Matinee Performances

Sat 25 Feb

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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“You can make anything by writing”

Have you got a story to tell? A touch of the poet? Are plays your scene? Or do you struggle to find your voice?
Wolsey Writers is a creative writing group which meets backstage at the New Wolsey Theatre. It offers a space to let your imagination work, tips on how to improve and encouragement to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re new to creative writing – or looking to stretch yourself – this workshop will support and inspire you.

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

We’re running a series of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April, which focus on creative writing Tools and Techniques. This course is most suitable for writers who have committed to a big project, such as a novel or script. It’s also suitable for people who wish to improve their skills and develop ideas.

18 Feb – What are you writing about?
25 Feb – Set the Scene
4 March – Developing Characters
11 March – “Authenticity”
18 March – Dialogue
25 March – Demons
1 April – Ambiguity and Suspense
8 April – Your Voice

There will be opportunities for group feedback on your work in progress. Please book early as places are limited.

Facilitated by award-winning author, Katie Ward. Her novel ‘Girl Reading’ was critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. Tweet @katiewardwriter, #WolseyWriters, and facebook/katiewardwriter. New members are welcome throughout term.

Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon. Meet at the Ticket Desk.
£14.50 per workshop.
Tools and Techniques: £100 for a course of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April
Tea & coffee provided. Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”
“Cheers @katiewardwriter for blowing away the creative cobwebs. #feelinginspired”
“Excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and, as ever, it was great to discuss writing with others.”

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Only 8 tickets left.

11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 3 or 4 years old and love silly stories and tremendous tales then you’ve got to come and meet the Storymaker at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, big brothers and big sisters should come too, they can look after you and pick up some tips along the way.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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There is hope; we sometimes get returns nearer the time. Please call 01473 295900 to join the waiting list.

12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 5 or 6 you can leave your family downstairs in the New Wolsey Café Bar and come upstairs to meet the Storymaker yourself for an amazing adventure, or an exciting escapade.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, siblings can come too, but they’ll have to join in with the fun.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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Only 6 tickets left.

16:30

The Magnificent Music Hall

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by The Paper Moon Theatre Company

Back by popular demand!

With a new show packed full of talent and some surprises we invite you on our journey down memory lane to the glorious and glamourous heyday of the great British Music Hall, a truly golden era.

Helming this splendid afternoon of rich entertainment of song dance, magic and laughter will be your eloquent & elegantly waistcoated Chairman complete with gavel and sharp wit together with an august line up of artistes.

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Thu 2 Mar

14:30

Worst Wedding Ever

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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A Salisbury Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Production

Rachel and Scott are getting married. They are also buying a house together. But when the house price goes up, their plans for a dream wedding may have to be downsized.

Rachel’s mother, however, has other ideas. What if the family could join forces and make it a wedding to be proud of? With a marquee in the back garden, the pub band and two fully-functioning portable loos, surely the day will pass without a hitch?

This laugh-out-loud comedy about preparations for a family wedding was a huge hit when it premiered at Salisbury Playhouse in 2014. Now you have a chance to enjoy one of the biggest new comedies in years.

Chris Chibnall is the creator of ITV’s Broadchurch and from 2018 will be Head Writer and Executive Producer of BBC TV’s Doctor Who.

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

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Sat 4 Mar

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

“You can make anything by writing”

Have you got a story to tell? A touch of the poet? Are plays your scene? Or do you struggle to find your voice?
Wolsey Writers is a creative writing group which meets backstage at the New Wolsey Theatre. It offers a space to let your imagination work, tips on how to improve and encouragement to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re new to creative writing – or looking to stretch yourself – this workshop will support and inspire you.

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

We’re running a series of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April, which focus on creative writing Tools and Techniques. This course is most suitable for writers who have committed to a big project, such as a novel or script. It’s also suitable for people who wish to improve their skills and develop ideas.

18 Feb – What are you writing about?
25 Feb – Set the Scene
4 March – Developing Characters
11 March – “Authenticity”
18 March – Dialogue
25 March – Demons
1 April – Ambiguity and Suspense
8 April – Your Voice

There will be opportunities for group feedback on your work in progress. Please book early as places are limited.

Facilitated by award-winning author, Katie Ward. Her novel ‘Girl Reading’ was critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. Tweet @katiewardwriter, #WolseyWriters, and facebook/katiewardwriter. New members are welcome throughout term.

Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon. Meet at the Ticket Desk.
£14.50 per workshop.
Tools and Techniques: £100 for a course of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April
Tea & coffee provided. Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”
“Cheers @katiewardwriter for blowing away the creative cobwebs. #feelinginspired”
“Excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and, as ever, it was great to discuss writing with others.”

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Very limited availability!
Only 10 tickets left.

11:00

Annabelle's Skirting Board Adventure

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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Presented by Mark Makin Projects

A brand new theatre show for young children which combines animation, film and music, all created live before the audience.

Annabelle is the world's smallest elephant, and her friend Icarus is a moth who loves bright lights and woolly jumpers. They become friends with Arthur (who is, disappointingly, just a normal-sized human man) and together they go on an adventure beyond all imaginings.

Suitable for ages 3+

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12:30

Backstage Tour (Worst Wedding Ever)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre is opening its stage door to offer a brilliant and rare opportunity you go behind the scenes. Our engaging, knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the theatre to the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors, onto the stage and beyond!

Tours can be booked online but if you have access requirements please contact the Ticket Sales Team on 01473 295900.

Full performance details

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Very limited availability!
Only 15 tickets left.

13:30

Annabelle's Skirting Board Adventure

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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Presented by Mark Makin Projects

A brand new theatre show for young children which combines animation, film and music, all created live before the audience.

Annabelle is the world's smallest elephant, and her friend Icarus is a moth who loves bright lights and woolly jumpers. They become friends with Arthur (who is, disappointingly, just a normal-sized human man) and together they go on an adventure beyond all imaginings.

Suitable for ages 3+

Full performance details

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14:30

Worst Wedding Ever

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

A Salisbury Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Production

Rachel and Scott are getting married. They are also buying a house together. But when the house price goes up, their plans for a dream wedding may have to be downsized.

Rachel’s mother, however, has other ideas. What if the family could join forces and make it a wedding to be proud of? With a marquee in the back garden, the pub band and two fully-functioning portable loos, surely the day will pass without a hitch?

This laugh-out-loud comedy about preparations for a family wedding was a huge hit when it premiered at Salisbury Playhouse in 2014. Now you have a chance to enjoy one of the biggest new comedies in years.

Chris Chibnall is the creator of ITV’s Broadchurch and from 2018 will be Head Writer and Executive Producer of BBC TV’s Doctor Who.

