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DNA – New Wolsey Theatre Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Dennis Kelly Director: Rob Salmon Reviewer: Paul Couch What happens when our behaviour spirals out of control? Do we try to arrest it and risk making matters worse, or do we let it freefall in the hope that the end result won’t be as bad as we initially feared? When you're trying to plug multiple holes in a dyke, ...

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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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The Elephant Man – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Bernard Pomerance Directors: Rich Rusk &Rob Salmon Reviewer: Paul Couch   There’s a breath of fresh air running through the New Wolsey Young Company – not that there was much wrong with the old one – and it brings a promise of even better things to come. The next generation has arrived and are determined to make their mark ...

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Dale Wasserman from Ken Kesey’s novel Director: Rob Salmon Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5]   The saying goes that medical staff make the worst patients and, while the inmates in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest clearly have issues, there’s a question mark hanging over the sanity of the staff. While the patients actually enjoy a modicum of freedom, the ...

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Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Dario Fo Adapted by: Bill Colvil And Robert Walker Director: Rob Salmon Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5] On a day when the news is full of reports about consumers facing spiralling food costs due to crop shortages, Dario Fo’s Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! seems suddenly topical. Fo’s 1974 farce may have originally poked fun at the Italian establishment but Bill ...

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