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Top musical theatre performers are announced for Footloose (The Musical) at the New Wolsey Theatre

May 15th, 2024

The New Wolsey Theatre is heading back to the 1980s this autumn to stage a spectacular new production of the blockbuster musical Footloose. This explosive show, based on the original iconic film, is presented by the New Wolsey Theatre and Pitlochry Festival Theatre and has a cast full of some of the best actor-musicians in […]

Ipswich hotfoots it back to the 80s this Autumn with the New Wolsey Theatre’s co-production of Footloose, in the film’s 40th anniversary year, joining a packed line-up of entertainment

April 17th, 2024

The New Wolsey Theatre is delighted to be working in partnership with Pitlochry Festival Theatre to stage a spectacular new production of the explosive musical Footloose, which headlines an exciting programme of shows for audiences at the Ipswich venue this Autumn.    Based on the hit 1980s film, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, […]

The New Wolsey Theatre announces this year’s Rock’n’Roll panto Sleeping Beauty

March 13th, 2024

Running from 22 November 2024 – 18 January 2025 Written by Vikki Stone and Directed by Douglas Rintoul   Sleeping Beauty will be given a rockin’ twist on a fairytale classic as it bursts onto the stage in this year’s spellbinding ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Panto at The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, running from 22 […]

A picture of the outside of the New Wolsey Theatre, with many people gathered as an event was happening at the time of the photograph being taken. In the top left is the pink and gold version of the New Wolsey Theatre's logo, and text at the bottom reads 'Update on Suffolk County Council Arts & Culture Funding - Photo credit: Will Green Photography.'

Update on Suffolk County Council Arts & Culture Funding

January 31st, 2024

While we welcome Suffolk County Council’s announcement that they will establish a new project fund for Arts and Heritage, with a sum equivalent to that cut from their core grant programme, this does not directly address the cut to core funding. Organisations need core funding to cover their running costs and to ensure infrastructure is […]

Cast announced for new production of Little Shop of Horrors coming to theatres this spring

January 9th, 2024

Co-production from Octagon Theatre Bolton, New Wolsey Theatre, Theatre by the Lake and Hull Truck Theatre The cult classic rock ‘n’ roll musical Little Shop of Horrors is returning to UK theatres with a brand-new co-production for spring 2024. Co-producers Octagon Theatre Bolton, New Wolsey Theatre, Theatre by the Lake and Hull Truck Theatre have […]

The New Wolsey Theatre’s response to Suffolk County Council’s proposed 100% cut to core cultural investment across Suffolk

January 4th, 2024

THE NEW WOLSEY THEATRE URGES RECONSIDERATION OF CULTURAL INVESTMENT CUTS PROPOSED BY  SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL   The multi award-winning New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, a community hub and cornerstone of Suffolk’s cultural landscape, is disappointed by Suffolk County Council’s recent announcement of proposed 100% investment cuts to cultural organisations across the region from 2025.   […]

Against a grey background is a headshot of Martha Loader. White text to the left reads 'Martha Loader - winner of the Peggy Ramsay/Film4 Award.' In the top left are the logos for the New Wolsey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, and Film4.

NWT Associate Artist Martha Loader Announced as Winner of Film4 & Peggy Ramsay Foundation Bursary

December 27th, 2023

The New Wolsey Theatre is proud to share the news that Associate Artist Martha Loader is one of the six winners of the Peggy Ramsay/Film4 Awards which celebrate and support emerging British writing talent. The 2024 initiative is awarding six bursaries to new theatre writers, each worth £10,000. Four bursaries are supported by The Peggy […]

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 […]

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