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WELCOME TO

THE FISHER THEATRE Welcome to the Fisher Theatre Summer programme. I’m writing this while the snow sits on the ground from the wintry Siberian and Arctic blast. A huge shock to us all, and it resulted in the theatre not receiving any visitors for 3 days! In compensation, we are mentioned in a recent survey of best places to live in the UK under Bungay’s entry, for supplying…’the artsy social scene..’which‘…revolves round the Fisher Theatre.’ Sunday Times, 18th March. I’m pleased to say that the Exhibition on Screen series has been popular and there are four more films in this programme that I hope you will enjoy, all summery and joyful apart from the Bosch! The Sounds of Simon are a must, to bring on a dreamy mood and remember the 60’s era that started with Woodstock. I’ve had so many adults request Paddington 2 so it’s in and it better be as good as the last one! For the first time we have a Circus Cabaret, and must thank the architect for installing so many RSJs, making this possible, very exciting. Cinema+Create shift outdoors for two sessions of junk modelling, while the big bands come out in force from Jonathan Wyatt to the Super Swing Band. At the end of August, when numbers in the theatre can dwindle as you’re all making the most of being outside, I’ve put in two essential sing-alongs, Mamma Mia and Grease. Please come dressed up as your favourite character and forget all your cares. The first of the Fisher Theatre Artistic Patrons has agreed to come on board, the wonderful and inspiring Luke Wright, who I want to thank immensely. I’m now on the search for Music & Drama Patrons. If you haven’t already signed up for our Friends of the Fisher Theatre membership, please be aware that you get a 10% discount off all shows apart from streams and films, and 10% off all food and drink. The season will be great fun with so much more in the programme than I’ve mentioned, so join us and celebrate some sunshine.

Laila and the staff at The Fisher Theatre

Cover Image: Claude Bourbon guitars

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.

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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.

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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.

VOLUNTEERING:

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: info@fishertheatre.org. 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 make 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 posterity.

PATRON SPONSOR: We would like to give our thanks and a warm welcome to Musker McIntyre for being our first Corporate Sponsor, and hope that we have a great year working with and entertaining them at our lovely theatre. Without sponsors like this we would not be able to take our theatre onwards, on its ever-changing journey to providing quality arts for its community.

ARTISTIC PATRON: Fisher Theatre Patron of the Written Word: Luke Wright, Performance Poet

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The Royal Opera House presents Manon (Live) Thursday 3rd May, 7.15pm • £13/£10 Kenneth Macmillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet. Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Manon is offered a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. Runtime: 2hrs 35mins with 2 intervals

Exhibition on Screen presents I, Claude Monet

The Tigerlilys present Once Upon A Fairytale Saturday 5th May, 2pm & 4.30pm • £6

Wednesday 9th May, 7.30pm • £13

The Tigerlilys Productions present their brand new show for 2018, Once Upon A Fairytale. An all singing,

I, Claude Monet is based on personal letters, revealing

dancing, magical show, featuring all your favourite

the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved

princesses and other fairytale characters. Join our cast as

artist. Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who,

they perform some of the best-known classics from all

behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings

those wonderful films. This is a fast paced colourful

of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his

show, great for all the family, plus meet and greet with the

art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories

princesses after the show.

of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed. Told through Monet’s own words and

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience. Runtime: 87 minutes.

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe

The National Theatre presents Macbeth (Live)

quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful

Thursday 10th May, 7pm • £13

Monday 7th May, 7.30pm • £5/£3 members

and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by bestselling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient

The ruined aftermath of a bloody

Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a

civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to

train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race

survive, the Macbeths are

against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer

propelled towards the crown by

strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-

forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense

star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi

and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, will see Rory

Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and

Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to

Josh Gad. Runtime: 114 mins

play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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Theatre Production

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Dreamcast Productions presents ‘Merci Pour la Musique’ Saturday 12th May, 7.30pm • £12, £10 Dreamcast Productions continue their love affair with iconic French singers in 'Merci Pour La Musique', a musical odyssey of famous songs, and their sometimes unexpected, French origins. So, if you ever wondered what gave your favourite song that certain 'je ne sais quoi', it may lie just across the channel.

The Sounds of Simon, Old Friends Duo Tour Sat 19th May, 7.30pm • £13/£11 The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents God’s Own Country (15)

Simon and Garfunkel. The Old Friends Duo tour is how the

Monday 14th May, 7.30pm • £5/£3 members

Relive the classics, from Mrs Robinson to Homeward

songs are meant to be, just two voices and one guitar. Bound, as well as some rarely heard songs like A Most

Written and directed by Francis Lee in his directorial debut

Peculiar Man and A Poem on the Underground Wall.

the film stars Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu. The

Paul and Art are played to perfection.

plot follows a young sheep farmer in Yorkshire, whose life is transformed by the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker. The film was the only UK-based production to feature in the world drama category at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema directing award. Runtime: 1hr 45mins

Bungay Film Club Presents Call Me By Your Name (15) Monday 21 May, 7.30pm • £5/£2.50 members An engaging love story set in the summer of 1983, northern Italy. Elio and his parents spend their holidays in their villa in Lombardy. When an older American student arrives to assist

Fisher Theatre Quiz Night Friday 18th May, 7.30pm • £8 per team of 4.

