While we are closed and in lockdown, Artistic Director Suzanne Hawkes is conducting a series of ‘in conversations’ interviews with local musicians, which will be posted every Friday at 10am on our Facebook page. They will be available for SEVEN days. The first was with Hattie Bennett of Music in Felixstowe which can be accessed …
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.
Friday 11th December 2020, 7:30 pm
THIS PRODUCTION HAS NOW SOLD OUT
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).
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.
Friday 23rd October 7:30pm
LIVE & LIVE STREAMED
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.”
Friday 16th October
LIVE & LIVE STREAMED
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.
FRIDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2020 AT 7:30pm
LIVE & LIVE STREAMED
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.
Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th & Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th 7.30pm (except Sat 2.30pm)
See the Brilliant review from Rachel Sloane
Harry’s Bar is back to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain when ‘so much was owed by so many to so few’
Join some of the heroes of the hour including Douglas Bader, Air Marshal Dowding and Winston Churchill as we take a look at that ‘bright and terrible summer’ when the future of all our freedoms was balanced on the wing tips of a few spitfires and hurricanes, the brave men who flew them, and the women who supported them. With the usual eclectic mix of humour, drama and music performed in a cabaret style.