What to do in Suffolk and beyond this weekend

All Star Wrestling returns to Ipswich tonight. Photo: Tony Knox

All Star Wrestling returns to Ipswich tonight. Photo: Tony Knox - Credit: Archant

From wrestling and musical theatre to children’s craft sessions and wildlife activities there’s plenty to do this weekend. For more ideas, check out our packed Event guide every Friday and our entertainment writer @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

All Star Wrestling

International tag team action features in All Star Wrestling’s visit to Ipswich Corn Exchange tonight, with no-one more eager to impress than outspoken American Sam Adonis, the powerhouse from Pittsburgh who lines-up alongside Gangrel, the legendary globetrotter known worldwide as the Vampire Warrior.

Adonis took the British scene by storm, winning the country’s prestigious Superslam Chamionship in November, seeing-off fellow transatlantic campaigner the American Avalanche PN Neuz and recent WWE contender Welshman Mason Ryan.

Encouraged into wrestling by his elder brother, who campaigned as Sterling J Keenan and is now well-known as TNX commentor Corey Graves, Adonis hung on to the belt through to the end of last year and into this. Now he joins forces with sabre-toothed Gangrel, a veteran of more than two decades of top Stateside action with the WWE and its WWF predecessor.


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Providing the opposition will be the new home combination of Stoke-born Dean Allmark, out to make up for lost time after picking-up a knee injury in November, and Bath-based action man Charlie Garrett.

Staring at 7.30pm, also competing are Gloucester-based sporting all-rounder Justin “The Hammer” Sysum who takes on Israel’s Hakeem Wakur - aka the Arabian Sandstorm. There will be a clash of ring divas with flame-haired Scots lass Kay Lee Ray, who last year made it to the USA for the finals of the TNA British Boot Camp series, facing Xia Brookside - the teenage step-daughter of wrestling’s original “Liverpool Lad” Robbie Brookside, the long-haired campaigner now in the United States coaching for WWE.

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Children’s craft session

Design your own wooden shield ready for battle or to hang in your castle at Bury St Edmunds library from 10am-11.30am tomorrow.

The Last Five Years

Celebrating its 15th birthday, Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre stages The Last Five Years until March 11.

Directed by artistic director Peter Rowe, and recently a major film, it’s an award-winning musical from writer and composer Jason Robert Brown which starts and ends with the beginning of a passionate love affair.

Actress Cathy’s story starts with the end of their relationship following their tale backwards to when she first fell in love with her young talented lover. Novelist Jamie’s story begins with their first passionate encounter and heads forward towards heartache.

Playing Cathy is Katie Birtill, who stunned in the title role in Sweet Charity at the theatre last autumn. Chris Cowley is Jamie.

As part of its mission to make theatre that’s accessible to all, the New Wolsey has made every performance of The Last Five Years audio described for visually impaired audiences. The cast will be recording the audio description as their characters too.

Mother’s Day craft for children

Stoke library hosts craft sessions delivered by Wigglywoo’s Craft Emporium from 11am-noon on Sunday.

Cheeky Devil’s Club

Cabaret and burlesque show The Cheeky Devils Club celebrates its third birthday tomorrow and you’re invited.

Compered by London Cabaret Award nominee Joe Morose, performers include award-winning international burlesque starlet Eliza DeLite, Ipswich’s own award-winning vaudevillian and Cheeky Devils Club Producer Lou Safire, cabaret-burlesque artiste Whisky Falls, the pioneers of slapdash magic Griffin and Jones plus the punky, bratty princess of the drag world and member of The Family Fierce Ruby Wednesday.

It’s all happening at KC’s Bar and Nightclub in Ipswich from 7pm.

Wildlife Watch

Pop by the education centre inside Bradfield Woods, Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds from 10am-noon this Sunday.

It’s hosting wildlife children’s activities and crafts for six-12 year olds. Booking essential.

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