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FRI 11 FEBRUARY

For the football fan in your life Turf Love Present…

BEATING BERLUSCONI

One Man. One Mouth. One Mic.

Fresh from ecstatic reviews during its World Cup run in London, Paul Duckworth and his forty characters return in this hilarious, lump in your throat comedy. Despite threats from his wife and bank manager, in May 2005 middle-aged Kenny Noonan travels to Istanbul to watch Liverpool play AC Milan in the Champions’ League final. What happened to Liverpool FC in the second half is legend. Based on the now famous true story of a real Liverpool fan who ended up sitting next to Silvio Berlusconi at the Attaturk Stadium. TIMES /

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SAT 12 FEBRUARY

In Celebration of

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2011 Year of the Hare Join us for the annual celebration of the Chinese New Year event (now in its 8th year at the New Wolsey Theatre) with an eclectic range of singing, music, dancing and drama performed by local and professional artists followed by the traditional raffle and distribution of Red Packets. TICKETS / £4.95

TIMES / 7.00pm / £3.95 for children under 12s

SUN 20 FEBRUARY ANDREW MOTION

DUKES HEADLINER COMEDY CLUB The Duke’s Headliners Comedy Club of Putney is London’s fastest growing club showcasing some of the finest comics from around the world. FOR DETAILS VISIT /

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www.wolseytheatre.co.uk THU 17 to SAT 19 FEBRUARY Flesh Glory Productions Presents

LILLIES ON THE LAND DEVISED & WRITTEN BY /

The Lions part DIRECTED BY / Sonia Ritter PRODUCED BY /

Fresh Glory Productions

A truly remarkable and sparkling piece of theatre which celebrates an extraordinary episode in Britain’s history – the Women’s Land Army of World War II. This delightful and often deeply touching play charts the personal journeys of four women who sign up to become Land Girls, determined to work endless, backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the War Effort. NOTE / Suitable TIMES /

for ages 9+

7.00pm

‘A GLORIOUS PIECE OF THEATRE... LACED WITH HUMOUR, WARMTH AND LOVE’ remotegoat.co.uk ‘THIS JOYOUS CELEBRATION OF BRITAIN’S FORGOTTEN ARMY’ Extra! Extra! ‘THIS WONDERFUL SHOW... IS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED’ The Daily Telegraph

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MON 21 FEBRUARY

‘Headlong Theatre and The Nuffield, Southampton in association with Hull Truck present’

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BY / WILLIAM

SHAKESPEARE

DIRECTED BY / Natalie Abrahami DESIGNED BY / Tom Scutt LIGHTING DESIGNED BY / David Holmes

Headlong Theatre’s re-imagining of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ sets Shakespeare’s bestloved comedy in a 1960s film studio where a Hollywood epic is in the making.  ‘The country’s most exciting touring theatre company’

The Daily Telegraph on Headlong TIMES /

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SHLOMO MOUTHTRONICA One Man. One Mouth. One Mic. Acclaimed British beatboxer Shlomo takes us on a one-man musical mashup using nothing but his mouth, a microphone and a loop sampler. Taking the art of beatboxing beyond gimmickry and sharing the marvel of the human voice. “This kid’s good. Jaw-droppingly good.” The Guardian

WED 2 MARCH

THE GOLDEN AGE OF SATIRE Starring renowned entertainer Peter Gill ‘The Golden Days of Musical Satire’ takes the funniest songs of the last hundred years and throws them together in a 90 minute, one man and his piano show. Includes Allan Sherman’s ‘Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah’, Flanders and Swann’s ‘The Gas Man Cometh’, Victoria Wood’s ‘Barry and Freda’, Bernard Cribbins’ ‘Hole in the Ground’, Monty Python’s ‘Always Look On The Bright Side of Life’ and many more.

FRI 4 MARCH ANDREW MOTION

LAURELS AND DONKEYS A collection of war poems which presents scenes from various conflicts of the 20th & 21st centuries - from the First World War to the war in Afghanistan. Some are elegies, some are satires and some are memories of the poet’s father, who fought in the Second World War. Several rely on the words & witness of soldiers while others derive from newspaper articles and interviews. Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate, 1999-2009. His poetry has received the Arvon/Observer Prize, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. Andrew Motion was knighted for his services to literature in 2009.

