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NEWS: Dickens Classic Returns For Festive Fun

Following the success of The Taming of the Shrew at Jimmy’s Farm on the outskirts of Ipswich this summer, Suffolk based theatre company Red Rose Chain has announced that they are returning to the Farm with a revival of their acclaimed family show The Magic Fishbone. Joanna Carrick’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ short story ran at Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion in ...

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NEWS: Emma Freud Announced As Red Rose Chain Patron

Ipswich based theatre company Red Rose Chain have today announced Emma Freud as their first ever patron. The broadcaster, charity director and script editor has recently been presenter for the acclaimed National Theatre's NT Live cinema screenings, but is now lending her support to Red Rose Chain having become a fan of their theatre productions and community engagement work in ...

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Latitude Festival – Henham Park, Southwold

After two years of grey skies and mud, campers arriving to pitch their tents as the gates opened for the eighth edition of the Latitude Festival on Thursday were in for a shock. Instead of the traditional festival mud the problem was getting tent pegs into the baked fields as the sun shone down over Suffolk. The weather obviously attracted ...

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Neighbors – HighTide Festival, Halesworth

Writer: Branden Jacobs –Jenkins Director: Steven Atkinson Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5]   ‘You can choose your friends, not your family’ the saying goes. The same could be said about your neighbours. The eponymous TV series goes one step further claiming they can become ‘good friends’ – what though if your new neighbours force you to face your deepest beliefs and ...

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Moth – HighTide Festival, Halesworth

Writer: Declan Greene Director: Prasanna Puwanarajah Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4] In the darkness moths are drawn to the brightest light and in the darkness of a troubled teenager’s mind the brightest light can also conversely be the darkest. 15-year-old Sebastian is indeed a troubled mind, bullied at school and subject to a violent attack from his tormentors, he retreats into ...

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NEWS: Suffolk theatre company on the move

Suffolk basedtheatrecompany Red Rose Chain have today announced that after 13 successful years performing their summer shows at Rendlesham Forest, the group will be relocating its outdoors productions to the woods at Jimmy’s Farm for the next five years. The company will be staging their unique take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew at the Wherstead venue in July. ...

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The 8th – Latitude Festival, Henham Park

Writer: Paul Heaton, Che Walker Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3]   It’s hard to know how to categorise The 8th. Is Paul Heaton’s epic work a song, a musical, an opera or a play. There are elements of all these but no clear answer on where the piece lays. From its gospel opening there are strong spiritual overtones ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 9th July 2012

Before Theatreland packs its bags and heads off to Edinburgh, it digs the tent out of the loft and heads to Suffolk for Latitude Festival. ‘More than just a music festival,’ the advertising boasts and, yes, alongside the musicalheadliners, there’s an action-packed theatre programme. As he gets ready to pitch his tent and don his wellies, Glen Pearce looks at ...

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