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

Full performance details

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Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Wed 8 Mar

14:30

Worst Wedding Ever

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

A Salisbury Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Production

Rachel and Scott are getting married. They are also buying a house together. But when the house price goes up, their plans for a dream wedding may have to be downsized.

Rachel’s mother, however, has other ideas. What if the family could join forces and make it a wedding to be proud of? With a marquee in the back garden, the pub band and two fully-functioning portable loos, surely the day will pass without a hitch?

This laugh-out-loud comedy about preparations for a family wedding was a huge hit when it premiered at Salisbury Playhouse in 2014. Now you have a chance to enjoy one of the biggest new comedies in years.

Chris Chibnall is the creator of ITV’s Broadchurch and from 2018 will be Head Writer and Executive Producer of BBC TV’s Doctor Who.

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

Full performance details

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Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Sat 11 Mar

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

“You can make anything by writing”

Have you got a story to tell? A touch of the poet? Are plays your scene? Or do you struggle to find your voice?
Wolsey Writers is a creative writing group which meets backstage at the New Wolsey Theatre. It offers a space to let your imagination work, tips on how to improve and encouragement to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re new to creative writing – or looking to stretch yourself – this workshop will support and inspire you.

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

We’re running a series of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April, which focus on creative writing Tools and Techniques. This course is most suitable for writers who have committed to a big project, such as a novel or script. It’s also suitable for people who wish to improve their skills and develop ideas.

18 Feb – What are you writing about?
25 Feb – Set the Scene
4 March – Developing Characters
11 March – “Authenticity”
18 March – Dialogue
25 March – Demons
1 April – Ambiguity and Suspense
8 April – Your Voice

There will be opportunities for group feedback on your work in progress. Please book early as places are limited.

Facilitated by award-winning author, Katie Ward. Her novel ‘Girl Reading’ was critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. Tweet @katiewardwriter, #WolseyWriters, and facebook/katiewardwriter. New members are welcome throughout term.

Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon. Meet at the Ticket Desk.
£14.50 per workshop.
Tools and Techniques: £100 for a course of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April
Tea & coffee provided. Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”
“Cheers @katiewardwriter for blowing away the creative cobwebs. #feelinginspired”
“Excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and, as ever, it was great to discuss writing with others.”

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Very limited availability!
Only 12 tickets left.

11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

If you’re 3 or 4 years old and love silly stories and tremendous tales then you’ve got to come and meet the Storymaker at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, big brothers and big sisters should come too, they can look after you and pick up some tips along the way.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Very limited availability!
Only 10 tickets left.

12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

If you’re 5 or 6 you can leave your family downstairs in the New Wolsey Café Bar and come upstairs to meet the Storymaker yourself for an amazing adventure, or an exciting escapade.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, siblings can come too, but they’ll have to join in with the fun.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Very limited availability!
Only 10 tickets left.

12:30

Backstage Tour (Worst Wedding Ever)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

The New Wolsey Theatre is opening its stage door to offer a brilliant and rare opportunity you go behind the scenes. Our engaging, knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the theatre to the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors, onto the stage and beyond!

Tours can be booked online but if you have access requirements please contact the Ticket Sales Team on 01473 295900.

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Very limited availability!
Only 15 tickets left.

14:30

Worst Wedding Ever

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

A Salisbury Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Production

Rachel and Scott are getting married. They are also buying a house together. But when the house price goes up, their plans for a dream wedding may have to be downsized.

Rachel’s mother, however, has other ideas. What if the family could join forces and make it a wedding to be proud of? With a marquee in the back garden, the pub band and two fully-functioning portable loos, surely the day will pass without a hitch?

This laugh-out-loud comedy about preparations for a family wedding was a huge hit when it premiered at Salisbury Playhouse in 2014. Now you have a chance to enjoy one of the biggest new comedies in years.

Chris Chibnall is the creator of ITV’s Broadchurch and from 2018 will be Head Writer and Executive Producer of BBC TV’s Doctor Who.

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

Full performance details

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Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Wed 15 Mar

14:30

Silver Lining

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

On one dark and stormy night in the upper day room of the Silver Retirement Home, five elderly ladies are trading stories of their remarkable lives. With the storm floods rising and no rescue team in sight, the ladies are faced with the sudden realisation that in order to survive they are going to have to do what they have done for their entire lives – do it themselves!

Silver Lining is the hilarious new comedy by writer, actor, presenter and political activist Sandi Toksvig. Starring Sheila Reid, Joanna Monro, Amanda Walker, Rachel Davies and Maggie McCarthy. It tells the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women, who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape – senior citizen style!

This World Premiere production of Silver Lining is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre and the Rose Theatre Kington. ETT’s recent work at the New Wolsey includes Brian Friel’s Translations, Roger Mc Gough’s adaptation of The Misanthrope, and Somerset Maugham’s The Sacred Flame.

Note: Contains strong language.

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Thu 16 Mar

14:30

Silver Lining

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

On one dark and stormy night in the upper day room of the Silver Retirement Home, five elderly ladies are trading stories of their remarkable lives. With the storm floods rising and no rescue team in sight, the ladies are faced with the sudden realisation that in order to survive they are going to have to do what they have done for their entire lives – do it themselves!

Silver Lining is the hilarious new comedy by writer, actor, presenter and political activist Sandi Toksvig. Starring Sheila Reid, Joanna Monro, Amanda Walker, Rachel Davies and Maggie McCarthy. It tells the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women, who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape – senior citizen style!

This World Premiere production of Silver Lining is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre and the Rose Theatre Kington. ETT’s recent work at the New Wolsey includes Brian Friel’s Translations, Roger Mc Gough’s adaptation of The Misanthrope, and Somerset Maugham’s The Sacred Flame.

Note: Contains strong language.

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We only have 20 tickets left for this performance.

Sat 18 Mar

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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“You can make anything by writing”

Have you got a story to tell? A touch of the poet? Are plays your scene? Or do you struggle to find your voice?
Wolsey Writers is a creative writing group which meets backstage at the New Wolsey Theatre. It offers a space to let your imagination work, tips on how to improve and encouragement to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re new to creative writing – or looking to stretch yourself – this workshop will support and inspire you.

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

We’re running a series of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April, which focus on creative writing Tools and Techniques. This course is most suitable for writers who have committed to a big project, such as a novel or script. It’s also suitable for people who wish to improve their skills and develop ideas.

18 Feb – What are you writing about?
25 Feb – Set the Scene
4 March – Developing Characters
11 March – “Authenticity”
18 March – Dialogue
25 March – Demons
1 April – Ambiguity and Suspense
8 April – Your Voice

There will be opportunities for group feedback on your work in progress. Please book early as places are limited.

Facilitated by award-winning author, Katie Ward. Her novel ‘Girl Reading’ was critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. Tweet @katiewardwriter, #WolseyWriters, and facebook/katiewardwriter. New members are welcome throughout term.

Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon. Meet at the Ticket Desk.
£14.50 per workshop.
Tools and Techniques: £100 for a course of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April
Tea & coffee provided. Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”
“Cheers @katiewardwriter for blowing away the creative cobwebs. #feelinginspired”
“Excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and, as ever, it was great to discuss writing with others.”

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Very limited availability!
Only 11 tickets left.

11:00

Alfie Strange: Trained Time-Travellers Only

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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Presented by The New Wolsey Theatre

There’s a book on the floor by Alfie’s bed that he’s been trying to read every night before he goes to sleep, but it’s so boring that every morning when he wakes up the book is back on the floor next to the smelly socks and all of the empty Match Attax wrappers he had promised his Mum he’d throw away.

If this was any other book he’d just give up, but ‘TRAINED TIME TRAVELLERS ONLY’ is no ordinary book! According to Alfie’s Grandad if you can read enough of it something magic happens…

This is the story of how Alfie Strange (aged 8 ¼) gets stuck in a book and how he escapes it. You won’t believe who he meets on the way!

Suitable for ages 7 to 9

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12:30

Backstage Tour (Silver Lining)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

The New Wolsey Theatre is opening its stage door to offer a brilliant and rare opportunity you go behind the scenes.

Our engaging, knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the theatre to the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors, onto the stage and beyond!

Tours can be booked online but if you have access requirements please contact the Ticket Sales Team on 01473 295900.

Full performance details

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Very limited availability!
Only 11 tickets left.

13:30

Alfie Strange: Trained Time-Travellers Only

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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Presented by The New Wolsey Theatre

There’s a book on the floor by Alfie’s bed that he’s been trying to read every night before he goes to sleep, but it’s so boring that every morning when he wakes up the book is back on the floor next to the smelly socks and all of the empty Match Attax wrappers he had promised his Mum he’d throw away.

If this was any other book he’d just give up, but ‘TRAINED TIME TRAVELLERS ONLY’ is no ordinary book! According to Alfie’s Grandad if you can read enough of it something magic happens…

This is the story of how Alfie Strange (aged 8 ¼) gets stuck in a book and how he escapes it. You won’t believe who he meets on the way!

Suitable for ages 7 to 9

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We only have 32 tickets left for this performance.

14:30

Silver Lining

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

On one dark and stormy night in the upper day room of the Silver Retirement Home, five elderly ladies are trading stories of their remarkable lives. With the storm floods rising and no rescue team in sight, the ladies are faced with the sudden realisation that in order to survive they are going to have to do what they have done for their entire lives – do it themselves!

Silver Lining is the hilarious new comedy by writer, actor, presenter and political activist Sandi Toksvig. Starring Sheila Reid, Joanna Monro, Amanda Walker, Rachel Davies and Maggie McCarthy. It tells the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women, who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape – senior citizen style!

This World Premiere production of Silver Lining is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre and the Rose Theatre Kington. ETT’s recent work at the New Wolsey includes Brian Friel’s Translations, Roger Mc Gough’s adaptation of The Misanthrope, and Somerset Maugham’s The Sacred Flame.

Note: Contains strong language.

Full performance details

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Sat 25 Mar

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

“You can make anything by writing”

Have you got a story to tell? A touch of the poet? Are plays your scene? Or do you struggle to find your voice?
Wolsey Writers is a creative writing group which meets backstage at the New Wolsey Theatre. It offers a space to let your imagination work, tips on how to improve and encouragement to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re new to creative writing – or looking to stretch yourself – this workshop will support and inspire you.

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

We’re running a series of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April, which focus on creative writing Tools and Techniques. This course is most suitable for writers who have committed to a big project, such as a novel or script. It’s also suitable for people who wish to improve their skills and develop ideas.

18 Feb – What are you writing about?
25 Feb – Set the Scene
4 March – Developing Characters
11 March – “Authenticity”
18 March – Dialogue
25 March – Demons
1 April – Ambiguity and Suspense
8 April – Your Voice

There will be opportunities for group feedback on your work in progress. Please book early as places are limited.

Facilitated by award-winning author, Katie Ward. Her novel ‘Girl Reading’ was critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. Tweet @katiewardwriter, #WolseyWriters, and facebook/katiewardwriter. New members are welcome throughout term.

Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon. Meet at the Ticket Desk.
£14.50 per workshop.
Tools and Techniques: £100 for a course of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April
Tea & coffee provided. Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”
“Cheers @katiewardwriter for blowing away the creative cobwebs. #feelinginspired”
“Excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and, as ever, it was great to discuss writing with others.”

Full performance details

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Very limited availability!
Only 11 tickets left.

11:00

The Magic Paintbrush

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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Presented by Springs Dance Company

Once upon a time in a grey, colourless world, someone is scribbling. Follow our brave young heroine as she leaps, splatters, swirls, boogies and paints her world into a brighter place. Can our imaginative young artist vanquish the mighty shadow of greed?

Exploding with energy, surprises and giggles, and set to a quirky urban soundtrack, this is The Magic Paintbrush as never before.

The Magic Paintbrush is presented by Springs Dance Company, choreographed by Darren Ellis and directed by Nathan Stickley. It is made for everyone aged 3+, and will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Supported by artsdeport, Kirby Laing Foundation, Foyle Foundation, and Arts Council England. Produced by Artstrust Productions

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13:30

The Magic Paintbrush

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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Presented by Springs Dance Company

Once upon a time in a grey, colourless world, someone is scribbling. Follow our brave young heroine as she leaps, splatters, swirls, boogies and paints her world into a brighter place. Can our imaginative young artist vanquish the mighty shadow of greed?

Exploding with energy, surprises and giggles, and set to a quirky urban soundtrack, this is The Magic Paintbrush as never before.

The Magic Paintbrush is presented by Springs Dance Company, choreographed by Darren Ellis and directed by Nathan Stickley. It is made for everyone aged 3+, and will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Supported by artsdeport, Kirby Laing Foundation, Foyle Foundation, and Arts Council England. Produced by Artstrust Productions

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Sat 1 Apr

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

“You can make anything by writing”

Have you got a story to tell? A touch of the poet? Are plays your scene? Or do you struggle to find your voice?
Wolsey Writers is a creative writing group which meets backstage at the New Wolsey Theatre. It offers a space to let your imagination work, tips on how to improve and encouragement to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re new to creative writing – or looking to stretch yourself – this workshop will support and inspire you.

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

We’re running a series of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April, which focus on creative writing Tools and Techniques. This course is most suitable for writers who have committed to a big project, such as a novel or script. It’s also suitable for people who wish to improve their skills and develop ideas.

18 Feb – What are you writing about?
25 Feb – Set the Scene
4 March – Developing Characters
11 March – “Authenticity”
18 March – Dialogue
25 March – Demons
1 April – Ambiguity and Suspense
8 April – Your Voice

There will be opportunities for group feedback on your work in progress. Please book early as places are limited.

