The Next Six Weeks

Tue 26 Sep

19:00

The Ladykillers

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

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The New Wolsey Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch by arrangement with Fiery Angel Limited, London presents

The Classic Ealing Comedy on a new Regional Tour.

When Mrs Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising ‘A Room to Let’, she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen planning the great Kings Cross Train Robbery!

Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) has adapted this much-loved film for the stage, mixing madcap comedy and criminal capers to hilarious effect. As his masterplan goes off the rails, and the bodies drop onto them, it begins to dawn on the Professor that, in Mrs Wilberforce and General Gordon, her extraordinary featherless parrot, he may have finally met his match.

From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studiocanal and with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

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19:45

PULSE Presents: TESTOSTERONE

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

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What is it like going through adolescence at the age of 33?

One year after transgender man Kit receives his first injection of testosterone he enters a male gym changing room for the first time. For the other guys this is just another routine moment in an ordinary changing room, but for Kit it becomes an urgent search to uncover what it means to be a man.

Critically acclaimed Rhum and Clay collaborate with writer/performer Kit Redstone and wonderful drag BAME performer Daniel Jacob, in this comical, coming-of-age quest for a masculine identity in an environment that affords little space to hide.

This comical piece of physical theatre is an exploration of Masculine identity through the lens of a 'brand new man'. Rhum and Clay’s TESTOSTERONE asks a series of questions; ‘When did I become a man?’, ‘Have I ever been a woman?’, and ‘When did I lose the right to cry?’. These questions are not merely rhetorical. As a trans man, a year after his first injection of testosterone, Kit asks them, not only to better understand himself, but also to unpack the complex, contradictory and sometimes toxic world of men.

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Wed 27 Sep

14:30

The Ladykillers

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

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The New Wolsey Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch by arrangement with Fiery Angel Limited, London presents

The Classic Ealing Comedy on a new Regional Tour.

When Mrs Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising ‘A Room to Let’, she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen planning the great Kings Cross Train Robbery!

Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) has adapted this much-loved film for the stage, mixing madcap comedy and criminal capers to hilarious effect. As his masterplan goes off the rails, and the bodies drop onto them, it begins to dawn on the Professor that, in Mrs Wilberforce and General Gordon, her extraordinary featherless parrot, he may have finally met his match.

From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studiocanal and with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

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19:45

The Ladykillers

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

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The New Wolsey Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch by arrangement with Fiery Angel Limited, London presents

The Classic Ealing Comedy on a new Regional Tour.

When Mrs Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising ‘A Room to Let’, she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen planning the great Kings Cross Train Robbery!

Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) has adapted this much-loved film for the stage, mixing madcap comedy and criminal capers to hilarious effect. As his masterplan goes off the rails, and the bodies drop onto them, it begins to dawn on the Professor that, in Mrs Wilberforce and General Gordon, her extraordinary featherless parrot, he may have finally met his match.

From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studiocanal and with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

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Thu 28 Sep

14:30

The Ladykillers

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

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The New Wolsey Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch by arrangement with Fiery Angel Limited, London presents

The Classic Ealing Comedy on a new Regional Tour.

When Mrs Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising ‘A Room to Let’, she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen planning the great Kings Cross Train Robbery!

Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) has adapted this much-loved film for the stage, mixing madcap comedy and criminal capers to hilarious effect. As his masterplan goes off the rails, and the bodies drop onto them, it begins to dawn on the Professor that, in Mrs Wilberforce and General Gordon, her extraordinary featherless parrot, he may have finally met his match.

From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studiocanal and with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

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19:45

PULSE Presents: Bin Laden - The One Man Show

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

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"Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to show you how to change the world"

The world's most notorious terrorist tells his remarkable, provocative, multi-award-winning story.

This incendiary, intelligent debut from Knaïve Theatre provides a fresh perspective, creating within the unthinkable, a space for debate and dialogue.

Bin Laden questions its audience. It sensitively asks them to re-examine their thoughts and feelings on the Bin Laden myth and look again at the causes and possible solutions to the Middle Eastern conflict. In light of current world events, Bin Laden always provokes passionate debate in the bar afterwards.

This incendiary, intelligent debut from Royal Exchange Supported Artists, Knaïve Theatre, provides a fresh perspective, creating within the unthinkable, a space for debate and dialogue.

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19:45

The Ladykillers

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

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The New Wolsey Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch by arrangement with Fiery Angel Limited, London presents

The Classic Ealing Comedy on a new Regional Tour.

When Mrs Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising ‘A Room to Let’, she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen planning the great Kings Cross Train Robbery!

Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) has adapted this much-loved film for the stage, mixing madcap comedy and criminal capers to hilarious effect. As his masterplan goes off the rails, and the bodies drop onto them, it begins to dawn on the Professor that, in Mrs Wilberforce and General Gordon, her extraordinary featherless parrot, he may have finally met his match.

From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studiocanal and with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

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Fri 29 Sep

19:45

The Ladykillers

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

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The New Wolsey Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch by arrangement with Fiery Angel Limited, London presents

The Classic Ealing Comedy on a new Regional Tour.

When Mrs Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising ‘A Room to Let’, she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen planning the great Kings Cross Train Robbery!

Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) has adapted this much-loved film for the stage, mixing madcap comedy and criminal capers to hilarious effect. As his masterplan goes off the rails, and the bodies drop onto them, it begins to dawn on the Professor that, in Mrs Wilberforce and General Gordon, her extraordinary featherless parrot, he may have finally met his match.

From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studiocanal and with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

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Sat 30 Sep

10:30

Leaf

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

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Half Moon Presents a Tam Tam Theatre production

A leaf is born…
It grows and glows in the sunshine and the rain
Then the wind blows and it becomes colder
The leaf changes colour
In the snow, the leaf falls...
But when spring comes, a new leaf grows...

