What's On at Ipswich Theatres - Autumn/Winter 2022

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What’s On Autumn/Winter



Here are our upcoming shows

Fri 2 Sep

Fri 9 Sep

Dreamboys Page 24

Sat 3 Sep

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The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight Page 11

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The Billy Joel Songbook Page 11

Sun 4 Sep

Giants of Soul Page 11

Sat 10 Sep

Daniel Howell: SABA DOUGLAS- HAMILTON We’re All Doomed! IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ELEPHANTS Page 24 presents

Tue 13 Sep

Don McLean Page 12

Thu 8 Sep

The Diana Ross Story Page 11

Fri 16 Sep

You Win Again Page 12

An uplifting journey of hope and courage on what it takes to save a single species


Wed 14 - Sat 17 Sep

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler Page 20

Sun 18 Sep @sabadouglashamilton




Photos by Hu Chen, AJ Robbie and Mike Setchell on Unsplash

Saba Douglas Hamilton Page 24

Wed 21 - Thu 22 Sep

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Sun 25 Sep

Ed Gamble: Electric Page 20

Thu 6 Oct

Elvis - The King Is Back Page 13 2

Tue 27 Sep - Sat 1 Oct

Derren Brown: Showman Page 24

Thu 6 Oct

Yotam Ottolenghi Page 25

Sat 24 Sep

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Tue 4 Oct

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited Page 12

Fri 7 Oct

Whitney Queen of the Night Page 13

David Essex Page 12 15/06/2022 13:32

Wed 5 Oct

Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow Page 9

Sat 8 Oct

Jongleurs Legends Page 20

Sat 8 Oct

Dave Gorman Page 20

Sat 15 Oct

Sun 16 Oct

Jimeoin Page 21

Dawn French Is A Huge Twat Page 21

Thu 20 Oct

Al Murray: Gig For Victory Page 21

Thu 27 Oct

Paul Smith - The Joker Page 22

Mon 31 Oct

Sun 9 Oct

The Story of Neil Diamond Page 13

The Stylistics Page 15

Fri 21 Oct

Henning Wehn Page 22

Thu 27 Oct

The Proclaimers plus Special Guests Page 14

Thu 3 Nov

Anastacia Page 15

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Thu 13 Oct

Jenny Éclair – SIXTY (FFS!) Page 21

Sun 16 Oct

Stars of the West End Page 13

Sun 23 Oct

Adam Kay Page 22

Fri 28 Oct

Will Young Page 14

Fri 4 Nov

An Evening with Noel Fitzpatrick Page 25

Fri 14 Oct

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Series 3 Tour Page 25

Tue 18 Oct

An Evening with Paul Merson Page 25

Tue 25 Oct

Boyzlife Page 14

Sat 29 Oct

Jools Holland Page 14

Sat 5 Nov

Harry Hill: Pedigree Fun! Page 22 ipswichtheatres.co.uk


Musical Wed 9 Nov

Sixties Gold Page 15

Sat 12 Nov

The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit Page 16

Tue 22 - Sat 26 Nov

The Cher Show Page 5

Wed 30 Nov

Christmas with Aled & Russell Page 17

Sun 4 Dec

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Page 18

Thu 10 Nov

Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love Page 15

Sat 12 Nov

Marti Pellow: Pellow Talk Page 16

Thu 24 Nov

Sh*t Faced Shakespeare Page 23

Thu 1 Dec

East 17 Page 18

Thu 17 Nov

Bellowhead + Special Guests Page 17

Fri 25 Nov

Show of Hands Page 17

Sat 3 Dec

Calling Planet Earth Page 18

Sat 12 Nov

The Magical Music of Harry Potter Page 16

Sat 19 Nov

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny Page 23

Tue 29 Nov

The Australian Pink Floyd Page 17

Sat 3 Dec

90s Live Page 18

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Sun 4 Dec

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder Page 23

Mon 5 - Tue 6 Dec

Dear Santa Page 10

Sat 17 Dec

Rick Wakeman’s Grumpy Christmas Stocking Page 19 4

Fri 11 Nov

Saxon - Seize the Day Tour 2022 Page 16

Sun 11 Dec

Fairytale of New York Page 19 Fri 16 - Sat 31 Dec

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Peter Pan Christmas Panto Page 6 & 7

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The Cher Show Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 November 2022 Thu & Sat | 2.30pm Tue - Sat | 7.30pm Wed 23 Nov 22 at 7.30pm is British Sign Language interpreted

Tickets from £15*

*All prices subject to availability and may only be available on certain performances.

