Ipswich Theatre News and Reviews

Catherine Love: Play it again
By Catherine Love · 28 Jul 2014

Is there value in going back for seconds when it comes to theatre?

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

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

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

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

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

Deathtrap (Southwold – tour)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 24 Jul 2014

If the decades before mobile phones and laptop computers – let alone tablets – seem a part of history, some of the plays of that period still punch a punch in the 21st century. One of these is Ira Levin's "Deathtrap".

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

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

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

"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

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.