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THE FISHER THEATRE The Fisher Theatre team wish you a warm New Year’s welcome, and best wishes for happiness and health in the year ahead. As the festive season slows down and we settle into the routine of work and school etc - a time that often feels dull and ordinary - we have some great shows for you to brighten, inspire and take the edge off the cold, hard return to normality. Not too many choices, but just enough to keep everyone entertained. New to the Fisher this spring we have Exhibition on Screen, which offers beautifully made documentaries with exceptional access to the works of great artists in galleries and collections around the world, and commentary from renowned historians and art critics. The first is on David Hockney, which will certainly brighten up January. We’re very fortunate to have poet John Hegley fronting a Fisher Theatre Fundraiser in January with his inimitable comic style and of course his glasses, we hope. Later in January, for the first time, we have Committed to The Blues Brothers, a band with real soul who guarantee you a night of great music and entertainment. The spectacular Pendragon will be putting on a fine Ceilidh for Burns Night with a delicious meal beforehand, but they won’t be cooking it. Luke Wright, our resident Bungay poet, will be presenting his new show Frankie Vah, which he rehearsed at the Fisher Theatre before taking it to the Norfolk & Norwich and Edinburgh Festivals, so at last he’ll be bringing it home. From one wonder to another The Victorian Conjuror brings a show of magic, comedy and intrigue after a much-enjoyed show here two years ago. In March, The Liberties perform a Dubliners Tribute for a night of song, music, and the craic. Another new fundraising venture called EXPLORE, kicks off with a talk from local celebrity, Stuart Wright, Portrait Artist of renown. In April we have theatre from Hambledon Productions presenting Steptoe & Sons, Gypsy Swing and Jazz from The Remy Harris Trio, a Brontë cabaret from Scary Little Girls,and a murder mystery presented by the agents of suspense, Strange Fascination, ‘Secrets’. Our regular favourites continue into the Spring - Cellar Nights, Cinema+Create, Fisher Arts & Social Club, Poetry Open Mic, The Fisher Theatre Quiz, Fisher Theatre Films, Bungay Film Club and Fisher Folk & Acoustic. There is such variety and quality on offer this spring, and that’s not mentioning the Live streams from the National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bolshoi Ballet. Come and enjoy something with us… Laila France, Programming, Events & Marketing Manager & all the Team

Cover Image: Exhibition on Screen David Hockney

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 you can support the Fisher Theatre, a not-for-profit Arts Charity. We are always looking for help and support, as we receive no revenue funding, and are only sometimes considered for capital funding for repairs and improvements.


Volunteers are active in helping

in the following areas of ushering, box office, cafe/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 and improvements. If you are interested, please email: As a volunteer at the Fisher Theatre you receive 10% off the cafe/bar, are invited to regular gatherings and free entrance to FT films when not fully booked.

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 to take a £5/£10/£20 donation a month.

MEMBERSHIP: If you support and give time or money to this arts charity, you may want to play a part in the structure that chooses the Trustees that govern the charity. You can become a member, which then gives you information on the health and prospects of the charity at its yearly AGM, and an opportunity to put yourself forward to be voted in as a Trustee, if you have particular skills and experience that the charity is seeking, or to vote for others who stand as Trustees. In this way you become a part of what steers the Fisher Theatre into the future alongside the support that you give the charity as a volunteer, fundraiser or initiative leader.

LEAVING YOUR MARK: To commemorate fond memories, events, people or a personal connection to the Fisher Theatre, Bronze plaques are available which can be purchased and engraved with your chosen words, and placed on the picture rail in the auditorium for



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Wednesday 3rd January, 7pm • £13 Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role. Now


The National Theatre presents Hamlet (12A) (Encore)

seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but, paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Running time 3h 37 mins.

Exhibition on Screen - David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts: A Bigger Picture (2012) & 82 Portraits and One Still Life (2016) Saturday 6th January, 7.30pm • £13 David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York and Paris. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Running time: 85 minutes

Fisher Theatre Quiz Night Thursday 11th January, 7pm • £8 for a team of 4 Fisher Theatre Fundraiser - all proceeds to the theatre. Are those brain cells fast asleep after the festive season? Why not polish them up and give them a workout with our fun, and entertaining general knowledge quiz? Ben & Laila will be gentle with a soothing set of questions based on events, topics & discoveries of 2017. Pay £8 on the door per team of 4 and £2 pound of that will make up the final grand prize. Snacks and drinks available.

John Hegley - Poetic & Musical Fundraiser with Shedlode Friday 12th January, 7pm • £15 (advance), £17 (on door). All proceeds to the Fisher Theatre. He’s coming back to Bungay and he’s bringing his glasses! A welcome return to the Fisher Theatre by the poet John Hegley, in a fundraising double-bill with Bungay supergroup Shedlode. Join us for what we are sure will be a spectacular evening. (Don’t forget your varifocals). “More Elvis Costello than Alan Bennett” Scotsman, “Awesomely mundane” The Independent, “Scandalously talented’ Sunday Times, “Bleeding marvellous” NME.



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Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Dunkirk (12A) Monday 15th January, 7.30pm • £5 & £3 Bungay Film Club (BFC) members In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. An utterly immersive depiction of the account of the Allied retreat. Runtime:106 mins

The Royal Opera House presents ‘Rigoletto’ (Live) Tuesday 16th January, 7.15pm • £13/ £10

Cellar Nights with The Telekasters


Thursday 18th January, 7.30pm • £8.50/FFT

The corruption of

This local trio play a special mix of Americana,

innocence is at the heart of

incorporating Texas Swing and Cowboy Jazz. Rich

Verdi’s potent tragedy in

vocals from Jo Bowley and impressive melodies

David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera.

provided by Rob Huckfield's unique Telecaster sound all

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is

underpinned by Nick Davies' Fat Bass, which provides a

cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his

vintage thump.

irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s

The ELO Encounter

daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in

Saturday 20th

orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances.

