Gallery: Help us celebrate Regent's 80th birthday

THE Regent Theatre in Ipswich celebrates its 80th birthday this year - and we want to make sure that this landmark is well and truly celebrated.

THE Regent Theatre in Ipswich celebrates its 80th birthday this year - and we want to make sure that this landmark is well and truly celebrated.

As this gallery shows, the theatre - previously called the Gaumont - has hosted the biggest names in pop and entertainment down the decades: the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Meatloaf and U2, to name just a few.

And we want your stories to help us celebrate the anniversary - do you have happy memories of the Gaumont/Regent? Are you in any of the pictures you see above?

Do you have a happy, sad, or funny story to tell? Were you one of the lucky ones to see the Beatles or the Stones at the theatre in the early 1960s? Did you scream your way through the Bay City Rollers concert in the mid-1970s?

Or did you watch U2 in the early 1980s?

- Get in touch with Lynne Mortimer on 01473 324714 or e-mail lynne.mortimer@eadt.co.uk.