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The artwork for the New Wolsey Theatre's main production in Spring 2024, 'Little Shop of Horrors.' Against a dark green leafy background is a man wearing glasses looking startled as he peers through the mouth of a Venus fly trap plant, with sharp teeth. At the bottom of the image, white text reads ‘Spring 2024 Season Announced.’

Stunning Spring 2024 season announced!

November 1st, 2023

We’re delighted to announce our unprecedented Spring Season for 2024, with a large-scale smash-hit musical, five new national partnerships and continued support of Ipswich’s emerging talent! Musical theatre fans will be delighted as the New Wolsey Theatre, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Hull Truck Theatre and Theatre By The Lake present Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s smash-hit […]

The cast of the 2023 Rock 'n' Roll pantomime, 'Dick Whittington and his Cat.'

Returning and new stars cast for 2023 Rock ‘n’ Roll panto!

October 11th, 2023

We are delighted to announce the cast and creatives of our 2023 Rock ‘n’ Roll pantomime, Dick Whittington and his Cat! Dick Whittington and his Cat will feature the return of 2022 Goldilocks and the Three Bears panto favourites Elizabeth Rowe as Alice, Steve Simmonds – who cannot wait to be transformed from last year’s […]

A cast announcement graphic for ‘The Red Lion.’ Against a red and black background are three headshots – from left to right; Crispin Letts, Olatunji Ayofe and Alastair Natkiel. At the bottom of the image, black text reads ‘Cast Announcement.’

Cast Announcement! Three fantastic actors starring in ‘The Red Lion’ this Autumn!

July 28th, 2023

  We are delighted to announce the cast and creatives for our new production of Patrick Marber’s West End smash-hit drama, The Red Lion, directed by our Artistic Director/Chief Executive Douglas Rintoul. The production plays on our stage from 7-23 September 2023, and at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, from 26-30 September 2023. The Red Lion takes […]

A face looks seriously into the camera, smeared in different-coloured paint. Hands reach around their head and colourful blocks shoot off outwards from it, containing different patterns and images in a range of vibrant colours. A large yellow title at the bottom of the image reads 'Feel Me' with the white subtitle below it reading 'Who do you care about and why?'

Our Associate Artist The Paper Birds and their new show ‘Feel Me’ coming soon to the New Wolsey!

June 5th, 2023

One of our newly announced Associated Artists, The Paper Birds, is bringing a new, interactive show to our stage this summer – Feel Me (more information below). Established in 2003, The Paper Birds is a socially and politically engaged theatre company with a vision to provoke change. They make theatre with and for communities using […]

A collage of photos of the six new associate artists for the New Wolsey Theatre. From Aspire Black Suffolk, there are photos of Elma Glasgow, Ellisha Soanes, Tonia Wilson and Franstine Jones. The other photos are of Jamie Beddard, Martha Loader, Mae Munuo, two staff members from The Paper Birds and two staff members from Spinning Wheel Theatre.

The New Wolsey Theatre announces its first Associate Artists and Artist Relationship programme

June 2nd, 2023

Six East Anglian artists and companies – Aspire Black Suffolk, Jamie Beddard, Martha Loader, Mae Munuo, The Paper Birds and Spinning Wheel – are delighted to have been appointed to work with the New Wolsey Theatre’s Chief Executive/Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul in Ipswich, as part of its inaugural Associate Artists programme celebrating and supporting creativity in […]

Three men stand with their backs to the viewer, looking towards the bright white lights in a red football stadium. The man in the centre is young and wears a red football shirt with the number '17' in white on the back. The man on the left is old and wears a grey beanie hat and brown coat and has his hand on the shoulder of the young man in front of him. The man on the right is smart in a blue suit, one hand in his pocket, the other holding a football to his side. Both men at the sides are looming behind the young man in the centre. A white, marbled title beside the men reads 'The Red Lion, by Patrick Marber.' A red outline of a lion's head is in the 'O' of the title.

The New Wolsey Theatre scores with its Autumn 2023 season!

May 10th, 2023

We’re delighted to announce the details of our Autumn 2023 season which goes on general sale on Saturday 13 May at 10am. Coinciding with Ipswich Town’s promotion into the Championship, and the excitement of this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, two football-themed plays will kick off the season. Our major production this Autumn is our […]

The image shows the silhouette of a young man with a guitar strapped to his back walking away from us towards a fluorescent line-drawing of the London skyline. The silhouette of his cat joining him is beside him. A glow and sparks of musical notes come from the city towards us. A large gold and white title reads 'Dick Whittington and his Cat' and 'The Rock 'n' Roll panto.'

New Wolsey Theatre Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantomime for 2023/24 Announced!

March 22nd, 2023

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich has today announced that 2023 will see them give the rock ‘n’ roll pantomime treatment to Dick Whittington and his Cat from Thursday 23rd November 2023 – Saturday 20th January 2024. The New Wolsey is thrilled to announce that this year’s actor-musician pantomime, which will feature a collection of […]

The background features a brick wall of the inside of a train tunnel, with smoke from a train filling the tunnel and light coming in from the bottom right. Mint-green text reads 'Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted for the stage by Emma Rice,' beside white text that reads 'The Cast.'

Cast announced for Noël Coward’s ‘Brief Encounter,’ adapted for the stage by Emma Rice!

February 22nd, 2023

  New Wolsey Theatre and Wiltshire Creative, in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, today announce the full cast and creative team for Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, adapted for the stage by Emma Rice. Chief Executive/Artistic Director of New Wolsey Theatre Douglas Rintoul directs Nicola Bryan (Myrtle Bagot), Hanora Kamen (Laura Jesson), Jammy Kasongo (Dr Alec […]

Actor Robert Daws is smiling as he holds up two small cocktail glasses. He is wearing a tweed suit jacket with a navy blue cardigan and white shirt underneath. The set behind is lit purple.

A Q&A with ‘Wodehouse in Wonderland’ actor Robert Daws!

February 14th, 2023

  Photography: Pamela Raith How did the play come about? It all started with my own interest in PG ‘Plum’ Wodehouse. When I was at RADA I was given a copy of Right Ho, Jeeves by Tom Wilkinson, who was directing at the Academy. I read it and loved it, little knowing that a few […]

Michèle Taylor appointed MBE for services to Theatre and People with Disabilities

February 6th, 2023

Michèle Taylor has been appointed MBE for services to Theatre and People with Disabilities as part of the New Year’s Honours list. Michèle works as Director for Change for Ramps On The Moon, the Arts Council-funded consortium aiming to change the theatre sector by bringing more Deaf and disabled people into the sector and making […]

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