Join Svetla playing the accordion and singing with Helen on violin, for a musical cabaret to celebrate the solstice. Travel the continents along a melodic gypsy trail while you enjoy 3 delicious sharing courses. Featuring Greek spinach and Feta filos, French Brie and caramelised onion tartelettes and Bulgarian honey baked apples. This musical-foodfusion is sure to ignite that summer spirit!
The SoulJazz Activists are on a mission to proclaim the groove. With organ/keyboard-based blues jazz, you are
invited to come and chill with a picnic or dance in the evening sun. Please bring your own blanket, picnic and drinks.
Event to be Held at Bungay Castle
A beguiling French documentary created by veteran New Wave director Agnes Varda in collaboration with JR, a young photographer. The two set off on a road trip across rural France, exploring villages and small towns and creating portraits of the people they meet. ‘Faces, Places’ is a charming and life-affirming exploration of both the power of community and the inspiration that comes from the most cross-generational of friendships. Director: Agnes Varda and JR. Runtime: 89 mins. In French with English subtitles 2017
A charmingly whimsical Ealing Studios comedy. When an unexploded WWII bomb is accidentally detonated in Pimlico, London, it reveals a treasure trove and documents proving that the region is, in fact part of Burgundy, France and thus foreign territory. The British Government attempts to regain control by setting up border controls and cutting off services to the area. The film was nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA. Starring: Hermione Baddeley and Basil Radford. Director: Henry Cornelius. Runtime: 87 mins. 1949
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.
Adapted by Helen Edmundson, Andrea Levy’s Orange Prizewinning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots.
What would you do for your dream home? Ollie and Jill want to tell you about their dream home. Some of the things they did to get it, you might find shocking. But they want you to know they did it all for their baby... Playful, provocative and viciously sharp, Radiant Vermin is a wickedly comic satire from internationally acclaimed Philip Ridley. Starring: Emma Martin (The Browning Version) and Jake Kubala (Woman in Mind). Directed by Peter Sowerbutts.
Join bestselling illustrator James Mayhew for this indepth introduction to using traditional pen and ink techniques. Using a folk tale as inspiration, you’ll try different kinds of ink, nibs and other drawing tools on a variety of papers, explore the drafting process to create a final illustration. Materials will be provided. Maximum 15 places.
This exciting trio of local bands bring their unique style and energy to an evening set for dancing. A mixture of Americana, Anglo-Americana and indie, hip hop, RnB and pop. Line ups include a three-piece, six-piece & eight piece. Bringing you a mixture of original material and classic covers, and a new exciting young singer songwriter. This is a non-seated event with just 200 tickets available.
Please note this show starts at 3pm not 6pm as in the printed programme.
Performed in Bungay Castle Grounds. Following on from last summer’s highly successful production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, local favourites Stuff of Dreams, return with Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. Come along to the castle and enjoy an evening of mistaken identity, mishaps and muffins. Bring your picnic, relax and be highly entertained.Travelling the region since 2010, Stuff of Dreams is known for its original plays focused on East Anglian history. Previous work includes ‘Anglian Mist’ and ‘The Poisoners Pact’.
Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove, All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never gets old.
A decadent Greek mezze to raise funds for the Bungay Christmas Lights. Featuring a vast array of traditional Greek recipes from an 8-course menu and, for dessert, livingGoddess-statues invite you to pluck chocolate grapes from the vine as they pose for your amusement. Discounted wine will also be available at £10 a bottle. A wonderfully relaxed social dining event.
Willem Defoe shines in this biopic, which focuses on the last years of Van Gogh’s troubled life, highlighting his friendship with Gauguin. It succeeds in capturing the essence of ‘now’, immersing the viewer in the physicality of Van Gogh’s painting. It does justice to the fiercely painful love between Gauguin and Van Gogh, but some of the best scenes are of Van Gogh confronting other human beings. His passion and frenzied inspiration overwhelm and astonish people, resulting in derision, suspicion and fear. Starring: Willem Defoe. Director: Julian Schnabel. Runtime: 111mins. 201
A young New York writer sponsored by a wealthy woman falls in love with the charming, impulsive and eccentric call girl that lives next door. Based on a story by Truman Capote. The winner of 2 Academy Awards including Best Song. Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Mickey Rooney. Director: Blake Edwards. Runtime: 110 mins. 1961
‘Hell hath no fury like three women scorned’ - the three witches try to make sense of their lives in the 21st century. A hundred years after ‘some’ women first got the vote in this country, and during the ‘Times Up Now’ movement, for three women living and working in the city, it still feels like the 1950s. But that’s about to change when Cate walks into their lives. Mixing comedy, high drama, magic and live music, courtesy of an all-female close harmony singing trio.