Elio’s father with his research, the teenager feels at first usurped, then increasingly fascinated. The film has been nominated for BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Film, for

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From every subject under the sun we ask 10 rounds of 10

Timothée Chalamet’s mesmerising performance and for the

questions each. Come and wake up those brain cells and

script by James Ivory (A Room With A View). Starring:

have some fun. The winning team takes £2 from every

Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg.

team’s entry fee to make their prize. Drinks and snacks

Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Runtime: Ihr 32 minutes.

available.

In English, Italian and French with English subtitles. THE FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY • 01986 897130 • www.fishertheatre.org


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Fisher Folk & Acoustic

Gin City

Thursday 24th May, 7.30pm • £5 (limited entry)

Friday 25th May, 7.30pm • £8/£7/FFT

Fisher Folk & Acoustic is held in our atmospheric cellar, which

Back for another visit to the Fisher Theatre, Gin City are a

feels like the heart of the building. The Bar offers drinks and

five piece band consisting of fine musicianship, playing

light snacks all evening. It's a night to sit back and appreciate

blues swing and jazz from 1920's onward including Nina

the local talent. This is a very popular event both for performers

Simone, Big Mamma Thornton, Robert Cray and many

and audience.To book a slot, contact us on email:

more. The band love entertaining and this shines through

cellaracoustic@gmail.com, Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic.

their performances. They will have your feet tapping and

Tickets can be pre-booked, limited to 50 in cellar including

hands clapping! Do not miss out on seeing this band!

performers.

Fisher Youth Theatre Group presents - Wizard of Oz Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31st May -• £9/£6 (U18)

VENUE

See description and other dates under the month of June.

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HIRE

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 THE FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY • 01986 897130 • www.fishertheatre.org

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Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd June, 7.30pm, 2pm (Sat Matinee) • £9/£6 (U18)

JUNE

Fisher Youth Theatre Group presents Wizard of Oz

FYTG juniors present this beautiful adaptation of the 1939 film. Dorothy Gale and dog Toto are swept away from Kansas in a tornado to the magical Land of Oz, where she embarks on a quest with her new found friends, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion to see the Wizard, who can help her return home and help her friends too.

Cinema+Create present The Jungle Book Sunday 3rd June, 10.30am • £5 The Jungle Book (1967 version) was the 19th Walt Disney film made and the final film produced under the supervision of Walt Disney. It's a lively neo-swing musical, loosely based upon the tales of Rudyard Kipling, and its popularity went unmatched amongst the Disney productions until 1989 when the Little Mermaid was released. Bagheera the Panther finds a baby in the wreck of a boat, deep in the jungle, and takes him to be raised with the wolves. Ten years later, the child has grown into Mowgli. Mowgli, with Bagheera, and later Baloo the bear, by his side has to avoid being found by Shere Khan the tiger, and has to escape all kinds of other colourful characters on his way back to the man village. It's certainly a golden oldie, but the songs themselves could absolutely never get old! Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. Runtime 76mins - no intervals but audience seated in ambient light with the freedom to move around into the cafe/toilet. Event FX has generously sponsored this screening licence. Cinema+Create at The Fisher Theatre happens one Sunday morning a month from 10.30am. Cinema in the auditorium (film lengths vary) followed by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time. This is a session for around 3-9 year olds, an opportunity for young audiences to get used to being at the cinema. Each film is sponsored by a local business.

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Paddington 2 Monday 4th June, 7.30pm • £5/£3 Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration. Directed by Paul King. Runtime: 1hr 44mins

EyesWrite presents 4 short plays Thursday 7th June, 7.30pm • £8/£6 EyesWrite is proud to present four new one-act plays by local writers. Two of the plays, “Black Pearl” and “Child Star”, both vastly different in content and style, have been written by Roger Curtis, a longstanding member of The Theatre Royal Writers in Bury St Edmunds. One is a gothic tale while the other deals with the more serious subject of violence and children. “Carnivores”, a gruesome tale, has been written by an up-and-coming writer, David Howgego, and tells us of what happens when a family of chefs sit down to eat. “Still me”, a poignant play that deals with the problems of dementia and is set in a home for the elderly, has been written by local writer Josie Fuller.

