Previous Shows

SUFFOLK & THE SEA

Sat 25th June 2022 7:30pm
Felixstowe Book Festival comes to Two Sisters

ALL-DAY EVENT
Tickets via Felixstowe Book Festtival
10am –The Sea & Suffolk
11.15 – Suffolk Connected by The Sea
1pm – Healing Power of The Sea
2.15pm – Away from Suffolk by The Sea
3.30pm – You Too Can Go To Sea
4.45 – 5.45 Uncommon Courage
7.30pm Black & White Productions present Daniel Defoe – The Lockdown Diaries …

Daniel Defoe – The Lockdown Diaries

Sat 25th June 2022 7:30pm

Its 1664 and the world is on the cusp of a sweeping pandemic which will devastate the population and change lives for everyone.
Would be writer Daniel Defoe, living in London and struggling to make ends meet, is caught up in these traumatic events and decides to document his experiences and those of the people he meets. A poignant and humorous look at life during lockdown in 17th Century England. …

EMERGING WRITERS DAYFelixstowe Book Festival

Sun 26th June 2022 10am
Felixstowe Book Festival

Tickets via Felixstowe Book Festival

11.30 – The Path to Publication
1.30 – Amanda Hodgkinson
3pm – Childrens Literature Workshop
4.30pm – 5.30pm Short Story Prizegiving …

Friday Night Jazz with The Wednesday Men

Fri 4th March 2022 7:30pm

Easy Listening jazz with a local band – The Wednesday Men featuring

Bernie Westren – Leader Sax and clarinet
Keith Robinson – Guitar
Jenny Robinson – Drums
Doug Newton – Bass guitar

WAMFEST – Women In Song

Sat 5th March 2022 7:30pm

WAMFEST celebrate International Women’s Day with an event showcasing local female musicians. A night of musical joy. …

The Bear (and other comedies)

Wed 9th March 2022 7:30PM
Open Space Theatre Company bring three of Anton Chekhov’s one-act farces – The Bear, The Proposal and The Evils of Tobacco – in a night of comedy from this classic Russian playwright (Three Sisters, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya).
The highly talented cast comprises Emma Martin, Ben Willmott, Bob Good and John Levantis, all very experienced actors who have appeared in a variety of previous Open Space productions.

The Blue Note Collective

Fri 11th March 2022 7:30pm
The Blue Note Collective brings you modern interpretations of the legendary label’s jazz and latin classic recordings in in their own hard swingin’ style. Led by Matt Telfer – saxophonist. …

Shake, Rattle & Roll


Fri 25th March 2022 7:30pm
Following a sellout audience at Two Sisters in September 2021 with their show ‘The Story of Doo-Wop’, vocal group the TestostaTones explored the birth of the Doo-Wop.Due to popular demand, they will be returning with their sequel show ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ what happened next!
The show celebrates the music that followed Doo-Wop – Jump Jive and early Rock n Roll and features the very best early rock songs from the 50s which were equal parts electric, exciting and dangerous. The TestostaTones will tell the story of the genre through song, performing seminal songs by classic artists such as Bill Haley and the Comets, Elvis Presley, Louis Prima, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Jerry Lee Lewis among many others.

Friday Night Jazz with The Andi Hopgood Trio

Fri 1st April 2022 7:30pm
Join popular local jazz singer Andi Hopgood and her band for a cool night of jazz …

Albion Mills Performs Pink Floyd Music

Sat
2 April 2022 19:30


Cuppa presents – Albion Mills performing the music of Pink Floyd fromThe Piper at the Gates of Dawn to The Wall.

As usual this is a charity event and this time it is in aid of The Basic Life Charity. …

Three Men in a Boat

Thu 7th April 2022 7:30PM

GSP productions present the Jerome K Jerome classic  Three Men in a Boat,  a rip-roaring barrel of fun with Giles Shenton’s one-man show 
Join Jerome as he recounts the hilarious story of his boating holiday along the magnificent River Thames with his two companions and Montmorency the dog.  Giles Shenton expertly takes the helm and pilots you through the ridiculous tale of men behaving badly while messing about in boats!
“There are a few seriously funny books that remain great for all time. Three Men in a Boat is one of these” The Guardian …

Folk Night – ELLY Tree supported by Misery Gutz

Sun 10 Apr 2022, 7:30PM
ELLY TREE
Straddling the borders of art-folk, pop and world music with a touch of ska, EllY Tree, are EllY (aka Helen Woodbridge) songwriter on vocals, ukulele, banjo and guitar, percussionist extraordinaire Merlyn Bruce and the sublime bass of Andy Heasman who also adds backing vocals.

