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The Tide Jetty – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket

Writer: Tony Ramsay Director: Scott Hurran Reviewer: Michael Gray Like all of Eastern Angles’ most successful productions, this story is firmly rooted in the region. It tells the timeless, tragic tale of two brothers, Tucky and Nathan, who spend an idyllic childhood on the banks of Breydon Water, where the Norfolk Broads meet the North Sea. Their constant companion is ...

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – The Assembly Rooms, Dedham

Writer: David Greig Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Paul Couch Suffolk-based rural touring company Eastern Angles may have cast its creative net a little wider for The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, set firmly in a Scottish Borders winter, but that shouldn’t detract from what a fascinating and inventive show this is. A cast of four, Simon Donaldson, Robin Hemmings, Hannah ...

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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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