CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
Deck the stalls this Christmas with the gift of theatre!
Gift-giving can be tough, so we have put together this handy little guide to help you find the perfect present. There’s nothing quite like a night out at the theatre and we’re confident there’s something in our 2022 programme for everyone. Why not give a Gift Voucher and let them decide?
While you’re at it, don’t forget to treat yourself to a little special something!
They say laughter is the best medicine, and we’ve got more than just a small dose of side-splitting stand-up to keep Suffolk entertained into the new year.
2022 kicks off with a packed January, featuring Alan Carr, John Bishop, Omid Djalili, Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan. Later in the spring, we host Russell Brand, Simon Brodkin, Dara O’Briain, Lou Sanders and Joe Lycett. We’re joined by QI host Sandi Toksvig, Geoff Norcott and Jason Manford, returning by popular demand. The mischievous ‘Would I Lie To You’ trio, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell keep us laughing until the start of the summer.
Calling all ‘crazy horses’, we’re delighted to welcome some incredible theatre in 2022, starting with The Osmonds – A New Musical in February. The “sexiest musical ever” Chicago is back in Ipswich in March, starring Russell Watson and Faye Brooks. After a sell-out week in 2019, We Will Rock You returns in May, with a catalogue of Queen’s greatest hits. School of Rock brings the hit film to the stage. Further ahead, The Cher Show, Sister Act, Strictly Ballroom and The Commitments all offer more theatre magic right on your doorstep.
The internationally acclaimed Russian State Ballet of Siberia bring three exquisite ballets to Ipswich in February – The Snow Maiden, Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake. Keep dancing with Kevin Clifton, Johannes Radebe, Oti Mabuse, Giovanni Pernice and Anton Du Beke – all bringing a bit of Strictly Come Dancing to the stage. Remembering The Oscars celebrates the music of the movies in an exhilarating new dance spectacular.
If it’s live music you’re after, we’ve got you covered. Prolific punk and folk artist Frank Turner joins us in January, followed by James Morrison, Status Quo, Midge Ure, Nick Mason, folk-favourites The Shires, X-factor winner Joe McElderry celebrating the music of George Michael, The Proclaimers, Will Young, Anastacia and Bellowhead.
We’re delighted to welcome Marty Wilde, Tony Hadley, The Hollies and Sixties Gold featuring Gerry’s Pacemakers, The Tremeloes, Herman’s Hermits and other legendary musicians.
Playing tribute to some of the world’s biggest artists, Magic of Motown, Vampires Rock, 80s Live, Lost In Music, Islands in the Stream, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac and The Bootleg Beatles all bring an authentic evening of music to our venues.
Our programme of special interest events offers a unique mix of TV personalities, authors and sports personalities. Escape to the Chateau’s much-loved couple Dick and Angel, documentary investigator Stacey Dooley, and the Dogfather Graeme Hall all join us live in 2022. Celebrity chefs James Martin and Paul Hollywood cook up a feast, whilst astronaut Tim Peake, illusionist Derren Brown, cricket’s Phil Tufnell and Sir Ian Botham and the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race all bring something different to Ipswich audiences.
STILL NOT SURE?
Let them decide! Our gift vouchers are redeemable towards any event sold online, across our venues so they can pick the perfect show for them. Our brand-new print and fold-at-home design makes gift giving easy, without leaving your house.