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Theatre Production

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JUNE

An evening of Cabaret, Circus and Burlesque-Monkey Business Friday 8th & Saturday 9th June, 7.30pm • £12 (16+) Come revel and delight in this spectacular extravaganza! Witness a show filled with fire, live music, saucy Burlesque, juggling, acrobalance, bed of nails and astounding aerial antics on silks, hoop, trapeze and chains. Put on your glad-rags, grab a drink, sit back and share in the fun and laughter of Monkey Business! Prepare to be dazzled! The first circus of this kind at the Fisher "Book early to avoid disappointment."

The Royal Ballet presents Swan Lake (Live) Tuesday 12th June, 6pm • £13 Swan Lake has had a special

The Bolshoi Ballet presents Coppélia Sunday 10th June, 4pm • £13

role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by

The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancée with a wandering eye, and an old doll maker.

Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Runtime: 3 hours, with 2 intervals.

Exhibition on Screen presents The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch Wednesday 13th June , 7.30pm • £13

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri (15)

Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of Genius at the Het

Monday 11th June, 7.30pm, • £5/£3

was the largest ever Bosch retrospective, bringing 36 of

Noordbrabants Museum (13 February - 8 May 2016) his 44 surviving works together in Den Bosch. The

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A film written, directed, and co-produced by Martin

exhibition took a radical approach, offering research and

McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand as a mother

conservation expertise in exchange for loans from the

who rents three billboards to call attention to her

world’s best museums. Over 420,000 people flocked to

daughter's unsolved murder. Woody Harrelson, Sam

the exhibition to marvel at Bosch’s curious creations.

Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, Clarke Peters,

This film allows audiences to appreciate the detail of

and Peter Dinklage appear in supporting roles.

Bosch’s paintings like never before.

Runtime: 1hr 55 mins.

Runtime: 1hr 30 mins.

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Cellar Nights present Paul Handyside Thursday 14th June, 7.30pm • £8.50 (limited admission)

folk and roots singer songwriter. His song writing style

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Darkest Hour (PG)

has been compared to artists as varied as Billy Bragg,

Monday 18th June 7.30pm • £5/£3

Paul Handyside is a

Robyn Hitchcock, Elvis Costello and Jeff Buckley. He began his musical career with eighties indie darlings

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of

Hurrah! The jangle pop band had album releases on

World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of

Kitchenware and Arista Records from 1982 to 1991 and

Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award winner

toured extensively worldwide. During the nineties he

Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and

toured and recorded with friend and Kitchenware label

defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi

mate Martin Stephenson. The latest album, Tide, Timber

Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and

& Grain, was released in April 2016 with elements of

freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll

traditional British folk and sixties protest songs emerging

across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is

in Handyside's now well established and diverse musical

imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King,

palette. This time the recordings were based around the

and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must

trio of Paul on vocals, guitar and harmonium; producer

withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to

Rob Tickell on Weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar;

change the course of world history. Runtime: 2hrs 5 mins

Dave Porthouse (the original bass player from Hurrah!)

Director: Joe Wright

on melodeon and double bass.

The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band presents Sweethearts of Swing Saturday 16th June, 7.30pm • £18/£16

Fisher Folk & Acoustic on Suffolk Day Thursday 21st June, 7.30pm • £5 (limited entry)

The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band brings their show ‘Sweethearts of Swing’ to the Fisher Theatre, which features

Fisher Folk & Acoustic is held in our atmospheric cellar, the

the music of The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Andrews

part of the building that feels the oldest. Our Bar offers drinks

Sisters, Flanagan and Allen and Vera Lynn among others.

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

The show celebrates the legendary crooners, forces

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

sweethearts and bandleaders of WWI and WWII, paying a

cellaracoustic@fishertheatre.org, Facebook: Fisher Folk &

nostalgic commemoration to the music, singers and big

Acoustic. Tickets can be pre-booked, limited to 50 in cellar

bands of the time.

including performers.

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The Searchers and The Hollies Experience Friday 22nd June, 7.30pm • £12 The Searchers and Hollies Experience........The best of both worlds brings to the stage the magical hits of these two legendary harmony bands. Bringing back memories of the most high energy decade in pop music history. Let the haunting melodies transport you to that exciting era when millions of records were sold. The Searchers, from Liverpool, made their debut with the rise of MerseyBeat. The Hollies, from Manchester, were also pushed forward with the rise of MerseyBeat as they played many of the same venues as the Mersey groups.