January, 7.30pm

Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best

• £12/£10

opera’. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10


years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas. Runtime: 165 mins approx

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ELO’s spectacular 1978 World Tour the ELO Encounter are returning to the Fisher Theatre with a new show and more ELO classic hits. Not only flawlessly recreating the wonderful music of ELO,


it’s a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning

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Theatre - Manager Phil Pattie, ”Simply outstanding - sell

lights and special effects. As the ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, they guarantee to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing. “Fantastic performance, I’ve never seen such a standing ovation here!” Braintree Arts out debut show - thank you ELO Encounter” The RoadHouse Birmingham - Manager Zoe Godber.



Sunday 21st January, 3pm • £13


The Bolshoi Ballet presents, Romeo & Juliet (LIVE)

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their

Cinema+Create presents the film Ponyo (U) Sunday 21st January, followed by a craft session

respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy. Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s

10.30am • £5

premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh Ponyo is another sensational Japanese animation from Studio Ghibli and anime master Hayao Miyazaki, this time aimed at younger children. A simple story, very loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s 'The Little Mermaid’, a goldfish named Ponyo is found trapped in a bottle and

re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated starcrossed lovers as no other classical choreographer has. Running time 2 30mins

befriends a five-year-old boy who saves her. She longs to become a human girl and unleashes magic and sorcery in her attempts to do so, which backfire and put the whole world in peril. The two embark on an adventure to save the world and fulfil Ponyo’s dreams of becoming human. Run time 1hr 41min - no intervals but audience seated in ambient light with the freedom to move around into the cafe/toilet. Cinema+Create at The Fisher Theatre happens one Sunday morning a month from 10 am. One hour of

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents In Between (15)

cinema in the auditorium (film lengths vary) followed by

Monday 22nd January, 7.30pm • £5/£3 BFC members

an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time in the café. This is a session for around 3-9 year olds, an

In Maysaloun Hamoud's remarkable feature debut, three

opportunity for young audiences to get used to being at

Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the vibrant

the cinema. Each film is sponsored by a local business.

heart of Tel Aviv find themselves doing the same balancing

Ponyo is generously sponsored by

act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and

culture, fealty and freedom. Runtime: 101mins Subtitled

The Fisher Theatre presents ‘Burns Night’ Poetry Open Mic Thursday 25th January, 7pm • £3.50, £2 to perform (Limited admission) An auspicious night to hold our regular homage to poetry in the Cellar courtesy of Robbie Burns. Come along, sit back and listen to the readings of favourite poems, newly penned creations by local poets and enjoy the company of creative minds celebrating the written word. Open to all ages and poets. We are suggesting a theme on which to muse and share that evening. This one is The North.



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The Fisher Theatre presents A Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh from Pendragon Friday 26th January, 6.30pm Supper, 8pm Ceilidh • Supper & Ceilidh £30.00, Ceilidh only £10 Come and celebrate Robbie Burns. The supper will consist of 3 courses, with the traditional piping-in and addressing of the Haggis. Pendragon will supply the caller and fine music. Diners are limited to 60 so book early to ensure a place. When you book you will need to confirm your food choices. Pendragon are one of the region’s leading traditional dance bands and we welcome them back after a previous year’s sell-out ceilidh!! Pendragon’s big sound blends ancient and modern instruments (including bagpipes and hurdy gurdy) with tunes from all over Europe and beyond to create an irresistible invitation to dance. Whether you’re a ceilidh veteran or have never danced before, this is the time to forget the credit card bill, the weather and the lack of daylight and get down to the Fisher. Full instruction in all dances – all you have to do is know your left from your right!!

The Ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers Experience

A History of Swing

Saturday 27th January, 7.30pm • £16/£13

Joint ticket with Committed to the Blues Brothers/FFT

Sunday 28th January,3.30pm • £9/£22.

concessions/£22. Joint ticket with A History of Swing/FFT Re-live the glorious golden years of Swing and make

The band takes the greatest songs from two cult

new memories. Let your mind take a journey down

films, and recreates all the iconic atmosphere of a live

memory lane. With hits from performers including Peggy

performance of The Commitments and The Blues

Lee, Frank Sinatra, Robbie Williams and Michael Buble

Brothers, and puts them together to create two fantastic

all performed by some of the greatest musicians and

tribute shows in one memorable evening of foot-tapping,

vocalists in East Anglia taking you through the

sing-along entertainment, capturing the essence of both

generations of Swing from pre-war to now. Simply Swing

the music and the films - in a stage show / concert

is more than just a live band, it will enchant you and lift

experience that electrifies! In a show suitable for all ages,

the soul. There’s something for every generation - the

this live 12-piece showband will perform some of the

glittering costumes, stunning vocals and virtuoso

greatest Soul songs from the two films in an evening


where we will not only take you back musically but visually too, with some of those great scenes from the films, lots of laughs, plenty of crowd participation - a night not to be missed, so put on your pork-pie hats and dark glasses.




Bungay Film Club presents A Man Called Ove (15)

Fisher Folk & Acoustic

Monday 29th January, 7.30pm • £5/£2.50 members

Wednesday 31st January, 7.30pm • £5 (limited entry)

A Swedish black comedy based on the best-selling novel of the

Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical

same name. World-class curmudgeon Ove has given up on

Showcase, is held in our atmospheric cellar. Bar offers

everything after losing his wife, his job and his social status in

drinks and light snacks. It's a night to sit back and

rapid succession. Ove has become the quintessential grumpy

appreciate the local talent. To book a slot, contact us on

old man, and spends his days railing against his neighbours

email contact:

or at his wife’s graveside, until a young family moves in next

Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic

door and an unlikely friendship is formed. “A strong contender for feel-good film of the year”. David Hughes in Empire. Directed by Hannes Holm and starring Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars and Ida Engvoll. Sweden 2015. 116 minutes.


