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Cinderella is New Wolsey’s 2018 rock ‘n’ roll panto

The New Wolsey Theatre's 2001 production of Cinderella. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK

The New Wolsey Theatre's 2001 production of Cinderella. Picture: MIKE KWASNIAK

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We all get to go to the ball thanks to the New Wolsey Theatre, which has chosen Cinderella for this year’s rock ‘n’ roll pantomime.

The actor-musician show has been written by Peter Rowe and features rock, pop and soul classics like It’s Raining Men to In The Midnight Hour.

Mayor Baron Hardup is preparing a royal visit from Prince Charming with only his beautiful but feisty daughter Cinderella and Buttons to help until his lonely hearts ad is answered by the mysterious Rubella De Zees, who brings along her two daughters Hernia and Verruca.

The theatre also announced the support of Ipswich Building Society for three more years.

Richard Norrington, the society’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the New Wolsey. The rock ‘n’ roll pantos continue to delight the people of Suffolk and beyond, of all generations, and I’m pleased we’re a part of bringing this to the community.”

Last Year’s Panto Red Riding Hood had sold 80% of tickets before the show even started. Tickets for this year go on sale to director circle members from February 28, friends of the New Wolsey from March 1, priority members and groups from March 10 and general sale from March 17.

Fresh from being ravaged by hunger and sand-flies on Channel 4’s Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, Shazia Mirza returns with a show about lies and truth - or are they the same thing these days?

Kevin Kennedy will forever be best known as Coronation Street’s loveable loser Curly Watts, but he is also a stage star. His latest role is an all-star musical version of Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends, which allows him to rekindle his love of this region.

The 80s are officially back, with Fame The Musical coming to the Ipswich Regent later this year.

The cast of new musical An Officer and a Gentleman has been revealed, featuring top West End talent.

Taj Mahal chef Sayid swaps the kitchen for the stage in The Chef Show, part of PULSE presents.

Crazy for You at the Ipswich Regent, all week until Saturday.

Energetic and intense, dynamic and diverse; it’s a fast paced musical and lyrical journey for Teddy and his young girlfriend Josie.

They say never work with children or animals but Norwell Lapley Productions do both very well in bringing Rod Campbell’s timeless children’s book Dear Zoo to life on stage, writes MICHAEL STEWARD.

Known best perhaps for playing Brookside’s Lindsey Corkhill, Claire Sweeney’s causing just as much trouble as bridezilla Irene in the classic musical Crazy For You, at the Ipswich Regent from Tuesday.

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