The Fisher Theatre presents Poetry Open Mic on the theme of ‘Light’ Thursday 28th June, 7pm • £3.50, £2 to perform -

The Fisher Theatre presents a 60’s Dance Night hosted by Bright Spark Saturday 23rd June, 8pm, • £8

(Limited admission) Come along, sit back and listen to the readings of favourite poems, newly penned creations by local poets

Bright Spark is a 4 piece, party band based in Norwich, fronted by Hannah Barker on lead vocals, Pete Allen (Drums and Vocals) Chris Mortimer (Guitar/backing Vocals) and Heather Enid Wells (Bass /backing vocals). They play a good mix of dance music from the 60's to right now, including Rock ‘n Roll, Soul, Harmony, Pop and many ballads. A very popular band on the circuit.

and enjoy the company of creative minds celebrating the written word. Open to all ages and poets. We are suggesting a theme on which to muse and share that evening. This one is Light. Please feel free to create, read something you know around this theme or listen and enjoy. You may also completely ignore the theme and just read what you like.

Bungay Film Club presents The Party (15)

Clare Free, plays solo blues guitar Friday 29th June, 7.30pm • £12

Monday 25th June, 7.30pm, • £5/2.50 members A pitch black comedy from British director, Sally Potter.

Clare Free is widely

Janet has invited some friends around to celebrate her

considered to be the

appointment as Shadow Minister of Health but it becomes

best female blues

clear that Janet is not the only person present with

guitarist in the UK

important news. Shot in black and white and played with relish by an impressive ensemble cast, The Party is

today. She is a passionate songwriter who has released two highly

short, sharp and very funny. Starring Kristin Scott-

acclaimed albums and toured the world as well as

Thomas, Timothy Spall, Cillian Murphy, Emily Mortimer,

receiving several nominations and awards for her music.

Patricia Clarkson and Bruno Ganz. UK 2017.

Tonight she plays an intimate solo gig for us.

Runtime: 71 minutes. In English with subtitles.

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May: Drawn to Life - Members of Black Dog Arts Life Drawing Group

August: Paper-works’ Print Show

Private View: Sunday 29th April, 6-8pm

Runs until: Saturday 25th August

Runs until: Thursday 31st May Few of the regular artists would consider themselves wholly to be painters of the nude. Most attend regularly to practise their observational and drawing skills. Most would consider themselves to be portraitists, landscape and still life painters – and will have rarely exhibited their life studies in public. However, the uniting feature is a desire to accurately observe and render complex forms under light.

Private View: Sunday 22nd July, 4-6pm An exhibition of works on paper by Lisa Hurcum and Hugh Davies. Working individually they share a wide ranging exploration of techniques in their printmaking studio in Lowestoft. Lisa’s work takes inspiration both from her writing and the domestic realm. Hugh’s training in architecture fuels his interest in space and form in marine, urban and architectural environments.

Workshop with Paper-works’ June: Ken Hurst, A Different Way of Painting Private View: Sunday 3rd June, 4-6pm Runs until: Friday 29th June Inspired by David Hockney’s pioneering iPad paintings at his 2012 Royal Academy show, ex-EDP journalist Ken Hurst decided to push his own artistic boundaries. Armed with only a rubber-tipped stylus and an electronic paint pot, he developed a unique style and, along the way, reinvented post-impressionist pointillism for the 21st century.

Saturday 25th August, 10am-4pm Introduction to Drypoint - £60 per person, including materials and lunch. Limited to 6 people. To coincide with the exhibition at the Fisher Theatre the artists are providing a day course for all those interested in having a go at drypoint printing. You will be introduced to the basic drypoint techniques for single colour printing using both drypoint plastic and paper drypoint plates. Please ask for flyer with further information.

July: Bungay Festival Exhibition - The Great Fire of Bungay Private View: Saturday 1st July, 4-6pm Runs until: Thursday 19th July Occurring 330 years ago, the Great Fire was the worst disaster in Bungay's history. Commencing in the Market Place, March winds fanned the flames, causing congested timber and thatched buildings to quickly ignite, destroying most of the town. The exhibition explores what was lost and how the town was handsomely revived.

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£36.00

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Get Involved at the Fisher: Bungay Writers - An invitation - Are you a writer?

Adult Dance Classes

We are a small, locally based

Weekly dance classes

group of writers in Bungay who

available in Tap and Musical

meet weekly at the Fisher Theatre

Mayhem and in Pilates

to discuss techniques,

currently, we are always

opportunities and work-in-

looking to increase this offering.

progress. If you are a writer of

Please enquire if interested on

drama, fiction, non-fiction and poetry, published or

01986 895367.

unpublished, and would like to hear more please email us on: bungaywriters@gmail.com or

Cinema + Create

see http://groupspaces.com/BungayWriters

Cinema+Create at The Fisher Theatre happens one Sunday

Fisher Youth Theatre Group

morning between 10.30am

This youth group that has been

and 12.30pm each month.

running for 16 years and gone

One hour of cinema in the

from strength to strength with

auditorium (film lengths vary)

professional performers leading it.

followed by an hour of prepared

It runs in term time with at least

parent/carer and child craft time in the cafe. This is a session

3 shows a year. They also run

for around 3-7 year olds, an opportunity for young audiences

LAMDA alongside the production group. The group caters for the

to comfortably get used to being at the cinema. Each film is

ages of 7-18 and meet most Mondays in term time. Contact:

sponsored by a local business.

admin@fytg.org. See our Facebook page and info on the Fisher Theatre web page.

