It’s panto time again (oh yes it is!) and this season we have a real treat for you - the classic Dick Whittington and His Cat in another brilliant script by Ben Crocker! The tale of a poor boy making good – thanks to his clever moggie.
Come with us on a fast and furious romp through old London town to mysterious Morocco via exotic Kings Langley (and a shipwreck in shark infested waters) in the company of a glamorous hero and heroine, saucy dame, singing mice, thieving rats, a mad Emperor and the best villain of them all… King Rat!
A seasonal present for the whole family, all wrapped up with some cracking songs, amazing spectacle and lots of laughs!
10% off available to Fisher Theatre Members
A community venture between the Project leader, Sophie Wood and the Fisher Theatre, offering art sessions for older adults and their carers.
This happens every Thursday, same time, same place. Sessions are led by local artists, with support from trained volunteers.
A great opportunity for people to get out of the house, meet others, and for carers to meet each other. For creative enjoyment and building networks of understanding and support for all.
Please contact Project Leader for more details on: 01986 894898 or 07889 583334 or book a place by contacting the theatre. (limited to 12) - Carers FREE
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but, paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
Photo credit: John Persson
David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York and Paris. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.
Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
Photo © David Hockney
Are those brain cells fast asleep after the festive season? Why not polish them up and give them a workout with our fun, and entertaining general knowledge quiz?
Ben & Laila will be gentle with a soothing set of questions based on events, topics & discoveries of 2017.
He’s coming back to Bungay and he’s bringing his glasses!
A welcome return to the Fisher Theatre by the poet John Hegley, in a fundraising double-bill with Bungay supergroup Shedlode.
Join us for what we are sure will be a spectacular evening. (Don’t forget your varifocals).
"More Elvis Costello than Alan Bennett" - Scotsman
"Awesomely mundane" - The Independent
"Scandalously talented" - Sunday Times
"Bleeding marvellous" - NME
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.
Photo credit: Christoper Nolan
The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect.
David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.
This local trio plays a special mix of Americana, incorporating Texas Swing and Cowboy Jazz. Rich vocals from Jo Bowley and impressive melodies provided by Rob Huckfield's unique Telecaster sound all underpinned by Nick Davies' Fat Bass, which provides a vintage thump.
Shawn Cuddy from Camross, is the eldest of eleven children. During his early years in show business Shawn performed with his two sisters and eventually, after working in a hospital, driving a truck and playing solo, he formed his own band and has never looked back. Now aged 51, Shawn recently told the Strabane Chronicle he was enjoying performing as much as ever and has absolutely no plans to hang up his microphone and released a new album in September, the 25th anniversary of his band.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ELO’s spectacular 1978 World Tour ELO Encounter are returning to the Fisher Theatre with a new show and more ELO classic hits.
Not only flawlessly recreating the wonderful music of ELO, it’s a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning lights and special effects. As ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, they guarantee to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing.
"Fantastic performance, I’ve never seen such a standing ovation here!" - Braintree Arts Theatre, Manager Phil Patti
"Simply outstanding - sell-out debut show - thank you ELO Encounter" - The RoadHouse Birmingham, Manager Zoe Godber
Ponyo is another sensational Japanese animation from Studio Ghibli and anime master Hayao Miyazaki, this time aimed at younger children.
A simple story, very loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s 'The Little Mermaid’, a goldfish named Ponyo is found trapped in a bottle and befriends a five-year-old boy who saves her. She longs to become a human girl and unleashes magic and sorcery in her attempts to do so, which backfire and put the whole world in peril. The two embark on an adventure to save the world and fulfil Ponyo’s dreams of becoming human.
1hr 41min - no intervals but audience seated in ambient light with the freedom to move around into the café/toilet.
Fen Farm Dairy have generously sponsored the licence allowing this screening.
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy.
Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic.
His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers as no other classical choreographer has.
In Maysaloun Hamoud's remarkable feature debut, three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.
