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Mamma Mia!

The arrival of the first ever UK tour of MAMMA MIA! in Norwich is now just six weeks away and will be bringing with it a very welcome dollop of warm Mediterranean sunshine and a feel-good holiday vibe. On stage at Norwich Theatre Royal for four weeks from February 28 …

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Sister Act

Sister Act has been touring the UK for the past few months, and it’s finally landed in Ipswich for the week at the Regent Theatre. However, it had an unfortunate start as there was a 30 minute delay due to technical difficulties, which left the audience mildly agitated. Therefore, it …

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The Commitments

A West End smash-hit based on a cult novel and a hugely successful movie is set to bring some pre-Christmas soul to Norwich. The Commitments tells the story of a ragtag bunch of Irish musicians who bring soul to Dublin and is set to entertain Norwich theatre-goers 30 years since …

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New Wolsey Spring Season

The New Wolsey Theatre has today announced their Spring season for 2017… Friends 14 day priority booking begins on Sat 29 October 10am General on sale begins on Sat 12 November 10am This Spring, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will produce the second Ramps on the Moon touring production, The …

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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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Sweeney Todd

Mercury Theatre Colchester 27th Oct 2016 Few can be unaware of the legendary figure of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Such was the popularity of the murderous goings on of this fictitious character from the pages of the Victorian penny dreadfuls, that some believe his story has …

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Ushers The Musical

Ushers The Musical – An Amateur Production from The Gallery Players. After an extremely stressful journey to the Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, meaning we arrived one minute before ‘curtain-up’(!), it was a delight to take our seats and already see the six cast members on stage doing their ‘ushering’ jobs; …

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s

A Weatherfield favourite and runner-up in a Saturday night TV favourite is set to take on an iconic role as the UK tour of Breakfast At Tiffany’s reaches Norwich Theatre Royal. Georgia May Foote will portray the ultimate good-time girl Holly Golightly as the production, based on Truman Capote’s novel, …

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Footloose

The Footloose UK tour has been heading across the country throughout the year, and it has finally reached the Regent theatre in Ipswich and what a show it is! I have seen Footloose on previous UK tours, and it is exciting to see it has been reworked to give it a fresh feel. …

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Made in Dagenham

We knew the story; have seen the film; know the historical statement, but The New Wolsey in Ipswich do musical comedy drama so well, we were keen to see how it played out on stage as a musical. This was the first night, which can often be tough, but despite …

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Sweeney Todd in Colchester

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester and Derby Theatre are thrilled to announce the casting line-up for their big co-production for the autumn, Stephen Sondheim’s multi-award-winning musical thriller, Sweeney Todd playing at the Mercury Theatre from Wednesday 26th October until Saturday 12th November after a run at Derby Theatre from Friday …

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Made in Dagenham Cast Announced

A cast of 21 has been confirmed for Made in Dagenham as the musical returns to its East London roots from 26 August – 17 September at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, and continues its run at the New Wolsey Theatre from 21 September – 15 October. Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul, …

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Mary Poppins

As a fan of theatre and Disney, this is one production I was more than keen to witness… The Disney film & P.L. Travers story comes alive onstage again through this new revived UK tour, after multi award-winning runs on the West End and Broadway. To those that don’t know …

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Guardian Angels The Musical

This is the audio CD of a new musical which was performed at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Studio in June. It’s the brainchild of Chris Brindle. Guardian Angels features no fewer than 20 original ballads, anthems and funny songs including Holiday In Harwich, Stereotype, Starmaker, Screening One Week In L.A and …

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High School Prom Queen

Norwich Theatre Royal is turning trans-Atlantic this summer as the stage is transformed into the classrooms and corridors of Swallow Falls High School. The centre of learning is the setting for this year’s summer musical from the Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company, and High School Prom Queen aims to follow the …

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The Sound Of Music

After being catapulted to fame in BBC1’s The Voice last year, Irish soprano Lucy Byrne is set to entertain Norwich Theatre Royal audiences as Maria in The Sound of Music this autumn. This new staging by Bill Kenwright of one of the most popular family musicals of all-time arrives to …

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Wind in the Willows

There is a special treat in store for families this summer when the action spills off the stage into the audience as Toad, Badger, Rat and Mole make the Mercury Theatre their home in the Made in Colchester production of Wind in the Willows. Playing for three weeks of the …

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Tell Me On A Sunday

Tell Me On A Sunday is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black, with a wonderful original score, that features the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face and title track Tell Me on A Sunday, which has been performed by a whole host of famous names including Marti Webb, …

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Sweeney Todd

This was my first visit to the New Wolsey Studio in Ipswich, and it went to the New Wolsey Young Company production of Sweeney Todd. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice, modern and intimate a venue it was, and as it’s the celebration of the New Wolsey Theatre’s 15th Anniversary, their own New …

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is simply a group of improvisers– musicians, actors and technicians. After a successful run at London’s West End Apollo Theatre, they set out on a UK tour and paid a visit to The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. What is unique about this production is that it is …

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