Fisher Arts & Social Club A new community venture

Fisher Folk & Acoustic

between the Project leader,

Fisher Folk & Acoustic,

Sophie Wood and the Fisher

previously known as Musical

Theatre, offering art sessions for

Showcase, is now into its

older adults and their carers.

second year. It has drawn in a

This happens every Thursday,

host of local musicians and an

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

enthusiastic audience. This

support from trained volunteers. A great opportunity for people

usually takes place on the first Wednesday of the month

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

(check programme) Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic email

each other. For creative enjoyment and building networks of

contact: cellaracoustic@fishertheatre.org

understanding and support for all. Please contact Project Leader for more details on: 01986 894898 or 07889

Black Dog Arts: Life Drawing

583334 or book a place by contacting the theatre.

A monthly life drawing class held

(limited to 12)

in the auditorium of the Fisher Theatre. Experienced models and

Poetry Open Mic

the knowledge of professional

Listen to and read your

artist & Tutor Malcolm Cudmore.

favourite poems, newly penned

Please contact BDA on:

creations by local poets and

marlenejervis@btinternet.com

enjoy the company of creative minds celebrating the written word. Once every season.

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JULY

Stuff of Dreams presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at Bungay Castle

Stuff of Dreams presents its own unique version of William Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy. A talented cast of eight will tell the story of the extraordinary events that take place in the city of Athens and the enchanted wood just outside its walls on midsummer night. Witness the feud between Oberon: King of the Fairies and his Queen the stunning Titania. Watch Theseus woo the unforgiving Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Laugh as Bottom and his friends rehearse their play ‘ready for Great Theseus nuptial day’ and become the victims of Puck’s mischievous pranks. Finally watch the lovers Lysander and Hermia, Helena and Demetrius as their relationships break down, friendships shatter and dreams are broken. Will love conquer all? The only thing that is certain is that ‘…the course of true love never did run smooth.’ Touring to five stunning venues this production promises to delight and enchant you.

FYTG seniors presents The Sneeze and other stories by Anton Chekov Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July, 7.30pm daily with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday • £8/£5 (U18) Comprising four one-act comic vaudevilles and four short stories adapted for the stage by Michael Frayn, The Sneeze introduces readers to a less familiar selection of work by one of the greatest precursors of modern drama. In these early Chekhov stories, the master genuinely has little on his mind but tickling our funny bones while commenting lightly on the moneyed class versus the servant class, man versus woman, and the comforts and tribulations of theatre-going.

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Journeys End 12A Monday 9th July, 7.30pm • £5/£3 Powered by memorable performances and Dibb's sobering deconstruction of the individuals who fought for their country, this engrossing film is a hard-nosed, hardhitting centennial tribute to Britain's heroes. Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate. Directed by Saul Dibb. Runtime: 1h 47 mins

Exhibition on Screen presents Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse Wednesday 11th July, 7.30pm • £13 Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, featured in an innovative and extensive exhibition from the Royal Academy of Art, London. From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, the film takes a magical and widely travelled journey to discover how different contemporaries of Monet built and cultivated modern gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract colour, decorative design and utopian ideas. Runtime: 1hr 33 mins

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Cellar Nights presents Claude Bourbon playing Medieval & Spanish Blues Friday 13th July, 7.30pm • £12/£10 Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. It's not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if you are fortunate to catch one of Claude’s gigs. It is a sort of sensory experience like no other.

Elvis the Man, the Legend Saturday 14th July,

The Royal Shakespeare Company present Romeo & Juliet (12A)

7.30pm • £18

Wednesday 18th July, 7pm • £13/£10 (U18)

Andy Ottley takes you on a musical journey back to the

What if your first true love was

1960's movie days, onwards to the legendary '68

someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very

Comeback Special through to the' white jumpsuit' Vegas

like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of

Concert Years. Winner of the 'Kings Crown Award' 2017

young people born into violence and ripped apart by the

and finalist of the 'Elvis European Championship' 2018,

bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of

Andy is currently enjoying a successful eighth year

love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an

performing as 'The King of Rock and Roll'. Performing with

irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to

The Vegas Band and the Sweet Nightingales, bringing to life

heart-breaking consequences.

the humour, voice, looks and moves of the man himself, see for yourself why he is 'Elvis, The Man the Legend'.

