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JUNE TRAVIS – THE MAN WHO IN CONCERT Regent Theatre | Page 6

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THE ROY ORBISON STORY Regent Theatre | Page 6

CLASSIC ROCK USA Regent Theatre | Page 6

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JULY IPSWICH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Corn Exchange | Page 6

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BRAVO – STARS OF THE STAGE Regent Theatre | Page 7

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MY FAIR LADY Regent Theatre | Page 8

LES MISERABLES – SCHOOL EDITION Corn Exchange | Page 7

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SARAH MILLICAN Regent Theatre | Page 7

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BRAVO – STARS OF THE STAGE Regent Theatre | Page 7

SEPTEMBER THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN Regent Theatre | Page 9

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AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Regent Theatre | Page 4

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CHRIS RAMSEY Regent Theatre | Page 7

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BON JOVI FOREVER Corn Exchange | Page 9

SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP Regent Theatre | Page 9

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THE BEST OF WHAM! Regent Theatre | Page 9

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JANE MCDONALD Regent Theatre | Page 12

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LDN WRESTLING Corn Exchange | Page 12

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AWFUL AUNTIE Regent Theatre | Page 10

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THE THREE DEGREES Corn Exchange | Page 12

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AN AUDIENCE WITH SIMON REEVE Regent Theatre | Page 12

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OCTOBER HELLO AGAIN THE STORY OF NEIL DIAMOND Corn Exchange | Page 13

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OUR FINEST HOUR Regent Theatre | Page 13

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MADAGASCAR Regent Theatre | Page 14

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WELCOME TO THE REGENT THEATRE & CORN EXCHANGE FAME Regent Theatre | Page 16

NAME Regent Theatre | Page 14

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JAMIE WILSON with GAVIN KALIN, JASON HAIGH ELLERY, ANTHONY CLARE and BROADWAY BABY PRODUCTIONS Present the CURVE Production of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL - A NEW MUSICAL BASED ON THE MOVIE AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN DIRECTED BY NIKOLAI FOSTER CHOREOGRAPHY BY KATE PRINCE MUSICAL SUPERVISION BY SARAH TRAVIS ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BY DOUGLAS DAY STEWART BOOK BY DOUGLAS DAY STEWART & SHARLEEN COOPER COHEN IN ASSOCIATION WITH PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND WARNER BROS THEATRE VENTURES

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‘UP WHERE WE BELONG ’ • ’LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER ’ ’HEART OF GLASS ’ • ’GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN ’ ’MATERIAL GIRL ’ • ’DON’T CRY OUT LOUD ’ • ’ALONE ’ ’I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU ’ AND MANY MORE HITS!


Sweeping audiences off their feet, don’t miss An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical, in Ipswich for one week only! The world premiere of this new musical is based on true events and follows the Oscarwinning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie ‘Up Where We Belong’ along with many 80s classic anthems including ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ and ‘The Final Countdown’. Cast includes West End favourites Jonny Fines (Annie), Ray Shell (Starlight Express), and Olivier Award nominee Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence). Let Love Lift You Up where you belong! Monday 27 August to Saturday 1 September REGEnT ThEATRE

Monday-Saturday 7.30pm Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £23 Concessionary, family and group discounts available, Student Standby available

Please be advised An Officer and a Gentleman contains themes of an adult nature and strong language.

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TRAVIS - THE MAN WHO IN CONCERT

THE ROY ORBISON STORY

Thursday 21 June Doors 7pm

Friday 22 June 7.30pm

REGEnT ThEATRE £30.50 £50.50

Travis, one of Britain’s best-loved bands, will play their classic album ‘The Man Who’ live in full, with special guests Turin Brakes. Released 19 years ago, ‘The Man Who’ sounds as fresh today as it did then. One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned the timeless singles Writing To Reach You, Turn and Why Does It Always Rain On Me.

