What's on in suffolk in November

PUBLISHED: 12:29 20 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:10 20 February 2013

What's on in suffolk in November

What's on in suffolk in November

Your complete guide to theatre, music, dance and comedy happening in the county this month

Your complete guide to theatre, music, dance and comedy happening in the county this month


November 1

1960s balladeer Englebert Humperdinck brings songs from his new album Released to Ipswich Regent at 7.30pm

The Aurora Orchestra have been described as the UKs brightest young ensemble and now they are bring their considerable talents to the apex, Bury St Edmunds, for a seasonal evening of spine-tingling words and music. Starts 7.30pm

November 2

Transatlantic star of stage and screen John Barrowman comes to Ipswich Regent with songs from his fourth album Tonights the Night: The Very Best of John Barrowman which includes his new single I Owe It All To You. Show starts 7.30pm

November 4

Catfish Keith plays his foot stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music at Haverhill Arts Centre at 8pm

November 4 and 5

Three Phantoms at Ipswich New Wolsey, features three former incumbents of the Phantom of the Opera lead role Rohan Tickell, Earl Carpenter and Matthew Cammelle, in a special show celebrating the music of one of the worlds best-loved musicals, as well as performing hits from other stage musicals. Shows at 7.45pm with Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

November 5

Ukele band DUkes bring their four-stringed instruments and fabulous sound to Haverhill Arts Centre at 8pm

Award-winning band Panic Room play music from their latest album Satellite at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds at 7.30pm

November 6

Haverhill Silver Band presents A Night at the Movies featuring a fabulous selection of music from favourite films at Haverhill Arts Centre at 7.30pm

November 7

Enjoy an evening of music with Brendan Shine at Stowmarket Regal Theatre at 7.30pm

November 8

English and Irish musical traditions collide when Frank McCaffrey and Kevin Barry team up for a stunning musical evening at Fisher Theatre, Bungay, starting at 7.30pm

The Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon who have been going for over four decades bring their Swingle singing to audiences around the world. Now they are coming to Bury St Edmunds. Catch them the apex at 7.30pm

November 9

John Stafford on piano and Kay Dawson on French horn, perform a lunchtime concert at Fisher Theatre, Bungay at 1.15pm

Legendary musician Joe Brown is on stage at Lowestofts Marina Theatre for a fabulous evening of entertainment starting at 7.30pm

November 10

Folk supergroup Bellowhead are at Ipswich Corn Exchange. Comprising 11 top musicians merging their talent to create an explosive combination of folk, rock, classical, jazz and world music into one high energy, boisterous set, this fantastic musical experience starts at 8pm

The Ian McMillan Orchestra has been described as playing British music at its most ingenious. This unique evening will feature Ian McMillans astonishing songs along with poetry, improve and even comedy. See them at the apex, Bury St Edmunds at 7.30pm

November 11

Pink Floyd tribute band In The Flesh bring The Pink Floyd Show to Ipswich Corn Exchange. Featuring all the bands greatest hits including Money, The Wall and of course Dark Side of the Moon, the show uses state of the art technology alongside traditional analogue equipment to recreate that distinctive Pink Floyd sound. Show starts 7.30pm

Soul funksters Shakatak have been making sweet music for the past 30 years and now bring their incredible sound to the stage at The New Wolsey, Ipswich at 7.45pm

Streisand: The Main Event takes you on a musical journey through the singers life and features not just the hits we all know and love but anecdotes and stories you may never have heard before. See it at Haverhill Arts Centre at 7.30pm

November 12

Elkie Brooks is one of the UKs most successful and popular vocal artists, now celebrating her 51st year in show business. A versatile performer, Elkie will be singing numbers from her latest album Powerless in what promises to be an electrifying evening. The show takes place in Ipswich Corn Exchange from 7.30pm

The New Squadronaires play the music of the great swing bands of the 1940s and 50s. Look forward to a programme of music from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw and others at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion at 7.30pm

Members of Waveney Light Opera and the Rising Stars Youth Theatre perform songs from the West End to Gilbert & Sullivan and from modern to old-time musicals at Fisher Theatre, Bungay at 7.30pm

Suffolk Sinfonia welcome back conductor Khac Uyen Nguyen to lead them in Griegs Peer Gynt No 1 Suite, Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams and Tchaikovskys fourth symphony, at the apex, Bury St Edmunds at 7.30pm

