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.
Kenneth Macmillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet. Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Manon is offered a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. Runtime: 2hrs 35mins with 2 intervals
The Tigerlilys Productions presents a brand new show for 2018, Once Upon a Fairytale. An all-singing, dancing, magical show, featuring all your favourite princesses and other fairytale characters. Join our cast as they perform some of the best-known classics from all those wonderful films. This is a fast paced colourful show, great for all the family, plus meet and greet with the princesses after the show.
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by bestselling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an allstar cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad. Runtime: 114 mins.
I, Claude Monet is based on personal letters, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist. Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed. Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience. Runtime: 87 minutes.
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Dreamcast Productions continue their love affair with iconic French singers in 'Merci Pour la Musique', a musical odyssey of famous songs, and their sometimes unexpected, French origins. So, if you ever wondered what gave your favourite song that certain 'je ne sais quoi', it may lie just across the channel.
Written and directed by Francis Lee in his directorial debut the film stars Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu. The plot follows a young sheep farmer in Yorkshire, whose life is transformed by the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker. The film was the only UK-based production to feature in the world drama category at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema directing award. Runtime: 1hr 45mins
The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. The Old Friends Duo tour is how the songs are meant to be: just two voices and one guitar. This is the music of Simon and Garfunkel up close and intimate.
Relive the classics, from Mrs Robinson, to Homeward Bound, as well as some rarely heard songs like A Most Peculiar Man, and A Poem on the Underground Wall. Paul Simon is a wonderful songwriter and this is your chance to hear these songs as they were originally performed.
Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly. This is a wonderful show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some great musicians.
An engaging love story set in the summer of 1983, northern Italy. Elio and his parents spend their holidays in their villa in Lombardy. When an older American student arrives to assist Elio’s father with his research, the teenager feels at first usurped, then increasingly fascinated. The film has been nominated for BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Film, for Timothée Chalamet’s mesmerising performance and for the script by James Ivory (A Room With A View). Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Runtime: Ihr 32 minutes. In English, Italian and French with English subtitles.
Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical Showcase, is held in our atmospheric cellar, which has recently had a total sound and lighting refurb.
Drinks and light snacks are available from the bar.
It's a night to sit back and appreciate the local talent on show. To book a slot, contact us
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Tickets can be pre-booked, limited to 50 in cellar including performers.
Back for another visit to the Fisher Theatre, Gin City are a five piece band consisting of fine musicianship, playing blues swing and jazz from 1920's onward including Nina Simone, Big Mamma Thornton, Robert Cray and many more. The band love entertaining and this shines through their performances. They will have your feet tapping and hands clapping! Do not miss out on seeing this band!
FYTG juniors present this beautiful adaptation of the 1939 film. Dorothy Gale and dog Toto are swept away from Kansas in a tornado to the magical Land of Oz, where she embarks on a quest with her new found friends, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion to see the Wizard, who can help her return home and help her friends too.
The Jungle Book (1967 version) was the 19th Walt Disney film made and the final film produced under the supervision of Walt Disney. It's a lively neo-swing musical, loosely based upon the tales of Rudyard Kipling, and its popularity went unmatched amongst the Disney productions until 1989 when the Little Mermaid was released. Bagheera the Panther finds a baby in the wreck of a boat, deep in the jungle, and takes him to be raised with the wolves. Ten years later, the child has grown into Mowgli. Mowgli, with Bagheera, and later Baloo the bear, by his side has to avoid being found by Shere Khan the tiger, and has to escape all kinds of other colourful characters on his way back to the man village. It's certainly a golden oldie, but the songs themselves could absolutely never get old! Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. Runtime 76mins - no intervals but audience seated in ambient light with the freedom to move around into the cafe/toilet. Event FX has 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.
Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration. Directed by Paul King. Runtime: 1hr 44mins
EyesWrite is proud to present four new one-act plays by local writers. Two of the plays, “Black Pearl” and “Child Star”, both vastly different in content and style, have been written by Roger Curtis, a longstanding member of The Theatre Royal Writers in Bury St Edmunds. One is a gothic tale while the other deals with the more serious subject of violence and children. “Carnivores”, a gruesome tale, has been written by an up-and-coming writer, David Howgego, and tells us of what happens when a family of chefs sit down to eat. “Still me”, a poignant play that deals with the problems of dementia and is set in a home for the elderly, has been written by local writer Josie Fuller.