An auspicious night to hold our regular homage to poetry in the Cellar courtesy of Robbie Burns. Come along, sit back and listen to the readings of favourite poems, newly penned creations by local poets and enjoy the company of creative minds celebrating the written word.
Open to all ages and poets. We are suggesting a theme on which to muse and share that evening. This one is The North.
Supper starts at 6.30pm
Celidh starts at 8pm
Come and celebrate Robbie Burns. The supper will consist of 3 courses, with the traditional piping-in and addressing of the Haggis. Pendragon will supply the caller and fine music. Diners are limited to 60 so book early to ensure a place. When you book you will need to confirm your food choices.
Pendragon - A return visit of one of the region’s leading traditional dance bands after a previous year’s sell-out ceilidh!! Pendragon’s big sound blends ancient and modern instruments (including bagpipes and hurdy-gurdy) with tunes from all over Europe and beyond to create an irresistible invitation to dance.
Whether you’re a ceilidh veteran or have never danced before, this is the time to forget the credit card bill, the weather and the lack of daylight and get down to the Fisher.
Full instruction in all dances – all you have to do is know your left from your right!!
The band takes the greatest songs from two cult films, and recreates all the iconic atmosphere of a live performance of The Commitments and The Blues Brothers, and puts them together to create two fantastic tribute shows in one memorable evening of foot-tapping, sing-along entertainment, capturing the essence of both the music and the films - in a stage show / concert experience that electrifies!
In a show suitable for all ages, this live 12-piece showband will perform some of the greatest Soul songs from the two films in an evening where we will not only take you back musically but visually too, with some of those great scenes from the films, lots of laughs, plenty of crowd participation - a night not to be missed, so put on your pork-pie hats and dark glasses.
Re-live the glorious golden years of Swing and make new memories.
Let your mind take a journey down memory lane.
With hits from stars including Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Robbie Williams and Michael Buble all performed by some of the greatest musicians and vocalists in East Anglia taking you through the generations of Swing from pre-war to now. Simply Swing is more than just a live band, it will enchant you and lift the soul.
There’s something for every generation - the glittering costumes, stunning vocals and virtuoso musicians.
Directed by Hannes Holm. Sweden 2015. 116 minutes. In Swedish and Persian with English subtitles. Starring Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars and Ida Engvoll.
A Swedish black comedy based on the best-selling novel of the same name. World-class curmudgeon Ove has given up on everything after losing his wife, his job and his social status in rapid succession. Ove has become the quintessential grumpy old man, and spends his days railing against his neighbours or at his wife’s graveside, until a young family moves in next door and an unlikely friendship is formed.
"A strong contender for feel-good film of the year" - David Hughes in Empire.
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.
Directed by Phil Grabsky
Exhibition on Screen is thrilled to present one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before travelling to London and Washington.
One cannot appreciate 20th-century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery, London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places where Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.
Photo credit: Ole Haupt
We all want something to believe in. It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and skuzzy indie stardom. But can he keep it all down?
Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.
Written and performed in deft verse by Luke Wright: Fringe First & Stage Award for Acting Excellence winner.
“With Frankie Vah, he’s managed to craft a gorgeously worded powerhouse of a play, in one of the only verse dramas that could claim to get a crowd cheering and stamping their feet throughout. Again.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“This isn’t just socialist agit-prop, though; it reaches far further than that. In his visceral, virile verse, Wright skewers the essential cadences of all political drama” ★★★★ The Stage
Fringe Highlight in Vogue, The Telegraph, The Stage, Exeunt, WhatsonStage, The Guardian, Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, Fringe Reporter
When Nathaniel, a student, is visited by a mysterious dread figure from the past, nobody can prevent his life from spiralling out of control.
This contemporary adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s gothic classic ‘The Sandman’ for a solo performer fuses high-energy storytelling, expressive physicality and puppetry to immerse you in an intense and thrilling nightmare world.
