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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. bOOkiNG fEEs All prices listed in this brochure are inclusive of booking fees where applicable.

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pOsTAGE We can post tickets for an additional fee of £1.20. Tickets purchased less than 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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HHHHH ‘IRRESISTIBLE, IRREPRESSIBLE,

INVENTIVE, BURSTS WITH A CRAZY, LOVABLE SPIRIT’ THE STAGE

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for you is the ultimate feel-good musical. Starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing), Claire sweeney (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray, Tell Me on a Sunday) and Charlotte Wakefield (Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as ‘Polly’, it features a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. Mistaken identities, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals.

Tuesday 20 to saturday 24 february REGENT THEATRE

Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

£20-£47 Discounts for groups, families, students and schools

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece sunset boulevard stars Ria jones, who received standing ovations every night when performing the role at the London Coliseum, as Norma Desmond and Strictly Come Dancing’s danny Mac as Joe Gillis. In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world and is seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle. Joe becomes trapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free, with dramatic consequences. With its much-loved score (including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look, As If We Never Said Goodbye, The Greatest Star Of All and The Perfect Year) performed with full orchestra, this production promises to be a spectacular event.

Monday 5 to saturday 10 March REGENT THEATRE £19.50-£52 Concessionary discounts available top three price bands Monday-Thursday, not boxes

Monday-Saturday 7.30pm Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm Over 60s discount Thursday matinee only

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TRiANON TWELfTH NiGHT REvELs saturday 6 january 7.30pm CORN ExCHANGE £6-£13.50

16+

Banish post-seasonal blues with an evening of foot-tapping music and celebrate Twelfth Night through an exploration of the world’s many traditions. The programme includes selections from The Lion King, Lord of the Rings, Buglers’ Holiday, The Typewriter, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Sleigh Ride and many more.

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THE LEGENdARy fRONTMEN Of ROCk - bOsTON/TOTO

sunday 21 january 7.30pm

friday 26 january 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £26

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On The Road Again The people’s favourite comedian takes to ‘The Road Again’ with a brand new show which promises to be the antidote to this ‘PC’ world we now live in. Guaranteed to be outrageous and as truthful as ever and sure to beat those January blues.

REGENT THEATRE £34.50

HHHHH The Express

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Raiding the rock vault we bring you non-stop classic hits, album tracks and rock anthems. Fran Cosmo (former lead singer of Boston) and his band perform the music of Boston, while Bobby Kimball (original lead singer of Toto) and his band bring you all the Toto hits. Featuring Africa More Than A Feeling, Rosanna and more.

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THE buRLEsquE sHOW

THE siMON & GARfuNkEL sTORy

saturday 27 january 7.30pm

friday 2 february 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £23-£28

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A stunning night of sophisticated tease, wonderful comedy, magic and music featuring the UK's finest artistes of the genre. Beautiful choreography, hilarious routines, classic comedy and daring magic combine to deliver the most highly regarded production of its kind in the UK. A delicious night of tassels, tease and titivating laughter, join our fun-filled Burlesque evening.

REGENT THEATRE £24 £2 off Conc

Direct from success at London’s Lyric Theatre and after a sold out worldwide tour, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th anniversary celebration features a full live band performing all the hits, including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Homeward Bound.

THE ELvis WORLd TOuR

siNG-A-LONG-A bEAuTy ANd THE bEAsT

saturday 3 february 7.30pm

sunday 4 february 2pm

REGENT THEATRE £20-£39 £50 VIP

Direct from the USA, the world’s most successful Elvis tribute artist returns - the incredible Shawn Klush was crowned ‘The World’s Greatest Elvis’ on BBC 1 and ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion’ in Tennessee. Featuring original Elvis band members The Sweet Inspirations, who performed as backing vocalists on over a thousand shows.

REGENT THEATRE £17 Adult £13 Child £12 if booked before 31.12.17

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Come along and celebrate a “tale as old as time” with a screening of Disney’s new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! Our host will start with a pre-show to warm up your voices, teach you some hand actions, show you how to use the famous Singalonga props bag during the film and of course judge the fancy dress competition!

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ERAsuRE

Wednesday 7 february 8pm

Wednesday 14 february doors 7pm

CORN ExCHANGE £26

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Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled? Come and watch as Byrne, star of Mock The Week, takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself.

