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THE FISHER THEATRE The Fisher Theatre continues to develop and grow with the times, with the Limelight Café beginning to really buzz and offer some lovely food, a new up-to-date box office system settling in, or rather us settling in with it, and many new faces through our doors. We are also offering a new membership scheme to our clientele, which is outlined in this programme, with great perks and savings for you. This programme offers you a great selection of wonderful artistic offerings from Ballet, Opera, Comedy, Blues, Jazz, Talks, and a great selection of Films. We’re certain there’s something for you all. In September many of you will be glad to see that Hank Wangford is returning to his stomping grounds, with a two evening offering -The Hank Wangford Weekend - which he promises will be unforgettable. We are also hosting an opportunity for you to acquire some free Dementia training and information, followed by a delicious cream tea, inspired by the wonderful work going on with the Fisher Arts and Social Club, which is growing by the month. In October we have a few don’t miss musical events, one being Rèalta,Traditional Irish dance-music band from Belfast, with effervescent energy and large dollops of the craic, Stipe, possibly the best R.E.M tribute around, that even Michael Stipe was impressed with, and finally a Fear-tre experience over at Bungay Castle for Halloween. In November we have Folk from the Jaywalkers and an opportunity to shimmy those twitchy feet at a 60’s Dance Night, with the wonderful group Samphire. Finally in December we won’t let you leave without some Christmas magic in the form of The Nutcracker from the The Royal Ballet, a brush with James Stewart and It’s a Wonderful Life, and a wander into that deep dark, fur hung cupboard in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. That’s not to forget our family panto Dick Whittington and his Cat which should have you all laughing together and yelling at the stage with abandon for some December silliness. We look forward to seeing you come through the big blue doors very soon.

Laila and the staff at The Fisher Theatre Cover Image: La Bohème October 5th. See page 11

ABOUT US The Fisher Theatre, in Broad Street, Bungay, is one of the oldest provincial theatres in the UK. It is more than just a theatre, it has spaces available to hire for stage shows, events, meetings, conferences, art exhibitions and parties. There are also three separate areas licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies.


The Fisher Theatre is a registered not-for-profit charity and receives no on-going revenue funding.The running costs of the building, productions, staffing and maintenance are met solely from income.


Supporting the Fisher Theatre:

There are many ways to support the Fisher Theatre, which is a not-for-profit Charity. We need volunteers to help us with various aspects of running the theatre, all of which can be fun to do and quite unlike many other sorts of volunteering.

VOLUNTEERING: Volunteers are active in helping in the following areas of ushering, box office, café/bar work, prepping, cooking, serving, setting up events, clearing up after events, hanging exhibitions, publicity, delivering programmes, putting up posters, helping with mail-outs, technical, administration, book-keeping, running promotional stalls, fundraising, building upkeep, improving the building. If you are interested please email: As a volunteer at the Fisher Theatre you receive 10% off the cafe/bar and are invited to regular gatherings.

FISHER THEATRE LOTTERY: When you join, you pay £2 a month, which is set-up by standing order. Each month two numbers are drawn, each wins £100.

FISHER STARS: This scheme raises funds for the upkeep, repair and maintenance of the furnishings of the building. You can choose from making a £5/£10/£20 donation a month. In 2017 these schemes will receive a membership card and quarterly updates.

MEMBERSHIP: Finally if you feel that your relationship with this wonderful theatre is deeper and you would like to become more involved, you can register as a member of the charity. Members have voting rights when electing Trustees, and become part of what steers the Fisher Theatre into the future. For any of the above schemes please contact:, find the forms to join on our website or at the box office when you visit. Your support is hugely welcome and important to us. For details of membership packages see p18.

LEAVING YOUR MARK: To commemorate fond memories why not buy a Bronze plaque, which will be placed on the picture rail in the theatre. Please enquire for the details at


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Friday 1st September, 7.30pm • £10 in advance or £12 on door Dave Thomas is the guitarist of choice for many big blues names visiting the UK and Europe from the USA. His many critically acclaimed albums of blues music have a clear lineage from its 1950s and 1960s roots. Dave has made recent appearances at the Chicago Blues Festival where he is recognised as a true bluesman. He has also performed with Paul Jones and The Blues Band.“…a fine guitarist.” - Paul Jones, The Blues Band/Manfred Mann/BBC Radio 2.“…a breath of fresh air…one of the best bands on the British blues scene.” - Phil Wight, Blues & Rhythm magazine


The Dave Thomas Blues Band

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Their Finest (12A) Monday 4th Sept, 7.30pm • £5 In 1940, a married woman (Gemma Arterton) and a screenwriter (Sam Claflin) develop a growing attraction while working together on a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France. Directed by Lone Scherfig. 2016. runtime 1hr 57mins

Fisher Folk & Acoustic Wednesday 6th Sept, 7.30pm • £5 (limited admission) Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical Showcase, is held in our atmospheric cellar, which has recently had a total sound and lighting refurb. Bar provides drinks and light snacks. It's a night to sit back and appreciate the local talent on show. To book a slot, contact us on or on Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic. Tickets can be prebooked, limited to 50 in cellar including performers.

Fisher Arts & Social Club Thursday 7th September (and every Thursday after this) 10am-12.30pm, £10 per session, carers free A new 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 participants.



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Charles Garland Productions presents Charles Garland and Alfie - Once Upon A Labrador Thursday 7th September, 7.30pm • £10 Charles is best known at the BBC for working in the Entertainment Department. He was assistant to David Croft OBE for almost twenty years, starting as tea-boy on Hi-De-Hi!, going on to 'Allo 'Allo! and You Rang, M'Lord? and finishing on Oh, Dr Beeching! as producer. Having left the BBC, Charles is now returning to his theatre roots with a book of ‘whimsical verse’ entitled My Labrador Eats Poo (not quite as disgusting as it sounds) and this stage show, featuring his Labrador Alfie.

