A Special Hallowe'en event for families, to raise funds for the Fisher Theatre.
(Not suitable for children under 5 years of age)
James Mayhew - storyteller and live illustrator
Caroline Clarke - violin
Join two Bungay residents - best-selling children's author & illustrator James Mayhew, and dazzling violinist Caroline Clarke - for this thrilling afternoon of stories and music, with illustrations created, and projected, LIVE on stage! Tales of witches and monsters, ghosts and ghouls to thrill and chill come alive before your eyes. And listen out for the Devil's violin from the famous "Danse Macabre" played live by Caroline!
Mussorgsky - Night on Bare Mountain
Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
Humperdinck - music from Hansel & Gretel
Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King
THE ART CREATED DURING THE PERFORMANCE WILL BE AUCTIONED AFTER THE EVENT - SO COME PREPARED AND YOU COULD TAKE HOME AN ORIGINAL PAINTING BY JAMES MAYHEW. ALL MONIES RAISED WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE FISHER THEATRE.
From the World's Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia's glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.
"This collection of World War Two memories is a gem"
Returning to The Fisher Theatre after her sell-out event in February (Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer) author Victoria Panton Bacon will read extracts from her latest book, Remarkable Journeys of the Second World War, published by The History Press.
Eleven untold accounts of veterans, young men and women of the time between 1939 and 1945 are related with music of the day, played by William Drew-Batty (the local ‘Posh Busker’ and composer).
Signed copies of the book will also be available to purchase.
"As the Second World War passes from living memory, Victoria Panton Bacon presents an extraordinary cast of characters who reveal what it was like to take part in the fight for freedom. Their stories are exciting, heart-breaking and vitally important."
Joshua Levine: Author of Dunkirk 'The History Behind The Major Motion Picture'
The Ludlam Pikes is a Folk, Acoustic roots and Americana four-piece band based on the Suffolk / Norfolk border.
Playing a lively and engaging mix of originals and covers, their
powerful songs feature guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, whistle and bass alongside strong vocals and harmonies.
Rhythm Travellers, featuring The Baroness and The Bear,
play music that shaped their lives; Melodic blues, Traditional Folk, hints of Jazz, Latin tinged folk and beautiful self-penned material.
They have been influenced by the music that they grew up with. i.e. Bob Dylan, Son House, Madeline Peyroux, Richard Thompson, Ida Cox, Rhianna Giddens, Tom Waits and many more….
A landowner calls on a young widow to request payment for a debt incurred by her late husband. When the money is not handed over, tempers fray with hilarious consequences. This fast-paced drama is a comic masterpiece.
This 60-minute show includes two other hilarious comedies, The Proposal and The Evils of Tobacco.
Luke Wright is back for another of his Christmas fundraisers for the Fisher and Bungay Library. And never fear, John Osborne (he of the wry humour and quotidian splendour) is back as well. But do book early, we’re very limited on space this year due to the restrictions. All money to the library and the Fisher.
Iceland/France/Ukraine 2019. 101 minutes. In Icelandic, Spanish, English and Ukrainian with English subtitles.
Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. Starring: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Johann Siguroarson, Juan Camillo and Roman Estrada.
A genre-defying Icelandic drama about an independent woman who leads a double life. Ostensibly a choir mistress and pillar of the community, Halla goes undercover as ‘Mountain Woman’ in her crusade to protect the environment she loves. When she is offered the chance to adopt a child, her perspective on life has to change. A thoughtful comedy with an idiosyncratic but irresistible heroine, and breathtaking scenery and action sequences.
RoughCast revive their first ever Christmas show, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as a staged reading for a small ensemble, echoing the famous solo renditions by the author himself that wowed audiences in Victorian times.
The story of the reclamation of that self-confessed ”Humbug” Ebenezer Scrooge never fails to delight audiences of all ages with its colourful cast of famous characters both real and ghostly.
The dastardly Captain Hook is doing his darndest to disappear Panto, all because he can’t bear that croc getting closer, Tick!, and closer, Tock! Tinkerbell puts Peter Pan in pursuit of lost panto, hoping to beat Hook to it, or the Nursery and Neverland will be no more. Can Peter prove he is worthy of Panto? Can he beat King Rat in a duel? Will the Wicked Stepmother be shamed into realising she looks terrible? Will Robin Hood and his Merry Man like Peter’s moves and what is panto hidden in, does anyone know? For frolics, fun, laughs and traditional panto tales with UpShoot theatre and the inimitable talent of the best local performers, join us, socially distanced, this Christmas at one of 15 limited capacity shows at the Fisher Theatre, where panto still lives on.