The Next Six Weeks

Sat 27 May

11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

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

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

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

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

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

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

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

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

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

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12:30

Backstage Tour (Our Man In Havana)

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

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

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

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

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14:30

Our Man In Havana

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

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Presented by Creative Cow
By Graham Greene
Adapted by Clive Francis

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

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

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

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

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19:45

Our Man In Havana

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

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Presented by Creative Cow
By Graham Greene
Adapted by Clive Francis

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

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

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

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

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Thu 1 Jun

19:00

#PULSE17 - Maestro

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

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The next laugh is never more than a semiquaver away.

In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. 13 years later, Kieran returns with a violin and a story about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities.

Following a sell-out tour and BBC Radio 4 adaptation of last year’s Lance, Hodgson returns with his second Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated smash-hit character comedy show.

Edinburgh Comedy Award best show nominee – 2016 and 2015. Star of Radio 4’s Lance and seen in BBC2’s Upstart Crow and Dad’s Army: We’re Doomed.

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20:45

#PULSE17 - All The Things I Lied About

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

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Fringe First winner Katie Bonna unpicks our obsession with lying.

Fringe First award winner Katie Bonna is giving a TED talk on the science of lying. Well, that’s not quite true. TED haven’t actually asked her to give a talk - yet. Part TED talk, part confession, Katie unpicks how everyday lies can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit. A fearlessly honest show for the post-truth era presented by Paul Jellis and Katie Bonna.

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Fri 2 Jun

11:30

#PULSE17 - Suitcase Day

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

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The Suitcase Prize challenges theatre makers to think in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. The 10 participants compete to win £1,000 by presenting a 20 minute scratch which can be transported on public transport! Yes, literally in a suitcase! The judging panel will consider your feedback throughout the day at #pulsesuitcase

There are four sessions. One ticket covers all sessions. Join us in the bar for the Suitcase Prize Awards Ceremony at the New Wolsey Theatre at 9:00pm.

Session 1: New Wolsey Theatre 11.30am – 12.50pm

NOTNOW COLLECTIVE
DADMAN: THE BATH-TIME WARRIOR

Being a dad with the warrior twist.

JAMES MCDERMOTT
RUBBER RING

Hilarious solo play about a Norfolk teenager’s struggle with sexuality

THIS EGG: ME & MY BEE

Climate change is massive. Bees aren’t. Let’s start a party.

Session 2: New Wolsey Studio 14:00 – 14.50

WONDER FOOLS
THE COOLIDGE EFFECT

Examining porn addiction through storytelling, poetry and science.

AMY MACKELDEN
MS IS MY BOYFRIEND

What happens when your body breaks up with you? No explanation, no status update.

Session 3: New Wolsey Theatre 15:20 – 16:40

GEORGE ORANGE
FIRST LADY

How I almost became the First Lady of the USA

LUCY GRACE
DOG TEETH

An anxious unpicking of depersonalised lives in a post-truth world

DEAD RABBITS THEATRE
MY LOVE LIES FROZEN IN THE ICE

Love, Loss and a Balloon expedition to the North Pole.

Session 4: New Wolsey Studio 17:10 – 18:00

THE BISHOP SISTERS
SOPHIE HATES THEATRE

Like the Von Trapps. Except nothing like the Von Trapps…

ROBIN BOON DALE
WHAT DOES STUFF DO

This show will make you look at your hands differently.

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20:00

#PULSE17 - Tell Me Anything

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

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Young love. Mental health. Boy-meets-girl.

Presented by On The Run

WINNERS –Pulse Festival Suitcase Prize 2016

Young love, mental health – a tender, raw boy-meets-girl story.

David’s 15. He’s doing OK. His girlfriend has an eating disorder but he’s doing OK.

Combining rich storytelling with physical theatre, Tell Me Anything is tender, raw, brutally honest boy-meets-girl story – about a boy who’s trying to be a man and a girl who doesn’t want to be rescued.

On The Run have performed across the UK and internationally, from Shanghai Contemporary Theatre Festival to London’s Southbank Centre. They return to New Wolsey following their smash hit So It Goes.

www.ontheruntheatre.co.uk
Twitter: @ontheruntheatre #TellMeAnything
Facebook: /ontheruntheatre

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Sat 3 Jun

12:10

#PULSE17 - Scratch Session 1

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

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Some of today’s participants bravely present new work at an early stage of development and ask for your feedback.

Session 1: New Wolsey Theatre 12:10pm – 1:20pm

FUEL PRESENTS
THE DARK

A new one-person live literature experience by award-winning poet Nick Makoha

NICOLA WERENOWSKA
INVISIBLE

A series of colliding neurodivergent moments
BSL Interpreted Performance

ZOO INDIGO
NO WOMAN'S LAND FILM

An inspired new work exploring generational shifts in attitudes to sexuality, relationships and aspirations.