Join us as we tell the life story of a very special leaf in this warm, intimate and playful new piece for under 3s inspired by nature and the seasons. Framed within an evocative soundscape, this is the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young.

Leaf is another heart-warming play created by Tam Tam Theatre, whose previous shows for very young children include Circles in the Sand and Curious. The company’s founder, Marleen Vermeulen, created Leaf in collaboration with director Joy Haynes.

At the end of the performance, children are invited onto the stage to play among the leaves and explore a landscape created by the changing seasons.

#TamTamLeaf @halfmoontheatre

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12:30

Backstage Tour (The Ladykillers)

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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13:00

Leaf

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

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Half Moon Presents a Tam Tam Theatre production

A leaf is born…
It grows and glows in the sunshine and the rain
Then the wind blows and it becomes colder
The leaf changes colour
In the snow, the leaf falls...
But when spring comes, a new leaf grows...

Join us as we tell the life story of a very special leaf in this warm, intimate and playful new piece for under 3s inspired by nature and the seasons. Framed within an evocative soundscape, this is the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young.

Leaf is another heart-warming play created by Tam Tam Theatre, whose previous shows for very young children include Circles in the Sand and Curious. The company’s founder, Marleen Vermeulen, created Leaf in collaboration with director Joy Haynes.

At the end of the performance, children are invited onto the stage to play among the leaves and explore a landscape created by the changing seasons.

#TamTamLeaf @halfmoontheatre

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14:30

The Ladykillers

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

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The New Wolsey Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch by arrangement with Fiery Angel Limited, London presents

The Classic Ealing Comedy on a new Regional Tour.

When Mrs Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising ‘A Room to Let’, she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen planning the great Kings Cross Train Robbery!

Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) has adapted this much-loved film for the stage, mixing madcap comedy and criminal capers to hilarious effect. As his masterplan goes off the rails, and the bodies drop onto them, it begins to dawn on the Professor that, in Mrs Wilberforce and General Gordon, her extraordinary featherless parrot, he may have finally met his match.

From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studiocanal and with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

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15:30

Leaf

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

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Half Moon Presents a Tam Tam Theatre production

A leaf is born…
It grows and glows in the sunshine and the rain
Then the wind blows and it becomes colder
The leaf changes colour
In the snow, the leaf falls...
But when spring comes, a new leaf grows...

Join us as we tell the life story of a very special leaf in this warm, intimate and playful new piece for under 3s inspired by nature and the seasons. Framed within an evocative soundscape, this is the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young.

Leaf is another heart-warming play created by Tam Tam Theatre, whose previous shows for very young children include Circles in the Sand and Curious. The company’s founder, Marleen Vermeulen, created Leaf in collaboration with director Joy Haynes.

At the end of the performance, children are invited onto the stage to play among the leaves and explore a landscape created by the changing seasons.

#TamTamLeaf @halfmoontheatre

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19:45

The Ladykillers

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

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The New Wolsey Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch by arrangement with Fiery Angel Limited, London presents

The Classic Ealing Comedy on a new Regional Tour.

When Mrs Wilberforce puts a sign in her newsagent’s window advertising ‘A Room to Let’, she’s delighted when the mysterious Professor Marcus proclaims it perfect for rehearsing his unorthodox string quintet. She soon discovers that she is not making tea for a motley band of musicians, but harbouring a hardened gang of criminals and conmen planning the great Kings Cross Train Robbery!

Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) has adapted this much-loved film for the stage, mixing madcap comedy and criminal capers to hilarious effect. As his masterplan goes off the rails, and the bodies drop onto them, it begins to dawn on the Professor that, in Mrs Wilberforce and General Gordon, her extraordinary featherless parrot, he may have finally met his match.

From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose by special arrangement with Studiocanal and with Fiery Angel Ltd, London

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Sun 1 Oct

19:00

Stalin's Englishman

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

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Presented by Clive Conway Productions

The lives of Guy Burgess with Andrew Lownie

Guy Burgess is the most important, complex and interesting of The Cambridge Spies – immortalised in plays such as Alan Bennett’s ‘An Englishman Abroad’ and Julian Mitchell’s 'Another Country’ - yet there has never been a proper biography of him - until now.

In Stalin’s Englishman, Andrew Lownie presents a completely new picture of Guy Burgess. Drawing on thirty years of research in archives around the world (including recently released files on Burgess from the National Archives), close connections with the Intelligence Community in Britain and the US, hitherto secret files and interviews with over a hundred people who knew Burgess, most of whom have never spoken before.

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Tue 3 Oct

19:00

Reasons To Be Cheerful

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

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Presented by Graeae Theatre Company in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry

The ULTIMATE Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical IS BACK!

Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Reasons To Be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale.

Featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the New wolsey Theatre with raucous glee... again!

It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely.

Lets ‘ave it! Following nationwide tours, concert versions across the world and a performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, Reasons To Be Cheerful is back on the road one last time!

All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.

Please note that due to the riotous nature of this production, there will be strong language throughout the performance.


Originally produced by Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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19:45

PULSE Presents: Barbara Nice - Raffle

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

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Presented by Lakin McCarthy

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket!

Catch Barbara Nice as she sets out to be all-conquering after her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March 2017.

Better still, experience this critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy live - from ‘Phoenix Nights’ actress and comedian Janice Connolly. A playful life-affirming show for all the family including the chance to win a prize off Barbara’s table.

With her enviable track record of garnering five star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step with this new show about chance and luck.

Suitable for ages 14+

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Wed 4 Oct

14:30

Reasons To Be Cheerful

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

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Presented by Graeae Theatre Company in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry

The ULTIMATE Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical IS BACK!

Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Reasons To Be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale.

Featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the New wolsey Theatre with raucous glee... again!

It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely.

Lets ‘ave it! Following nationwide tours, concert versions across the world and a performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, Reasons To Be Cheerful is back on the road one last time!

All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.

Please note that due to the riotous nature of this production, there will be strong language throughout the performance.


Originally produced by Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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19:45

Reasons To Be Cheerful

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

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Presented by Graeae Theatre Company in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry

The ULTIMATE Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical IS BACK!

Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Reasons To Be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale.

Featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the New wolsey Theatre with raucous glee... again!

It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely.

Lets ‘ave it! Following nationwide tours, concert versions across the world and a performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, Reasons To Be Cheerful is back on the road one last time!

All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.

Please note that due to the riotous nature of this production, there will be strong language throughout the performance.


Originally produced by Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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Thu 5 Oct

19:45

PULSE Presents: You've Changed

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

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So, let's, face the music and dance...

It’s fourteen years since Kate transitioned and a lot has changed. However, where gender is concerned, are we still stuck in the dark ages? When there’s no rule book, sometimes you just have to write your own.

Through song, dance, hard-won wit and wisdom, You’ve Changed shines a light on the ins, outs, ups and downs of transitioning. Challenging the idea that genitals equal gender, Kate literally bares all, exploring what's down there and what's up here.

Kate’s changed: that’s clear, but she really wants to know is, have you?

You’ve Changed is a Trans Creative and Contact co-production. Supported by Royal Exchange Theatre and Waterside Arts Centre, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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19:45

Reasons To Be Cheerful

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

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Presented by Graeae Theatre Company in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry

The ULTIMATE Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical IS BACK!

Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Reasons To Be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale.

Featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the New wolsey Theatre with raucous glee... again!

It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely.

Lets ‘ave it! Following nationwide tours, concert versions across the world and a performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, Reasons To Be Cheerful is back on the road one last time!

All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.

Please note that due to the riotous nature of this production, there will be strong language throughout the performance.


Originally produced by Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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Fri 6 Oct

19:45

Reasons To Be Cheerful

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

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Presented by Graeae Theatre Company in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry

The ULTIMATE Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical IS BACK!

Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Reasons To Be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale.

Featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the New wolsey Theatre with raucous glee... again!

It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely.

Lets ‘ave it! Following nationwide tours, concert versions across the world and a performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, Reasons To Be Cheerful is back on the road one last time!

All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.

Please note that due to the riotous nature of this production, there will be strong language throughout the performance.


Originally produced by Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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Sat 7 Oct

11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Autumn 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 - Autumn 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 (Reasons To Be Cheerful)

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

Reasons To Be Cheerful

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

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Presented by Graeae Theatre Company in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry

The ULTIMATE Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical IS BACK!

Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Reasons To Be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale.

Featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the New wolsey Theatre with raucous glee... again!

It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely.

Lets ‘ave it! Following nationwide tours, concert versions across the world and a performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, Reasons To Be Cheerful is back on the road one last time!

All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.

Please note that due to the riotous nature of this production, there will be strong language throughout the performance.


Originally produced by Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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19:45

Reasons To Be Cheerful

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

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Presented by Graeae Theatre Company in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry

The ULTIMATE Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical IS BACK!

Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Reasons To Be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale.

Featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the New wolsey Theatre with raucous glee... again!

It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely.

Lets ‘ave it! Following nationwide tours, concert versions across the world and a performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, Reasons To Be Cheerful is back on the road one last time!

All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.

Please note that due to the riotous nature of this production, there will be strong language throughout the performance.


Originally produced by Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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Wed 11 Oct

19:30

Oliver!

Seckford Theatre, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH

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The Company of Four are proud to present OLIVER!
Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions,
Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger where he finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly and conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, a kind and wealthy gentleman called Mr. Brownlow takes him in much to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.

The production of Oliver! will also star a live dog in the role of Bulls-Eye.

Family tickets (2 adults & 2 children under 16) are available for all performances. This special discounted rate will be confirmed at the end of your transaction.

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Thu 12 Oct

13:30

I Had A Black Dog

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

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Presented By Small Nose Productions

'I Had a Black Dog...his name was depression.'

A darkly comedic and sensitive look at one man’s life with depression. Small Nose Productions bring you a moving and playful adaptation of Matthew Johnstone’s international bestseller “I had a black dog, his name was depression”.

Enjoy the simple telling of a love story. Boy meets a girl and they fall in love. But the boy doesn't come alone! There is a third party in the form of...a black dog who is always by Joe’s side, sometimes hiding in the corner, sometimes sleeping in their bed.

When the black dog firmly moves in with the couple for a long stretch the effects of its presence get bigger and bigger.
Can Joe tame the beast and keep the girl?

Audiences said: “I found myself laughing out loud and recognised a little thought that said: “You shouldn’t be laughing, this is serious, you’re being inappropriate!” (I told that voice to shut -up, ‘I’m enjoying myself’)

“It lightened, it played with our feelings of inclusion and exclusion…At times the humour tangibly united us.”

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19:30

Oliver!

Seckford Theatre, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH

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The Company of Four are proud to present OLIVER!
Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions,
Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger where he finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly and conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, a kind and wealthy gentleman called Mr. Brownlow takes him in much to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.

The production of Oliver! will also star a live dog in the role of Bulls-Eye.

Family tickets (2 adults & 2 children under 16) are available for all performances. This special discounted rate will be confirmed at the end of your transaction.

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19:30

FOM: London Mozart Players

Ipswich School, 3 Ivry Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QW

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Part of the Ipswich School Festival of Music 2017

Founded in 1949 as the UK’s first chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players (LMP) has achieved international renown for its outstanding live performances and CD recordings of the core Classical repertoire.

