Ipswich Regent

Beth Hart

She was the talker, I was the clown. I arranged my interview with Beth Hart at the end of her 2017 European tour. It was the last night of the tour at Sentrum Scene. Oslo was cold and Christmas beckoned. But Beth was chilled and relaxed after a swim and we began to chat as …

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Anastacia

Ipswich Regent 7th June 2017 Our good friend at BBC Radio Suffolk, Stephen ‘Foz’ Foster tweeted out before this show at Ipswich Regent last night: “This lady can belt out a song!”  And you know, he was not wrong.  Anastacia finally made it to Ipswich and has discovered that we have a waterfront and boats …

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Chloe Reynolds

If you have not yet heard of Chloe Reynolds you are about to.  The Gloucestershire based singer starts a UK tour today supporting Anastacia.  She will be at Ipswich Regent in two weeks time on  Wednesday 7th June.  I started our interview with what I thought was a difficult question – so difficult that I …

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Imelda May

Imelda May Ipswich Regent 4th May 2017   As we made our way out of the Regent last night a man in the crowd, talking to his friends summed the show up by saying: “…well I thought it would be a good show, but I didn’t expect it to be THAT good.” Imelda May was …

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Caro Emerald

Ipswich Regent 28th April 2017 It has been almost four years since Caro Emerald visited Ipswich, and once again she sold out The Regent for Suffolk’s leg of The Emerald Island Tour. A Caro Emerald show is not just about the music – it is an audio-visual experience.  Thought and time goes into its production.  …

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And Finally…

Now established nationally as the UK’s Number One Tribute to Phil Collins, ‘And Finally…’ are set to commemorate their 10 years of performing with their hotly anticipated ‘10th Anniversary Tour’ at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich on 18th March.   The Band were astounded and thrilled when Phil Collin’s PA wrote to the show’s producer Tim Harper with a …

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Mike McClean

Before Christmas we had a chat with Mike McClean who was playing the jester in Ipswich Regent’s Panto, Sleeping Beauty. The jester is back at the Regent on the 14th January in his own show, so naturally we had to talk about what makes people laugh. What is the biggest change in comedy, would you say? …

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Ella Gilling

Ella Gilling is playing the Princess in Sleeping Beauty at Ipswich Regent this year.  Not only is this her first ever Panto role but she hasn’t ever seen a Panto – oh no she hasn’t!  Ella took time out from rehearsals to talk to us. I heard rumour that you’ve never seen a Panto before? …

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Sheila Ferguson

Sheila Ferguson is playing the wicked fairy this year in Sleeping Beauty at Ipswich Regent.  Grapevine had the pleasure of talking to her just as rehearsals started.  I was reading your twitter feed this morning and I have to ask: is that Shelia Ferguson on the keyboard or do you have people that do that …

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Mike McClean

Sitting in an empty theatre on a Tuesday afternoon in Ipswich, Grapevine’s Tony Bell chatted to Mike McClean who plays The Jester in this year’s production of Sleeping Beauty. You must be a fan of Panto, as you’ve been doing it for quite some time? Yeah I do, I love it and my kids love …

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