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14:30

#PULSE17 - Scratch Session 2

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

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Some of today’s participants bravely present new work at an early stage of development and ask for your feedback.

Session 2: New Wolsey Theatre 14:30 – 15:45

FUEL
SO MANY REASONS

An inspired new work exploring generational shifts in attitudes to sexuality, relationships and aspirations.

JONNY COSTEN
LOUDER IS NOT ALWAYS CLEARER

Disability:Ability//Connected:Disconnected//Deaf:Hearing//Communication.

THIS EGG
UNCONDITIONAL

Mothers, daughters, love and LIMITS. Is this ‘bond’ unbreakable?

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17:00

#PULSE17 - DollyWould

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

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DollyWould: the cloning of a superstar

DollyWould: The Cloning of a Superstar. A new show by Sh!t Theatre.

Oh look, Sh!t Theatre again, what is it this time? Oh, is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Is the government doing something wrong again?

No it's a show about Dolly Parton.

We fucking love her.

Sh!t Theatre present their b-side, prog rock concept album. You’re…welcome.

Spring Festivals Commission 2016. Supported by Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre and The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Sh!t Theatre are Rebecca Biscuit and Louise Mothersole. They have been writing, performing and drinking together since May 2010. They were winners of the Total Theatre Award 2013 for 'best emerging company', an Arches Brick Award 2013 and were short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2014 for their show Guinea Pigs on Trial.

Their sold-out 2015 award-winning show Women's Hour was one of the Telegraph's 'Best Five Plays to see in Edinburgh'.

Letters to Windsor House (published by Oberon Press 2017) won a Fringe First Award and is currently on a UK and international tour.

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19:00

#PULSE17 - The Shape of the Pain

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

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Presented by China Plate

Developed by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe

Written by Chris Thorpe

Directed by Rachel Bagshaw

‘I don't have to remember being in pain. I'm not sure that's something we can do. And in my case, it's irrelevant. You can't remember something that's still happening’

One woman attempts to articulate her experience of physical pain. Pain with no apparent cause. Also, she’s met someone, and they want to make this work. 

A new show from The Scotsman Fringe First award-winning team exploring life in extremity and the joy that can be found there.

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and The New Wolsey Theatre. Supported by artsdepot. Funded by The Wellcome Trust and supported using public funds from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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20:30

#PULSE17 - Ugly Chief

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

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It’s a eulogy for a living soul.

A preview performance presented by Victoria Melody.
Produced by Farnham Mal

In 2013, Mike Melody (celebrity TV antique dealer) was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Victoria was put in charge of planning the funeral her Dad would want - complete with eulogies, a congregation dressed in Blackpool FC’s tangerine colour and a New Orleans jazz procession. A year later the doctors realised they had misdiagnosed Mike. But they are going ahead with the funeral anyway…

To make this show Victoria trained to be a funeral director. Using those experiences and a huge amount of research Ugly Chief looks at the British Funeral Industry and how we deal with death in modern society. Ugly Chief is a comedy based on true events performed by a real-life father and daughter. It explores the taboos around death and its practicalities, and the fractious relationship with a parent whose opinions you don’t always agree with.

Commissioned and developed at New Wolsey Theatre, Farnham Maltings, Battersea Arts Centre and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Supported by The Point Eastleigh, The Spire, The Marlborough, National Performance Network, and Unity Theatre Trust. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Originally seeded by house with The Old Market.

www.victoriamelody.com
Twitter: @victoriamelody

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Sun 4 Jun

11:00

#PULSE17 - The Girl And The Giraffe

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

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An uplifting show about friendship

One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with... Giraffe!

As their friendship grows, Girl discovers that Giraffe isn't very well. She tries everything she can to make him feel a bit better; putting on bandages, making a cup of tea, and even baking a truly magnificent cake, but she doesn't get it quite right. Girl soon realises that Giraffe doesn't need a plaster for a graze on his arm or a scratch on his knee. Giraffe is sad. Sometimes we need a different kind of plaster for the things you can't always see.

Charming puppetry, an enchanting soundscape and beautiful storytelling combine in this sensitive show about wellbeing and friendship, told from a child's perspective.

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15:15

#PULSE17 - Yvette

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

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Evie is thirteen and lives in North West London with her Mum.

By Urielle Klein-Mekongo

She wants to tell us something… everything gets in the way, her crush on Lewis, trying to be a woman, friends, virginity, lightys, garage remixes, hello kitty underwear… and lurking in the corners of her story an ‘Uncle’ .

She wants to tell us something, but first she must face it for herself.

Based on a true story, Yvette is a brand new one woman spoken word show with original music about a stolen childhood and growing up with a secret.