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents A Street Cat Named Bob (12A) Monday 11th September, 7.30pm • £5 A stray ginger cat changes the life of James Bowen (Luke Treadaway), a homeless London street musician and recovering drug addict. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode (2016). Runtime 1hr 43 mins.

Hank Wangford presents The Hank Wangford Weekend Friday 8th & Saturday 9th September, 7.30pm • £15 After a packed and joyous evening last year Hank the grizzled Godfather of British alt. Country is back with the Bass Combo for two nights featuring the rumbling twin basses and celestial harmonies of Spanner Robinson and Kevin Foster and the interstellar pedal steel of BJ Cole (right). On the first night Hank will trawl through old Hard Core Country then return with his own more recent songs. Some favourites will be revisited on both nights. "A classily performed set that justifies Wangford's reputation as the troubled elder statesman of English alt.Country" The Guardian


Keith James in concert presents The Songs of Leonard Cohen Friday 15th September, 7.30pm • £14 (10% discount for Fisher Theatre Members) His wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual. Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.  With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James (right) gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. ‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent



Saxonevents presents - An evening with the Medium Warren Bailey Saturday 16th September, 7.30pm • £16.50 Join renowned medium Warren Bailey as he brings communication from your loved ones in spirit. Warren is one of the best selling mediums and busiest in the UK and is excited about adding this Theatre to his LIVE 4 PEACE tour.

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents La La Land (12A) Monday 18th September, 7.30pm • £5 Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Directed by Damien Chazelle (2017). Runtime: 2 hours 8 mins

EyesWrite presents a new musical of The Pedlar of Swaffham

The Royal Opera House presents The Magic Flute LIVE Wednesday 20th September, 7.15pm • £13/£10 under 18s (10% discount for Fisher Theatre Members) Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.

Friday 22nd September, 7.30pm • £8 The Pedlar of Swaffham is a wonderful new musical based upon the 15th century folktale of the story of John Chapman. Written by award winning writer Alan Huckle, the action takes the audience from Swaffham Town to London Bridge and back again relating the adventures of John, his family and the townsfolk of Swaffham as they struggle to keep their town alive. There are villains, saints, drama and comedy with many memorable songs for all the family.



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Hendrix and Cream presented by Voodoo Room Saturday 23rd September, 7.30pm • £15/£13 Paying tribute to both Jimi Hendrix & Cream - Voodoo Room are a stunning new "Power Trio" featuring some of the UK's finest musicians. They perform an incredible, high-energy show, delivered in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. No wigs. No pantomime, just great music played by great musicians. Their individual credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Ben E. King, Fish, Thunder, Jo Harman, Thea Gilmore, Lulu etc etc. ‘Incredible Musicians!’ - Nenah Cherry. ‘Sounds fantastic’ - BBC Radio.

The Fisher Theatre presents Cinema & Create Sunday 24th September, 10:30am • £5 Cinema+Create at The Fisher Theatre happens one Sunday morning between 10.30am and 12.30pm each month. One hour of cinema in the auditorium (film lengths vary) followed by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time in the cafe.This is a session for around 3-7 year olds, an opportunity for young audiences to comfortably get used to being at the cinema. Each film is sponsored by a local business. SEPTEMBER: Song of the Sea is a modern fairy tale, an animation telling the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – who embark on an incredible journey back home, across a fading world of ancient Irish legends and magic. Saoirse needs to find her voice and sing the ‘Song of the Sea’ to save all of fairy kind from being trapped forever.The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Redz Hair Stylists have generously sponsored the showing of this fabulous


The Fisher Theatre presents a Dementia Friend Event with cream tea Sunday 24th September, 3pm • Event free, Cream Tea £6.50 225,000 people develop dementia in the UK every year but people with dementia can live well and independently for many years. Becoming a Dementia Friend can help tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia. Come to this free, one-hour information session and learn a little more about dementia and some of the small ways you can help those living with dementia. Together we can make a huge difference in our community. This event is totally FREE of charge with no need to book. A special cream tea will be available after the session - please book this in advance for catering purposes. We look forward to seeing you there.


Monday 25th September, 7.30pm • £5, £2.50 members This elegant French-German drama begins in Germany just after the end of WWI.  While tending the grave of her fiancée, Anna encounters Adrien, a mysterious Frenchman who claims to have known Frantz in Paris before the war. Over time, the two grow closer and Anna begins to understand that Adrien is not all he seems.  A thought-provoking romance, shot in black and white, from the director whose earlier films Potiche and In the House were shown by the Bungay Film Club. Starring Pierre Niney, Paula Beer and Ernst Stotzner. Directed by Francois Ozon. 2016.  114 minutes.  In French and German with subtitles.

Thursday 28th September, 7.30pm • £10 Singer-songwriter whose quirky, offbeat songs of contemporary life have been compared to the work of Jake Thackray,Tom Lehrer and even Jacques Brel. Celebrating the outsider, the misfit and the unseen, his songs range from the openly comic to the satirical and melancholy. Playing at folk clubs, festivals and theatres across the country, he took a one-man-show of songs and stories My Family and Other Aliens to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013. He wrote and presented Taboo-Be-Do!, a two-part history of politically incorrect music, for BBC Radio Four, and is a successful author. 'Sharp satirical thinking put into song..You're going to love it.' Folkwords.‘Very funny, makes you want to catch the guy live.' Acoustic Magazine.