MISERY GUTZ aka Charlie Law plays songs to help when he’s in a bad mood. By writing songs exploring the parts of the mind we so often keep hidden, his music is like therapy for the modern age. Hailing from Suffolk, UK he plays music inspired by alt-rock influences from across the pond like Wilco and Phoebe Bridgers whilst drawing influence from British 60s/70s folk acts like Nick Drake and John Martyn. …

French & Breton Dance Workshop & Concert with BOF!

Sat 23rd April 2022
3.30pm – 5.30pm

COME AND JOIN THE DANCE – French & Breton dance workshop for beginners

7:30pm -10pm
French ‘bal’ Evening with BOF!
An established East Anglian band with considerable experience in playing traditional French and Breton dance music. and song


James Hyland – A Lesson From Auschwitz


Thursday 28 April 2022, 7:30pm
Award winning actor James Hyland commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) with a powerful drama performed with Michael Shon
Based upon real events, ‘A Lesson from Auschwitz’ explores how and why the Nazis did what they did, shedding light on the mentality of the perpetrators and the disturbing reality of life in a death camp.
Recommended for: Ages 14+
This is an immersive theatre play which involves direct audience address as well as scenes of violence which some audience members may find disturbing. The age recommendation is therefore classified as 14+
Proceeds will be donated to charity

Film Night – THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS

Fri 29 Apr 2022, 7:30PM

OUR SECOND EVENT TO COMMEMORATE Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day )
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a 2008 British film written and directed by Mark Herman. It is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by John Boyne. Set in World War II, the Holocaust drama relates the horror of a Nazi extermination camp through the eyes of two eight-year-old boys: Bruno (Asa Butterfield), the son of the camp’s Nazi commander, and Shmuel (Jack Scanlon), a Jewish prisoner. …

A Brief History of Jazz with The Paul Higgs Quartet

Friday 6 May 2022, 7:30PM

A Brief History of Jazz with trumpet suprendo Paul Higgs and his band
An entertaining, enlightening musical tour of jazz history presented by one of the UK’s top trumpeters with a live band. Featuring music by the legends Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and Miles Davis featuring New Orleans, swing and bebop, through to cool jazz, modal and Latin. …

The Muse of Newmarket

Thu 12th May 2022 – Sun 22nd May 2022

(performance times & locations vary)
England has been under severe restrictions for 16 years – with entertainment banned by Cromwell’s Puritans and the theatre driven underground. Now with the monarchy restored King Charles II revives leisure pursuits – and where better to start than the home of the sport of kings. Charles demands entertainment – but can The Players step up to the mark? Where will they find the right play? And a famous actor to star in the show? In Four Weeks!
Telling the story of Aphra Behn, the first female playwright and Robert Palmer’s Newmarket Players in song and humour

Choice Grenfell

Friday 20th May 2022 7:30pm

To mark 40 years since her loss – celebrate the incomparable humour of comedienne Joyce Grenfell
Choice Grenfell features some of the best of Joyce’s delightful songs and monologues from ‘Stately as a Galleon’ and ‘School Nativity Play’ to “A Terrible Worrier” and “First Flight”. Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most delightful characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist. …

Gainsborough And The Modern Woman

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 7:30PM

A New Play by Peppy Barlow & Sally Wilden – presented by Woven Theatre

In 1760, Gainsborough painted a portrait of Ann Ford, which took his world by storm. Prepared to break the rules about how a woman should be portrayed, this painting was a cause of outrage but put a seal on Gainsborough’s growing reputation. Come to the play and enter the world of Gainsborough and this extraordinary young woman. …

Luke Wright

Fri 27 May 2022, 7:30PM

WINNER Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2021
Whether he’s opening for the Libertines or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go. John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.
This is an ALL-NEW show with deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and the endless, droning culture war. …

Michael Pennington – In My Own Footsteps

Sunday 12 Jun 2022, 7:00PM

Felixstowe Book Festival in association with Two Sisters Arts Centre present
Michael Pennington IN MY OWN FOOTSTEPS.

