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Wed 11 June to Sat 28 July

Tickets online

01473 295 900 www.wolseytheatre.co.uk


Welcome When the flurry of applications to perform in the Open Season flood in we never cease to be impressed by the creativity of the work. We see the return of many familiar faces, and welcome a number of new companies bringing exciting original work to the New Wolsey Theatre and studio. We’re thrilled that Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari from internationally reknowned theatre makers Shunt will close the season with Sleepover. This year we introduce a number of accessible performances for Deaf, hard of hearing, and visually impaired audiences members (see page 10).

PG 2

Another great season!

Wed 11 to Fri 13 June

Rob Salmon

Black&White Productions presents

Associate Director / New Wolsey Theatre

Throughout the season, there will be an exhibition in the foyer and bar celebrating photographer…

Mike Kwasniak’s 30th Anniversary of working

with the New Wolsey Theatre!

An info sheet of the exhibition will be available from the Box Office at the start of the exhibition in June, and is free to attend. www.mikekwasniak.co.uk There will also be an evening of celebration before the performance of Galileo on Thursday 10 July.

The Edge Of The Sea The Dark Of The Sky By Suzanne Hawkes George Crabbe – 18th Century poet Benjamin Britten - 20th century composer John Flood – 21st century prisoner All persecuted – all misunderstood – all connected through the opera Peter Grimes. A drama exploring the search for tolerance and acceptance in the face of prejudice and injustice. From the author of In Sickness and in Health (The History of the Bartlet), Thomas Wolsey The Rise and Fall, Giles!, Becoming Orwell and Mr Dickens.

? New Wolsey Studio • 7.45pm Sponsored by the Britten Pears Foundation


Doreen Reed

Facts, Fibs and a Pinch of Salt Doreen Reed has enchanted many audiences with her homespun, witty, funny, and down to earth observational poetry. With a talent for originality and a very natural sense of humour, Doreen’s work is a delightful programme of memories, amusing predicaments and family observations.

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A Storyteller and the L.S.C Doreen will be joined by the Lowestoft Signing Choir for a programme of wit, nostalgia, anecdotes and songs. In their quest to promote Deaf Awareness and the recognition of British Sign Language each song will be signed.

Contains BSL Interpretation Sat 14 June at 7.45pm

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Sat 14 June

Suffolk Soul Singers Back for a second year by popular demand, Suffolk Soul Singers presents an evening of soul and gospel inspired music, packed with rich vocal harmonies and supported by a live band of professional musicians.   Performing soul classics and contemporary hits guaranteed to get you dancing, Suffolk Soul Singers is a 35 strong community choir in Ipswich led by Andi Hopgood. If you love soul music, you’ll love this show!

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PG 3

Sat 14 June


Cheshire Cats

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Wed 18 to Sat 21 June Appeal Theatre Group presents

OKLAHOMA!

PG 4

2014 sees Appeal celebrate their 40th year and what better way to do it than with Oklahoma! The first collaboration from Rodgers & Hammerstein II based on Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906 it tells the story of Cowboy Curly and his romance with Laurey Williams. OKLAHOMA! was the first musical to have its songs and story written at the same time, making them and the ballet integral to the plot and advancement of the story, a new concept in 1943. This is one classic which has truly stood the test of time. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! Music by Richard Rodgers Book & Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II Based on

Lynn Riggs ‘Green Grow the Lilacs’ Original dances by Agnes De Mille

? New Wolsey Theatre • 7.45pm Matinee Sat 21 June • 2.30pm

Captioned Performance Sat 21 June at 2.30pm

An amateur production by arrangement with R & H Theatricals Europe

Fri 20 & Sat 21 June Kesgrave Amateur Theatre Society presents

CHESHIRE CATS A comedy by Gail Young Grown women, aching feet and heaving bosoms! Follow the Cheshire Cats team in their decorated bras as they walk their way to fund-raising success in the London Moonwalk. The sixth member of the team is quite a shock! The play is a cross between a girl’s night out and a mission to support a cause close to many hearts with plenty of laughs and a few tears along the way.