“Mueller had entranced me … an incredibly sinister and successful show” - Female Arts
“A deeply impressive, scary and mesmerising adaptation … and as strong a solo performance as anyone could wish for.” - The Student
“Sandman is a very physical, emotional and compelling piece of theatre that has to be seen to be believed.” - Doncopolitan
As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love.
Alexandre Dumas fils’ novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.
Captured live on Dec 06, 2015
Photo credit: Damir Yusupov
Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace.
Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences at its 1900 première and it remains one of the most performed of all operas, with its gripping plot and glorious music.
Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx, broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner.
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satirical wit, and childish emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the tiles than Karl Heinrich Marx.
Join us as we take you back to the era of Peace, Protest & Love with uniquely arranged classic songs such as 'Mr Tambourine Man’, ‘Imagine’, ‘The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down’, ‘Big yellow Taxi’, ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘All you need is Love’ and many more. Combining the vocal harmonies of Vee Sweeney and Mark Rowson, 16 instruments between them and outstanding musicianship, they perform an uplifting and inspiring show to give you a fabulous evening of unforgettable music. When Dylan, Baez and friends sang their songs of peace, protest & love, “times certainly were a-changin'”
Doors open 7.30pm, Gig 8pm
Polaris is a highly experienced 4-piece band playing the Sounds of the Sixties, classic rock 'n roll, soul and blues.
Polaris was formed in the Autumn of 2008. All four members of the group (Robin, Ron, Daryl and Steve) have been playing music for many years. Together we have amassed a wide-ranging repertoire, which seeks to entertain our audiences and provide them with well-known songs, which they will instantly recognise - and want to dance to and tap their feet!
Featuring material made famous by the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Troggs, Elvis Presley, The Searchers, The Temptations, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard and many more.
The Gruffalo is a British/German animation, from the beloved book by Julia Donaldson, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The film features Robbie Coltrane in the title role and James Corden as the mouse, and Helena Bonham-Carter as the mother squirrel narrator, and Rob Brydon as the Snake. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) 2011 and for a BAFTA in 2010. The story, of a mouse evading being eaten by a long line of other animals, by using his wits alone, is based on a Chinese folk tale about a fox who borrows the terror of a tiger. It is a perfect introduction to cinema for young children.
27min - no intervals but audience seated in ambient light with the freedom to move around into the cafe/toilet.
Teasels Landscapes have generously sponsored the licence for this screening
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 comfortably get used to being at the cinema.
Each film is sponsored by a local business.
Easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one especially Victor's wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more - personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance.
Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Casablanca marks decades as a beloved favourite. No matter how often you've seen it, this looks like yet another beginning of a beautiful friendship with an unforgettable classic.
'I am all the daughters of my father's house,
And all the brothers too.'
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking.
Twins, separated in a shipwreck, are forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister.
Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".
Photo credit: Manuel Harlan
***** Special Valentines bottle of pink sparkling wine and luxury chocolates - order on booking up to one week prior to screening - £15
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!
A welcome return visit to the Theatre for this family band from the Bawdsey Peninsula, offering a beguiling mix of contemporary and traditional acoustic music, featuring tight vocal harmonies and beautifully played arrangements of well-chosen songs.
The hugely talented Fisher Youth Theatre Group is fundraising to send their National Theatre connections play ‘Ceasefire Babies’ on a European journey, to participate in a youth drama festival in Ghent, Belgium this Spring, with students from all over Europe.
To help them cover the costs of this journey, we invite our community to support them for a fun'draising evening of quiz, chips & cabaret, which includes an auction of performances!
Tickets include a chip supper and a glass of wine / soft drink.
Following the success of A Night of Mystery, Chris North - The Victorian Conjuror returns to the Theatre with a brand new show A Cavalcade of Wonders.
This new production embraces all the excitement and nostalgia of entertainment in the Victorian era. Come along and bring the family for an evening of magic, comedy and intrigue.
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
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
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''.
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, the Sixties Explosion show features many hits from the most dynamic, high-energy decade in pop-music history.
`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
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.
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.
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 Bronte 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 Brackett!’
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.