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Best Digital Pantomime – ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ reaches new heights!

April 20th, 2022

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich has won the award for Best Digital Pantomime in the UK, for their 2021 production of Jack and the Beanstalk. The award was given out by the UK Pantomime Association as part of the Pantomime Awards 2022, in association with holiday company Butlins. The individual award winners were named on April […]

Artwork for Kinky Boots. The inside of shoe making warehouse, with bricked walls. There is a production line with brown suede brogue-style shoes being made. However at the end of the line is a bright pink sparkly pair of knee-high boots. To the right of these is a window with a man and a woman looking in, shocked. On the left of the artwork is text which from top to bottom reads "Kinky Boots The Musical. Book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Original Broadway production directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots Written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International 1-24 Sept 2022

Kinky Boots is Back!

March 18th, 2022

Kinky Boots will have its first UK revival in September. Telling the story of a young shoe-factory owner making strides to escape his father’s shadow (and finding release in unexpected ways), the show is based on Geoff Deane and Tim Firth’s hit 2005 film of the same name and was first seen a decade ago at […]

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The New Wolsey Theatre is Hiring!

August 13th, 2021

We’re looking for a full-time Front of House Duty Manager. If you have great people skills take a look at this exciting role within our Front of House team, take a look at these exciting roles within our Front of House team. This is a full time role covering evening/ weekends and daytime shifts. Join […]

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The New Wolsey Theatre is Hiring!

June 3rd, 2021

We’re looking for part-time or full-time Café Bar and Box Office roles. If you have great customer service skills, take a look at these exciting roles within our Front of House team. Both roles can be flexible to fit around family life/other commitments as we’re looking to cover evening/weekends and daytime shifts. Join us at […]

The image shows the artwork for 'The Snow Queen,' but this time with a more spring and summery theme - the background, while still under faint snow and shattering shards of ice, is a lush green with flowers and a light blue sky and large yellow sun. The mirror now reads the dates '27th May to 13th June 2021' and shows a photograph of Dame Sigrid Smorgasbord with her arms outstretched towards the audience at the bottom. The pink banner in front of the mirror reads 'We're back' and a matching pink circle in the top right reads ‘Now with added spring!’ Four boxes on the left show the show has audio description, captioning, British Sign Language and relaxed versions available and in the bottom left of the image is the information that the show is live in the auditorium and on livestream. To book, simply call 01473 295900 or browse our website at

New Wolsey Theatre announces a second outing for ‘The Snow Queen’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

April 26th, 2021

Who says you can’t do a panto in summer? This joyous 5* show is back for one last time. Live in our auditorium and live streamed, The Snow Queen this half term is the perfect show to give the whole family an injection of Rock ‘n’ Roll panto fun. Running from Thu 27 May – […]

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New Wolsey hosts two new Kickstart positions

March 23rd, 2021

The New Wolsey Theatre are hosting two placements under the Kickstart scheme!   The Kickstart Scheme, initially announced in Autumn 2020, is providing £2billion of funding across the country for businesses to create new job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Current eligibility criteria for Kickstart […]

The landscape image has blocky text in capital letters, alternating colours between white and blue. The text reads 'The New Musical Theatre Festival: MT Fest UK 2021' with the word 'Fest' in red, with white circles in the letters like dressing-room lights.

MT Fest 2021 – New Showcases for the Summer

March 19th, 2021

MT Fest is a new programme of up-and-coming work that will take place at the Turbine Theatre later this year, with online streaming versions of the shows available from the New Wolsey website between Mon 21 and Sun 27 June. The eight shows available have something for everyone, ranging from animal rock bands tackling climate change to exploring identity in […]

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Star-studded cast in the New Wolsey co-production of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

February 19th, 2021

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, the Barn Theatre in Cirencester, the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield – the trio that created the acclaimed What a Carve Up! at the end of 2020 – were joined by Oxford Playhouse in Oxfordshire and Theatr Clwyd in Mold to co-produce this new digital adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s […]

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Testing Ground Update

February 17th, 2021

We are committed to increasing the representation and influence of deaf and disabled theatre-makers across our activity.  Since 2017 our Testing Ground project has commissioned and supported disabled artists through a development programme of bespoke support which has included: financial contributions; rehearsal space; marketing, production and access support; dramaturgical and creative feedback; business development; and […]

On a dappled blue and white background is the blue-and-grey-scale image of a phone with a smashed screen. On the screen is a picture of a young man gazing towards the sky, a filter adding a crown of flowers to his head. The camera button on the phone is lit up in pink. Pink icons like hearts, chat messages and buttons circle the phone and, to the right, in black writing is the title 'The Picture of Dorian Gray.' Underneath, in pink text, are the words ‘based on the novel by Oscar Wilde, written by Henry Filloux-Bennett, directed by Tamara Harvey.'

From the same team as the 5* ‘What a Carve Up!’ comes a modern adaptation of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.’

January 19th, 2021

*Dunkirk star Fionn Whitehead will play the dazzling, but dark, titular role.* The New Wolsey Theatre, the Lawrence Batley Theatre and the Barn Theatre have teamed up once again, this time joined by Theatr Clwyd and Oxford Playhouse, to produce a modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s iconic novel. Written by Henry Filloux-Bennett, who also wrote the ‘game-chang[ing]’ (The Telegraph) production of What a Carve Up!, The Picture […]

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