Facilitated by award-winning author, Katie Ward. Her novel ‘Girl Reading’ was critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. Tweet @katiewardwriter, #WolseyWriters, and facebook/katiewardwriter. New members are welcome throughout term.

Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon. Meet at the Ticket Desk.
£14.50 per workshop.
Tools and Techniques: £100 for a course of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April
Tea & coffee provided. Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”
“Cheers @katiewardwriter for blowing away the creative cobwebs. #feelinginspired”
“Excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and, as ever, it was great to discuss writing with others.”

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Only 12 tickets left.

10:30

We're Stuck

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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Presented by One Tenth Human and China Plate

Ever got terribly stuck on a problem? Ever made a silly mistake and felt like a fool?
Brilliant! Then this show is for you.

Join us on a special tour into the heart of a top secret research institute, where cutting edge scientists need your help tackling some extremely tricky problems. But beware: there may be unexpected dangers....

Inspired by the latest educational neuroscience, this innovative interactive show will stretch your brain in unexpected directions.

WARNING: there may be numbers. And robots.

“It was like being in Dr Who!”

Suitable for ages 7 to 12

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We're Stuck

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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Presented by One Tenth Human and China Plate

Ever got terribly stuck on a problem? Ever made a silly mistake and felt like a fool?
Brilliant! Then this show is for you.

Join us on a special tour into the heart of a top secret research institute, where cutting edge scientists need your help tackling some extremely tricky problems. But beware: there may be unexpected dangers....

Inspired by the latest educational neuroscience, this innovative interactive show will stretch your brain in unexpected directions.

WARNING: there may be numbers. And robots.

“It was like being in Dr Who!”

Suitable for ages 7 to 12

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Mon 3 Apr

11:00

Chester Tuffnut

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

An action-packed escapade with a one-of-a-kind creature Chester Tuffnut is a new production created by Gomito and Polka Theatre.

Chester Tuffnut isn’t your ordinary treemole – in fact he is one of a kind! Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure! The curious creatures in Woodland have gone so long without excitement; they’ve forgotten how to have fun. Luckily, Chester is on hand to bring happiness and laughter back to his new Woodland friends.

Told with puppets, original music and imaginative antics, this show is full of humour, thrills, spills, near misses and great escapes. This is a story about discovering new places and making friends, while encouraging everyone to have at least one adventure a day.

Suitable for ages 2+

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13:30

Chester Tuffnut

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

An action-packed escapade with a one-of-a-kind creature Chester Tuffnut is a new production created by Gomito and Polka Theatre.

Chester Tuffnut isn’t your ordinary treemole – in fact he is one of a kind! Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure! The curious creatures in Woodland have gone so long without excitement; they’ve forgotten how to have fun. Luckily, Chester is on hand to bring happiness and laughter back to his new Woodland friends.

Told with puppets, original music and imaginative antics, this show is full of humour, thrills, spills, near misses and great escapes. This is a story about discovering new places and making friends, while encouraging everyone to have at least one adventure a day.

Suitable for ages 2+

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Tue 4 Apr

11:00

Chester Tuffnut

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

An action-packed escapade with a one-of-a-kind creature Chester Tuffnut is a new production created by Gomito and Polka Theatre.

Chester Tuffnut isn’t your ordinary treemole – in fact he is one of a kind! Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure! The curious creatures in Woodland have gone so long without excitement; they’ve forgotten how to have fun. Luckily, Chester is on hand to bring happiness and laughter back to his new Woodland friends.

Told with puppets, original music and imaginative antics, this show is full of humour, thrills, spills, near misses and great escapes. This is a story about discovering new places and making friends, while encouraging everyone to have at least one adventure a day.

Suitable for ages 2+

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13:30

Chester Tuffnut

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

An action-packed escapade with a one-of-a-kind creature Chester Tuffnut is a new production created by Gomito and Polka Theatre.

Chester Tuffnut isn’t your ordinary treemole – in fact he is one of a kind! Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure! The curious creatures in Woodland have gone so long without excitement; they’ve forgotten how to have fun. Luckily, Chester is on hand to bring happiness and laughter back to his new Woodland friends.

Told with puppets, original music and imaginative antics, this show is full of humour, thrills, spills, near misses and great escapes. This is a story about discovering new places and making friends, while encouraging everyone to have at least one adventure a day.

Suitable for ages 2+

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Wed 5 Apr

11:00

Chester Tuffnut

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

An action-packed escapade with a one-of-a-kind creature Chester Tuffnut is a new production created by Gomito and Polka Theatre.

Chester Tuffnut isn’t your ordinary treemole – in fact he is one of a kind! Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure! The curious creatures in Woodland have gone so long without excitement; they’ve forgotten how to have fun. Luckily, Chester is on hand to bring happiness and laughter back to his new Woodland friends.

Told with puppets, original music and imaginative antics, this show is full of humour, thrills, spills, near misses and great escapes. This is a story about discovering new places and making friends, while encouraging everyone to have at least one adventure a day.

Suitable for ages 2+

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13:30

Chester Tuffnut

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

An action-packed escapade with a one-of-a-kind creature Chester Tuffnut is a new production created by Gomito and Polka Theatre.

Chester Tuffnut isn’t your ordinary treemole – in fact he is one of a kind! Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure! The curious creatures in Woodland have gone so long without excitement; they’ve forgotten how to have fun. Luckily, Chester is on hand to bring happiness and laughter back to his new Woodland friends.

Told with puppets, original music and imaginative antics, this show is full of humour, thrills, spills, near misses and great escapes. This is a story about discovering new places and making friends, while encouraging everyone to have at least one adventure a day.

Suitable for ages 2+

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14:30

Tommy

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich in co-production with Ramps on the Moon.

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon

Based on the iconic 1969 concept album, The Who's TOMMY is the multi-award winning epic rock musical written by Pete Townshend.

With a cast of 22 performers and musicians, this is the story of the pinball-playing boy which has entertained and intrigued audiences for more than 40 years. A one-of-a-kind theatrical event!

Tommy will feature a creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation which will enhance the experience for everyone. It is the second touring production made in association with Ramps on the Moon – a consortium of theatres across the UK that are committed to driving change in their organisations. For more information, visit www.rampsonthemoon.co.uk

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

Originally Produced On Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions.

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

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Sat 8 Apr

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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“You can make anything by writing”

Have you got a story to tell? A touch of the poet? Are plays your scene? Or do you struggle to find your voice?
Wolsey Writers is a creative writing group which meets backstage at the New Wolsey Theatre. It offers a space to let your imagination work, tips on how to improve and encouragement to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re new to creative writing – or looking to stretch yourself – this workshop will support and inspire you.

