Review: Fag Ends And Families – Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich

There’s the well-known saying that you know you’re getting older when the policemen start looking younger, but in Simon Egerton’s solo show Fag Ends and Families it’s when the bar owners don’t look old enough to drink that triggers a sense of encroaching age. Egerton says the piece isn’t ‘exactly’ autobiographical but even so it […]

Review: Henry V – Latitude Festival, Henham Park

‘May we cram, within this wooden O….’ For the Latitude Festival, Theatre Delicatessen take the wooden reference to the extreme – taking to the Henham woods for an open air performance, split across two days. It gives the production an air of a military camp, as soldiers mingle among the audience, lines suddenly being delivered […]

Review: Circa – Latitude Festival, Henham Park

Circa’s self-titled show should come with a health warning. The feats that these seven Brisbane based artists perform induce a feeling of pain just watching. One can’t help think that the human body shouldn’t be able to endure the things these talented acrobats inflict on themselves. The seven-strong company takes us on a physical, but […]

Review: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit – Latitude Festival, Henham Park

There’s a tricky dilemma in reviewing Nassim Soleimanpour’s White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. While by its very nature, live theatre differs slightly in each performance, here the uniqueness is a key part of the concept. Soleimanpour has some ground rules. The actor must not have performed the show before, is asked not to research the play […]

News: Bury St Edmunds venues consider single management team

A proposal is being investigated to set up a trust to run the apex and the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds through a single management team. The trust would retain the unique identity of both venues, but make significant efficiency savings through a single management team, shared box office and marketing. The results of […]

Review – Yes, Prime Minister – Trafalgar Studios, London

In among the machinery of government on Whitehall, it seems oddly appropriate that Yes, Prime Minister has now found a new home at the Trafalgar Studios. How many Civil Servants will end up on a fact-finding mission to the show though is questionable, with Alan Jay and Jonathan Lynn’s stage update of the classic TV […]

Review: The Crash Of The Elysium – Crown Car Park, Ipswich

You know those moments where you hid behind the sofa while watching Doctor Who as a child? Well with The Crash of The Elysium there’s no sofa to hide behind as you’re thrown deep into the midst of a real life adventure. Like any good adventures there are elements of surprise around every corner and […]

News: Rufus Hound joins Guvnor

The Theatre Royal Norwich today have announced that Rufus Hound will star in the award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors when it visits Norwich from December 4-8 following in the footsteps of James Corden, who recently won a Tony Award for playing the same role. Rufus is one of the best-known and well-loved comics […]

News: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory The Musical announces Palladium run

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced that their production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will open at the London Palladium in June 2013 after a preview period. The new stage musical will be directed by Sam Mendes, with a book by David Greig and new songs […]

News: Latitude Festival gears up for seventh edition

With just four weeks to go before thousands of festival goers descend on Henham Park for the 7th Latitude festival, organisers are hoping that the sun shining down on site as they launch the final line up is a good omen. For Melvin Benn, founder and creator of Latitude, the seventh anniversary of Latitude already […]