“We are dedicated to harnessing the passion and talent of our musicians, so that our audiences can experience and delight in the joy of world-class live performance.”

The programme will include Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto with Kristiana Ignatjeva and Mozart’s Symphony No 29.

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19:45

I Had A Black Dog

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

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Presented By Small Nose Productions

'I Had a Black Dog...his name was depression.'

A darkly comedic and sensitive look at one man’s life with depression. Small Nose Productions bring you a moving and playful adaptation of Matthew Johnstone’s international bestseller “I had a black dog, his name was depression”.

Enjoy the simple telling of a love story. Boy meets a girl and they fall in love. But the boy doesn't come alone! There is a third party in the form of...a black dog who is always by Joe’s side, sometimes hiding in the corner, sometimes sleeping in their bed.

When the black dog firmly moves in with the couple for a long stretch the effects of its presence get bigger and bigger.
Can Joe tame the beast and keep the girl?

Audiences said: “I found myself laughing out loud and recognised a little thought that said: “You shouldn’t be laughing, this is serious, you’re being inappropriate!” (I told that voice to shut -up, ‘I’m enjoying myself’)

“It lightened, it played with our feelings of inclusion and exclusion…At times the humour tangibly united us.”

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19:45

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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Fri 13 Oct

19:30

Oliver!

Seckford Theatre, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH

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The Company of Four are proud to present OLIVER!
Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions,
Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger where he finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly and conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, a kind and wealthy gentleman called Mr. Brownlow takes him in much to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.

The production of Oliver! will also star a live dog in the role of Bulls-Eye.

Family tickets (2 adults & 2 children under 16) are available for all performances. This special discounted rate will be confirmed at the end of your transaction.

PLEASE NOTE: The New Wolsey Theatre is acting as a ticketing agency for this event. Please check the venue and event details carefully.

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19:30

FOM: National Youth Choir Fellowship Octet

Ipswich School, 3 Ivry Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QW

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Part of the Ipswich School Festival of Music 2017

National Youth Choir Fellowship Octet with Ipswich School Chapel Choir and Prep School Chamber Choir.

Listen to some of the country’s finest young voices as the National Youth Choir of Great Britain’s Fellowship Octet perform at this year’s festival. They will be joined on stage by the Ipswich School Chapel Choir and Prep School Chamber Choir.

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19:45

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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Sat 14 Oct

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Autumn 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 New Wolsey Theatre. It offers 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.

Autumn 2017 – DIVE IN

This term we’re running a series of ten workshops, 14 October – 16 December, designed to unlock your imagination. The focus will be on originality, experimentation and, most important of all, enjoying the creative process.

This flexible programme of work could be useful if you’re unsure how to begin project, or stuck in a rut and looking for a new angle. Let’s see what happens when you take a breath and dive in.

14 Oct – Brevity
21 Oct – Spoiler Alert
28 Oct – It’s Alive! (Halloween)
4 Nov – Inkblot Test
11 Nov – Children and Animals (Armistice Day)
18 Nov – What’s in a Name?
25 Nov – Eyewitness
2 Dec – Work in Progress
9 Dec – The End is Nigh
16 Dec – Secret Santa

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. Dive In: £125 for ten workshops, 14 October – 16 December Tea & coffee provided.
Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“It was brilliant – I can't remember a better writing class.”

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”

“Coming at a time when I'm trying to write my first novel, these sessions have been invaluable.”

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11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Autumn 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 - Autumn 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

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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14:30

Oliver!

Seckford Theatre, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH

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The Company of Four are proud to present OLIVER!
Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions,
Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger where he finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly and conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, a kind and wealthy gentleman called Mr. Brownlow takes him in much to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.

The production of Oliver! will also star a live dog in the role of Bulls-Eye.

Family tickets (2 adults & 2 children under 16) are available for all performances. This special discounted rate will be confirmed at the end of your transaction.

PLEASE NOTE: The New Wolsey Theatre is acting as a ticketing agency for this event. Please check the venue and event details carefully.

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19:30

Oliver!

Seckford Theatre, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH

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The Company of Four are proud to present OLIVER!
Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions,
Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger where he finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly and conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, a kind and wealthy gentleman called Mr. Brownlow takes him in much to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.

The production of Oliver! will also star a live dog in the role of Bulls-Eye.

Family tickets (2 adults & 2 children under 16) are available for all performances. This special discounted rate will be confirmed at the end of your transaction.

PLEASE NOTE: The New Wolsey Theatre is acting as a ticketing agency for this event. Please check the venue and event details carefully.

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19:45

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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Sun 15 Oct

14:00

FOM: Afternoon Tea Concert With Nicholas McCarthy

Ipswich School, 3 Ivry Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QW

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Part of the Ipswich School Festival of Music 2017

Concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy first played at Ipswich School Festival of Music in 2013 with the British Paraorchestra. Now famous across the world as a champion of the left hand alone repertoire, Nicholas returns to Great School on the back of his first album for Warner Music, the critically acclaimed ‘Solo’. A wonderful afternoon of tea, cakes, humour and sublime piano-playing await!

Full price tickets include tea and cakes.

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Mon 16 Oct

19:30

FOM: Jazz Night

Ipswich School, 3 Ivry Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QW

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Part of the Ipswich School Festival of Music 2017

Jazz Night: Chris Ingham and Special Guest Alan Barnes

Our jazz-club styled night features the Chris Ingham Trio and their special guest star Alan Barnes. Jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Alan will join Chris on piano, George Double on drums and Arnie Somogyi on double bass for some exciting jazz.