An Evening with Terence Blacker

Bungay Film Club presents FRANTZ (12A)

Don’t Go Into the Cellar presents Terror on the Tracks Saturday 30th September, 7.30pm • £10/£8 concs

An Evening of Blues & Jazz presented by Gin City

Journey back to the days of steam, where untold menace could be found lurking in the tunnels, set to

Friday 29th September, 7.30pm • £8/£7 concessions Gin City return to Fisher Theatre with their unique brand of blues and jazz. They are driven by boogiewoogie piano, harmonica and guitar.  From slow melodic to train fast boogie-woogie they add their spin

leap out of the darkness to ensnare the unwary! An original stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' "The

on both early blues and the more contemporary. Fine musician-ship is seen from Simon - guitar and harmonica, Bob - keyboards, Dickie - bass guitar, Keith - drums and Carol - vocals. The band has the ability to

Signal-Man" and other tales of menace and melodrama are the bill of fare on offer to those brave enough to join us. Performed by the British Empire’s finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana in a macabre vein. The company is based in the heart of the West Midlands, a region with some of the strongest links to the greatest Victorian and

make you want to dance - a not to be missed evening!

Edwardian writers in this genre.



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Sunday 1st October, 7pm • £14/£12/£9 under 18 Belfast based band Réalta present a full bodied uilleann pipe and whistle extravaganza delivering the best in Irish traditional dance music and song. As one reviewer put it,“Réalta carry on the Bothy Band tradition of taking tunes by the scruff of the neck and firing excitement through them like hot flames!” Having toured Germany, Switzerland and Greece alongside traditional music legends Altan, and won the prestigious ‘Danny Kyle Award’ at Celtic Connections Festival, these young musicians have firmly established themselves on the international Irish music scene. Grab your dancing shoes and find out why as they perform a stirring mix of tunes on uilleann pipes, whistles, flute, guitar, piano, double bass, bouzouki, banjo and bodhrán.

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents 20th Century Women (15)

Fisher Folk & Acoustic

Monday 2nd October, 7.30pm • £5

Wednesday 4th October, 7.30pm • £5 (limited admission)

In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women - Abbie, a freespirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour -- to help with Jamie's upbringing. Directed by Mike Mills (2016). Runtime 1hr 59mins

Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical Showcase, is held in our atmospheric cellar, which has recently had a total sound and lighting refurb. Bar provides drinks and light snacks. It's a night to sit back and appreciate the local talent on show. To book a slot, email or by Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic. Tickets can be pre-booked, limited to 50 in cellar including performers.


Réalta presents Irish traditional dance music and song

The Royal Opera House presents an Encore of La Bohème Thursday 5th October, 7.15pm • £13/£10 under 18’s

Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La Bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focuses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualised in Stewart Laing’s spectacular setting. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, make La Bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since. THE FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY • 01986 897130 •


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Cellar Nights presents The Ludlam Pikes Friday 6th October, 7.30pm • £8.50 (limited admission) The Ludlam Pikes are 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, bass and stomp alongside strong vocals and harmonies. Since forming in early 2015, the band has become popular along the Waveney Valley and beyond by serving up dark and mysterious ballads alongside rhythmic, foot tapping songs. Comprising Pete Arnold, Bryan Pearson, Vicky Tustian and Bernie Baines, The Ludlam Pikes provide great entertainment for those who like heartfelt Folk and Americana.

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Hacksaw Ridge (15) Monday 9th September, 7.30pm • £5

Stuff Of Dreams presents Anglian Mist Saturday 7th October, 7.30pm • £12/£10/£8 under 18’s Hidden secrets, dark conspiracies, counter-intelligence and spies are the order of the day for “Anglian Mist” Stuff of Dreams’ 2017 production. When a notable author and historian who specialises in Ufology and conspiracy theories begins his lecture on the secret research carried out on Orford Ness during the Cold War he is somewhat taken aback when an elderly lady in the audience stands up and publicly takes exception to his claims regarding the true nature of the military installation on Orford Ness. What follows is a psychological thriller as a long-hidden cold war plot is brought kicking and screaming into the light of day with chilling consequences for all involved. Inspired by the vast concrete pagodas and the desolate beauty of Orford Ness.

The true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracised by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance but went on to earn respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life --without firing a shot - to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa Directed by Mel Gibson (2017). Runtime 2hrs 19mins

The Royal Shakespeare Live presents Coriolanus Wednesday 11th October, 7pm • £12

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes our collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.



Thursday 12th October, 7.30pm • Tickets £14 Bob Drury returns with his highly acclaimed show 'Viva Neil Diamond' which celebrates 50 years of Neil Diamond hits. The show includes all of the favourites such


Bob Drury presents Neil Diamond

as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline as well as a couple of lesser known songs that are sure to become your favourites by the end of the evening. “ uncanny resemblance to Neil Diamond's voice. That sent tingles down my spine Bob!" Debbie McGee,

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Sitting Room Productions presents The Game’s a Foot,Try the Fish and The Man with the Twisted Hip Friday 13th October, 7.30pm • £12/£10 (10% discount for Fisher Theatre Members) The Game’s a Foot,Try The Fish is the introduction to our hero, Charlie Montague. Inspired by the Hippodrome’s latest mystery play, rakish aristocrat Charlie takes out an advert offering his services as a consulting detective and, one breakfast later, finds himself on his first case. What follows sees the gloriously inept love child of Agatha Christie and PG Wodehouse determined to prevent a murder.The chap dies.The Man with the Twisted Hip sees Charlie (not put off in the slightest by the ups and downs of his first case) accept an invitation to the opening of a new art exhibition where he is presented with the double-threat of murder and modern art. He is equally baffled by both.“An hour of very silly and very funny comedy,”- Broadway Baby