It’s time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass new musical, from the writer of Jersey Boys. Directed by Arlene Phillips and choreographed by Oti Mabuse, The Cher Show tells the incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame, flying in the face of convention at every turn. Three West End stars, Millie O’Connell, Danielle Steers, and Debbie Kurup play Cher in a dazzling glitter fest sparkling with Cher’s signature wit and style. You’ll be spinning in the aisles to the sounds of her biggest hits.



Friday 16 – Saturday 31 December 2022 Mon - Fri | 1pm Tue - Fri | 6pm Sat & Sun* | 10.30am, 12pm, 3pm & 5pm *Not all times available every Sat & Sun Wed 28 Dec at 1pm is a Relaxed Performance Thu 29 Dec at 6pm is British Sign Language interpreted

Tickets from £15*

*All prices subject to availability and may only be available on certain performances.

Pre-purchase ice creams or popcorn to make your visit extra special!

Join the boy who never grows up, Peter Pan, and take part in his adventures with Wendy as they fly off to Neverland and meet some fantastical characters along the way; Tinker Bell, the Lost Children, Tiger Lily, Nana the dog, Pirates, Smee and of course Captain Hook. Don’t miss another spectacular family pantomime from the same team behind previous Christmas productions of Aladdin and Cinderella. With a star cast, impressive live music, plenty of laughter and flying that will thrill the child in all of us. Come and see Peter Pan soar to new heights at the Regent Theatre this Christmas. 7

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Wednesday 21 – Thursday 22 September 2022 Wed | 4.30pm Thu | 10am, 1pm & 4pm Tickets from £11*

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Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy. Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!


Wednesday 5 October 2022 7.30pm Tickets from £30

20 years after the hit BBC show ‘Da Bungalow’ first burst on to our screens, Dick and Dom are bringing their own special kind of mayhem to Ipswich! Fun for all ages and packed with chaos and familiar favourites including Two-Word Tango, Musical Splatues, The Grunty Song, Fairly Hairy Fizzogs, Pants Dance, What a Sweaty Flap and of course Bogies, the live show promises to bring the spirit of Da Bungalow back to life. 9

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Monday 5 – Tuesday 6 December 2022 Mon | 1.30pm Tue | 10.30am & 1.30pm All tickets £15.50 Family tickets £56 (2 adults, 2 children) Schools and group discounts available 10

Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah, but he doesn’t get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve. This show is sure to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget.


The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight

The Billy Joel Songbook

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30/05/2022 10:27

Friday 2 September 2022 | 8pm

Saturday 3 September 2022 | 7.30pm

From £29.70

From £25.50

Giants of Soul

The Diana Ross Story

Sunday 4 September 2022 | 7.30pm

Thursday 8 September 2022 | 7.30pm

From £29.50


Following a sold-out debut tour, The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight returns to the UK with a massive, brand new setlist featuring the biggest rock and metal of all time, performed in stunning, candlelit surroundings. Expect to hear hits from Pink Floyd, Metallica, Tool, Black Sabbath, Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin, Evanescence and more.

Giants of Soul will feature some of the most successful and iconic, original soul performers from the late 70s through to the modern day, including Tunde Baiyewu, Deniece Williams, Gwen Dickey, Alexander O’Neal, Jaki Graham, Janet Kay, and Candace Woodson. Come along for over three hours of nonstop hits!

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The Billy Joel Songbook pays homage to one of the most iconic musicians, singer-songwriters and composers of the 20th Century, and will once again see Elio Pace and his incredible band celebrating the legendary US musician with a unique blend of pop, rhythm and blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll.

Prepare to be taken on a spellbinding journey celebrating Diana Ross and The Supremes! The show features a chronological history of hits from a career culminating in over 100 million record sales fronted by two international Diana Ross performers Cheri Jade and Tameka Jackson.