REGENT THEATRE £43-£63

It’s hard to think of another songwriting partnership as golden as that of Erasure. For 32 years, without a break or break-up, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have mined a rich seam of creativity that has led to chart-conquering singles, a string of immaculate albums, a BRIT, an Ivor Novello Award and now World Be Gone, their seventeenth studio album.

jAsON MANfORd: MuddLE CLAss

THE bEE GEEs sTORy NiGHTs ON bROAdWAy

Thursday 15 february 7.30pm

friday 16 february 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £30

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He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smashhit stand-up show. ‘Muddle Class’ promises to feature a wealth of new material about growing up ‘working class’ then finding that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed.

CORN ExCHANGE £21.50

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This fantastic live concert features four decades of Bee Gees songs. With musical authenticity and accurate recreation of their vocal talents and harmonies, it gives the experience of being at a Bee Gees concert. The six-piece band blend classic hits, acoustic medleys, songs written for other artists and dance floor fillers to tell the Bee Gees story from start to finish.

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bRENdAN COLE - ALL NiGHT LONG

ACCE CHiNEsE NEW yEAR 2018

saturday 17 february 7.30pm

sunday 18 february 7pm

REGENT THEATRE £30.50£41.50

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole and sensational guests wow audiences in his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. An extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic - with a few surprises - this is no ordinary dance show. Live music, stunning special effects, Brendan’s own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night.

CORN ExCHANGE £9-£11 £5-£6 Child

The Anglo Chinese Cultural Exchange (ACCE) returns to perform another spectacular Chinese New Year celebration. Join us in welcoming the Year of the Dog and enjoy an exciting line-up full of entertainment with both professional performers such as Chinese instrument, dance and martial artists together with some local talent too.

iCONs Of THE 80s

sENsATiONAL 60s EXpERiENCE

friday 2 March 8pm

saturday 3 March 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £32.50£45.50

Legendary stars Go West, Nik Kershaw and Cutting Crew join forces for a unique show. With millions of album sales and hits like We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, King Of Wishful Thinking, Wouldn’t It Be Good, The Riddle, I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, I've Been In Love Before and (I Just) Died In Your Arms, this authentic 80s triple header is not to be missed.

REGENT THEATRE £30.50

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The most explosive 60s show returns with a brand new 2018 production. Legendary Mike Pender (The Searchers), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, and New Amen Corner deliver a definite feel-good show. Hits include Needles & Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Storm in a Tea Cup, Bend Me Shape Me plus many more.

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Weds 31 january 2018 7.30pm

sun 25 March 2018 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE

REGENT THEATRE

£24-£37

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New for 2018 - Sprinkled with magical special effects

The Snow Maiden Cinderella The Nutcracker Performed by

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia Accompanied by

The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet

8 february 7.30pm 9 february 7.30pm 10 february 2.30pm & 7.30pm

THE sNOW MAidEN CiNdERELLA THE NuTCRACkER

REGENT THEATRE

£26.50-£41.50

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ipsWiCH syMpHONy ORCHEsTRA

TiM viNE: suNsET MiLk idiOT

sunday 4 March 2.30pm

Tues 6 & Wed 7 March 8pm

CORN ExCHANGE £7-£10

family Concert TiME TRAvELLERs! Enjoy top favourites Doctor Who, Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast and much more, played by our large live orchestra with conductor Adam Gatehouse. Play Orchestral with your mobile phone and try out some musical instruments!

CORN ExCHANGE £26

Hey people! It's Tim Vine back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won't let up.

sO yOu THiNk yOu kNOW AbOuT diNOsAuRs?

RuMOuRs Of fLEETWOOd MAC

Thursday 8 March 6pm

Monday 12 March 8pm

CORN ExCHANGE £17.50 £14.50 Child 5+

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Prepare for a prehistoric adventure as dinosaur aficionada Dr Ben Garrod talks you through the deadliest predators that roamed the planet. Pitting unwitting parents against their all-knowing kids, Dr Ben presents an interactive, highly entertaining, educational show using footage from BBC's Planet Dinosaur. Test your knowledge in this live interactive show.

REGENT THEATRE £26-£36

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Encompassing nearly five decades of legendary music and channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, the world’s ultimate homage act returns. The show offers a unique opportunity for fans to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved bands of all time.

