The Next Six Weeks

Thu 30 Mar

19:45

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 and contains loud music.

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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Fri 31 Mar

19:45

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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 and contains loud music.

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 1 Apr

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

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

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Please note: Sat 1 April and Sat 8 April workshops will take place at DanceEast. A member of the New Wolsey Theatre Ticket Sales team will be there to greet you.

“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 (this workshop will be held at DanceEast)
8 April – Your Voice (this workshop will be held at DanceEast)

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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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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13:30

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

19:45

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 and contains loud music.

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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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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19:45

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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 and contains loud music.

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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Tue 4 Apr

11:00

Chester Tuffnut

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

A few more details ...

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+

Full performance details

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13:30

Chester Tuffnut

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

A few more details ...

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+

Full performance details

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19:00

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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 and contains loud music.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Full performance details

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

Wed 5 Apr

11:00

Chester Tuffnut

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

A few more details ...

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+

Full performance details

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13:30

Chester Tuffnut

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

A few more details ...

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+

Full performance details

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14:30

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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 and contains loud music.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Full performance details

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19:45

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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 and contains loud music.

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 6 Apr

19:45

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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 and contains loud music.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Full performance details

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Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Fri 7 Apr

19:45

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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 and contains loud music.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Full performance details

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Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Sat 8 Apr

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

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

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Please note: Sat 1 April and Sat 8 April workshops will take place at DanceEast. A member of the New Wolsey Theatre Ticket Sales team will be there to greet you.

“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 (this workshop will be held at DanceEast)
8 April – Your Voice (this workshop will be held at DanceEast)

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 and contains loud music.

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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19:45

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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 and contains loud music.

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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Mon 10 Apr

18:00

Ramps on the Moon Talk

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

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Join us to find out more about the Ramps on the Moon mission and the future of the project.

Hosted by Director for Change Michèle Taylor this pre-show talk will investigate the following questions:
What can an initiative like Ramps on the Moon really achieve?
How do we get more D/deaf and disabled people on stages?
Why should people who are not D/deaf or disabled care about this mission?
What does the future hold for D/deaf and disabled people in the arts and beyond?

Our Panelists will also take questions from the audience

Kiruna Stamell, Actress (first Ramps on the Moon show The Government Inspector)
Sarah Holmes, Chief Executive New Wolsey Theatre
Paul Sirett, Dramturg Tommy
Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director Graeae

This event will be BSL interpreted.

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19:45

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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 and contains loud music.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Full performance details

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Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Tue 11 Apr

19:00

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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 and contains loud music.

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 and contains loud music.

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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19:45

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 and contains loud music.

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 13 Apr

19:45

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 and contains loud music.

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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Fri 14 Apr

19:45

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 and contains loud music.

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 and contains loud music.

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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19:45

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 and contains loud music.

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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Tue 18 Apr

19:45

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 19 Apr

19:45

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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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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19:45

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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19:45

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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Fri 21 Apr

19:45

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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19:45

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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19:45

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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19:45

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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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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Tue 25 Apr

19:00

Where is Home?

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

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Presented by State Of Emergency

Where do you come from? Where are you heading? Where is home?

Soweto, late 80s. A young man struggles against the security forces, confronts tribal tensions and deals with the death of his own mother. He falls in love with a girl from the wrong neighbourhood and together they decide to run away from home and everything they have ever known... A new twist on a 1000 year old fable, presenting great music and dance from South Africa, mixed with urban culture from London and Los Angeles.

Where Is Home? is a dance theatre show that explores and investigates themes of global human migration and displacement.

Across the globe, from the dawn of civilization, migration has been a definitive and enduring feature of humanity. All humans in every social formation and society have recent or distant ancestors who trekked, wandered, or journeyed to new locations as a result of cataclysmic crisis or external demands that compelled relocation for survival and success.

Where Is Home? is a family show with a universal story.

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19:45

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 26 Apr

19:45

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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Thu 27 Apr

19:00

SALON: THE WOMAN WITH TWO SKINS

Pacitti Company Think Tank, High St, Ipswich IP1

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Chinasa Vivian Ezugha is interested in history and how history is performed in the mundanity of everyday living; for her, performance is an embodiment of past, present and future experiences.

Born in Nigeria, Enugu state in 1991, Ezugha makes work that connects her to her cultural heritage and to questions about her identity as a black woman living in England. Vivian is an interdisciplinary artist, working in Live Art, film and drawing. Having graduated from Aberystwyth University, School of Art in 2014, she currently lives and works in Norwich. Ezugha’s work has been shown in New York, Berlin and she has performed in venues across the UK.

“It is my dance
It is my ritual
I have a performance
Where I get up
Go to the door
Open the door
Walk out and look
I have a performance
It is my job
It is my preparation
I have a performance
In it I move
I jump up
And down
I cry, I laugh
I have a performance
It is my body
It is my spirit
I have a performance
It starts now.”

