The Next Six Weeks

Sat 25 Feb

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

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

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“You can make anything by writing”

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

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Only 8 tickets left.

11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

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

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

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

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

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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

12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

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

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

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

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

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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16:30

The Magnificent Music Hall

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

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Presented by The Paper Moon Theatre Company

Back by popular demand!

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

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

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19:30

Constellations

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

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Presented by Empty Stages

“In the quantum multiverse, every choice, every decision you’ve ever and never made exists in an unimaginably vast ensemble of parallel universes.”

The average adult makes about 35,000 choices per day. When theoretical physicist Marianne and beekeeper Roland meet at a barbecue, it takes only a single choice to reshape the course of their lives forever. Within one choice, there is infinite possibility.

Constellations is a love story that breaks through the boundaries of space and time, exploring how free will, science and romance intertwine.

Constellations marks the inaugural production from Empty Stages. Our mission is to provide both a platform and financial support for emerging theatre-makers in East Anglia, creating relevant and thought-provoking theatre to entertain and inspire audiences.

Suitable for 16 +

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Sun 26 Feb

19:00

Wisdom of a Fool

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

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Presented by Engine Shed & David Phillips

In this emotional roller coaster one-man play Jack Lane takes you behind Norman Wisdom’s well-known character to reveal a tough and lonely childhood. After joining the Army he discovers a passion for comedy and begins to perfect an act that would go on to shape his unique style. The world of post-war Music Hall and Variety embraces Norman’s manic slapstick routine catapulting him to stardom in the early 1950s. Success on the silver screen including the hit song, Don’t Laugh at Me, seals his fame. But fame comes at a price...

Jack plays 30 characters throughout this tour de force performance. The Gump costume that features in the play belonged to Norman and has been generously loaned to the production by his son and daughter, Nicholas and Jacqueline Wisdom.

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Tue 28 Feb

19:45

PULSE Presents: HIP

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

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Presented by Kriya Arts

Based around found objects, this semi-autobiographical one woman show introduces you to a flat caught between two timelines and personalities: the home of Anne Clarke during 70s bohemian Brighton, and a squat established by Jolie in 2002.

Be transported to a cosy living room with hypnotic OHP, cushions, incense, tequila and nibbles.

"Authentic and human exploration of inherently unstable modern tribalism." Sick of the Fringe

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Wed 1 Mar

19:45

Worst Wedding Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

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Thu 2 Mar

14:30

Worst Wedding Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

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19:45

Worst Wedding Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

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Only 11 tickets left, and it’s unlikely we’ll have seats together. Show only best availability.

19:45

PULSE Presents: The Misfit Analysis

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

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Presented by Access All Areas

Cian has autism. He likes to spin tin openers. He’s taught lots of famous actors how to be autistic. They’re very good at it.

After sell out runs in Edinburgh and London, the multi-award winning The Misfit Analysis returns as part of a national tour, using multi-media performance to playfully question ideas around disability in society.

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Fri 3 Mar

19:45

Worst Wedding Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

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Sat 4 Mar

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

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

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“You can make anything by writing”

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

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Only 10 tickets left.

11:00

Annabelle's Skirting Board Adventure

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

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Presented by Mark Makin Projects

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

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

Suitable for ages 3+

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12:30

Backstage Tour (Worst Wedding Ever)

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

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

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

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Only 15 tickets left.

13:30

Annabelle's Skirting Board Adventure

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

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Presented by Mark Makin Projects

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

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

Suitable for ages 3+

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14:30

Worst Wedding Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

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Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

19:45

Worst Wedding Ever

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

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Tue 7 Mar

19:00

Worst Wedding Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

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19:45

PULSE Presents: Goggles

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

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Presented by This Egg

Two performers. Two pairs of goggles. A fish tank.

When our fish, Sunny and Boo, die, we realise that our friendship is in crisis. In an attempt to put things right, we've made this show. Goggles is a comic and heartwarming show that teases out the awkwardness of love. It is about fish, friends and keeping afloat.

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Wed 8 Mar

14:30

Worst Wedding Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

Full performance details

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Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

19:45

Worst Wedding Ever

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

Full performance details

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Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Thu 9 Mar

18:00

PULSE Presents: Ventoux

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

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Presented by 2Magpies Theatre

Returning after their Suitcase Prize entry in PULSE Festival 2015, Ventoux is the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani on the fearsome Mont Ventoux in the 2000 Tour de France.

Their rivalry is re-staged by 2Magpies Theatre using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed?

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19:45

PULSE Presents: Ventoux

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

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Presented by 2Magpies Theatre

Returning after their Suitcase Prize entry in PULSE Festival 2015, Ventoux is the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani on the fearsome Mont Ventoux in the 2000 Tour de France.

Their rivalry is re-staged by 2Magpies Theatre using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed?

Full performance details

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

19:45

Worst Wedding Ever

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

Full performance details

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Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Fri 10 Mar

19:45

Worst Wedding Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

Full performance details

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Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Sat 11 Mar

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

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

A few more details ...

“You can make anything by writing”

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

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full performance details

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Very limited availability!
Only 12 tickets left.

11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

Full performance details

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Very limited availability!
Only 10 tickets left.