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

We’re running a series of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April, which focus on creative writing Tools and Techniques. This course is most suitable for writers who have committed to a big project, such as a novel or script. It’s also suitable for people who wish to improve their skills and develop ideas.

18 Feb – What are you writing about?
25 Feb – Set the Scene
4 March – Developing Characters
11 March – “Authenticity”
18 March – Dialogue
25 March – Demons
1 April – Ambiguity and Suspense
8 April – Your Voice

There will be opportunities for group feedback on your work in progress. Please book early as places are limited.

Facilitated by award-winning author, Katie Ward. Her novel ‘Girl Reading’ was critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. Tweet @katiewardwriter, #WolseyWriters, and facebook/katiewardwriter. New members are welcome throughout term.

Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon. Meet at the Ticket Desk.
£14.50 per workshop.
Tools and Techniques: £100 for a course of eight workshops, 18 February – 8 April
Tea & coffee provided. Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”
“Cheers @katiewardwriter for blowing away the creative cobwebs. #feelinginspired”
“Excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and, as ever, it was great to discuss writing with others.”

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11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 3 or 4 years old and love silly stories and tremendous tales then you’ve got to come and meet the Storymaker at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, big brothers and big sisters should come too, they can look after you and pick up some tips along the way.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 5 or 6 you can leave your family downstairs in the New Wolsey Café Bar and come upstairs to meet the Storymaker yourself for an amazing adventure, or an exciting escapade.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, siblings can come too, but they’ll have to join in with the fun.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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12:30

Backstage Tour (Tommy)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre is opening its stage door to offer a brilliant and rare opportunity you go behind the scenes.

Our engaging, knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the theatre to the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors, onto the stage and beyond!

Tours can be booked online but if you have access requirements please contact the Ticket Sales Team on 01473 295900.

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14:30

Tommy

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich in co-production with Ramps on the Moon.

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon

Based on the iconic 1969 concept album, The Who's TOMMY is the multi-award winning epic rock musical written by Pete Townshend.

With a cast of 22 performers and musicians, this is the story of the pinball-playing boy which has entertained and intrigued audiences for more than 40 years. A one-of-a-kind theatrical event!

Tommy will feature a creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation which will enhance the experience for everyone. It is the second touring production made in association with Ramps on the Moon – a consortium of theatres across the UK that are committed to driving change in their organisations. For more information, visit www.rampsonthemoon.co.uk

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

Originally Produced On Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions.

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

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Wed 12 Apr

13:30

Tommy

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich in co-production with Ramps on the Moon.

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon

Based on the iconic 1969 concept album, The Who's TOMMY is the multi-award winning epic rock musical written by Pete Townshend.

With a cast of 22 performers and musicians, this is the story of the pinball-playing boy which has entertained and intrigued audiences for more than 40 years. A one-of-a-kind theatrical event!

Tommy will feature a creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation which will enhance the experience for everyone. It is the second touring production made in association with Ramps on the Moon – a consortium of theatres across the UK that are committed to driving change in their organisations. For more information, visit www.rampsonthemoon.co.uk

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

Originally Produced On Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions.

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

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Sat 15 Apr

11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 3 or 4 years old and love silly stories and tremendous tales then you’ve got to come and meet the Storymaker at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, big brothers and big sisters should come too, they can look after you and pick up some tips along the way.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 5 or 6 you can leave your family downstairs in the New Wolsey Café Bar and come upstairs to meet the Storymaker yourself for an amazing adventure, or an exciting escapade.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, siblings can come too, but they’ll have to join in with the fun.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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12:30

Backstage Tour (Tommy)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre is opening its stage door to offer a brilliant and rare opportunity you go behind the scenes.

Our engaging, knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the theatre to the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors, onto the stage and beyond!

Tours can be booked online but if you have access requirements please contact the Ticket Sales Team on 01473 295900.

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14:30

Tommy

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich in co-production with Ramps on the Moon.

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon

Based on the iconic 1969 concept album, The Who's TOMMY is the multi-award winning epic rock musical written by Pete Townshend.

With a cast of 22 performers and musicians, this is the story of the pinball-playing boy which has entertained and intrigued audiences for more than 40 years. A one-of-a-kind theatrical event!

Tommy will feature a creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation which will enhance the experience for everyone. It is the second touring production made in association with Ramps on the Moon – a consortium of theatres across the UK that are committed to driving change in their organisations. For more information, visit www.rampsonthemoon.co.uk

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

Originally Produced On Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions.

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

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Thu 20 Apr

13:30

The Wedding

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Gecko present The Wedding, created by Amit Lahav

Gecko is an internationally acclaimed physical theatre company combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives to create emotionally charged and spectacular performances inspired by the complexity of human nature.

We are all married, bound by a contract.
But what are the terms of this relationship and can we talk about divorce?

In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, an extraordinary international ensemble shares their struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation.

We want to believe in our journey but where are we actually heading?
Is it too late to stop, to go back, to fall in love, to start again?

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Sat 22 Apr

14:30

How To Disappear...

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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A New Wolsey Young Company Production
How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found

By Fin Kennedy
Directed by Rob Salmon

“What makes you who you are? A name? An address? A random collection of experiences, a few memories? You are who you can prove you are. You are what people think. And that’s the easiest thing in the world to change.”

When a young executive reaches breaking point and decides to disappear, he pays a visit to a master of the craft in a seafront fortune teller’s in Southend. Haunted by visitations from a pathologist who swears he is already lying flat out on her slab, he begins to re-live the nightmarish final hours that see his body retrieved from the Thames, stripped of everything that made him who he was.

This extraordinary play follows one man’s desperate attempts to buck the system, and asks what really makes us who we are in the 21st century.

Strong themes and moderate language make this play suitable for audiences aged 14+

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Sun 23 Apr

13:30

The Scarecrow's Wedding

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to . . .
The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet,
The wedding that no one will ever forget.

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry, so they decide to get married and Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells.

Suitable for ages 3+

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15:30

The Scarecrow's Wedding

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to . . .
The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet,
The wedding that no one will ever forget.

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry, so they decide to get married and Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells.

Suitable for ages 3+

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Sat 29 Apr

11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 3 or 4 years old and love silly stories and tremendous tales then you’ve got to come and meet the Storymaker at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, big brothers and big sisters should come too, they can look after you and pick up some tips along the way.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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Only 15 tickets left.

12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 5 or 6 you can leave your family downstairs in the New Wolsey Café Bar and come upstairs to meet the Storymaker yourself for an amazing adventure, or an exciting escapade.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, siblings can come too, but they’ll have to join in with the fun.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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14:30

How To Disappear...