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jACksON LivE iN CONCERT sTARRiNG WHO’s bAd

buddy HOLLy & THE CRiCkETERs

Wednesday 14 March 7.30pm

Thursday 15 March 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £28.50

Who’s bad have a formidable reputation as the world’s longest running, most popular tributes to the King of Pop. Following sell-out tours this show features one of the world’s best Michael Jackson tribute artists, with incredible vocals and dance moves. This powerpacked jaw-dropping, musical tribute is must–see.

REGENT THEATRE £25

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s only visit to our shores, the UK’s first, best-loved Buddy Holly act revisits some of the venues on the same dates. Backed by the English Rock and Roll Orchestra, Buddy Holly and the Cricketers present Buddy’s music and other rock ‘n’ roll greats as you have never heard them before!

WHiTNEy quEEN Of THE NiGHT

THE MEAT LOAf sTORy

friday 16 March 7.30pm

saturday 17 March 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £26 £2 off Conc

A magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hits, including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, Saving All My Love and much more. This award-winning production features a sensational line-up together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney.

REGENT THEATRE £25.50£27.50

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Steve Steinman, creative force of the hugely successful Vampires Rock, returns with an epic concert delivering the best of the best from Meat Loaf’s record-breaking album Bat Out of Hell. With an incredible stage set, a superb band and Steinman’s unique sense of humour and stage presence, this will have you up and dancing in the aisles to all the greatest Meat Loaf hits.

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ANd fiNALLy… pHiL COLLiNs

saturday 17 March 2.30/7.30pm

sunday 18 March 7.30pm

CORN ExCHANGE £16.50 Student half price

An exciting collaborative project between Ipswich Choral Society & independent Dance Artist Mary Davies, featuring Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: a Requiem and new music commission, supported by Arts Council England and DanceEast. Bringing together a local cast of dancers, singers, digital artists and musicians to celebrate Ipswich's history and commemorate WW1.

REGENT THEATRE £20.50 £2 off Conc

And Finally… Phil Collins is the show for anyone who grew up with the sounds of legends Phil Collins and Genesis. This well-established, superbly professional, entertaining production is packed with the best of Phil Collins such as In the Air Tonight, Sussudio, Another Day in Paradise and Against All Odds along with a selection from his Genesis archive.

AN EvENiNG WiTH ANT MiddLETON

jAMEs & OLA - uNCENsOREd

sunday 18 March 7.30pm

Monday 19 March 7.30pm

CORN ExCHANGE £25.50 £21 Under 16s

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Adventurer, TV presenter, survival expert and ex-elite forces soldier Ant Middleton will be sharing his experiences and exploits as an explorer and expedition leader. His appetite for adventure and extremes has no limit, and led him to take on amazing challenges both in the military and in his roles for SAS (Who Dares Wins), Mutiny and Escape.

REGENT THEATRE £32.50£45.50

Meet & Greet £78

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It’s hot, dirty and dancing! Catch the sexiest couple to come from Strictly Come Dancing in an uncensored show, full of highenergy dance and steamy scenes. Their true love story and world championship dance journey are brought together in an incredible dance show, which promises to leave you wanting more!

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suGGs - WHAT A kiNG CNuT

sTEWART LEE: CONTENT pROvidER

Monday 19 March 7.30pm

Thursday 22 March 8pm

CORN ExCHANGE £31.50 £2 off Conc

Due to huge popular demand after his first smash hit tour My Life Story, Suggs is treading the boards again with a brand new show. If the first show was about how on earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.

REGENT THEATRE £26

After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first new fulllength show since the awardwinning Carpet Remnant World. Receiving ★★★★★ from The Times and Mail On Sunday, this is a show you cannot miss!

16+

THE MAGiC Of MOTOWN

supERsLAM WREsTLiNG

friday 23 March 7.30pm

friday 23 March 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £30 £2 off Conc

Prepare yourself for 40 back-toback classic Motown hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. This breath-taking journey takes you through the hits of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more.

CORN ExCHANGE £15 Adults £10 Child

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A brand new season of Superslam Wrestling returns this half term to the Corn Exchange! With a great line-up of top international talent from major federations across the globe, this is a fight night for all the family that you do not want to miss! Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £45

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A NEW MUSICAL Book by

WARNER BROWN Featuring the songs of

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Directed & Choreographed by 22

CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD


T H R E E TA L E S O F L O V E AND THE GROOVY LITTLE PLACE IT ALL BEGAN

Starring

Starring

M IC HE L L E GAYL E

A L IC E B A R L OW

Three broken hearts, one soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them… Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts… until now. Starring recording artist Michelle Gayle (Wolfblood, EastEnders, Beauty and the Beast West End), Alice barlow (Hollyoaks, Drifters) and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, son of a preacher Man is the sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical by internationally-renowned writer Warner brown featuring the greatest hits of dusty springfield.

