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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 wolseytheatre.co.uk.

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 – […]

The white banner is landscape and features two logos. From left to right, they are for 'Creative Arts East' and the 'Kickstart Scheme.'

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 […]

The image shows a row of four actors' headshots. From left to right, they are Alfred Enoch, Joanna Lumley, Russell Tovey and Emma McDonald.

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 […]

The landscape image shows the pink speech bubble logo for Pulse Festival, Ipswich.

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 […]

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, […]

The pink logo of the New Wolsey Theatre, with a golden '2' written to the right of it, on a white background.

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 […]

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