Don McLean

You Win Again

Tuesday 13 September 2022 | Doors 7pm

Friday 16 September 2022 | 7.30pm

From £42.50

£28 / £26 concessions

David Essex

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited

Saturday 24 September 2022 | Doors 7pm

Tuesday 4 October 2022 | 7.45pm

From £35.50

From £42.50

A new tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of Don McLean’s much-loved American Pie album. The American Troubadour has had Top 20 singles worldwide with American Pie, Vincent, Cryin, And I Love You So, Wonderful Baby, Since I Don’t Have You, It’s Just The Sun & If We Try.

Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor David Essex OBE has announced a UK tour which will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire repertoire. David Essex is the only artiste in the world to have achieved success in all areas of entertainment and continues to break boundaries with his unique talent.


Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again celebrates the songs of music royalty, the Bee Gees. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs in a fabulously authentic production that ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive!

Hot on the heels of his most successful solo tour ever, Steve Hackett announces his Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour. The tour will mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary Genesis album Foxtrot which, in 1972, was pivotal in establishing the band as a major force in British rock.

Don’t forget to pre-purchase your ice creams!


Elvis - The King is Back

Whitney Queen of the Night

Thursday 6 October 2022 | 7.30pm

Friday 7 October 2022 | 7.30pm

From £32.50

From £28

Hello Again – The Story of Neil Diamond

Stars of the West End

Sunday 9 October 2022 | 7.30pm

Sunday 16 October 2022 | 7.30pm

£26 / £24 concessions

From £33

Ben Portsmouth looks like Elvis, sings like Elvis and has an on-stage charisma that has audiences believing at times they are watching the King himself. In 2012, Ben was crowned as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” and is internationally renowned as one of the best Elvis tributes in the world.

Using evocative imagery, video and narration to enhance the magic, the show takes you 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, and many more.

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After a fantastic sold-out run in London’s West End, the critically-acclaimed international stage sensation Whitney - Queen Of The Night is back, celebrating the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. Fans will be blown away by the live band performing three decades of nostalgic hits.

We welcome two leading ladies of the West End for the Stars of the West End Symphonic Tour presenting a musical extravaganza of popular West End and Movie hits. The evening will include music from Wicked, Les Misérables, We Will Rock You, Chess, James Bond, The Greatest Showman and more.





The Proclaimers

Tuesday 25 October 2022 | Doors 7pm

Thursday 27 October 2022 | 7.30pm

From £35.75


Will Young

Jools Holland

Friday 28 October 2022 | Doors 7pm

Saturday 29 October 2022 | 7.30pm

From £45.50


Boyzlife will perform new songs from their upcoming original material studio album, ‘Old School’, and classic hits from Boyzone and Westlife. The duo will perform many of their greatest hits from a catalogue which includes a record breaking eighteen No.1 singles and nine No.1 albums - plus combined record sales of more than 30 million.

Will Young has spent the last two decades at the forefront of pop after bursting onto the scene in 2002 as the original winner of Pop Idol. His expansive career has culminated in four #1 and two #2 chart topping albums, two BRIT Awards, and four UK number one singles.

The Proclaimers’ enduring appeal across generations has seen them enjoy huge success across the globe. Their songs are timeless, capturing a gamut of human emotions, written with poignancy, emotional honesty, and wit. The Proclaimers have carved out a niche for themselves in the netherworld where pop, folk, new wave, and punk collide.

A Jools Holland tour would not be complete without the spectacular vocal power of Ruby Turner, the soul tones of Louise Marshall and the tireless drums of original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis along with the inimitable musicianship and exuberant sound of the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

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The Stylistics


Monday 31 October 2022 | 7.30pm

Thursday 3 November 2022 | Doors 7pm


From £33

Sixties Gold

Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love

Wednesday 9 November 2022 | 7.30pm

Thursday 10 November 2022 | 7.30pm

From £41


Direct from Philadelphia USA, one of the most legendary soul artists of all time. The Stylistics hold a record-breaking run of twelve top 10 hits, including the Grammy nominated ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’. The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breath-taking.

Sixties Gold features an all-star line up! Journey back to the 60s with The Tremeloes featuring Chesney Hawkes, Gary Puckett (Union Gap), Herman’s Hermits, Marmalade, Spencer James of The Searchers, and Gerry’s Pacemakers. ‘Times are Good’, ‘Young Girl’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Lovin’ Things’ and more.