A night filled with musical classics and more, celebrating the end of an important chapter, as Ellie leaves for drama school in Brighton. Ellie has performed at the Fisher Theatre since she was 8, playing roles including Molly in Annie, Jan in Grease, Eponine in Les Mis and most recently Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington. This is Ellie’s tribute to 11 years here. With special guests and close friends that have been part of her journey, this will be a night filled with warmth, emotion and extraordinary talent.
Following the success of recent summer tours of "As You Like It" and "Twelfth Night", RoughCast brings you Shakespeare's most popular comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Set in an enchanted forest with warring fairies, sparring lovers and a group of enthusiastic amateur actors who are putting on a play, this most magical and hilarious play is the perfect entertainment for a July evening.
Bungay celebrates its first fundraising festival hosted by The Castle Trust!
With a fantastic line up of experienced bands playing Country and Folk music in Lord Bigod’s Castle, hay stack seating and cowboy dress-up (if you like!) you are set for a fun and atmospheric evening of chirpy toe-tappery and dance! Bring your own booze. Food and toilet access available on site.
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A landlady and landlord greet customers frequenting their pub, that microcosm of human life. Jim Cartwright’s dark, heartrending comedy depicts the rich tapestry of human experience through intimate insights into the lives of those on both sides of the bar. Open Space presents a highly engaging and poignant drama, bringing tears of both laughter and sadness.
This version of the story is not just a remake of the previous two films and, in being faithful to the book, it makes for a great movie. Robert Powell as Hannay is full of charisma and the action scenes have a touch of James Bond. The stalwart British cast give sterling support, the pace is deliciously fast and relentless, and both the mood and tone are exactly right. Starring: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter. Director: Don Sharp. Runtime: 1h 42 mins.1978
by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
directed by Sam Mendes
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.
163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season.
Strange Fascination Theatre celebrates its fifth year and returns to Bungay Castle with a brand-new adaption of the Kipling classic. Full of puppets, colourful characters, audience interaction and all the comedy and excitement you have come to expect from an SF show! Join Mowgli, Baloo, the fearsome Shere Kahn and all your favourites. Fun for all the family! Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of jungle adventure like no other!
Their music has been described as 'haunting', 'gutsy', 'tribal' and even psychedelic. Blues in Britain says, “From the first note, Spikedrivers demand to be listened to. Ben Tyzack, Constance Redgrave and Maurice McElroy are three very talented musicians willing to experiment and evoke unusual contemporary sounds while they continue to keep diggin’ the blues by the roots.”
A classic British drama by Harold Pinter, based on the LP Hartley novel of the same name. Norfolk 1900. Leo is spending the summer at his friend Marcus’ wealthy family estate. He develops a crush on Marcus’ sister Marian, a beauty soon to be engaged to Hugh, a viscount and jolly good sort. Marian makes a favourite of Leo, asking him to carry messages for her. Starring: Julie Christie, Alan Bates and Michael Redgrave. Director: Joseph Losey. Runtime: 111 minutes. In English with hard of hearing subtitles. UK. 1971
Set in America in 1962. Green Book tells the heartwarming true story of Tony Lip, a working-class ItalianAmerican bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley, a highly-educated African-American classical pianist. Starring: Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini and Viggo Mortensen. Director: Peter Farrelly. Runtime: 130mins. 2019
Be ye a peasant, lady or lord, all are invited to partake in an evening of medieval mischief! The town’s Jester “Long-John Bottoms”, places the audience at the centre of immersive medieval shenanigans, from traditional dancing to hilarious themed games and singalongs! Followed by a hearty banquet even King Henry 1st would die for! (Please pre order costume upon booking)
A terrific telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale featuring an allstar cast! The film follows the trials and tribulations of the title character beginning as a boy (Freddie Bartholomew) whose father dies and mother (Elizabeth Allan) remarries the strict Mr. Murdstone (Basil Rathbone). Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton and Edna May Oliver. Director: George Cukor. Adaptation: Hugh Walpole. Runtime: 130 mins.1935
Winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. An all-time favourite for you to sing-along to, dress-up for and relive. Starring: Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Director: Robert Wise. Runtime: 174 mins.1965
Discover the bizarre and complex habits of our native eel. Jez Wood of the Environment Agency will introduce the vital schemes both here and abroad to protect this once numerous, and now critically endangered species.
This event is a joint fundrasier for The Falcon Meadow & River Waveney Trust
As the young man, Tom, prepares to leave the Suffolk village of his birth, voices and experiences from his family's past crowd in on his mind, weaving a poetic tapestry of the love of home and the longing to get away from it. Director: Peter Hall. Writer: Ronald Blythe. Runtime: 1h 38 mins.1974
On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.
