Ipswich Theatre News and Reviews

Catherine Love: Surprising spaces and blurred genres at Latitude
By Catherine Love · 21 Jul 2014 · Ipswich

This year's Latitude festival once again offers genre defying performance in surprising spaces - something that theatre elsewhere might be able to learn from

Our highlights from this year's Latitude Festival
By Rosie Bannister · 21 Jul 2014 · Southwold

We take a look at some of the myriad events that were on offer

Monty Python's Spamalot embarks on new UK tour in 2015
By Editorial Staff · 21 Jul 2014 · Nationwide

The new production is directed by Christopher Luscombe and stars Bonnie Langford, Todd Carty and Joe Pasquale

Fun Palaces festival marks Joan Littlewood's 100th birthday
By Theo Bosanquet · 18 Jul 2014 · International

The festival will see over 100 venues and organisations offering a range of free events celebrating art and science

Country or town - which makes for more radical theatre?
By Natasha Tripney · 17 Jul 2014 · Nationwide

Why rural theatre can be just as innovative as its urban cousin

The Comedy of Errors (Wherstead)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 22 Jul 2014 · Wherstead

The English summer and theatre performances out-of-doors make something marvellous when the ingredients are right. But perhaps staging "The Comedy of Errors" at the Theatre in the Forest is too much of a challenge for the weather gods to ignore?

Mary Shelley & The Curse of Frankenstein (tour – Woodbridge)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 11 Jul 2014 · Woodbridge, London

If ever there was an author devoured by his or her own creation, the two top contenders must be Conan Doyle and Mary Shelley. Shelley is a particularly interesting example, now taking centre stage in a play of which she is the heroine.

Taking Steps (tour - Southwold)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 10 Jul 2014 · Southwold, Aldeburgh

"Taking Steps" is not the most frequently revived of Alan Ayckbourn's plays. So it makes an interesting choice to launch Suffolk Summer Theatres' 2014 season.

Kiss Me, Figaro (tour – Beccles)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 27 Jun 2014 · Beccles

Theatres seem to be awash at the moment with what might be styled "juke-box" musicals – shows with an original storyline but packed with assorted numbers from a variety of sources.

Miss Nightingale (Tour – Ipswich)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 2 Apr 2014 · Ipswich

London 1942. The Battle of Britain has diminished the fear of immediate invasion but bombs take their nightly toll. What's wrong with indulging in a little pleasure while waiting?