Live performances in Ipswich for October - spoilt for choice!

Written by SarahSteel on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 21:12

Shows around Suffolk in October

This week's theatre round-up is all about Ipswich. There's a great variety of family shows going at the various venues in and around Ipswich over the next few weeks, from children's classics to modern originals. If you're based in Ipswich it could even be said you're spoilt for choice, but don't let that put you off! If I missed something do feel free to let us and know and we'll get it added.

IPSWICH

What: The Wind in the Willows
When: October 18th-21st 7.45pm, 23rd-24th 7.45pm, 23rd-24th 2.30pm
Where: New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, IP1 3NF
The vibe: All your favourite Wind in the Willows characters, live on stage. A motley crew of woodland creatures decide it's time to explore the world... what could possibly go worng?! Perfect if you've been wanting to introduce your kids to this classic tale, equally perfect if you don't know the story yourself yet. Recommended age 5+ years.

What: Pat a Cake Baby
When: October 27th, 11am and 1.30pm
Where: New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, IP1 3NF
The vibe: Puppetry, magical cake making, music, song and moonlight. The kind of stuff that toddlers dreams are made of!  Recommended age 2+ years.

What: Great Odds
When: October 28th, 11am and 1.30pm
Where: New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, IP1 3NF
The vibe: A story with a special message about following dreams, reaching for goals, and the importance of friends. Music and puppetry, brought together with visual story-telling and incorporating British Sign Language. This one's going to be special. Recommended age 6-11 years.

What: The King of Pop
When: October 12th, 7.30-11pm
Where: Ipswich Regent, Ipswich, IP4 1HE
The vibe: Michael Jackson tributes seriously don't get better than this. Take the kids and dare them to resist the beat. Don't take your husband though, not unless you want to watch him moonwalking across the kitchen floor for the next three weeks. Recommended age 5+ years.

What: Purple Rain - A Celebration of Prince
When: October 13th, 8-11pm
Where: Ipswich Regent, Ipswich, IP4 1HE
The vibe: A chance to introduce the family to the wonders of Prince. All the classics are bound to be there, along with epic stage performance and maybe even the odd raspberry beret. Recommended age 5+ years.

What: Killer Queen
When: October 20th, 7.30-11pm
Where: Ipswich Regent, Ipswich, IP4 1HE
The vibe: Clearly it's all about the tributes at Ipswich Regent this month, but if you're a Freddie Mercury fan you won't want to miss this one either. Just don't surprised if your kids come home yelling "I want it all, and I want it NOW!". Recommended age 5+ years.

What: Milkshake! Live
When: October 20th, 7.30-11pm
Where: Ipswich Regent, Ipswich, IP4 1HE
The vibe: A live show filled with kids favourites Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Little Princess and many more, plus singing, dancing and story-telling. Kids will love this! Recommended age 0-5 years.

What: The Enormous Turnip
When: October 23rd 1.30pm and 4pm, October 24th 10.30am and 2pm
Where: The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, IP1 2AS
The vibe: It's a turnip. It's really, really big. And it's going to take a lot of people, and probably a few animals, to get it out of the ground. We also know that children will love the absurdity of a huge root vegetable, the gentle charm of the characters, and the inevitable up-rooting. Ooh, and there's puppets. And music. Seriously, what's not to love.  Recommended age 3-10 years.

What: The Night Pirates
When: October 25th 1.30pm, October 26th 11am and 1.30pm
Where: The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, IP1 2AS
The vibe: Who doesn't want to be a pirate, embarking on an epic adventure? Stolen treasure, foolish grown-ups, and a bed-time mission of a lifetime. Recommended age 3+

What: Comedy Club 4 Kids
When: October 27th, 1pm
Where: The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, IP1 2AS
The vibe: Just like a grown-ups comedy club, but without the swearing. A line-up of top comedians, performers, authors, artists and world-record holders. Let the heckling begin! Recommended age 6+

What: Morgan and West: More Magic for Kids
When: October 28th, 2.30-4pm
Where: The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, IP1 2AS
The vibe: Magical mayhem suitable for all the family. More laughs than a giggle factory in full production. Recommended age 5+

What: Morgan and West: Time Travelling Magicians
When: October 28th, 2.30-4pm
Where: The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, IP1 2AS
The vibe: Magic, mystery, time-travelling - yep it's Morganand West again, with a second show in the same day and still managing to come up with original and entertaining trickery. Did I mention there's time travel? Recommended age 5+

 

 

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