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19:45

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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Tue 17 Oct

19:00

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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19:30

FOM: The Parachute Regiment & Ipswich School Big Band

Ipswich School, 3 Ivry Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QW

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Part of the Ipswich School Festival of Music 2017

The Band of The Parachute Regiment is currently based in Colchester and supports not only The Parachute Regiment but the rest of the Army as required around the world.

The Regiment’s Big Band musicians will join Ipswich School’s flagship Big Band for a rousing end to the 2017 Festival of Music.

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19:45

The Wind In The Willows

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

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A New Wolsey Youth Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Graham and adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rob Salmon

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the bad-tempered Badger and the troublesome Toad of Toad Hall!

Together they set out to explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and do their very best to keep Toad out of trouble…!

This delightful stage adaptation combines all the joy and mystery of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic with the lightness of touch and playful theatricality that award-winning playwright Mike Kenny is known for. Come and join the New Wolsey Youth Theatre with a new version of an old favourite.

Perfect for all the family!

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Wed 18 Oct

14:30

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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19:45

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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19:45

The Wind In The Willows

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

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A New Wolsey Youth Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Graham and adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rob Salmon

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the bad-tempered Badger and the troublesome Toad of Toad Hall!

Together they set out to explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and do their very best to keep Toad out of trouble…!

This delightful stage adaptation combines all the joy and mystery of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic with the lightness of touch and playful theatricality that award-winning playwright Mike Kenny is known for. Come and join the New Wolsey Youth Theatre with a new version of an old favourite.

Perfect for all the family!

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Thu 19 Oct

19:45

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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19:45

The Wind In The Willows

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

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A New Wolsey Youth Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Graham and adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rob Salmon

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the bad-tempered Badger and the troublesome Toad of Toad Hall!

Together they set out to explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and do their very best to keep Toad out of trouble…!

This delightful stage adaptation combines all the joy and mystery of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic with the lightness of touch and playful theatricality that award-winning playwright Mike Kenny is known for. Come and join the New Wolsey Youth Theatre with a new version of an old favourite.

Perfect for all the family!

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Fri 20 Oct

19:45

The Wind In The Willows

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

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A New Wolsey Youth Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Graham and adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rob Salmon

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the bad-tempered Badger and the troublesome Toad of Toad Hall!

Together they set out to explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and do their very best to keep Toad out of trouble…!

This delightful stage adaptation combines all the joy and mystery of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic with the lightness of touch and playful theatricality that award-winning playwright Mike Kenny is known for. Come and join the New Wolsey Youth Theatre with a new version of an old favourite.

Perfect for all the family!

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19:45

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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Sat 21 Oct

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Autumn 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 New Wolsey Theatre. It offers 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.

Autumn 2017 – DIVE IN

This term we’re running a series of ten workshops, 14 October – 16 December, designed to unlock your imagination. The focus will be on originality, experimentation and, most important of all, enjoying the creative process.

This flexible programme of work could be useful if you’re unsure how to begin project, or stuck in a rut and looking for a new angle. Let’s see what happens when you take a breath and dive in.

14 Oct – Brevity
21 Oct – Spoiler Alert
28 Oct – It’s Alive! (Halloween)
4 Nov – Inkblot Test
11 Nov – Children and Animals (Armistice Day)
18 Nov – What’s in a Name?
25 Nov – Eyewitness
2 Dec – Work in Progress
9 Dec – The End is Nigh
16 Dec – Secret Santa

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. Dive In: £125 for ten workshops, 14 October – 16 December Tea & coffee provided.
Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“It was brilliant – I can't remember a better writing class.”

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”

“Coming at a time when I'm trying to write my first novel, these sessions have been invaluable.”

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12:30

Backstage Tour (Oxy & The Morons)

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

The Wind In The Willows

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

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A New Wolsey Youth Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Graham and adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rob Salmon

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the bad-tempered Badger and the troublesome Toad of Toad Hall!

Together they set out to explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and do their very best to keep Toad out of trouble…!

This delightful stage adaptation combines all the joy and mystery of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic with the lightness of touch and playful theatricality that award-winning playwright Mike Kenny is known for. Come and join the New Wolsey Youth Theatre with a new version of an old favourite.

Perfect for all the family!

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14:30

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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19:45

Oxy & The Morons

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

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A New Wolsey Theatre Production

A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones

When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?

This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.

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19:45

The Wind In The Willows

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

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A New Wolsey Youth Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Graham and adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rob Salmon

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the bad-tempered Badger and the troublesome Toad of Toad Hall!

Together they set out to explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and do their very best to keep Toad out of trouble…!

This delightful stage adaptation combines all the joy and mystery of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic with the lightness of touch and playful theatricality that award-winning playwright Mike Kenny is known for. Come and join the New Wolsey Youth Theatre with a new version of an old favourite.

Perfect for all the family!

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Sun 22 Oct

19:00

Gospel Singers Incognito

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

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Performing both accompanied and acapella, Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists Gospel Singers Incognito will delight and move you with beautiful arrangements, powerful voices and soul stirring delivery.

With over 38 million views on YouTube and an impressive list of live and television performances under their belt, join the must-see choir as they get audiences feeling encouraged and joyous with an evening of extraordinary musical entertainment.

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Mon 23 Oct

13:30

The Enormous Turnip

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

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Presented by Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

Living in their tiny shed squeezed in amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s amazing prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything! Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed, try for one more champion vegetable and one more trophy!

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, bigger than the dog, bigger than you and me put together! It’s gigantic, it’s blocking out the light, it’s roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Help save the day as we all pull together to get this enormous turnip out of the ground before it takes over the planet!

Following sell-out performances last year, Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company come to the New Wolsey Theatre with their unswerving energy, live music and eccentric puppetry in this re-potted version of the world-famous children’s story.

For seedlings aged 3-10 and all the family. Meet the characters and puppets after the show.