“My name is Chinasa Vivian Ezugha, I am a Nigerian living in England. The method I choose to explore my world is performance. I draw and sometimes dance. I graduated from Aberystwyth University, School of Art in 2014.”
NEW Think Tank Groups

From May 2017 onwards we will be hosting regular self-organising groups at the Think Tank, opening the doors to makers, for shared discussion and reflection on broad aspects of creative practice. The use of the space will be free and we ask for a small

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19:45

Best of BE Festival

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

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Travel across Europe in a night
Smashing European performance in one exhilarating night' Birmingham’s festival of international performance takes to the road on a whirlwind journey of European theatre, dance & circus. Experience the highlights of the festival with three shows from Italy, Germany & Switzerland, each lasting 30 minutes.
Overload
Vacuum
Situation with Outstretched Arm
BE FESTIVAL shakes up the idea of conventional theatre, crossing traditional boundaries between audience and artist whilst celebrating the diversity of European culture.
Overload, by Italian company Sotterraneo, is a funny, fast paced and physical show underpinned by a burning sense of confusion brought on by modern day mass distraction. Swiss choreographer Philippe Saire unleashes Vacuum, a mesmerising and visually arresting display of bodies weaving through black holes and shards of dazzling light. BE FESTIVAL prizewinner Oliver Zahn's controversial show, Situation with Outstretched Arm, takes the Hitler Salute and re-contextualises it through body and text, asking questions about a potent symbol that has re-emerged across Europe.

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19:45

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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Fri 28 Apr

19:45

Best of BE Festival

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

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Travel across Europe in a night
Smashing European performance in one exhilarating night' Birmingham’s festival of international performance takes to the road on a whirlwind journey of European theatre, dance & circus. Experience the highlights of the festival with three shows from Italy, Germany & Switzerland, each lasting 30 minutes.
Overload
Vacuum
Situation with Outstretched Arm
BE FESTIVAL shakes up the idea of conventional theatre, crossing traditional boundaries between audience and artist whilst celebrating the diversity of European culture.
Overload, by Italian company Sotterraneo, is a funny, fast paced and physical show underpinned by a burning sense of confusion brought on by modern day mass distraction. Swiss choreographer Philippe Saire unleashes Vacuum, a mesmerising and visually arresting display of bodies weaving through black holes and shards of dazzling light. BE FESTIVAL prizewinner Oliver Zahn's controversial show, Situation with Outstretched Arm, takes the Hitler Salute and re-contextualises it through body and text, asking questions about a potent symbol that has re-emerged across Europe.

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19:45

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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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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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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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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19:45

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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19:45

Robyn Bennett & Bang Bang

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

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Presented by Terry Dash Music

Robyn Bennett, the American turned Parisian, presents her new show accompanied by her band, Bang Bang. Jazz, rock, swing, soul and funk come together for a powerful shot of musical energy! Irresistible rhythms, melodies that stay in your head and explosive horns are all in there.

Robyn moved to Paris in 2016 to join the cast of the musical Cabaret at the Follies Bergere Theatre. It was here she met the Paris – based trombonist Ben Van Hille and in 2010 the group Bang Bang was formed.

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Sun 30 Apr

19:00

Imbalance

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

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Presented by Joli Vyann

Combining exciting acrobatic skills and athletic dance, this energetic, thought-provoking performance explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are ‘in’ or ‘out’ of balance?

It’s rare nowadays not to ‘log in’ at every opportunity- the breakfast table, nights out with friends, even in bed! How well connected are you? When and how do we separate ourselves from the virtual chaos surrounding us?

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Tue 2 May

19:00

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 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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19:45

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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Thu 4 May

19:45

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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Fri 5 May

19:45

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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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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19:45

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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Sun 7 May

19:00

Lakme

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

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Presented by Swansea City Opera

By Léo Delibes

This jewel of an opera is best known for the famous ‘Flower Duet’, which has become one of the most familiar numbers any composer, in any genre, has ever written, even used by our national airline on TV ads as the peaceful accompaniment to a jetliner floating through wispy clouds!

Swansea City Opera are setting their production of Lakmé in India during the Raj of the 1880’s, sung in English and accompanied by chamber orchestra. There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley at 6pm.

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Mon 8 May

19:45

Waiting For God

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

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James Seabright presents

A comedy by Michael Aitkens
Directed by David Grindley
Starring Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe

Roy Hudd (The News Huddlines, Broadchurch) and Nichola McAuliffe (Surgical Spirit, Victoria) 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 (Journey’s End, Sideways). 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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Tue 9 May

19:00

Waiting For God

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

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James Seabright presents

A comedy by Michael Aitkens
Directed by David Grindley
Starring Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe

Roy Hudd (The News Huddlines, Broadchurch) and Nichola McAuliffe (Surgical Spirit, Victoria) 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 (Journey’s End, Sideways). 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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