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Review of Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre
Ranked #12 of 93 things to do in Ipswich
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Visited her with my little brother as a gift from Mrs. Executive to see the fabulously entertaining Danny Baker on his "Good Time Charlie's back" tour. Small intimate theatre with a nice atmosphere and no seats appear to be any worse than any other. Atmosphere was good. Shame that the usherette (?) Sitting at the end of the row for a free show could not avoid rustling whatever she had in the dark with her. Old fashioned seats uncomfortably small and cramped together unfortunately, especially if you are there to enjoy a long show.
The real reason for this review as your Own experience is bound to be adjusted to reflect the perception of the show you happen to be there for is, believe it or not, the Hot Water Taps in the WC. Warning! Warning! Truly crazy unexpectedly high temperature hot water just to wash your hands. Never known the like as I literally burnt the palms of my hands when putting them into the water flow, simultaneously hearing the expletive from the adjacent sink as that theatre goer got a blast too. Sure they have little yellow 'beware hot water' signs but two questions occurred to me. Why have the tap water so very, very hot that it hurts in the first place? and why position the warning sign up above head height when you are by definition looking down? I concluded that the latter was so you saw it plainly as your eyes went wide and up to heaven along with the scream of agony, (as this was my experience.) What a wonderfully random memory of my visit!

Thank ExecutiveContributer
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Last night we went to see a touring production of Blood Brothers. The Regent is a perfect size for something as popular as this. We have been several times in the past and smaller shows can get lost in the size of the auditorium so a big set and a large audience really make a difference.

The staff are always friendly and the seats are some of the most comfortable that we have found in any theatre. Access to toilets and the bar is alway pretty good.

Thank Lewis R
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Great production. Must see. Well done Regent for getting this show to Ipswich. We had a stocking evening. I also look forward to your major improvements next year to update this much needed facility in the town.

Thank claireling2017
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Saw the amazing production of flashdance at the regent. Cast were incredible!! Sat on the back row of the circle and still had an amazing view. Ice creams and drinks at half time were reasonably priced an staff were really helpful!!

Thank cg2792
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Went to the matinee of Flashdance yesterday 3 adults , 1 teenager and 2 children it was fabulous , wonderful singing and brilliant dancing probably the best musical I have seen at the Regent . The children got a bit restless in the quiet bits but the dancing they throughly enjoyed , the singing and dancing routine with guitars was probably the best and the end was superb , we were all on our feet singing and dancing , it was loud but great , would definitely recommend !!

Thank Yvonne119
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