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Strictly star Joanne Clifton heads to Ipswich with Flashdance - The Musical after all

Joanne Clifton will reprise her role of Alex in Flashdance - The Musical, when it comes to the Ipswich Regent next April. Photo: Contributed

Joanne Clifton will reprise her role of Alex in Flashdance - The Musical, when it comes to the Ipswich Regent next April. Photo: Contributed

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Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton will reprise her star role in Flashdance - The Musical when it comes to the Ipswich Regent next April.

It’s good news for her Suffolk fans, who had been told she wasn’t available for next year’s dates. Joanne is no stranger to Ipswich; having performed with Gary Avis at his fundraising gala at the theatre last year.

“I am having the best time ever on this tour and so am delighted to be staying on for 2018. We have so much fun on stage and off and I really am dancing like I’ve never danced before,” said Joanne.

Flashdance - The Musical is the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and flashdancer by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

• See it at the Ipswich Regent April 23-28.

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A feisty Felixstowe audience gave Giovanni Pernice a little more than he bargained for on Wednesday as he brought his Born to Win tour to the Spa Pavilion.

Her stories are as familiar to parents and grandparents as they are to the generations of youngsters for whom they are required bedtime reading. As stage adaptation of some of her favourites head to the region, we discover the magic behind Julia Donaldson.

Miss Saigon star Ashley Gilmour - who plays American GI Chris - looks forward to playing every new venue on the musical’s mega tour - but Norfolk will be particularly special: it’s the place he calls home.

When the creator of smash 1970s sit-com Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em comes to see you bring it to life on the stage 13 times, you know you’re doing something right says Joe Pasquale.

It’s been 45 or so years since Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em blessed us with the complete daftness and hilarity of Michael Crawford’s Frank Spencer. He played a uniquely disastrous individual character that cannot be forgotten. Now imagine that today... on a live stage.

Suffolk’s Royal Ballet star Gary Avis receives an MBE “for services to Dance, and to charity in Suffolk”.

A two night stop at the Regent Theatre may not be the most rock ‘n’ roll sounding affair, but Bill Bailey brought the house down with his raucous brand of music-infused comedy.

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