Town Football Club and Ipswich Borough Council's open air cinema day

Still not ready to let it go? You’re in luck, Disney’s Frozen kicks off Ipswich’s open air cinema day.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Filming for the new BBC comedy drama 'Detectorists' in Framilngham. Mackenzie Crook on the set.

Filming for the next series of award winning BBC4 comedy Detectorists is to get underway in Framlingham in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Lee Mead is heading back to the region soon with his new solo show

Stage and screen star Lee Mead returns to the region with new show Some Enchanted Evening. He spoke to EA Arts about his career and why daughter Betsy is his biggest priority.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Matthew McGuchan, far left, and Julien Mery, far right, at a  Film Suffolk event.

Suffolk is a creative county. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at how Film Suffolk is putting our talents on the big screen

Music

Yesterday, 22:27

There were fears the second night of this summer’s Forest Live concerts would have to be cancelled when Sam Smith announced he was undergoing throat surgery.

Yesterday, 19:00
Thousands of people are expected to flock to Ipswich Music Day, in Christchurch Park

Ipswich Music Day this Sunday will see nearly 70 acts perform across nine stages at Christchurch Park.

Yesterday, 15:57
Thousands of people flocked to Ipswich Music Day 2014.

More than 40,000 people are expected to descend on Christchurch Park for the event, from midday to 8pm on Sunday.

Frozen is the first movie showing at Ipswich Town Football Club and Ipswich Borough Council's open air cinema day

Still not ready to let it go? You’re in luck, Disney’s Frozen kicks off Ipswich’s open air cinema day.

A crowded sea-front for Music by the Sea

Music by the Sea returns to Aldeburgh sea-front this weekend, awash with the very best songs from the last 50 years. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage found out more.

Days Out

Still not ready to let it go? You’re in luck, Disney’s Frozen kicks off Ipswich’s open air cinema day.

A crowded sea-front for Music by the Sea

Music by the Sea returns to Aldeburgh sea-front this weekend, awash with the very best songs from the last 50 years. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage found out more.

Thu, 14:16
Last year's beach party

The seaside is coming to a mid Suffolk town later this year.

Wed, 11:27
Mara Stefanova and Shaun Wolton serving at the festival last year.

The Festival of Beer and Brewing is coming to Stowmarket this month, featuring more than 80 real ales and ciders.

Wed, 10:45
Everyone had a dance in the sunshine at Clopton Fete

Organisers of an annual fete are celebrating a “brilliant” event and looking forward to repeating its success next year.

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