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The mega voice behind massive hits including multi-platinum ‘I’m Outta Love’ and ‘Left Outside Alone’, Anastacia is one of the most recognisable voices of our time. The tour is Anastacia’s first since 2018 in support of her seventh studio album ‘Evolution’, which became her sixth album to reach the UK Top 10.

Following his 2021 UK sell out tour critically acclaimed Steve Steinman returns to Ipswich performing over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits. With special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on I Would Do Anything For Love. The show can only be described as awesome.




Saxon – Seize the Day Tour

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Friday 11 November 2022 | Doors 7pm

Saturday 12 November 2022 | 2.30pm

From £35.75

From £20.90

The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit – The Concert

Marti Pellow: Pellow Talk

Saturday 12 November 2022 | 7.30pm

Saturday 12 November 2022 | 7.30pm

From £20.90

From £33

British heavy metal legends Saxon are thrilled to announce a UK tour in 2022. The band will bring to life their forthcoming album Carpe Diem, with Diamond Head starring as a special guest. Saxon’s career has spanned 44 years with over 15 million albums sold, including four top 10 UK albums.

The hobbits are coming! Almost 100 musicians will perform the legendary scores of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit in what has been hailed as a ‘highly emotional and mythical experience’ by reviewers. Featuring The Orchestra & Choir of the Shire, plus special guests from the films.


The award-winning music of the Harry Potter films and the stage show is now coming to the UK as a unique concert with the London Symphonic & Philharmonic Film Orchestra. Original actors, magic, star soloists, a choir and symphonic orchestra will bring the magical music of Harry Potter to life!

Marti Pellow is inviting you to spend an intimate evening with him for a night of stories and songs. Pellow Talk is a chance to learn all about him, not just as a singer and songwriter with Wet Wet Wet, but as a boy and a man.

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Bellowhead + Special Guests

Show of Hands

Thursday 17 November 2022 | Doors 7pm

Friday 25 November 2022 | 7.30pm

From £28

£35.75 / £17.60 under 21s

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Christmas with Aled & Russell

Tuesday 29 November 2022 | 7.30pm

Wednesday 30 November 2022 | 7.30pm

From £32.50

From £35.75

Bellowhead re-united in person for a one-off performance which was streamed to mark the anniversary of Hedonism, which led to pleas from fans for more. Now the stars have aligned and they are to reunite for a mammoth UK tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their fourth album Broadside!

The “All That’s To Come” Tour will represent music from every phase of Pink Floyd’s journey in a memorable live experience, from Ummagumma to The Division Bell and all points in between with a show that pays sincere and genuine tribute to the legendary Pink Floyd productions.

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Folk supergroup Show of Hands are finally reuniting with formidable folk singer Miranda Sykes to captivate audiences at a long-awaited autumn tour. The trio will perform brand-new tracks, live renditions of their award-winning hits and festival favourites for the first time in five long years.

Christmas With Aled and Russell will feature universally beloved Christmas songs, including traditional carols such as O Holy Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem and In The Bleak Midwinter, alongside festive favourites including White Christmas, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, and Mistletoe and Wine.




East 17

Calling Planet Earth

Thursday 1 December 2022 | 7.30pm

Saturday 3 December 2022 | 7.30pm



90s Live

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Saturday 3 December 2022 | 7.30pm

Sunday 4 December 2022 | 7.30pm

£30 / £28 concessions

From £28

The now legendary EAST 17 embark on their first ever national theatre tour which promises to be the Christmas must-see show. They are one of the most influential acts of their generation, mixing up hip hop, RnB and pop into their own style. With special guests S CLUB ALL STARS and BLAZIN SQUAD.

Get ready as we spice up your life, taking you back for good and hit you one more time with the ultimate ‘90s party night out! Our talented cast will have you reaching for the stars as we throw it back to you, for one night only, as we celebrate the 1990s.


A new romantic symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical eras of ALL TIME – The Electrifying ’80s. Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast, this is the mustsee show that simply defines a decade.

Tina Turner fans will have the time of their lives as What’s Love Got To Do With It? is back for 2022 celebrating the music and 60-year career of this incredible rock and soul legend. Expect a night of high energy and feel-good-rock-androll, performed by an all-live band.

