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Comedian Dara O’Briain brings new tour to Ipswich Regent

PUBLISHED: 11:29 04 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:33 04 October 2017

Dara O’Briain returns to the Ipswich Regent next year. Photo: Contributed

Dara O’Briain returns to the Ipswich Regent next year. Photo: Contributed


Comedian Dara O’Briain returns to the Ipswich Regent next year with his new show Voice of Reason.

The Mock The Week host is no stranger to Suffolk, having wowed audiences in the town in 2015 he starring at Latitude this summer.

We described his last tour, Crowd Tickler, as fast, funny and often insightful and Dara himself as a force of nature when not chained to his many panel show host desks.

He will be here on March 29. Tickets go on sale to ticket alert subscribers at 10am tomorrow and general sale from 10am Friday.

He’s one of several top comedians heading to the Regent and Corn Exchange over the coming months.

Other acts include Griff Rhys Jones, October 26; Milton Jones, November 10; Rob Brydon, November 15; Russell Brand, December 4, Greg Davis, December 5-6; Jim Davidson, January 21, Ed Byrne, February 7; Jason Manford, February 15; Joe Lycett, April 7 and Sarah Millican, June 28-30.

From a cactus and chilli festival to custom cars, there is plenty to keep you busy this weekend.

Sudbury Dramatic Society (SDS) returns to the Quay Theatre next month with Make Way for Lucia by John Van Druten, adapted from the popular series of books by EF Benson.

Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome Circus Summer Spectacular is an absolute delight, whatever the weather. Roll up, roll up for a show that you’ll remember forever.

With the new series of Strictly Come Dancing set to get underway very soon, here is where you can see professional dancers from the show at theatres across East Anglia.

For those not familiar with the work of Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Reece Shearsmith the show could have crawled from the depths of a chaotic reality.

From Fame the Musical to Britain’s Got Talent finalists Flawless, there is something for everyone this autumn at the Ipswich Regent.

Shakespeare continues to be one of the most adaptable playwrights. His work is endlessly rewarding and continues to benefit from some inspired reinventions. Andrew Clarke and Lynne Mortimer recall some of their most memorable encounters with The Bard

From his TV appearance on talent show New Faces to I’m A Celebrity..Get Me Out of Here! winner, helium-voiced comedian Joe Pasquale is a household name.

Theatres are getting ready for their autumn seasons. The New Wolsey in Ipswich has gathered together a number of premieres and critically acclaimed tours to entertain us. Arts editor Andrew Clarke selects his choice of the productions on offer

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