An evening of Jazz from Satori Saturday 14th October,7.30pm • £10/£8 Satori is a brand new trio from Perrier award-winning saxophonist Josephine Davies, featuring drummer Paul Clarvis and bassist Dave Whitford. Influenced by the great live trio recordings of Joe Henderson and Julian Arguelles, Satori were inspired to create a similar feeling of freedom and exploration whilst also bringing a fresh and unique sound through original compositions. Their debut album was released earlier this year on Whirlwind Recordings to rave reviews: “consistently inventive” (Jazzwise)… “spiritual, spiralling…slow-burning exuberance” (UK Vibe)

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents The Sense of an Ending (15) Monday 16th October, 7.30pm • £5. A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life. Tony Webster (Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Directed by Ritesh Batra (2017). Runtime 1hr 48mins THE FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY • 01986 897130 •


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The Marrakesh Express presents A Tribute to Crosby Stills Nash & Young

Wilde at Heart presented by Patrick Marley Thursday 19th October, 7.30pm • £12/£10 conc Patrick Marley presents a scintillating one-man show revealing the triumphs and tragedies that characterised the flawed genius of Oscar Wilde.Those who think they know all there is to know about Wilde, and those who know next to nothing, both stand to gain much from this account of a man who, as Yeats puts it, was “the half-finished sketch of a great man.” “Beautifully compiled and thrillingly performed.” Sir Derek Jacobi.

Comedy Magician Seska presents Fruit Salad!


Friday 20th October, 7.30pm • £13/£11 The Marrakesh Express are John Butler, Rick Wilson, and Adam Ellis. Together these three great voices deliver a note perfect performance of some of the finest harmony singing in all music. Telling the story of the formation of this supergroup and including songs from The Hollies, The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, the band take the audience back to a time of protest, revolution, dropping out, and making great music. This is the only show of its kind, and a truly brilliant night’s entertainment. “If there are any better bands than this in Britain today I’d like to hear them.” The Evening Standard.

Saturday 21st October, 2.30pm • Adults £7, children £5. Suitable for kids from 3 years up. When SESKA comes to town kids laugh out loud, Dads f*rt out loud and mums faint at his feet! This show contains magic, mayhem and happiness. Nominated Best Family Show Brighton Fringe 2015 / 'My kids loved him ' Jonathon Ross / Buy tickets quick - he sells out fast ! ''Seska’s infectious, quick-fire energy means that even the most fidgety of children will be spellbound for 45 minutes of silliness'' BROADWAY BABY

Stipe presents an R.E.M tribute Saturday 21st October, 7.30pm • £12 The alt-rock, post-punk awesomeness of R.E.M. arrives with Stipe – the very best R.E.M. tribute. As regular visitors to the festival scene, leading regional venues and

with gigs into Europe - Stipe earned the praise of “Awesome” from R.E.M.’s own lead singer Michael Stipe. Stipe are the definitive tribute to one of the biggest bands in music history. They have performed the songs of R.E.M. to thousands of people worldwide. R.E.M. built a towering back catalogue that would reach from the addictive highs of Shiny Happy People down to the reflective darkness of Everybody Hurts, covering all else in between. As an active touring band Stipe have taken the opportunity to perfect these songs, visiting the hits and the gems. The R.E.M sound begins; guitar driven, unforced and intuitive and moves through the game changing Losing My Religion and then onwards.



Sunday 22nd October, 10:30-12:30 • £5

Stick Man, written by Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is an all time favourite children's story about a wooden stick who becomes separated from his family home and his adventure trying to return. He eventually gets some help from Father Christmas.This new-classic, short animated film by Jeroen Jaspaert and Daniel Snaddon in 2015, features the voice talents of Martin Freeman, Jennifer Saunders and Rob Brydon and is produced by the production team responsible for the Oscar-nominated short films The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.  Saunders Tree Contractors have generously sponsored the showing of this fabulous film.


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ConnArtists Theatre Company presents The Four Men by Hilaire Belloc The Royal Ballet LIVE, presents Alice in Wonderland Monday 23rd October, 7.30pm • £13/£10 under 18’s (approx 2 hrs, 50mins with 2 intervals) 10% discount for Fisher Theatre Members Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail.The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.

Friday 27th October, 7:30pm • £15/£13/£10 students in full time education A kaleidoscopic and unique insight into Sussex at the turn of the century... Follow Sussex's greatest writer, Hilaire Belloc's adventures as he takes a spur of the moment journey on foot across the breadth of Edwardian Sussex with three extraordinary companions; quarrelling, singing and retelling the tales of the Downs at the mystical time of Halloween. Featuring five actors and live music. "A fascinating piece of entertainment... a hymn of praise to Sussex and its countryside" (The Argus, Brighton) ★★★★




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The Fisher Theatre presents Fear-tre, CURSE OF THE BLACK DEATH in Bungay Castle Saturday 28th October, 5pm • £4 each or joint ticket for this and Ghost Stories, £15.

UpShoot Theatre Company and FYTG present an immersive theatre production, relying on audience participation. Performed within the walls at Bungay Castle to raise funds for the Fisher Theatre and Bungay Castle Trust. Enter through the creaky gates to be whisked into a dark world where the audience must explore Bungay Castle and solve the mystery of an evil plague that has cursed the characters within. Featuring magic, murder, insanity and plot changes based on the audiences’ decisions.This 15 minute interactive dark comedy is sure to chill you to the very core. Contains scenes of disturbing nature, flashing lights, violence, murder, gore and jump scares. Toned down version available for young children and families on booking.You will enter in groups of up to 12 people at a time, meaning you may share your adventure with other people unless you bring a group of 12.