Michael has been working as an actor and director for the past 57 years. He is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company and co founded the English Shakespeare Company. He will be performing readings from his memoir which he says will be “generally funny, unexpected and full of heroes of the past – Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft, Ian Holm, as well of my generation”. …

Charlie Haylock – Suffolk Day Talk

Friday 17th June 2022 7:30pm

Charlie Haylock returns to Two Sisters with his Suffolk Day talk
Expect anecdotes, tall tales and interesting history …

Mrs Simpson In Felixstowe

at 18th June 2022 7:30pm
An American divorcee, a besotted Prince and a constitutional crisis – sound familiar? But this was 1936.
Focusing on her six weeks in Felixstowe as she waited for her divorce – this play looks at Wallis Simpson’s relationship with Edward, her husband Ernest and the explosive circumstances that rocked the monarchy and ultimately led to the King’s abdication and Princess Elizabeth eventually becoming Queen.

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

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?

BOOK FAYRE


SUNDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2021 10am-4pm
FREE ENTRY

Book Fayre to support local authors
Books to buy from local authors
Treasure Chest Books
Displays by Writers Groups
Coffee Bar Open all day for drinks and snacks
PLUS
Live Music
FREE Taster Creative Writing Workshops
OPEN MIC readings

Stacks of Sax – Deep in The Forest


Fri 26th November 2021
‘Once upon a time fairy tale fun with saxes big and small – you never know what tune is behind the next tree’
Stacks of Sax return with a seasonal take on the theme of the fairy story

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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/

Film Night- Suffolk Season – YESTERDAY


Wed 13 Oct 2021, 2:30 PM

Yesterday is a 2019 musical romantic comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and screenplay by Richard Curtis, based on a story by Jack Barth. Himesh Patel stars as struggling musician Jack Malik, who suddenly finds himself the only person who has ever heard of the Beatles and becomes famous after taking credit for their songs.
The film also stars Lily James, Joel Fry, Ed Sheeran, and Kate McKinnon. It gets its title from the Beatles song of the same name.

Filmed around Suffolk including Halesworth, Latitude Festival & Lowestoft

Coffee & Cake with the Saints Community Band


Sunday 17th October 2021 3:00 pm

An afternoon of coffee, Cake and great live music.
The band plays music of all styles, some including opportunities for improvisation, ranging from Renaissance dance music to Balkan Brass Band excitement, with easy listening classics in between.

Tickets only £5 on the door

MARITIME WEEKEND – Felix Stowaways & The Mermaid’s Song

Friday, 22 October 2021

As part of the Two Sisters Maritime Festival, we present shanties from local group The Felix Stowaways followed by adult storytelling from Justine de Mierre of So what’s the story?
See all the Maritime Weekend events with our Weekend Pass

MARITIME WEEKEND – Film Screening – Life on The Deben


Sat 23 Oct 2021, 2:00PM
Life on the Deben captures the soul and spirit of a beautiful Suffolk river – its people, its astonishing history and its natural environment.
For a river just over 25 miles long, the Deben packs a mighty punch in terms of tranquil beauty,
ever-changing scenery and astonishing history.
The film traces the entire length of the Deben, from the secret and disputed upper reaches near Debenham
to the boatyards and bustle of Woodbridge down to the sea at Bawdsey and Felixstowe Ferry.
See all the Maritime Weekend events with our Weekend Pass

MARITIME WEEKEND – Ceilidh with Harbour Lights Band


Come and join the dancing! A maritime-themed ceilidh with the Harbour Lights Band to get your feet tapping and your body jigging.

The core members of Harbour Lights are Alvar Smith, Derek Simpson and Rob Neal. There will be professional caller Niki Acott on the night.