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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A New Wolsey Young Company Production
How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found

By Fin Kennedy
Directed by Rob Salmon

“What makes you who you are? A name? An address? A random collection of experiences, a few memories? You are who you can prove you are. You are what people think. And that’s the easiest thing in the world to change.”

When a young executive reaches breaking point and decides to disappear, he pays a visit to a master of the craft in a seafront fortune teller’s in Southend. Haunted by visitations from a pathologist who swears he is already lying flat out on her slab, he begins to re-live the nightmarish final hours that see his body retrieved from the Thames, stripped of everything that made him who he was.

This extraordinary play follows one man’s desperate attempts to buck the system, and asks what really makes us who we are in the 21st century.

Strong themes and moderate language make this play suitable for audiences aged 14+

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Wed 3 May

12:30

Born to be a Heroine? - Talk

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Austen wrote Northanger Abbey in her early 20s but never saw it published in her lifetime. Her novel is shot through with satirical – even bitter? - comments on the relationship of the sexes and the misuse of language. Was the young Jane Austen a secret rebel?

Join Dr Julia Jones, novelist and biographer, to discuss Jane Austen’s life and readings.

In collaboration with Felixstowe Book Festival

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14:30

Northanger Abbey

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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A Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Production

A delightful stage version of Jane Austen’s earliest novel

Catherine Morland loves a good novel and the more ‘horrid’ it is the better.

At 17, she is taken by her aunt to Bath where she encounters the social whirl denied her at home. When Catherine accepts an invitation to the Tilney’s country seat at Northanger Abbey, lurid images from her favourite gothic novel Mysteries of Udolpho threaten to overwhelm her. However, all misunderstandings are eventually resolved and, as in all the best Jane Austen novels, the young heroine finally gets her man…

Adapted by acclaimed Austen specialist Tim Luscombe, whose Mansfield Park was also produced and toured by the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

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Sat 6 May

11:00

The Elves & The Shoemaker

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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Presented by Full House Theatre

In this topsy-turvy re-telling we meet Geoff, a lovable retired shoemaker. Now in his twilight years Geoff struggles with his memory and the patchwork of his past.

One day at the bottom of his garden Geoff is visited by two magical friends who help him to recall the old days in the shoe shop, reliving the hard times, the good times and the magic!

The show features original toe-tapping music, laugh out loud characters, puppetry and even a little bit of real magic…

Suitable for ages 4+

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12:30

Backstage Tour (Northanger Abbey)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre is opening its stage door to offer a brilliant and rare opportunity you go behind the scenes.

Our engaging, knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the theatre to the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors, onto the stage and beyond!

Tours can be booked online but if you have access requirements please contact the Ticket Sales Team on 01473 295900.

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13:30

The Elves & The Shoemaker

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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Presented by Full House Theatre

In this topsy-turvy re-telling we meet Geoff, a lovable retired shoemaker. Now in his twilight years Geoff struggles with his memory and the patchwork of his past.

One day at the bottom of his garden Geoff is visited by two magical friends who help him to recall the old days in the shoe shop, reliving the hard times, the good times and the magic!

The show features original toe-tapping music, laugh out loud characters, puppetry and even a little bit of real magic…

Suitable for ages 4+

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Really want tickets?
There is hope; we sometimes get returns nearer the time. Please call 01473 295900 to join the waiting list.

14:30

Northanger Abbey

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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A Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Production

A delightful stage version of Jane Austen’s earliest novel

Catherine Morland loves a good novel and the more ‘horrid’ it is the better.

At 17, she is taken by her aunt to Bath where she encounters the social whirl denied her at home. When Catherine accepts an invitation to the Tilney’s country seat at Northanger Abbey, lurid images from her favourite gothic novel Mysteries of Udolpho threaten to overwhelm her. However, all misunderstandings are eventually resolved and, as in all the best Jane Austen novels, the young heroine finally gets her man…

Adapted by acclaimed Austen specialist Tim Luscombe, whose Mansfield Park was also produced and toured by the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

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Wed 10 May

14:30

Waiting For God

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by James Seabright

By Michael Aitkens
Directed by David Grindley

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe star in this premiere stage production of the BAFTA Best Comedy Series nominated Waiting For God, which delighted TV audiences across several BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens, and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. The cast of nine is led by Hudd and McAuliffe, brilliant performers who have each won best performance accolades in the prestigious Olivier Awards.

All the favourite characters from the original series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Home, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.

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Sat 13 May

11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 3 or 4 years old and love silly stories and tremendous tales then you’ve got to come and meet the Storymaker at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, big brothers and big sisters should come too, they can look after you and pick up some tips along the way.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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Only 8 tickets left.

12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 5 or 6 you can leave your family downstairs in the New Wolsey Café Bar and come upstairs to meet the Storymaker yourself for an amazing adventure, or an exciting escapade.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, siblings can come too, but they’ll have to join in with the fun.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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Only 11 tickets left.

12:30

Backstage Tour (Waiting For God)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre is opening its stage door to offer a brilliant and rare opportunity you go behind the scenes.

Our engaging, knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the theatre to the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors, onto the stage and beyond!

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14:30

Waiting For God

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by James Seabright

By Michael Aitkens
Directed by David Grindley

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe star in this premiere stage production of the BAFTA Best Comedy Series nominated Waiting For God, which delighted TV audiences across several BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens, and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. The cast of nine is led by Hudd and McAuliffe, brilliant performers who have each won best performance accolades in the prestigious Olivier Awards.

All the favourite characters from the original series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Home, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.

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Wed 17 May

14:30

Bring On The Bollywood

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The masters of Bollywood experiences, Phizzical debut in Ipswich with Bring on the Bollywood - a romantic comedy that features a fantastic soundtrack interwoven with wit, wild parties and some wicked dances.

Dr Katrina Pawar is compelled to return to her dysfunctional ancestral home at the foothills of the Himalayas for her younger brother Lucky’s wedding. She is blissfully unaware of the mischief and mayhem that awaits her as her estranged mother lines up eligible suitors in this heart-warming romantic musical comedy.

Festooned in a kaleidoscope of colourful costumes and melodious music, Bring on the Bollywood fizzes and whizzes with high energy dance, sizzles and bristles and teases with comedy, makes you want to laugh and sing, and tickles you with a colourful story that could be a cousin of The Comedy of Errors or Twelfth Night

Best Theatre Award finalist at Asian Media Awards in association with ITV.

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Sat 20 May

12:30

Backstage Tour (Bring On The Bollywood)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre is opening its stage door to offer a brilliant and rare opportunity you go behind the scenes.

Our engaging, knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the theatre to the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors, onto the stage and beyond!

Tours can be booked online but if you have access requirements please contact the Ticket Sales Team on 01473 295900.

