Paris, 1899 and Christian, a new arrival to a city bubbling over with bohemian types, is drawn into the colourful, vibrating and sometimes shocking world of the Moulin Rouge. It’s here that he meets the beautiful Satine, the Sparkling Diamond, the jewel in the crown of the Moulin, and falls in love. His reason for being in Paris is to write which he does, but his story becomes tainted with far more than he bargained for, beyond the comfortable Bohemian ideals of Freedom, Beauty, Truth and Love.
VIP seats £45 (Three to a table with bottle of bubbly - these seats are close to the action in cabaret style and be prepared for cast interaction, Please contact the Office if you would like to book a table 01986 895367)
Friday 28th - GALA PERFORMANCE, raising funds for the Fisher Theatre - Glass of bubbly and nibbles included with your ticket. Evening Dress. Special entertainment in the Bar from 6pm. (VIP seats £54 please contact the Office to book 01986 895367)
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During this show there is a special pre-show menu - 6 courses for £30.
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The winner of the Best Foreign Language Oscar 2018, Chilean director Sebastian Lelio follows up his 2013 hit Gloria with this luminous and life-affirming film about a young transgender woman struggling to deal with her own grief and the prejudice she suffers after the death of her lover. Described in the Evening Standard as ‘as good as Almodovar at his best’, A Fantastic Woman’s greatest strength is its leading actress, trans singer Daniela Vega, who delivers a performance of spellbinding intensity. ‘Inspiring’ Irish Times. ‘Sublime’ The Guardian. Chile/Germany/Spain/US 2017. 100 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Sebastian Lelio. Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes and Luis
Fisher Folk & Acoustic, held in the heart of the historic Fisher Theatre in the atmospheric cellar, offers a prime opportunity for local talent of all kinds to perform in a friendly and appreciative environment.
Many performers make return bookings and a good night is always guaranteed. Slots offered are 20mins long and the vibe is relaxed and informal.
Great place for music-lovers to meet, mingle and share. Very popular event for performers and audience so booking in advance recommended.
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Audience tickets can be pre-booked, limited to 50 in cellar including performers.
Your hosts, from Lavender Barn, showcase and demonstrate their range of products and services through the evening. They will share latest tips for hair, nails, fashion and alternative therapies. Tickets include a glass of bubbles, canapés and a goodie bag with a voucher. Help support FYTG while having the perfect girls night out. Tickets available from the Fisher Theatre and Lavender Barn on 07766 76315
Liz Whiting and Paul Bannister, welcome you to join them for an evening of connecting with the spiritual world and loved ones in spirit. ‘We look forward to our first time at the theatre, join us to embrace with spiritual realms.
'The Hijacked Hollies' pay tribute to one of the 60s and 70s most iconic bands, 'The Hollies', who had more chart hits in the 60s than The Beatles. Did you know that between 1963 and 1974, The Hollies notched up 19 Top 20 hits (equal to the Beatles), of which, 17 were Top 10? With attention to detail in recreating their unique musical sound and vocal harmonies, they hope that 'The Hollies' fantastic music will continue to live on for generations to come. With songs such as 'Just One Look', 'Bus Stop', 'Carrie Anne', 'Here I Go Again', 'On A Carousel' and their two number one singles 'I'm Alive' and the legendary 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Borther', a hit-packed show is guaranteed.
A 3D stop-motion, computer-animated short TV film, based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson, telling the story of a kind witch who invites animals to join her on her overcrowded broom. The gang saves the witch from a fearsome dragon so she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone. Maui Waui Festival have generously sponsored this screening licence. Cinema in the auditorium followed by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time for 3-9 year olds. Running time: 27mins.
Due to a change in the release date of The Happy Prince this film will now be shown on 8th October and not as printed in the programme.
The final feature made by John Hurt before his death last year. Ralph (Hurt), a once-famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has two final missions: to be reconciled to his son, Michael, and, secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his wife, Anna, as he goes 'into that good night'. Directed by Eric Styles, starring Max Brown, Sofia Helin, John Hurt and Charles Dance. Running Time: 92 mins
Due to a change in release date we are unable to screen this film on 8th October as printed in the programme.
New date 5th November
The last days of Oscar Wilde, and the ghosts that haunted them, are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett's directorial debut as the literary genius lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. Directed by Rupert Everett, starring Rupert Everett, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Emily Watson, Colin Firth and Tom Wilkinson. Running Time: 109 mins
Camilla the music hall performer, Millicent Garret Fawcett, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, Violet the mill worker, Kitty Marshall, Emmeline Pankhurst’s underground bodyguard and Christabel Pankhurst, all suffragists and suffragettes caught up in the bitter struggle for women’s votes. We honour their stories in a musical extravaganza that tells of their courage and determination to win a world fit for our daughters to live in.