November 13

Martin Stephenson and The Daintees play Haverhill Arts Centre with a show combining rockabilly, rootsy rock pop and funk, starting at 7.30pm

November 14

Enjoy a sparkling virtuoso violin and piano performance featuring Marianne Olyver on violin and Robert Schuck on piano at the Unitarian Meeting House at 1.10pm

November 15

In Brubecks Play Brubeck at the apex, Bury St Edmunds, the three sons of legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck come together with guest saxophonist Dave OHiggins to receate their fathers great sound. Show starts at 7.30pm

November 16

2011 has been a fantastic year for singer Rumer with a huge hit album Seasons of My Soul under her belt along with several hit singles. Now Suffolk fans have the chance of hearing the soulful songstress at Ipswich Regent ahead of an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall later in the month. Concert starts at 7pm

The Hot Club of Cowtown bring their breathtaking live show of hot jazz and western swing music to Bury St Edmunds apex theatre at 8pm

November 18

Kings ov Leon pay tribute to their favourite band in a show which includes such great hits as Use somebody, Closer and of course, Sex On Fire. See them on stage at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion at 7.30pm

Christian rock band Phatfish bring their excellent musicianship and inspiring sound to Lowestofts Marina Theatre at 7.30pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk awards double-winner and star of festivals including Glastonbury and WOMAD, Show of Hands bring their passionate folk, blues and country music to the apex at Bury St Edmunds at 8pm

November 19

Prom Praise is a joyous blend of sacred and concert music, a unique combination of performance and praise, conjuring the atmosphere of Songs of Praise and Last Night of the Proms. Featuring the All Souls Orchestra with soprano Heidi Pegler and baritone John Langley, this uplifting concert at Ipswich Regent begins at 7.30pm

November 20

Back by popular demand after last years dazzling performance, Ruthie Henshall and Guests perform in aid of Suffolk Family Carers. Featuring many of the hits from Ruthies dazzling West End career, along with musical numbers from stage and screen, this fundraising evening at Ipswich Regent promises a night to remember. Starts at 7.30pm

Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span return to Ipswich Corn Exchange with vocalist Maddy Prior back at the helm. Starts 7.30pm

November 22

The Barbirolli Quartet play Mozart Quartet in C Dissonance; Britten 3 Divertimenti: March, Waltz, Burlesque and Beethoven Quartet No 14 in C sharp minor at the apex, Bury St Edmunds at 7.30pm

November 25

Get ready to rock at Ipswich Corn Exchange when Livewire AC/DC and The ZZ Tops come to town! Livewire bring the full DC experience to the stage complete with cannons, walkways, backdrops and drapes and of course a rock-hard set that will have the eager crowd up and dancing! Starts 8pm

November 26

Following last years sell-out success, the Royal Air Force in Concert returns to Ipswich Regent, this time turning the spotlight on the nations unsung heroes. The inspirational programme of music takes you through a glorious history of the RAF and its personnel and honours the bravery of the armed forces past and present. Musical highlights include The Dambusters March and The Mighty Hercules. Starts 7.30pm

Ipswich Orchestral Society presents a programme of three great classics employing the talents of top cellist Natalie Clein. Dvoraks Cello concerto, Brahms Tragic Overture and Tchaikovskys Symphony No 1 are all conducted by Adam Gatehouse in a performance which starts at 7.30pm

Country music legend Moe Bandy performs at Stowmarkets Regal Theatre at 7.30pm

November 29

Haverhill Organ & Keyboard Club present Elizabeth Harrison in concert at Haverhill Arts Centre, 7.30pm


November 2

Flhip Flhop is a fantastic and unique mix of slapstick comedy, hip hop, beatbox and breakdance. Performed by Matt Bailey and Joey D, this is an energetic comedy show designed to appeal to all ages. See it at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich at 7.45pm

November 11

Award-winning choreographer Darren Johnston explores the idea of surround sound and visual performance in DanceEasts Rough Cuts series at the Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich at 7pm

November 14 to 16

Ballet Theatre UK present Hans Christian Andersens classic fairytale The Snow Queen at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. The evil snow Queen places Kay under a spell, can Gerda find her friend and break the enchantment? Performances at 7.30pm nightly with Tuesday and Wednesday matinees at 2pm