Tuesday 3 to saturday 7 April REGENT THEATRE

Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

£15-£38 Concessionary & Group discounts and Student Standby available

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beautiful; The Carole king Musical, the Olivier and Tony Award®-winning West End and Broadway show is coming to Ipswich! Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Along the way she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, including one of the best-selling albums of all time, Tapestry, and countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof and The Locomotion. Tuesday 17 to saturday 21 April REGENT THEATRE

Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

£18 - £48.50 Concessionary & Group discounts, Student Standby available

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dARA O bRiAiN

saturday 24 March 7.30pm

Thursday 29 March 8pm

REGENT THEATRE £27 £2 off Conc

This thigh-slapping show brings the glamour of Dolly and Kenny’s charisma with hits including Jolene, 9 to 5, The Gambler, Coward of the Country, and the iconic Islands in the Stream. Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends.

REGENT THEATRE £26

Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Star Gazing Live, Robotwars and Go8Bit. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fasttalking and downright funny live performers working today in this brand new 2018 show.

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jOE LyCETT

friday 30 March 8pm

saturday 7 April 8pm

REGENT THEATRE £28-£35.50

Here Come The Aliens Tour Platinum-selling rock ’n’ roll star Kim Wilde is back with her Here Come The Aliens tour! The Kids In America superstar is touring with her band, so expect a show packed full of brand new music and all of her hits too - it is going to be out of this world! ★★★★★ The Guardian

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Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he’ll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and The Royal Variety Performance.

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EAsTER pANTO bEAuTy ANd THE bEAsT

bETH HART

Wednesday 11 April 2pm & 6pm

Thursday 12 April 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £20 £2 off Conc £69 Family (4 tickets)

Starring comedy legend Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer from CBBC’s Tracy Beaker. Don’t miss another fun-filled Easter pantomime from the same team behind The Wizard of Oz and Robin Hood. With a star cast, impressive music, energetic dance routines as well as plenty of jokes, slapstick and heaps of audience participation!”

REGENT THEATRE £38-£42.50

American singer-songwriter Beth Hart will play her biggest UK tour to date. Following her sold out 2016 tour and release of her critically acclaimed Fire on the Floor album, the Grammy nominee will bring her band to the Regent Theatre to showcase work from across her phenomenal career.

THE bOOTLEG bEATLEs

iAN WAiTE & OTi MAbusE RHyTHM Of THE NiGHT

friday 13 April 7.30pm

sunday 15 April 7pm

REGENT THEATRE £32.50

The world’s most famous Beatles tribute draws critical acclaim with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook ever. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey, every tiny detail is meticulously covered. Complete with a little help from their orchestral ensemble, this is a not-to-be-missed spectacular. It’s not the Beatles … but you simply won’t believe it!

CORN ExCHANGE £27-£29 £1.50 off Conc

Meet & Greet £49

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Dazzling dance spectacular Strictly Come Dancing’s Ian & Oti will perform dance showcases of Latin and ballroom with the high intensity they wowed audiences with on the hit BBC show. They will push dance boundaries, swapping celebrity partners for a professional pairing for a fun filled evening of entertainment.

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HHHHH ‘ A U D I E N C E S U P A N D D O W N T H E C O U N T RY WILL BE ON THEIR FEET AND BEGGING FOR MORE.’ T H E AT R E W E E K LY

HHHH ‘JOANNE CLIFTON IS A FORCE OF N AT U R E . ’ UNDERDOG REVIEWS

BOOK BY

TOM HEDLEY & ROBERT CARY MUSIC BY

ROBBIE ROTH LYRICS BY

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ROBERT CARY & ROBBIE ROTH

FEATURING THE ICONIC SMASH HITS:

MANIAC H GLORIA I LOVE ROC K AND ROLL

AND OF COURSE THE SENSATIONAL TITLE TRACK

FL ASHDANCE... WHAT A FEELING


Starring Strictly Come Dancing champion joanne Clifton and A1 heartthrob and singersongwriter ben Adams, Flashdance comes to the Ipswich Regent this April. This popular musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance with Nick Hurley complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. Based on the Paramount Pictures film (screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away by an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score, including the smash hits Maniac, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the award-winning title track Flashdance - What a Feeling.