After sell-out tours of The Canada Boys, Parachute and, earlier this year Salt, highly rated fEast Theatre returns with yet another brand new show. It's 1982. Fifteen-year-old Norfolk schoolgirl Susan Kemp is going off the rails. And then she vanishes... into thin air. Thirty five years later her brothers Pete and Melvin are still living in the shadow of Susan’s disappearance. Rob John’s new play for fEast Theatre is a compelling mystery and a sad comedy of ambiguous loss.
Back by popular request so that more of you can get to see them this time, ‘The Mods & Rockers Show’ features over two hours of classic songs by Mod and Rock artists. What's in store? The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, T. Rex, Eddie Floyd, The Equals, Toots & The Maytals, The Small Faces, Mott the Hoople, Chris Montez, The Animals, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Procol Harum and many more. Get ready for an unforgettable night with Johnny Warman's Magic Bus. The band's members have worked with many top international artists, including Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces. "The greatest sixties band on the planet!" Time Out
A classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction. Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, Music by Franz Liszt. Running Time: approx 195 mins - Three acts including 2 intervals.
Photo credit: Alice Pennefather
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Directed by Jonathan Munby Runtime: approx 220mins
A quartet of loosely connected plays written by experienced local playwrights, Alan Huckle, David Howgego, Gwyn Guy and Robin Franklin, exploring different aspects of one central dramatic event. The first is a light comic piece but the second, in sharp contrast, is violent and shocking. The third twists and turns leading to the last play where justice and retribution are exacted. “EyesWrite should be applauded for bringing new plays and playwrights to the theatre-going public of the region....” - Paul Monkhouse – Diss express
Calling all future Rockstars! Come and learn how to rock out like the professionals. Feel what it's like to play on a real stage with sound and lighting! Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards and Vocalists all welcome, with some basic experience. Learn new skills, put together a song with others on the course. Session delivered by local performing Rock band, Tell No Tales
Arguably one of the UK’s best tribute acts, Soul of Santana with their meticulously crafted instrumentals and tight arrangements, bring back the classic songs of the legendary guitarist. With an array of styles and musical genres, Soul of Santana have perfected the legacy of Latin, rock and pop classics that made the band 'Santana' a true icon of classic rock
Featuring the same superb musicians who tour with Joe brown at his sell out shows: Pete Brown - lead vocals, guitar, lap steel, mandolin; Phil Capaldi - lead vocals, drums and percussion; Richard Collins Banjo/Mandolin and Andy Crowdy – Bass; are wowing audiences with their own style of music they call ‘NewGrass’ with their stunning arrangements of rock and pop classics, brilliant interpretations, and acclaimed vocal and instrumental performances.
Bring the family for a great half-term treat.
Amazing Magic! Hilarious Comedy! And more than a few surprises.
Featuring Award Winning TV magician Chris North and Zany Magician and Ventriloquist Paul Henri with his trusty sidekick George T Monkee!
This fast-paced show will have you laughing one minute
and totally amazed the next so come along and join the fun!
A fun way for children to spend a morning.
They will be playing with traditional circus props including Juggling Balls, Diablo, Tightrope, Devil Sticks, Unicycle, Balance Poles, Pedal Go and Plate Spinning, in a relaxed semi-formal workshop structure.
Suitable for ages 6+.
The Foolhardy Circus troupe return with their circus skills and comedy acrobatics show.
Lots of clowning around, seven-ball juggling, magic and death-defying acrobatics all presented with lashings of happiness.
Audiences have been thrilled for many years watching the Fools and this year's show promises to be just as awesome! With of course the bit of splosh and unplanned mayhem ha!
Led from the keyboard by former Royal Philharmonic Orchestra trumpeter Ray Simmons, Jazz Unlimited is a new project that celebrates the full range of jazz over the last 100 years. From Ellington to Brubeck, from Reinhardt to Zawinul, jazz classics and much-loved standards are reworked by some of East Anglia’s finest: Phil Brooke (guitar), Owen Morgan (double bass) and Craig Hipperson (drums).
This event will be held at The Fisher and not at the castle as stated in the printed programme.
Our festivities for Halloween begin with an afternoon of fun for all the family.
As we did last year, we will be hosting a pumpkin carving festival, which will extend to a children’s competition as requested, in addition to the businesses.
There’ll be games, activities, attractions and an opportunity to dress up in your best Halloween costume and win prizes.
