These are the Shows Blogs

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 […]

Three men stand with their backs to the viewer, looking towards the bright white lights in a red football stadium. The man in the centre is young and wears a red football shirt with the number '17' in white on the back. The man on the left is old and wears a grey beanie hat and brown coat and has his hand on the shoulder of the young man in front of him. The man on the right is smart in a blue suit, one hand in his pocket, the other holding a football to his side. Both men at the sides are looming behind the young man in the centre. A white, marbled title beside the men reads 'The Red Lion, by Patrick Marber.' A red outline of a lion's head is in the 'O' of the title.

The New Wolsey Theatre scores with its Autumn 2023 season!

May 10th, 2023

We’re delighted to announce the details of our Autumn 2023 season which goes on general sale on Saturday 13 May at 10am. Coinciding with Ipswich Town’s promotion into the Championship, and the excitement of this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, two football-themed plays will kick off the season. Our major production this Autumn is our […]

The image shows the silhouette of a young man with a guitar strapped to his back walking away from us towards a fluorescent line-drawing of the London skyline. The silhouette of his cat joining him is beside him. A glow and sparks of musical notes come from the city towards us. A large gold and white title reads 'Dick Whittington and his Cat' and 'The Rock 'n' Roll panto.'

New Wolsey Theatre Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantomime for 2023/24 Announced!

March 22nd, 2023

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich has today announced that 2023 will see them give the rock ‘n’ roll pantomime treatment to Dick Whittington and his Cat from Thursday 23rd November 2023 – Saturday 20th January 2024. The New Wolsey is thrilled to announce that this year’s actor-musician pantomime, which will feature a collection of […]

The background features a brick wall of the inside of a train tunnel, with smoke from a train filling the tunnel and light coming in from the bottom right. Mint-green text reads 'Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted for the stage by Emma Rice,' beside white text that reads 'The Cast.'

Cast announced for Noël Coward’s ‘Brief Encounter,’ adapted for the stage by Emma Rice!

February 22nd, 2023

  New Wolsey Theatre and Wiltshire Creative, in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, today announce the full cast and creative team for Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, adapted for the stage by Emma Rice. Chief Executive/Artistic Director of New Wolsey Theatre Douglas Rintoul directs Nicola Bryan (Myrtle Bagot), Hanora Kamen (Laura Jesson), Jammy Kasongo (Dr Alec […]

Actor Robert Daws is smiling as he holds up two small cocktail glasses. He is wearing a tweed suit jacket with a navy blue cardigan and white shirt underneath. The set behind is lit purple.

A Q&A with ‘Wodehouse in Wonderland’ actor Robert Daws!

February 14th, 2023

  Photography: Pamela Raith How did the play come about? It all started with my own interest in PG ‘Plum’ Wodehouse. When I was at RADA I was given a copy of Right Ho, Jeeves by Tom Wilkinson, who was directing at the Academy. I read it and loved it, little knowing that a few […]

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 […]

Stay connected

For Updates, offers and much, much more