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14:30

The Wind In The Willows

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

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A New Wolsey Youth Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Graham and adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rob Salmon

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the bad-tempered Badger and the troublesome Toad of Toad Hall!

Together they set out to explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and do their very best to keep Toad out of trouble…!

This delightful stage adaptation combines all the joy and mystery of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic with the lightness of touch and playful theatricality that award-winning playwright Mike Kenny is known for. Come and join the New Wolsey Youth Theatre with a new version of an old favourite.

Perfect for all the family!

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16:00

The Enormous Turnip

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

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Presented by Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

Living in their tiny shed squeezed in amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s amazing prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything! Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed, try for one more champion vegetable and one more trophy!

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, bigger than the dog, bigger than you and me put together! It’s gigantic, it’s blocking out the light, it’s roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Help save the day as we all pull together to get this enormous turnip out of the ground before it takes over the planet!

Following sell-out performances last year, Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company come to the New Wolsey Theatre with their unswerving energy, live music and eccentric puppetry in this re-potted version of the world-famous children’s story.

For seedlings aged 3-10 and all the family. Meet the characters and puppets after the show.

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19:45

The Wind In The Willows

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

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A New Wolsey Youth Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Graham and adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rob Salmon

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the bad-tempered Badger and the troublesome Toad of Toad Hall!

Together they set out to explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and do their very best to keep Toad out of trouble…!

This delightful stage adaptation combines all the joy and mystery of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic with the lightness of touch and playful theatricality that award-winning playwright Mike Kenny is known for. Come and join the New Wolsey Youth Theatre with a new version of an old favourite.

Perfect for all the family!

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Tue 24 Oct

10:30

The Enormous Turnip

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

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Presented by Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

Living in their tiny shed squeezed in amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s amazing prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything! Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed, try for one more champion vegetable and one more trophy!

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, bigger than the dog, bigger than you and me put together! It’s gigantic, it’s blocking out the light, it’s roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Help save the day as we all pull together to get this enormous turnip out of the ground before it takes over the planet!

Following sell-out performances last year, Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company come to the New Wolsey Theatre with their unswerving energy, live music and eccentric puppetry in this re-potted version of the world-famous children’s story.

For seedlings aged 3-10 and all the family. Meet the characters and puppets after the show.

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14:00

The Enormous Turnip

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

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Presented by Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

Living in their tiny shed squeezed in amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s amazing prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything! Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed, try for one more champion vegetable and one more trophy!

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, bigger than the dog, bigger than you and me put together! It’s gigantic, it’s blocking out the light, it’s roots are under the house and it’s taking over!

Help save the day as we all pull together to get this enormous turnip out of the ground before it takes over the planet!

Following sell-out performances last year, Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company come to the New Wolsey Theatre with their unswerving energy, live music and eccentric puppetry in this re-potted version of the world-famous children’s story.

For seedlings aged 3-10 and all the family. Meet the characters and puppets after the show.

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14:30

The Wind In The Willows

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

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A New Wolsey Youth Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Graham and adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rob Salmon

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the bad-tempered Badger and the troublesome Toad of Toad Hall!

Together they set out to explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and do their very best to keep Toad out of trouble…!

This delightful stage adaptation combines all the joy and mystery of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic with the lightness of touch and playful theatricality that award-winning playwright Mike Kenny is known for. Come and join the New Wolsey Youth Theatre with a new version of an old favourite.

Perfect for all the family!

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Opportunity knocks!

19:45

The Wind In The Willows

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

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A New Wolsey Youth Theatre Production

Written by Kenneth Graham and adapted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Rob Salmon

Tired of spring-cleaning, Mole leaves Mole End and ventures out to the riverbank, where he befriends the resourceful Ratty, the bad-tempered Badger and the troublesome Toad of Toad Hall!

Together they set out to explore the Wide World, and the Wild Wood, and do their very best to keep Toad out of trouble…!

This delightful stage adaptation combines all the joy and mystery of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic with the lightness of touch and playful theatricality that award-winning playwright Mike Kenny is known for. Come and join the New Wolsey Youth Theatre with a new version of an old favourite.

Perfect for all the family!

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Wed 25 Oct

13:30

The Night Pirates

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

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A Rose Theatre Kingston & Nick Brooke Ltd co-production

Rough, tough little girl pirates.
With their own pirate ship.
A ship set for sailing.
A ship off on adventures.

Adapted from the best-selling children’s book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright, The Night Pirates tells the tale of a group of little girl pirates who descend on a young boy called Tom at bedtime. Eager to join the pirate adventure, Tom uses his house as a pirate ship and sets sail to retrieve stolen treasure from Captain Patch and the bumbling grown-up pirates. Adapted and directed by Miranda Larson, this show combines original songs and swashbuckling adventures, suitable for any budding young pirate!

Tom uses his house as a pirate ship and sets sail to retrieve stolen treasure from Captain Patch and the bumbling grown-up pirates.

For ages 3+

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Thu 26 Oct

11:00

The Night Pirates

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

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A Rose Theatre Kingston & Nick Brooke Ltd co-production

Rough, tough little girl pirates.
With their own pirate ship.
A ship set for sailing.
A ship off on adventures.

Adapted from the best-selling children’s book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright, The Night Pirates tells the tale of a group of little girl pirates who descend on a young boy called Tom at bedtime. Eager to join the pirate adventure, Tom uses his house as a pirate ship and sets sail to retrieve stolen treasure from Captain Patch and the bumbling grown-up pirates. Adapted and directed by Miranda Larson, this show combines original songs and swashbuckling adventures, suitable for any budding young pirate!

Tom uses his house as a pirate ship and sets sail to retrieve stolen treasure from Captain Patch and the bumbling grown-up pirates.