Come along and hang out with some spooky ghouls and brush the cobwebs out of your eyes.
Eat, drink and be SCARY.
Free Entry - No booking or ticket required.
Roll Up, Roll Up!
Join hosts Maria (glamour puss, academic, thespian) and her assistant Brannie (dog’s body, ensemble cast, backstage crew) in their chaotic attempt to homage the Brontë family!
Combining comedy, storytelling, music, and games, this show of wuthering delights was hailed by three weeks as ‘the anarchic love child of French and Saunders and Hinge and Bracket!’
A delight for literature aficionados and theatre fans alike – and of course every devoted Brontëphile!
“Seamless performers and lovely singers!” - The Scotsman
“Sparkling wit and commanding stage presence” - The List
An upbeat French comedy about a waitress who is determined not to be sidelined when she reaches fifty. Newly single and soon to be a grandmother, Aurore is dreading old age. After running into an old flame, her zest for life and love returns. There is much pleasure to be had in this warm and openhearted depiction of a woman on the verge, in a film that is as much about motherhood and friendship as romance. Directed by Blandine Lenoir and starring Agnès Jaoui, Thibault de Montalembert and Pascale Arbillot. France 2017 Running time: 89 minutes Language: French with English subtitles. ‘I Got Life is a delightful little gem of a movie and Jaoui plays a stormer, equal parts vulnerability and chutzpah.’ Harry Guerin in RTÉ
This Halloween Night you’ll take a dark journey. Bungay Castle is the setting for a battle. An ancient South American curse threatens Bungay. Zombies, vampires, demons...all are rising from the depths to plunge humankind into an age of darkness. A band of heroes have gathered to stop them.YOU are one of these heroes. Can you solve the clues, make the right decisions, stay alive and vanquish the evil before it feeds on your friends, your family! Lots of gore, scares and fun, not for the faint of heart! Suitable for ages 16+.
Mrs. Pankhurst is not a well woman. Family arguments threaten scandal. Financially embarrassed, terrified of being returned to prison, her only sanctuary is with the composer, Ethel Smyth. But Ethel's love for Emmeline is threatened by the arrival of young firebrand, Grace Roe, fresh from turning East Anglia into a hotbed of Suffragette protest. Join us for a rare glimpse at the private lives and the personal cost paid by the leaders of the Suffragettes
One of the most popular party bands in East Anglia, the Muppits generate energy and excitement wherever they perform. With professional sound equipment and a full lighting and effects set-up, you’re sure to dance with a swing and never want to sit down. A fantastic rock and pop covers band that will sound great in the Fisher Theatre. (cabaret seating layout)
Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round.
With autobiographical comedy, storytelling and conversations with audiences, Declaration takes you on a fun, frank and fearless journey through ADHD and mental Health.
Photo credit: Sam Ryley
James Phelan presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw dropping and laugh out loud funny. A night of hilarious, mind-blowing magic in a show where anything can happen – and quite often does. People are tricked, phones are destroyed, needles are swallowed – no one is safe. Nephew of the late Paul Daniels, James has garnered huge praise.
The Pure Floyd Show returns to the Fisher Theatre for another full night of great music by the legendary Pink Floyd. Lifting off with some 1960’s psychedelia you will be taken on a trip to the Dark Side of the Moon, passing by many classic and obscure songs during the journey. Pure Floyd is a 9-piece band, featuring accomplished musicians playing the music they love, and making it fun. Not just an evening of good music, but great entertainment too
Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling. Choreographed by Natalia Makarova with music by Ludwig Minkus. Running Time: approx 185 mins - Three acts, including 2 intervals
The seniors and juniors of FYTG come together to create a new, imaginative and entertaining Christmas show, based on the carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. The young actors have created their own responses to the unusual gifts that grow in size and grandness through the song. They have chosen who is receiving the gifts and how they might react to receiving them. These 12 short skits have been devised over 10 weeks with the artistic guidance of FYTG directors, through a programme that, week by week, has developed their ideas into well-formed dramatic pieces. The performances contain a range of theatre styles including dance, comedy, song, movement, mime, puppetry and masks. All the pieces are joined together by the singing of the carol to form an exciting and veritable Christmas Feast.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt is a 1989 children's picture book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. The story was adapted from an American folk song. Rosen, who heard the song, incorporated it in his poetry shows and subsequently wrote the book based upon it. Since publication, the book has never been out of print and each year has been in the 5,000 best selling books. Yes Tents Events have generously sponsored this screening licence. Cinema in the auditorium (film lengths vary) followed by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time. This is a session for around 3-9 year olds, an opportunity for young audiences to get used to being at the cinema. Each film is sponsored by a local business.