12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Very limited availability!
Only 10 tickets left.

12:30

Backstage Tour (Worst Wedding Ever)

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

A few more details ...

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

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

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Very limited availability!
Only 15 tickets left.

14:30

Worst Wedding Ever

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

19:45

Worst Wedding Ever

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production contains some strong language.

Full performance details

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Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Tue 14 Mar

19:00

Silver Lining

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

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

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

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

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

Note: Contains strong language.

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19:45

PULSE Presents: Police Cops

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

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Presented by The Pretend Men

Following a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Police Cops are back in town!

Winner of ‘The Stage Award for Acting Excellence – Best Ensemble’, ‘Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence’ and the Pulse Festival Suitcase Prize 2015, Police Cops is an adrenaline-fuelled, three man cop parody featuring supercharged physical theatre, cinematic style and uncompromising facial hair.

Police Cops has been supported in development by The New Wolsey Theatre and Camden Peoples Theatre. Early booking is advised.

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Wed 15 Mar

14:30

Silver Lining

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

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

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

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

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

Note: Contains strong language.

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19:45

Silver Lining

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

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

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

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

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

Note: Contains strong language.

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Thu 16 Mar

14:30

Silver Lining

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

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

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

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

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

Note: Contains strong language.

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19:45

Silver Lining

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

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

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

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

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

Note: Contains strong language.

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19:45

PULSE Presents: Growing Pains

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

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Presented by Tom Gill

Trapped in a small town cage, a working class lad trades his baghead mates for a one-way ticket out of Salford. But he'll need more than a Young Person's Railcard and some magic mushrooms for the journey he's about to take…

Combining quick-witted lyricism with original live songs, Gill’s unflinching production takes us on a poetic journey from heartache to redemption against the backdrop of Ladbrokes, broke lads and shit dads.

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Fri 17 Mar

19:45

Silver Lining

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

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

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

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

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

Note: Contains strong language.

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Sat 18 Mar

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

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

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“You can make anything by writing”

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

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11:00

Alfie Strange: Trained Time-Travellers Only

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

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Presented by The New Wolsey Theatre

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 7 to 9

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12:30

Backstage Tour (Silver Lining)

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

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

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

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

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13:30

Alfie Strange: Trained Time-Travellers Only

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

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Presented by The New Wolsey Theatre

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 7 to 9

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14:30

Silver Lining

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

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

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

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

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

Note: Contains strong language.

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19:45

Silver Lining

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

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An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

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

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

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

Note: Contains strong language.

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Tue 21 Mar

19:45

PULSE Presents: Meet Fred

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

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Presented by Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit

A cloth puppet fights prejudice every day. Fred just wants to be part of the real world, get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control. Contains strong language and puppet nudity.

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Thu 23 Mar

19:45

PULSE Presents: We Are Ian

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

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Presented by In Bed With My Brother

1989. Manchester. A frenzy of drugs, beats and bucket hats. Illegal raves. Acid parties. Just jumping up and down in a field and throwing two fingers to Thatcher...Remember it?

Because we don't. We weren't even born. But Ian was. And Ian does remember. We've got f*ck all now (Ian tells us). So we're going back to 1989. We're gonna neck a brown biscuit. We're gonna get off our peanuts. We're gonna bounce around like idiots. And Ian's gonna show us how.

We're mad fer it. And you will be too. Let's party.

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Sat 25 Mar

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

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

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“You can make anything by writing”

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

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11:00

The Magic Paintbrush

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

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Presented by Springs Dance Company

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

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

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

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

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13:30

The Magic Paintbrush

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

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Presented by Springs Dance Company

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

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

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

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

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Thu 30 Mar

19:45

Tommy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

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Fri 31 Mar

19:45

Tommy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

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Sat 1 Apr

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 17

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

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“You can make anything by writing”

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

Spring 2017 – Tools and Techniques

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10:30

We're Stuck

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

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Presented by One Tenth Human and China Plate

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

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

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

WARNING: there may be numbers. And robots.

“It was like being in Dr Who!”

Suitable for ages 7 to 12

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13:30

We're Stuck

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

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Presented by One Tenth Human and China Plate

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

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

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

WARNING: there may be numbers. And robots.

“It was like being in Dr Who!”

Suitable for ages 7 to 12

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19:45

Tommy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

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Mon 3 Apr

11:00

Chester Tuffnut

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

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A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 2+

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13:30

Chester Tuffnut

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

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A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 2+

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19:45

Tommy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

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Tue 4 Apr

11:00

Chester Tuffnut

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

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A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 2+

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13:30

Chester Tuffnut

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

A few more details ...

A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 2+

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19:00

Tommy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Full performance details

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There is only one ticket left for this performance!

Wed 5 Apr

11:00

Chester Tuffnut

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

A few more details ...

A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 2+

Full performance details

Buy Tickets

13:30

Chester Tuffnut

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

A few more details ...

A Gomito Theatre and Polka Theatre Co-Production

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

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

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

Suitable for ages 2+

Full performance details

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14:30

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

19:45

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Thu 6 Apr

19:45

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

Fri 7 Apr

19:45

Tommy

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

A few more details ...

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

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

Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Full performance details

Buy Tickets
Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

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