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NEWS: The Last Five Years to lead New Wolsey 15th birthday season

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre have today [23 October] announced their Spring 2016 15th Birthday Season.

Headlining the season is a new production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Recently turned into a film, the musical tells the story of a passionate love affair but with one side of the story played in chronological order, the other played backwards. Directed by the venue’s Artistic Director Peter Rowe, the show will star Katie Birtill who played Sweet Charity at the theatre earlier this year.

The venue’s Ramps On The Moon project will also bear its first fruit in the spring, with partner venue Birmingham Repertory Theatre touring The Government Inspector to Ipswich, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield and London. Directed by Birmingham Rep’s Artistic Director Roxana Silbert, the production includes a creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language.

In celebration of the New Wolsey Theatre’s 15th Birthday, the New Wolsey Young Company take on the theatre’s opening production, Sweeney Todd, as their very first musical.

Touring highlights include the return of Eclipse Theatre with Lorraine Hansbury’s A Raisin In The Sun in co-production with Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Sheffield Theatres, Shadowlands in association with the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford and Original Theatre Company with a brand new production of Torben Betts Invincible.

Other touring dates include Laila: The Musical from Rifco, Watford Palace and the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Lotty’s War starring Ian Reddington and London Classic Theatre returning to the venue with The Birthday Party.


The season will go on sale to friends on Sat 24 October and on general sale on Sat 7 November.

For more information visit www.wolseytheatre.co.uk



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