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Fairytale of New York

Rick Wakeman’s Grumpy Christmas Stocking Tour

Sunday 11 December 2022 | 7.30pm

Saturday 17 December 2022 | 7.30pm



Direct from the West End and after a phenomenal sell out debut tour Fairytale of New York is back with an even bigger production for 2022, it’s the ultimate feel good Irish-inspired Christmas show. Featuring all your favourite Christmas songs alongside some of the greatest Irish sing-a-long songs of all time.

Rick Wakeman CBE’s Christmas shows have become a regular must-see feature of the festive season. Performing on a grand piano and electric keyboards, he always manages to bring a new Yuletide twist to his unique musical arrangements for songs from his own career and others, as well as delivering a few surprises, all punctuated by his hilarious stories.


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Sarah Millican: Show Name Bobby Dazzler

Ed Gamble: Show Name Electric

Day DD Wed 14 – Month Sat 17 |September X.XXpm 2022 | 8pm

Day DD Month Sunday 25 September | X.XXpm2022 | 7.30pm

The hilarious7pt Description, Sarah Poppins Millican Light is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show. Learn about what happens when your mouth seals shut, trying to lose weight but only losing the tip of your finger, and how truly awful a floatation tank can actually be. Last few tickets remaining!

£XX.XX-£XX.XX £30.50

Recommended 16+


Show Name Jongleurs Legends

Dave Gorman: Show Name Powerpoint to the People

Day DD Month Saturday 8 October | X.XXpm | 7.30pm

Day DD Month Saturday 8 October | X.XXpm | 7.30pm

£XX.XX-£XX.XX £28

£XX.XX-£XX.XX £30.50

Buckle up for7pt Description, a comedy Poppins rollercoaster Light ride that will leave you breathless from laughter! Join the hysterical Jarred Christmas, sensational live performer Paul Tonkinson, the sidesplittingly funny Ninia Benjamin, and cynical stand-up Mike Gunn for a great night of comedy.


After a sell-out Description, 7pttour Poppins of hisLight house in 2020 (extended into 2021 due to popular demand), Ol’ Broken Pancreas is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another night of attention seeking. Co-host of the award-winning megahit podcast Off Menu with James Acaster, Taskmaster champion, and has his own special Blood Sugar available on Amazon Prime.

The ‘high priest Description, 7pt of Poppins the comedy Light Powerpoint talk’ (The Times) is touring again! Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back with a brand new live show, Powerpoint to the People.

Why not buy a glass of prosecco at the same time as your tickets!


Jenny Éclair: Show Name SIXTY! (FFS!)


Day DD Month Thursday 13 October | X.XXpm 2022 | 7.30pm

Saturday 15 October 2022 | 7.30pm

£XX.XX-£XX.XX £23


Dawn French Is A Huge Twat

Al Murray: Gig for Victory

Sunday 16 October 2022 | 7.30pm

Thursday 20 October 2022 | 7.30pm

From £43


Having hit 60, Description, 7pt Jenny Poppins Eclair Light confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60s hold for this 1960s babe?

Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, returns to the stage with a brand new solo show, ‘Dawn French Is A Huge Twat’. The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all-round very funny lady will tell some buttock-clenching embarrassing stories and give audiences a peek behind the scenes of her work life. Last few tickets remaining! Recommended 16+

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An hilarious evening of stand-up from live comedy’s Irish master! You’ve seen him on ‘The Royal Variety Performance’, ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’, and ‘Conan O’Brien’... but nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live. With a wide appeal and a cheeky, no-gimmicks and superbly observed sense of humour, Jimeoin has audiences in stitches. Suitable for 14+

As the dust settles and we emerge blinking into the dawn of a new year, the men and women of this great country will need answers. And when that moment comes, who better to show the way, to provide those answers, than the people’s man of the people, the Pub Landlord?

Recommended 14+




Henning Wehn: It’ll All Come Out In The Wash

Show Name Adam Kay

Friday 21 October 2022 | 8pm

Day DD Month Sunday 23 October | X.XXpm 2022 | Doors 7pm

From £23.50

£XX.XX-£XX.XX From £28

Watch German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn give everything a good rinse and witness him wring sense out of the nonsensical. An unbiased look at a certain virus might be inevitable but Henning has no agenda; he just happens to be always spot on. It’s a curse.

