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Yesterday, 18:00

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.

Yesterday, 11:34

Smash hit show What’s Love Got To Do With It? has rescheduled its date at the Ipswich Regent.

Monday, March 23, 2020

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

Thursday, March 19, 2020

With virtually all theatres dark because of the Coronavirus outbreak, one of Suffolk’s newest venues has come up with a novel idea to keep actors and performers employed and audiences entertained with a bit of help from modern technology.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Roy Hudd was a man who lived for the theatre. He was an actor, a writer, a stand-up comedian and one of the nation’s leading experts on the music hall. Here we look back at the best interviews he gave to the EADT

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A popular Suffolk theatre has closed its doors following Governemnt advice amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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

Monday, March 16, 2020

Former Strictly Come Dancing champion Kevin Clifton is coming to the Ipswich Regent to star in Baz Luhrmann’s smash hit West End show Strictly Ballroom The Musical.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Suffolk-based comedian, actor, writer and music hall expert Roy Hudd has died after a short illness.

Friday, March 13, 2020

As World War II loomed, authors George Orwell and Arthur Ransome were both in the vacinity of Southwold. Did the two political activists meet up? Eastern Angles writer Ivan Cutting believes it was highly likely and has penned a play about the fateful encounter

Friday, March 13, 2020

Channel 4’s The Word leapt onto our screens in 1990 and quickly garnered a cult following - propelling presenter and creator Terry into the limelight.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Strictly Come Dancing stars Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer were the headline names as Firedance brought same Latin heat to Ipswich. But was the show worthy of a 10?

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, have announced they are entering an exciting new chapter, following the appointment of a new artistic director who will follow in the footsteps of Karen Simpson who tragically died of cancer earlier this year.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Holby’s Joe McFadden showed a different side to his performing talents when he won Strictly Come Dancing, now he’s testing himself further by starring in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the Ipswich Regent. Here he talks about trying to avoid being type cast

Wednesday, March 4, 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

Monday, March 2, 2020

Five new shows have gone on sale at the Ipswich Regent and if you book before the end of the month you can save 10% or more on the top two prices.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit, award-winning West End show School of Rock - The Musical will be thundering onto the Ipswich Regent stage next year. The show will be stopping off in Ipswich as part of a major UK tour.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Gavin and Stacey star and game show host is bringing his new Songs and Stories show to the region.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion has announced two big name comedy nights – with Jason Manford and Jim Davidson both set to top the bill.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Review: The World Turned Upside Down, by Joanna Carrick, Red Rose Chain: Chainers Youth Theatre, until February 29

Monday, February 24, 2020

Comedian Jason Manford has just announced a brand new tour – and he will be returning to Lowestoft.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

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

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Giovanni Pernice is back with his fourth solo tour This Is Me. Here the Italian dancer reveals some of his hidden talents and explains why his show is “obviously the best” on offer.

Friday, February 21, 2020

The name of Matthew Hopkins, the self-proclaimed Witchfinder General, casts a long, infamous shadow over the East Anglian landscape.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Eighties singing star and actor Hazel O’Connor returns to Sudbury for two nights next month as she continues to perform her greatest hits, new and old.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

For the first time in more than 50 years the Aldeburgh Festival opens far away from the Suffolk coast, with a special concert in St Edmundsbury Cathedral to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Bury St Edmunds Abbey.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Smash-hit musical Sister Act was the “best-selling show ever” at an Ipswich sixth form college.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Review: Shirley Valentine, by Willy Russell, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds until February 15

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Karen Hauer has teamed up with fellow professional Gorka Marquez for the first time on their brand new Latin tour Firedance. Here she talks Strictly, fitness and dogs and reveals why fans can expect something “a little bit different” from the pair.

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