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Theatre gets council cash boost

Artist impression of theatre's ground floor
An artist's impression of the theatre's ground floor

A new theatre opening in Suffolk next spring is set to receive a cash boost from a borough council.

Ipswich Borough Council is providing £75,000 which will go towards buying equipment for The Witchbottle Theatre on Ipswich Waterfront.

The theatre will be home to the Red Rose Chain company, which is aiming to raise £400,000 towards its fit-out.

It will be the first permanent home for the group, which has staged performances in the area for 10 years.

Councillor Judy Terry said: "With this grant, we are helping the company build on its reputation for producing exciting theatre and film projects with a broad appeal."

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