REGEnT ThEATRE £25

Barry Steele is quite unmissable! Stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the legend of Roy Orbison, he and his fabulous cast take you on a 30th anniversary special of the passing of The Big O, featuring orchestrational elements from the recent hologram tour. From Only The Lonely to The Travelling Wilburys, this show has all the hits.

A TRIBUTE TO THE CLASSIC HITS OF

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BRYAN ADAMS & JON BON JOVI

CLASSIC ROCK USA

IPSWICH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Saturday 23 June 7.30pm

Saturday 23 June 7.30pm

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Are you ready to head back to the Summer of ’69? You do not want to miss the ultimate rock experience! This heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating extravaganza features over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. You don’t have to be Born in the USA to be Living on a Prayer so it’s time to hit the Thunder Road to Classic Rock USA!

CORn ExChAnGE Balcony £15.50 Stalls £14, Concs £13 U18/Stu FREE

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A Celebration of British Music Conductor Adam Gatehouse leads an irresistible programme including Britain’s favourite classical tracks. Walton: Suite from henry V Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending Violin: Savitri Grier holst: The Planets

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BRAVO - STARS OF THE STAGE

SARAH MILLICAN

Sunday 24 June 22 July 6.30pm

27 - 30 June 8pm

REGEnT ThEATRE Adult £16.50 Child £13.50

BRAVO Theatre Productions is proud to bring together East Anglia’s most dedicated dance and performing arts groups in a celebration of music, dance and creativity. East Anglia’s brightest 6-21 year old performers will dazzle you with a magical mix of energetic routines, imaginative choreography and overwhelming enthusiasm.

LES MISERABLES School Edition 21 - 28 July 7.30pm, 2.30pm matinees 21, 22 & 28 July CORn ExChAnGE £18, £21 £24 U16’s - £2 off

Proudly presented by the multiaward winning CTC. Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. Featuring I Dreamed A Dream, Bring him home, One Day More and On My Own this is the show of all shows!

REGEnT ThEATRE £30.50 16+

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of the passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you are sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

LES MISERABLES - SCHOOL EDITION SARAHRAMSEY MILLICAN CHRIS Friday 27 July 7.30pm REGEnT ThEATRE £23 Suitable for 12+

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Critically-acclaimed and award winning stand-up comedian, host of his own TV entertainment and stand up shows on Comedy Central, Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey brings his BRAnD nEW 2018 tour to the Regent Theatre. It sold out last time so snap tickets up as soon as you can!

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4-7 July 7.30pm Matinee Saturday 2.30pm REGEnT ThEATRE Tickets from £16.50 £2 off Over 60s £10 Under 26 An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

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Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor henry higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish. The tale of a Cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including: Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.

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THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN - LIVE AGAIN!

SUMMER SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

Wednesday 15 August 7.30pm

WORKSHOP 20-24 Aug SHOWCASE Sat 25 Aug 2pm, 6pm

REGEnT ThEATRE £38, £42.50 Suitable for 12+

The League of Gentlemen will return to the stage in 2018 for their first UK tour in over 12 years with ‘The League of Gentlemen Live Again! BAFTA Award-winning comedy legends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark and unhinged fictional village of Royston Vasey to theatres and arenas across the country.

REGEnT ThEATRE Workshop: £150

Run by Enchanted Entertainment, producers of the Ipswich Regent’s pantomimes, this summer gives young people aged 8-16 a chance to spend time with others who love singing, dancing and acting, whatever their ability. Learn songs and routines from well-known musicals and then perform in the showcase.

Showcase: £10

BON JOVI FOREVER

THE BEST OF WHAM!

Saturday 8 September 7.30pm

Friday 14 September 7.30pm

CORn ExChAnGE £24

A high energy, electric show guaranteed to raise your hands. Bon Jovi Forever have established themselves as the UK’s leading tribute to Bon Jovi, receiving rave reviews from legions of fans. This stunning stage show, coupled with effects and explosions, will make you believe you are watching the real life Bon Jovi back in the day.