In Swedish and Persian with English subtitles.



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Thursday 1st February, 7.30pm • £13


Exhibition on Screen presents CÉZANNE - PORTRAITS OF A LIFE From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée d’Orsay Paris & National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Exhibition on Screen is thrilled to present one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before travelling to London and Washington. One cannot appreciate 20th-century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery, London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places where Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now. Directed by Phil Grabsky. Running time: 85 minutes. Friedman Productions.

Luke Wright, performance poet presents Frankie Vah Friday 2nd February, doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm • £12/£10 concessions/FFT We all want something to believe in. It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and skuzzy indie stardom. But can he keep it all down? Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss, and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache. Written and performed in deft verse by Fringe First & Stage Award for Acting Excellence winner, Luke Wright. “With Frankie Vah, he’s managed to craft a gorgeously worded powerhouse of a play, in one of the only verse dramas that could claim to get a crowd cheering and stamping their feet throughout. Again.” ★★★★★ Broadway Bab

Adie Mueller presents a contemporary adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s gothic story The Sandman (15) Saturday 3rd February, 7.30pm • £10/£8/FFT When Nathaniel, a student, is visited by a mysterious dread figure from the past, nobody can prevent his life from spiralling out of control… This contemporary adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s gothic classic ‘The Sandman’ for a solo performer fuses high-energy storytelling, expressive physicality and puppetry to immerse you in an intense and thrilling nightmare world. “A deeply impressive, scary and mesmerising adaptation … and as strong a solo performance as anyone could wish for.”«««« The Student



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The Bolshoi Ballet presents The Lady of the Camelias (Encore) Sunday 4th February, 3pm • £13 As he arrives in Paris for the first time, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love. Alexandre Dumas fils novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score. Captured live on Dec 06, 2015. Running time 3:05

The Royal Opera House presents Tosca (Live) Wednesday 7th February, 7.15pm • £13 / £10 Under-18s

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents The Beguiled (15) Monday 5th February, 7.30pm • £5/£3 BFC As the Civil War rages, The Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies has been sheltered from the outside world-- until the day a wounded Union soldier is discovered nearby and taken in. Runtime: 94 mins

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences at its 1900 première and it remains one of the most performed of all operas, with its gripping plot and glorious music. Running Time: 3 hours, 2 intervals

The National Theatre presents Young Marx (Live) Thursday 8th February, 7pm • £13 Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx, broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satirical wit, and childish emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the tiles than Karl Heinrich Marx.




Andante Live presents Blowin’ in the Wind, Songs of Peace, Protest & Love Friday 9th February,

Polaris presents a night of 50s & 60s Dance music

7.30pm • £10/FFT

Saturday 10th February, Doors 7.30pm, Gig 8pm • £8/FFT. Cabaret seating with dance floor

Join us as we take you back to the era of Peace, Protest & Love with uniquely arranged classic

Polaris is a highly experienced 4 piece band playing the Sounds of the Sixties, classic rock 'n roll, soul and blues.

songs such as ‘Mr Tambourine Man’, ‘Imagine’, ‘The

Formed in the Autumn of 2008, all four members of the

Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down’, ‘Big yellow Taxi’, ‘The

group (Robin, Ron, Daryl and Steve) have been playing

Sound of Silence’, ‘All you need is Love’ and many more.

music for many years. Together they have amassed a

Combining the vocal harmonies of Vee Sweeney and

wide-ranging repertoire, which seeks to entertain audiences

Mark Rowson, 16 instruments between them and

and provide them with well-known songs, which they will

outstanding musicianship, they perform an uplifting and

instantly recognise - and want to dance to and tap their

inspiring show to give you a fabulous evening of

feet! Featuring material made famous by the likes of The

unforgettable music. When Dylan, Baez and friends sang

Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Troggs, Elvis Presley, The

their songs of peace, protest & love, “times certainly were

Searchers, The Temptations, Johnny Cash, Chuck


Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard and many more ...

Cinema+Create presents The Gruffalo (U) Sunday 11th February, 10.30am • £5 The Gruffalo is a British/German animation, from the beloved book by Julia Donaldson, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The film features Robbie Coltrane in the title role, James Corden as the mouse, Helena Bonham-Carter as the mother squirrel narrator, and Rob Brydon as the Snake. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) 2011 and for a BAFTA in 2010. The story, of a mouse evading being eaten by a long line of other animals, by using his wits alone, is based on a Chinese folk tale about a fox who borrows the terror of a tiger. It is a perfect introduction to cinema for young children. Run time 27min - no intervals but audience seated in ambient light with the freedom to move around into the cafe/toilet. Cinema+Create at The Fisher Theatre happens one Sunday morning a month. Cinema in the auditorium (film lengths vary) followed by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time. This is a session for around 3-9 year olds, an opportunity for young audiences to comfortably get used to being at the cinema. Each film is sponsored by a local business - this month have kindly provided sponsorship.



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Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Casablanca (U) Monday 12th February, 7.30pm • £5/£3 BFC Easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one especially Victor's wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more - personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance. Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Casablanca marks decades as a beloved favourite. No matter how often you've seen it, this looks like yet another beginning of a beautiful friendship with an unforgettable classic. Runtime: 102 minutes

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Twelfth Night (Live) (12A) Wednesday14th February,7pm • £13

Foolhardy Circus Workshop & Show Thursday 15th February, Foolhardy Circus Workshop,

'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.'

11am-1pm followed by Foolhardy Circus Show, 2pm • £5 for workshop & £5 for show.

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister. Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time". Running time: 2:10

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 Gos and Plate Spinning, in a relaxed semiformal workshop structure. Suitable for ages 6+. After the workshop, 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!