Monday 23 to saturday 28 April REGENT THEATRE £15-£45.50 Concessionary & Group discounts, Student Standby available

Monday-Saturday 7.30pm Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

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‘EXHILARATING...

ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN’ SUNDAY TIMES

BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

THEIR LIVES WERE WORLDS APART...

LYN PAUL returns from her West End run ‘THE DEFINITIVE MRS JOHNSTONE’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

INCLUDES PREVIOUS CAST PHOTOS

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...THEIR DESTINY JOINED THEM TOGETHER


THE MUSICAL FOR ALL TIME ‘A TRIUMPHANT EVENING... UNMISSABLE AND UNBEATABLE’ THE SPECTATOR

HHHHH HHHHH ‘DAZZLING’

‘TERRIFIC’

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘GRITTY, GRIPPING, SUPERB’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (The Daily Mail). LYN PAUL returns to the iconic role she has played many times in the West End, in fact she was the show’s final Mrs Johnstone when it closed at the Phoenix Theatre in 2012. Lyn also starred in Bill Kenwright’s tour of Cabaret with Will Young in 2013 and rose to fame as a member of the pop group New Seekers whose numerous number one hits include I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing which sold over 20 million copies. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the 14 emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

BEST

MUSICAL ALL MAJOR AWA R D S

Monday 30 April to saturday 5 May REGENT THEATRE £15-£38 Monday-Saturday 7.30pm Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm £5 off Concessions. Concessionary & Group discounts, Student Standby available

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dANNy bAkER - GOOd TiME CHARLiE’s bACk Thursday 10 May 7.30pm REGENT THEATRE £25.50 £23 Students

Following extraordinary success of the Cradle To Grave tour and the seductive public applause, despite Danny’s initial statement to never tour again – he is back! With the help of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan (his two dogs), he will perform at dozens of venues across the nation for one last farewell tour. Watch this space!

CROONERs friday 11 May 7.30pm REGENT THEATRE £21-£23 £2 off Conc

Crooners brings parody to a genre symbolised by The Rat Pack and American Songbook. This riproaring comedy is fronted by three of today’s finest crooners and backed by outstanding ninepiece The Mini Big Band. It pays homage to the greatest crooners ever and features songs by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole and more.

iAiN sTiRLiNG: u Ok HuN? X

HEATHER sMALL - THE vOiCE Of M pEOpLE

friday 11 May 8pm

saturday 12 May 7.30pm

CORN ExCHANGE £23

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After a summer narrating Love Island (ITV2), Iain Stirling is back! Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores dinner party etiquette and the pressures on a generation brought up in a world of instant gratification. How has modern living affected our ability to find long term happiness? Can social media ever reflect real life? Why is the floor lava?

REGENT THEATRE £32.50 £2 off Conc

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After over 11 million record sales and multiple Brit award wins, Heather Small is embarking on a 25th anniversary celebration tour. Celebrating the music of Heather Small and M People, this show will feature all the hits. Heather’s rich and distinctive voice has earnt her a reputation for being one of Britain’s most accomplished soul divas.

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WOLsEy ORCHEsTRA

THE REAL THiNG ANd OdyssEy LivE

saturday 12 May 7.30pm

sunday 13 May 7.30pm

CORN ExCHANGE Adult £15 £3 Child/ FT student

Join the Wolsey Orchestra for a trio of symphonies on a summer’s evening. Conducted by William Carslake, this unique concert features Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Symphony No. 7 by Sibelius and Symphony No. 1 by Brahms.

REGENT THEATRE £20-£28.50

Back to the glory days of jazz-funk and soul as dance music legends perform Use it Up and Wear it Out, You to Me Are Everything and Going Back to My Roots. Real Thing’s frontmen revive Can’t Get By Without You, and Can You Feel the Force. Odyssey perform Native New Yorker, Inside Out and many more.

fAiTH - THE GEORGE MiCHAEL LEGACy

ROCkET MAN A TRibuTE TO ELTON jOHN

Thursday 17 May 7.30pm

friday 18 May 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £25.50

A celebration of one of the greatest singer-songwriters ever, Wayne Dilks and his eight-piece band take you on a musical journey through Wham! and George’s solo career. Using footage from The George Michael 25 live tour, this two-hour spectacle features hits Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Fast Love and Freedom. Celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all!

