Tennessee Williams’ twentieth-century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
"A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable"
Photo credit: Charlie Gray
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.
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
Check out the Video here:- https://www.themagicbus.co.uk/mods-rockers
This two-handed drama stars two of French cinema’s most celebrated actresses, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot (last seen at the film club in THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT and MARGUERITE respectively). Frot plays Claire, a self-denying midwife in her 40s. Deneuve is Beatrice, the glamorous but disreputable mistress of Claire’s late father, a woman who caused heartbreak and vanished over three decades before. ‘A bittersweet delight written to order for two consummate performers, who inhabit their characters with satisfying élan.’ Lisa Nesselson in Screen International.
Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its première, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.
Who was Fagin?
Was he the Fagin in Dickens' Oliver Twist? Was he the Fagin in ‘Oliver!’ the musical? Was he based on a real-life character?
Join Fagin as he reviews his situation during his final night in prison before being hanged.
As madness envelops him he struggles with the consequences of his past and is ‘visited’ by some old acquaintances.
Find out who Fagin really was and how he ended up as one of the best known, yet unknown, of Dickens' characters. Starring Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous & My Dog's Got No Nose)
Exhibition on Screen open its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.
The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offers unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.
Photo credit: Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016
To join the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseilles for Paris. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love.
Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.
Photo credit: Damir Yusupov
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
Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic
Tickets can be pre-booked, limited to 50 in cellar including performers.
All For Me Grog, is the show that brings you the songs and story of Ireland’s most internationally famous folk band of all time - The Dubliners.
Presented by The Liberties, who, in replicating the original Dubliners lineup of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciaron Burke and John Sheehan, with the exact same instrumentation and sound, bring to the stage a show of uncanny similarity to the most fondly remembered and successful Dubliners lineup.
The unique and wonderful voice of Ronnie Drew is brought to life by a true son of Dublin-Wayne Wilder, who is probably the most authentic Ronnie sound-alike in the entire world.
All For Me Grog - the Songs and Story of the Dubliners, a show to delight all lovers of rousing song, music and craic.
A psychological drama, from playwright Richard Harris (Stepping Out, Outside Edge) David and Annie are moving into a Victorian House, All begins well, but David becomes suspicious. Why does their vaguely sinister neighbour keep popping in? Where is his wife? Women’s clothing is found burnt in a garden incinerator, what is in the boarded up cupboard?
“ More than just a thriller…..gives dramatic insight into the lives and minds of ordinary people behind closed doors''.
Charlotte Valori will give a free pre-show talk about Bizet and Carmen.
Meet in the Limelight Cafe at 1.30pm.
Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has.
This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.
An Opera in 4 acts, with 1 interval.
Stuart Pearson Wright is outspoken, dry, witty and widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading portrait artists. He also lives and works close to Bungay. Stuart studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London during which time he won the National Portrait Gallery’s BP travel award. In 2001 he went on to win first prize in the BP Portrait Awards for his painting ‘Gallus gallus with Still Life and Presidents’. The National Portrait Gallery subsequently acquired his portraits of John Hurt, Adam Cooper and J K Rowling and since then his paintings have been exhibited across the globe. He will talk about his work and his method.
Widely regarded as the UK`s premier Sixties music tribute band.
Enjoy a night of nostalgia from four experienced musicians who take their audiences back to the most high energy decade in pop history. Listen to those haunting melodies that were the backdrop of that decade. FOD have a unique insight into the Legends of the Sixties - Lead Guitarist Martin Donald was formerly Musical Director to the Drifters. Lead Singer Geoff Thomas has appeared on many sixties shows featuring The Supremes, The Searchers, and The Tremeloes to name just a few. Allan Gifford and Simon Rownes are the driving force in the band - with Allan on drums, a former member of the hit group The Honeycombs, and Simon on bass & vocals - who adds an amazing dimension to the band. Come along and relive the sixties.
`I was privileged to hear one of the best bands around – The FOD Band who, in my opinion, can compete with anyone out there.`
Steve Scruton – BBC Essex
I was truly entertained last night by the legendary FOD band. It was simply a great fun night with something for everybody. Great Music and plenty of madcap fun.`
Dave Heaney – Leisure FM Radio
The Fisher Youth Theatre Group enters NT Connections Youth Festival for the second time. This year they are taking on a more serious play concerned with the way human behaviour and trauma are passed on.