REGEnT ThEATRE £24

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The Best of Wham! includes all the hits, a few B side favourites and a couple of George Michael bonus songs. This fun loving, vibrant, megamix tribute to the pop sensation of the 80s will be loved by Young Guns of all ages, so come along to the Club Tropicana.

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“The BSC’s Gangsta Granny is truly brilliant, so I’m hugely excited they’ve now brought Awful Auntie to the stage. I loved this magnificent show and can’t wait for you to see it!” DAVID WALLIAMS

WEDNESDAY 19-SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER Wednesday-Saturday 7pm Friday-Saturday 10.30am Saturday 2.30pm, Sunday 11am School performance Friday 10.30am £10 per student

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her aunt alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful auntie! From the award-winning West end producers of gangsta granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful auntie!

REGEnT ThEATRE Tickets from £17

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JANE MCDONALD

LDN WRESTLING

Saturday 15 September 7.30pm

Saturday 15 September 7.30pm

REGEnT ThEATRE £32.50£42.50

Jane, one of the nation’s most loved entertainers, currently presents the BAFTA winning TV show ‘Cruising with Jane McDonald’ and ‘Jane McDonald and Friends’. She has released platinum-selling albums and toured with her own show, each year better than the last. She is a phenomenal singer who, with her stunning band, will bring audiences to their feet.

CORn ExChAnGE £16, £13, £48 family of 4

In this explosive evening, a host of American wrestling stars face the very best home grown talent and fan favourites in a two-hour entertainment for all the family. If you've been before you know how good it gets, if you haven't give it a try. The kids will be talking about it for weeks afterwards.

THE THREE DEGREES

AN AUDIENCE WITH SIMON REEVE

Thursday 27 September 7.30pm

Saturday 29 September 7.30pm

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The Three Degrees are famous for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns and fabulous stage shows. The 50th anniversary tour features two members of the original trio, helen Scott and Valerie holiday. Come along and enjoy all the hits, including When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol’ Man and Take Good Care of Yourself.

REGEnT ThEATRE £27

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In Simon Reeve’s first-ever theatre tour, the world-famous journalist and BBC documentary presenter recounts tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. From being chased by pirates, hounded by the Mafia and bombed by Columbian barons, Simon Reeve has travelled through over 120 countries.

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HELLO AGAIN - THE STORY OF NEIL DIAMOND

OUR FINEST HOUR - DUNKIRK AND THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Saturday 29 September 7.30pm

Sunday 30 September 3pm

CORn ExChAnGE £24, Conc £22

With evocative imagery, video and narration to enhance the magic, go on a musical journey through neil Diamond’s glittering 50-year career. From The Bang Years to the present day, you’ll soon find yourself singing along to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, hello Again, America and many more.

REGEnT ThEATRE £17-£29

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The BBC Big Band and singer Annie Gill capture the spirit of the 1940s in this evocative tribute to the momentous turning point of WWII, presented by Kevin Whately. Celebrate the songs that won the war, including We’ll Meet Again and The White Cliffs of Dover, thrill to Glenn Miller’s classic hits, Dam Busters March, and highlights from the Last night of the Proms.

Mirror, mirror on the wall… is Collabro’s Matt Pagan the fairest of them all?

SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS Christmas Panto 2018 14 December-2 January 2019 MORE CAST MEMBERS TO BE ANNOUNCED Call 01473 433100 or visit ipswichregent.com

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‘DAZZLING COLOUR AND INNOVATIVE STORYTELLING’ W E S T E N D W I LM A.CO M – S E US S I CA L

This wacky adventure for the whole family is brought to life by Selladoor Family and Hartshorn – Hook. Coming out of the zoo and onto a stage near you!

Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical is based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture and follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo let their curiosity of the outside world get the better of them and they make their escape – with the help of some mischievous penguins – to explore the world. This brand new musical from DreamWorks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to ‘move it, move it’!