An Evening of Cabaret, Circus & Burlesque
Come revel and delight in this spectacular extravaganza! Witness a show filled with fire, live music, saucy Burlesque, juggling, acrobalance, bed of nails and astounding aerial antics on silks, hoop, trapeze and chains. Put on your glad-rags, grab a drink, sit back and share in the fun and laughter of Monkey Business! Prepare to be dazzled! The first circus of this kind at the Fisher "Book early to avoid disappointment."
A film written, directed, and co-produced by Martin McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand as a mother who rents three billboards to call attention to her daughter's unsolved murder. Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, Clarke Peters, and Peter Dinklage appear in supporting roles. Runtime: 1hr 55 mins.
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Runtime: 3 hours, with 2 intervals.
Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of Genius at the Het Noordbrabants Museum (13 February - 8 May 2016) was the largest ever Bosch retrospective, bringing 36 of his 44 surviving works together in Den Bosch. The exhibition took a radical approach, offering research and conservation expertise in exchange for loans from the world’s best museums. Over 420,000 people flocked to the exhibition to marvel at Bosch’s curious creations. This film allows audiences to appreciate the detail of Bosch’s paintings like never before. Runtime: 1hr 30 mins.
Paul Handyside is a folk and roots singer songwriter. His song writing style has been compared to artists as varied as Billy Bragg, Robyn Hitchcock, Elvis Costello and Jeff Buckley. He began his musical career with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! The jangle pop band had album releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records from 1982 to 1991 and toured extensively worldwide. During the nineties he toured and recorded with friend and Kitchenware label mate Martin Stephenson. The latest album, Tide, Timber & Grain, was released in April 2016 with elements of traditional British folk and sixties protest songs emerging in Handyside's now well established and diverse musical palette. This time the recordings were based around the trio of Paul on vocals, guitar and harmonium; producer Rob Tickell on Weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar; Dave Porthouse (the original bass player from Hurrah!) on melodeon and double bass.
The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band brings their show ‘Sweethearts of Swing’ to the Fisher Theatre, which features the music of The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Andrews Sisters, Flanagan and Allen and Vera Lynn among others. The show celebrates the legendary crooners, forces sweethearts and bandleaders of WWI and WWII, paying a nostalgic commemoration to the music, singers and big bands of the time.
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award winner Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Runtime: 2hrs 5 mins Director: Joe Wright
The Searchers and Hollies Experience........The best of both worlds brings to the stage the magical hits of these two legendary harmony bands. Bringing back memories of the most high energy decade in pop music history. Let the haunting melodies transport you to that exciting era when millions of records were sold. The Searchers, from Liverpool, made their debut with the rise of MerseyBeat. The Hollies, from Manchester, were also pushed forward with the rise of MerseyBeat as they played many of the same venues as the Mersey groups.
Bright Spark is a 4 piece, party band based in Norwich, fronted by Hannah Barker on lead vocals, Pete Allen (Drums and Vocals) Chris Mortimer (Guitar/backing Vocals) and Heather Enid Wells (Bass /backing vocals). They play a good mix of dance music from the 60's to right now, including Rock ‘n Roll, Soul, Harmony, Pop and many ballads. A very popular band on the circuit.
A pitch black comedy from British director, Sally Potter. Janet has invited some friends around to celebrate her appointment as Shadow Minister of Health but it becomes clear that Janet is not the only person present with important news. Shot in black and white and played with relish by an impressive ensemble cast, The Party is short, sharp and very funny. Starring Kristin ScottThomas, Timothy Spall, Cillian Murphy, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bruno Ganz. UK 2017. Runtime: 71 minutes. In English with subtitles.
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 Light. Please feel free to create, read something you know around this theme or listen and enjoy. You may also completely ignore the theme and just read what you like.
Clare Free is widely considered to be the best female blues guitarist in the UK today. She is a passionate songwriter who has released two highly acclaimed albums and toured the world as well as receiving several nominations and awards for her music. Tonight she plays an intimate solo gig for us.