For ages 3+

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13:30

The Night Pirates

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

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A Rose Theatre Kingston & Nick Brooke Ltd co-production

Rough, tough little girl pirates.
With their own pirate ship.
A ship set for sailing.
A ship off on adventures.

Adapted from the best-selling children’s book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright, The Night Pirates tells the tale of a group of little girl pirates who descend on a young boy called Tom at bedtime. Eager to join the pirate adventure, Tom uses his house as a pirate ship and sets sail to retrieve stolen treasure from Captain Patch and the bumbling grown-up pirates. Adapted and directed by Miranda Larson, this show combines original songs and swashbuckling adventures, suitable for any budding young pirate!

Tom uses his house as a pirate ship and sets sail to retrieve stolen treasure from Captain Patch and the bumbling grown-up pirates.

For ages 3+

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Fri 27 Oct

11:00

Pat A Cake Baby

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

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Presented by Long Nose Puppets

Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it's Pat-a-cake time!
Pitter-patter – get the butter! Glitzy-glossy – whisk in sugar! Jokey-yolky – add the eggs!

Long Nose Puppets offer up a marvellous moonlit show full of riotous rhyme, zany puppets and spiffy special cake; all iced with music and songs by Tom Gray. Little children will feel stuffed to the brim with magic.

Pat-a-Cake Baby is based on the book written by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by Polly Dunbar.

Winner of the Mal Peet Children's Award at the East Anglian Book Awards

Great for ages 2+

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13:00

Comedy Club 4 Kids

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

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Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires).

We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best... but without the rude bits! It’s just like a normal comedy club, but it’s on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like “why is that your face!?”

LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Matthew Highton
Natures Greatest Mistake and Comedian...
With a keen eye for the abstract and an unfathomable commitment to his work, this affable Northerner is one of the most unique and stimulating director/writer/performers working today.

Tim FitzHigham
An award-winning British comedian, author, artist and world record holder. The feats he has performed include paddling a paper boat down 160 miles of the River Thames, rowing a bathtub across the English Channel, and inflating the world's largest man-inflated balloon

Gordon Southern
An international word clown. His upbeat and energetic delivery combined with his fantastically funny observational comedy & quick witted improvisation has secured his place as an audience favourite all over the world.

(Line up subject to change)

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13:30

Pat A Cake Baby

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

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Presented by Long Nose Puppets

Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it's Pat-a-cake time!
Pitter-patter – get the butter! Glitzy-glossy – whisk in sugar! Jokey-yolky – add the eggs!

Long Nose Puppets offer up a marvellous moonlit show full of riotous rhyme, zany puppets and spiffy special cake; all iced with music and songs by Tom Gray. Little children will feel stuffed to the brim with magic.

Pat-a-Cake Baby is based on the book written by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by Polly Dunbar.

Winner of the Mal Peet Children's Award at the East Anglian Book Awards

Great for ages 2+

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19:45

Duke's Comedy Club

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

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An evening with the finest comics from around the world.

LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Rich Wilson MC
Winner of Best Show at the Perth International comedy festival, Rich Wilson is simply one of the finest MC’s on the world comedy circuit today

Rosie Jones
A regular contributor to 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown and The Last Leg, Rosie Jones was also a finalist of the 2016 Funny Women Awards.

Jayde Adams
A regular on 8 out of 10 cats does countdown, Jayde Adams was also nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and is fast becoming one of the best acts on the UK circuit.

Patrick Monahan
Winner of ITV’s Show me the Funny, Patrick Monahan is a circuit legend and firm favourite up and down the country.



Our Cafe Bar will be serving Vegetable Balti and Chicken Tikka with rice and naan. Must be ordered with your Duke's Comedy Club ticket. You'll be given the option to add this during the booking process.

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Sat 28 Oct

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Autumn 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 New Wolsey Theatre. It offers 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.

Autumn 2017 – DIVE IN

This term we’re running a series of ten workshops, 14 October – 16 December, designed to unlock your imagination. The focus will be on originality, experimentation and, most important of all, enjoying the creative process.

This flexible programme of work could be useful if you’re unsure how to begin project, or stuck in a rut and looking for a new angle. Let’s see what happens when you take a breath and dive in.

14 Oct – Brevity
21 Oct – Spoiler Alert
28 Oct – It’s Alive! (Halloween)
4 Nov – Inkblot Test
11 Nov – Children and Animals (Armistice Day)
18 Nov – What’s in a Name?
25 Nov – Eyewitness
2 Dec – Work in Progress
9 Dec – The End is Nigh
16 Dec – Secret Santa

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. Dive In: £125 for ten workshops, 14 October – 16 December Tea & coffee provided.
Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“It was brilliant – I can't remember a better writing class.”

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”

“Coming at a time when I'm trying to write my first novel, these sessions have been invaluable.”

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11:00

Great Odds

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

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What does it mean to follow a dream
When you don’t fit in
And the odds are stacked against you?

Exploring ambition, communication and friendship, the story follows the Great Odds; Marco, Grouch and Jewels, on an exciting and sometimes wobbly journey... Dreams change shape, unexpected things are uncovered and success comes through surprising discoveries.

Integrating visual storytelling, British Sign Language, live music, sound and puppetry, Mac's Arcadian presents Great Odds, its first play, in co- production with Lighthouse Poole, supported by Improbable.

Perfect for a 6-11 year old audience and their families.

Presented by Mac’s Arcadian & Lighthouse Poole

#GreatOdds @macs_arcadian

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13:30

Great Odds

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

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What does it mean to follow a dream
When you don’t fit in
And the odds are stacked against you?

Exploring ambition, communication and friendship, the story follows the Great Odds; Marco, Grouch and Jewels, on an exciting and sometimes wobbly journey... Dreams change shape, unexpected things are uncovered and success comes through surprising discoveries.