Originally set in Belfast in a deprived area on the edge of a Peace wall, the play examines how the beliefs and actions of one generation are passed onto their children, regardless of whether the same circumstances are in existence. It is a darkly comic and moving piece that resonates with today’s rise in nationalism and the break-up of the EU. A National Theatre Director will be coming to watch one performance and give feedback to the group.
Show Times are Thursday & Friday at 7.30pm and 2.00pm on Saturday,
Please note there is no evening performance on Saturday 24th March.
Tangled is the Rapunzel story retold, with a Disney Princess who does a little more than hang around waiting for a handsome prince. Our hero is strong, independent and capable and the film is really funny and engaging across the generations. When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a feisty tower-bound girl with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gang of thugs.
1hr 40mins - no intervals but audience seated in ambient light with the freedom to move around into the cafe/toilet.
Redz Hair Stylists have once again generously sponsored this screening licence.
Cinema+Create at The Fisher Theatre happens one Sunday morning a month from 10.30am. 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.
In this wildly original Hungarian action-comedy, two bored teenagers living in a care home are enlisted by an ex-con to be his accomplices as wheelchair hitmen. Kills on Wheels is notable for its attitude to disability – both young men are played by actors with the same mobility issues – and for its flouting of stereotypes and expectations.
‘A highly enjoyable and nuanced dark comedy with a satisfying depth of emotion.’ Emily Bray in Little White Lies.
Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.
Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works as never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this Exhibition on Screen favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.
‘Discover the real Van Gogh’ Institut Van Gogh
‘Paintings shown in breath-taking detail’ Daily Mail
‘Splendid, impressive, emotional’ Oxford Times
This is a fundraising event and all moneys will be split equally between Falcon Meadow Community Trust, Suffolk Wildlife Trust and the Fisher Theatre Arts Charity.
This evening will cover how two Suffolk-based charities are working in the Waveney Valley to conserve our beautiful landscapes in a way that benefits both communities and nature. Michael Strand, from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, will explain the Trust’s ambitious plans for a flagship nature reserve at Carlton Marshes, and look at practical ways in which communities can take steps to share spaces with nature on their doorstep. Guests will also hear from our local charity, the Falcon Meadow Community Trust, explaining the progress they have made since securing the Meadow as a community-owned space in 2015. The evening will end with an open discussion and a chance to get involved.
Passion, injustice, hypocrisy and power are at the centre of Shakespeare’s darkly comic exploration of social justice and sexual politics.
Lord Angelo, appointed to govern in the absence of the Duke, insists on the strict implementation of 'the all binding law',sentencing to death the young Claudio for getting his wife-to-be pregnant. But what of Angelo's control and authority when he falls prey to exactly those urges when Isabella, a novice nun, pleads for her brother's life. Caught up in the action are a medley of nuns and prostitutes, a pirate, pimps and friars.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
RoughCast return to the Fisher Theatre with their 13th Shakespeare.
Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.
The programme includes two world premières by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony.
Charlotte Valori will give a free pre-show talk about Verdi and Macbeth.
Meet in the Limelight Cafe at 6.45pm.
Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.
Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold.
Showcasing their latest album "Far Off on the Horizon", follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Ashes & Dust”, Winter Wilson come to the Fisher off the back of a triumphant UK tour with the legendary Fairport Convention.
Kip Winter and Dave Wilson bring a sense of intimacy to every venue, blending superb, often hard-hitting original songs, stunning harmonies and musicianship with sometimes, hilarious tales of life on the road. “This isn’t an act; it’s a domestic.” You will laugh; you may cry. You will certainly want to see them again!
Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure “from melting to belting”. Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song-writers, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats”.
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Hunt around a colourful, eye-popping Easterland, meeting characters from stories on your way, and getting clues to where and how to gather chocolate eggs around the castle. After the hunt gather in the main tower for 3 Easter Stories from around the world, while you eat your finds.
This event will be held in and around Bungay Castle.
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death.
Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences after 150 years at the Bolshoi.
Photo credit: E. Fetisova
Albert and Harold; father and son. One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that actually he’s “a dirty old man!” In actual fact, both are telling the truth.
These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their Shepherd’s Bush scrapyard home, became household favourites for entire generations throughout the 60s and 70s and they continue to entertain.
Features the classic episodes: Divided We Stand, Men of Letters and Come Dancing, and excerpts from The Bath and Steptoe and Son – and Son!