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MON 8 MARCH

THE DEVIL HAS QUENTIN’S HEART

SAT 5 MARCH

DEVISED & WRITTEN BY / Benji Reid,

Peader Kirk & Ray Shell

THE TEMPERANCE SEVEN Who could have predicted that a band, which hit the top of the charts in 1961 with a song and style that were already forty years out of date, would still be around in 2008, still playing the same style of music… now over eighty years out of date! Jazz classics from the past, original compositions, novelty numbers, so that whatever your taste in jazz The Temperance Seven will play it for you. TIMES /

7.00pm

BASED ON CHARACTERS FROM THE NOVEL / Iced’ by Ray Shell DIRECTED BY / Peader PERFORMED BY / Benji

Kirk Reid

MUSICAL COMPOSITION & PERFORMANCE BY / Andrew LIGHTING DESIGN BY / Paul

POLAR BEAR TO FOLLOW

had it all riding high as an ultra-successful trader on Wall Street but betrayed and framed for fraud he discovers life in the underbelly of New York as an alcoholic living on the streets, He sees that greed knows.

Wong Colley

The Devil Has Quentin’s Heart - that was the price Quentin paid for success. He had it all riding high as an ultra-successful trader on Wall Street but betrayed and framed for fraud he discovers life in the underbelly of New York as an alcoholic living on the streets, He sees that greed knows. A twisted, funky and perverse modern day tragedy that explodes the nature of performance, storytelling and dance. TIMES /

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BARBER OF SEVILLE Swansea City Opera make a welcome return with a production of Rossini’s ever-popular and most famous comic opera, The Barber of Seville, as part of their national tour. SCO are known for their sparkling performances and the Barber will be no exception. Beautifully staged in English with charming traditional 18th century costume and performed by some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country, The Barber of Seville makes for a rollicking evening’s entertainment, full of theatrical wit and humour and a feast for the eyes and ears. TIMES /

7.00pm

THU 11 to FRI 12 MARCH

BEACHY HEAD It’s been a month since Stephen jumped. Amy collects her husband’s effects, the things he had with him gathered in a single box. There was no sign – no warning. As fractured memories of their last night together rewind, replay and unravel, she is desperate to find out why. Joe and Matt are making a documentary. Whilst reviewing their footage they make a startling discovery that will take their film in an unexpected direction - the blurred image of a man jumping from the cliffs. Beachy Head is a powerful look at the ripple effects of one man’s decision to take his life. Mixing text, 3D animation and a dynamic physicality, Beachy Head is the follow up to the award-winning Mile End from “visionary young company” Analogue (Metro) TIMES /

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NOTES TO FUTURE SELF

MON 14 & TUES 15 MARCH

CHEKHOV’S SHORT EUROPEAN ARTS European Arts Company presents a hugely entertaining collection of classic one-act farces by Anton Chekhov. Including ‘The Evils of Tobacco’, ‘The Dimwit’, ‘The Bear’, Swan Song’ and ‘The Proposal’, this is Chekhov at his comic best, before Uncle Vanya started shooting, The Seagull got stuffed, The Cherry Orchard was ‘car-parked’ and The Three Sisters started moaning. ‘Chekhov wasn’t all doom and gloom... European Arts Company’s production of Chekhov Shorts is fast-paced, witty and engaging’ The Stage TIMES /

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“Judy’s my mom. It’s an understatement to say she’s a bit of a hippy. I mean who else but a New Ager calls their baby ‘Philosophy Rainbow’? I try to go by ‘Sophie’.” Sophie and Calliope have never been to school. Their mum ran away from home when she was seventeen to join the New Age movement and the girls have been raised in Goa, San Francisco and Morroco at a series of ashrams, communes and impromptu raves. Then one day Sophie gets ill and the family has to return to Birmingham. Sophie and Calliope are introduced to a strange new world where meditation and tree-hugging are replaced with Maths homework and television. They’re also introduced to Daphne: the grandmother that the girls have never met. And it’s against this bewildering new backdrop – the normality she’s always longed for – that Sophie must come to terms with her own mortality. TIMES /

