What's on in Suffolk in September

PUBLISHED: 14:01 22 August 2011 | UPDATED: 19:53 20 February 2013

What's on in Suffolk in September

What's on in Suffolk in September

Ther's no shortage of exciting events taking place around the county this month


September 3

In Dreams features the music of much-loved artists Roy Orbison, The Everley Brothers and Buddy Holly. Wallow in musical nostalgia when the show arrives at Felixstowes Spa Pavilion at 7.30pm

September 3 and 4

Voice Squad Seniors present the classic musical Les Miserables at the apex in Bury St Edmunds at 3pm and 7pm

September 6

One of the worlds best loved ska and reggae bands, Toots and The Maytals are at Ipswich Regent with a performance that starts at 7.30pm

Steve Cropper and the Animals appear at the apex, Bury St Edmunds. Look forward to reprisals of some of the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s. Starts 8pm

September 8

Clive John and the Spirit Band present The Johnny Cash Roadshow, featuring the singers greatest hits including ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues and many others. A true celebration of the revered Man in Black; which can be seen at Felixstowes Spa Pavilion at 7.30pm

September 9

The Hamsters have been described as one of the best live bands. Now they are on their farewell tour and bringing their special brand of blues, rock and Americana to Haverhill Arts Centre for the last time. See them in concert at 8pm

September 12 and 13

Singer Mary Duff is best known as Daniel ODonnells singing partner but has a powerful stage presence of her own as you will discover if you go to see her at the Fisher Theatre, Bungay at 7.30pm

September 14

Harpist Danielle Perrett gives a concert at Bungays Fisher Theatre at 1.15pm

I Love The Sixties at Haverhill Arts Centre, takes you on a musical journey back in time to the days when Carnaby Street was a happening place and The Beatles ruled supreme. Starts 8pm

September 16

Dennis Locorriere, the former lead singer with Dr Hook, now enjoys a successful solo performing and songwriting career and is appearing at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion at 7.30pm

Musician Neil Innes, famously of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, the Rutles and the Innes Book of Records, appears at The Cut, Halesworth at 7.30pm

September 18

Influential American blues musician Steve Cropper joins the legendary Animals on stage at Ipswich Corn Exchange. Look forward to hits from the back catalogues of both artists including House of the Rising Sun, Knock on wood, Dock of the Bay, Green Onions and more. Performance starts at 7.30pm

September 19

Award-winning pianist Richard Uttley performs at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal at 7.30pm

September 21

The London Mozart Players appear as part of Ipswich Schools Festival of Music. The concert will include works by Grieg, Warlock, Holst and Britten and takes place in The Great School, Ipswich School, at 7.30pm

September 22

Ipswich School Festival of Music presents a piano recital From Mephisto to Memphis Stomp, in the Great School, by the schools director of music Andrew Leach. Works by Gershwin, Liszt and Chopin are on the programme along with a special commission from the school music scholar Sebastian Black. Performance starts at 7.30pm

September 23

If you love beautiful close harmony choral singing, then dont miss Collegium Regale, who appear at Ipswich School as part of the schools festival of music. Starts 7.30pm

The Michael Nyman Band and singer Marie Angel perform On Landguard Point at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion at 7.30pm. The piece is the specially commissioned soundtrack to the feature film of the same name which documents a variety of events in the east of England.

The Demon Barber Roadshow arrives at the apex, Bury St Edmunds. The Demon Barbers are past winners of Best Live Act at the Radio 2 folk awards and with support from hip hop dancers offer a humorous visual feast of folk music and dance. Starts 8pm

September 24

Ipswich School Festival of Music presents a violin recital by Chloe Hanslip, who will perform works by Brahms, Szymanowski and Franck in her concert which takes place in the Great School at 1pm

The highly-acclaimed Prometheus Orchestra appear at the Great School, again as part of Ipswich Schools Festival of Music. Conducted by Edmond Fivet and William Saunders, the programme will include works by Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn. Starts 7.30pm

Sometimes you dont want to follow a complicated plot line, you just want to sit back and enjoy the music. And thats exactly what you can do with Rock n Roll Paradise, an energetic and exhilarating show that brings to life the spirit of the rock n roll era with songs and music by Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley and more. See it at Ipswich Regent, starting 7.30pm

