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Yesterday, 14:13

Red Red Chain presents a definitely not to be missed, original and fabulously funny production of the Wilde comedy classic.

Yesterday, 13:48

Do you fancy dancing with the devil at midnight under a clear moonlit sky? If the answer is ‘no’ then you may be missing out on a fabulously entertaining night at the theatre.

Fri, 17:30

If your mum enjoys a good musical or you are arranging a first theatre date with a new girlfriend, you might want to think hard about booking this show. It’s a multi-Tony Award-winner, sharp and funny but for Pete’s sake don’t mention the title until your guest is strapped firmly in their seat.

Thu, 17:02

Eastern Angles know a thing or two about folk tales – particularly Eastern Anglian folk tales – but this year’s spring tour offers us something a little more exotic – not only a trip to the Scottish borders but to a place where time plays strange games with your senses.

Thu, 10:03

A wonderful show and brilliant production, Nell Gwynn is a must see.

Tue, 12:22

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis and friends get hot flushes at the Dirty Dancing tour at the Ipswich Regent.

Tue, 12:16

A reality TV series which has travelled across the Atlantic is coming to Suffolk as part of a nationwide tour.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Top comedian Ricky Gervais will be appearing at the Ipswich Regent in September as part of his first UK stand-up tour in seven years.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies and here writer and director Joanna Carrick tells us about her adaptation being performed by The Red Rose Chain next from March 21.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

East Anglian pop icon Matt Cardle talks to Arts editor Andrew Clarke about added dates for his summer concert, his new album and the importance of musical independence

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Top comedian Ricky Gervais will be appearing at the Ipswich Regent in September as part of his first UK stand-up tour in seven years.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

There is something inherently funny about watching children and adults struggling to remove or put on their shoes and socks.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

When you go to see a play about five older ladies stranded in a care home, you probably do not expect to see a ‘fight director’ listed amonst the creative team.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rock legend and The Who’s guitarist and lead songwriter Pete Townshend is so impressed and enthused by The New Wolsey Theatre’s production of his rock opera Tommy that he has penned two new songs to be included in the show.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

It was another night of fun and frolics, bravado and brutality, T-Bone suplexes and dragon sleepers at the Superslam Wrestling extravaganza at the Ipswich Corn Exchange.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

For West End star Kerry Ellis the past six months have been something of a blur. For the last six months of 2016 she starred in the London premiere of the off-Broadway musical Murder Ballad before going straight into rehearsals for an eight month UK tour of Wonderland, a new take on Lewis Carroll’s tales of Alice and her adventures down the rabbit hole.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

It began with a sideswipe at school careers officers, chemists and opticians, and ended with a satirical take on Swedish arthouse films.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Audiences at the summer shows at Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion will be invited to buy a little stick of Felixstowe rock, with the proceeds going towards the guide dog association.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The evening may have been billed as Ruthie Henshall and her Band but what we got was a brilliant guided tour through some of the finest moments of modern theatre, courtesy of Ruthie and her special guests Kerry Ellis and Tom Barber, along with Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Do you remember where you were on May 6 1978? Were you singing your heart out on the terraces of Wembley Stadium as Ipswich Town subdued The Gunners, defied the pundits and added the FA Cup to its trophy cabinet?

Friday, March 3, 2017

West End star Ruthie Henshall admits that when she is in a show, it is all consuming. Last year she completed a gruelling 18 months playing Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot – a role she doubled with being a real-life mother to her two girls Lily and Dolly.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life – but it can also be a familia nightmare as brooding resentments bubble to the surface as your nearest and dearest all flock to your side to make sure that this special day will never be forgotten.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The change of life is the subject for an all-singing comedy that has become a critic-proof sensation. EastEnders’ Cheryl Fergison and Casualty’s Rebecca Wheatley talk Menopause the Musical.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

It’s fast, impeccably played, gloriously improbable and very, very funny. Director Nicky Henson’s production of John Cleese’s slick updating of a French classic is an object lesson in how to play farce.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

An exciting new play about the life of music hall star Marie Lloyd is to be performed at Southwold Arts Centre.

Monday, February 27, 2017

At the end of February, the red velvet curtains of the Regent opened up to the warm glow of a star-topped Christmas tree.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Organisers of a Suffolk drama festival are mourning the cancellation of this year’s event due to lack of entries.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Broadchurch and Doctor Who writer Chris Chibnall knows a good story when he encounters one. Such a story can be found in his latest stage play, a full-bellied laugh-filled extravaganza entitled Worst Wedding Ever.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returned to Ipswich’s Regent Theatre last night with a sparkling and enchanting presentation of La Fille Mal Gardee, a chaming comic ballet in two acts.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hysteria comes with quite a reputation. Penned by an acclaimed comic wordsmith, showered with praise by ecstatic critics on its original production and the recipient of an Olivier for Best New Comedy in 1994, any new staging has a lot to live up to.

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