Must-watch Suffolk shows to see at the Ipswich Regent Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds in 2024
From Jesus Christ Superstar at the Ipswich Regent – to Romeo and Juliet at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, here are 10 plays and musicals you can watch in Suffolk during 2024.
At the start of the new year it is always good to have something to look forward to, luckily theatres across the county have plenty of shows to tempt us as we head towards spring.
If it is drama you are after, the Woman in Black is heading to Suffolk and musicals lined-up for 2024 include Little Shop of Horrors and Footloose.
Twelves theatre shows and musicals to watch in Suffolk during 2024
Jesus Christ Superstar at the Ipswich Regent
Kicking off the new year with a bang, audiences at the Ipswich Regent theatre have the chance to watch musical, Jesus Christ Superstar this January.
With lyrics by Tim Rice and music from Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Regent is promising a ‘mesmerizing new production’ of the show which became a global phenomenon.
You can watch Jesus Christ Superstar at The Regent between Monday, January 15 – Saturday, January 20, 2024.
Other musicals coming up at the Ipswich Regent include Come From Away and an Officer and a Gentleman.
The Woman in Black at the Ipswich Regent
Those looking for something to keep them on the edge of their seats should head to the Regent between March 4 – March 9, where they will be able to watch The Woman in Black, fresh from London’s West End.
More than seven million people have watched the story of Arthur Kipps, who is obsessed with a curse he believes has been cast over him.
Made in Dagenham – Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Heading further into 2024 the Bury St Edmunds Operatic and Dramatic Society (BSEODS) will be bringing their production of Made in Dagenham to the Theatre Royal, in the town, during May.
Made in Dagenham is an uplifting musical based on a hit movie of the same name. Telling the inspirational story of the women that worked in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant in 1968.
Tickets for the show, which runs from Tuesday, May 14 – Saturday, May 18 are available to buy now.
Romeo and Juliet at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and New Wolsey in Ipswich
Theatregoers in Suffolk will have plenty of chances to watch the classic Shakespeare tale of Romeo and Juliet over the coming months.
Directed by Douglas Rintoul, audiences will be able to see the play at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich between Thursday 1 – Thursday 8, of February.
The cast of Romeo and Juliet will take the New Wolsey production on tour to the Theatre Royal, Bury, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Little Shop of Horrors – New Wolsey, Ipswich
The New Wolsey in Ipswich is teaming up with theatres across the UK to bring hit musical Little Shop of Horrors to Suffolk audiences this spring.
Describing the show, the New Wolsey said: “Filled with incredible rock and roll music, be prepared to laugh, scream, and be convinced to give up gardening for life.”
Audience will be able to watch Little Shop of Horrors in Ipswich between Friday, March 1, to – Saturday, March 23, ahead of its national tour.
Musical lovers will also be able to enjoy Footloose at the New Wolsey later in 2024.
Stones In His Pockets – St John Mills Theatre, Ipswich
The play, written by Marie Jones, has been a hit in Dublin, Edinburgh and the West End.
Stones In His Pockets transports audiences to Ireland, telling a story of tears and laughter.
The play will be at the Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich between May 2 – May 4, with a full show schedule released this January.
Theatre in the Forest – Sutton Hoo
Those looking for theatre with a difference, need look no further than Red Rose Chain’s summer offering.
This year’s ‘theatre in the forest’ will take place in Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, this July and August, with more details confirmed nearer the time.
Find out more about what Red Rose Chain do here.