Bruce Foxton is back with more hits From the Jam at Ipswich Corn Exchange. Look forward to a reprise of The Jams greatest hits, performed in Foxtons inimitable energetic style. Starts at 7.30pm

One of the worlds finest male jazz vocalists, Ian Shaw, appears in a benefit concert at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft. Winner of two BBC Jazz Awards, his concert starts at 7.30pm

September 25

The Farrington Ensemble play at Ipswich School Great School as part of the Festival of Music. A versatile set of musicians who aim to challenge and enlighten, their performance will be accompanied by afternoon tea. Starts 3pm

David Dunnett, organist at Norwich Cathedral, performs an Organ Odyssey at Ipswich Schools Festival of Music. The concert takes place in the Great School at 7.15pm

Influenced by Slim Whitman and Marty Robbins, singer Paddy OBrien is at Bungays Fisher Theatre at 7.30pm

The Back to Basie orchestra, conducted by trumpet player Paul Lacey, features top London sessions musicians and jazz soloists dedicated to playing the music of Count Basies second great orchestra of the 1950s and 1960s. See them at the apex, Bury St Edmunds at 7.30pm

September 26

Lunchtime recital at the Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds featuring soprano Corinna Dolso and cellist Rebecca Walker. Starts 1.10pm

Ipswich Schools Festival of Music continues with a concert by Ipswich Musicians Union Big Band in the Great School at 7.30pm

September 27

Ipswich School rounds off its splendid Festival of Music with English Eccentrics featuring An Evening with John Betjeman and Edith Sitwell to the music of Madeleine Dring and William Walton. Concert takes place in the Great School at 7.30pm

Brian Sharp, former organist at the Dudley Hippodrome, is in concert at Haverhill Arts Centre at 7.30pm

September 29

Japans Mugyenko Taiko Drummers are at the apex, Bury St Edmunds with their thundering rhythms played on huge taiko drums. The show also features the beautiful dance artist Lale Sayoko. Show starts at 7.30pm

September 30

The City of London Sinfonia appears at the apex, Bury St Edmunds with a Mozart and Tchaikovsy on the programme. Performance starts at 7.30pm


September 3

Comedian, writer, broadcaster and all round British institution Arthur Smith is at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal with a show packed with jokes, songs, anecdotes, poetry and readings from his latest book. Show starts 7.30pm

September 11

Laughs galore at the Fat Cat Comedy Club at the apex, Bury St Edmunds. Starts 8pm

September 16

Comedian Jimmy Carr brings his own particular brand of Laughter Therapy to Ipswich Regent at 8pm

September 18

A master of observational comedy, Ed Byrne arrives at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds on his Crowd Pleaser tour. Continuing his quest to turn into a grumpy old man, Eds show is guaranteed to deliver laughs in abundance. Starts 7.30pm

September 21

Barnstormers Comedy Club has featured some of Britains top new comedians in the past couple of years. Now you have the chance to join in the mayhem as the club arrives at Ipswich Regents Circle Bar at 8pm.

September 23

Uncompromising, often controversial and always hilarious, comedian Jim Davidson is at Ipswich Regent at 8pm

The worlds stand-up chameleon Phil Cool is on stage for a hilarious evening at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft. Starts 7.30pm

September 24

Father and son comedy duo Simmons & Simmons have been making seaside audiences laugh at Cromer and Felixstowe in the past two years. Now they are back at the Spa Pavilion with a highly entertaining show full of fun and music. Starts 7.30pm

Rubber-faced comedian Phil Cool brings his unique and surreal standup show to Halesworths The Cut at 7.30pm

September 28

Britains best comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aida return to Burys Theatre Royal with lots of new material and some old favourites. Performance begins at 7.30pm


September 2

Magic of the Dance conjures up the compelling, energetic spirit of Irish dance, complete with dancers who jump over boxes, tap on tables and stomp the ground until sparks literally fly! See the dancers in action at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion at 7.30pm

September 11

Ipswich-born dance star Gary Avis of The Royal Ballet brings and all-star cast of dancers to Ipswich Regent for a two charity performances to help raise money for The Hunger Project. Featuring Royal Ballet principal dancers Robert Marquez, Melissa Hamilton, Bennet Gartside and Nehemiah Kish, Gary Avis and Friends can be seen on stage at 1.30pm and 6.30pm


September 1

The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft, rounds off its summer season with Without a Paddle, a traditional end of the pier variety show featuring local talent. A two hour extravaganza of music, comedy, dance and entertainment for all the family. Starts 7.30pm

