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Friday, August 16, 2019

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

One of the county's most prominent theatres has been boosted by a £96,000 grant which will be used to develop stories from the heart of rural Suffolk.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

As the cheery music started at the Regent Theatre Ipswich, there were plenty of little heads bobbing along to the first song in the Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, which was making a special visit to the town.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Louisa Baldwin spoke to singers Aled Jones and Russell Watson as they come together In Harmony for their new tour.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Ipswich is set to enjoy a major boost to its new arts and leisure economy thanks to an extensive re-development of the New Wolsey Theatre site on Civic Drive.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Red Rose Chain has been exposing audiences to the joy of Shakespeare for the past 20 years as part of their annual Theatre in the Forest events. We take a look at director Jo Carrick's adventurous approach to The Bard

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Ipswich Town fans are set to relive the magic of the club's historic UEFA Cup victory as popular musical Our Blue Heaven returns to the New Wolsey Theatre.

Friday, August 9, 2019

HighTide is a festival which celebrates the very best in new writing and groundbreaking contemporary theatre performances. We take a look at this year's programme

Friday, August 9, 2019

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show is coming to the Ipswich Regent next week - and youngsters can join in a special sticker swap shop before the curtain goes up.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Review: Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Red Rose Chain, Jimmy's Farm, Wherstead; until August 25

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Summer theatre is always popular in Suffolk. This year Aldeburgh has a new company that combines experience with fresh talent. We look at what will be entertaining audiences in the coming weeks

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Rehearsals are underway for the Suffolk Young People's Theatre annual summer production at Bury St Edmunds' historic theatre.

Friday, July 26, 2019

"If the film and play have a point it is about fairness, tolerance and however grudgingly, helping the less fortunate. " Alan Bennett

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Sutton Hoo story is an integral part of our local and national heritage and yet without the vision of landowner Edith Pretty this ship burial would have remained hidden beneath the earth. Now a new play, to be performed at Sutton Hoo, explores her life and view of the world

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Comedy star Tony Slattery is to return to Sudbury's Quay Theatre this weekend.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Staging a play always has its challenges but building a full-sized Bedford van is something special. We take a look backstage at the Gallery Players' The Lady In The Van

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Review: Blithe Spirit, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, July 3

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Pack a blanket and a picnic and set off to enjoy productions based on classic plays and novels on an outdoor stage near you this summer.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Peter Pan, by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Ipswich Co-op Juniors, Big Top, Trinity Park until July 14

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Open air theatre has become an increasingly popular part of family life during the summer. It's chance to encounter some imaginative performances while enjoying a picnic. We spoke to East Anglian-based actor Hayley Evenett about the joys of performing in the great outdoors.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Peter Pan has been a crowd-pleaser since it was first introduced on stage at the dawn of the 20th century. It has magic which enchants each new generation who see it. Now the Ipswich Co-op Juniors are taking the show to the big top

Friday, June 28, 2019

Strictly Come Dancing fans will be giddy with delight as finalist favourites Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell. are bringing their new show to the Ipswich Regent next year.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Children from six primary schools have helped to create a new mosaic for a historic Suffolk theatre to celebrate its 200th anniversary this year.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Addams Family have long been ghoulish cultural icons, Helen Clarke thoroughly enjoyed their return to the stage as part of the New Wolsey Theatre's open season

Thursday, June 20, 2019

New theatre company Packing Shed, has just launched a new summer tour of East Anglia telling an updated story of Macbeth's three witches. We spoke to the people behind the tour.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The last pint has been pulled at the Three Tuns Inn at Pettistree but thehistoric building is being given a new lease of life, ensuring it remains at the heart of the community.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Fame can be a fickle thing - even if you don't particularly want it - as writer James Rampton found out when he spoke to comedian Shappi Khorsandi about her 20 years in stand-up

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Classic West End musical Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat has had a clutch of famous names in the lead role. We speak to the latest star to step into theatre's most famous coat, Union J's Jaymi Hensley

Thursday, June 13, 2019

An Ipswich-based performing arts school is to celebrate its 25th birthday with a concert as the Ipswich Regent.

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Eastern Angles theatre company is launching a fundraising campaign to provide a bigger home and a community hub in Ipswich, bosses have revealed.

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