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16:30

#PULSE17 - St*p*d F*ck*ng K*ds

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

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PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW PRESENT…
A SCRATCH PERFORMANCE OF A NEW PLAY BY AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT JOSH OVERTON
DIRECTED BY ROB SALMON

Young people used to be something we were proud of, bright young things packed full of ambition. They were the future and we wanted them to flourish, but look at them now. Porn addicts and voteless Corbinites the lot of them, desperate to prove their worth but too lazy to put the effort in to succeed. It’s time we said it, young people are rubbish now. It’s in the Daily Mail so it must be true.

Two young people from the multi award nominated People You May Know set out to ask a few questions about what it is that irritates society so much about the shift from adolescent to adult, and what they can do to help!

Strong content throughout makes this performance unsuitable for young people under the age of 14.

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18:00

#PULSE17 - Tanja

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

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This is what she would have said, if only we’d let her.

An impassioned call to arms, a play and a campaign: ‘TANJA,’ a new piece from SBC Theatre, is a dramatic, meta-theatrical exploration of immigration detention centres- starring Emily Ntshangase-Wood, a former Yarl’s Wood detainee.

Central to this play are the lived experiences of asylum seekers and refugees across the world. ‘TANJA’ (the pseudonym used in the British press when referring to asylum seekers speaking out against abuse within the system) takes audiences inside an immigration detention centre, whilst examining and challenging the UK’s position in the ‘Refugee Crisis.’

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20:00

#PULSE17 - Learning How To Die

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

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Learning How to Die might just change the way you live.

This is a show about death. It’s not a show about being sad. Or about grief. Or pity. This is a show about the actuality of dying and how an acceptance of mortality can drive a passion for life.

Learning How To Die asks what scares us about dying, and how can we use that fear to drive our living actions. Can we stop being scared of talking about dying? Can we find new ways to talk about death now, not just when we are faced with it, or have to deal with someone else’s? It won’t make it any less painful but it might just make things easier.

Join Luca in Learning How to Die and it might just change the way you live.

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Mon 5 Jun

18:30

#PULSE17 - EUROHOUSE

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

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A darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals

"Bienvenue. Kalosórisma. Welcome. We are so happy to see you all here. Some of you we know rather well, some of you we don't. But it doesn't matter, you all look... stunning."

Two performers – one Greek, one French – dance and shout, cry and sing, agree and disagree, about life in the EUROHOUSE. A darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals and what got lost along the way.

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20:00

#PULSE17 - Bubble Schmeisis

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

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Nick Cassenbaum invites you into the Canning Town Schvitz

Bubbemeises is Yiddish for a grandmother’s story, a tall story, an old wives’ tale.

Writer and street performer Nick Cassenbaum and his klezmer musicians invite you into the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London’s last authentic bath house. Amongst the steam and ritual Nick will take you on a journey to find the place he belongs. Schlapping through summer camps, barber shops and Spurs games, will Nick find what he was looking for?

Bubble Schmeisis is full of intimate and personal true stories about identity, home and getting schmeised (washed) by old men.

www.nickcassenbaum.com/bubble-schmeisis
Twitter: @bubbleschmeisis
Facebook: /bubbleschmeisis

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21:30

#PULSE17 - My World Has Exploded a Little Bit

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

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A funny, heartbreaking, deeply personal guide to bereavement.

Presented by ALL ABOUT YOU

Bella Heesom’s bold debut play is part true story, part farcical performance lecture. It tells a deeply personal story of loss and love, through a darkly comic guide to bereavement, mixing tender intimacy and radical honesty with hard-hitting philosophy, clownish silliness and live music.

★★★★★ 'sublime' ToDoList
★★★★★ 'stunning' EdFestMagazine
★★★★★ 'unflinchingly brave' EdinburghSpotlight
★★★★ 'funny, energetic, profound and heartbreaking' ThreeWeeks

Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain (Olivier-nominated Rotterdam by Jon Brittain, Always Orange by Fraser Grace at the RSC). Highly Commended by the Vault Festival awards committee.

myworldexploded.com
Twitter: @bellaheesom
Facebook: /bheesom

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Tue 6 Jun

18:30

#PULSE17 - HERVE

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

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A highly entertaining piece on a deadly serious matter – diversity.

Performed by Hervé Goffings
Written by Michael Birch and Hervé Goffings
Directed by Michael Birch

Born in Mali (North West Africa) of Malian parents, I was adopted at birth by an unconventional white Belgian couple who travelled the world. The extraordinary tale of my adoption and upbringing was made into this provocative and humorous, one-man theatre show titled HERVÉ. In the show I take you on an hour long journey full of unexpected twists, turns and deep emotions. We travel from Africa to Belgium, from Cuba to the south of France and Paris, not forgetting the UK where I now live. I will introduce you to colourful members of my African and adoptive family. All of them have led extraordinary lives and the performance interweaves and contrasts their stories with mine. Delving into issues of race and individuality, the show explores how I became the man I am today.

A performance with music, dance and stories. In HERVÉ I want to give the audience moving and powerful stories, with plenty to think about – and also laugh about. If you are curious about different cultures, music, languages, travel and identity, this is the show for you.

