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Get involved with our latest creative project: StoryLine

May 20th, 2020

(Molly-Grace Cutler as Sheena in Oxy and The Morons leaving a punk poem on StoryLine. Photo Mike Kwasniak.) The New Wolsey Theatre needs you!  We’re putting a call out for people to join in with our latest creative project, StoryLine. StoryLine is a dedicated phone line where you are invited to call 01473 760799 and […]

Announcing Testing Ground 4 commissions!

May 4th, 2020

We are thrilled to announce the outcome of the New Wolsey Theatre Testing Ground 4 Commissioning programme, which develops original work from D/deaf and disabled artists, especially since we have been able to extend the typical amount of commissions that we offer thanks to funding from Ramps on the Moon. Even in the midst of […]

Jump into Bounce…

April 30th, 2020

We’re thrilled to introduce Bounce, our brand new fortnightly curation of the best arts and culture on the web right now. There’s loads of fantastic stuff to enjoy from some amazing arts and culture companies both nationally and locally so we thought we’d pull it all together for you to enjoy in one handy place! […]

We’re pausing for thought

April 9th, 2020

We like to think of our audience members as friends; after all, without an audience there is no theatre. So, dear friend, we’re going to level with you.   We’re thinking about Autumn. We have a cracking season of shows lined up for you. But it’s likely to change. Some of the visiting companies are starting to tell […]

Latest update on Coronavirus

March 20th, 2020

We are following Government advice and have closed our theatre and offices. All our shows have been cancelled until September but we are selling tickets for our Rock ‘n’ Roll panto and our Autumn Season online. If you have tickets for a show that has been cancelled we will be contacting you by email if […]

Cast Announcement for Private Peaceful!

February 28th, 2020

Nottingham Playhouse has revealed the cast of upcoming wartime tale Private Peaceful. Including several actors from Nottinghamshire, it’s a production that is set to transport families and schools back in time. Acknowledged by Morpurgo as his favourite work, this adaptation is a new ensemble-version by Simon Reade. It follows the adventures of Peaceful brothers, Tommo […]


February 19th, 2020

  We are thrilled to announce that the next rock ‘n’ roll showstopper by Peter Rowe will be Jack and the Beanstalk! Dame Dolly Durden’s family farm has fallen on hard times – Squire Snuffbox is demanding the rent and Giant Blunderbore, with his wicked sidekick, Fleshcreep, is terrorising the land. There’s only one thing […]

5 minutes with Miss Marple…. AKA Sarah Thomas

January 25th, 2020

Sarah Thomas plays Miss Marple in Middle Ground Theatre Company’s touring production of Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced. She is best known for roles in Worzel Gummidge, and 25 years playing Glenda Wilkinson in BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine.   Tell us a little about A Murder is Announced It’s a classic Agatha […]

Suffolk County Council’s Jayne Knight shortlisted for Hearts for the Arts Award 2020

January 17th, 2020

The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts’ (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2020. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts, often within a climate of severe financial challenges. Suffolk County Council’s Jayne Knight has been nominated for Best Arts Champion – Local […]


August 6th, 2019

Following the runaway success of the New Wolsey Theatre’s production of Our Blue Heaven in Spring 2018, the theatre is delighted to announce plans for a sequel to the hit actor-musician show to celebrate the theatre’s 20th Anniversary. The sequel will explore the highs and lows of Ipswich Town’s victorious UEFA Cup run in 1981 […]

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