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Grapevine’s small team cannot attend everything, much as we would like to! But we often hear people talking about something they have seen. Unlike us, these people may not write for a living but we still like to hear what they say so we introduced YOUR VIEW – reviews in a nutshell if you like!

Dirty Dancing

Ipswich Regent 21 March 2017 Dirty Dancing – the 1987 American romantic dance drama film written by Eleanor Bergstein – is brought to The Regent Theatre, Ipswich this week courtesy of ‘Dirty Dancing On Tour’.  Last night a packed auditorium enjoyed an excellent performance by some young, enthusiastic and extremely flexible dancers/performers, …

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Remembering Leonard Cohen

Sue Bergin Event Coordinator at Beccles Public Hall A Very Special Evening Remembering Leonard Cohen. The Public Hall team invited Keith James to perform his concert on Sunday 13th November – The Songs of Leonard Cohen.  Leonard sadly passed away just three days before the event. Keith played and sang his …

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A Demon Barber…

Sweeney Todd Mercury Theatre, Colchester This has to be one of my favourite stage musicals; a real winner by Stephen Sondheim.  ‘The demon barber of Fleet Street’ tells the tale of Sweeney Todd who is persuaded to go back to his love of being a barber, based over Mrs Lovett’s …

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Stand The Suspense!

Night Must Fall, at The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich.  Our walk into the auditorium was accompanied by the sound of piano music being played of music from the era; two or three Gilbert & Sullivan songs, a Jerome Kern and an Ivor Novello being just a few. This helped …

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Knights of Music

What a lovely show, so great to be able to see such talented musicians and West End stars in Ipswich. Philip Schofield commanded the stage and from the start had the audiences adoration. The variety of music, originally composed or sung by Dames and Kinights, was great and had the …

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Absent Friends

We really enjoyed Absent Friends at the New Wolsey Theatre on Friday evening. Brilliant set, good script and some fantastic actors with eye-catching mannerisms. There were lots of funny moments – Mark “corpsed” twice next to me; shaking with laughter!! The first half had more pace and funny moments than …

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