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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.

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A village drama group have announced plans to once again perform open-air Shakespeare in the grounds of a historic property in Lavenham.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard is coming to the Ipswich Regent for a week-long run next year.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Take the loveable puppets from Sesame Street, throw them into adult life – and you’ll end up in the quirky, irreverent – and hilarious - world of Avenue Q.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Our pick of the region’s theatre, comedy and stage shows over the next few days.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A variety of top comedians are playing Suffolk and Essex theatres in 2017 so book your tickets today and get ready to chortle, chuckle, titter and guffaw at some great stand-up shows.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A slice of Broadway and West End musical theatre has come to Stowmarket this week.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A spirit of revolution will be reflected in the performances at Suffolk’s largest multi-arts festival this summer.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Despite the prospect of turning 50 next year - yes, really - Jason Donovan is as busy as ever appearing in Million Dollor Quartet and planning a reflective solo show.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Three top comedians will perform at an event in Ipswich to raise money for the town’s homeless and needy.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Count Arthur Strong, The Sound of Mucus, at Ipswich Corn Exchange, Saturday, April 29

Friday, April 28, 2017

We can exclusively reveal that master of psychological illusion Derren Brown is bringing his best of show to the Ipswich Regent for a three-night run this summer.

Friday, April 28, 2017

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.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Comedy is Milton Jones’ escape from normality. He talks more about stage Milton and real-life Milton, plus his latest show.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A high-profile former politician will bring plenty of pomp to a leading role in a spectacular family pantomime in Suffolk.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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”.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A cold Monday night couldn’t stop Anglo-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili warming up a delighted Regent as he rolled into Ipswich for the latest stop on his Schmuck for a Night mega-tour.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Esther Freud never set out to be an author, she just loves telling stories. She talks about her path to success, dealing with pressure and offers advice to aspiring writers.

Friday, April 21, 2017

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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A slice of Broadway and West End musical theatre is coming to Stowmarket next month.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

There is just nothing sacred for the Pub Landlord. He’ll touch every raw nerve in your body with his bigoted and single-minded view on life.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Comedian Jim Tavaré will no longer grace the stage of Clacton’s Princes Theatre or Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion after being involved in a near fatal car crash in his home city of Los Angeles.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Comedian Jason Manford returns to Ipswich next year with new tour Muddle Class.

Monday, April 17, 2017

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.

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