Additional entertainment by Felix Stowaways
See all the Maritime Weekend events with our Weekend Pass

Coffee & Cake with Bryony & Ben


Sunday 24th at 3pm



There is Coffee & Cake with Bryony & Ben  entertaining with their lively versions of reels and jigs



£5 on the door

MARITIME WEEKEND – Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band


Sun 24 Oct 2021, 7:30 PM
In addition to playing for ceilidhs, The Hosepipe Band is involved in an ongoing collaboration with North Essex poet Martin Newell. Band members have composed original music to accompany readings of three of Martin’s long poems: The Song of the Waterlily, Black Shuck, and The Green Children, all illustrated by artist James Dodds and published by Jardine Press. The Song of the Waterlily won a national prize in the year it was published.

J.S & The Buccaneers


Sun 31 Oct 2021, 7:30PM
Josh Locke and his crew playing swashbuckling music from the 1500s up to the present day

Jazz with The Unity Organ Trio


Thu 30th September 2021, 7:30PM


This is our blurb. Here goes:
The Unity Organ trio are a jazz ensemble who formed in 2018 and have played venues across London and Essex. They play a mixture of Jazz Standards, Latin Bossa Nova and Soulful Grooves. They share a common repertoire from songwriters such as Gershwin, Porter, Van Heusen and Kern as well as Jazz composers Corea, Henderson, Tyner and Davis.
The group comprises of: Alex Hearn (Guit.) Andrew Noble (Org.) and Michael Connolly (ds.)
Alex Hearn has a C.V including Martin Hathaway, Mick Hutton, Dan Banks, Trevor Taylor, Lance Ellington and Jocelyn Brown.
Andrew Noble has performed with Jim Mullen, Derek Nash and Peter King.
Michael Connolly has performed with Kenny Thomas, Laurence Cottle and Richard Cottle.

Dramatic Improv Workshop


Mondays from 20 Sep – 29 Nov 7-9pm


THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT
NEW WORKSHOP
Come and join us for 10 weeks of creative, playful, connected spontaneity and cooperation
All levels of experience and inexperience are welcome!
PLUS End of term show at The Two Sisters Arts Centre!

£150 booked by 31st July, £200 after
More info from:

www.facebook.com/TheUnqualifiedYesImprov

James Hyland – Dracula’s Guest



Fri 29th October 2021, 7:30pm
Award winning actor James Hyland is back with DRACULA’S GUEST
Based on the works of Bram Stoker
Adapted, Produced and Directed by James Hyland
Based on the bone-chilling works of Bram Stoker, “Dracula’s Guest” takes you into the dark heart of Victorian horror to reveal the very meaning of terror and the consequences of collective evil and personal spite.

Christina Johnston celebrates Sondheim & Lloyd Webber


Sun 26th September 2021 7:30pm



Celebrated and internationally acclaimed coloratura soprano Christina will sing a selection from the musicals of Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber
‘with a voice that soars above the clouds’ this one is not to be missed!

Christina is a regular soloist with various conductors and orchestras all over Europe and has sung on numerous solo tours with orchestras around Czech Republic, Slovakia, China and South America and has performed all over the world in various opera houses.

At the tender age of 22 she made her Operatic debut at The State Opera, Prague as The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and then Adele in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus and has sung more than 4 seasons as these roles.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party


Friday 24th September 2021 at 7:30pm

We welcome back award winning actor James Hyland with a new show based on ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll
with music by Chris Warner.
Suitable for Adults & Children 8+
“What does it mean to sit between this world and that at the drop of a hat?”The Hatter and the Hare are stuck. They can’t move on.Trapped by self delusion and memory loss, they remain at 6 o’clock, forever drinking tea. The Hatter embraces it. The Hare rejects it. But who is to blame for this never-ending party? Take a trip down the proverbial rabbit hole with Brother Wolf’s groundbreaking adaptation of one of the most beloved stories of all time. Fantastical and utterly bonkers, “The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” is a mind-bending new twist on Lewis Carroll’s immortal classic. So grab your seat at The Hatter’s table and get ready for the weirdest and wildest party this side of Wonderland!