November 15

The Vienna Festival Ballet return to Felixstowe Spa Pavilion with a seasonal offering. The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovskys wonderful score, which tells the story of Clara and her nutcracker doll which magically turns into a princely soldier. Starts 7pm

November 18 and 19

The Sydney Dance Company stage a Rafael Bonachela double bill at Snape Maltings at 7.30pm. 6Breaths is inspired by the act of breathing while LANDforms is a stirring exploration of the effects of weather. Both pieces are set to music especially commissioned from Italian composer Ezio Bosso


November 5

East end comedian Micky Flanagan uses his razor sharp wit to deconstruct the Cockney myth as he tells the comic tale of his working class upbringing. A night full of laughs at Ipswich Regent starting 7.30pm

November 6

A real powerhouse of laughs, Dons of Comedy at the New Wolsey, Ipswich packs a comedic punch that will knock you clean off your feet. Starts 7.45pm

November 15

An evening of laughs galore is in store at the Fat Cat Comedy Club at the apex, Bury St Edmunds, starting 8pm

November 17 and 18

Stephen Merchant, comedy partner of Ricky Gervais, goes back to his stand-up roots and takes his new show Hello Ladies to Ipswich Regent, starting at 7.30pm each evening.

November 19

Suffolk dance and stage students come together for Streetwise Inc. Live2, an exhilarating extravaganza of song and dance with styles ranging from hip hop and street to musical theatre. Starts 7.30pm

November 21

Mock The Week regular Ed Byrne, returns to Ipswich Regent with his new show Crowd Pleaser. Dealing with such diverse subjects as cat, cake. Religion and potential fatherhood, Ed is sure to deliver laughs in abundance. Show starts 8pm. Over-16s only

November 23

Following a sell-out West End run, comic and musician Bill Bailey takes his live show Dandelion Mind on a UK-wide tour stopping at Ipswich Regent. Darwin, Gary Numan and Thomas the Doubter are just a few of the figures given a working over in this unmissable show. Starts 8pm

November 25

Theres adult humour and plenty of outrageous banter when Roy Chubby Brown hits Ipswich Regent at 7.30pm

November 27

Monkey Nuts Comedy Club at Haverhill Arts Centre features jokesters Eric Lampaert, Gary Delaney and Gavin Webster in a show which starts at 8pm


November 4

Make a connection to the spirit world when spiritualist medium Ashley George and clairvoyant Shirley Cimelli appear at the Fisher Theatre, Bungay, at 7.30pm

Until November 5

Dick Turpins Last Ride and the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, looks at the other side of the swashbuckling baddie. Was he a dashing, daring swashbuckling anti-hero or a rapist, thief and cold-hearted killer? Decide for yourself when you see this new take on an old, old story. Performances each night at 7pm with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm

November 5

Passing Strangers at Bungays Fisher Theatre tells the story of Malcolm, who takes his unhappy friend Clive to a singles evening. There they meet two very different women but the evening turns out to be full of surprises for all of them. Starts 7.30pm

November 6

Putting on the Style at Stowmarket Regal features Paul Leegan and the Legends celebrating 50s rock n roll and the fabulous music of Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash, Joe Brown and Tommy Steele. If you are old enough to remember Teddy boys, washboards and skiffle groups then youll love this sparkling, hit-packed show which starts at 7.30pm

From November 7 to 12

World-famous show Calendar Girls visits Ipswich Regent on its final ever tour with an all-star cast including Jennifer Ellison, Rula Lenska, Lynda Bellingham, Jan Harvey, Ruth Madoc and Joe McGann. Shows at 7.30pm nightly with matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm

November 8 to 10

Dashing horseman, daring robber, swashbuckling swordsman, adored by every woman, respected by every man. Or poacher, rapist, thief and murderer, swung from the York gallows in 1739. What do you want to believe? Find out the true story of the man behind the mask in Dick Turpins Last Ride at the New Wolsey, Ipswich. Performances at 7.45pm with Wednesday matinee at 2.30pm

November 8 to 12

Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society present Gilbert & Sullivans Patience, or Bunthornes Bride at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal at 7.30pm each evening with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

November 9

BBC Suffolk presents its Big Night Out at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion in aid of Children in Need. Look forward to seeing Mark Murphy, Lesley Dolphin, The Foz, Simon Warr and all your other favourite presenters perform in a completely different role to what they are used to! Plus, theres entertainment from Soul Kitchen, Richard Whymark and lots of other local talent. Starts at 7.30pm

