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A Mean Pinball

1975. The year Margaret Thatcher became leader of the Conservative Party, Fawlty Towers was first broadcast on TV and Bohemian Rhapsody was number 1 for what seemed an eternity (it was nine weeks but when you’re a kid – that’s an eternity!).  It was also the year that Tommy, Ken …

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New Wolsey Autumn Season

This autumn, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will again collaborate with Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch to produce Graham Linehan’s THE LADYKILLERS from Thu 7 to Sat 30 September. Directed by the New Wolsey Theatre’s Artistic Director Peter Rowe, these theatres last collaborated with one another for Salisbury Playhouse’s …

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Pulse Festival 2017

Returning for its 17th year, this 10 day festival offers a bright and inspiring snapshot of contemporary theatre with established and emerging artists, both local and those from further afield. Building on previous Pulse Festivals, this year’s programme carries on the successes of Suitcase Prize Day and Scratch Day with …

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New Songs for Tommy

Lead songwriter of The Who, Pete Townshend, has written two new songs exclusively for the touring production of Tommy, produced by the New Wolsey Theatre in co-production with Ramps on the Moon and directed by Kerry Michael. A new version of ‘Amazing Journey’ will open the show, and after her …

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Our Blue Heaven

New Wolsey Theatre is planning an event for Spring 2018 to mark the 40th anniversary of Ipswich Town’s historic FA Cup victory. As part of the research, New Wolsey Theatre is asking for stories from those who were caught up in the events of 1978, from the third round victory …

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Worst Wedding Ever

Worst Wedding Ever New Wolsey Theatre until 11 March Inter-family tensions are apparent from the outset in this highly-charged production. The immediate question called to mind is, “whose wedding is it?” as arguments arise over the proposed venue, size and who exactly is footing the bill for it all.  Cleverly …

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Open Season At New Wolsey

Tickets have gone on sale for Open Season 2017 at the New Wolsey Theatre. From Tuesday 13th June to Sunday 23rd July, there is a range of musicals, new comedy, dramas and the chance to celebrate the creativity of children and young people from across Suffolk. Open Season at the New Wolsey Theatre …

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The MGM Story

On a Sunday evening in February, I ventured out of the house to head to my trusted local theatre, the New Wolsey in Ipswich for my first visit in 2017, for an evening of song, dance and education with The MGM Story.  Set on a messy yet intriguing disused film set, …

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British Blues

This month Foz previews a couple of blues nights he’s pulled together. The first features one of the most important figures on the British blues scene while the second pays tribute to a much missed blues-rock great. This month Ipswich gets a long awaited visit from legendary record producer Mike …

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Sinbad

Love ‘em or loath ‘em, the region’s theatres are about to fill with wall to wall double entendres and screams of “oh no it isn’t” – oh yes it is Panto season. With one of the longest running Panto’s in the region The New Wolsey Theatre kicked things off with …

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