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FRI 18 & SAT 19 MARCH

INSECT CIRCUS ‘Ladies & Gentlemen! Boys & Girls! Stroll Up! Stroll up for the Magnificent Insect Circus! Be Amazed by Mr. Maroc the Beast Tamer! Laugh at the Cheeky Ladybird! Witness Constance Courage and her Vicious Vespa Wasps! Wonder at the Worm Charmer! Admire the Mighty Mites, the Mayfly, the Mantids and More! With its spectacular combination of magical world, physical theatre and circus skills the Insect Circus is a variety show without parallel. ...’my 6 year-old was so utterly absorbed in their reality that she wasn’t ever quite sure if it was real or not. For adults, it’s beautifully silly. Warm-hearted and witty, this is one show that totally delivers on its promises.’Total Theatre Magazine TIMES /

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MAYOR’S CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY One community, many faiths This celebration is a key event in Ipswich’s calendar and as its name suggests is indeed a celebration of everything that is good about bringing together the rich and diverse communities of Ipswich. The theme this year is CARING FOR PEOPLE focussing on our community. “I want to encourage as many people as possible to come and join us at this celebration and I thank the New Wolsey Theatre for its support.” Mayor of Ipswich Councillor Jane Chambers Entrance is FREE 3.00pm to 4.15pm

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MON 18 APRIL The Duke’s Headliners Comedy Club presents

UNDER 18’S COMEDY No Adults allowed Recommended for ages 12+ £6.50 / £5.50 with an Explore card in association with Suffolkonboard.com NOTE /

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OVID’S METAMORPOSIS Following sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2010, Pants on Fire’s latest actor-musician extravaganza comes to London. Ovid’s epic tales are relocated to 1940’s wartime Britain by blending gas marks, gramophones, puppetry and live original music and song. WINNERS OF /

The Whatsonstage.com Editor’s Prize and The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award.

“A glorious retelling of Ovid’s tales… A breakthrough show” Guardian

THU 3 to SAT 5 MARCH

KEEPERS

The Plasticine Men 200 years ago, far off the Welsh coast, one man faced an ordeal so diabolical that it would go down in maritime legend, changing the way lighthouses were run forever. Using original live music and little more than a ladder and a trapdoor, The Plasticine Men conjure up the confines of the infamous Smalls Lighthouse and the stormy companionship of its two keepers. Based on an extraordinary true story. WINNERS OF / Three

Weeks Editor’s Award Best Ensemble Category by The Stage NOMINATED FOR / Total Theatre Award

SHORTLISTED IN THE /

‘A beautifully crafted piece of no-frills physical theatre’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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FREETIME RADICAL WORK IN DEVELOPMENT

Ali and Jensen, two men struggling against the riptide of their thirties, are caught in their flat as a giant wave breaks. As biblical floods rage and millions die outside, they hide under the sofa from the noise and search for the TV remote. Free Time Radical explores how we build walls and barriers to block out the chaos of the outside world; how we seek refuge in the familiar; and how sometimes events are just too enormous to put into words. An epic tale of domestic proportions from The Frequency D’ici, the company behind 2009 Pulse Fringe hit Paperweight. A funny, sad, truthful and surreal piece. The Scotsman on Paperweight. !

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New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich SUPPORTED BY /

New Greenham Arts and Pleasance Theatre. DEVELOPED AT / Norden Farm Centre for the Arts and Jersey Arts Centre TIMES / 7.45pm

TUE 26 to SAT 30 APRIL The New Wolsey Young Company presents

SPRING AWAKENING BY / Frank

Wedekind (in a version by Ted Hughes)

This version of Frank Wedekind’s extraordinary play Spring Awakening was specially commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The themes it addresses and the sheer energy of the writing make this masterpiece of German symbolism startlingly relevant today. With scenes of pubescent angst, sexual outspokenness, rape and homosexuality, the play still, more than one hundred years after it was first staged, has the power to shock. The content in this production would suit an audience 14 years and above.

