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Monday, November 13, 2017

An amateur dramatics group from Kesgrave performed its latest blockbuster-themed show to a packed crowd at Kesgrave High School on Saturday.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Milton Jones, the undisputed king of zany one-liners, the surreal sultan of comedy, was relentlessly ridiculous at the Ipswich Regent on Friday night.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Comedian John Bishop has extended his Winging it tour, including three nights at the Ipswich Regent.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Review: Robert Wright finds a Dickens adaptation gives pause for thought amid the drama.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Broadcasting legend Danny Baker brings his farewell tour, Good Time Charlie’s Back, to the Ipswich Regent next spring.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Lee Nelson - aka world famous prankster Simon Brodkin - has stolen the spotlight from Kanye West and British Prime Minister Theresa May among others. The only stage he’s invading this time is his own with new stand-up tour Serious Joker.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

One of the fastest thinking comics around, Jason Byrne is revealing the method behind his madness with new show The Man With Three Brains.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Suffolk school’s take on the iconic musical West Side Story gets under way tonight – with audiences told to expect an “amazing show”.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Reece Witherspoon once said that the most hated line for any actress in a film is when she turns to the man and asks: “Well, what do we do now?”. For in real life she says, when have you ever heard a woman actually say that? In Wait Until Dark, the stage version of the brilliant 1967 Audrey Hepburn film, Susy our heroine, who is also blind, not only knows what to do “now” she also takes on three con artists in this high stakes thriller presented by The Original Theatre Company.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A revival of the classic thriller Wait Until Dark is currently running at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre. We spoke to one of its stars, Bad Girls actor Jack Ellis.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Bikeology is not for everyone - but it’s a don’t miss for cyclists.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Tennessee Williams relished creating turbulent situations for troubled people. David Henshall talks to director Cathy Edwards-Gill about her production of Suddenly Last Summer and how Williams created characters which audiences could identify with

Saturday, November 4, 2017

James and Ola Jordan have nothing but respect for Strictly Come Dancing’s pro dancers, but the show needs to get back to basics says the plain-speaking couple.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Matthew Hopkins, The Witchfinder General, and his reign of terror across East Anglia continues to hold a horrific grip on our imaginations. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to theatre-maker Greg Hanson about how the witch trials have inspired a new play

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Alan Ayckbourn’s play How the Other Half Loves – at Cambridge Arts Theatre until November 4 – is a fun and entertaining show, writes James Marston.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

St Peter’s Church, in Sudbury, is the venue for a Cold War thriller centred round the top secret research centre at Orford Ness on the Suffolk coast.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Creators of a massive piece of public art are coming to Suffolk to discuss their testimonial treatise on great British comedy phrases.

Monday, October 30, 2017

When Ed Hughes’ mum sent him to speech classes to help the shy six-year-old with his confidence, little did she know she it would be the start of a successful stage and screen career.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Deathtrap - by award-winning playwright and autor Ira Levin, writer of Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives and Critics Choice - still holds the record as the longest running thriller in Broadway history.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Into Africa, out of India and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen, comedian, actor and presenter Griff Rhys Jones shares stories, anecdotes, reminisces and outright lies from 40 years of travelling in new show Where Was I?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sofie Hagen’s back and she’s angry. Perhaps for the very first time.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fee fi fo fum, the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk are up for some pantomime fun.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Ex Strictly Come Dancing stars James and Ola Jordan bring Uncensored, their first ever tour, to the Ipswich Regent next year.

Friday, October 20, 2017

From being a stylist in the fashion world, he became famous for making all shapes and sizes look great naked. Now he is bringing his debut live show to the region, full of stories, advice and lots of gossip.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Phill Jupitus, who attended Woolverstone Hall School, in Suffolk, as a youngster, has trod many paths during his career. New tour Juplicity sees him return to his poetry and stand-up roots.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Where is home to you? How a diary has inspired a new play looking at life growing up inside the care system.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Crucible, by playwright Arthur Miller, is one of the great masterworks on modern theatre. As David Henshall discovers, The Crucible is more than a historical drama it’s a perceptive examination of how communities function and how petty jealousies can tear them apart.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rural touring champions Common Ground theatre company love to give Dickens a new spin. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to writer-actor-directors Julian Harries and Pat Whymark about the joy of bringing their favourite author to the stage

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ipswich dancer Harry Clark returns home this weekend to perform with Scottish dance Theatre at the Jerwood DanceHouse. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Suffolk legends and folklore always make great theatre. Wonderful Beast are staging a new production of Return of the Wildman and taking it out on tour. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Alys Kihl and writer Thea Smiley about this innovative play.

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