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Our Man In Havana

On a sunny Tuesday evening in Ipswich, after a sad news day, a trip to the theatre for Our Man In Havana at the New Wolsey seemed the perfect way to escape the outside world for two and a half hours. The show is based on the Graham Greene novel …

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Maximo Park

Maximo Park performed to a receptive and packed Cambridge Junction audience at this sell out gig, and what a brilliant performance it was.  Originally formed  in 2000, Maximo Park are largely unchanged from the original line-up, with: Paul Smith (lead vocals), Duncan Lloyd (guitar), Lukas Wooller (keyboards), Tom English (drums) and Paul Rafferty (bass …

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The Endless Coastline… it starts!

By the time I type, edit and post this, Matt Watson will have woken up to a beautiful sunny Suffolk morning and be starting out on day one of The Endless Coastline Tour.   Matt is walking from Woodbridge to Hunstanton and has become an expert on lightweight sleeping bags, tents …

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Blackthorpe Barn 17th May 2017 Where to begin?  Indulge me for a moment, whilst I put last night’s performance in a personal context.  I had avoided any show previews or previous reviews.  I knew nothing about this play before last night.  Also, it is not long since I discovered the …

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Anna & Elizabeth

Anna & Elizabeth The Arts Centre, Colchester 11th May 2017  An overcast Thursday evening in Colchester, a pint sized crowd at The Arts Centre, all hear to listen to Appalachian ballads and other old time songs of America performed, unsurprisingly, by two women called Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle. But …

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Guys and Dolls

Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society’s Guys and Dolls, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds Until 13 May All life is here in depression-era New York – drunkards, prostitutes and the righteous Salvation Army and police officers trying to keep order in chases reminiscent of the Keystone Cops. When …

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Waiting For God

Some of you may recall a popular British BBC series of the early 90’s, titled Waiting For God. If you do, you might be pleased to know it has been given a new lease of life as it has been adapted for the stage in its UK tour premiere, which …

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Peatbog Faeries

The Apex Tuesday 2nd May It’s been a long time, hope I can still do this, and thanks to The Apex for allowing this at short notice. But that is enough of the personal stuff, why turn out on a week night for some group that most have neither heard …

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Imelda May

Imelda May Ipswich Regent 4th May 2017   As we made our way out of the Regent last night a man in the crowd, talking to his friends summed the show up by saying: “…well I thought it would be a good show, but I didn’t expect it to be …

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Imelda May

Many fans were taken aback by the publicity shots for the forthcoming Imelda May tour, which kicks off in Ipswich this week.   Gone was the rock-a-billy hair, the loud colours and the makeup.  Instead what we were seeing was the real Imelda May in black and white. The change of …

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