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20:00

#PULSE17 - The Road to Huntsville

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

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An exploration into unconventional love, state homicide and cats.

Written and Performed by Stephanie Ridings
Directed by Jonathan V McGrath

“I’m trying to understand why British women fall in love with men on death row. I’m corresponding with Jonny, incarcerated in Texas. I’m trying to understand how the death penalty fits into our world. I’m trying not to be judgemental."

As seen on BBC2s Edinburgh Nights, The Road to Huntsville blends fact with fiction and is an exploration into unconventional love, state homicide and cats.

www.theroadtohuntsville.com
Twitter: @Stephaniser #TheRoadtoHuntsville

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21:30

#PULSE17 - Live Before You Die

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

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Byron is bipolar performance artist, Dave only communicates in insults.

What do you do when you have a best mate who is so sad he might die? Especially considering up until now your friendship has mostly consisted of a mutual appreciation of nineties hip hop, borderline alcoholism and finding creative ways to call each other dickhead.

Byron is bipolar performance artist, Dave only communicates in insults. Together they must find a way to fix Byron’s broken soul before it’s too late. Funny, tragic and shockingly honest, this is a true story of happiness, hopelessness and friendship told by two men on a desperate quest for happiness.

Credits: Sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England.

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Wed 7 Jun

18:30

#PULSE17 - Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield

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

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Narnia doesn't exist. Lucy’s just realised. She's 26.

Lucy Grace presents Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield:

Lucy’s just realised Narnia doesn’t exist. She’s 26. If the adventures of heroine Lucy Pevensie can no longer help, perhaps C. S. Lewis’s dedication to his god-daughter, Lucy Barfield, holds the key to another wardrobe.

Unpicking a life less documented, ‘Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield’ is an intimate show from Lucy Grace about holding on to adventure, falling through the cracks and finding your way back.

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20:00

#PULSE17 - Am I Dead Yet?

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

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Death is no longer a moment. It is a process. A process that can be reversed.

Presented by Unlimited Theatre

Two friends, talking (and singing) about what happens when we die, how we think about dying, and how some of us might be brought back.

Performed by Unlimited founding members Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe, Am I Dead Yet? is filled with stories and songs about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough.

Supported by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England.

www.unlimited.org.uk/projects/am-i-dead-yet/
Twitter: @ithinkiwilldie #AmIDeadYet
Facebook: /unlimitedtheatre

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21:30

#PULSE17 - Jack Rooke: Good Grief

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

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Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely invite you to the happiest town in Britain

Directed by Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Initial development by Leisa Rea

With a coffin full of sympathy snacks, Jack Rooke and his 85-year old Nan Sicely invite you to the happiest town in Britain, where Dad’s dead and the only thing to eat is lasagne. Celebrating finding happiness after tragedy, Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut blends comedy, storytelling and film to explore how we treat the bereaved and the state of welfare for grieving families.

Another compelling production from Soho Theatre, Good Grief was shortlisted for the Best Show by an Emerging Artist in the Total Theatre Awards 2015.

Jack Rooke is a comedian, writer and regular panellist on BBC Radio 1’s The Surgery. He has presented a BBC Radio 4 comedy adaptation of Good Grief and his own BBC Three documentary about happiness, due to air in early 2017.

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Thu 8 Jun

19:00

#PULSE17 - Dance Day

Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW

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Tickets for evening (includes all 3 shows) £15

TRIBE – STILL I RISE - 19:00 -19:30
NORA - NORA TALKS - 20:00 – 21:00
SARAH BLANC – IT STARTED WITH JASON DONOVAN - 21:30
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DanceEast presents an evening of new dance, with a focus on female choreographers, by some of the most talked-about contemporary dance artists.

TRIBE - STILL I RISE
(work in progress)

Five female dancers combine raw and energetic dance with instinctual physicality and emotive, cinematic movement. A journey of simmering unison, stunning partner work and tender solos all performed with a gut wrenching power.

Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise, this defiant piece by choreographer Victoria Fox Markiewicz is set to a pounding rhythm and creates an intense, stark piece where hope dies last.


NORA - NORA TALKS

In conversation with Stephanie McMann, Eleanor Sikorski, Flora Wellesley Wesley

Who decides what an audience sees? How does a dancer choose who to work with? How do we encounter things beyond what we 'like'? How do we reach diversity and sustainability in the dance scene?

Over the last few months, Nora, the three dancers, have been asking themselves and other artists these questions. In this talk and discussion they will share the fruits of this period of international research.

“intellectually curious, funny and rude, possessed of chameleon stage talents and a taste for risk.” The Guardian (on ‘Nora Invites’)


SARAH BLANC - IT STARTED WITH JASON DONOVAN

Sarah Blanc recounts her past dating life through the songs of her first love – Jason Donovan. Presented in a lecture-style format, alongside a cardboard cut-out Jason, she offers important life lessons for those with too many broken hearts, through dance, theatre, comedy and a whole lot of lycra. Nothing can divide us with Sarah to guide us.