REGENT THEATRE £25

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Witness the greatest tribute to Elton John, one of the biggest-selling artists ever. Breath-taking vocal and piano performances, flamboyant costumes and dazzling light show accompany an outstanding band for a night of magic. Be treated to hits such as Crocodile Rock, Tiny Dancer, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Are You Ready for Love, Your Song and Rocket Man.

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suN RECORds - WHERE ROCk ‘N’ ROLL WAs bORN!

MENOpAusE THE MusiCAL

saturday 19 May 7.30pm

friday 25 May 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £25 £1 off Conc

The label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Rufus Thomas live on stage. Revisit the recording studio that produced That's Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin', Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight ... return to rock’n’roll’s birthplace.

REGENT THEATRE £30

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats). An all singing and dancing comedy set in a shop, where four women with nothing in common meet and make fun of their woeful experiences of ‘The Change’; their forgetfulness, mood swings, night sweats and binges.

pEppA piG’s AdvENTuRE!

kEviN ANd kAREN dANCE

Wed 30 Thurs 31 May 1pm + 4pm

friday 1 june 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £17-£22 U16s £2 off

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Peppa Pig, George and their friends love having fun outside, especially when it’s an adventure – with tents! And muddy puddles! Enjoy this new live stage show with a brand new story, loads of songs and heaps of fun. Family ticket £68

REGENT THEATRE £28-£45.50

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Following a sensational sell-out debut tour, Strictly sweethearts Kevin & Karen Clifton return with a brand new show. A sultry, hipswinging journey through the waltz, cha cha, foxtrot, tango and salsa. A high-energy performance with sassy tunes, heart-pounding choreography and sparkling costumes, backed by supporting dancers and live 12-piece band.

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THE CARpENTERs sTORy TRibuTE

THE sTORy Of THE bEACH bOys TRibuTE

saturday 2 june 7.30pm

sunday 3 june 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £25 £2 off Conc

Highly acclaimed concert-style production featuring outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley & pianist Phil Aldridge, spectacular orchestral arrangements from live musicians, stage-wide backdrop of video projection. Includes classics (They Long To Be) Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, Only Yesterday and many more!

REGENT THEATRE £24

Guaranteed to leave a smile on your face, a song in your heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss! Experience a selection of chart hits from America’s biggest pop band ever including God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, I Get Around and Surfin’ USA. If you like the Beach Boys, you’ll love this band!

biLL bAiLEy

fiLM MusiC GALA

Mon 4-Tues 5 june 8pm

Wednesday 6 june 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £30.50

A compendium of travellers’ tales and general shenanigans of 20 years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and re-imagines the Stars & Stripes.

REGENT THEATRE £19-£33 £10 Students

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brings the action from Hollywood to Ipswich with its film extravaganza. Featuring music from blockbuster scores: Mission Impossible, Gladiator, The Lord of the Rings, The Bodyguard, Titanic, Dr Zhivago, Chariots of Fire, Star Wars®, Pirates of the Caribbean … and many more!

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dANCiNG quEEN

LET’s HANG ON

friday 8 june 7.30pm

saturday 9 june 7.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £25 £2 off Conc

Relive the nights when ABBA ruled the dance floor and experience the 70s in all its glory. With authentic costumes and plenty of glitz, witness the golden age of pop revived! Featuring classics like Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Summer Nights, Car Wash and Love is in the Air, this is definitely not a night to be missed!

REGENT THEATRE £22-£25 £1.50 off Conc

Celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, this award-winning production takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time. With breath-taking vocal performances and outstanding musicianship that includes an amazing live horn section, this is a night you won’t want to miss.

LET’s spENd THE NiGHT TOGETHER - bEATLEs v sTONEs

LANd Of HOpE ANd GLORy

sunday 10 june 7.30pm

Wednesday 13 june 2.30pm

REGENT THEATRE £26 £2 off Conc

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So which band was best? Now you can decide for yourself as the world’s best Beatles and Stones bands battle it out live on stage in a brand-new spectacular! Brown Sugar v Hey Jude, Jagger v Lennon, Jumpin’ Jack Flash v Can’t Buy Me Love, McCartney v Richards, musical brilliance v raw energy - let the musical battle commence.