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents The Shape of Water (15) Saturday 14th July, 7.30pm • £18

Fisher Folk & Acoustic Thursday 19th July, 7.30pm • £5 (limited entry)

Set in Baltimore, in 1962, the story follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who falls in love with a capture humanoid amphibian creature. The Shape of Water received critical acclaim for its performances, screenplay, direction, visuals, production design, and musical score, with many critics calling it del Toro's best work since Pan's Labyrinth. Runtime: 2hrs 3 mins. Director: Guillermo del Toro

Fisher Folk & Acoustic, previously known as Musical Showcase, is held in our atmospheric cellar, the part of the building that feels the oldest and like the heart of the building. Bar offers drinks and light snacks throughout the evening. It's a night to sit back and appreciate the local talent. To book a slot, contact us on email: cellaracoustic@fishertheatre.org, Facebook: Fisher Folk & Acoustic. The cellar only holds 50 so book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Mustard Theatre Company presents One Man Two Guvnors Friday 20th July, 7.30pm • £8/£7 concessions Presenting the hit West End and Broadway comedy, by Richard Bean. Set in Brighton in the 1960s. Chaos ensues, as the bumbling Francis Henshall attempts to keep apart his two guvnors: Roscoe Crabbe, a small time gangster and Stanley Stubbers, an upper class criminal. This award winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy, laugh out loud satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

Super Swing Band Concert Saturday 21st July, 7.30pm • £12 Back by popular demand, the Super Swing Big Band is an 18-piece big band celebrating the classic 1940s swing era. Timeless standards from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and more. The musicians have been playing together for more than 30 years, with a combined jazz age of over 1000! An evening of sublime nostalgia guaranteed.

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Coco (PG) Monday 23rd July, 7.30pm • £5/£3 You loved Paddington and it’s certain you’ll love this feast of colour and ideas. Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. The concept for Coco is based on the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead. Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Runtime: 1hr 45 mins Director: Lee Unkrich

How We Lived Then Workshops on Wednesday 25th July and Thursday 26th July (9-4pm) with performance to the public on 28th July, 11am • £4 FYTG and Dramatic Impact present this intergenerational project for up to 12 participants aged between 11-19. The workshops will entail receiving training and guidance on how to communicate with and what to expect from older people with dementia. Small groups will go with the workshop leaders into up to three local care homes to speak to residents about their lives at the equivalent age of the participants. Using this material the participants will work to create a short show in the style of ‘workers playtime’ under the guidance of the leaders, both professional actors and workshop providers. These shows will then be performed to the care home residents. In order for the public to see what was created, and the benefits gained, the show will be performed at the Fisher Theatre.

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A Fisher Theatre Fundraiser - An Indian Affair Friday 27th July, 6.30pm • £24, Limited to 60 diners An evening splashed with turmeric, smeared with the bright hues of fresh chilli powder, the jangle of little silver bells and the sensational whirl of India’s Bollywood. At 6.30pm Jaya Dance will provide a class in Bollywood dancing for one hour, accompanied by items of vibrant Indian costume, essential Bhindi’s and bells. At 7.45pm

Cinema+Create presents Create at The Castle, Bungay Castle Sunday 29th July, 10:30am • £3.50

a two- course Indian meal will be served, freshly made on the premises. Alongside the sensation overload you will experience a mixture of scenes from Bollywood Movies that will provide the atmosphere and colour for the evening. You might even want to dance again.

How We Lived Then

Junk Modelling at Bungay Castle (no cinema, but lots of creating!!). We will have all manner of cardboard, boxes, glue and tubes, scissors, ribbons, sequins and buttons. Bring your children aged 3+ and spend an hour or so making castles at the castle (or whatever takes your fancy, we'll have some suggestions at hand). Lunch boxes can be pre-booked from the theatre too. These

Saturday 28th July,

sessions will be the first and last Sunday in the Summer

performance 11am,

Holidays, book now to ensure your place, as places are

• £4

limited. In case of rain, the session will be moved to The Fisher Theatre.

Please see entry for 25th and 26th July.

Bungay Film Club presents Loving Vincent (12A) Monday 30th July,7.30pm • £5/£2.50 members This feature length animated film – the first of its kind – explores the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh as told in his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. Loving Vincent was originally shot using real actors in places or on sets created to resemble the artist’s works, then painted over, frame by frame, using a team of over 100 painters. Loving Vincent has won many awards and is in contention for both BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. UK/Poland 2017. In English with hard of hearing subtitles. With the voices of Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd and Helen McCrory. Visit www.bungayfilmclub.com for trailers and further information about forthcoming films. Contact us at bungayfilmclub@hotmail.co.uk All tickets available from the Fisher Box Office or at www.fishertheatre.org

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Waveney & Blyth Arts presents its fifth annual Sculpture Trail, curated by Sarah Cannell. Friday 17 Aug - Sunday 16 Sept Open everyday 10am - 5pm

Venue: The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU.

