A couple of years ago, Our Man in Havana was voted one of the top 20 espionage novels of all time. It was penned in the late 1950s at the height of The Cold War and elements of the plot form an eiry premonition of the events which led up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
For those expecting a nostalgic regurgitation of the best elements of the classic TV sit-com of the same name then audiences should raise their sights and applaud the fact that scriptwriter and playwright Michael Aitkens has delivered something immeasurably better.
Shakespeare continues to inspire the creative arts 400 years after his death. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to young choreographer about an international collaboration to bring new life to Rosalind, star of As You Like It.
It’s not too late to book tickets for one of the great shows at Suffolk theatres in May. Whether you are mad about music, bonkers for Bollywood or perhaps prefer plays, there is something for everyone and we have highlighted just a few of the entertaining events on offer.
If you love theatre, if you love musicals, if you love Monty Python, if you love an evening of side-aching laughter then make sure you beat a swift path to the door of the Mercury Theatre for one of the craziest, wittiest shows of recent years.
Monty Python’s Spamalot is currently running at the Colchester Mercury. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to the production design team of Sara Perks and Corinna Vincent about the practicalities of mounting a large-scale musical
Performance artist Catherine Hoffmann brings her latest show, Free Lunch with the StenchWench, to Colchester Arts Centre tonight. Described as a humiliating scrap with growing up skint in flat broke Britain, she talks about the “shame of lack”.
Theatre has the ability to tackle some big questions in a fun and entertaining manner. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Amit Lahav about his new show The Wedding which asks questions about society and how we live.
In three years the Ink Festival has established itself as a vital platform for new theatrical writing talent. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic directors Julia Sowerbutts and Emma Struthers to find out how the festival has developed
This year’s Ink Festival sees celebrated novelist Esther Freud make her playwrighting debut. She, and director Helen Atkinson Wood, reveal more while professional theatre critic Libby Purves offers advice on how to get your new play noticed.
It was panto time at the Ipswich Regent this afternoon with Robin Hood and his band of merry men taking centre stage for the Easter production hosted by Enchanted Entertainment, the same company which brought us the Christmas offering just a few months ago.