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Sweeney Todd – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Oliver Ward and Mae Munuo

Composer &Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim Writer: Hugh Wheeler Adaptor: Christopher Bond Director: Rob Salmon Reviewer: Paul Couch   If you’re choosing your first musical to put a cast through its paces, there are very few contenders that set the bar as highly as Stephen Sondheim’s grisly faux-operaSweeney Todd. Under Sondheim’s influence, the tale of a vengeful London barber and his devious ...

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Through The Looking Glass – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Lewis Carroll - adapted by Rob Salmon Director: Sian Thomas Reviewer: Glen Pearce Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass is astrange beast, almost as strange as the beasts it portrays. His dreamlike world is full of allegories for life yet, at the same time, there’s still a sense of the unexplained. For a youth theatre company, the madcap creations ...

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NEWS: Applications open for PULSE 2016

Applications have openedfor the 16th annual PULSE Festival in Ipswich. Hosted by the New Wolsey Theatre and co-curated by festival directors China Plate, the part curated, part open application festival for new and innovative work will take place in IpswichfromThursday, 26 May to Saturday, 4 June 2016 PULSE Festival provides a platform for the development and presentation of new work ...

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The Turn of the Screw – New Wolsey Theatre Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Rebecca Lenkiewicz (from the novella by Henry James) Director: Rob Salmon Reviewer: Paul Couch Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw has been the go-to fright-fest across several media since it was first penned in 1898. It’s essentially a psychological thriller that may – or may not – be an old-school ghost story. It’s been a novella, a ballet, ...

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INTERVIEW: People You May Know

They've come a long way from being a part of the New Wolsey Theatre youth groupin Ipswich. Now a fully-formed adult theatre company, People You May Know, Tom Chamberlain, Gemma Raw, Sam Rhodes and Jack Tricker are heading north to Edinburgh with their self-devised show, Births, Deaths &Marriages. Paul Couch caught up with them before they hit the high road. ...

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INTERVIEW: Rob Salmon on programming Ipswich’s Pulse Festival

Ipswich’s Pulse Festival may have launched its 2015 season to the assembled press today (April 2), but the work to programme the festival began many months beforehand. Festival Director, and New Wolsey Theatre Associate Director, Rob Salmon talks to Glen Pearce about the ethos behind the festival and the challenges of programming such an eclectic mix of acts. Pulse is ...

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Beauty And The Beast – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Peter Rowe Director:Rob Salmon Musical Director: Ben Goddard Choreographer: Scarlett Douglas Reviewer: Michael Gray   Peter Rowe's latest Rock'n'Roll panto,directed by Rob Salmon,takes the Beauty and the Beast fairytale,with itsgenerous slug of Cinderella, and serves with generous measures of great music - all performed by ten phenomenally talented actor-musicians. That's the Wolsey tradition, as are live sound effects from ...

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