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The Victorian Conjuror presents A Cavalcade of Wonders Saturday 17th February, 7.30pm • £9/£8.10 FFT discount/£8/£5 (U16)

Cellar Nights presents The Burkitt Family Band

Following the success

Thursday 15th February, 7.30pm • £8.50/FFT

of A Night of Mystery,

(limited admission)

Chris North - The Victorian Conjuror returns to the Theatre A welcome return visit to the Theatre for this family band from the Bawdsey Peninsula, offering a beguiling mix of contemporary and traditional acoustic music, featuring tight vocal harmonies and beautifully played arrangements

with a brand new show A Cavalcade of Wonders. This new production embraces all the excitement and nostalgia of entertainment in the Victorian era. Come along and bring the family for an evening of magic, comedy and intrigue.

of well-chosen songs.

FYTG Quiz & Chips, & Cabaret Auction of Performances Friday 16th February, 7.30pm • £12

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents My Cousin Rachel (12A)

The hugely talented Fisher Youth Theatre Group is

Monday 19th February, 7.30pm, £5/£3 BFC

fundraising to send their NATIONAL THEATRE connections play ‘Ceasefire Babies’ on a European journey, to

A dark romance, 'My Cousin Rachel' tells the story of a

participate in Artscene youth drama festival in Ghent,

young Englishman who plots revenge against his

Belgium this Spring, with students from all over Europe.

mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered

To help them cover the costs of this journey, we invite our

his guardian. Runtime: 106 mins.

community to support them for a 'fun'draising evening of quiz, chips & cabaret, which includes an auction of performances! Tickets include a chip supper and a glass of wine/soft drink.



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National Theatre presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (15) Friday 23rd February, 7pm • £13 Tennessee Williams’ twentieth-century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. Directed by Benedict Andrews. Running time: 185 mins.

Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus presents The Mods & Rockers Show, ‘Which side were you on?’

Bungay Film Club presents The Midwife (12A) Monday 26th February, 7.30pm, £5/£2.50 members This two-handed drama stars two of French cinema’s

Saturday 24th February, 7.30pm • £12.50/FFT

most celebrated actresses, Catherine Deneuve and

Cabaret seating with dance floor

Catherine Frot (last seen at the film club in The Brand New Testament and Marguerite respectively). Frot plays

The Mods & Rockers Show features over two hours of

Claire, a self-denying midwife in her 40s. Deneuve is

classic songs by Mod and Rock artists. What's in store?

Beatrice, the glamorous but disreputable mistress of

The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix,

Claire’s late father, a woman who caused heartbreak and

T. Rex, Eddie Floyd, The Equals, Toots & The Maytals,

vanished over three decades before. “A bittersweet

The Small Faces, Mott the Hoople, Chris Montez,

delight written to order for two consummate performers,

The Animals, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Procol Harum and

who inhabit their characters with satisfying élan.” Lisa

many more. The band's members have worked with

Nesselson in Screen International. Written and directed

many top international artists, including Roger Daltrey,

by Martin Provost. France 2017. 117 minutes. In

Pete Townshend, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo

French with English subtitles.

Fighters and The Small Faces. "The greatest sixties band on the planet!" Time Out

The Royal Opera House presents The Winter’s Tale, Ballet in a Prologue and 3 Acts, (Live) Wednesday 28th February, 7.15pm • £13 / £10 Under-18s Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its première, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic. Running time: approx 3 hrs with 2 intervals.



Title: Katharine Wallace Preview: Sunday 4th March 4-6pm

Title: Derek Robson – Eight Decades of Painting and Drawing

Runs: Monday 5th March until Friday 30th March An opportunity to see a collection of work by local artist Kath Wallace. Kath takes inspiration from the natural world to

Preview: Sunday 7th Jan 4-6pm Running from: Mon 8th Jan - Fri 2nd Feb With an artistic career that now spans some eight decades, it is a remarkable fact that, until this retrospective at the Fisher, Derek Robson has never, in his 91 years, had a public exhibition. Before his very recent arrival in Bungay, he lived and worked in his native North East. He studied Fine Art in Newcastle and taught art there up to his retirement 35

create dynamic paintings and drawings using oil paint and added materials to highlight unusual textures and shapes. The work ranges from semi- realist to almost completely abstracted representations. Her work is a celebration of the beauty of landscapes with all their colours, contrasts, moods and surprises. Kath has been exhibiting with the Harleston and Waveney Art Trail Collective since 2014.

years ago. As a young man his great passion was for rockclimbing, an activity that is reflected in both the dynamic abstract forms of his paintings and the simple beauty of his quietly-observed landscape drawings

Title: Jacqueline Croft - New Works Preview: Sunday 1st April, 6pm-8pm

Title: Cate Aspinall Preview: Sunday 4th Feb 6.30pm-8.30pm Runs: Monday 5th Feb until Friday 2nd March Cate Aspinall is a local impressionist painter of affordable scenes

Runs: Monday 2nd April until Friday 27th April This exhibition contains a new body of work influenced by walks, stories and chats on our daily walks round Bungay Common, with Otto the dog.

in watercolour and pastel and is particularly known for her seascapes of the Norfolk coast, sunken lanes and secret woodland glades showing the changing seasons. She also creates smaller images of animals, birds and flowers as well as favourite places like Cumbria and Tuscany.





Get Involved at the Fisher:

Bungay Writers - An invitation - Are you a writer?

