Tag Archives | New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Tommy – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Touring

Tommy was reviewed at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and now tours until 1 July. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I caught up with this rock musical delivered with immense skill by a company of 22 multi-abled artists in Ipswich prior to national tour. The New Wolsey Theatre audiences are used […]

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Made in Dagenham – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Made in Dagenham continues at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch until 17 September, then transfers to the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich from 21 September until 15 October. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Made in Dagenham, a musical based on the 2010 film with the same name, returns to its roots in a co-production between the […]

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Interview – Douglas Rintoul brings Made in Dagenham back home to the Queen’s Hornchurch

DOUGLAS RINTOUL is the new artistic director at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch. Appointed in 2015, Rintoul – a Drama & Theatre Arts alumnus of the University of Birmingham – has chosen for his first major show the musical comedy Made in Dagenham (music by David Arnold, lyrics by Richard Thomas, book by Richard Bean), which […]

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First revival of Made in Dagenham from Queen’s Hornchurch and New Wolsey Ipswich

The first revival of the hit musical Made In Dagenham will be a co-production between the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre. The staging, directed by the Queen’s artistic director Douglas Rintoul, receives its regional premiere in Hornchurch from 26 August until 17 September, before playing the New Wolsey from 21 September until 15 October. Inspired by the true […]

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The Last Five Years – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

The Last Five Years continues at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich until 11 March. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle The Last Five Years is the story of the breakdown of a relationship, starting at the end. So we first meet Cathy reading Jamie’s goodbye letter, before […]

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The Last Five Years at the New Wolsey Theatre – Chris Cowley joins Katie Birtill in cast

Chris Cowley will join Katie Birtill in the cast of The Last Five Years, the first production in Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre 15th birthday season this February. Birtill, who took the title role in the venue’s production of Sweet Charity last autumn will play alongside Cowley whose first role after graduation was as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever […]

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New Wolsey Ipswich birthday season includes The Last Five Years and Sweeney Todd

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre will be celebrating its 15th birthday next year with a spring season that includes a revival of the production that marked its reopening in 2001, Sweeney Todd. The Sondheim classic is one of a series of major productions featured in a packed anniversary season that will begin on 25 February 2016 with The […]

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Rebecca Applin is Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer

Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network have announced that Rebecca Applin will be the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester and the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, starting in October 2015. Rebecca Applin said: “I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be resident composer at the Mercury Theatre and the New Wolsey Theatre. […]

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Sweet Charity – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Sweet Charity continues at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich until 26 September. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ There is a bitter sweet quality in a good production of Sweet Charity, and Peter Rowe’s staging brings out all the comic tragedy of Neil Simon’s book. We see the seedy side of 1960s New York through the eyes of […]

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Katie Birtill cast as lead in Sweet Charity at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich is producing a new actor-musician production of the musical Sweet Charity which runs from Thursday 3 to Saturday 26 September, directed by artistic director Peter Rowe. Katie Birtill, who will be playing the lead role of Charity Valentine, was initially studying medicine at Bristol University before she decided to take the plunge and go into […]

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Midsummer Songs – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Midsummer Songs continues at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich until 27 September. For this brand new production the New Wolsey tweaks its deserved reputation for musical theatre to present, instead, a play with music. While the theme of a 25-year university reunion and the setting in a remote cottage in the middle of Wales augers well for […]

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The Threepenny Opera leads New Wolsey Theatre season

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich’s season for spring 2014, which goes on general sale on Saturday 16 November, features four musicals. The Threepenny Opera is a New Wolsey’s co-production of Brecht and Weill’s musical masterpiece with Nottingham Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Graeae Theatre Company (12–22 March). Familiar faces from Our House and Reasons […]

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