To be held at Bungay Castle on the Bailey
Stuff of Dreams presents its own unique version of William Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy. A talented cast of eight will tell the story of the extraordinary events that take place in the city of Athens and the enchanted wood just outside its walls on midsummer night. Witness the feud between Oberon: King of the Fairies and his Queen the stunning Titania. Watch Theseus woo the unforgiving Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Laugh as Bottom and his friends rehearse their play ‘ready for Great Theseus nuptial day’ and become the victims of Puck’s mischievous pranks. Finally watch the lovers Lysander and Hermia, Helena and Demetrius as their relationships break down, friendships shatter and dreams are broken. Will love conquer all? The only thing that is certain is that ‘…the course of true love never did run smooth.’ Touring to five stunning venues this production promises to delight and enchant you.
Comprising four one-act comic vaudevilles and four short stories adapted for the stage by Michael Frayn, The Sneeze introduces readers to a less familiar selection of work by one of the greatest precursors of modern drama. In these early Chekhov stories, the master genuinely has little on his mind but tickling our funny bones while commenting lightly on the moneyed class versus the servant class, man versus woman, and the comforts and tribulations of theatre-going
Powered by memorable performances and Dibb's sobering deconstruction of the individuals who fought for their country, this engrossing film is a hard-nosed, hardhitting centennial tribute to Britain's heroes. Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate. Directed by Saul Dibb. Runtime: 1h 47 mins
Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, featured in an innovative and extensive exhibition from the Royal Academy of Art, London. From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, the film takes a magical and widely travelled journey to discover how different contemporaries of Monet built and cultivated modern gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract colour, decorative design and utopian ideas. Runtime: 1hr 33 mins
Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. It's not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if you are fortunate to catch one of Claude’s gigs. It is a sort of sensory experience like no other.
Andy Ottley takes you on a musical journey back to the 1960's movie days, onwards to the legendary '68 Comeback Special through to the' white jumpsuit' Vegas Concert Years. Winner of the 'Kings Crown Award' 2017 and finalist of the 'Elvis European Championship' 2018, Andy is currently enjoying a successful eighth year performing as 'The King of Rock and Roll'. Performing with The Vegas Band and the Sweet Nightingales, bringing to life the humour, voice, looks and moves of the man himself, see for yourself why he is 'Elvis, The Man the Legend'.
Set in Baltimore, in 1962, the story follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a capture humanoid amphibian creature. The Shape of Water received critical acclaim for its performances, screenplay, direction, visuals, production design, and musical score, with many critics calling it del Toro's best work since Pan's Labyrinth. Runtime: 2hrs 3 mins. Director: Guillermo del Toro.
What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heart-breaking consequences.
Presenting the hit West End and Broadway comedy, by Richard Bean. Set in Brighton in the 1960s. Chaos ensues, as the bumbling Francis Henshall attempts to keep apart his two guvnors: Roscoe Crabbe, a small time gangster and Stanley Stubbers, an upper class criminal. This award winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy, laugh out loud satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
Back by popular demand, the Super Swing Big Band is an 18-piece big band celebrating the classic 1940s swing era. Timeless standards from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and more. The musicians have been playing together for more than 30 years, with a combined jazz age of over 1000! An evening of sublime nostalgia guaranteed.
You loved Paddington and it’s certain you’ll love this feast of colour and ideas. Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. The concept for Coco is based on the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead. Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Runtime: 1hr 45 mins Director: Lee Unkrich
An evening splashed with turmeric, smeared with the bright hues of fresh chilli powder, the jangle of little silver bells and the sensational whirl of India’s Bollywood. At 6.30pm Jaya Dance will provide a class in Bollywood dancing for one hour, accompanied by items of vibrant Indian costume, essential Bhindi’s and bells. At 7.45pm a two- course Indian meal will be served, freshly made on the premises. Alongside the sensation overload you will experience a mixture of scenes from Bollywood Movies that will provide the atmosphere and colour for the evening. You might even want to dance again.
FYTG and Dramatic Impact present this intergenerational project for up to 12 participants aged between 11-19. The workshops will entail receiving training and guidance on how to communicate with and what to expect from older people with dementia. Small groups will go with the workshop leaders into up to three local care homes to speak to residents about their lives at the equivalent age of the participants. Using this material the participants will work to create a short show in the style of ‘workers playtime’ under the guidance of the leaders, both professional actors and workshop providers. These shows will then be performed to the care home residents. In order for the public to see what was created, and the benefits gained, the show will be performed at the Fisher Theatre
Junk Modelling at Bungay Castle (no cinema, but lots of creating!!). We will have all manner of cardboard, boxes, glue and tubes, scissors, ribbons, sequins and buttons. Bring your children aged 3+ and spend an hour or so making castles at the castle (or whatever takes your fancy, we'll have some suggestions at hand). Lunch boxes can be pre-booked from the theatre too. These sessions will be the first and last Sunday in the Summer Holidays, book now to ensure your place, as places are limited. In case of rain, the session will be moved to The Fisher Theatre.