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance). It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.
Photo credit: Creative by Wren
Trapped in an unhappy marriage, the thwarted desires of Millie Crocker-Harris are released in the form of spite and betrayal as her ailing, humiliated schoolteacher husband, Andrew - also unloved by his pupils - faces academic and marital oblivion. But could an unexpected gift from one student help restore some semblance of humanity? Rattigan's finest play is full of moments of great compassion and heartache. A Masterpiece.
A humorous and life-affirming Indian drama set on the banks of the Ganges. When a bad dream convinces seventy-something Daya that he is about to die, Rajiv, his accountant son reluctantly agrees to set aside his responsibilities at home, and accompany his father to the holy city of Varanasi. Hotel salvation is a heart-warming portrait of family life, unafraid of the serious themes which it approaches with warmth and celebration. Directed by Shubashish Bhutani. Starring Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl and Gheetanjali Kulkarni. Running Time: 102 mins Language: In Hindi with English subtitles.
Luke Wright presents an exclusive preview of his new touring show Poet Laureate. With a new Poet Laureate due to be announced in 2019, Wrighty’s chucking his hat in the ring. But let’s be honest, he’s a dark horse at best. He can barely fasten his clothing. But Luke really does care about Britain, so he’s on a mission to write poems that might be able to unite a nation divided by austerity and Brexit. Can it be done? Can one poet ever really represent an entire nation? The centre-piece as always is Luke’s own blistering verse. Big-hearted and quick-witted, Wright’s poems have been lauded by everyone from Patti Smith to Twiggy. Special guest is radio 4 star John Osborne. One of the finest poets in Britain today, John’s tales of everyday life warm the cockles and fill your heart.
The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic. Choreography by Peter Wright. Music by Pyotr Ill’yich Tchaikovsky. Running Time: approx 150 mins - Two acts, one interva.
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire, the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
Jazz, old and new, from the multi-talented Jazz musicians, The Speckled Band. They’ll provide an evening of just the right amount of laid-back, smoothness, energy and pizzazz. So lean-back, feel the warmth, and get taken over by that irresistible jazzy Latin beat. What a wonderful way to spend a winter’s evening. We all know and love the precious Falcon Meadow and the many events their Trust brings to Bungay, maybe this will become a regular addition for the winter programme? All profits go to the Falcon Meadow Community Trust.
Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here again in Bungay’s Fisher Theatre by popular demand! In an all-live show featuring soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and playing many of the much loved songs from ELO’s hit-filled library, this time for a special Christmas Show. The ELO Encounter tribute band promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! So Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World. “They could be ELO up there on stage. There’s humour, presence, huge talent and a whole lot of warmth from these musicians - I will keep coming back” Audience member, Fisher Theatre.
The Snowman and the Snowdog is a 2012 animated short film. It is the sequel to The Snowman, and was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the original short film. It's an absolute classic, a total national treasure and the beautiful book has sold over 8.6million copies! Music with Nicola have generously sponsored this screening licence.
Cinema in the auditorium (film lengths vary) followed by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time. This is a session for around 3-9 year olds, an opportunity for young audiences to get used to being at the cinema. Each film is sponsored by a local business.
A fictionalised drama about legendary author Charles Dickens' possible real-life inspirations, and motivations for writing the classic story A Christmas Carol. It's 1843, and 31-year-old Dickens (Dan Stevens) hasn't had a commercial success in several years; he's facing a personal financial crisis after three critically panned books. So he decides to write a Christmas-themed book after encountering various strangers -- including a waiter named Marley, a greedy businessman, and a dry-eyed elderly man (Christopher Plummer) who says "humbug" at his business partner's funeral. When Dickens fails to secure a publisher, he decides to seek financing to self-publish. On a tight six-week deadline, Dickens begins to see the characters as memorable strangers and loved ones alike, with Scrooge (played by Plummer) popping up in his head and defending his miserly positions until the novella is done. Directed by Bharat Nalluri and starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce. Running Time: 104mins
Following on sell-out shows throughout 2017, including a visit to the Fisher Theatre, with the sensational show "An Evening with Frank, Dean & Judy"; Strictly Theatre Co. present their Christmas offering - a festive tribute to Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack and their infamous residence at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas. Join their fantastic cast of singers and dancers and live show band, including brass section, as they perform the very best Christmas songs and traditional festive favourites. It promises to be a night you won't forget that will have you singing and laughing in your seats!
From poor ne’er do well to rich Sultan, Aladdin’s journey is touched by magic, luck and a sprinkling of evil. Who would have thought a dusty old lamp could do so much?