The piece was first created and presented for The Place’s emerging choreographer’s platform Resolution! in February 2014. The show has since been developed with creative support from mentors Bryony Kimmings and Aletta Collins.

2016 South East Dance Brighton Fringe Award Winner

‘This is a piece told with such brutal honesty that many wept with laughter.’ Vikki Vile

‘This is definitely the most fun you’ll have at a dance show during this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015’
Cloud Dance Festival Review * * * * *

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Fri 9 Jun

18:30

#PULSE17 - There Shall Be Fireworks

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

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Real life story of an Amercian stockbroker's relationship with Afghanistan

Inspired by the path to Afghanistan, well-trodden down the ages whether by Western merchants, missionaries, Hippies or soldiers, There Shall Be Fireworks unearths a startling tale from a cemetery in Kabul known as the 'Graveyard of Foreigners'.
It's a send-off hosted by an American stockbroker turned statesman, thwarted in one wildly ambitious plan to change the world for good. In a fragile solo haunted by hope and misadventure, he bids farewell once again to the land that he loves.

The Plasticine Men search for stories together that beg to be told onstage, crafting shows of heart and consequence that get under the skin.

Director and writer: Simon Day
Performer and co-writer: Martin Bonger
Designer: Max Johns
Lighting Designer: Rachael Duthie
Sound Designer: Ben Osborn
Composer: Jennifer Bell

www.theplasticinemen.co.uk
Twitter and Facebook: @PlasticineMen

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20:00

#PULSE17 - The Duke

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

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Presented by Hoipolloi

The Duke received The Scotsman’s Fringe First Award in Edinburgh in 2016 and was produced in aid of the Save the Children’s Child Refugee Crisis Appeal. This appeal has now come to a close however the Crisis continues - as does The Duke. This show will raise funds for Save the Children’s Search and Rescue mission, supporting refugees as they face dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean.

Funny, poignant and playful, The Duke weaves together the tragi-comic fate of a family heirloom - a porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington, the quandary of a scriptwriter stretching his integrity and an unfolding disaster as thousands of children flee their homes. Blending fantasy and reality, this playful show gently challenges our priorities in a world full of crisis.

This is event has no set price, but you must have a ticket to attend. Pay what you can after the performance and all proceeds will be donated to the Save the Children's Child Search and Rescue Mission.

www.hoipolloi.org.uk
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21:30

#PULSE17 - Heads Up

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

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Multi award-winner Kieran Hurley weaves a picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction

Presented by Show and Tell and Kieron Hurley

A city. Just like this. Right now. A teenage girl boils up in rage in a toilet cubicle. A finance worker preaches doom in a busy train station. An absurd coke-addled celebrity races through town on a mission. A paranoid stoner stares blankly at the endless disasters on the TV news. In just one moment, all their worlds will end.

Multi award-winner Kieran Hurley weaves a picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction, asking what would we do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it.
Directed by Julia Taudevin and Alex Swift. Music by Michael John McCarthy. As part of the Made In Scotland showcase 2016.
Fringe First Award Winner 2016

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Sat 10 Jun

13:45

#PULSE17 - Disability Sex Archives

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

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A new writing sharing that explores disability, sex & relationships.

Disability Sex Archive (DSA) is a creative project exploring disability, sex & relationships. A play currently in development, we will be reading a selection of monologues and text, testing our new writing for the first time on a real audience.

DSA is being produced and written by Rhona McKenzie and Kiruna Stamell in partnership with TwoCan Theatre’s Director Nicola Miles-Wildin and Dramaturg Simon Startin. This provocative piece will touch on themes of body fascism, societal expectations, sexuality and relationships.

We recommend ages 16+

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16:00

#PULSE17 - Nuclear Family

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

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You’re facing imminent disaster, what would YOU do?

Ashtown Nuclear Plant is in meltdown. Trapped inside, worker siblings Joe and Ellen must make a series of increasingly desperate decisions to avert disaster and save thousands of lives.
Gripping interactive theatre, audiences must step in and make decisions. Racing against the clock, the heart-breaking and high octane decisions will test mettle and morality, their choices will directly impact the story.
Who will live? Who will die? What would YOU do?

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19:00

#PULSE17 - Golem

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

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The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine.

Presented by 1927

Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 1927 invites you to take a step through the looking glass into a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary ordinary man. Blending 1927’s synthesis of handmade animation, claymation, live music and performance Golem is a dystopian fable for the twenty first century, which cleverly and satirically explores one of the great questions of the modern world – who or what is in control of our technologies?

Golem is the follow up to 1927’s hit international shows The Animals and Children took to the Streets and The Magic Flute (created in collaboration with Komische Opera Berlin).

A 1927 co-production with Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic Theatre London.