Bungay Film Club presents Under The Shadow (15) Monday 30th October, 7.30pm • £5/£2.50 members A horror film from Iran for Halloween. Tehran 1988. Shideh looks after her young daughter, Dorsa, while her husband does military service. When their apartment block is bombed by an Iraqi missile, the two women remain in their flat after all the neighbours have fled.  Then Dorsa starts to believe that their home is haunted…  UNDER THE SHADOW is an eerie and unsettling film that vividly portrays life in wartime.  Mark Kermode of the Observer and the BBC described it as a ‘brilliant Farsi chiller’ and ‘an astonishing debut’ and chose it as his favourite film of 2016. Directed by Babak Anvari. UK/Iran 2016. 84 mins. In Persian with English subtitles.

Strange Fascination Theatre Company presents, two M.R James Ghost Stories

The Fisher Theatre presents Fear-tre, CURSE OF THE BLACK DEATH in Bungay Castle Tuesday 31st October, 6pm • £4 each or joint ticket for this and Ghost Stories, £15.

Saturday 28th October,7.30pm • £12/£10 concs/£15 joint ticket if you also book for Fear-tre on any night. Age 16+ Strange Fascination Theatre presents their adaptations of two of M.R. James's most chilling short stories. 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come To You My Lad' & 'A Warning To The Curious' both present people at the very limit of their understanding, faced with the darkest reaches of the supernatural. Dare you venture into this strange world?



UpShoot Theatre Company and FYTG present an immersive theatre production, relying on audience participation. Performed within the walls at Bungay Castle to raise funds for the Fisher Theatre and Bungay Castle Trust. (see 28th October for more details)



Artist: Vicky West Title: Movement & Freedom Private View/Grand Opening: 3rd Sept (3-5pm) Public Opening: 4th September Closes: 6th October Beginning her career in character animation, Vicky consolidated her knowledge on four- legged movement, reflecting such expression of freedom upon canvas. Vicky is passionate about the protection of endangered species and has spectacularly formed her paintings to offer an illusion of how these beautiful animals can escape from the canvas into a safe environment. Vicky’s interest in physicality expands to the human form in terms of how we recognise and interact with one another. Vicky has exhibited at the Sizewell summer show, organised by Liza Adamczewski and is in the process of organising an innovative production in Aldeburgh on Dadaism.

Artists: The Eclectic Collective - Barbara Bernard; Lynda Crook Clarke; Jayne Gittins; Carolyn Moulton; Jane Jiggens; and Trevor Osborne Private View/Grand Opening: 5th November (3-5pm) Public Opening: 6th November Closes: 1st December A diverse group of artists drawn together as a result of their passion for art as well as their desire to show what moves and inspires them. Each artist possesses their unique style and theme, offering a mix of media and influence. Whilst unique, their common strand is their love and appreciation of landscapes. The group meets regularly to explore techniques, share ideas as well as encouragement thus becoming greater than the sum of parts.

Artist: Alice Garland Ceramics - An Exhibition of Decorative Tableware. Artist: Jan Lacey & Pamela Harrison (textiles) Private View/Grand Opening: 8th October (3-5pm) Public Opening: 9th October Closes: 2nd November Jan is an established artist who draws inspiration from a variety of subjects including landscapes and flora. A lavish production of delicate, fine lined pictures mainly concentrating on flora have been carefully formed through mediums such as watercolour, oils and gouache. Jan has exhibited widely from small local exhibitions to prestigious venues such as the “Royal Birmingham Society of Artists”. Pamela has held a life -long passion for textiles, experimenting with fabric and threads with a current project involving goldwork techniques.

Private View: 3rd December (4-6pm) Public Opening: 4th December Closes: 5th January Alice grew up in Suffolk and after a foundation course at Norwich School of Arts went on to study painting, printing and ceramics at Camberwell College of Arts, London, graduating in 2000 with a BA in Ceramics. Thereafter, Alice worked for a pottery supplier as a technician, developing and experimenting in new ideas before evolving her career by working in collaboration with a variety of artists and disciplines as well as galleries. Her fine porcelain ceramics are hand-built using sheets of paper, porcelain and painted with brightly coloured patterns, influenced by her love of gardening.



FISHER THEATRE MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES From this September we are offering a newly updated selection of membership packages that we are sure you will like. They offer a great array of benefits and perks if you enter into one, and help to support your local charity arts organisation at the same time. Let Us Look After You! By Becoming a:

FRIEND OF THE FISHER THEATRE Priced in 3 Tiers to suit all needs, Membership is annual. Full price (£35), Student (£25), Joint membership (£60) • Be the first to know about forthcoming productions • Priority booking at the beginning of each season • 5% Friends discount on selected shows • 10% off all food and drink including pre theatre meals • Invitation to Season Launches, and special event opportunities • Guaranteed ticket returns up to 24 hours before a performance • Discounted prices for guided tours of the Theatre • E- bulletin containing Theatre news and updates • This is an ideal gift purchase for Birthdays, Special Occasions and Christmas

PATRON OF THE FISHER THEATRE Annual membership - £1000 For those of you with a passion for theatre, history, social occasions and an eye on having some fun, the Fisher Theatre Patrons’ Scheme is a really splendid way in which to enjoy a special relationship with the Fisher Theatre, be an intrinsic part of its story and know that you are contributing towards its future. • Exclusive Drinks with selected performers after the show  • Bi annual letter explaining what the donations have achieved • Annual event • Invitations to the Spring and Autumn Patrons’ parties • Unlimited Cinema passes for a year. • Bespoke tours of the Theatre • Acknowledgement in programmes for in-house productions for a year • Acknowledgement on donor board in the Fisher Theatre Foyer (ongoing) Brass Plaque in the auditorium (ongoing) • Priority on booking boxes and free bottle of Bubbly - for a year • Plus All of the benefits of being a friend of the Fisher Theatre   Corporate membership options are available. Please contact the Office on 01986 895367 for more information. All membership packages can be booked through the Box Office.