September 1 and 2

Former schools inspector Gervase Phinn will have you rolling in the aisles as he recounts his days visiting schools in the Yorkshire Dales and the memorable characters he encountered, Starts at 7.30pm

September 2

The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft, celebrates the Soulscape of the Waveney and Blyth with an evening of art work, words and music. Starts 7.30pm with bar and art show open from 6pm

September 4

Follow the adventures of Thumbelina, a girl so small she could float on a lily pad or ride on the back of a dragonfly, at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft. A charming puppet show for all the family. Starts 2.30pm

September 5 to 10

Cross-dressing, love notes, slapstick and passion all can be found in Shakespeares much loved play As You Like It, being staged at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds at 7.30pm with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm

From September 8

As regular Wolsey theatregoers know, a new Peter Rowe production is always something to relish. This autumn he turns to the 1970s music scene for inspiration with a production celebrating glam rocker Marc Bolan and his band T Rex. This new musical looks behind the glitter and sequins to see what drove the bard of Hackney to become bigger than the Beatles. Featuring the bands greatest songs, this show, staged at Ipswichs New Wolsey Theatre, is not to be missed. Performance times vary, see www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

September 8 to 10

Seagull Theatre Club presents Chekhov: Comedy Shorts, a collection of 6 of his plays, showing his gift for creating humorous characters and biting dialogue. See it at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft at 7.30pm

September 10

Enjoy Hans Christian Andersens charming tale of a tiny girl no bigger than your thumb in Thumbelina at the Sir John Mills Theatre at 11am and 2pm

Didnt manage to get tickets for Take Thats stadium tour? Never mind, heres the next best thing, a performance of the hit musical Back For Good at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion featuring all of the Fab Fives greatest ever hits. Starts 7.30pm

From September 15

Just who was Dick Turpin? A dashing, devil may care horseman and daring robber, or a poacher, rapist, thief and murderer? Find out more about the worlds most famous highwayman in Dick Turpins Last Ride at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal at 7.30pm with Wed and Sat matinees at 2pm

September 15 to 17

Celebrating the age of innocence and jolly hockey sticks, Daisy Pulls It Off is staged at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft at 7.30pm

The Bugle Boy tells the story of American band leader Glenn Miller and how he developed his unique band sound before he and his plane mysteriously disappeared on a routine flight. A must-see show for all lovers of the big band sound, being staged at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. Starts at 7.30pm with Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

September 20 to 24

Lowestoft Players present the fabulous musical Our House, featuring the greatest hits of Madness. Look forward to a great story interwoven with sunch numbers as Baggy Trousers, Wings of a Dove and of course, Our House. On stage at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

September 23

From Black Beauty to Bucephalus, mans relationship with the horse is examined in On the Hoof, a lunchtime reading at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds at 1.10pm

September 24

Snow? In summer? Yes, thats exactly what youll find if you head to the Sir John Mills Theatre for Snowplay, an interactive performance where the audience gets to play with icicles, snowballs and snowmen. Shows at 11am and 2pm

September 29

Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royals Restoring the Repertoire strand continues with a Script in Hand reading of Thomas Holcrofts 1795 work, The Deserted Daughter. Sit onstage with the actors and you can become part of the live recording taking place. Starts 7pm

September 30

Toby Hadoke leads us on a romp through TVs golden years in Now I Know My BBC at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft. Wander down memory lane and remember the delights of The Generation Game, The Clangers and Juliet Bravo. A must for TV addicts. Starts 7.30pm

One of the nations best-loved poets, Wendy Cope reads new work from her latest collection of poems Family Values, along with favourites from her previous best-selling volume Two Cures for Love. See her at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds at 7.30pm

The fabulous Seaside Special arrives at Felixstowes Spa Pavilion with a fantastic cast of top entertainers including Steve Hewlett with his characters Tiny Tina and Pongo, comedian Paul Adams and Any Dream Will Do finalist Rob McVeigh. A fantastic evening of song, dance and laughter for all the family to enjoy. Starts 7.30pm

In a galaxy far, far away. Well, no actually, in the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, you can see Charles Ross perform his One Man Star Wars. Watch in amusement as he singlehandedly plays all the characters, flies the ships, fights the battles and takes on the evil Darth Vader. Starts 7.30pm

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