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
Five sisters live out their lives in rural Ireland in the 1930s, hoping beyond hope for events that will end their domestic isolation.
Brian Friel’s play, which was a resounding success at the National Theatre, in London’s West End and on Broadway, New York in the 1990s, is both magical and tragic as the sisters aspire gamely to a happiness they will never achieve.
The play is set around the Celtic festival of Lughnasa, which marks a bitter harvest for the sisters and their frail elder brother who has returned from life as a missionary in Africa.
The 8th Pixar film, set in Paris, France, it focuses on a rat named Remy who dreams of being a chef. He sets out to make his dreams come true, and soon he and a young human chef named Alfredo Linguini end up working together in a hilarious race to foil the schemes of the evil Chef Skinner. It's a visually stunning animation, Pixar had to overcome the technical issues involved in producing realistic water effects and sewer scenes. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and although a mainstream blockbuster, it hangs onto some quirky avant-garde elements and is a treat for grown-ups as well as smaller people.
1hr 3mins - no intervals but audience seated in ambient light with the freedom to move around into the cafe/toilet.
Suffolk Stone House have generously sponsored this screening licence.
Cinema+Create at The Fisher Theatre happens one Sunday morning a month from 10.30am.
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.
Sleep no More
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Directed by Rufus Norris. Starring Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth.
Picture credit: Clive Barda
The Speckled Band was formed in 2015 when Andy’s saxophones joined forces with Chris and John’s guitars, acoustic and electric.
Their repertoire combines original compositions with diverse gems of Latin, jazz and blues.
They have developed a melodic and atmospheric sound that they love, and hope you will too.
They have played at a variety of local venues and are currently recording a studio album.
While being royally entertained by Svetla singing cabaret and accompanying herself on accordion and piano, you will be served a selection of Bohemian dishes at regular intervals, to savour while you absorb the atmosphere, taking in the blue seas of the Mediterranean to a Bohemian Hinterland. Savoury dishes will come first followed by sweet delicacies. Joining Svetla, some of her talented friends will be reciting stories, poems and anecdotes to add different flavours and round off the rich taste of Bohemia.
A surprise package of entertaining short plays by East Anglia’s finest writers. Includes the world premiere of ‘The Famous 5’, an extraordinary collaboration by five celebrity fans of INK, Richard Curtis, Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Steve Waters, and Libby Purves. They weave five magical tales from the same mysterious suitcase into the same short play!
Based on the true story of Robin Cavendish, Breathe is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last. The film stars Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) as Cavendish and Claire Foy (The Crown) as his wife Diana.
The Remi Harris Trio take Gypsy Swing characteristics and infuse them with influences from Jazz, Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Funk, World Music and more. They play an eclectic mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Peter Green and more. The trio features Remi on a variety of acoustic and electric guitars accompanied by a Hot Club rhythm section of acoustic guitar and double bass. They have toured worldwide as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.
Dr Matt Davey, who grew up in Bungay, is now an internationally renowned plant physiologist at the University of Cambridge and works closely with the British Antarctic Survey to study how the few species of plant and algae that live on Antarctica manage to survive in such an extreme environment. Dr Davey will give an illustrative talk on his research and expeditions, life on a remote research station and amazing wildlife (yes, penguins included) and iceberg displays followed by a hands-on demonstration of the equipment used for polar research.
Squiffy Banningham is heir to his father Thomas' fortune and is holding a party to celebrate...but what secrets do the guests hold that could reveal the truth about the death? And what lengths will each of them go to secure their own share of the wealth? Featuring sultry ladies, criss crossing socialites and a cowboy...Solve the clues, follow the action and work out the murderer! Dress 1920s style and be prepared to walk around the beautiful theatre as the company perform scenes in different locations! Ticket includes buffet meal. Bar is available.
Directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho. Brazil/France 2017. 146 minutes. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Starring: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos and Humberto Carrao.
An absorbing drama set in the attractive beachfront neighbourhood of Boa Viagem on the North-Eastern coast of Brazil. Clara, a widow and music critic, is the only remaining resident of the Aquarius, one of the last buildings of its age to survive in the district. Under pressure to move from a construction company with ambitious plans to redevelop the coastline, Clara vows to stay in her apartment until she dies.
‘A performance of tremendous wit, vitality and lusty defiance by Sonia Braga drives (this) remarkable film.’ Mark Kermode in the Observer.
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?