Category: Past Perfomances

The Story of Doo-Wop

The Story of Doo-Wop

Friday 26 March 2021 from 7:30pm

Join the U.K.s premier Doo-Wop quartet, The TestostaTones as they take you on a musical journey detailing the history of Doo-Wop.

During the early 1950s, quartets sung on street corners, in barbershops and churches in a style which became known as Doo-Wop, paving the way for rock ‘n’ roll. As the groups moved from the streets into recording studios, so the popularity of the genre grew.

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A Christmas Carol – as told by Jacob Marley (deceased)

A Christmas Carol – as told by Jacob Marley (deceased)

Friday 11th December 2020, 7:30 pm

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Jacob Marley is dead and condemned to an eternity of carrying a heavy chain, forged in life; a life to which he can no longer return except to recount the tale of his miserly business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the path that lead to his redemption. Through Marley’s words, we learn how three magical spirits opened Scrooge’s eyes and made him realise the true value of love and forgiveness.

Told from the perspective of Scrooge’s deceased business partner, this award-winning stage adaptation has been hailed as the “definitive telling of A Christmas Carol” (Redditch Standard), and rated as one of “the top Christmas shows in London, Edinburgh and around the UK” (High 50 Culture).

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Fagin’s Last Hour

Fagin’s Last Hour

Fri 30 Oct 2020, 7:30PM

Produced and performed by James Hyland, Fagin’s Last Hour is an amazing and engaging retelling of Oliver Twist from Fagin’s perspective.

Hyland gives an incredible performance bursting with energy: his impressive vocals and performance conjure up Fagin who is menacing but also a venerable frightened and desperate man. The audience also meets the quiet and shy Oliver, a nimble and confident Artful Dodger, a dark, frightening and violent Bill Sikes as well as a warm-hearted and confident Nancy and even Bulls Eye the dog. Spellbinding. He shifts roles with ease, keeping the dramatic tension and the play flowing. The set, costume and makeup are excellent, evoking the eerie, claustrophobic atmosphere of a prison cell holding a desperate and frightened Fagin.

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Triangle Music

Triangle Music

Friday 23rd October 7:30pm

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Triangle Music are an acapella folk trio featuring Mim MacMahon, Sue Manley and Sophie Watson who like to tell a good story through their music. The three ladies have been singing together for a good many years and they compose their own material to perform in a quirky and humorous way.
…….I was mightily impressed not only by their chisel-sharp a cappella harmonies, but by the way that they act out the song, to frequent giggles and guffaws from their audience. They claim that the answer to every problem is beer. Show me a folkie who disagrees with that.”

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Folk Evening with Belinda Gillett & Peter Hepworth

Folk Evening with Belinda Gillett & Peter Hepworth

Friday 16th October

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Belinda Gillett & Peter Hepworth are both Suffolk based, singer/songwriters.
Belinda has been compared in the past to Sandy Denny and Joan Baez. She creates atmospheric landscapes with her honest songs of love, nature and life. She has played venues up and down the country and is currently recording her fourth release on the Backwater record label.
Influences include Nick Drake, Radiohead, The Sundays and Frightened Rabbit.

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The Luke Brueck Seeley Quartet

The Luke Brueck Seeley Quartet

FRIDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2020 AT 7:30pm

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The Luke Brueck Seeley Quartet is a young group based in East Anglia, with its members hailing from Ipswich, Colchester, Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich respectively. Featuring Olivia Hughes on trombone, Dom Howard on guitar, George Mooney on electric bass, and Luke Brueck Seeley on drums, the four met at Aldeburgh Young Musicians, a Centre for Advanced Training based at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, and have been playing together for about a year. They are all most interested in and most enjoy playing jazz but also enjoy playing other genres such as progressive metal, classical and funk in their various respective other groups.

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