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Friday 3rd August, 7.30pm • £12/£8 children U18 Mixing up comedy, much campness, impressive illusions and knock-about fun, this

AUGUST

Carl & Dave Comedy Magic My Pink Bin Tour

show bursts into life and makes for fabulous entertainment. The trickery is original, the banter between the two highly amusing and, come the end, you really will sense you had seen something quite unusual. Even if for large parts of the show you suspect the guys are busking it, there’s no mistaking that these are serious magicians at play, and loving it. The comic, camp spin that Carl & Dave’s Comedy Magic & Illusions act puts on the ancient art of illusion will make this show the one that everyone will talk about.

The Abba STARS Duo Saturday 4th August, 7.30pm • £12 Fisher Theatre Fundraiser, standing gig only. With over 14 years of experience across the UK and Europe, Abba STARS is one of the UK's NO.1 Abba Tribute Bands. This evening they will be appearing as the Abba STARS Duo. After the release of Mama Mia 2 in July, what better way to get back in touch with the everlasting appeal of Abba? Featuring the incredibly talented singers playing Frieda and Agnetha, they offer one of the most captivating and authentic tributes to one of the greatest bands of all time. With a hint of humour and audience participation it’s great entertainment for every occasion!

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (15) Monday 6th August , 7.30pm • £5/£3 She starred with Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart. But Gloria Grahame refused to bow to Hollywood sexism and was driven out. Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award ®- winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Runtime: 1hr 25 mins Director: Paul McGuigan

Strange Fascination presents Journey to the Centre of the Earth at Bungay Castle Saturday 11th August & Sunday 12th August , shows at 12pm & 3.30pm • £12, £10 concessions, £8 under 16s and £36 family ticket (2 x adults 2 x under 16s) Join Strange Fascination Theatre this summer as they take you on a family adventure beneath the surface of the Earth? Professor Lidenbrook has discovered a secret and gathers a band of misfits to embark on a great adventure! There are others however, who will stop at nothing to claim the secrets for themselves...Full of puppetry, colourful characters, comedy and exciting entertainment - will you discover what lies at the centre of the Earth? Suitable for all the family!

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Monday 13th August, 7.30pm • £5/£3 members The Mercy is a 2018 British biographical drama film, directed by James Marsh and written by Scott Z.

AUGUST

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents The Mercy (12A)

Burns. It is based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure. The film stars Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis and Ken Stott. It is one of the last films scored by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Directed by James Marsh. Runtime: 1hr 32mins

Foolhardy Circus Workshop & Show Wednesday 15th August, workshop 11am-1pm followed by Foolhardy Circus Show, 2pm. £5 for workshop & £5 for show. The Circus Workshop is a fun way for children to spend a morning. They will be playing with traditional circus props including juggling, diablo, tightrope, devil sticks, unicycle, balance poles, pedal Gos, fun wheels and plate spinning, in a relaxed semi-formal workshop structure. Suitable for ages 6+. For the Circus Show, The foolhardy circus troupe return with their circus skills and comedy acrobatics. Lots of clowning around, seven-ball juggling, magic and death-defying acrobatics all presented with lashings of happiness.

Exhibition on Screen presents Matisse from Tate Modern and MoMA

Cellar Nights present Invisible Fish Thursday 16th August, 7.30pm £8.50

Wednesday 15th August, 7.30pm • £13

Invisible Fish is a band comprising two Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can still catch this once-ina- lifetime exhibition in this film, featuring exclusive new footage from

established duos (Freefall and Marsden Park), occasionally augmented with a fiddle player and a percussionist, who frequently

MoMA New York. With expert contributions from those that knew

collaborate to perform contemporary song

Matisse as well as curators, historians, Tate director Nicholas Serota

material drawn from folk and roots sources,

and MoMA director Glenn Lowry. Includes breath-taking specially

often with original arrangements and a

commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida

range of instruments. With four vocalists,

Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British actor

vocal harmonies are a feature.

Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates.

Roger Eno plays piano to silent films on the theme of ‘Magic and Holidays’ Friday 17th August, 7.30pm • £10, £8 U18. The magic comes from Lotte Reiniger, a major 20th century animation artist, pioneering a distinctive style of black and white silhouette animation in her interpretations of classic myths and fairy tales. The sunshine comes from BFI and EAFA films from the 50s and 60s of Norfolk and Suffolk, both captivating and loaded with a warm East Anglian glow. BAFTA nominated Roger Eno’s music has appeared in many famous films including David Lynch’s Dune, Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting and Adrian Lynes’ 9 ½ weeks. Roger performs internationally with various artists, creates his own work with visual backdrops and is a musical genius on many instruments.

