Fisher Theatre Jan - April 2022

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January – April 2022

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Fisher Theatre Bungay

Welcome

Theatre Events Cinema & Live–Stream Music Variety Gallery Kids

Ben Blyth Centre Manager Cory Minns Operations Manager Niamh Smyth FOH & Marketing Officer

The Fisher Theatre, Bungay is one of the oldest provincial theatres in the UK. It is a registered not-forprofit charity and receives no on-going revenue funding. The running costs of our building, production, staffing, and maintenance are met solely from income. Opening Hours Box Office: 10am–3pm, Mon–Sat | Theatre & Bar: 6pm–10pm, Wed–Sat Fisher Theatre 10 Broad Street Bungay NR35 1EE

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Greetings everyone! I’m Ben and it is such a pleasure to join the Fisher team as the Centre Manager. I am delighted to share my first artistic programme with you all. This season our work is themed around spring – a time for regeneration, rejuvenation, renewal, and rebirth. Emerging from an unprecedented couple of years presents us with a unique opportunity for regeneration here at the Fisher, and this season we are delighted to introduce a fantastic new range of regular events bringing Stand-up Comedy (Hooma), Improvisation (Insert Laughter Here), Jazz (Chris Ingham Trio), and Drag (Liv_) to Bungay. We are also rejuvenating our programme this Easter with KidsFest – a brand-new festival offering ten days of accessible arts education and entertainment for families during the school holidays. There’s renewal here too, with the return of the NT Live, Royal Opera, and Royal Ballet live-streams, now at the newly discounted rate of just £10 for Theatre and Film Club members. Our hugely popular ‘Speaker Series’ also returns, offering fantastic evenings with Richard Mabey and Bob Flowerdew, plus a special visit from Sally Sibley and the portable antiquities team at Sutton Hoo. Perhaps most importantly, however, this spring offers us all an opportunity for rebirth. As we, like those first snowdrops of the year, begin to peek our heads above ground and learn what this new world looks like, I am so proud to share our most accessible, diverse, and inclusive season ever with you all. The journey for greater inclusion is on-going and this season marks another important step towards ensuring our theatre actively uplifts everybody in our communities. None of this would be possible without the tireless support from our wonderful team of volunteers and the expertise of our Operations Manager, Cory. Sincerely, thank you all for everything you do. Please follow us on social media to keep up to date with our releases. I look forward to seeing you at the Fisher this spring and I hope you enjoy the programme!

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Programme designed by Andrew Slatter

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Artistic Patrons


Waveney Valley Folk Collective presents

Jazz at Fisher Theatre presents

Fisher Folk & Acoustic (U)

Embraceable Ella (U)

featuring a showcase performance from “The Larks”

13 January @ 7.30pm | £13.50

12 January @ 8pm | £5 The first of our regular bi-monthly open-mic music sessions. Come and enjoy great music in this unique theatre’s wonderful auditorium. This month’s showcase performers will be the popular Bury St. Edmunds folk and song-writing duo The Larks. Anyone who has seen The Larks will testify to their quality and entertainment value.

with Joanna Eden & The Chris Ingham Trio

For the inaugural event of the exciting, new Jazz at the Fisher series, acclaimed chanteuse Joanna Eden, mentor and teacher to the global pop sensation Sam Smith, salutes her vocal heroine Ella Fitzgerald. Swinging, scatting, and visiting Ella’s legendary Great American Songbook albums, Joanna presents an enchanting evening full of music and anecdote, infused with the spirit of the First Lady of Song. “Sophisticated, stylish vocals” (Jazz Journal). “Bloody marvellous” (Dame Cleo Laine). Live music, jazz, critically-acclaimed

Live music, folk, local talent, open mic If you would like to come up and play, please register through the WVFC website at waveneyvalleyfolk collective.co.uk

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Alight! (U) with Dave Neita & Deborah Pritchard 14 January @ 7.30pm £12 | £10 students & seniors Let your inspiration be set alight during an evening of poetry, music and drama with the acclaimed poet, lawyer and motivational speaker Dave Neita and the multi award-winning composer Dr Deborah Pritchard. Experience poetry and music to elate your heart and mind, in performance alongside Dave’s solo-play Uplift: a tribute to the Windrush Generation – where a discarded helium tank is set into flight as a symbol of their indomitable spirit. Event, spoken word, live music, drama, social justice, Windrush

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Purple Dreams Productions presents

The Royal Opera presents

The Last Crumb

Tosca (PG)

Written and Directed by Tobias Nicholls

Directed by Jonathan Kent

(PG)

15 January @ 7.30pm | £10 | £8 under 18s Excited to be visiting the Fisher Theatre for the third time, Purple Dreams is proud to present The Last Crumb, a new play by local playwright Tobias Nicholls. Set in and around a cake shop, everyone must decide what their heart truly wants ...lemon meringue or chocolate fudge? Hearts will flutter, and tears will roll when a case of mistaken identity turns lives upside down. This engaging new comedy puts old relationships to the test – and not everyone will make it to the other side! This performance comes with a free sweet treat during the interval.