TUESDAY 16 TO SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER Tuesday-Saturday 7pm, Thursday & Saturday 2pm REGEnT ThEATRE Tickets from £15 Concessionary, family and group discounts available

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“Leaves audiences up and down the country on their feet and begging for more” THEATRE WEEKLY ON FLASHDANCE

the definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame the Musical starring Keith Jack (any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the amazing technicolour Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me tender, Chicago, Mama I Want to Sing) and Jorgie Porter (hollyoaks, Dancing on Ice). Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame the Musical is the international smash hit following the lives of students at new York’s high School For the Performing arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows and the ultimate elation of life. this bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today. Featuring the oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and actors as they transform from star struck pupils to superstars. Fame the Musical will indeed live forever. This production comes to you from the award winning producers Selladoor Productions (Flashdance, Footloose, American Idiot, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors).

MONDAY 29 OCTOBER TO SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER Monday-Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm REGEnT ThEATRE Tickets from £15 Concessionary and group discounts available Fame – The Musical is suitable for ages 12+ due to sex, drugs, mental health references and mild swearing.

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TICKETS

CONCESSION TICKETS Available where stated for those under 16 years or over 60 years. STUDENT STANDBY Available where stated two hours before the show. Please bring ID.

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BOOKING FEES All prices listed in this brochure are inclusive of booking fees where applicable. POSTAGE We can post tickets for an additional fee of £1.20. Tickets purchased less than

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seven days prior to a performance will be held at the box office for collection. LOST TICKETS If tickets have not been received, or have been lost or mislaid, duplicates can be issued at the show by the venue box office.

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Food & Drink Festival

Lark in the Park

Open Air Cinema

Music Day

Open Air Theatre

Global Rhythm

Indian Summer Mela

Wildlife Family Fun Day

Summer Cinema Family Fun Day

Pop-up Pictures Outdoor Cinema

Active Family Fun Day

Crafted Classique

Maritime Festival

Bubble Rush

Vehicle Family Fun Day

Big Fun Run

One Big Multicultural Festival

Memory Walk

Concert

Great East Run

Cycle Swarm

23rd–24th June | Waterfront

24th June | Gippeswyk Park

30th June | Christchurch Park

1st July | Christchurch Park

4th July | Christchurch Park

7th July | Christchurch Park

8th July | Christchurch Park

26th July | Holywells Park

1st August | Holywells Park

2nd-4th August | Holywells Park

8th August | Holywells Park

11th August | Waterfront

18-19th August | Waterfront

26th August | Christchurch Park

29th August | Holywells Park

1st September | Christchurch Park

2nd September | Alexandra Park

2nd September | Christchurch Park

8th September | Chantry Park

16th September | Town Centre

30th September | Christchurch Park

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InSPIRInG DISCOVERIES

IPSWICh MUSEUMS SuMMER HOliDAY - AROuND THE WORlD Tuesday 31 July - Thursday 23 August Explore the world with fun, interactive activities at Ipswich Museums this summer Admission to ipswich Museums is free all year www.cimuseums.org.uk t: 01473 433551

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AGE RESTRICTIONS Unless stated under 14s to be accompanied by a fully paying adult (18+).

STUDENT STANDBY Available, where stated online, two hours before the show. Please bring ID.

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CAMERAS AND MOBILE PHONES Please turn off mobiles during performances. The public are not permitted to use any camera or video device during performances.

SPECIAL EFFECTS ACCESS Both venues have wheelchair access, accessible toilets and induction loops. Guide dogs welcome. Limited parking is available for Blue Badge holders at the theatre. Parking spaces must be pre-booked. Call the box office or visit our website for details.

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Some shows use strobe lighting or smoke effects. Details are posted in the foyer.

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Regent Theatre & Corn Exchange Summer 2018 Brochure  

Discover what's coming up in Summer 2018 at the Ipswich Regent Theatre & Corn Exchange.

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Discover what's coming up in Summer 2018 at the Ipswich Regent Theatre & Corn Exchange.

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