Dara O’Briain and Alan Carr top the bill during a scorching summer season at the Ipswich Regent and Corn Exchange

Irish comedian Dara O'Briain appearing at the Ipswich Regent

Irish comedian Dara O'Briain appearing at the Ipswich Regent - Credit: Archant

Fans of comedy and musicals in particular are spoilt for choice at the Ipswich Regent and Corn Exchange over the coming months.

The full spring-summer line-up is revealed in the venues’ latest brochure, which is being included in tomorrow’s Ipswich Star.

Bryony Rudkin, Ipswich Borough Council’s culture and leisure portfolio-holder, said: “I’m delighted we’ll be putting on such a great programme in the coming months. From West End shows to top rated comedians and world class orchestras – we’ve got it all.

“Personally I can’t wait for Marc Almond and Hairspray.”

Michael McIntyre is road-testing new material ahead of his forthcoming arena tour and Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness stages his first stand-up show since 2011.

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Other big names include Dara O’Briain and Alan Carr.

Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, is already proving popular at the box office. Other musicals heading to town include Godspell and Sunset Boulevard.

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Regent bosses also hope Agatha Christie murder mystery And Then There Were None will be as successful as last year’s The Mousetrap, which saw 8,000 flock to the theatre.

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