Suitable for 16+

ShowSmith Paul Name– Joker

Harry Hill: Pedigree Fun!

Day DD Month Thursday 27 October | X.XXpm 2022 | 7.30pm

Saturday 5 November 2022 | 7.30pm

‘Joker’ is Paul7pt Description, Smith’s Poppins biggest Light and funniest tour show to date, in which the scouse funny man mixes his trademark audience interaction with more hilarious true stories from his everyday life. If you’ve seen Paul live before you’ll know to expect hysterics from start.

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Adam Kay is7pt Description, an Poppins award-winning Light writer and comedian. His live tour of This is Going to Hurt was one of the most-attended UK shows of recent years, described by The Guardian as “electrifying”. Join Adam as he shares brand new never-heard-before stories from his forthcoming book Undoctored in his new live comedy show.

Suitable for 16+

Agile as a tapir! Cunning as an ant! The selfstyled supervarmint returns! Harry is back with brand-new amazing jokes in an all-singing, all-dancing one-man spectacular. Audiences will meet Harry’s new baby elephant, Sarah, and Ian, The Information Worm.


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Comedy Music

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Sh*t Faced Shakespeare: Show Name Macbeth

Saturday 19 November 2022 | 8pm

Day DD Month Thursday 24 November | X.XXpm 2022 | 8pm


£XX.XX-£XX.XX £26/£23 concessions

Jimmy’s show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.

Recommended 16+

Chris McCausland: Show Name Speaky Blinder Day DD Month Sunday 4 December | X.XXpm 2022 | 8pm

Star of the Royal Description, 7pt Poppins Variety Performance, Light Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News For You, QI, and Live at the Apollo... One of the UK’s top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour with a stand-up show about life, family, and loads of other nonsense as well!

£XX.XX-£XX.XX £21.50

Recommended 16+

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Sh*t Faced Shakespeare Description, 7pt Poppins Light is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, with an entirely sh*t-faced cast member, seeking to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist. Recommended 16+

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Special Interest


Daniel Howell: We’re All Doomed!

Friday 9 September 2022 | 7.30pm

Saturday 10 September 2022 | Doors 7pm

Dreamboys return for another sensational theatre and arena tour guaranteed to tear the house down and set pulses racing. Join them for an epic party full of your favourite tunes, off-the-charts dance routines, ripped torsos to tease and please, plus audience participation throughout, as this brand-new visual spectacular delivers a night to remember. SABA DOUGLASHAMILTON presents

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ELEPHANTS 18+ From £29.50 An uplifting journey of hope and courage on what it takes to save a single species

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Daniel Howell is back, as stressed and depressingly dressed as ever, with his epic new solo comedy stage show “We’re All Doomed!”. Prepare for a night of savage self-deprecation, soul-searching, Dan over-sharing his deepest fears and desires, and become part of a community of doomers to share the final days.

From £30.25


Photos by Hu Chen, AJ Robbie and Mike Setchell on Unsplash

Sunday 18 September 2022 | 7.30pm

From warring tribes to ivory poachers, conservationist and elephant expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton takes you on a wild and precipitous journey, meandering from Kenya to the Congo, Namibia to St Tropez, to share the trials and triumphs of what it takes to save a single species - the African elephant.

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Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 1 October 2023 Tue – Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm Tickets selling fast! From £35

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Recommended 12+

Special Interest

Yotam Ottolenghi

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Series 3 Tour

Thursday 6 October 2022 | Doors 7pm

Friday 14 October 2022 | 8pm

From £23

From £38.50

My Story: An Evening with Paul Merson

An Evening with Noel Fitzpatrick

Tuesday 18 October 2022 | 8pm

Friday 4 November 2022 | 7.30pm

From £30.25

From £35.75

Spend a delicious evening with Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad, the team behind the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen (OTK). Live on stage, Ottolenghi and Murad will take you through their latest OTK cookbook, Extra Good Things, and the ways in which everyday ingredients can be transformed into dishes with oomph.

Paul Merson will talk openly about his battles with addiction and depression throughout his hugely successful career both on and off the pitch. Host for the evening is Perry Groves, a former Arsenal colleague of Paul. Paul and Perry make a fascinating double act for what promises to be an entertaining night out.