This feature length animated film – the first of its kind – explores the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh as told in his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. Loving Vincent was originally shot using real actors in places or on sets created to resemble the artist’s works, then painted over, frame by frame, using a team of over 100 painters. Loving Vincent has won many awards and is in contention for both BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. UK/Poland 2017. In English with hard of hearing subtitles. With the voices of Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd and Helen McCrory. Visit www.bungayfilmclub.com for trailers and further information about forthcoming films. Contact us at email@example.com All tickets available from the Fisher Box Office or at www.fishertheatre.org
Mixing up comedy, much campness, impressive illusions and knock-about fun, this show bursts into life and makes for fabulous entertainment. The trickery is original, the banter between the two highly amusing and, come the end, you really will sense you had seen something quite unusual. Even if for large parts of the show you suspect the guys are busking it, there’s no mistaking that these are serious magicians at play, and loving it. The comic, camp spin that Carl & Dave’s Comedy Magic & Illusions act puts on the ancient art of illusion will make this show the one that everyone will talk about.
Please Note - This is a standing gig only
With over 14 years of experience across the UK and Europe, Abba STARS is one of the UK's NO.1 Abba Tribute Bands. This evening they will be appearing as the Abba STARS Duo. After the release of Mama Mia 2 in July, what better way to get back in touch with the everlasting appeal of Abba? Featuring the incredibly talented singers playing Frieda and Agnetha, they offer one of the most captivating and authentic tributes to one of the greatest bands of all time. With a hint of humour and audience participation it’s great entertainment for every occasion
She starred with Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart. But Gloria Grahame refused to bow to Hollywood sexism and was driven out. Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award ®- winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Runtime: 1hr 25 mins Director: Paul McGuigan
To be held at Bungay Castle
Join Strange Fascination Theatre this summer as they take you on a family adventure beneath the surface of the Earth? Professor Lidenbrook has discovered a secret and gathers a band of misfits to embark on a great adventure! There are others however, who will stop at nothing to claim the secrets for themselves...Full of puppetry, colourful characters, comedy and exciting entertainment - will you discover what lies at the centre of the Earth? Suitable for all the family!
The Mercy is a 2018 British biographical drama film, directed by James Marsh and written by Scott Z. Burns. It is based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure. The film stars Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis and Ken Stott. It is one of the last films scored by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Directed by James Marsh. Runtime: 1hr 32mins
A fun way for children to spend a morning.
They will be playing with traditional circus props including Juggling Balls, Diablo, Tightrope, Devil Sticks, Unicycle, Balance Poles, Pedal Go and Plate Spinning, in a relaxed semi-formal workshop structure.
Suitable for ages 6+.
The Foolhardy Circus troupe return with their circus skills and comedy acrobatics show.
Lots of clowning around, seven-ball juggling, magic and death-defying acrobatics all presented with lashings of happiness.
Audiences have been thrilled for many years watching the Fools and this year's show promises to be just as awesome! With of course the bit of splosh and unplanned mayhem ha!
Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can still catch this once-ina- lifetime exhibition in this film, featuring exclusive new footage from MoMA New York. With expert contributions from those that knew Matisse as well as curators, historians, Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn Lowry. Includes breath-taking specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates.
Invisible Fish is a band comprising two established duos (Freefall and Marsden Park), occasionally augmented with a fiddle player and a percussionist, who frequently collaborate to perform contemporary song material drawn from folk and roots sources, often with original arrangements and a range of instruments. With four vocalists, vocal harmonies are a feature
The magic comes from Lotte Reiniger, a major 20th century animation artist, pioneering a distinctive style of black and white silhouette animation in her interpretations of classic myths and fairy tales. The sunshine comes from BFI and EAFA films from the 50s and 60s of Norfolk and Suffolk, both captivating and loaded with a warm East Anglian glow. BAFTA nominated Roger Eno’s music has appeared in many famous films including David Lynch’s Dune, Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting and Adrian Lynes’ 9 ½ weeks. Roger performs internationally with various artists, creates his own work with visual backdrops and is a musical genius on many instruments.