Peter Hepworth


Sun 19th September 2021 7:30pm

Back by popular demand after sharing the Two Sisters stage last year with Belinda Gillett

Peter Hepworth is a singer/songwriter based in Suffolk who released his first single ‘Pale Blue Blankets’ on all platforms on the 26th April 2019 and to a sold out launch in his home town and has since been downloaded/streams over 100k times. In the past ten years he has shared the stage with the likes of Matt Cardle, Beth Orton, Bastille, Turin Brakes, To Kill a King, Luke Concannon, Seasfire, Tom McRae, Jamie Lawson, Sam Brookes, Scott Matthews, Kal Lavelle, Jake Morley, Fiona Bevan, and many more.

The Story of Doo-Wop


Friday 17 September 2021, 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.
Along with radio disc jockey and your host for the evening Chuck Anderson, The Testosta-Tones (who have sung for the Queen, live on Radio 2 and at some of the most iconic venues in the U.K.) will perform such popular songs as Blue Moon, Earth Angel, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Runaround Sue, Teenager in Love and many others, presenting ‘The Story of Doo-Wop’.
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JazzVibe


Fri 10th September 2021 7:30pm


A welcome back to local jazz quartet JazzVibe featuring Tim Bowden (Vibes), Ivan Osborne (Guitar) , Andy Thomas (Bass) and Adrian Whitman (Drums) playing cool jazz standards.


WAMfest Launch Party – Big Mama Funk and the Ukulele Ladies


Fri 3rd September 2021 7:30PM

Big Mama Funk will raise the roof of the Two Sisters Arts Centre to celebrate the launch of WAMfest, with a soulful mix of gospel,  funk and R and B  to get you dancing and even singing along to all your favourites including Aretha Franklin, and many others.  ‘My absolute favourite thing to do is make your event unforgettable!  I’ll guarantee to provide you with classics like Aretha’s “Respect”, Luther’s “Never Too Much”, Michael’s “Rock with You”,  Bruno’s “Uptown Funk” and more!’

The Ukelele Ladies – a brand new ensemble, specially formed for WAMfest, will greet you when you arrive. 
Big Mama Funk will raise the roof with her mix of soul gospel and funky songs. 

Light snacks and a wine, beer or soft drink is included to start off our celebration of women’s creativity with a bang!​

Please note:  The bar is cash only. 

BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT WWW.TICKETSOURCE.CO.UK/WAMFEST

The Rosina Hepburn Band


Thursday 2nd September 2021, 7:30PM

The Rosina Hepburn Band is a swinging jazz group based in London featuring Reuben Ard – Piano, John Williamson – Upright Bass, Andreas Ziarkas – Drums and Rosina Hepburn – Vocals . Past performances have included playing in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall on New Year’s Eve, at Ronnie Scott’s, Toulouse Lautrec in London (sold out twice), and playing live on the air for BBC Essex. Their repertoire celebrates the Jazz Divas, encompassing standards from the Great American Songbook of the 1930’s popularized by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day. Their debut album, Write Me A Song, is available on CD and streaming services

Lady J’s Musical Marvels


Wednesday, 1 September 2021 19:30pm

UNLEASHED AT LAST!!!
Celebrating a bunch of musicians who kept the music alive at Lady J’s Zoom Busks – TOGETHER IN PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME!!
Expect dancing, sing-a-longs and audience percussion!!
www.facebook.com/sowhatsthestory
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM

BOX OFFICE 01394 279613  or www.ticketsource.co.uk/two-sisters-arts-centre

Flamenco Workshop


SATURDAY, 14 AUGUST 2021 AT 2pm

Gloria Picton invites you to try a little flamenco from her home country of Spain, the dance of passion. Gloria has been teaching for a number of years.

All levels of ability welcome.

Two sessions:
Children up to 12 yrs old- 2pm – 3.30pm
Adults and children over 12yrs old – 4pm – 5.30pm

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM
BOX OFFICE 01394 279613  or www.ticketsource.co.uk/two-sisters-arts-centre
Tickets Adults £20 Children £15

Music in Felixstowe – The Oompah Band


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Due to circumstances beyond our control
If you have already bought tickets Music in Felixstowe will be in contact with you in the next few days

NEW YOUTH THEATRE GROUP – FREE TASTER SESSION


SATURDAY, 24 JULY 2021 FROM 10:30 -12:45
NEW YOUTH THEATRE GROUP – FREE TASTER SESSION
Performing arts workshop with theatre professionals previously associated with New Wolsey, Theatre, Ipswich
6yrs – 10 yrs 10.30 am – 11.30 am
11yrs – 16 yrs 11.45am – 12.45pm.
This is to gauge interest in the possibility of starting a new youth theatre group in the Autumn based at Two Sisters Arts Centre
FREE but booking essential – register by emailing

Poets Tribute To Frank Wood

Thursday 15th July 7:30pm


An evening of poetry in tribute to Frank Wood hosted by Felixstowe Poetry Cafe.

