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New technology has always helped theatre companies expand their horizons. The arrival of the Coronavirus lockdown has made companies become even more inventive. Producer Matthew Linley explains how one production left the stage and became an audio drama.

The swift arrival of the Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has thrown the county’s festivals, theatres and arts events into total disarray. Here’s a run-down of what’s on and what’s off.

As the effects of social distancing begin to bite, here is a simple but effective way audiences can make sure that their favourite theatres or arts venues will still be around when this current health crisis is over. By refusing a ticket refund, people can throw a much needed lifeline to a beleaguered arts community

The swift rise of the Coronavirus outbreak, the ease of transmission and the potential harmful effects have left the theatre and arts industry reeling.

Review: A Little Space, by Gecko and Mind the Gap, New Wolsey Theatre, until March 11 2020

Gecko is one of the world’s leading physical theatre companies. It makes its award-winning shows in Ipswich before touring across the globe. Next week it unveils its latest work at the New Wolsey

Review: Once, by Enda Walsh, Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, New Wolsey Theatre, until February 29

Review: The Ballad of Maria Marten, by Beth Flintoff, New Wolsey Theatre, until February 22

Maria Marten’s cold-blooded murder in Polstead’s Red Barn continues weave an almost mystical spell over our imaginations. As a new play heads out on the road we take a look at the fact-is-stranger-than-fiction elements of this fascinating slice of Suffolk history

Pantos may be still in full swing but Suffolk’s theatres are quietly gearing up for their spring season. Actors are stepping out of their panto dame frocks, rehearsals are getting underway, preparing for a diverse array of productions to keep audiences entertained.

Aladdin, by Peter Rowe, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, until February 1 2020

Eastern Angles is reviving its critically acclaimed play telling the story of Maria Marten and her murder in the Red Barn with a UK tour next year

Two top Ipswich theatre companies have earned close to £1 million, in the form of two large grants from the Arts Council, to fund ambitious development plans which will not only boost the redevelopment of Ipswich Waterfront, but will also continue to improve the arts provision for Suffolk audiences.

Pop-jazz star Mari Wilson will be unveiling an evening of glamour and fizzing vocals at the New Wolsey this weekend.

Suffolk theatre offers a dazzling array of high quality, home-produced theatre which utilises West-End talent to offer local audiences something extra special. We take a look at the productions seeking to entertain us on the run-up to Christmas

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