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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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11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 17

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

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

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

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

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 17

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

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

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

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

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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14:30

Pre Show Meal (February)

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

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We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904 .

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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

17:00

Pre Show Meal (February)

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

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We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904 .

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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

17:45

Pre Show Meal (March)

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

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We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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Only 15 tickets left.

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

12:30

Pre Show Meal (March)

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

A few more details ...

We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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We only have 20 tickets left for this performance.

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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Best availability!
Need tickets together? Opportunity knocks!

17:45

Pre Show Meal (March)

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

A few more details ...

We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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Very limited availability!
Only 17 tickets left.

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

17:45

Pre Show Meal (March)

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

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We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

Full performance details

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Very limited availability!
Only 12 tickets left.

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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