Florence Cox & Suzanne Hawkes will be ‘in conversation’ with their memories of Frank and will read some of his poetry.
There will be an open mic session for others to contribute poems about or inspired by Frank himself, or about the inspiration others have made in their lives.

Felixstowe Poetry Cafe Members and Suffolk Poetry Society Members can attend for free.

Belinda Gillett & Kevin Pearce

SATURDAY, 17 JULY 2021 AT 7:30pm
Belinda Gillett is an indie-folk artist from Suffolk whose voice regularly draws comparisons with Sandy Denny, Joan Baez and Weyes Blood. She creates atmospheric, ethereal, vintage landscapes with her honest songs of love, nature and life and cites Nick Drake, Radiohead, The Sundays and Frightened Rabbit among her influences. Kevin Pearce is a Songwriter from Essex. He has received plaudits for his work from The Independent, The Guardian and Mojo magazine as well as receiving BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music support. His music has been used on HBO programmes in the USA as well as BBC TV shows here in the UK. Belinda & Kevin have recently collaborated on her new single Oh Love

Charlie Haylock – Stories from ‘The Dig’ – with Peter Optical


SUNDAY, 4 JULY 2021 AT 7:30pm
July 2019 – Redmond Morris, 4th Baron of Killanin, co-producer for “The Dig”, contacted Charlie Haylock wanting him to be the Suffolk dialect coach . . . and that Ralph Fiennes would be playing Basil Brown and would be contacting Charlie imminently . . Ten minutes later Ralph rang Charlie and after a short chat, an agreement was struck . . . and Suffolk dialect coaching was about to enter another level.
To celebrate Suffolk Day – Charlie will bring lots of tasty stories from his experience coaching on ‘The Dig’ to entertain and amuse.
And in addition Peter Optical – musician and storyteller of many years standing ‘will offer a tune or two on the Hammered Dulcimer and a tune or two on Pipe and Tabor and maybe a song and a story or even a quick flurry on the harp.’

Friday Night Jazz with Threesis (Rob Palmer Trio)


FRIDAY, 2 JULY 2021 AT 19:30

Friday night jazz with Threesis – featuring Rob Palmer on bass , Zak Barrett on sax/ clarinet and Ben Watson on guitar

Luke Wright – The Ballad Seller


THURSDAY, 1 JULY 2021 AT 7:30
Award winning Performance Poet Luke Wright is back with a new show – and its got story telling at its heart

Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad sellers would hawk their doggerel on street corners for a penny. Scandalous affairs, grisly crimes, and colourful characters were brought to life in rhyming verse long before the first tabloid was printed.Now Luke Wright has rewritten the very best of these stories for the modern ear: take a trip through the Drury Lane gin shops with the Boxing Baroness; filch oysters by the dozen with Dando, the celebrated gormandiser; and escape the Bull Ring with Jemmy the Rockman. Expect scandal, excess, and beautiful flawed humanity.

Children Of The Revolution – The Story of Sealand

Monday 21 June 2021-Satuday 26th June 7:30pm (Sat 4pm)
Black&White Productions
SEALAND – an independent country on a mysterious platform just off the coast of Felixstowe surrounded by myth and fantastical stories, inextricably linked to both Radio Caroline and The Bates family. But how much do you really know of its story? The truth is stranger than fiction!

Life on The Deben

Wednesday 8 June 2021 from 7:30pm


As part of the National Lottery Open Week on Wednesday 9th June we are hosting a FREE, ticketed screening of local film Life on The Deben, narrated by John McCarthy and featuring some well known local faces as the film follows the river from Debenham to Felixstowe Ferry.

A SERIES OF ‘IN CONVERSATIONS’

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 … …

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.

