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NEWS: Pinball mania as Tommy leads New Wolsey Spring season

  Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre have today [Thursday 27 October 2016] announced a brand new production of The Who's Tommy as the second Ramps on the Moon touring production, The Who’s Tommy will tour to Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield and London but Ipswich will see the show first from Thu 30 March to Sat 15 April 2017. With a cast of ...

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When We Are Married – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: JB Priestley Director: Barrie Rutter Reviewer: Paul Couch The pre-war world of JB Priestley was a very different place to what we know today. After the Depression and before the turmoil of war in Europe, England was pretty much a land of idyll for everyone but the poorest of its populace. This near-octogenarian play has aged reasonably well. True, ...

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Invincible – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

The company of Original Theatre's Invincible

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Chris Harper Reviewer: Michael Gray Social class is at the heart of much British comedy. Ayckbourn, in particular, is master of the awkwardness, the inferiority complex, the snobbishness and the culture clash. Torben Betts' play mines much the same seams. A bourgeois couple has downsized, thanks to the recession, from London to the terra incognita of ...

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Invincible – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

The company of Original Theatre's Invincible

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Christopher Harper Reviewer: Glen Pearce   “There is no such thing as society," declared Margaret Thatcher in 1987. Twenty-five years later and the current Conservative Government is all about celebrating the ‘Big Society’. The country is in a party mood, The Diamond Jubilee, The Olympic Games and The European Cup are stirring up flag-waving, patriotic fervour ...

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Miss Nightingale – CAST, Doncaster

Writer/Composer: Matthew Bugg Directors: Karen Simpson, Matthew Bugg Designer: Carla Goodman Musical Director: Matthew Bugg Reviewer: Ron Simpson Matthew Bugg’s ever-popular musical, Miss Nightingale, has just started what he insists is its final tour, running through October and then resuming at greater length in the New Year. Much of it has been re-worked, with songs left out and new songs ...

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Macbeth – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jatinder Verma Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Macbeth is probably one of the most adaptable of Shakespeare’s works – the tale of power and ambition lending itself to multiple interpretations. Tara Arts’ latest version jumps on that adaptability and transposes the Scottish court to a British Asian family. It’s clear from the opening scenes that this isn’t ...

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Hairspray – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Book: Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Whittman, Marc ShaimanDirector: Sian Couture Director: Sian Couture Musical Director: Victoria Robson Reviewer: Flip Miller Get ready Baltimore or should that be Bury St Edmunds for a high-energy, high-octane show with a cast of many. It is a tribute to the popularity of the Irving Stage Company that they attract ...

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Sign Of The Times – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Karen Simpson Reviewer: Glen Pearce   In an age where there’s much talk about cross-generational unemployment, Tim Firth’s black comedy Sign of The Times, seems a timely revival to kick off the 50th anniversary year of the reopening of the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. On a rooftop ledge on the edge of an industrial estate, ...

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