?N  ew Wolsey Studio • 7.45pm This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD


The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company presents

OLIVER! With more hits than any musical deserves - Consider Yourself, Pick a Pocket or Two, Food Glorious Food, and I’d Do Anything - Lionel Bart’s smash-hit bursts onto the New Wolsey stage in a brand new production.   With a live orchestra and specially designed stage set, this is the musical treat of the summer!     Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart

? New Wolsey Theatre • 7.45pm Matinees Fri 27 June • 4pm and Sat 28 June • 2.30pm An amateur production by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York

In the mood for Food Glorious Food? Head to page 10

Wed 25 to Sat 28 June Serendipity Theatre Company presents

BEAUTIFUL THING By Jonathan Harvey ‘A warm and funny urban tale of two teenage boys discovering themselves, love and the songs of Mamma Cass.’ Set during a heat wave on a rundown Thamesmead estate, Jonathan Harvey’s stunning award winning play Beautiful Thing is an urban fairytale full of characters that abound with attitude, energy, frankness and humour. The story follows Jamie, an introvert, troubled teen whose dislike of football is reason enough for his classmates to bully him at every opportunity. Living with his pre-occupied single mum, Sandra, Jamie finds himself infatuated with his next door neighbour and classmate Ste. This iconic play truly captures what it is to be sixteen, gay and in the first full flush of love.

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? New Wolsey Studio • 7.45pm Matinee Sat 28 June • 2.30pm By Arrangement with Independent Talent Group, London

PG 5

Wed 25 to Sat 28 June


Tue 1 to Fri 4 July YOUTH PERFORM! 2014 presents

PG 6

Mon 30 June

Perpetual Perpetual is an exploration of the relationship between organic and mechanical matter. We think ourselves distinct from machines, that our movements, thoughts and voices hold something human, something that can’t be replicated. But what is the body but mechanics, the skeleton scaffolding, the muscles pistons, the heart a dynamo and the brain its pilot? Does that distinction we cling to truly exist and if so, how long for? Jimmy Addy, Taylor Ayling and Liam Cadzow Webb are young performers working with collaborative methods of devising theatre. Perpetual is the first work of this collaboration.

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ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE... …and all the men and women merely players, they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts. The annual Youth Perform! festival brings children and young people from all over Suffolk together to showcase their skills as young theatre makers, and this year takes the work of William Shakespeare as its theme in the 450th anniversary year of his birth. It’ll be everything from As You Like it to The Winter’s Tale and back again. So brush up your Shakespeare, see some scenes from plays you may have never seen before, hear the wonderful language of the Bard from a variety of schools and youth groups drawn from all over Suffolk and support this fantastic project.

? New Wolsey Theatre • 7.30pm


World Premiere

Wed 9 to Sat 12 July

GALILEO

Wed 2 to Fri 4 July Best o’ Both presents

FLAWED CHARGES A century on from the start of the First World War, Flawed Charges explores the impact of military life and its harrowing consequences on the young soldier. Returning to Open Season after a performance at The Garage in Norwich last year, this two man company uses comedy, physicality and original video footage to provoke emotion and leave you with the question: who is the real coward?

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A New Musical

‘A Battle of Wills Fought Across the Heavens’ When Galileo pointed his telescope into the heavens, what he glimpsed turned our view of the universe upside down. His family and friends were thrown into turmoil, while he came into direct conflict with the might of the Catholic Church - and the dreaded Inquisition. Would the light of science be allowed to shine into the future? Gallery Players bring you the world premiere of this brand new musical. Developed especially for Gallery, and following on from last year’s sell-out performances of ‘Into The Woods’, we promise you a fascinating and entertaining insight into the life of  this incredible man. Book, music and lyrics by Martin Waddington

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? New Wolsey Theatre • 7.45pm Matinee Sat 12 July • 2.30pm

PG 7

The Gallery Players presents


PG 8

Wed 9 to Fri 11 July

Fri 11 & Sat 12 July

Megabrill presents

Unscene Suffolk presents

SANCTUARY

FOSSILS

by David Williamson

From fossils to fingerprints, canyons to candlewax, history literally shapes our world, and reveals itself in every nook, cranny and indentation. Join us on a voyage of discovery from rocks and remains to the sentient stories behind them. Unscene Suffolk is a community company of adults with visual impairment, whose performances are accessible to blind and sighted audiences.