Adult Dance Classes

We are a small, locally based group of writers in Bungay who

Weekly dance classes available in Tap and Musical Mayhem

meet weekly at the Fisher Theatre to discuss techniques,

and in Pilates currently, we are always looking to increase this

opportunities and work-in-progress. If you are a writer of

offering. Please enquire if interested on 01986 895367.

drama, fiction, non-fiction and poetry, published or unpublished, and would like to hear more please email us on: or see

Cinema & Create Cinema+Create at The Fisher Theatre happens one Sunday morning between 10.30am and 12.30pm each month. One Fisher Youth Theatre Group

hour of cinema in the auditorium (film lengths vary) followed

This youth group that has been running for 16 years and gone

by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time in the

from strength to strength with professional performers leading it.

cafe. This is a session for around 3-7 year olds, an opportunity

It runs in term time with at least 3 shows a year. They also run

for young audiences to comfortably get used to being at the

LAMDA alongside the production group. The group caters for the

cinema. Each film is sponsored by a local business.

ages of 7-18 and meet most Mondays in term time. Contact: See our Facebook page and info on the Fisher Theatre web page.

Fisher Arts & Social Club A new community venture between the Project leader, Sophie Wood and the Fisher Theatre, offering art sessions for older Fisher Folk & Acoustic

adults and their carers. This happens every Thursday, same

Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical

time, same place. Sessions are led by local artists, with

Showcase, is now into its second year. It has drawn in a host

support from trained volunteers. A great opportunity for people

of local musicians and an enthusiastic audience. This usually

to get out of the house, meet others, and for carers to meet

takes place on the first Wednesday of the month (check

each other. For creative enjoyment and building networks of

programme) Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic email contact:

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)

Black Dog Arts: Life Drawing A monthly life drawing class held in the auditorium of the Fisher Theatre. Experienced models and the knowledge of professional artist & Tutor Malcolm Cudmore. Please contact BDA on:

Poetry Pen Mic Listen to and read your favourite poems, newly penned creations by local poets and enjoy the company of creative minds celebrating the written words once every season.






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Friday 2nd March,7.30pm • £12/FFT A new play written by acclaimed playwright and director Simon Downing. Who was Fagin?


Kick in the Head Theatre Company presents Fagin?

Was he the Fagin in Dickens' Oliver Twist? Was he the Fagin in ‘Oliver!’ the musical? Was he based on a real-life character? Join Fagin as he reviews his situation during his final night in prison before being hanged. As madness envelops him he struggles with the consequences of his past and is ‘visited’ by some old acquaintances. Find out who Fagin really was and how he ended up as one of the best known, yet unknown, of Dickens' characters. Starring Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous & My Dog's Got No Nose)Productions.

Exhibition on Screen presents Canaletto & The Art of Venice Saturday 3rd March, 7.30pm • £13 Exhibition on Screen open its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offers unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. Running time: 85 minutes

The Bolshoi Ballet presents The Flames of Paris (Live) Sunday 4th March, 3pm • £13 To join the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseilles for Paris. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love …..Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage. Running time 2:15

Fisher Folk & Acoustic Wednesday 7th March, 7.30pm • £5 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 offers drinks and light snacks. It's a night to sit back and appreciate the local talent. To book a slot, contact us on email contact:, Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic.



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The Liberties presents A Dubliners Tribute of All For Me Grog Thursday 8th March, 7.30pm • £12/£9 (U18s)/FFT Cabaret Seating with dancefloor All For Me Grog, is the show that brings you the songs and story of Ireland’s most internationally famous folk band of all time - The Dublimers. Presented by The Liberties, who, in replicating the original Dubliners lineup of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciaron Burke and John Sheehan, with the exact same instrumentation and sound, bring to the stage a show of uncanny similarity to the most fondly remembered and successful Dubliners lineup. The unique and wonderful voice of Ronnie Drew is brought to life by a true son of Dublin-Wayne Wilder, who is probably the most authentic Ronnie sound-alike in the entire world.

Mothering Sunday Lunch in The Gallery Sunday 11th March, 12.00pm • £18 A delightful spring-inspired 2-course lunch, with something for everyone. Treat your mum to a lovely meal in the ambience of the Fisher Theatre Gallery.

Mustard Theatre Company presents In Two Minds by Richard Harris Friday 9th March & Saturday 10th March 2.30pm,

The Royal Opera House presents Carmen (Encore)

7.30pm • £8/FFT

Sunday 11th March, 2pm • £13 / £10 Under-18s

A psychological drama, from playwright Richard Harris (Stepping Out, Outside Edge). David and Annie are

An Opera in 4 acts, with 1

moving into a Victorian House. All begins well, but David

interval. Carmen is the best-known work by French

becomes suspicious. Why does their vaguely sinister

composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous

neighbour keep popping in? Where is his wife? Women’s

operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the

clothing is found burnt in a garden incinerator, what is in

Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the

the boarded up cupboard? “More than just a thriller…

popular consciousness as little else has. This ever-popular dramatic insight into the lives and minds of

opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly

ordinary people behind closed doors.’’

physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most soughtafter opera directors. For Carmen he has devised a far-fromtraditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. Running time: 3.20mins.



Explore! The Fisher Theatre's Distinguished Lecture Series with Stuart Pearson Wright

Monday 12th March, 7.30pm • £5/£3 BFC


Fisher Theatre Cinema presents The Big Sick (15)

Friday 16th March, 7.30pm • £8 Fundraiser

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and

Stuart Pearson Wright is

grad student Emily fall in love, but they struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious

outspoken, dry, witty and widely regarded as one of the

illness, Kumail must navigate the crisis with her parents.

UK’s leading portrait artists. He also lives and works close

Runtime: 120mins

to Bungay. Stuart studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London during which time he won the National Portrait Gallery’s BP travel award. In 2001 he went on to win first prize in the BP Portrait Awards for his painting ‘Gallus gallus with Still Life and Presidents’. The National Portrait Gallery subsequently acquired his portraits of John Hurt, Adam Cooper and J K Rowling and since then his paintings have been exhibited across the globe. He will talk about his work and his method.

