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The Big Afternoon returns to the New Wolsey Theatre to kick off a sizzling summer season of entertainment ahead

May 21st, 2024

The New Wolsey Theatre’s The Big Afternoon – a FREE event for all the family packed with live music, theatre, singing, dancing, a roaming magician, arts and crafts, and so much more – returns on Saturday 25 May from 2-4pm marking the start of a packed summer of shows.  The New Wolsey Theatre is delighted […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

On the left of the banner are three figures standing together, all of them looking comically serious or in awe. A large clock face is behind them and two of the figures hold the clock hands. The third holds a smoke machine, emitting a bright blue smoke that circles around the front of them. A large blue title to the right reads 'The Time Machine: A Comedy' and further, smaller text reads 'Michael Dylan, Star of 'The Goes Wrong Show' Dave Hearn, Amy Revelle' and 'four stars, 'gloriously silly, unrestrained fun' - The Stage.' Text above them reads 'written by Steven Canny & John Nicholson, directed by Orla O'Loughlin.' Also on the right is light blue text reading 'Online stream.'

‘The Time Machine’ Now Available to Watch Online

June 22nd, 2023

Following the recent stage premiere of Steven Canny & John Nicholson’s play, ‘The Time Machine’ – A Comedy, starring Michael Dylan (‘Wilf’), Dave Hearn (founding member of the Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre, ‘The Goes Wrong Show’) and Amy Revelle (‘Offside’), a filmed version of the live show will be available to stream online for two years from Thursday […]

A face looks seriously into the camera, smeared in different-coloured paint. Hands reach around their head and colourful blocks shoot off outwards from it, containing different patterns and images in a range of vibrant colours. A large yellow title at the bottom of the image reads 'Feel Me' with the white subtitle below it reading 'Who do you care about and why?'

Our Associate Artist The Paper Birds and their new show ‘Feel Me’ coming soon to the New Wolsey!

June 5th, 2023

One of our newly announced Associated Artists, The Paper Birds, is bringing a new, interactive show to our stage this summer – Feel Me (more information below). Established in 2003, The Paper Birds is a socially and politically engaged theatre company with a vision to provoke change. They make theatre with and for communities using […]

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