15 April 2013
WHEN I WAS OLD, WHEN I GET YOUNG
Do you have a story to share?
Theatre maker Lucy Ellinson would like to hear from you.
Lucy is looking for 14 local residents from new-born babies, to senior citizens, to help her create a short unique performance, which will take place on the opening night of PULSE Fringe Festival at the New Wolsey Theatre on Thursday 30 May.
10 April 2013
The New Wolsey Theatre presents:
PULSE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2013
The Wrong Crowd | Hannah Jane Walker | Chris Thorpe | Caroline Horton | Mark Thomas | sleepdogs | J Fergus Evans | Chris Goode & Company | Unfolding Theatre | Ursula Martinez | Made in China | Talking Birds | Gecko | Victoria Melody | Snuff Box | Dan Bye | Lucy Ellinson | Analogue | Action Hero | Ross Sutherland | John Osborne and many more...
New Wolsey Theatre, 30 May to 8 June
ANNOUNCING: PULSE Fringe Festival 2013 Brochure; listings and ticket prices
New Wolsey Theatre announces its 10-day programme, with 47 companies presenting 22 finished shows, 22 extracts / works in progress, 2 bespoke new pieces made with the people of Ipswich, a brand new commission, and a competition: the Suitcase Prize, in which participants compete to win £1,000 for the best piece of theatre that can be toured on public transport.
8 February 2013
One local hearing company has recently received a surprise visit from a patient that they wouldn't normally expect to see.
The Pantomime Dame from the New Wolsey Theatre, in Ipswich popped by The Hearing Care Centre on Upper Brook Street, for a hearing test and to help promote accessible performances at the theatre.
22 January 2013
The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich is delighted to announce a capital grants application to Arts Council England for £420,000 to remodel backstage areas to accommodate a lift, a technical teaching workshop, increase space for office accommodation, enhance control of heating and upgrade the washroom facilities has been successful. Thirty-five projects have been awarded funding so far in the Arts Council small capital grants programme. A total of £11,699,523 funding has been awarded out of the £20 million for small grants.
20 December 2012
ANNOUNCING: PULSE, Mayfest, Sampled and Sprint Festivals joining forces to commission new work
REMINDER: The New Wolsey launches a brand new PULSE Initiative - £1,000 Suitcase Prize for environmentally sustainable new work
REMINDER: Applications for PULSE general submission deadline: 8 January 2013
20 December 2012
The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, has appointed Ali Briggs as Agent for Change with a remit to create better opportunities for disabled artists and disabled people in the eastern region.
Access is one of the New Wolsey Theatre's core principles and in recent years this has been evidenced in a number of collaborations and co-productions with Graeae, programming work by disabled artists and in the provision of participatory opportunities within its Creative Learning offer. Earlier this year, The New Wolsey and Graeae toured the UK with Reasons to be Cheerful, a high-energy coming of age tale that celebrates the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads. This new musical was first performed in autumn 2010 at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Theatre Royal Stratford East. The revival was nominated for two TMA awards; The Best Touring Production Award and also for The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre.
20 December 2012
Casting has now been announced for the Mike Lesslie thriller And Then The Dark which has its world premiere at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich in February 2013.
And Then The Dark is a gripping psychological thriller set in a Georgian town house in present day London. It is seven years since Edward's wife and son died in suspicious circumstances in a fire in the attic. For seven years Edward has been tormented by their ghosts but still refuses to accept they are gone. If indeed they are!
11 December 2012
Principal casting has now been announced for the third UK tour of Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay's hit stage version of Yes, Prime Minister. Michael Fenton Stevens (recognisable as Sir Henry in ITV's Benidorm) will take on the role of beleaguered PM Jim Hacker, while opposite him Crispin Redman (known as Judge Richards in Law & Order: UK) will play Sir Humphrey Appleby and West End star Michael Matus (Taboo, Lend Me A Tenor) will perform the role of Principal Private Secretary, Bernard Woolley.
29 November 2012
NEW WOLSEY THEATRE WORKING TO CREATE BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE AND DISABLED ARTISTS
• UNSCENE SUFFOLK - THEATRE PROJECT FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
• AGENT FOR CHANGE - NEW ROLE CREATED TO PROVIDE BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISABLED ARTISTS (application deadline 29 Nov)
29 October 2012
The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich received the MOST WELCOMING THEATRE Award at the annual TMA (Theatrical Management Association) Theatre Awards UK at the awards ceremony on 28th October at London's historic Guildhall.