November 10

Enjoy a glimpse into the uptight world of Mr Pooter in a lunchtime reading from George and Weedon Grossmiths classic comic novel The Diary of a Nobody at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal at 1.10pm

November 11 and 12

Four gripping ghost stories from prolific supernatural writer M R James are brought to life on stage at Lowestofts Marina Theatre in an atmospheric evening of drama. An Unsettling Evening is staged at 7.30pm with Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

November 12

We Three Kings, at Haverhill Arts Centre, celebrates the music and lives of those three kings of rock n roll Buddy Holly, Billy fury and of course, Elvis.

A fantastic of great rock n roll music starting at 7.30pm

November 13

Theres an evening of Suffolk entertainment with Charlie Haylock at Stowmarkets Regal Theatre at 7.30pm

November 15

Everyone loves Abba and now fans of the Swedish supergroup can indulge their passion when Abba The Show comes to Ipswich Regent. Featuring Abbas original saxophone player Ulf Andersson, the show charts the Abba story from their Eurovision beginnings to worldwide success. Look forward to hearing all your favourite Abba hits in this great show which starts at 8pm

November 17

Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royals Script in Hand series continues with The Heir At Law (1797) by George Colman the Younger, a good-hearted comedy about wealth featuring a cast of colourful characters. Starts 7pm

November 17 to 19

Bungay Theatre Group presents Moon Over Buffalo, a play revolving around Charlotte and George and their travelling rep company as they present Private Lives and Cyrano de Bergerac in Buffalo, New York. But confusion arises when their daughter arrives along with her current fianc and her ex. Starts 7.30pm

November 22 to 24

Theres a pre-Christmas treat in store for all the family when Its A Wonderful Life is staged at Lowestofts Marina Theatre. A fantastic musical based on Frank Capras much-loved film, this a production not to be missed. Shows each day at 7.30pm with Wednesday matinee at 2.30pm

November 23

An Evening of Clairvoyance with Tony Stockwell offers a fascinating insight into the spirit world. Could you be the recipient of a message from beyond the grave? See him at Haverhill Arts Centre at 7.30pm

November 24

Cranford at Christmas follows the folk of the village as they prepare for the festive season roasting chestnuts, hanging mistletoe and decking the halls. But disaster strikes and the community have a tough job to do to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Starts 7.30pm

November 24 to 26

Rella and her twin brother Al seem to have it all until their wealthy and successful parents are killed in a car crash and Rella is sent to live with her fathers jealous sisters. A new take on an old favourite full of laughter and song. Starts 7.30pm with Saturday matinee at 2pm

November 25 and 26

4Season Theatre stage the much-loved musical The King & I at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge in aid of chosen charities. Enjoy the timeless tale of the British governess and her stormy relationship with the King of Siam, each evening at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

November 25 to January 15

The Theatre Royal at Bury St Edmunds kicks off the panto season, oh yes it does, with its take on Dick Whittington and His Cat. Can Dick find fame and fortune and thwart the evil schemes of Queen Rat? See www.theatreroyal.org for performance times

November 26

TV naturalist Chris Packham brings his show, A Wildlife Exposed, to Felixstowes Spa Pavilion. Accompanied by a series of fabulous images, Chris charts his quest to reflect the beauty of the nature he has loved and encountered starting from his roots in suburban Southampton to the searing heat of the deserts and the frozen wastes of the polar regions. An informative and entertaining show for all the family starting at 7.30pm

November 26 and 27

Peter Shaffers classic play Equus is staged at Lowestofts Marina Theatre. A stunning psychological thriller based on a true story, the play can be seen at 7.30pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.

November 29

Sing along to all your festive favourites in Remember When At Christmas at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion. Featuring a wonderful mix of great songs and stunning costumes along with a good dollop of old-fashioned festive fun, this is a show guaranteed to get you feeling seasonal! Starts at 2.30pm


November 4

Childrens TV favourites Numberjacks come to the stage at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft with their fun show. A great way to introduce youngsters to the delights of live theatre with shows at 2pm and 4pm

November 12

Mr Honk is a cheery chap who plays in the local brass band. Theres just one problem, his trombone only plays the blues! Find out how he resolves his problem in Mr Honk and his Sad Trombone at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich at 11am and 2pm

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