Get Involved at the Fisher: Waveney Children’s Choir Every Wednesday from 4.15-5.45pm during school termtime at Bungay Writers - An invitation - Are you a writer? We are a small, locally based group of writers in Bungay who meet weekly at the Fisher Theatre to discuss techniques, opportunities and work-in-progress. If you are a writer of drama,

The Fisher Theatre led by experienced music and singing teacher William Drew-Batty (01986 893350/ For children aged 9 to 14 who enjoy singing and using their voice to make great music. £4 per week payable half-termly.

fiction, non-fiction and poetry, published or unpublished, and would like to hear more please email us on:  or see  Adult Dance Classes Weekly dance classes available in Tap and Musical Mayhem and in Pilates currently, we are always looking to increase this offering. Please enquire if interested on 01986 895367. Fisher Youth Theatre Group This youth group that has been running for 16 years and gone from strength to strength with professional performers leading it. It runs in term time with at least 3 shows a year. They also run LAMDA alongside the production group. The group caters for the ages of 7-18 and meet most Mondays in term time. Contact:

Cinema & Create See our Facebook page and info on the Fisher

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morning between 10.30am and 12.30pm each month. One hour of cinema in the auditorium (film lengths vary) followed by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time in the cafe. This is a session for around 3-7 year olds, an opportunity for young audiences to comfortably get used to being at the cinema. Each film is sponsored by a local business.

Fisher Folk & Acoustic Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical Showcase, is now into its second year. It has drawn in a host of local musicians and an enthusiastic audience. This usually takes place on the first Wednesday of the month (check programme) Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic email contact:

Fisher Arts & Social Club A new 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

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the house, meet others, and for carers to meet each other. For

A monthly life drawing class held in the auditorium of the Fisher

creative enjoyment and building networks of understanding and

Theatre. Experienced models and the knowledge of professional

support for all. Please contact Project Leader for more details on:

artist & Tutor Malcolm Cudmore. Please contact BDA on:

01986 894898 or 07889 583334 or book a place by contacting

the theatre. (limited to 12) THE FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY • 01986 897130 •




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The ELO Encounter Friday 3rd November, 7.30pm • £12/£10

Fisher Folk & Acoustic Wednesday 1st November, 7.30pm • £5 (limited admission) Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical Showcase, is held in our atmospheric cellar, which has recently had a total sound and lighting refurb. Bar provides drinks and light snacks. It's a night to sit back and appreciate the local talent on show. To book a slot, email us on, or by Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic Tickets can be prebooked, limited to 50 in cellar including performers.

Back by popular demand. Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra is here! This all live show features soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and all the much loved songs from ELO's hit-filled library including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down. The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! So Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World.

Cinema & Create - The Book of Life Sunday 5th November, 10:30am • £5

The Book of Life is an explosion of colour and drama on screen. From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style.The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favourites,The Book of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future. Silver Screen Tees have generously sponsored the showing of this fabulous film.

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Norman (15) Monday 6th November, 7.30pm • £5 (10% discount available to Fisher Theatre Members) Persistent wheeler-dealer Norman (Richard Gere) falls in with an Israeli politician (Lior Ashkenazi) on the rise. When the politician is elected prime minister, Norman rises in esteem with the New York Jewish community, even though his social connections might only be a sham. Directed by Joseph Cedar (2017). Runtime 118 mins



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NOVEMBER Cellar Nights - Midnight Voyage

Songs of Remembrance

Friday 10th November, 7.30pm • £8.50. (Limited admission) Food available on all Cellar Nights such as Spicy wedges and dips, Buffalo wings.

Saturday 11th November, 7.30pm • £14/£12

Back with another line-up to entertain us from Lowestoft with their extensive repertoire ranging from the Beatles to Jimmy Smith, John Coltrane to Jaco Pastorius, Sade to Billie Holiday, be bop to funk, blues to smooth jazz and many others in-between. A great night to kick-back and relax in the cellar and forget it’s November.

“Songs of Remembrance” is a nostalgic and humorous commemoration to music that helped “win the war”. The show includes music, comedy and sketches by Vera Lynn, Flanagan and Allen, The Glenn Miller Big Band and The Andrews Sisters among others, as well as special sing-along sections and audience participation. Our cast of singers, actors and dancers pay a sentimental tribute to the popular songs of the time and will take you on a trip down Memory Lane, visiting The Fisher Theatre for the first time following sell-out performances at other theatres - be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

The National Theatre presents LIVE - Follies (12A)

FisherTheatre Cinema presents Akenfield, (12A) Monday 13th November, 7.30pm • £5

Wednesday 16th November, 7pm • £12 Back by popular demand after the sell-out and disappointment in June. An innovative film which has become a part of East Anglian history. In 1974, the people of a Suffolk village acted out the stories of their lives and the lives of their forebears. Though the film was inspired by Ronald Blythe’s classic book, the cast invented their own dialogue. The action centres on the funeral of Old Tom, and travels through the past, present and future of the rural community. ‘Hall and Blythe have together woven a small masterpiece’ The Evening Standard. Directed by Peter Hall. UK 1974. 98 minutes.


Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971.There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre.Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished.Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Runtime 210 mins


Thursday 17th November, 7.30pm • £12/£8 (10% discount for Fisher Theatre Members) Performing for the third time at the Fisher Theatre, young London based singersongwriter Saskia, will be bringing back to life the folk music of the 60's and 70's with her covers of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan (and more), and carrying on the tradition with her own original songs. Saskia is making a name for herself in the folk and acoustic scene across the country as a crystal clear nu-folk singer - blending the classical simplicity of traditional folk music with contemporary moods melodies meanings. Previously one of the world’s youngest craniosacral therapists, and practicing on Harley Street, London, in 2014 she left it all behind to move to the West country and pursue a successful career in music. "Her voice is incredibly clear and delightful and in many ways ahead of it's years" Peter Taranski, Folk Phenomena

60’s Dance Night with band Samphire Saturday 18th November, 7.30pm • £8 Great musicians Samphire, based in Dereham, come with a 4-piece band and will be playing from their large repertoire of songs. Get your dancing shoes on and dress up if you wish, but most of all be ready for a great night of all the best from the 60’s to dance and sing along to.



Saskia, singer-songwriter, presents folk of the 60’s & 70’s

Bungay Film Club presents Moonlight (15) Monday 20th November, in support of the Fisher Theatre, 7.30pm • £5, £2.50 members. A coming of age drama set in contemporary Miami, which caused a stir when it won 3 Oscars including the coveted Best Picture Award. Moonlight chronicles the childhood, teens and early adulthood of Chiron, a gay African-American growing up in a tough neighbourhood with a crack-addict mother. The film portrays an intensely personal search for identity while offering a window on a world rarely seen on screen. Moonlight is both specific and sweeping: a timeless story of self-discovery. .‘A heart-breaking, uplifting, minor-key masterpiece.’ Mark Kermode in the Observer Starring Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes .Directed by Barry Jenkins.  USA 2016. 111 minutes.



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Thursday 23rd November, 7.30pm • £12 Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


Award winning Folk Group, Jaywalkers

Openspace Theatre Company presents Suddenly Last Summer, by Tennessee Williams Saturday 25th November, 7.30pm • £11/£9 concs Catherine Holly is institutionalised for what is claimed to be a severe emotional disturbance resulting from her witnessing the death of her cousin, Sebastian Venable, while they were on summer holiday. The late Sebastian's wealthy mother, Violet Venable, makes every effort to deny and suppress the potentially sordid truth about her son and his demise. An acclaimed 1993 television adaption starred Maggie Smith, Natasha Richardson and Richard E. Grant.

Bungay Film Club presents Neruda (15) Monday 27th November, 7.30pm • £5, £2.50 members This colourful drama from Chile centres on the Nobel Prize winning poet, politician and diplomat, Pablo Neruda. After denouncing Chile’s right-wing president in 1948, Neruda goes into hiding, pursued by an inept detective, Inspector Peluchonneau. An entertaining and original film, boasting excellent performances from the two leads and handsome location photography as it follows its characters from the ocean to the ice-capped peaks of the Andes.‘Sweeping, poignant, bizarre, funny and unique.’ Nicholas Barber in Newsweek. Starring Luis Gnecco, Gael Garcia Bernal and Mercedes Moran. Directed by Pablo Larrain.  Chile 2016. 105 minutes. In Spanish with subtitles.

From Zimbabwe with Love by Michael Clarke Thursday 30th November, 7.30pm • £9/£8 A footballer’s journey across continents. Meet Robert Matalasie, a professional footballer. Join him as he tells his funny, touching and explosive story within the world of the beautiful game. He details his path across continents, after being spotted by premiership scouts whilst playing football in his birth country of Zimbabwe as a teenager. He tells of his journey from his Shona Tribe in Africa to Norfolk, where he took it upon himself to learn about the history of Norwich, the place which is now his home. There is also time for reflection as he looks back to his life in a country under President Mugabe's Zanu PF Party. He tells of his magnificent football debut and the almost immediate success, fame and the financial rewards which follows. There is one decision he has to make which may bring this opulent world in which he lives crashing down around him. THE FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY • 01986 897130 •


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Have you thought about becoming a volunteer? You would be very welcome. For more information see page 4 Pure Floyd, presents Pink Floyd Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm • £17 A treat for all Pink Floyd fans, the Pure Floyd Show returns to the Fisher Theatre with their high-energy eight-member tribute to the music of the legendary Pink Floyd. Covering songs from all eras of the band’s career.This band are true to the spirit of the originals, adding their own touches of inspiration, fun, and visual effects.

The Fisher Youth Theatre Group presents The Lion,The Witch & The Wardrobe

Fisher Folk & Acoustic Wednesday 6th December, 7.30pm • £5 (limited admission) Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical Showcase, is held in our atmospheric cellar, which has recently had a total sound and lighting refurb. Bar provides drinks and light snacks. It's a night to sit back and appreciate the local talent on show. To book a slot, email us on or on Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic. Tickets can be prebooked, limited to 50 in cellar including performers.

Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th December, 7.30pm every day, with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday • £8/£5 under 16’s. FYTG turns its well-versed skills, having performed Shakespeare and Les Mis in the summer, to this classic winter’s tale. This time bringing together its Juniors and Seniors to a play packed with exciting animal and mythical characters, a wonderful heart-warming story, and magical memories that most of us have encountered and wondered at in our youth. We will be bringing a beautiful spectacle that will definitely set the Christmas mood and you’ll be wishing you could walk into that old, dark wardrobe.




Cinema & Create - Arthur Christmas Sunday 10th December, 10.30am • £5

Arthur Christmas, another Aardman masterpiece! We all know that each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every child on Earth. What we don't all realise is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when Santa messes up badly, missing one child out of hundreds of millions, someone needs to save the day and fast. It's up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa's youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten child before Christmas morning finally dawns.The Castle Inn have generously sponsored the showing of this fabulous film.