Cellar Nights presents Emily & Erin Thursday 15th March,7.30pm • £8.50/FFT (Limited Admission) We are Emily and Eryn. On this night you will hear wellknown covers of modern, old, rock and pop songs, from two girls with a guitar and a ukulele. This harmonic duo will take the stage for a unique, fun performance, you won't hear anything quite like it!

The FOD Band presents Sixties Explosion Saturday 17th March, 7.30pm • £12/FFT FFT discount


Widely regarded as the UK`s premier Sixties music-tribute band, the Sixties Explosion show features many hits from the most dynamic, high-energy decade in pop-music history. `I was privileged to hear one of the best bands around – The FOD Band who, in my opinion, can compete with anyone out there.’ Steve Scruton - BBC Essex



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The Fisher Youth Theatre Group’s National Theatre Connections Festival Entry, ‘Ceasefire Babies’ by Fiona Doyle Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March, 7.30pm • £9/£7 (U18s) The Fisher Youth Theatre Group enters NT Connections Youth Festival for the second time. This year they are taking on a more serious play concerned with the way human behaviour and trauma are passed on. Originally set in Belfast in a deprived area on the edge of a Peace Wall, the play examines how the beliefs and actions of one generation are passed onto their children, regardless of whether the same circumstances are in existence. It is a darkly comic and moving piece that resonates with today’s rise in nationalism and the break-up of the EU. A National Theatre Director will be coming to watch one performance to give feedback to the group.

Cinema+Create presents Tangled (PG) Sunday 25th March, 10am • £5

Princess who does a little more than hang around waiting

Bungay Film Club presents Kills on Wheels (15)

for a handsome prince. Our hero is strong, independent

Monday 26th March, 7.30pm • £5/£2.50 members

Tangled is the Rapunzel story retold, with a Disney

and capable and the film is really funny and engaging across the generations. When the kingdom's most

In this wildly original Hungarian action-comedy, two bored

wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out

teenagers living in a care home are enlisted by an ex-con to

in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a

be his accomplices as wheelchair hitmen. KILLS ON

feisty tower-bound girl with 70 feet of magical, golden

WHEELS is notable for its attitude to disability – both young

hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket

men are played by actors with the same mobility issues -

out of the tower where she's been locked away for years,

and for its flouting of stereotypes and expectations. Starring

strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely

Zoltan Fenyvezy, Szabolcs Thuroczy and Adam Fekete.

duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete

Directed by Atilla Till. Hungary 2015. In Hungarian with

with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon

English subtitles. ‘A highly enjoyable and nuanced dark

and a gang of thugs. 1hr 40mins. There will be a craft

comedy with a satisfying depth of emotion.’ Emily Bray in

session after the film.This month’s film is sponsored by

Little White Lies.



MARCH Michael Strand from Suffolk Wildlife Trust speaks about ‘Green Spaces for Communities and Nature’. Thursday 29th March, 7.30pm • £6 This is a fundraising event and all moneys will be split equally

Exhibition on Screen presents Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

and the Fisher Theatre. This evening will cover how two Suffolk-

Wednesday 28th March, 7.30pm • £13

based charities are working in the Waveney Valley to conserve

Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has

communities and nature. Michael Strand, from the Suffolk

between Falcon Meadow Community Trust, Suffolk Wildlife Trust

our beautiful landscapes in a way that benefits both long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep

Wildlife Trust, will explain the Trust’s ambitious plans for a

into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world

flagship nature reserve at Carlton Marshes, and look at practical

comes this definitive, award-winning documentary

ways in which communities can take steps to share spaces

directed by David Bickerstaff. Showcasing Van Gogh’s

with nature on their doorstep. Guests will also hear from our

iconic works as never before and featuring exclusive

local charity, the Falcon Meadow Community Trust, explaining

interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh

the progress they have made since securing the Meadow as a

Museum Amsterdam, this Exhibition on Screen favourite

community-owned space in 2015. The evening will end with

from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

an open discussion and a chance to get involved.

Running time: 90 minutes ‘Discover the real Van Gogh’ Institut Van Gogh, ‘Paintings shown in breath-taking detail’ Daily Mail.


Roughcast Theatre Company presents Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare Friday 30th March, 7.30pm • £10/FFT Passion, injustice, hypocrisy and power are at the centre of Shakespeare’s darkly comic exploration of social justice and sexual politics. Lord Angelo, appointed to govern in the absence of the Duke, insists on the strict implementation of ‘the all binding law’, sentencing to death the young Claudio for getting his wife-to-be pregnant. But what of Angelo’s control and authority when he falls prey to exactly those urges when Isabella, a novice nun, pleads for her brother’s life. Caught up in the action are a medley of nuns and prostitutes, a pirate, pimps and friars. Roughcast return to the Fisher Theatre with their 13th Shakespeare. Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.



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Sunday 1st April, 2pm • £13 / £10 Under-18s


The Royal Opera House presents ‘Bernstein Centenary’ (Encore)

in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premières by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Runtime: 3 hours approx, 2 intervals

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Victoria & Abdul (PG) Monday 2nd April, 7.30pm • £5/£3 BFC The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule. (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) Runtime: 112mins

The Royal Opera House presents Macbeth (Live), Opera in Four Act Wednesday 4th April, 7.15pm • £13 / £10 Under-18s Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. Runtime: 3:20 mins with 1 interval.

Winter Wilson presents ‘Far Off on the Horizon’ Thursday 5th April, 7.30pm • £12/£11.80 FFT discount Showcasing their latest album "Far Off on the Horizon", follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Ashes & Dust”, Winter Wilson come to the Fisher off the back of a triumphant UK tour with the legendary Fairport Convention. Kip Winter and Dave Wilson bring a sense of intimacy to every venue, blending superb, often hard-hitting original songs, stunning harmonies and musicianship with sometimes, hilarious tales of life on the road. “This isn’t an act; it’s a domestic.” You will laugh; you may cry. You will certainly want to see them again! Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure “from melting to belting”. Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song-writers, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats”.



