What to do and see in Suffolk this month
PUBLISHED: 13:16 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:16 13 February 2017
A complete guide of everything you need to see and do for the month in Suffolk
One ordinary day in the quiet little town of Olwinskirk, a chain of extraordinary events began to take place bringing the lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local undertaker, Tristan de Winter to an uncomfortable crossroads. At The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.
February 2 - 11
The play features Catherine Morland who loves a good novel and the more ‘horrid’ it is the better. At 17 she is taken by her aunt to Bath where she encounters the social whirl denied to her at home. At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
February 7 - 9
Pink Mist tells the story of three young men deployed to Afghanistan. As the physical and psychological aftershocks of war take their toll on the loved ones they left behind, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their greatest battle. At The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.
The MGM story
The MGM Story traces the history of the golden age of song and dance and tells the tale of how the studio fostered the talent of stars including Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, and composers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more. At New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.
February 8 - 9
The Lottery by Woodbridge School
The Lottery is based on a short story originally written by Shirley Jackson which was published in The New Yorker in 1948. In this play things are not always what they seem; even on a day that is sunny and clear, the threat of darkness looms. At The Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge.
February 12 - 13
Alice in Wonderland
An audience can follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other, and on their way, they meet a host of outlandish characters. At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
the Tower of Doom
Tangles? Split ends? It’s hard enough having a bad hair day, but pity poor Rapunzel is spending her life in a tower with a wicked old witch using her as a step ladder! This Grimm tale goes back to its dark roots, teases out the tangles and styles it into a beautifully coiffured hair piece! At Haverhill Arts Centre.
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play
In a better-late-than-never nod to the Bard’s 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this ‘new’ play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The show has been mercifully abridged by the RSC, from its full hundred hour running time, to a more palatable ninety minutes. At Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
The Wisdom Club
Megan has been behaving oddly. She’s a mother and a grandmother and her family want her to continue being that. But Megan wants something more but she doesn’t know what. This play looks at attitudes towards the elderly now. This is a rehearsed reading. At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
February 21 - 25
1938. Hampstead, London. Sigmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage. The ageing Freud intends to spend his last days in peaceful contemplation, but when Salvador Dali pays a visit, and discovers a naked woman in the closet, intoxicating mayhem ensues. At Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
The Music of Kate Bush
There can only be one Kate Bush! But those who missed out on her live shows will love Cloudbusting, the UK’s longest running tribute. At Haverhill Arts Centre.
Paolo Angeli and Derek Gripper
A double bill of solo guitars with Paolo Angeli and Derek Gripper. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.
EUCO with Angela Hewitt
The European Union Chamber Orchestra with Angela Hewitt, one of the world’s leading pianists. At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
Macca: The Concert
Celebrating the music of Paul McCartney, with all of his solo hits, a selection of Beatles favourites and a spectacular recreation of the ‘Wings Over America’ 1976 Concert Tour. At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
Songs on Film
After two sell-out years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and entertainer presents his own original and stylish orchestrations of music. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.
The Chris Ingham Trio, with Tammy Weis: The Music of Julie London. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.
Multi million selling recording artist Barbara Dickson, with her accomplished band returns to the UK.
Barbara will perform a wonderful range of material drawing on her folk roots, as well as performing globally known hits, such as The Caravan Song, Another Suitcase in Another Hall plus lots more during her show set for The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.
Academy of Ancient Music
This programme from the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) brings together works of music by several of Bach’s contemporaries who he learnt from and admired, including Albinoni, Vivaldi and A Marcello. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.
To mark its fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.
60s Hits and Laughter Show 4
Two legendary 60s acts combined with anecdotes, memories, comedy and much more, plus East Anglian Pirate Radio Station memories on a large video screen, and Suffolk’s biggest 5-4-3-2-1 60s pop quiz, with prizes. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.
An evening of country music with Declan Nerney is set for The Regal Theatre, Stowmarket. It takes place at 7pm for 7.30pm.
The Roy Orbison Story
Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He’s stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.
An audience can see Russell Howard, one the funniest and most successful comedians, as he tries out his brand his new material. At The Regent Theatre, Ipswich.
Richard Herring :
Richard Herring, will pick his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and cram them into a 90 minute show. At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
Lee Nelson: Serious Joker
After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be... live on stage with his brand-new, laugh-out-loud, stand-up show. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.
February 10 - 12
One night when Tilly’s fast asleep, a snowy white bear climbs into her bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as a head. But Tilly’s not scared.
Children aged from three plus can follow this heart-warming and humorous wintry tale when it takes place at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.
Sky in the pie
Forced out of her home; where will the mysterious pie maker Dorothy Butterworth and Whiskey her crafty cat go?
In desperation they choose an extraordinary mode of transport and collect mismatched companions on the way. Suitable for ages three plus. At The New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich.
Children can follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem - now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?! At The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.