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14:30

Bring On The Bollywood

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The masters of Bollywood experiences, Phizzical debut in Ipswich with Bring on the Bollywood - a romantic comedy that features a fantastic soundtrack interwoven with wit, wild parties and some wicked dances.

Dr Katrina Pawar is compelled to return to her dysfunctional ancestral home at the foothills of the Himalayas for her younger brother Lucky’s wedding. She is blissfully unaware of the mischief and mayhem that awaits her as her estranged mother lines up eligible suitors in this heart-warming romantic musical comedy.

Festooned in a kaleidoscope of colourful costumes and melodious music, Bring on the Bollywood fizzes and whizzes with high energy dance, sizzles and bristles and teases with comedy, makes you want to laugh and sing, and tickles you with a colourful story that could be a cousin of The Comedy of Errors or Twelfth Night

Best Theatre Award finalist at Asian Media Awards in association with ITV.

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Wed 24 May

12:30

Wormold in a Post-Truth World - Talk

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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From claims of weapons of mass destruction to the downfall of puppet totalitarian regimes, Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana could not be more pressing and prescient as it is nearly sixty years after its publication.

In this pre-performance talk Mark Brayley will discuss Greene’s wry critique of the establishment through his central character, James Wormold.

In collaboration with Felixstowe Book Festival.

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14:30

Our Man In Havana

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Creative Cow
By Graham Greene
Adapted by Clive Francis

“You should dream more, Mr. Wormold. Reality in our century is not something to be faced.”
Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

Cuba 1958. Meet Jim Wormold – a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman who gets sucked in to a dirty world of espionage and double agents when the chance of helping out MI6 with a job or two proves too good an offer to resist. And, quite frankly, he could do with the cash to pay for his teenage daughter’s ever increasing lifestyle.

Thrillingly adapted for the stage by Clive Francis, this uproarious farce is filleted to perfection from Graham Greene’s hilarious, subversive and ever popular novel.

Produced by Creative Cow in association with Malvern Theatres and Buxton Opera House.

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Sat 27 May

11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 3 or 4 years old and love silly stories and tremendous tales then you’ve got to come and meet the Storymaker at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, big brothers and big sisters should come too, they can look after you and pick up some tips along the way.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 5 or 6 you can leave your family downstairs in the New Wolsey Café Bar and come upstairs to meet the Storymaker yourself for an amazing adventure, or an exciting escapade.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, siblings can come too, but they’ll have to join in with the fun.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

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12:30

Backstage Tour (Our Man In Havana)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre is opening its stage door to offer a brilliant and rare opportunity you go behind the scenes.

Our engaging, knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the theatre to the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors, onto the stage and beyond!

Tours can be booked online but if you have access requirements please contact the Ticket Sales Team on 01473 295900.

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14:30

Our Man In Havana

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Creative Cow
By Graham Greene
Adapted by Clive Francis

“You should dream more, Mr. Wormold. Reality in our century is not something to be faced.”
Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

Cuba 1958. Meet Jim Wormold – a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman who gets sucked in to a dirty world of espionage and double agents when the chance of helping out MI6 with a job or two proves too good an offer to resist. And, quite frankly, he could do with the cash to pay for his teenage daughter’s ever increasing lifestyle.

Thrillingly adapted for the stage by Clive Francis, this uproarious farce is filleted to perfection from Graham Greene’s hilarious, subversive and ever popular novel.

Produced by Creative Cow in association with Malvern Theatres and Buxton Opera House.

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Sun 11 Jun

14:30

Robin Hood

Seckford Theatre, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH

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Presented by The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company

An enchanting tale of Robin Hood's adventures in Sherwood, packed with music and dance performed by younger members of the award-winning Co-op Juniors Theatre Company..

Will the Sheriff of Nottingham catch Robin? Will Maid Marian fall for Robin's charms? Will the Merry Men rescue him from the Sheriff's clutches? Little John, Friar Tuck and Will Scarlett are all here in a roistering forest adventure of outlaws and villainy, love and charity.

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Sat 17 Jun

12:30

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society

Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the film “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”
Written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning

IODS are delighted to return to the New Wolsey with this fabulous,
musical version of the hit film, which starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin. It’s the French Riviera, where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson is set to come crashing down with the arrival of Freddy Benson - a conman of an
entirely different order!

The two go head-to-head in the con of their lives, pulling out all the stops in a bid for the money (and affections) of millionaire soap heiress, Christine Colgate. What have they let themselves in for?

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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16:30

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society

Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the film “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”
Written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning

IODS are delighted to return to the New Wolsey with this fabulous,
musical version of the hit film, which starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin. It’s the French Riviera, where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jameson is set to come crashing down with the arrival of Freddy Benson - a conman of an
entirely different order!

The two go head-to-head in the con of their lives, pulling out all the stops in a bid for the money (and affections) of millionaire soap heiress, Christine Colgate. What have they let themselves in for?

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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Sat 24 Jun

10:00

IJF - Jazz Drumming Workshop

St Peters By The Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF

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Presented by Ipswich Jazz Festival

10am–12pm: Jazz Drumming with Bob Airzee

Get to grips with being a jazz drummer. Topics covered include: Jazz Co-ordination & Independence, applying rudiments to the kit, feathering the bass drum, soloing ideas, song form.

Snare drums and cymbals will be provided. Please bring your own sticks and brushes. Some (free) literature will be available. Tutor Bob Airzee is a well-known local bandleader, teacher and plays with many local jazz groups.

Tickets £15 from New Wolsey Theatre. Maximum 15 places.

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12:00

IJF - Jazz Bass Workshop

St Peters By The Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF

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Presented by Ipswich Jazz Festival

12pm–2pm: Jazz Bass playing with José Canha

A workshop for bass players who wish to learn to play jazz or to improve what they already know about jazz. Topics will include: general double and electric bass technique, set up and amp adjustment for venue, walking bass lines, playing in a rhythm section, studying a standard, theory and real time re-harmonisation, transcribing and developing your own language/identity and bop improvisation. Tutor José Canha has been playing professionally for over 20 years. He studied Jazz at Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa and Évora University in Portugal. He performs widely in London, Cambridge, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Tickets £15 from New Wolsey Theatre. Maximum 15 places.

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14:00

IJF - Jazz Ensemble Playing Workshop

St Peters By The Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF

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Presented by Ipswich Jazz Festival

2pm–4pm: Jazz Ensemble Playing with John Seeley

Work on playing as a group and improvisation. The workshop will cover what to listen to while performing, improvisation through pieces and understanding how counter melody parts come together. This will be achieved by taking jazz pieces, de-constructing them and then performing them complete.

For background information on John please check out his biography pages at www.johnseeleyjazz.co.uk

Tickets £15 from New Wolsey Theatre. Maximum 25 places.

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14:30

Gypsy

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Appeal Theatre Group

Gypsy is based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee, it tells the tale of Momma Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Louise, trekking across America in their family vaudeville act.