Integrating visual storytelling, British Sign Language, live music, sound and puppetry, Mac's Arcadian presents Great Odds, its first play, in co- production with Lighthouse Poole, supported by Improbable.

Perfect for a 6-11 year old audience and their families.

Presented by Mac’s Arcadian & Lighthouse Poole

#GreatOdds @macs_arcadian

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14:30

Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids

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

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(Bigger, bolder, and more brilliant than before!)

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West!

Might Mr Morgan manage a whole trick without his partner complaining?

Will Mr West ever accept children as real people too?

Can everyone’s favourite duo of deception finally find fame, fortune, and a box of fondant fancies?

Find out all of this and more in Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids!

For all aged 5+

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19:45

Morgan & West : Time-Travelling Magicians

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

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Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day.

No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as these temporal tricksters burst into the twenty-first century with a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers, and a totally genuine ability to travel through time! An unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable.

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Sun 29 Oct

19:00

Roger McGough + LiTTLe MACHiNe

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

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Roger McGough’s new show with Walter, Steve & Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music. It’s a gala gig that’s making waves! New album The Likes of Us.

Hilarious and surreal, McGough is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough's characteristic wit and wordplay too. LiTTLe MACHiNe are the must have act at Literary Festivals from York to Dubai, setting classic poems to music and performing them with energy, passion and humour. It's poetry but not like you've heard or seen it before.

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Tue 31 Oct

19:00

Rules for Living

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

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An English Touring Theatre Production

By Sam Holcroft
Directed by Simon Godwin

Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.

Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?
Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers.

Award-winning director Simon Godwin directs this new production of Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015. Rules For Living is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre (Silver Lining) and Royal & Derngate Northampton, the producing team who won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

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Wed 1 Nov

14:30

Rules for Living

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

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An English Touring Theatre Production

By Sam Holcroft
Directed by Simon Godwin

Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.

Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?
Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers.

Award-winning director Simon Godwin directs this new production of Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015. Rules For Living is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre (Silver Lining) and Royal & Derngate Northampton, the producing team who won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

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19:45

Rules for Living

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

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An English Touring Theatre Production

By Sam Holcroft
Directed by Simon Godwin

Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.

Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?
Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers.

Award-winning director Simon Godwin directs this new production of Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015. Rules For Living is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre (Silver Lining) and Royal & Derngate Northampton, the producing team who won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

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Thu 2 Nov

14:30

Rules for Living

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

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An English Touring Theatre Production

By Sam Holcroft
Directed by Simon Godwin

Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.

Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?
Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers.

Award-winning director Simon Godwin directs this new production of Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015. Rules For Living is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre (Silver Lining) and Royal & Derngate Northampton, the producing team who won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

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19:45

Rules for Living

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

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An English Touring Theatre Production

By Sam Holcroft
Directed by Simon Godwin

Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.

Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?
Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers.

Award-winning director Simon Godwin directs this new production of Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015. Rules For Living is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre (Silver Lining) and Royal & Derngate Northampton, the producing team who won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

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Fri 3 Nov

19:45

Rules for Living

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

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An English Touring Theatre Production

By Sam Holcroft
Directed by Simon Godwin

Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.

Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?
Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers.

Award-winning director Simon Godwin directs this new production of Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015. Rules For Living is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre (Silver Lining) and Royal & Derngate Northampton, the producing team who won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

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Sat 4 Nov

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Autumn 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 New Wolsey Theatre. It offers 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.

Autumn 2017 – DIVE IN

This term we’re running a series of ten workshops, 14 October – 16 December, designed to unlock your imagination. The focus will be on originality, experimentation and, most important of all, enjoying the creative process.

This flexible programme of work could be useful if you’re unsure how to begin project, or stuck in a rut and looking for a new angle. Let’s see what happens when you take a breath and dive in.

14 Oct – Brevity
21 Oct – Spoiler Alert
28 Oct – It’s Alive! (Halloween)
4 Nov – Inkblot Test
11 Nov – Children and Animals (Armistice Day)
18 Nov – What’s in a Name?
25 Nov – Eyewitness
2 Dec – Work in Progress
9 Dec – The End is Nigh
16 Dec – Secret Santa

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. Dive In: £125 for ten workshops, 14 October – 16 December Tea & coffee provided.
Tickets 01473 295900 or www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

“It was brilliant – I can't remember a better writing class.”

“Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.”

“Coming at a time when I'm trying to write my first novel, these sessions have been invaluable.”

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11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Autumn 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 - Autumn 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 (Rules for Living)

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

Rules for Living

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

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An English Touring Theatre Production

By Sam Holcroft
Directed by Simon Godwin

Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.

Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?
Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers.

Award-winning director Simon Godwin directs this new production of Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015. Rules For Living is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre (Silver Lining) and Royal & Derngate Northampton, the producing team who won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

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20:15

Rules for Living

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

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An English Touring Theatre Production

By Sam Holcroft
Directed by Simon Godwin

Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie.

Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?
Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang – like oh so many Christmas crackers.

Award-winning director Simon Godwin directs this new production of Sam Holcroft’s brilliant and darkly funny play following a critically acclaimed run at the National Theatre in 2015. Rules For Living is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre (Silver Lining) and Royal & Derngate Northampton, the producing team who won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

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Sun 5 Nov

19:00

Swinging at the Cotton Club

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

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Presented by JBA Concerts

Featuring the Lindy Hop Dance Company & The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra

Take a step back into 1920s & ’30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem's hottest nightclub, 'The Cotton Club'!

‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ is the action-packed show celebrating the music and dance of the Cotton Club – New York’s most celebrated nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s.

Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging - whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breathtaking routines.

In this show, the exhilarating dance and music of the Cotton Club is recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company and the show’s special guest tap-dancer, alongside The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington.

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