Greg Powles as James Stewart introduces the film It’s A Wonderful Life Monday 11th December, 7pm • £6 The film that re-started Jimmy Stewart’s career after WWII has gone from being a box office flop to becoming THE essential family Christmas film. 70 years on from it’s original release, you have an opportunity to enjoy this perennial favourite on the big screen, complete with a 20-minute introduction from the star himself - Oscar-winning actor and War veteran James Stewart (as portrayed on stage by Greg Powles). Immerse yourself in the festive season and hear the background story to Jimmy’s career, his time in East Anglia during the war, and how the film was made.



The Royal Ballet presents ENCORE, The Nutcracker Tuesday 12th December, 7.15pm • £13/£10 under 18’s. A young girl’s exchanged present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful Classical Ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Approx Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes including one interval


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Thursday 14th December, 7.30pm • £14/13 (10% discount for Fisher Theatre Members)


The Rat Pack presents Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Following on sell-out shows throughout 2017, including a visit to the Fisher Theatre, with the sensational show "An Evening with Frank, Dean & Judy"; Strictly Theatre Co. present their Christmas offering - a festive tribute to Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack and their infamous residence at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas. Join their fantastic cast of singers and dancers and live show band, including brass section, as they perform the very best Christmas songs and traditional festive favourites. It promises to be a night you won't forget that will have you singing and laughing in your seats!

A special Christmas Quiz Night Friday 15th December, 7pm • £4 Our two resident fact-finders, who love Christmas (well one of them does), have been weaving and baking a fantastic Christmas Quiz. So its time to get a team of four magnificent brains together, to go head to head in a quiz that includes General Knowledge, Science, History, Music, Sport, Art and this time a special Christmas round where you score double points. Pay £4 on the door and £1 of that will make-up the final grand prize. A night for people who like to keep those wires fizzing away at all times, because as we all know, if you don’t use it, you lose it! Food from our newly opened Limelight Café will be available should you wish to eat. Remember, if we get 70 people through the door that’s a £70 cash prize for the winning team and a photo of the team for our wall of fame.

Lee James presents The Kate Bush Story Saturday 16th December, 7.30pm • £14.50 This award winning show will transport you to the world of Kate Bush - a transcript in music of the career of one of the most iconic female performers of the twentieth century. Portrayed with amazing accuracy by Lorrie Brown, who indeed captures the spirt of Kate Bush with true sound and vision. Along with her five-strong highly talented musicians, they bring to you a performance of unforgettable Kate Bush memories, complete with an impressive array of costume changes.





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Wednesday 20th December 2017 - 2nd January 2018 (10% discount for Fisher Theatre Members) • £12.50/£10.50 concs/Children under 16 £7.50 and groups of 10 and over £9.50 each


The Fisher Theatre presents the Pantomime, Dick Whittington & his Cat

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!


Show times: 20th at 4.30pm 21st, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 2nd Jan at 1.00pm & 4.30pm 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th at 1.00pm and 6.00pm 31st 1.00pm only



The largest room within the Theatre offers a maximum seating capacity of 160 and an impressive 240 when all guests/delegates are standing with minimal seating on offer. Unusual for an auditorium are the windows in the roof that flood the space with natural light. These can be blacked out if not required. Added to which are theatre lights that can create added atmosphere to enhance any event from the formality of a conference to an evening party. The floor consists of 60 individual floor panels that can be raised or lowered, to six different heights, allowing you to choose the size of the main stage, seated area, centre stage or even a catwalk. The technical side of the auditorium is controlled from a box above the auditorium at the back, accessed via the gallery. For more information, call us on 01986 897130



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01508 483947




delicious food for every occasion • Private Dining • Family Celebrations • Vintage Afternoon Teas • Wedding Catering m: 07824 818 363 e: t: 01986 895 001 w:


sharing our love of food • Cookery Classes • Children’s Cookery Parties • Adult Cookery Parties • Gift Vouchers Available m: 07824 818 363 e: t: 01986 895 001 w:





BOOK IN PERSON: The box office is open between 10am - 3pm every

Gift Vouchers are available from the Box Office by either phoning or

day except Sunday.

calling into the theatre.

BOOK BY TELEPHONE: When the box office is open. Please note tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase by debit or credit card.


Tel: 01986 897130

These can be organised at a time convenient to you and the tour

RESERVATIONS: All tickets must be paid for at point of sale, we have a

guide. £8pp for tour. Additional cost if tea, lunch or dinner included.

no reservation policy for booking tickets. BOOK ONLINE at:



filling out your interval refreshments slip or notifying one of the bar

Customers purchasing tickets for live streamings are advised to

staff prior to the performance.

Ice Creams and interval drinks may be ordered in advance by either

contact the Box Office if time is TBC. Transmission is weather dependent. If there is any break in transmission, which causes a


termination for the evening, two additional screenings will take place

At the time of booking we will ask for your name, address, telephone

to which you will be invited to attend. No refund will be available.

number & email. We will only contact you if there are any changes to the performance or if we have any further shows you may be


interested in. Your information will not be sold on to other parties.

Latecomers will be seated at a suitable time in the performance, which will be designated by the visiting production company and at


the discretion of the duty manager.

Monday to Saturday – 10am to 3pm and during performances. The Fisher Theatre, 10 Broad Street, Bungay, NR35 1EE.

EXCHANGING TICKETS Refunds on any performance, no matter what the circumstances, will

Please note all performance details correct at the time of publication.

not be given. An exchange of tickets for another performance can be made.



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Fisher Programme Sept Dec 2017  

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Fisher Programme Sept Dec 2017  

Fisher Theatre Programme Sept Dec 2017