Logo – Studio – ACE – IBC - SCC

TIME / 7.25pm VENUE / The

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street (concs)

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SAT 12 FEBRUARY LONG NOSE PUPPETS Present

PENGUIN Long Nose Puppet’s new show PENGUIN is based on the award-winning book by Polly Dunbar. Ben is delighted when he rips open his present, inside is a penguin. “Hello Penguin!” says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. Penguin says nothing..so Ben fires Penguin into OUTER SPACE… Penguin is exciting, surreal and full of surprises. The lively songs by Tom Gray of Gomez will have everyone joining in! It’s a spectacular theatre experience for all ages-especially 3-7 year olds!  TIMES /

7.45pm

SAT 5 MARCH

THE FABULOUS LUTTERBYS BY / Barb Jungr DIRECTED BY / Peter Glanville PUPPET DESIGN BY / Roger Lade SCENIC DESIGN BY / Anne Tilby LIGHTING DESIGN BY / David Duffy

Join in the adventures of two very different caterpillars who eat their way to success! Using the themes of threatened ecology, recycled materials and the metamorphosis from camouflaged caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly, three performers bring this joyous puppetry show to the stage accompanied by live music. AGES / 3YRS

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TIMES /

7.45pm

SAT 26 MARCH TRAVELLING LIGHT and POLKA THEATRE present

LOST AND FOUND BY / Oliver

Jeffers

Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door… He didn’t know where it came from and he thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home. New show for children aged 3-7. Lost and Found is a heart-warming tale of adventure, bravery, and true love. TIMES /

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www.wolseytheatre.co.uk SAT 2 APRIL Kipper Tie Theatre Presents

THE MOLE WHO KNEW IT WAS NONE OF HIS BUSINESS BY / Werner Holzwarth & Wolf Erlbruch
 ADAPTED BY / Bernie C Byrnes & Jim Fowler

Did you do a poo on Mole’s head? Well if not - then who? Was it Horse? Or Pig? Or Goat? A magical, musical adaptation of the popular children’s picture-book. Follow Mole’s travels as he meets a variety of outlandish and amusing characters along the way. Enchanting for adults; captivating for children [4+]. A cathartic tale set to a delightful original score by Jim Fowler. Biology with belly-laughs, informative and fun.

SAT 7 MAY

TIN SOLDIER CREATED & PERFORMED BY / Joy Haynes DIRECTED BY / Zannie Fraser & Luis Boy

There once was a remarkable tin soldier who fell in love with a beautiful paper dancer and then tumbled out of a window so beginning a perilous journey into the unknown… This playful retelling of Hans Andersen’s poetic story uses light, simple materials and objects that are skilfully transformed through puppetry, to create a theatrical experience that will engage and touch young hearts and minds. AGES / 3-8 year olds & their families DURATION / 45 minutes, no interval

SAT 14 MAY

THE WAY BACK HOME Oliver Jeffers, award-winning author of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found, returns with an intergalactic tale about a little boy seeking adventure. One day a boy finds a plane in his cupboard. He doesn’t remember leaving it there, but he decides to take it out for a go right away! He flies his plane higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and lands on the moon. He is frightened, lost and alone until a passing Martian lands there too. Who is the strange alien? Can they really be friends? And how will they find their Way Back Home??? AGES / 3

STORYMAKER Can we create a small book, maybe a different colour for Little Story and a bigger one and different colour for Big Story with the Blue Book staying for the overall image. Changes are as follows;

BIG STORY Sat 9 April If you’re 5 or 6 you can leave your family downstairs in the New Wolsey Café and come upstairs to meet the Storymaker yourself for an amazing adventure, or an exciting escapade. Mum’s, Dad’s, Gran’s, Grandads, Big Brother’s and Big Sister’s can come too, but they’ll have to join in with the fun. 30 minutes & includes the chance to make up your own story. DURATION /

LITTLE STORY

Sat 19 Feb If you’re 3 or 4 years old and love silly stories and tremendous tales then you’ve got to come to meet the Storymaker at the New Wolsey Theatre. Mum’s, Dad’s, Gran’s, Grandads, Big Brother’s and Big Sister’s should come too, they can look after you and pick up some tips along the way. 20 minutes & includes some play time. DURATION /

NOTE / Storymaker makes children

better listeners and families better at telling stories, and because we want to give everyone the chance to take part we even let you decide what to pay, it could be anything from 50p to £5

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SAT 12 FEBRUARY LONG NOSE PUPPETS Present

