Spill Festival of Performance takes over Ipswich
By Wilf Arasartnam · 5 Nov 2014

2014 marks the sixth edition of the Spill Festival and the second time it has been hosted in Ipswich, home town of its director Robert Pacitti.

Midsummer Songs (Ipswich)
By Wilf Arasartnam · 18 Sep 2014

The New Wolsey Theatre of Ipswich has fine form playing on nostalgia and has produced many hits such as "Mods and Rox" and "20th Century Boy" which draw on the music of artists such as Marc Bolan and others.

Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre receives a new award
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 21 Aug 2014

Theatres often receive industry-promoted awards for being welcoming to their patrons. Increasingly, provision – front of house and back stage – for those potential theatre-goers or indeed employees who might otherwise find themselves excluded has come under the spotlight.

Success in Ipswich's New WolseyTheatre bid for national portfolio funding
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 1 Jul 2014

The New Wolsey Theatre has announced that its application to Arts Council England for National Portfolio funding has been successful.

Pulse Festival 2014 – Part Two
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 26 Jun 2014

Small has never been more profitable than with Pulse's Suitcase Prize – £1,000 for the best company whose production can be taken as hand-held luggage on public transport.

The Gondoliers (tour – Ipswich)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 15 May 2014

You can easily see why "The Gondoliers" – the last major triumph of the Gilbert and Sullivan partnership – remains one of the most popular of all the Savoy operas.

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

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?

The Threepenny Opera (tour)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 14 Mar 2014

A committed new touring production from Peter Rowe and Jenny Sealey

Our Big Land (tour – Ipswich)
By Wilf Arasaratnam · 24 Feb 2014

There has been much prejudice and negative feeling stoked by "reality" television documentaries on the gypsy community, but little recent theatrical coverage. The Romany Theatre Company hopes to address this imbalance with its claim to present the first play by a Romany traveller writer with original gypsy music and songs.

Moon on a Rainbow Shawl
By Wilfred Arasaratnam · 11 Feb 2014

Talawa Theatre Company makes an interesting decision in reviving and touring this classic but little-known Errol John play. Set in recently independent 1950s Trinidad, we are given a West Indian kitchen-sink drama –a verandah-front drama, given the set – that draws us back to that period.