Things to do in Suffolk this April

PUBLISHED: 11:19 03 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:38 13 April 2017

Al Murray

Al Murray


Have your diaries at the ready because it’s going to be a busy month in Suffolk this April

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April 5 - 9

Gangsta Granny


It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with granny and it’ll be boring. But what Ben doesn’t know is that granny has a secret. At The Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

April 6

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Treasure Island

An audience can join Jim Hawkins on his quest to find the buried treasure, and at the same time, see him rescue the princess from the Black Beard and the Caribbean pirates. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.

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April 6 - 7

Arabian Nights

After last year’s success of The Jungle Book, the Theatre Royal Youth Theatre is back with another classic tale, Arabian Nights. At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

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April 10

Alice in Wonderland

Theatregoers can take a whirlwind trip around Wonderland and let their minds wander during a show that will be a “wonderful voyage of mayhem and madness”. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.

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April 15

Once Upon A Fairy Tale

This is an all singing, dancing and magical show featuring everyone’s favourite princesses and other fairy tale characters. At The Seagull Theatre, Pakefield.

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April 17

Robin Hood

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An audience can join Robin Hood and Maid Marian in this swashbuckling, arrow-slinging, tights-wearing comedy adventure! From the same team behind The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan, Enchanted Entertainment return this Easter with another pantomime for all the family. At The Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

April 18 - 29

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How to disappear

This extraordinary play follows one man’s desperate attempts to buck the system, and ask what really makes us who we are in the 21st century. At The New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich.

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April 20 - 22

The Wedding

In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, an extraordinary international ensemble shares their struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. At The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

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April 25

Where is home?

Soweto, late 80s. A young man struggles against the security forces, confronts tribal tensions and deals with the death of his own mother. He falls in love with a girl from the wrong neighbourhood and together they decide to run away from home and everything they have ever known. At The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

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April 26 -27

As You Like It

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As You Like It is among Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. An idyllic country setting provides the backdrop for this romantic adventure, as Rosalind and Orlando’s famous courtship is played out amidst the turmoil of political rivalry, mistaken identity and exile in the Forest of Arden. At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

April 30

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Combining exciting acrobatic skills and athletic dance, this energetic, thought-provoking performance explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are ‘in’ or ‘out’ of balance? At The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

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April 3

Georgie Fame

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In this very special and intimate evening, audiences will be treated to Georgie’s hits, alongside music from the artists that have influenced him. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.

April 8

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Wot larks!

The Farming Community Network will present a fun-filled programme performed by four professional opera singers with English National Opera, Opera Australia and other experiences. At Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford.

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April 10

Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean is celebrating after the release of his 2016 album Here You Are: The Best Of Billy Ocean, which soared to number four, becoming his highest charting album since 1989. To mark this success, the star has decided to embark on a UK tour, with current dates set for March and April. At The Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

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April 12

At Last -

The Etta James Story

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Starring the sensational Vika Bull, this “smash-hit” narrative concert tells the story of soul legend Etta James’ “turbulent life” and features some of her most beloved songs. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.

April 13

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Hungrytown + Triangle

Vermont-based Canadian folk duo Hungrytown will be coming to The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, with support from the band Triangle.

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April 14

Pasha Kovalev - Let’s Dance The Night Away

Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing and his dancers are back again touring the UK with their new show. Pasha won Strictly Come Dancing with Caroline Flack in 2014. At The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.

April 19

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of Enlightenment

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is coming to Lowestoft, as part of its national Musical Landscapes tour. They will be mixing pieces by JS Bach and Philip Glass with new compositions by James Redwood. At The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.

April 20 - 22

Buddy –

The Buddy Holly Story

An audience can experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of “phenomenally talented” actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story. At The Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

April 25

Tasmin Little & Piers Lane

International concert violinist Tasmin Little is back at The Apex Theatre, in Bury St Edmunds, alongside pianist Piers Lane.


April 19

Al Murray

Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand new show. At The Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

April 22

Jon Richardson

Best known for his role as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Jon returns to the road with his anticipated new stand up tour. At The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.


April 3 - 5

Chester Tuffnut

Chester Tuffnut isn’t your ordinary treemole – in fact he is one of a kind! A story told with puppets, original music and imaginative antics. Suitable for age two plus. At The New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich.

April 12-13

Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom

This is a story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence that will “delight” all the family. At The Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

April 15

Naomi’s Wild and Scary

This show will be packed full of fun and surprises as Naomi is joined on stage by ‘Animal Mark’, and some of his scariest creatures. At The Regent Theatre, Ipswich.

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