Theatre & Events

If you're looking for entertainment Suffolk will provide the answer.  Here are some highlights in the coming weeks. 


Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. We join King Arthur as he travels around the land, gathering his Knights of the Round Table. This band of hapless adventurers is then tasked with a divine mission to locate the elusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences. 

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the importance
of being earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest is widely regarded as one of the funniest plays in the English language, bursting with wordplay, wooing and waltzes! Joanna Carrick’s interpretation will take you on a surreal journey through the heightened absurdity of Wilde’s words, hilariously distorting the lens through which we view the past. Cucumber sandwich anyone? An unbelievable, immersive tale, guaranteed to delight dapper ladies and gents throughout the land!



best of BE festival

With the impending political separation of the UK from Europe, festival organisers believe there has never been a better time to celebrate cross continental creativity. The directors of Birmingham's BE FESTIVAL are Spaniards, Miguel Oyarzun and Isla Aguilar who came across the idea of building a pan-European festival community back in 2009. In those eight years, the festival's resolve to showcase a range of new and emerging performers from across Europe has grown ever stronger.





Essential Reviews

Have you seen a show that you would like to share with our readers?

At Essential Suffolk we are happy to receive reviews for events other readers may still have the chance to enjoy. If you have been lucky enough to see an early performance of a continuing run and would like to share your review please Submit your review here.


The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart - various dates and locations (Review 24/03/17 by Essential Suffolk)

Silver Lining - until March 18 (Review 15/03/17 by Essential Suffolk)

The Worst Wedding Ever - until March 11 (Review 01/03/17 by Essential Suffolk)

Stoat Hall - Sir John Mills Theatre Ipswich until January 7, Seckford Theatre Woodbridge January 10 -21

Made in Dagenham - until October 22 (Review 22/09/16 by Essential Suffolk)

The Tempest - until August 28 (Review 29/07/16 by Essential Suffolk)

A Midsummer Night's Dream - until July 9 (Review 25/06/16 by Essential Suffolk)

Richard III - until June 4 (Review 10/05/2016 by Essential Suffolk)

Somewhere in England - until June 4 (Review 26/04/16 by Essential Suffolk)

The Last Five Years - until March 11 (Review 01/03/16 by Essential Suffolk)

End of the Rainbow - until February 20 2016 (with later tour dates) (Review 19/02/16 by Essential Suffolk)

Holy Mackerel - until January 23 2016 (Review  09/12/15 by Essential Suffolk)

The Sword in the Stone -until January 30 2016 (review 01/12/15 by Essential Suffolk)

Sweet Charity - until September 26 (review 08/09/15 by Essential Suffolk)

A Midsummer Night's Dream - until August 30 (review 12/08/15 by Essential Suffolk)

Little Shop of Horrors - until June 13 (review 29/05/15 by Essential Suffolk)

Educating Rita - until March 14 (review 27/02/15 by Essential Suffolk)

Dracula - until November 16 (review 06/11/14 by Essential Suffolk)

Midsummer Songs - until September 24 (review 09/09/14 by Essential Suffolk)

Friend or Foe - until September 13 (review 03/09/14 by Essential Suffolk)

Wuthering Heights - until August 24 (review 08/08/14 by Essential Suffolk)

Blood Brothers - until May 3 (review 28/04/14 by Essential Suffolk)

TOM, A Story of Tom Jones - until May 3 (review 24/04/14 by Essential Suffolk)

Betty Blue Eyes - until April 19 (review 15/04/14 - by Essential Suffolk)

Miss Nightingale - until April 5 (review 01/04/2014 - by Essential Suffolk)

The Threepenny Opera - March 12-22 (review 13/03/2014 - by Essential Suffolk)

Beauty & The Beast - February 18-22 (review 18/02/2014)