But times are changing, audiences are expecting more, and the two girls have their own ambitions in mind. The rise of burlesque is upon them, and nothing will ever be the same again for Momma Rose.

“If you’re looking for a good night out at the theatre this is
the show for you” Ipswich Star on Oklahoma 2014

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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16:00

IJF - Music Photography Workshop

St Peters By The Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF

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Presented by Ipswich Jazz Festival

4pm–6pm: Music Photography with John Watson

Learn special low-light photography techniques, as well as finding out how to get truly dramatic pictures of musicians in action. You will then have a chance to photograph musicians at a sound check.

Open to all photographers - whether inexperienced or advanced. You don’t need a professional camera, but for live low-light work you must have a camera which can photograph at 1,600 ISO or higher and you must be able to switch off automatic flash because the use of flash is not permitted.

John Watson is an award-nominated photographer whose work is frequently published in Jazz Journal magazine, as well as many other publications including Jazzwise and national newspapers. www.jazzcamera.co.uk

Tickets £15 from New Wolsey Theatre. Maximum 15 places.

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Sat 8 Jul

14:30

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by the award winning CTC

Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Gene De Paul

Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original MGM film, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is all the boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

Set in Oregon in 1850, this truly rollicking adventure tells the story of Millie, a young bride whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from the neighboring town to be their brides!

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL
of NEW YORK

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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Fri 14 Jul

16:00

Sister Act

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Co-op Juniors Theatre Compnay

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner

Additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard

After the huge success of Cats, Oliver!, The Phantom of the Opera and Starlight Express, The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company raises the roof and shouts hallelujah with the smashhit musical comedy Sister Act. With music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting, high-energy musical was nominated for five Tony Awards. With a truly moving story and packed with powerful gospel music, including Take Me To Heaven, it’s reason to rejoice!

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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Sat 15 Jul

13:30

Time Hackers

HEG High Street Exhibition Gallery, High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH

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Presented By Unscene Suffolk

A group of children ignore Grandma’s warning about the old games console in the attic, and find themselves sucked into a virtual world full of curious characters and perplexing problems.

A unique chance to see this exciting adventure story for young audiences, fresh from its tour of local primary schools. Unscene Suffolk is a community company of adults with visual impairment, whose performances are accessible to blind and sighted audiences.

“Outstanding performances”, “Great atmosphere”, “Another fab show” Audience members, 2015-16

Funded by Arts Council England and Suffolk Community Foundation through David and Jill Simpson Fund and De La Rue Family Fund. Supported by the New Wolsey Theatre and
Sensing Change.

Pre-show notes available for visually impaired audiences, please ask at the time of booking. Touch tours will take place 15 minutes before the show starts

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14:30

Sister Act

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Co-op Juniors Theatre Compnay

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner

Additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard

After the huge success of Cats, Oliver!, The Phantom of the Opera and Starlight Express, The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company raises the roof and shouts hallelujah with the smashhit musical comedy Sister Act. With music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting, high-energy musical was nominated for five Tony Awards. With a truly moving story and packed with powerful gospel music, including Take Me To Heaven, it’s reason to rejoice!

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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15:30

Time Hackers

HEG High Street Exhibition Gallery, High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH

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Presented By Unscene Suffolk

A group of children ignore Grandma’s warning about the old games console in the attic, and find themselves sucked into a virtual world full of curious characters and perplexing problems.

A unique chance to see this exciting adventure story for young audiences, fresh from its tour of local primary schools. Unscene Suffolk is a community company of adults with visual impairment, whose performances are accessible to blind and sighted audiences.

“Outstanding performances”, “Great atmosphere”, “Another fab show” Audience members, 2015-16

Funded by Arts Council England and Suffolk Community Foundation through David and Jill Simpson Fund and De La Rue Family Fund. Supported by the New Wolsey Theatre and
Sensing Change.

Pre-show notes available for visually impaired audiences, please ask at the time of booking. Touch tours will take place 15 minutes before the show starts

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Sun 23 Jul

10:30

Big Ideas 9: The Storymakers

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented By The New Wolsey Theatre Young Company

Todays the day!

The Storymakers are going on an awesome adventure and you've beeninvited. Come and join the fun for some magical myths, silly stories, and tremendous tales where anything can happen - and you could become a storymaker too!

Members of the acclaimed New Wolsey Young Company will devise an interactive performance for children ages 3+ and their families. The performance will last for 25 minutes, and will involve moving around the space from one laction to the next. Maps provided. Bring your own imagination!

Please Note - You only need to book tickets for children.

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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11:45

Big Ideas 9: The Storymakers

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented By The New Wolsey Theatre Young Company

Todays the day!

The Storymakers are going on an awesome adventure and you've beeninvited. Come and join the fun for some magical myths, silly stories, and tremendous tales where anything can happen - and you could become a storymaker too!

Members of the acclaimed New Wolsey Young Company will devise an interactive performance for children ages 3+ and their families. The performance will last for 25 minutes, and will involve moving around the space from one laction to the next. Maps provided. Bring your own imagination!

Please Note - You only need to book tickets for children.

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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13:00

Big Ideas 9: The Storymakers

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented By The New Wolsey Theatre Young Company

Todays the day!

The Storymakers are going on an awesome adventure and you've beeninvited. Come and join the fun for some magical myths, silly stories, and tremendous tales where anything can happen - and you could become a storymaker too!

Members of the acclaimed New Wolsey Young Company will devise an interactive performance for children ages 3+ and their families. The performance will last for 25 minutes, and will involve moving around the space from one laction to the next. Maps provided. Bring your own imagination!

Please Note - You only need to book tickets for children.

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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14:15

Big Ideas 9: The Storymakers

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented By The New Wolsey Theatre Young Company

Todays the day!

The Storymakers are going on an awesome adventure and you've beeninvited. Come and join the fun for some magical myths, silly stories, and tremendous tales where anything can happen - and you could become a storymaker too!

Members of the acclaimed New Wolsey Young Company will devise an interactive performance for children ages 3+ and their families. The performance will last for 25 minutes, and will involve moving around the space from one laction to the next. Maps provided. Bring your own imagination!

Please Note - You only need to book tickets for children.

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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15:30

Big Ideas 9: The Storymakers

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented By The New Wolsey Theatre Young Company

Todays the day!

The Storymakers are going on an awesome adventure and you've beeninvited. Come and join the fun for some magical myths, silly stories, and tremendous tales where anything can happen - and you could become a storymaker too!

Members of the acclaimed New Wolsey Young Company will devise an interactive performance for children ages 3+ and their families. The performance will last for 25 minutes, and will involve moving around the space from one laction to the next. Maps provided. Bring your own imagination!

Please Note - You only need to book tickets for children.

This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.

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