CORN ExCHANGE £15 Over 60s £13.50

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Neil Sands and his wonderful West End cast are back with their hit new production for 2018, Land of Hope & Glory, celebrating The Best of British Entertainment and especially produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

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THE ROy ORbisON sTORy 30TH ANNivERsARy spECiAL

CLAssiC ROCk usA

friday 22 june 7.30pm

saturday 23 june 7.30pm

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. From Only The Lonely through to The Travelling Wilburys, this show has all the hits and more!

REGENT THEATRE £25

REGENT THEATRE £20.50 Buy 4 get 1 free

Ready to head back to the Summer of ’69 or too busy Living on a Prayer? You cannot miss the ultimate rock experience Classic Rock USa! Go on a drumbeating, heart-pumping, pulsating rock extravaganza featuring hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and the ‘Boss’, Bruce Springsteen. It’s time to hit the Thunder Road to Classic Rock USA!

ipsWiCH syMpHONy ORCHEsTRA

sARAH MiLLiCAN

saturday 23 june 7.30pm

Thur 28-sat 30 june 8pm

CORN ExCHANGE £14-£15.50 £13 Conc Free U18s/FT student with ID

A Celebration of british Music Conductor: Adam Gatehouse 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

REGENT THEATRE £30.50

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Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of 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.

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Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen

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Starring

JoePasquale Sarah Earnshaw

Susie Blake

Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is back with joe pasquale starring as the loveable accident-prone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving mother-in-law, Mrs Fisher. The most successful sitcom of the decade gave us the hapless Frank and his long-suffering wife Betty with catchphrases galore and a never-ending list of disasters with roller-skating escapades and runaway chickens. Joe Pasquale is a national comedy treasure and one of the top-selling live comedians in British comedy today. He exploded onto our tellies in New Faces and went on to win I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and host The Price is Right. Susie Blake’s incredible career highlights include Wicked, Blithe Spirit and The Victoria Wood Show for the BBC.

Discounts available Tues-Fri - top 3 prices only (not Boxes) Concessionary & Group discounts, Student Standby available Under 14s must be accompanied by a paying adult (18+)

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Monday 11 to saturday 16 june REGENT THEATRE £15-£37.50 Monday -Saturday 7.30pm Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

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the world premiere of a brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! an officer and a gentleman is based on the oscar-winning 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’, ‘Material Girl’, ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’ and ‘Alone’. Featuring one of the most iconic romantic scenes ever portrayed on screen, this inspiring, breathtakingly romantic musical celebrates triumph over adversity. 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

£23-£45.50 £3 off top 3 prices only, not boxes, Concessionary & Group discounts, Student Standby available

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4-7 july 7.30pm Matinee saturday 2.30pm REGENT THEATRE £16.50-£23 Concessions from £10 £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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INSPIRING DISCOVERIES

IPSWICH MUSEUMS

Did you know? You can book Ipswich Museums talks, family activities and special events at ipswichregent.com All Ipswich Museums exhibitions are FREE admission Tues-Sun

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What else is on at the TOWN HALL & CORN ExCHANGE pam’s House 22nd birthday Saturday 3 February Grand Hall, Corn Exchange

Management job fair Friday 23 March Council Chamber & Gallery Three, Town Hall

ipswich & district photographic society Exhibition Tuesday 6 - Saturday 17 March Council Chamber, Town Hall

booksEast Friday 18 - Sunday 20 May Town Hall & Corn Exchange

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Book online at ipswichregent.com or call 01473 433100


ipswich town hall & corn exchange private functions special occasions corporate events meetings We can provide for all your needs in a historic and unique setting www.ipswich.gov.uk/townhall 01473 432374

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CORN ExCHANGE

REGENT THEATRE

Sailmakers Shopping Centre

Buttermarket Shopping Centre

WHERE ARE WE? Regent theatRe St helen’s Street Ipswich IP4 1he CoRn exChange King Street Ipswich IP1 1Dh

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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.

HOW TO bOOk onlIne www.ipswichregent.com telePhone 01473 433100 9.30am-5.30pm except Sundays. In PeRSon • Regent Theatre 9.30am-5.30pm except Sundays • Tourist Information Centre St Stephen’s Lane, Ipswich 9am-4.30pm except Sundays 46

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.

pLEAsE REMAiN sEATEd For your safety and to comply with our licence, please remain seated during the performance. @ipswichregent


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