Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical Showcase, is held in our atmospheric cellar, which has recently had a total sound and lighting refurb.
Drinks and light snacks are available from the bar.
It's a night to sit back and appreciate the local talent on show. To book a slot, contact us
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Tickets can be pre-booked, limited to 50 in cellar including performers.
Presenting the hit West End and Broadway comedy, by Richard Bean. Set in Brighton in the 1960s. Chaos ensues, as the bumbling Francis Henshall attempts to keep apart his two guvnors: Roscoe Crabbe, a small time gangster and Stanley Stubbers, an upper class criminal. This award winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy, laugh out loud satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
Back by popular demand, the Super Swing Big Band is an 18-piece big band celebrating the classic 1940s swing era. Timeless standards from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and more. The musicians have been playing together for more than 30 years, with a combined jazz age of over 1000! An evening of sublime nostalgia guaranteed.
You loved Paddington and it’s certain you’ll love this feast of colour and ideas. Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. The concept for Coco is based on the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead. Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Runtime: 1hr 45 mins
Director: Lee Unkrich
An evening splashed with turmeric, smeared with the bright hues of fresh chilli powder, the jangle of little silver bells and the sensational whirl of India’s Bollywood. At 6.30pm Jaya Dance will provide a class in Bollywood dancing for one hour, accompanied by items of vibrant Indian costume, essential Bhindi’s and bells. At 7.45pm a two- course Indian meal will be served, freshly made on the premises. Alongside the sensation overload you will experience a mixture of scenes from Bollywood Movies that will provide the atmosphere and colour for the evening. You might even want to dance again.
FYTG and Dramatic Impact present this intergenerational project for up to 12 participants aged between 11-19. The workshops will entail receiving training and guidance on how to communicate with and what to expect from older people with dementia. Small groups will go with the workshop leaders into up to three local care homes to speak to residents about their lives at the equivalent age of the participants. Using this material the participants will work to create a short show in the style of ‘workers playtime’ under the guidance of the leaders, both professional actors and workshop providers. These shows will then be performed to the care home residents. In order for the public to see what was created, and the benefits gained, the show will be performed at the Fisher Theatre
Junk Modelling at Bungay Castle (no cinema, but lots of creating!!). We will have all manner of cardboard, boxes, glue and tubes, scissors, ribbons, sequins and buttons. Bring your children aged 3+ and spend an hour or so making castles at the castle (or whatever takes your fancy, we'll have some suggestions at hand). Lunch boxes can be pre-booked from the theatre too. These sessions will be the first and last Sunday in the Summer Holidays, book now to ensure your place, as places are limited. In case of rain, the session will be moved to The Fisher Theatre.
This feature length animated film – the first of its kind – explores the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh as told in his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. Loving Vincent was originally shot using real actors in places or on sets created to resemble the artist’s works, then painted over, frame by frame, using a team of over 100 painters. Loving Vincent has won many awards and is in contention for both BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. UK/Poland 2017. In English with hard of hearing subtitles. With the voices of Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd and Helen McCrory. Runtime: 1hr 34mins
Visit www.bungayfilmclub.com for trailers and further information about forthcoming films.
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Mixing up comedy, much campness, impressive illusions and knock-about fun, this show bursts into life and makes for fabulous entertainment. The trickery is original, the banter between the two highly amusing and, come the end, you really will sense you had seen something quite unusual. Even if for large parts of the show you suspect the guys are busking it, there’s no mistaking that these are serious magicians at play, and loving it. The comic, camp spin that Carl & Dave’s Comedy Magic & Illusions act puts on the ancient art of illusion will make this show the one that everyone will talk about.
Please Note - This is a standing gig only
With over 14 years of experience across the UK and Europe, Abba STARS is one of the UK's NO.1 Abba Tribute Bands. This evening they will be appearing as the Abba STARS Duo. After the release of Mama Mia 2 in July, what better way to get back in touch with the everlasting appeal of Abba? Featuring the incredibly talented singers playing Frieda and Agnetha, they offer one of the most captivating and authentic tributes to one of the greatest bands of all time. With a hint of humour and audience participation it’s great entertainment for every occasion
She starred with Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart. But Gloria Grahame refused to bow to Hollywood sexism and was driven out. Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award ®- winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.
Runtime: 1hr 25 mins
Director: Paul McGuigan
To be held at Bungay Castle
Join Strange Fascination Theatre this summer as they take you on a family adventure beneath the surface of the Earth? Professor Lidenbrook has discovered a secret and gathers a band of misfits to embark on a great adventure! There are others however, who will stop at nothing to claim the secrets for themselves...Full of puppetry, colourful characters, comedy and exciting entertainment - will you discover what lies at the centre of the Earth? Suitable for all the family!