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The National Theatre presents Julius Caesar (Live) Friday 6th April, 7pm • £13 Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall,) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen) is Mark Antony.

UpShoot Theatre Company presents An Easter Adventure & Easter-Egg Hunt in Bungay Castle

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Final Portrait (15) Monday 9th April, 7.30pm, £5/£3 BFC

Saturday 7th April. Shows at 11am, 12pm & 1.30pm • £5. Fundraiser

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer

Hunt around a colourful, eye-popping Easterland, meeting

and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his

characters from stories on your way, and getting clues to

friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti

where and how to gather chocolate eggs around the castle.

(Geoffrey Rush), to sit for a portrait. Runtime: 90 mins

After the hunt gather in the main tower for 3 Easter Stories from around the world, performed for you, while you eat your finds. Suitable for children from 3-10 years old.

The Bolshoi Ballet presents Giselle (Encore) Sunday 8th April, 3pm • £13 When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies

Fisher Folk & Acoustic Wednesday 11th April, 7.30pm • £5

of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she


returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to

Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical

make unfaithful men dance until death…Prima ballerina

Showcase, is held in our atmospheric cellar, which has

Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role

recently had a total sound and lighting refurb. Bar offers

in alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in

drinks and light snacks. It's a night to sit back and

this chilling yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate

appreciate the local talent. To book a slot, contact us on

audiences after 150 years at the Bolshoi.

email contact:, Facebook:

Running time 2 20mins

Fisher Folk & Acoustic.


Scary Little Girls presents The Full Brontë Friday 13th April,

Thursday 12th April,

7.30pm • £12 / £9

7.30pm • £12/£10

FFT/ concessions


Roll Up, Roll Up! Join

Albert and Harold; father and son. One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that actually he’s “a dirty old man!” In actual fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-andbone-men, in their Shepherd’s Bush scrapyard home, became household favourites for entire generations

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, this show was hailed by three weeks

throughout the 60s and 70s and they continue to entertain. Features the classic episodes: Divided We Stand, Men of Letters and Come Dancing, and excerpts from The Bath and Steptoe and Son – and Son!


Hambledon Productions presents Steptoe & Son

as ‘the anarchic love child of French and Saunders and Hinge and Brackett!’ A delight for literature aficionados and theatre fans alike – and of course every devoted Brontëphile!

Open Space Theatre Company presents Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel Saturday 14th April, 7.30pm • £11/£9/FFT Five sisters live out their lives in rural Ireland in the 1930s, hoping beyond hope for events that will end their domestic isolation. Brian Friel’s play, which was a resounding success at the National Theatre, in London’s West End and on Broadway, New York in the 1990s, is both magical and tragic as the sisters aspire gamely to a happiness they will never achieve. The play is set around the Celtic festival of Lughnasa, which marks a bitter harvest for the sisters and their frail elder brother who has returned from life as a missionary in Africa.

Cinema+Create presents Ratatouille (U) Sunday 15th April, 10.30am • £5 The 8th Pixar film, set in Paris, France, it focuses on a rat named Remy who dreams of being a chef. He sets out to make his dreams come true, and soon he and a young human chef named Alfredo Linguini end up working together in a hilarious race to foil the schemes of the evil Chef Skinner. It's a visually stunning animation, Pixar had to overcome the technical issues involved in producing realistic water effects and sewer scenes. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and although a mainstream blockbuster, it hangs onto some quirky avant-garde elements and is a treat for grown-ups as well as smaller people. Run time 1hr. Film followed by a craft session. For more information see earlier listings. have generously sponsored this screening licence. THE FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY • 01986 897130 •


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Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Maudie (12A)

A Bohemian Cabaret, led by Svetla and friends

Monday 16th April, 7.30pm

(limited to 60)

Friday 20th April, 7pm • £20.

• £5/£3 BFC While being royally entertained

Maudie' based on a true story, is

by Svetla singing cabaret and

an unlikely romance in which the

accompanying herself on accordion and piano, you will be

reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet

served a selection of Bohemian dishes at regular intervals,

determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be

to savour while you absorb the atmosphere, taking in the

his housekeeper. Runtime 116 mins

blue seas of the Mediterranean to a Bohemian Hinterland. Savoury dishes will come first followed by

The National Theatre presents Macbeth, (Encore) (12A)

sweet delicacies. Joining Svetla, some of her talented friends will be reciting stories, poems and anecdotes to add different flavours and round off the rich taste of Bohemia.

Wednesday 18th April, 7pm • £12

INK on the Road: The Best of the 2018 INK Festival (14+)

Sleep no More. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the

Saturday 21ST April, 8pm

crown by forces of elemental darkness. Directed by Rufus

• £10/£8 Under-25s/FFT

Norris. Starring Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. Runtime: tbc 210 mins approx

A surprise package of entertaining short plays by East Anglia’s finest writers. Includes the world premiere of ‘The Famous 5’, an extraordinary collaboration by five celebrity fans of INK, Richard Curtis, Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Steve Waters, and Libby Purves. They weave five magical tales from the same mysterious suitcase into the same short play!

Cellar Nights presents The Speckled Band

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Breathe

Thursday 19th April, 7.30pm • £8.50/FFT

Monday 23RD

The Speckled Band was formed in 2015 when Andy's


April,7.30pm • £5/£3

saxophones joined forces with Chris and John's guitars,


acoustic and electric. Their repertoire combines their

Based on the true story of Robin Cavendish, Breathe is a

original compositions with diverse gems of Latin, jazz

heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery

and blues. They have developed a melodic and

and human possibility, a love story about living every

atmospheric sound that they love, and hope you will too.

breath as though it’s your last. The film stars Andrew

They have played at a variety of local venues and are

Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) as Cavendish and Claire Foy

currently recording a studio album.