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21:00

#PULSE17 - Boris & Sergey's Preposterous Improvisation Experiment

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

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Two puppets enter (insert show content) they leave. Hilarity ensues.

'Award-winning darlings of the Fringe and recipients of no less than 15 five-star reviews, Boris & Sergey present for your viewing pleasure one hour of entirely unscripted improvised hilarity. Who needs rehearsals when you’re this funny? No tricks, no plans, two puppets, six puppeteers and an audience.’

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Sun 11 Jun

14:30

Robin Hood

Seckford Theatre, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH

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Presented by The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company

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

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

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18:00

Robin Hood

Seckford Theatre, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH

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Presented by The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company

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

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

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Tue 13 Jun

19:45

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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

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Presented by Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society

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

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

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

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

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

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Wed 14 Jun

19:45

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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

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Presented by Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society

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

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

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

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

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

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Thu 15 Jun

19:45

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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

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Presented by Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society

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

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

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

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

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

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Fri 16 Jun

19:45

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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

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Presented by Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society

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

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

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

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

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

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Sat 17 Jun

12:30

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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

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Presented by Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society

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

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

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

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

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

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16:30

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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

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Presented by Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society

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

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

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

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

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

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18:45

Changelings

Seckford Theatre, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH

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Presented by The Theatre Emporium ~ School of Performing Arts

Fantasy Tales
Wondrous Dance
Beguiling Song

Directed by Victoria Charles Saker

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19:00

The Secret Garden

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

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By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted and Directed by Amy Wyllie
Designed by Becca Gibbs

When Mary Lennox is orphaned she is bundled off to live with her uncle at the gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Sullen, spoilt and lonely, she begins to be entranced by the mysteries of the house and its gardens… but can she unlock the secrets that are held within?

With the help of some unexpected friends – and an overgrown magical garden – her life, and the lives of those around her, is
transformed.

This Summer, Spinning Wheel Theatre’s charming and heartwarming adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s treasured childhood novel hits the road across East Anglia. A joyful and uplifting tale of magic, friendship and hope, this is a show for
all the family - not to be missed!!

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

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Wed 21 Jun

19:45

Gypsy

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

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Presented by Appeal Theatre Group

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

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

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

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

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Thu 22 Jun

19:45

Gypsy

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

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Presented by Appeal Theatre Group

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

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

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

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

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Fri 23 Jun

19:45

Gypsy

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

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Presented by Appeal Theatre Group

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

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

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

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

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20:00

IJF - Claude Deppa And The Clare Hirst Band

Manor Ballroom, 4 St Margaret's Green, Ipswich, IP4 2BP

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Presented by Ipswich Jazz Festival 23rd-25th June 2017

Get your dancing shoes on for a night of lively, Township style Jazz by some great musicians.

In partnership with Peppery Productions,

At the forefront of the African jazz music scene is South African born trumpeter and composer Claude Deppa. Claude has performed with a rich array of contemporary international jazz talent.

Saxophonist Clare Hirst has played with many of the country’s finest jazz musicians. Her experience with such a diverse mixture of musical styles ranging from salsa to reggae to funk and African music, along with a heavy influence from jazz players such as Sonny Rollins and Chick Corea, has created a unique style.

The Clare Hirst Quartet includes acclaimed keyboard player Andrea Vicari, with five albums under her own name. Recently Andrea has performed at the Marlborough Jazz Festival, Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Festival, Stratford Jazz, Shrewsbury Jazz, Scarborough Jazz Festival and The Bulls Head Barnes. Brilliant bassist Dorian Lockett studied at the Guildhall School of Music before playing with major names. He plays on all Andrea Vicari CDs, which he co-produced. Rising star Jordan Hadfield (drums) at only 18 has already played alongside many of the country’s top jazz musicians and has toured Europe and played gigs at the Royal Festival Hall and Kings Place in London.

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Sat 24 Jun

10:00

IJF - Jazz Drumming Workshop

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

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Presented by Ipswich Jazz Festival

10am–12pm: Jazz Drumming with Bob Airzee

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

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

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

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12:00

IJF - Jazz Bass Workshop

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

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Presented by Ipswich Jazz Festival

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

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

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

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14:00

IJF - Jazz Ensemble Playing Workshop

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

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Presented by Ipswich Jazz Festival

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

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

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

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

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14:00

StorySeekers

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

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Local stories. Global stories. Stories to delight and cautionary tales.

Illustrated and enlivened by drumming and percussion.

Part of a community arts project produced by Arts La'Olam and led by international artists; Storyteller Griot Chinyere and drummer Abass Dodoo.

With special guests from our local community with their own story to tell.

An interactive show with a chance to tell your story too - what's your story?

Tickets are £5 adults, go children free!

