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Stoat Hall – Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich

Writers: Julian Harries and Pat Whymark Director: Pat Whymark Musical Director: Pat Whymark Reviewer: Michael Gray Toad Hall? Wolf Hall? The inspiration behind this bit of harmless fun is mostly Mantel – a Tudor rose projected onto the boards, Thomas Crudwell given a brief mention - but the Bard is in the mix too, together with Adele and Geoffrey Chaucer. ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: Work in progress shows promise

gecko The Wedding

Ipswich Pulse Festival has always championed new work, from finished pieces to work in the very earliest stages of development. Glen Pearce reflects on the impact of this unfinished work in the 2016 edition of Pulse. There’s a fine balancing act when producing new theatre. Audience reaction is, of course, key, but when do you put that work in front ...

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Somewhere In England – Eastern Angles (Touring)

The Cast of Eastern Angles Somewhere In England

Writer: Polly Wiseman Director: Gari Jones Reviewer: Michael Gray “Somewhere in England” - that's as precise as the wartime censors will allow. But we're in Suffolk, most probably – Horham is mentioned – and this is another fascinating piece of social history acted out under East Anglian skies. Polly Wiseman's powerful play tells of the experience of Joe Turner, a ...

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Holy Mackerel! – Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich

The Cast of Holy Mackerel!

Writer: Harry Long Director: Tim Bell Reviewer: Paul Couch   Suffolk's leading touring company, Eastern Angles, has a rich history of providing an alternative festive fare to the plethora of pantos whose runs seem to be getting longer and not particularly affiliated to Christmas. Mansfield Park &Ride was riotous, The Mystery of St Finnigan's Elbowhit many a funny bone, The ...

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Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern – Lakeside Theatre, Colchester

Jane Wenham: Witch of Walkern

Writer:Rebecca Lenkiewicz Director: Ria Perry Reviewer: Paul Couch   Who'd be elderly and female at the turn of the 18th Century? In Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s harrowing account of Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern-the barbarism of those times, despite Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins having been cold in his grave for over half a century - is still apparent and ticking away ...

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Parkway Dreams – Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Kenneth Emson Director: Ivan Cutting Musical Director: Robert Hazle Reviewer: Glen Pearce On paper Parkway Dreams, a musical about town planning may sound like a spoof. A song and dance show singing the praises of the new town movement and the charms of Welwyn Garden City, Milton Keynes or,in this case,Peterborough? In the hands of Eastern Angles, though, this ...

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INTERVIEW: Ivan Cutting – Getting Out Of The Garret

Ivan Cutting has been at the helm of Eastern Angles since its inception 33 years ago. During that time, the company have been prolific in commissioning writers to produce new plays for rural touring across East Anglia. For some writers, though, the idea of accepting a commission goes against their idea of creative freedom. At this year’s HighTide Festival, Ivan ...

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