These three flamboyant characters present their uplifting and entertaining show with a unique dynamism and describe their music as “Folk Unlimited”. Mike Harding calls it “Brilliant and beautiful” while Dave Pegg says they are “The most musically inventive group I’ve seen in decades”.
A motorcycle petrol tank, a musical saw and a Mercedes Benzouki made from hubcaps, glass harp, Bing-Bong machine and magic boots all join some more conventional instruments (fiddle, banjo, sax and whistle to name a few) to back Rosie Short’s sublime voice.
Steve has recently toured the UK & USA on shows with the Late great Sir Ken Dodd, American Sax Sensation KENNY G, The Legendary OSMONDS and 2018 on the Stylistics 50thAnniversary World Tour.
Steve's own UK Tours include in 2014 'Thinking Inside The Box' and in 2017 "30 Years Of Talking To Myself" after his successful appearances on ITV's Britain's Got Talent Final.
In 2019 Steve returns to Disney cruises and the Largest Christmas Variety Show in Europe in November & December in The Thursford Spectacular
Laugh out loud at one of the UK's Best Loved Comedy Ventriloquists.
Dice are nice, but love is better…
For a show with fantastic music, colour, many shades of life and unexpected love, this is the one.
Harmonica player and teacher Paul Gillings will guide you through the rudiments of playing the humble mouth organ. In one day Paul will take you from being a complete novice to being able to play tunes, scales and chords. You will need: a 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C (Harmonicas will be available to purchase on the day). The workshop will take you through all you need to know from how to hold the harmonica, to breathing, basic chords, tone, airflow and then onto a introduction to the blues, scales and improvisation. At all stages the emphasis is on actually playing the harmonica and every technique has an accompanying tune and backing track to demonstrate the tuition.
Paul Gillings is a former World Harmonica Champion in the Blues/Rock and Jazz/Melodic categories and has been playing music since 1988.
Paul toured from a young age with the all-harmonica band 'Random Sound" with whom he appeared on over 40 TV shows in 52 countries including 'The Mickey Mouse Club TV Show' in the USA and 'Jools Holland's Happening' and Glastonbury Festival. More recently Paul performs and records his own brand of harmonica driven Indie/Folk and plays live with a number of bands as well as teaching and playing at international Harmonica festivals.
ELO, it’s a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning lights and special effects create an atmosphere that will have you fully immersed in the whole experience. As the ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, it’s guaranteed to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing in time to the music!!
There is quite the back catalogue for the band to delve into, and revellers will hear classic hits like Evil Woman, Telephone Line, Don’t Bring Me Down and of course Mr Blue Sky.
Each band member is an accomplished musician in their own right, with members having played alongside the original ELO drummer Bev Bevan no less, but they all share a love for ELO and dedicate themselves to accurately representing the band on stage.
Jeff Lynne famously grabbed the coveted afternoon legend slot at Glastonbury Festival recently, to great critical and commercial acclaim.
And The ELO Encounter are bringing a slice of that magic to the theatre stages across the UK as part of their Blue Skies Tour.
A hilarious and thoroughly uplifting new play about relationships, which has all the ingredients of a great comedy… clown, bouffon, vaudeville and slapstick! With a sprinkle of drama and a splash of tragedy, this cake… I mean pizza, is ready to eat. The Affair is a wonderfully funny play… a laugh a minute, simply, unmissable!
"The Affair is a deftly written play... with a depth that will leave you wanting more... Gibbons & Gaulier are simply unique!”
Ready to be swept away by some of the greatest music ever made? Get back to the sixties when British group captured American charts and minds in the ‘Britain Invasion’.
You’re in for a night of classic tracks by all-conquering heroes of the US, like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Cream, The Small Faces, The Kinks and many more. You’ll experience music that changed a generation – and the world. Whatever you’re into, there’s something for everyone.
Buckle in for the musical ride of a lifetime. And all performed by top musicians who have worked with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces.
This new Pixar classic is a bit of a universal-people-pleaser. We are yet to meet anyone who has not bonded deeply with it! Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house. The licence for this film has been generously sponsored by Norwich, Waveney and District Creative Mojo - who craft with adults who experience mental health issues, learning or physical issues and people living with dementia. Cinema followed by parent/carer and child crafts suitable for 3 years and up. Running time: 1hr36mins. www.facebook.com/creativemojonorwichwaveneyanddistrict
START TIME 10am (STARTS 30MINS EARLIER)
by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
A brand new night of Musical Theatre where East Anglia’s brightest stars compete for your votes to win £250 and bring them ever closer to the West End. Including the greatest Showtunes old and new as well as a Special Guest Appearance, this is an unmissable chance to watch your local Showstars shine!