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

Sociable and Interactive Storytelling and Percussion Workshops in Ipswich and Colchester:
Every Monday 10am -12 noon The Smokehouse, 6 South Street, Ipswich Every Wednesday 7-9 pm
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester

For more information and to book for these workshops, call 07990 802776 or visit www.la-olam.com

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14:30

Gypsy

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

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Presented by Appeal Theatre Group

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

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

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

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

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15:30

Honk! Jr.

Ipswich High School for Girls, Woolverstone, Suffolk, IP9 1AZ

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Presented by Ipswich High School for Girls

Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Music by George Styles

Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat you to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

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16:00

IJF - Music Photography Workshop

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

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Presented by Ipswich Jazz Festival

4pm–6pm: Music Photography with John Watson

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

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

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

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

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18:00

Honk! Jr.

Ipswich High School for Girls, Woolverstone, Suffolk, IP9 1AZ

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Presented by Ipswich High School for Girls

Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Music by George Styles

Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat you to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

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19:00

IJF - Stars at St Peter's

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

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Presented By Ipswich Jazz Festival 23rd-25th June 2017

A whole evening of music with John Etheridge, Vimala Rowe, Art Themen and The Chris Ingham Trio. Plus a short opening set by Suffolk’s jazz musicians of tomorrow – the South Suffolk Youth Jazz Ensemble. 30 minute interval.

A great gig featuring top names, playing both alone and together. An absolutely unmissable, unique club-style night.

The night features guitarist John Etheridge, singer Vimala Rowe (whose recent CD with John “Out of the Sky” was rated as one of the top ten jazz CDs of 2016), Art Themen saxophonist along with local stalwarts The Chris Ingham Trio featuring Chris Ingham (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and George Double (drums). Your ears will be treated to some of the best of new and standard jazz, each artiste playing a mix of solo and ensemble. The evening builds to a grand finale.

John Etheridge rightly enjoys a glowing reputation throughout the jazz world and beyond and has been described by Pat Metheny as, "One of the best guitarists in the world". He is a prodigiously gifted and creative player whose approach to music refuses to accommodate or even acknowledge artificial musical boundaries. John’s willingness to engage with so many styles is matched by his ability to excel in any of them.

In her early teens Vimala Rowe left England for the Far East where she quickly established herself as vocalist and recording a hit album. She then spent a year studying Hindustani classical vocals in India, which profoundly influenced her future style. Since then she has established herself on the London jazz scene as a remarkable live performer. Her performances have captivated audiences. Her mix of jazz sophistication and swing, soulful passion and a hint of Indian exoticism is enthralling.

Art Themen, a previous winner in the tenor sax category of the British jazz awards, toured the world fronting Stan Tracey's quartet for 20 years and has been featured with virtually everyone on the UK jazz scene. Outside the jazz scene he has accompanied such diverse artists as Mick Jagger, George Harrison, Rod Stewart, Jack Bruce, Joe Cocker, Chuck Berry, Alexis Korner and, even Bing Crosby!

Chris Ingham. Piano, his CD Hoagy was a Sunday Times top 10 jazz album of 2014. The musical director of popular film song quintet Jazz At The Movies, Chris was jazz piano and voice tutor at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge for 20 years. He leads the house trio at Jazz the Hunter Club and the Sunday Songbook sessions at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds.

George Double. George is a busy freelancer and respected published drum educator, notably for Trinity College, London. He tours regularly with vocal legend Jack Jones and has played with Marc Almond, Ruthie Henshall and Kym Mazelle as well as on West End shows. He drums with Jazz At The Movies, the Georgina Jackson Quartet and curates Hadleigh and Southwold Jazz Clubs in Suffolk where he has accompanied many top jazz musicians.

Arnie Somogyi. One of the UK's outstanding bass talents - musician, bandleader, composer, presenter, and music lecturer - Arnie Somogyi is much in demand among leading US and European musicians. Featured on over 30 top albums and film tracks.

South Suffolk Youth Jazz Ensemble, directed by Christopher Neary, will perform a selection of big band and jazz classics. Aged 12-18 years old, these accomplished young jazz musicians meet weekly to participate in the Suffolk Youth Music programme.

Licensed Bar as well as catering by Rose House Butchery (includes vegetarian options!).

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19:45

Gypsy

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

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Presented by Appeal Theatre Group

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

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

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

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

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Sun 25 Jun

19:45

Back To Basie

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

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Presented By Fleece Jazz
Orchestra with vocalist Jacqui Hicks

Directed by trumpet-player Paul Lacey, Back To Basie features London session musicians and jazz soloists all dedicated to the music of Count Basie’s legendary ‘Swingin’ Machine’ - straight ahead swing played with dynamics, good humour, and a large dose of the blues!

Launched in 2001, Back To Basie have since been presenting concerts with “accuracy and style” throughout Britain and Europe to great reviews.

Back To Basie has been voted Best Big Band in the British Jazz Awards six times - in seven years!

“The music and the magic of Count Basie were back in town!”
Sunday Times

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

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Tue 27 Jun

19:30

Who Invented The Sausage?!

