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Entertainment

From tudor celebrations and country shows to classic vehicles and live music, there’s lots to enjoy in Suffolk over the May Day weekend.

We can exclusively reveal that master of psychological illusion Derren Brown is bringing his best of show to the Ipswich Regent for a three-night run this summer.

The Parachute Regiment Big Band will drop by this year’s Ipswich School Festival of Music.

A cabaret and burlesque show with international award-winning performers and live jazz band heads to Suffolk. Ellen Widdup speaks to its director to find out how showgirls have gone from seedy to sensational and are making an artistic – and feminist – statement.

If you love theatre, if you love musicals, if you love Monty Python, if you love an evening of side-aching laughter then make sure you beat a swift path to the door of the Mercury Theatre for one of the craziest, wittiest shows of recent years.

An outdoor cinema screen showing classic movies and live Wimbledon action is returning to Colchester this July.

Comedy is Milton Jones’ escape from normality. He talks more about stage Milton and real-life Milton, plus his latest show.

From festivals and world record attempts to wildlife fun days and open gardens, what will you do this weekend?

A new photographic exhibition has opened capturing the power of the early punk era. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to university lecturer Eddie Duggan about the show and how Blondie founder Chris Stein supplied images from behind the scenes of the punk revolution

Monty Python’s Spamalot is currently running at the Colchester Mercury. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to the production design team of Sara Perks and Corinna Vincent about the practicalities of mounting a large-scale musical

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, more thoughtful films to slip passed, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

A high-profile former politician will bring plenty of pomp to a leading role in a spectacular family pantomime in Suffolk.

Ipswich is preparing to pop the cork on a bumper bank holiday weekend for beer, spirits and music lovers as two festival firsts are due to get underway.

Little Mix’s Newmarket Nights gig has sold out, but there’s still hope for fans who hadn’t got their tickets yet.

The inspirational African Children’s Choir will perform for school children and the public at Ipswich School.

Performance artist Catherine Hoffmann brings her latest show, Free Lunch with the StenchWench, to Colchester Arts Centre tonight. Described as a humiliating scrap with growing up skint in flat broke Britain, she talks about the “shame of lack”.

It’s not too late to book tickets for one of the great shows at Suffolk theatres in May. Whether you are mad about music, bonkers for Bollywood or perhaps prefer plays, there is something for everyone and we have highlighted just a few of the entertaining events on offer.

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

A cold Monday night couldn’t stop Anglo-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili warming up a delighted Regent as he rolled into Ipswich for the latest stop on his Schmuck for a Night mega-tour.

We are celebrating the very best in food and drink in Suffolk – and you can watch the results come in here.

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