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The Wedding – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Gecko's The Wedding

Creator: Amit Lahav and The Company Associate Director: Rich Rusk Original Music: Dave Price Reviewer Glen Pearce Those familiar with Gecko’s work will know that there is rarely such a thing as a finished work, with director Amit Lahav constantly evolving and reviewing pieces. It was, therefore, inevitable that the work in progress showing of their latest piece, The Wedding, ...

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The Who’s Tommy – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

William Grint as Tommy in the 2017 Uk Tour of The Who's Tommy

Music & Lyrics: Pete Townsend Book: Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff Additional Music & Lyrics: John Entwistle & Keith Moon Director: Kerry Michael Musical Director: Robert Hyman Reviewer: Glen Pearce The Who’s Tommy has always been something of a concept for directors to mould into their own. Sadly though concept doesn't always translate into form. Pete Townsend’s rock opera was ...

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The Wipers Times – Arts Theatre, London

Writers: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Maryam Philpott When we think of the First World War, the casualties, the shelling and the mud, it is the pity of it that almost always springs to mind. Rarely do we think about the humour, the humanity of the men trying to find a lighter way through to the end. ...

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Tom Gill: Growing Pains – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writers: Tom Gill and Matthew Landers Director: Matthew Landers Reviewer: Paul Couch Spoken Word artist Tom Gill may not yet be a household name but a rise in fortune is as inevitable as leaden skies over his home city of Manchester. His semi-autobiographical work, Growing Pains, reflects the frustrations of escaping a predictable no job/McJob in Salford while dodging physical ...

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Worst Wedding Ever – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Chris Chibnall Director: Gareth Machin Reviewer: Glen Pearce According to a well-known scale Doctors use to measure stress,  getting married is the seventh most stressful thing you can do in life, just below a life changing illness and slightly more stressful than losing your job. You can see why: the pressure to outdo the friend who had the dream wedding, ...

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HIP – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Jolie Booth Reviewer: Glen Pearce Shows, like ourselves, develop over time and it’s is not often a reviewer gets the chance to revisit a fringe production nine months after an initial reviewing. When the show in question looks at how a real life develops it adds an extra poignancy. Last year saw Jolie Booth debut her one-woman ...

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The Remains of Tom Lehrer – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Music and Lyrics: Tom Lehrer Adaptor and performer: Adam Kay Reviewer: Glen Pearce There’s a fine line to tread when producing a show based on a much-loved performer. Fans will already know every detail about the performer's life and back catalogue and will want to revel in the nostalgia without being weighed down with facts they already know. Newcomers to ...

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