(The Crown) as his wife Diana. Runtime 118mins.


Swing characteristics and

Strange Fascination presents ‘Secrets’ an immersive promenade ‘Murder Mystery’ with buffet supper

infuses them with influences

Saturday 28th April, 7pm • £24

Thursday 26th April, 7.30pm • £12/FFT The Remi Harris Trio take Gypsy


The Remy Harris Trio presents Gypsy Swing, Jazz and Blues

from Jazz, Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Funk, World Music and more. They play an eclectic mix of original compositions,

Squiffy Banningham is heir to his father Thomas’ fortune and

jazz standards and new arrangements of music from

is holding a party to celebrate...but what secrets do the guests

Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery,

hold that could reveal the truth about the death? And what

Charlie Parker, Peter Green and more. The trio features

lengths will each of them go to secure their own share of the

Remi on a variety of acoustic and electric guitars

wealth? Featuring sultry ladies, criss crossing socialites and a

accompanied by a Hot Club rhythm section of acoustic

cowboy...Solve the clues, follow the action and work out the

guitar and double bass. They have toured worldwide as

murderer! Dress 1920s style and be prepared to walk around

well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz

the beautiful theatre as the company perform scenes in

Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie

different locations! Ticket includes buffet meal. Bar is available.

Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.

Bungay Film Club presents AQUARIUS (18) Monday 30th April, 7.30pm • £5/£2.50 members An absorbing drama set in the attractive beachfront

Dr Matt Davey presents a talk about Antarctica Friday 27th April, 7.30pm • £6/£4 Under-16s/FFT

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

Dr Matt Davey presents 'Antarctic antics - what is it like to work and live in Antarctica?’ Dr Matt Davey grew up in Bungay and 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

to move from a construction company with ambitious plans to redevelop the coastline, Clara vows to stay in her apartment until she dies. Starring Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos and Humberto Carrao and directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho. 146 minutes. Brazil/France 2017. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

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 followed by a hands-on demonstration of the equipment used for polar research.



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Fresh meat and free range poultry Let us cook your Xmas ham etc 28 Wingfield Street, Bungay Suffolk NR35 1EZ Tel: 01986 895105

Picnic themed cafe serving local homemade food to eat in or takeaway.


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Contact: Margaret Sheppard

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Opening hours: Tuesday 9am-5.30pm Wednesday 9am-5.30pm • Thursday 9am-7pm Friday 9am-6pm • Saturday 9am-5pm

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Comprehensive home security systems available in East Anglia Intruder alarms Door entry systems

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For a free, no obligation quote on any of our services:

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To book contact: or 01379 678662.

Talking with someone neutral in a safe and confidential setting can help you move forward and enjoy life more. For times, appointments & confidential enquiries please contact: Telephone: 01986 895026 Mob: 07442 015915 Email:



Make the most of your retirement with equity release Michael Boon is your local Equity Release Council member for professional independent advice. If you are interested in releasing a tax-free lump sum from your home then Michael will be delighted to guide you through the different types of equity release schemes available to find the best plan for your needs.

Equity release schemes allow you to release tax-free cash from your home to boost your finances later in life.

• Many clients use this money to repay an existing mortgage, make home improvements, buy a new car and even go on a holiday of a lifetime, while others may wish to offer financial assistance to their children or to improve their own quality of life in retirement. • Boon Brokers is qualified and registered through the Financial Conduct Authority to offer a valuable equity release service for homeowners aged 55 and over. • Boon Brokers only recommend approved schemes from The Equity Release Council.

To find out more call Michael on 01508 483983 or visit This is a lifetime mortgage, to understand the features and risks ask for a personalised illustration. Boon Brokers is authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority No. 301141

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44 Victoria Road, Diss IP21 4HZ ~ Tel: 01379 651600 THE FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY • 01986 897130 •







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. Tea, lunch or dinner can also be added, if

no reservation policy for booking tickets.

required, at an additional cost.



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

The seating plan is available on the website.

filling out your interval refreshments slip or notifying one of the bar staff prior to the performance.

LIVE STREAMING Customers purchasing tickets for live streamings are advised to


contact the Box Office if time is TBC. Transmission is weather

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

dependent. If there is any break in transmission, which causes a

number & email. We will only contact you if there are any changes to

termination for the evening, two additional screenings will take place

the performance or if we have any further shows you may be

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

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



Latecomers will be seated at a suitable time in the performance,

Monday to Saturday – 10am to 3pm and during performances.

which will be designated by the visiting production company and at

The Fisher Theatre, 10 Broad Street, Bungay, NR35 1EE.

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

EXCHANGING TICKETS Refunds on any performance, no matter what the circumstances, will not be given. An exchange of tickets for another performance can be made.


Enjoy an activity that is fun, good for your health and allows you to make new friends, all in beautiful surroundings.....

‘Golf is a perfect sport for everybody, whatever your age, background or ability. Have fun in the fresh air, stay fit and improve your physical and social wellbeing. It’s a great game for all the family and can be played well into your twilight years, so it’s never too late to start… Playing golf burns about 900 calories a round, lowers your stress levels and significantly reduces the risk of stroke and diabetes. Play golf at Bungay and Waveney Valley Golf Club to experience all these benefits and more, make new friends and develop a true sense of belonging. We offer a variety of membership options to suit all lifestyles, from Full to Flexible, or even just Sunday afternoon. If you are new, or returning to the game, you can learn to play with instruction from Andrew Collison, our fully qualified and experienced onsite PGA Professional. For more details, please see our website, or call 01986 892337 and ask for Andrew.

Bungay & Waveney Valley Golf Club Outney Common, Bungay NR35 1DS

“Great golf, great food, great friends.”

Fisher Theatre Jan April 2018  
Fisher Theatre Jan April 2018  

Fisher Theatre Jan April 2018