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

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Presented by Youth Perform!

Discoveries in science and technology have changed the world...
Archaeologists' unearthed ancient civilisations, Explorers found lost tribes... and Arthur Smith found £3.91 in a coat he'd forgotten about at the back of his wardrobe.

We can't all be great explorers, and discover the next big thing, but with help from children and young people from schools and community groups from all over Suffolk he might just answer some really big questions like... how does Argos work? Why shouldn't you eat yellow snow? And who invented the sausage.

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Wed 28 Jun

19:30

Who Invented The Sausage?!

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

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Presented by Youth Perform!

Discoveries in science and technology have changed the world...
Archaeologists' unearthed ancient civilisations, Explorers found lost tribes... and Arthur Smith found £3.91 in a coat he'd forgotten about at the back of his wardrobe.

We can't all be great explorers, and discover the next big thing, but with help from children and young people from schools and community groups from all over Suffolk he might just answer some really big questions like... how does Argos work? Why shouldn't you eat yellow snow? And who invented the sausage.

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Thu 29 Jun

19:30

Who Invented The Sausage?!

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

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Presented by Youth Perform!

Discoveries in science and technology have changed the world...
Archaeologists' unearthed ancient civilisations, Explorers found lost tribes... and Arthur Smith found £3.91 in a coat he'd forgotten about at the back of his wardrobe.

We can't all be great explorers, and discover the next big thing, but with help from children and young people from schools and community groups from all over Suffolk he might just answer some really big questions like... how does Argos work? Why shouldn't you eat yellow snow? And who invented the sausage.

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19:45

Spirit Level

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

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Presented by Kesgrave Amatuer Theatre Society

Following the sell-out success of The Vicar of Dibley, KATS, Kesgrave Amateur Theatre Society return to present 'Spirit Level' a comedy by Pam Valentine.

Famous crime writer Jack Cameron and his wife Susie die in an accident and when they are refused entry into heaven, return to haunt the cottage they once lived in.

Life is dull until a young couple move in. With the help of a guardian angel, spooky fun and games ensue with an estate agent and an over-bearing mother-in-law!

An Amateur production by kind permission of Josef Weinberger.

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

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Fri 30 Jun

19:30

Who Invented The Sausage?!

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

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Presented by Youth Perform!

Discoveries in science and technology have changed the world...
Archaeologists' unearthed ancient civilisations, Explorers found lost tribes... and Arthur Smith found £3.91 in a coat he'd forgotten about at the back of his wardrobe.

We can't all be great explorers, and discover the next big thing, but with help from children and young people from schools and community groups from all over Suffolk he might just answer some really big questions like... how does Argos work? Why shouldn't you eat yellow snow? And who invented the sausage.

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19:45

Spirit Level

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

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Presented by Kesgrave Amatuer Theatre Society

Following the sell-out success of The Vicar of Dibley, KATS, Kesgrave Amateur Theatre Society return to present 'Spirit Level' a comedy by Pam Valentine.

Famous crime writer Jack Cameron and his wife Susie die in an accident and when they are refused entry into heaven, return to haunt the cottage they once lived in.

Life is dull until a young couple move in. With the help of a guardian angel, spooky fun and games ensue with an estate agent and an over-bearing mother-in-law!

An Amateur production by kind permission of Josef Weinberger.

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

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Sat 1 Jul

19:45

Suffolk Soul Singers

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

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Suffolk Soul Singers return to The Wolsey Theatre, as part of Open Season, to bring you an evening of soul and gospel influenced music.

Led by Andi Hopgood, a Suffolk based vocalist with a love of jazz and improvisation, and accompanied by a live band, this community choir always packs its performances with a mixture
of old and new foot stomping songs in rich four part harmony, that are guaranteed to get you on your feet.

“Cleverly arranged to showcase individuals and the whole group, we were soon clapping and singing along to hits from the likes of the Isley Brothers and Jimmy Cliff to Adele and Michael Jackson.”
Ipswich Star

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19:45

Spirit Level

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

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Presented by Kesgrave Amatuer Theatre Society

Following the sell-out success of The Vicar of Dibley, KATS, Kesgrave Amateur Theatre Society return to present 'Spirit Level' a comedy by Pam Valentine.

Famous crime writer Jack Cameron and his wife Susie die in an accident and when they are refused entry into heaven, return to haunt the cottage they once lived in.

Life is dull until a young couple move in. With the help of a guardian angel, spooky fun and games ensue with an estate agent and an over-bearing mother-in-law!

An Amateur production by kind permission of Josef Weinberger.

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

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Wed 5 Jul

19:45

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

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

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Presented by the award winning CTC

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

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

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

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

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

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Thu 6 Jul

19:45

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

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

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Presented by the award winning CTC

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

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

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

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

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

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Fri 7 Jul

19:45

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

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

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Presented by the award winning CTC

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

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

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

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

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

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