All profits made from Showcase will be donated to Future-Proof The (last) Fisher Theatre.
Parental Guidance is suggested as some performances may contain strong language
Celebrating the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream -
Voodoo Room are a stunning high energy ‘Power Trio’ featuring some of the U.K.’s finest musicians whose credits include:
Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder, Lulu etc.
NO WIGS, NO PANTOMIME - JUST GREAT MUSIC PLAYED BY GREAT MUSICIANS!
"INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS!" - Neneh Cherry.
“SUPERB” - Time Out.
"OUTSTANDING” - Blues In The South Magazine.
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Music set to the wonderful poetry of Maya Angelou, Pablo Neruda, Frida Kahlo, Kahlil Gibran, Kate Tempest, Leonard Cohen, Lorca and W H Auden.
Released earlier this year, Keith’s profound new Album has been met with huge enthusiasm from UK Radio Stations, the music press and followers across the country and will no doubt be considered to be his best yet.
Keith is one of the most inventive and active performers in the UK and has had a noticeable presence for around 40 years, perfecting a highly individual style of writing, composition and performance. He is a superb guitarist with a unique and passionate style that caresses his captivating and emotional voice.
Click link to see Keith’s latest video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOs4mMQpetU
Top Blondie Tribute Act Parallel Times bring their show to the Fisher Theatre on 9th November 2019.
Featuring the very talented Julie Bunn as Debbie Harry, you will be taken on a musical journey from the very early days, through to all the big hits such as Hanging on the Telephone, Heart of Glass, The Tide is High, Atomic and the list goes on bringing you right up to date with songs from the latest album Pollinator.
This is a standing gig, so bring your dancing shoes, and join us for the Ultimate Blondie Experience.
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Revolting Rhymes is a 2016 British-German computer animated TV film based on the book of the same name written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. This was the first book I ever read to my baby son and, 8 years on, it remains just as entertaining. Retelling and intertwining five of the six poems from the book, the two-part film was created in Berlin and Cape Town. The first part was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Bungay Town Council have supported this session, along with several other sessions this season and also contributed towards our new reusable equipment. Cinema followed by parent/carer and child crafts suitable for 3 years and up. Running time: 1hr
2019 sees Britain’s best loved and most entertaining medium take to the stage across the UK and Europe with his all new ‘The Eternal Life’ Tour.
Derek is something of a phenomenon. A truly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations to young and old alike, he remains the forerunner in the field of paranormal and spiritual matters. An unusually engaging and entertaining character for his genre, he is regularly recruited to appear in many an entertainment show. TV programmes such as Through The Keyhole, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice and Big Brother. Online concepts and commercials for TalkTalk amongst others, a guest appearance in a promotional video with world renowned Rapper Redzz, plus regular and hilarious send ups of himself with ‘Dead Certs’ for Paddy Power, just continue to add to his legion of fans.
Wherever Derek goes, others have always followed (or tried).
Now comes your chance to experience just what makes Derek one of the foremost names in the world of Psychic phenomena, as well as a celebrity, author and accomplished live performer like no other.
* Evenings of mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for educational and entertainment purposes only.
A beautiful and award-winning film made by the same people behind ‘The Snowman’. A young Polar Bear cub chases a bird and is captured by sea men on a ship after he is spotted. The bear, now grown up in captivity, looks up at a star before lying down to sleep. The next day, a red haired girl named Tilly is on a daytrip to the London Zoo, but accidentally drops her teddy bear into the bear pen. As magical and dreamlike as The Snowman, The Bear takes you on a wonderful Christmassy flying trip around London Landmarks. The licence for this film has been generously sponsored by Green Pebble, fine art greetings card from just around the corner. Cinema followed by parent/carer and child crafts suitable for 3 years and up. Running time: 26mins https://www.greenpebble.co.uk/
An ‘Automatic for the People’ show plus hits & favorites.
R.E.M. remain one of the world’s most enigmatic stadium rock bands. With a string of peerless albums running forward from the 80s; one eye on the underground and one eye on the soaring chorus; it’s safe to say we will never see their like again.
Automatic for the People; 1992 and R.E.M. were the biggest, most important rock band in America. Their multi-platinum smash, 25 years later, remains a brooding, transitional album. Twelve nakedly emotional songs that offer a pristine portrait of the original four-piece formation at its absolute prime. R.E.M. \ stipe will perform the whole album, in its original running order, with the attention to detail that defines the band.
Whether it’s laying major festivals or appearing on the One Show, performing for Michael Stipe himself, Stipe are the definitive R.E.M. tribute with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the back catalogue. The boys from Athens’ legacy is in good hands.