Category: Past Perfomances

Film Club – Stanley’s War/Private Peaceful

Film Club – Stanley’s War/Private Peaceful

Wed 10th November 2021

Stanley’s War dramatises stories of love and sacrifice, following the lives of Suffolk people during WW1. The film recounts the true life-changing experiences at the Western Front of Stanley Banyard, a farmhand from Ramsholt Suffolk, and how he saved the lives of his comrades, lost in No Man’s Land by using the skills he learnt as a boy from a Suffolk gamekeeper.

The film also follows the Pretty family, factory owners from Ipswich, and the forbidden romance between Major Frank Pretty, (4th Batallion, Suffolk Regiment) and Edith Dempster (later Edith Pretty of Sutton Hoo fame), as well as the tragic story of Lieutenant Donald Pretty (4th Batallion, Suffolk Regiment) killed in action on 11th May 1915.
The film is directed by Tim Curtis (Life on the Deben) and features mainly Suffolk cast and film crew. The screenplay was written by Jonathan Ruffle

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Pantaloons Jekyll & Hyde

Pantaloons Jekyll & Hyde

Sat 20th November 2021

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company present their horrifically innovative take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s murky tale of murder, mystery and transmogrification! When lawyer John Utterson fears that his friend Dr Jekyll is being blackmailed by the shadowy and violent Mr Hyde he begins an investigation that will inexorably lead him to the shocking truth of this strange case – but will it be too late…?

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Film Night – The Dig

Film Night – The Dig

Wed 8th Dec 7:30pm

The Dig is a 2021 British drama film directed by Simon Stone, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by John Preston, which reimagines the events of the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo. It stars Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Archie Barnes, and Monica Dolan.

PLEASE NOTE: FOR LICENSING PURPOSES ENTRY IS FREE – Any payment for the ticket is a DONATION TO SUPPORT TWO SISTERS WORK WITHIN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

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Pantaloons Humbugged

Pantaloons Humbugged

Sat 11th December 7:30pm

Ebenezer Scrooge is a changed man…
Having given away too much to charity he is now caught between the dangerous loan shark Mr Hardplace, calling in his debt on Christmas Eve, and the evil orphanage mistress Mrs Rock who plans to force children into deadly dangerous factory work on Christmas day.

Scrooge’s only hope is to recruit his old friends – the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future – to bring down Hardplace’s criminal organisation and liberate the children of Rock’s orphanage before it’s too late.
The Pantaloons present a brand new adventure that’s part supernatural time-travel heist, part seasonal sequel – and all unasked for.

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Harry’s Bar – The Spirit(s) Of Xmas

Harry’s Bar – The Spirit(s) Of Xmas

Tues 14th – Sat 18th December
Tues – Fri 7:30pm, Sat 4pm

Come and join the regulars in Harry’s Bar for a night of cabaret/drama with a seasonal theme. The Three Xmas Spirits are rather depressed – having been ‘cancelled’ by the ‘woke’ culture for being too old fashioned. But Harry has a plan. If they can help Catherine Dickens, Caitlin Thomas and John Betjeman find new hope for the future – maybe they can get their mojo back.

With an eclectic mix of live music, poetry and humour – this will get your Christmas celebrations off to a good start.

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Film Night – The Personal History of David Copperfield

Film Night – The Personal History of David Copperfield

Wednesday, 22 December at 7:30pm

The Personal History of David Copperfield is a 2019 comedy-drama film written and directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the 1850 Victorian-era novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. It stars Dev Patel as the title character and includes Aneurin Barnard, Peter Capaldi, Morfydd Clark, Daisy May Cooper, Rosalind Eleazar, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw and Paul Whitehouse.

Many of the scenes were filmed in Suffolk – including the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

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The Snow Dancer

The Snow Dancer

Thursday 30th December 4pm

A FESTIVE SHOW FOR ALL THE FAMILY – WITH PUPPETS
An original festive Eco-fable from Badapple Theatre Company starring Danny Mellor and Meg Matthews, written by Kate Bramley with songs from Jez Lowe
Come join us for a fairy tale with a furry tail, with plenty of laughs and songs along the way, in an original festive theatre show guaranteed to delight the whole family. (For ages 5 to 95!)
Something is awry in The Great Wood and the animals are desperate for a long sleep but it is just too warm! Everyone is going around in circles and sick of nuts before Christmas is even in sight! The show’s intrepid heroes decide they must seek out the mysterious Snow Dancer if there is any chance of ever making it snow….

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The Wednesday Men

The Wednesday Men

Sun 3 Oct 2021, 7:30PM

Easy Listening jazz and swing with local band – The Wednesday Men featuring
Bernie Westren – Leader Sax and clarinet
Keith Robinson – Guitar
Jenny Robinson – Drums
Doug Newton – Bass guitar
Colin Newton – Trombone

The Band are raising money for STOW – Supporting Tanzanian Orphans and Widows which
is a registered charity founded by a group of people in Suffolk in 2005. Its aim is to relieve the poverty and advance the education of children who have been orphaned by AIDS and also other vulnerable children in Tanzania. It works through Tanzanian charities in Tanga.
http://www.stowcharity.org/

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