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Expect a night of endless extravaganza as ALL 12 queens from Series Three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK work their way across the country. Acclaimed for their amazing production values, expect the unexpected in this glittering tour which will include finalists Kitty Scott-Claus, Krystal Versace, Vanity Milan and Ella Vaday.

Noel Fitzpatrick’s brand-new show will delight animal lovers of all ages and anyone who feels like they need some love, hope and healing in their lives. Noel continues to strive toward a more loving and understanding society for humans and animals alike - in a world that needs healing now more than ever.



Coming Soon Coming up in 2023 at Ipswich Theatres We already have a selection of shows planned for 2023, with more being announced each week. Visit our website ipswichtheatres.co.uk for the full list or keep an eye on our social media channels for show announcements!


Strictly Ballroom The Musical Mon 9 - Sat 14 Jan

Demon Dentist Thu 16 - Sun 19 Mar

Queen Extravaganza Sat 21 Jan

Billy Ocean Fri 24 Mar

Sing-a-Long-a Encanto (PG) Sun 22 Jan

The Bootleg Beatles Wed 29 Mar

Magic of Motown Sat 28 Jan

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit Fri 31 Mar

Varna International Ballet Thu 2 - Sat 4 Feb

Hey Duggee Mon 3 - Tue 4 April

Sara Pascoe: Success Story Fri 10 Feb

Darren Hayes Wed 5 Apr

Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock Sat 11 Feb

Francis Rossi Tue 11 Apr

Suzanne Vega Tues 14 Feb

Sister Act Mon 17 - Sat 22 Apr

Tap Factory Weds 15 Feb

Johannes Radebe: Freedom Unleashed Tue 25 Apr

Black Star Riders Thu 16 Feb

Midge Ure - The Voice & Visions Tour Fri 28 Apr

Giovanni Pernice - Made in Italy Thu 23 Feb

Paul Young Sat 20 May

Michael Starring Ben Sat 25 Feb

The Searchers Thu 1 Jun

In Conversation with Stacey Dooley Sat 25 Feb

Lulu - For The Record Fri 27 Oct

The Commitments Mon 27 Feb - Sat 4 Mar

A Country Night in Nashville Fri 24 Nov

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Mon - Sat | 7.30pm Wed & Sat | 2.30pm

Thu 12 Jan 2023 at 7.30pm is British Sign Language interpreted

Tickets from £15*

*All prices subject to availability and may only be available on certain performances.

Monday 9 – Saturday 14 January 2023 Based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning worldwide film phenomenon, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical is heading out on a brand-new tour starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton and BBC’s Eastenders’ Maisie Smith! This feel-good ballroom sensation is sure to make for an unforgettable evening under the glitter ball that will send your heart soaring and toes tapping! 27

Dance Varna International Ballet Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 February 2023 Giselle: Thu 2 Feb, 7.30pm Swan Lake: Fri 3 Feb, 7.30pm The Nutcracker: Sat 4 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Founded in 1947 and currently celebrating their 75th anniversary, the critically acclaimed Varna International Ballet comes to the UK for the very first time. Renowned for its award-winning soloists and magnificent corps de ballet, the company has been delighting audiences for decades at home and abroad with its performances of the highest quality.

Tickets from £15*

*All prices subject to availability and may only be available on certain performances.

“We are thrilled to be bringing our highly talented company of dancers and musicians to the UK for the very first time. We can’t wait to perform for British audiences and to bring these magical ballets to life on stage.” Daniela Dimova, Artistic Director

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Monday 27 February – Saturday 4 March 2023 Mon – Sat | 7.30pm Wed & Sat | 2.30pm

Thu 2 Mar 2023 at 7.30pm is British Sign Language interpreted

Tickets from £15*

*All prices subject to availability and may only be available on certain performances.

Based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic, this musical sensation is a feel-good celebration of soul. Two friends dream of forming a band but struggle to make it out of their local neighbourhood in Ireland, inspired by the great bands of the 60’s, they embark on their goal to bring soul to the ears of Dublin! With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage, you’re guaranteed a fabulously-fun night out! 29

Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 March 2023 Thu & Fri | 10.30am & 6.30pm Sat | 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sun | 11am & 3pm Tickets from £18.70*

*All prices subject to availability and may only be available on certain performances.


