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More stars join Fionn Whitehead in ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

February 19th, 2021

Our upcoming digital adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray now has the remaining cast to share with you! Joining previously announced Fionn Whitehead, who will play the title role, are Alfred Enoch as Harry Wotton, Joanna Lumley as Lady Narborough, Emma McDonald as Sibyl Vane and Russell Tovey as Basil Hallward, with Stephen Fry […]

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, 16-31 March 2021,’ followed by icons in black indicating that the show has audio description and captioning available. Beneath the icons are the logos of the five theatres producing this show in black and white. From left to right, they are the Barn Theatre, the Lawrence Batley Theatre, the New Wolsey Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Theatr Clwyd.

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 […]

The cast of 'The Snow Queen' stand in a line on stage, smiling at the camera. From left to right, they are Lucy Wells as Gerda, Adam Langstaff as Kay, Steve Simmonds as Dame Sigrid Smorgasbord, Natasha Lewis as Primrose and James Haggie as Simon Clinkerbin. Glittery blue curtains can be seen on the blue stage behind them.

Looking Back on ‘The Snow Queen’

January 12th, 2021

The Snow Queen is one of the most ambitious shows the New Wolsey Theatre has ever worked on. A production featuring a blend of live action, pre-recorded film, live music, recorded music, online audience interaction, in-house audience interaction as well as all the classic elements of a pantomime, the show was designed specifically for the […]

The image shows the artwork for 'The Snow Queen.' A large mirror is the central point of the image, a gold frame filled with the silhouettes of musical instruments and snowy scenes form the background behind the mirror. The mirror is shattering, shards of ice and glass scattering over the image, and in the middle of one broken point in the mirror is the silhouette of a couple. The image reads '17th - 24th December,' 'Book online now,' 'The Snow Queen: Re-imagined,' 'Limited seats available: 01473 295900 or watch at home: www.wolseytheatre.co.uk' and shows the logos of the New Wolsey and Ipswich Building Society, the sponsors of the show.

New Wolsey Theatre announces new Rock ‘n’ Roll panto – ‘The Snow Queen!’

November 4th, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that this year we will indeed have a panto – The Snow Queen! What better way to lift all our spirits than the return, the redesign, the reimagining of the New Wolsey’s Rock ‘n’ Roll panto! It’ll be a little different to usual, mixing together live action, live music, pre-recorded film, […]

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NW2 opens!

November 2nd, 2020

The new site of our Creative Communities department is now open! A beautiful and striking space, golden-roofed ‘NW2’ will house the New Wolsey Theatre’s youth and participation activities. The accessible building features a participation space, offices, a meeting room, editing suite and Changing Places facility, making sure everyone feels welcome and included. NW2 includes a […]

The photograph shows a group of young people sitting in a circle on the New Wolsey stage. They are in the middle of a workshop, all wearing masks and socially distanced.

Autumn relaunch of New Wolsey Youth Theatres announced

October 23rd, 2020

The New Wolsey Theatre are relaunching their Youth Theatre programme for the first time since all activity had to be shut down by the pandemic earlier this year. Jumping back to life in the week beginning Monday 9 November 2020, the New Wolsey Youth Theatres, run by the New Wolsey Creative Communities team, are a […]

The image shows a row of three actors' headshots. From left to right, the actors are Celia Imrie, Jonathan Bailey and Samuel Barnett.

More stars added to the cast of ‘What a Carve Up!’

October 13th, 2020

The New Wolsey Theatre, the Barn Theatre, Cirencester, and the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, have announced today the remaining members of the cast for their co-production What a Carve Up! Casting announced today includes Jonathan Bailey as Henry Winshaw, Samuel Barnett as Michael Owen, Robert Bathurst as Thomas Winshaw, Celia Imrie as Joan Simpson and […]

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New Wolsey Theatre receives rescue award from the Culture Recovery Fund!

October 12th, 2020

Earlier this year the government promised £1,57billion in a ‘Culture Recovery Fund,’ aiming to support arts and culture venues through the pandemic. Today we were delighted to receive the news that we will be given £245,000 from the fund distributed by Arts Council England!  Sarah Holmes, our Chief Executive, said of the award: “This is […]

Robyn (left) and Dougal (right) sit on a park bench smiling at each other, dressed in warm winter coats and scarves. The signs of New York City are vaguely visible in the background. Snowflakes border the top of the image and in the bottom left corner is a white circle containing the logo for The Stage Debut Awards - white text reading 'The Stage Debut Awards in association with Access Entertainment' over the top of bright pink brushstrokes.

Writers of New Wolsey co-production win Stage Debut Award!

September 28th, 2020

Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, writers of the 2019 musical The Season, which was co-produced by the New Wolsey Theatre and the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton last year, have won the award of Best Composer or Lyricist at The Stage Debut Awards 2020. When nominated, The Stage wrote of this brand-new romantic-comedy musical […]

In the centre is the title 'What a Carve Up!' in a yellow mix-and-match style font, under a gold magnifying glass and over the top of a portrait of an old man, his face mostly obscured by the letters. In the background is the dark brown of wooden beams. The image is split into four, around the title. From the top left image round clockwise, the images show photographs of Rebecca Front, Sharon D. Clarke, Sir Derek Jacobi and Stephen Fry.

Stephen Fry, Sharon D. Clarke, Griff Rhys Jones and Sir Derek Jacobi among stellar cast list for New Wolsey Theatre co-production of ‘What A Carve Up!’

September 25th, 2020

The New Wolsey is delighted to reveal casting news from its digital co-production of What A Carve Up! The theatre has teamed up with The Barn and Lawrence Batley Theatres to bring a new adaptation of Jonathan Coe’s acclaimed novel to a virtual ‘stage’. The novel has been adapted by Henry Filloux-Bennett (CEO of the […]

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