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.
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.
Charles Dickens is known for The Christmas Carol and this Christmas it appears that Joanna Carrick – by adapting the largely unknown Dickens short story The Magic Fishbone has created another seasonal treat that is both accessible, entertaining and enjoyable.
Suffolk is lucky to have a variety of theatrical treats at Christmas time, not just fed a diet of celebrity-laden pantomimes. One of those treats this Christmas is The Canterville Ghost by Pat Whymark and Julian Harries
The Eastern Angles Christmas show has become something of a Suffolk institution and fills the niche of an intelligent alternative to the Christmas pantomime