Strange things are happening in Alfie’s town! Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find horrible things under their pillow! Alfie and his friend Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery – but no one could have dreamed what they’ll discover, when they come face to face with the demon dentist herself! Don’t miss this electrifying tale from the West End producers of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, both nominated for an Olivier Award! It promises to be the most thrilling and hilarious adventure yet!

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Hey Duggee – The Live Theatre Show is produced by Cuffe & Taylor and Kenny Wax Family Entertainment under license from BBC Studios

Monday 3 – Tuesday 4 April 2023 Mon | 10am & 1.30pm Tue | 10am & 1pm Tickets from £15*

*All prices subject to availability and may only be available on certain performances.

SQUIRRELS GET READY! Everyone’s big lovable dog HEY DUGGEE is touring for the first time EVER and here’s your chance to see him! HEY DUGGEE THE LIVE THEATRE SHOW is going to be HUGE and will feature Duggee, the Squirrels plus many more of your favourite characters! There is so much to do, but luckily Duggee has his theatre badge. Will you get yours too? A-Woof!


LESLEY JOSEPH as Mother Superior


CLIVE ROWE as Eddie Souther

as Deloris


as Sister Mary Robert

Monday 17 – Saturday 22 April 2023 Mon - Sat | 7.30pm Mon, Wed & Sat | 2.30pm Thu 20 Apr 2023 at 7.30pm is British Sign Language interpreted

Tickets from £15*

*All prices subject to availability and may only be available on certain performances.


Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated brand new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical Sister Act direct from London. Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody, she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. This heavenly musical is joyous and uplifting in equal measures.


Celebrate | Commemorate The Regent Theatre has been the cornerstone of live entertainment in Suffolk for nearly 100 years and every year we welcome over 200,000 customers to see the best in comedy, music, dance and West End musicals. Now, you can show your support and help shape the next 100 years by naming a seat as a dedication or commemoration. For full details please visit our website ipswichtheatres.co.uk

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How to book

Online 24/7 ipswichtheatres.co.uk Box office

Our box office is open one hour before every show for ticket collections and to book for future performances in person. Age restrictions

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The use of any recording device is not allowed inside the auditorium during a show. We’ll do our best to seat you at an appropriate time in the performance. This may be during the interval. Doors time shown on certain dates are the opening time of the theatre. Show times for these will be confirmed closer to the show date.

Some shows use strobelighting or smoke effects. Details are posted in the foyer. For your safety, and to comply with our Entertainment Licence, please remain seated during your performance. Our bars are open one hour before a performance. Card and contactless payments encouraged.

Accessibility Our aim is to provide a first-class entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by as many people as possible. If there’s anything we can do to make your visit more comfortable please let us know when booking your tickets. • Both venues have wheelchair access and accessible toilets. • A complimentary carer/companion ticket is available for those requiring assistance to attend a performance. Tickets for wheelchair users and those requiring a carer/companion can be booked by calling the box office team on 01473 433100 (Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm and from 9.30am on Wednesdays). • For those with hearing loss both venues have induction loops. The Regent Theatre uses Sennheiser neck loop and stethoset receivers and these are available from the box office on entry. • To view our upcoming British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances, visit our What’s On page on our website ipswichtheatres.co.uk and filter by performance type. If you require BSL interpretation that is not listed, please contact us and we will do our utmost to make necessary arrangements. • Blue Badge holders should visit ipswich.gov.uk/carparks for the nearest spaces to the venues. • If you have a hidden disability which could make you anxious about visiting us, please do contact us in advance. We are more than happy to arrange a visit prior to the show so you can familiarise yourself with the venues. • Assistance dogs are welcome at both the Regent Theatre and the Corn Exchange including in the auditorium. If required, bowls of water can be supplied; please let us know when booking. For more information, please visit ipswichtheatres.co.uk/your-visit/access-information

Help Centre You’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions in our online help centre. There are over 100 articles covering topics including: • E-tickets • Booking & orders • Accessibility • Show information • Gift Vouchers • Venue information • COVID-19 View our help centre online at help.ipswichtheatres.co.uk

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