The Mercy is a 2018 British biographical drama film, directed by James Marsh and written by Scott Z. Burns. It is based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure. The film stars Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis and Ken Stott. It is one of the last films scored by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Directed by James Marsh.
Runtime: 1hr 52mins
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!
Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can still catch this once-in-a- lifetime exhibition in this film, featuring exclusive new footage from MoMA New York. With expert contributions from those that knew Matisse as well as curators, historians, Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn Lowry. Includes breath-taking specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates.
Invisible Fish is a band comprising two established duos (Freefall and Marsden Park), occasionally augmented with a fiddle player and a percussionist, who frequently collaborate to perform contemporary song material drawn from folk and roots sources, often with original arrangements and a range of instruments. With four vocalists, vocal harmonies are a feature
The magic comes from Lotte Reiniger, a major 20th century animation artist, pioneering a distinctive style of black and white silhouette animation in her interpretations of classic myths and fairy tales. The sunshine comes from BFI and EAFA films from the 50s and 60s of Norfolk and Suffolk, both captivating and loaded with a warm East Anglian glow. BAFTA nominated Roger Eno’s music has appeared in many famous films including David Lynch’s Dune, Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting and Adrian Lynes’ 9 ½ weeks. Roger performs internationally with various artists, creates his own work with visual backdrops and is a musical genius on many instruments.
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
Mamma Mia was a massive hit when released in cinemas and is still popular now on DVD (equipped with ‘Sing Along’ feature). Based on the hit stage musical that was originally formed using the songs of Abba to tell the story of a young woman called Sophie who doesn’t know who her father is, and her mum Donna who hasn’t quite let go of her one true love. It’s fun, it’s catchy and features some of the best written songs in pop history. Come on everyone, dust off your flares, grab your eyeliner and your hairbrushes and get ready for some Abba Magic. Come dressed as your favourite character, the best outfit wins a free bottle of wine.
Runtime: 1hr 49mins
Set in the glamour of 1950s London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars and socialites with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he meets a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), and finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Runtime: 2hrs 10mins
Kevan Taplin and Steve ‘Bluesboy’ Bennett first appeared on stage together over twenty years ago in a band featuring jazz guitarist Jasper Smith. Bennett went on to front a number of bands including the Steve Bennett Blues Band, Taplin took an alternative route, writing poetry and lyrics. They formed Front Porch electro-acoustic based music featuring the vocals of Bennett underpinned by Taplin's guitar work. Later they evolved into a trio with their sound being enhanced with more electric guitar work from John Kelly. Their sets feature their own compositions based on the blues, folk, acoustic, roots and Americana genres of their backgrounds as well as ‘classics’ which are always given a ‘front porch’ twist. Their sets have been acclaimed for their eclectic nature and can be presented in front of their specially constructed front porch stage set if the venue allows
A Workshop with Paper-works.
To coincide with the exhibition at the Fisher Theatre the artists are providing a day course for all those interested in having a go at drypoint printing.
You will be introduced to the basic drypoint techniques for single colour printing using both drypoint plastic and paper drypoint plates.
The cost is £60 per person, including materials and lunch. Limited to 6 people.
The ultimate sing along film, who doesn’t know the songs to Grease? This brilliant musical, if anything the first High School Musical, tells the story of Danny and Sandy; one is a cool rebel, the other a good girl. After falling in love over the summer, their worlds collide when she is transferred to the same high school. What then ensues is an adventure of heartbreak, first love, dancing and triumph. Grease is the sleep-over movie, date movie and even sing along on your own movie. Grease will never go out of style or lose popularity; it will always truly be The Word. Come dressed-up and the best outfit will get a free bottle of wine for the evening.
The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. “Michael Gracey skilfully brought together the best music, choreography, cast, cinematography, visual effects, costumes, and set decoration I have seen in recent years, all fresh and original, and integrated them into nothing short of a masterpiece.”
Directed by Michael Gracey.
Runtime: 1hr 45 mins
“Making some very big waves…I think she has an amazing voice, and writes some truly interesting songs” - Mike Harding Kirsty Merryn is one of the most arresting and unconventional new young singer songwriters on the UK folk roots scene, with a style uniquely her own. Beguiling and mercurial, Kirsty’s music is heavily anchored in the folk tradition with jazz and classical backwaters. But it has a much wider reach, with her influences ranging from Cara Dillon to Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush - emphatic piano-based songs with sharply observed lyrics, packaged with panache in elegant, beautifully balanced settings and delivered in crystal clear, assured vocals. Kirsty has been championed by Show of Hands’ frontman Steve Knightley and she went on to open for Show of Hands at their headline appearance at Sidmouth Folk Week in 2016.
UpShoot Theatre Presents the Spectacular Spectacular Moulin Rouge.
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)
'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.
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
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?