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Yesterday, 18:17

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.

Yesterday, 14:00

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.

Thu, 14:56

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.

Mon, 15:08

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

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

Friday, August 10, 2018

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.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Review: Much Ado About Nothing, Red Rose Chain, Theatre in the Forest, Jimmy’s Farm, to August 26

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Earning standing ovations across the country, Bobby Ball’s The Dressing Room stops by Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion this Friday.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Review: The Case of the Frightened Lady at The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds

Saturday, July 28, 2018

A decade on from a maiden Ipswich Regent performance supporting Al Murray, Geordie comic Chris Ramsey has established himself into one of the UK’s top stand-up performers in his own right.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Harry Potter star Oliver Phelps has swapped his wand for a warrant card, making his stage debut as a policeman caught up in a murder mystery.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I’m not a fan of Les Mis, it’s a bit of a downer. Or sung through musicals. Or musicals in general. So why watch this a second time? Because CTC are just so good.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre is looking to inject a little musical magic into the summer holidays with their new production of Babe: The Sheep-Pig. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Katie Posner about celebrating the theatrical nature of the show

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Five years after last staging Les Misérables, the Children’s Theatre Company Ipswich return with the French-set drama, this time at the Corn Exchange.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Review of Unseen Enemy: Radar and The Cold War by Suzanne Hawkes

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The story of Bawdsey Manor during the Cold War is the story behind a new play by Suzanne Hawkes. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about East Anglia on the front lines.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Rehearsals are in full swing for the 40th anniversary production of the Suffolk Young People’s Theatre.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Harry Hill performed in the comedy tent at this year’s Latitude Festival.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Maria Marten and the Murder in the Red Barn is one of the most enduring parts of Suffolk folklore. It’s a story that has been told, re-told, adapted, sung and staged countless times over the centuries and you would think that there is nothing more to say about this infamous crime. You would be wrong.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

HighTide unveils a musical tinged theatre festival this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic director Steven Atkinson about the treats in store and discovers a real East Anglian flavour to the work

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Friday, July 6, 2018

Maria Marten and the Red Barn has been an important part of Suffolk folklore for the past 200 years but who was the real Maria Marten. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke joined the cast of Eastern Angles summer show Polstead to find out

Thursday, July 5, 2018

It’s the story of a feisty young girl whose parent figure is determined teach her perfect diction and turn her into a lady. Not only my childhood in a nutshell, but also the premise of the fabulous new production of My Fair Lady at Ipswich Regent.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

James Acaster is one of several standout stand-ups appearing at this year’s Latitude Festival, returning to Henham Park, July 12-15.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Orchard Players are back at Capel St Mary Community Centre from tonight, taking on one of their biggest shows so far - Oliver.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Considered the world’s greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes explains why he’s not ready to pack it in just yet and why, when it comes to cleaning out the gutters at home, it’s his wife who rises to the occassion.

Friday, June 29, 2018

I’d wager more than a few people considered joining the circus after a barnstorming first night and that’s no humbug.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Belly laughs were in abundance at the Ipswich Regent this week as Geordie comedy queen Sarah Millican brought two sold out performances of her Control Enthusiast tour to town.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Barnum, the circus musical, that made Michael Crawford, a West End and Broadway star, is being revived in an ambitious production at the end of this month by the Ipswich Co-op Juniors. Alan Ayres spoke to two local aerial artists who have been recuited to handle some of the dazzling stunts in the show

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