Robert ‘Bob’ King, an internationally renowned investigative journalist, has returned to his native Australia to retire to the relative isolation of Queensland. But the sanctuary he thought he had found is breached by a student about to publish King’s biography. Conflict erupts between the idealist and the pragmatic realist as each challenges the truth about the other’s past. A gripping story, full of suspense with a thrilling climax. Directed by Jayne Lindill

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IP1 3QH Fri 11th July • 7.30pm Sat 12th July • 5pm & 7.30pm

Funded by Arts Council England and Suffolk Community Foundation. Supported by the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Museum and Sensing Change.


PHOTO: Angie D Weldon

Wed 16 to Sat 19 July The Children’s Theatre Company presents

GREASE The No. 1 Party Musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including Grease is the Word, Greased Lightnin’, You’re The One That I Want and many more! It’s the original High-School musical that sees Sandy and Danny fall in love, with fun loving pals the T-birds and Pink Ladies clinging on for the ride. So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand-jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!’ Book, Music, and Lyrics by 

Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

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BIG IDEAS 6: SLEEPOVER Bring a sleeping bag, bring some pyjamas, bring midnight snacks and bring your friends. We are going to spend the night in the theatre. Good luck everyone. See you in the morning. With help from the young people from the New Wolsey Young Company, Nigel and Louise will develop the first stages of a sleepover show for children and their adults. Just 5 days to make the play, 5 days to change the future of theatre for young people, by young people, with young people forever!

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Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari make wild, bold, visual performance for people who don’t really like theatre and unusual theatrical experiences for those who do.

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? N  ew Wolsey Theatre • 4pm

Matinee Sat 19 July • 2.30pm

Audio Described Performance

Sat 19 July at 2.30pm

Places will be allocated by lottery; register by emailing creativelearning@wolseytheatre.co.uk

PG 9

Sat 28 July


24 July

with us… Menu Offer Enjoy A Pre Show -

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The New Wolsey Way

£12 FOR 2 COURSES!

* £2

Jam is a new night for young performance makers to share their work, there’ll be some theatre, there might be dance too, and there will be music, there could even be poetry – probably no mime though.

MAINS

Paprika Chicken with Buttery New Potatoes Spaghetti Meatballs Vegetable Curry with Rice

PG 10

DESSERTS

A night of contemporary culture for 16 – 25’s who still want to play.

Rocky Road Sundae Traditional Eton Mess

? New Wolsey Studio • 8pm • £2

Personalise… your dish by choosing one additional side on the day Coleslaw / Wedges / Salad / Garlic Bread Fine Green Beans

CAFE BAR OPEN

Access Performances

A Storyteller and the L.S.C

Monday to Saturday

10am until the end of the last interval. We close at 3pm when there is no performance and on Sundays and Bank Holidays we’ll be open 2 hours before the performance.

Appeal Theatre Group

If you have any queries you can contact the Cafe Bar Team on: 01473 295 909 or email catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk

Your set menu must be booked in advance

Doreen Reed

Contains BSL Interpretation

Sat 14 June at 7.30pm SEE PAGE 3

Oklahoma

Captioned Performance S  at 21 June at 2.30pm SEE PAGE 4

The Children’s Theatre Company      

Grease

Audio Described Performance

Sat 19 July at 2.30pm SEE PAGE 8


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accessible seating PG 11

New Wolsey Theatre Pricing:

New Wolsey Studio Pricing: £8.50 all seats (no allocated seating)

Concessionary Prices - £2 OFF

Group Discounts

Over 60s, under 16s, full-time students, disabled people and those who are unemployed or on benefits or income support.