Calling all future Rockstars! Come and learn how to rock out like the professionals. Feel what it's like to play on a real stage with sound and lighting! Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards and Vocalists all welcome, with some basic experience. Learn new skills, put together a song with others on the course. Session delivered by local performing Rock band, Tell No Tales
Mamma Mia was a massive hit when released in cinemas and is still popular now on DVD (equipped with ‘Sing Along’ feature). Based on the hit stage musical that was originally formed using the songs of Abba to tell the story of a young woman called Sophie who doesn’t know who her father is, and her mum Donna who hasn’t quite let go of her one true love. It’s fun, it’s catchy and features some of the best written songs in pop history. Come on everyone, dust off your flares, grab your eyeliner and your hairbrushes and get ready for some Abba Magic. Come dressed as your favourite character, the best outfit wins a free bottle of wine.
Set in the glamour of 1950s London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars and socialites with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he meets a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), and finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Runtime: 2hrs 10mins
Kevan Taplin and Steve ‘Bluesboy’ Bennett first appeared on stage together over twenty years ago in a band featuring jazz guitarist Jasper Smith. Bennett went on to front a number of bands including the Steve Bennett Blues Band, Taplin took an alternative route, writing poetry and lyrics. They formed Front Porch electro-acoustic based music featuring the vocals of Bennett underpinned by Taplin's guitar work. Later they evolved into a trio with their sound being enhanced with more electric guitar work from John Kelly. Their sets feature their own compositions based on the blues, folk, acoustic, roots and Americana genres of their backgrounds as well as ‘classics’ which are always given a ‘front porch’ twist. Their sets have been acclaimed for their eclectic nature and can be presented in front of their specially constructed front porch stage set if the venue allows
A Workshop with Paper-works.
To coincide with the exhibition at the Fisher Theatre the artists are providing a day course for all those interested in having a go at drypoint printing.
You will be introduced to the basic drypoint techniques for single colour printing using both drypoint plastic and paper drypoint plates.
The cost is £60 per person, including materials and lunch. Limited to 6 people.
The ultimate sing along film, who doesn’t know the songs to Grease? This brilliant musical, if anything the first High School Musical, tells the story of Danny and Sandy; one is a cool rebel, the other a good girl. After falling in love over the summer, their worlds collide when she is transferred to the same high school. What then ensues is an adventure of heartbreak, first love, dancing and triumph. Grease is the sleep-over movie, date movie and even sing along on your own movie. Grease will never go out of style or lose popularity; it will always truly be The Word. Come dressed-up and the best outfit will get a free bottle of wine for the evening.
The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. “Michael Gracey skilfully brought together the best music, choreography, cast, cinematography, visual effects, costumes, and set decoration I have seen in recent years, all fresh and original, and integrated them into nothing short of a masterpiece.” Directed by Michael Gracey. Runtime: 1hr 45 mins
“Making some very big waves…I think she has an amazing voice, and writes some truly interesting songs” - Mike Harding Kirsty Merryn is one of the most arresting and unconventional new young singer songwriters on the UK folk roots scene, with a style uniquely her own. Beguiling and mercurial, Kirsty’s music is heavily anchored in the folk tradition with jazz and classical backwaters. But it has a much wider reach, with her influences ranging from Cara Dillon to Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush - emphatic piano-based songs with sharply observed lyrics, packaged with panache in elegant, beautifully balanced settings and delivered in crystal clear, assured vocals. Kirsty has been championed by Show of Hands’ frontman Steve Knightley and she went on to open for Show of Hands at their headline appearance at Sidmouth Folk Week in 2016.
Roll Up, Roll Up!
Join hosts Maria (glamour puss, academic, thespian) and her assistant Brannie (dog’s body, ensemble cast, backstage crew) in their chaotic attempt to homage the Brontë family!
Combining comedy, storytelling, music, and games, this show of wuthering delights was hailed by three weeks as ‘the anarchic love child of French and Saunders and Hinge and Bracket!’
A delight for literature aficionados and theatre fans alike – and of course every devoted Brontëphile!
“Seamless performers and lovely singers!” - The Scotsman
“Sparkling wit and commanding stage presence” - The List
From poor ne’er do well to rich Sultan, Aladdin’s journey is touched by magic, luck and a sprinkling of evil. Who would have thought a dusty old lamp could do so much?