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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 […]

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 […]

Emerging Suffolk talent cast in production of Dennis Kelly’s ‘DNA’!

January 19th, 2023

“I’m thrilled to be back at the Wolsey after spending my teenage years with the Young Company.” The New Wolsey Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for our upcoming new production of Dennis Kelly’s acclaimed play DNA, which will run here from 2-9 February 2023. The modern-day comedy with bite, which was […]

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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