PENGUIN Long Nose Puppet’s new show PENGUIN is based on the award-winning book by Polly Dunbar. Ben is delighted when he rips open his present, inside is a penguin. “Hello Penguin!” says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. Penguin says nothing..so Ben fires Penguin into OUTER SPACE… Penguin is exciting, surreal and full of surprises. The lively songs by Tom Gray of Gomez will have everyone joining in! It’s a spectacular theatre experience for all ages-especially 3-7 year olds!  TIMES /

7.45pm

SAT 5 MARCH

THE FABULOUS LUTTERBYS BY / Barb Jungr DIRECTED BY / Peter Glanville PUPPET DESIGN BY / Roger Lade SCENIC DESIGN BY / Anne LIGHTING DESIGN BY / David Duffy

Tilby

Join in the adventures of two very different caterpillars who eat their way to success! Using the themes of threatened ecology, recycled materials and the metamorphosis from camouflaged caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly, three performers bring this joyous puppetry show to the stage accompanied by live music. AGES / 3YRS

+

TIMES /

7.45pm

SAT 26 MARCH TRAVELLING LIGHT and POLKA THEATRE present

LOST AND FOUND BY / Oliver

Jeffers

Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door… He didn’t know where it came from and he thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home. New show for children aged 3-7. Lost and Found is a heart-warming tale of adventure, bravery, and true love. TIMES /

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www.wolseytheatre.co.uk SAT 2 APRIL Kipper Tie Theatre Presents

THE MOLE WHO KNEW IT WAS NONE OF HIS BUSINESS BY / Werner Holzwarth & Wolf Erlbruch
 ADAPTED BY / Bernie C Byrnes & Jim Fowler

Did you do a poo on Mole’s head? Well if not - then who? Was it Horse? Or Pig? Or Goat? A magical, musical adaptation of the popular children’s picture-book. Follow Mole’s travels as he meets a variety of outlandish and amusing characters along the way. Enchanting for adults; captivating for children [4+]. A cathartic tale set to a delightful original score by Jim Fowler. Biology with belly-laughs, informative and fun.

SAT 7 MAY

TIN SOLDIER CREATED & PERFORMED BY / Joy Haynes DIRECTED BY / Zannie Fraser & Luis Boy

There once was a remarkable tin soldier who fell in love with a beautiful paper dancer and then tumbled out of a window so beginning a perilous journey into the unknown… This playful retelling of Hans Andersen’s poetic story uses light, simple materials and objects that are skilfully transformed through puppetry, to create a theatrical experience that will engage and touch young hearts and minds. AGES / 3-8 year olds & their families DURATION / 45 minutes, no interval

SAT 14 MAY

THE WAY BACK HOME Oliver Jeffers, award-winning author of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found, returns with an intergalactic tale about a little boy seeking adventure. One day a boy finds a plane in his cupboard. He doesn’t remember leaving it there, but he decides to take it out for a go right away! He flies his plane higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and lands on the moon. He is frightened, lost and alone until a passing Martian lands there too. Who is the strange alien? Can they really be friends? And how will they find their Way Back Home??? AGES / 3

STORYMAKER Can we create a small book, maybe a different colour for Little Story and a bigger one and different colour for Big Story with the Blue Book staying for the overall image. Changes are as follows;

BIG STORY Sat 9 April If you’re 5 or 6 you can leave your family downstairs in the New Wolsey Café and come upstairs to meet the Storymaker yourself for an amazing adventure, or an exciting escapade. Mum’s, Dad’s, Gran’s, Grandads, Big Brother’s and Big Sister’s can come too, but they’ll have to join in with the fun. 30 minutes & includes the chance to make up your own story. DURATION /

LITTLE STORY

Sat 19 Feb If you’re 3 or 4 years old and love silly stories and tremendous tales then you’ve got to come to meet the Storymaker at the New Wolsey Theatre. Mum’s, Dad’s, Gran’s, Grandads, Big Brother’s and Big Sister’s should come too, they can look after you and pick up some tips along the way. 20 minutes & includes some play time. DURATION /

NOTE / Storymaker makes children

better listeners and families better at telling stories, and because we want to give everyone the chance to take part we even let you decide what to pay, it could be anything from 50p to £5

plus 50 mins

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