Christmas Cinema – It’s A Wonderful Life

Sun 20 Dec2020, 4pm

Join us for an early Xmas celebration – complimentary mince pie and mulled wine, music from Bill Stoddart & Friends plus a full screening of one of The Seasons most iconic films. …

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

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). …

Friday Night Jazz with The Andi Hopgood Trio

Fri 4th December 2020, 7:30PM

LIVE & LIVE STREAMED

Join local jazz favourite Andi Hopgood and friends for a dose of Friday night live @ Two Sisters …

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

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.” …
Belinda Gillett & Peter Hepworth

Folk Evening with Belinda Gillett & Peter Hepworth

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.

The Luke Brueck Seeley Quartet

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. …

HARRY’S BAR CELEBRATES ‘THE FEW’ by Suzanne Hawkes

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. …

Yalda Davis – Cellist (and friends)

Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 07:30
A classical concert featuring cellist Yalda Davis, with Steve Lock (bassoon) and Rachel Chaplin (keyboard) …

Jazz with ‘The Good Things’

Friday, 4 September 2020 at 19:30
Two Sisters reopen with our first live face to face jazz featuring The Good Things – a trio of Rob Palmer (Jazz East) on bass, Myke Clifford on sax and Ben Watson on guitar. …
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Triangle Music Lockdown Sunday

Sunday 23rd August 2.30pm A SUNDAY LOCKDOWN CONCERT via zoom with Sue Manley, Mim MacMahon and Sophie Watson who are Triangle Music – three musicians who have been singing together on-and-off in the Felixstowe/ Ipswich/Woodbridge area of Suffolk since the mid-1980s. They sing in parts, and their songs tell stories. Stories have characters, and the … …

Jazz with The Rosina Hepburn Quintet

Friday March 6th 2020 The Rosina Hepburn Quintet is a swinging jazz band based in London. Past performances have included playing in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall on New Year’s Eve, at Ronnie Scott’s, Writtle Jazz Festival, Upton Jazz Festival, Twinwood Festival, Toulouse Lautrec in London (sold out twice), and playing live … …

The story of Doo – Wop

The TestostaTones Saturday 22nd August 7:30 A LOCKDOWN GIG via ZOOM Join the U.K.s premier Doo-Wop quartet, The Testosta-Tones at Two Sisters Arts Centre, Felixstowe on Friday 18th September 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 … …

Drama Double Bill: To Hell in a Handbag and The Mermaid’s Song

Thursday 10 & Friday, 11 October 2019 19:30 A drama double bill To Hell in a Handbag Two minor characters from Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpieceThe Importance of Being Earnest – a country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of … …

J.S. & the Buccaneers

Sunday, 22 September 2019 14:00 Come all ye young sailors who follow the sea, to the converted church of Two Sisters in Trimley for an afternoon of swashbuckling classics! Three of Suffolk’s most experienced musicians bring life to ancient sea shanties and work songs in an afternoon full of pirate garbed galavanting. Dress up and … …

Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band

Friday, 13 September 2019 20:00 An evening of folk music and quirky tales with a selection from Martin’s poems about East Anglia including Green Children, shipbuilding and Black Shuck with Band member’s original music to accompany. …

Paint, Brush and Party – Fabulous Beach Huts

Saturday 31st August 10.30am – 3pm A fun day of painting for all abilities. Run by Angela of Ashford Studios£40 – Bring your own lunch – refreshment drinks will be provided …

Needlefelting Workshop – Mushrooms

Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:00-12:30 Craft workshops @ Two SistersCome and try your hand at making a needlefelt mushroom – no experience required – beginners welcome …

Courage Calls to Courage

19-20th July 2019 by Suzanne HawkesBlack & White Productions A drama with original songs about the struggle for the vote between Millicent Fawcett’s Suffragists and Emmeline Pankhurst’s Suffragettes …
The Champion Souza Band

Live Music – ‘Gypsy Jazz’ with The Champion Souza Band

Friday, 7 June 2019 19:30 Jazz East @ The Alex relocates for the summer and will be @ Two Sisters on the first Friday of the month.June 7th – Simon Hurley and The Champion Souza Band with a Spanish/Gypsy vibe …