Groups of 10+ £1.50 off, Groups of 25+ £2 off, Groups of 50+ £3

Access Concession

Under 26: You can purchase unsold tickets for just £5 on the day of the performance.

If you are using an accessible service, you can choose to sit in any seat and pay the concession price (£2 off full price) for that performance. Assisting companions are £8.50.

Discounts & Concessions Only one discount or concession can be applied to each ticket. Some discounts may not be available online and they all exclude tickets priced at £10 or less.


Performance Schedule 2014

Date Performance TIME Venue PG 2 Wed 11 to Fri 13 June EDGE OF THE SEA DARK OF THE SKY 7.45pm Sat 14 June DOREEN REED: FACTS, FIBS AND A PINCH OF SALT 2.30pm 3 3 DOREEN REED: A STORYTELLER / Contains BSL 7.45pm 3 suffolk soul singers 7:45pm Wed 18 June OKLAHOMA! 7.45pm 4 Thu 19 June OKLAHOMA! 7.45pm 4 Fri 20 June OKLAHOMA! 7.45pm 4 4 CHESHIRE CATS 7.45pm 4 Sat 21 June OKLAHOMA! Sat Mat Captioned 2.30pm & 7.45pm CHESHIRE CATS 7.45pm 4 Wed 25 June OLIVER! 7.45pm 5 5 BEAUTIFUL THING 7.45pm Thu 26 June OLIVER! 7.45pm 5 BEAUTIFUL THING 7.45pm 5 Fri 27 June OLIVER! 4pm & 7.45pm 5 BEAUTIFUL THING 7.45pm 5 Sat 28 June OLIVER! 2.30pm & 7.45pm 5 BEAUTIFUL THING 2.30pm & 7.45pm 5 6 Mon 30 June PERPETUAL 7.45pm 6 Tue 1 July ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE 7.30pm 6 Wed 2 July ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE 7.30pm 7 FLAWED CHARGES 7.45pm Thu 3 July ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE 7.30pm 6 7 FLAWED CHARGES 7.45pm Fri 4 July ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE 7.30pm 6 FLAWED CHARGES 7.45pm 7 Wed 9 July GALILEO 7.45pm 7 SANCTUARY 7.45pm 8 Thu 10 July GALILEO 7.45pm 7 SANCTUARY 7.45pm 8 Fri 11 July FOSSILS 7.30pm 8 GALILEO 7.45pm 7 SANCTUARY 7.45pm 8 Sat 12 July GALILEO 2.30pm & 7.45pm 7 FOSSILS 5pm & 7.30pm 8 Wed 16 to Fri 18 July GREASE 7.45pm 9 Sat 19 July GREASE / Sat Mat Audio Described 2.30pm & 7.45pm 9 Thu 24 July JAM: NO.1 8pm 10 9 Sat 28 July BIG IDEAS 6: SLEEPOVER 4pm New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, IP1 3NF / 5 minutes walk from the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich Museum, High Street, IP1 3QH / 3 minutes walk from the New Wolsey Theatre

Terms and conditions can be viewed at: www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/termsandconditions. We don’t charge booking fees but if you’d like us to post your tickets we’ll ask for £1 to cover costs. Reserved tickets (awaiting payment) will be held for up to 5 days. New Wolsey Theatre Company Ltd. Chief Executive: Sarah Holmes. Reg in England: 03982202. Reg Charity No: 1082016. All details in this brochure were correct at the time of going to print. The New Wolsey Theatre Company Ltd reserves the right to make alterations where necessary. The use of recording equipment and flash photography is strictly prohibited.


New Wolsey Open Season 2014  

When the flurry of applications to perform in the Open Season flood in we never cease to be impressed by the creativity of the work.

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