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Rock Band Boot Camp Saturday 18th August, 10-4pm with a performance at 5pm for Friends and Family, please bring lunch, snacks available at Café/Bar. Limited to 20 participants and suitable for those 13-19 years old, £14 Calling all future Rockstars! Come and learn how to rock out like the professionals. Feel what it's like to play on a real stage with sound and lighting! Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards and Vocalists all welcome, with some basic experience. Learn new skills, put together a song with others on the course. Session delivered by local performing Rock band, Tell No Tales.

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents a sing-long Mamma Mia (PG) Saturday 18th August, 8pm •

Cellar Nights present Kevan Taplin and Steve ‘Bluesboy’ Bennett

£5/£3

Friday 24th August, 7.30pm • £8.50

Mamma Mia was a massive hit when released in cinemas and is still popular now on DVD

Kevan Taplin and Steve

(equipped with ‘Sing Along’ feature). Based on the hit stage

‘Bluesboy’ Bennett first

musical that was originally formed using the songs of Abba

appeared on stage together over twenty years ago in a

to tell the story of a young woman called Sophie who

band featuring jazz guitarist Jasper Smith. Bennett went on

doesn’t know who her father is, and her mum Donna who

to front a number of bands including the Steve Bennett

hasn’t quite let go of her one true love. It’s fun, it’s catchy

Blues Band, Taplin took an alternative route, writing poetry

and features some of the best written songs in pop history.

and lyrics. They formed Front Porch electro-acoustic

Come on everyone, dust off your flares, grab your eyeliner

based music featuring the vocals of Bennett underpinned

and your hairbrushes and get ready for some Abba Magic.

by Taplin's guitar work. Later they evolved into a trio with

Come dressed as your favourite character, the best outfit

their sound being enhanced with more electric guitar work

wins a free bottle of wine.

from John Kelly. Their sets feature their own compositions

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Phantom Thread, (15) Monday 20th August, 7.30pm • £5/£3

based on the blues, folk, acoustic, roots and Americana genres of their backgrounds as well as ‘classics’ which are always given a ‘front porch’ twist. Their sets have been acclaimed for their eclectic nature and can be presented in front of their specially constructed front porch stage set if the venue allows.

Set in the glamour of 1950s London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars and socialites with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he meets a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps),

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AUGUST

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents summer sing-alongs, Grease

Fisher Theatre Cinema presents The Greatest Showman PG

Saturday 25th August (PG) (1978), 8pm • £5/£3

Monday 27th August, 7.30pm • £5/£3

members The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of show The ultimate sing along film, who doesn’t know the songs

business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing

to Grease? This brilliant musical, if anything the first High

to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

School Musical, tells the story of Danny and Sandy; one is

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind

a cool rebel, the other a good girl. After falling in love over

crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American

the summer, their worlds collide when she is transferred to

Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the

the same high school. What then ensues is an adventure

man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality

of heartbreak, first love, dancing and triumph. Grease is

and fiction. “Michael Gracey skilfully brought together the

the sleep-over movie, date movie and even sing along on

best music, choreography, cast, cinematography, visual

your own movie. Grease will never go out of style or lose

effects, costumes, and set decoration I have seen in recent

popularity; it will always truly be The Word. Come

years, all fresh and original, and integrated them into

dressed-up and the best outfit will get a free bottle of wine

nothing short of a masterpiece.” Directed by Michael

for the evening.

Gracey. Runtime: 1hr 45 mins

Kirsty Merryn singer- song writer, playing folk-roots Friday 31st August, 7.30pm, • £12, £10 U18 “Making some very big waves…I think she has an amazing voice, and writes some truly interesting songs” - Mike Harding Kirsty Merryn is one of the most arresting and unconventional new young singer songwriters on the UK folk roots scene, with a style uniquely her own. Beguiling and mercurial, Kirsty’s music is heavily anchored in the folk tradition with jazz and classical backwaters. But it has a much wider reach, with her influences ranging from Cara Dillon to Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush - emphatic piano-based songs with sharply observed lyrics, packaged with panache in elegant, beautifully balanced settings and delivered in crystal clear, assured vocals. Kirsty has been championed by Show of Hands’ frontman Steve Knightley and she went on to open for Show of Hands at their headline appearance at Sidmouth Folk Week in 2016.

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THE FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY • 01986 897130 • www.fishertheatre.org


F– THEATRE I S H E R–

BOOKING

GIFT VOUCHERS

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.

THEATRE TOURS

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.

BOOK ONLINE at: www.fishertheatre.org

REFRESHMENTS SEATING

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

DATA PROTECTION

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

OPENING HOURS

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.

THE FISHER THEATRE BUNGAY • 01986 897130 • www.fishertheatre.org

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Fisher Theatre - May August 2018  

Fisher Theatre Programme May August 2018

Fisher Theatre - May August 2018  

Fisher Theatre Programme May August 2018

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