19 January @ 7.15pm | £13.50 | £10 members Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face-to-face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Live stream, opera, foreign language

Theatre, comedy, new writing, local talent Contains some adult language and sexual references

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Bungay Film Club presents

Insert Laughter Here presents

Fisher Theatre presents

The Sweet Escape (15)

[Insert Laughter Here] (12)

Pearll (U)

Directed by Bruno Podalydes 20 January @7.30pm | £5 | £2.50 members A light-hearted French comedy about a man experiencing a mid-life crisis. Overwhelmed by his 50th birthday, Michel buys a build-it-yourself kayak on impulse and plans his escape. The ensuing river trip is sunlit, full of interesting encounters and some temptations. Shot in rural Burgundy at the height of summer, The Sweet Escape is entertaining, poignant and the perfect antidote to an English January. France 2015. In French with English subtitles. Cinema, foreign language, film club

21 January @ 8pm £6 Advance | £8 Door Swinging into 2022 for their third chaotic year, Bury St. Edmund’s finest improvised comedy group [Insert Laughter Here] is delighted to be performing at the Fisher Theatre for the first time with their most ambitious show yet! Playing a series of games in the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” the performers take suggestions from the audience – from scenarios to lines of dialogue and character quirks – and turn them into hilarious scenes from scratch. Variety, improvised comedy, local talent May contain swearing and mature content

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22 January @ 7.30pm £12 | £10 under 18s Jumping on to the local music scene in 2021 and making a terrific splash was not a chance decision for the up and coming Bungaybased band Pearll, fronted by singer/songwriter Chloe Drew-Batty. A year of intense creativity in 2020 gave birth to the band which has already gathered wide support at outdoor summer gigs, lunchtime events, local radio, New Rock at Thorington, Castle Fest and a feature on BBC Look East. The music is fresh, gorgeously melodic with an edge of steel – Drew-Batty’s lyrics truly break the mould and are beautifully delivered with a voice that reaches us all. Live music, local talent, emerging artists

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Fisher Theatre presents

Burns Night! Cèilidh & Open Mic Poetry (U) featuring The Syzewell Gap Cèilidh Band 26 January @ 7.30pm | £12 | £10 students & seniors ‘Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither’ this Burns Night and we’re going to be blowin’ a hoolie here at the Fisher Theatre! Dance the night away to the infectious rhythms of the Syzewell Gap Cèilidh Band, followed by an intimate evening of open mic poetry in the theatre bar. Experienced and enthusiastic caller Jon Hooton will lead everyone though the dances. Home-cooked haggis, neeps, and tatties will be on sale at the bar from 6pm (vegan option available), and every ticket comes with a free dram of whisky or Irn-Bru for the wee ones. Slàinte Mhath! Event, dance, live music, open mic, spoken word, dinner

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National Theatre Live presents

Film Suffolk presents

Grey Cat Company presents

Leopoldstadt The Haunted Abba (12A) Hotel (12+) Sensation (U)

By Tom Stoppard

27 January @ 7.30pm | £13.50 | £10 members Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. We follow a family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation, and the Holocaust. Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is ‘magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed. Live stream, national theatre, academyaward winner

28 January @ 7.30pm | £6

29 January @ 7.30pm | SOLD OUT

From the team that brought you 2016’s award-winning With Love From Suffolk, comes another homegrown showcase for the amazing filmmaking talent in our region. Filmed entirely within the historic Great White Horse hotel in Ipswich, this anthology of ghostly tales skips between the decades, by turns spooky, scary, sentimental or just plain silly, but always with its Suffolk heart on its sleeve. Back in Suffolk for one night only with guest speakers and Q+A, you can find out the real story behind this grassroots success!

Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba tribute acts, Abba Sensation plays to packed theatres and festivals across Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound this is a great evening’s entertainment for all age ranges.

Independent film, local talent, Q&A session

Live music, tribute band, international tour Tickets now on sale for their “sensational” return on 1 October 2022

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Swift Theatre presents

Jazz At The Fisher presents

The Happiest Days Of Your Life

A Brief History of Jazz

(U)

By John Dighton. Directed By Paul Baker 2 February @ 7.30pm | £10 | £8 under 18s In 1947 a boys’ boarding school is told they must share with the evacuated pupils and staff of another school. But the Headmaster is horrified when the new arrivals are from a girls’ school – and matters worsen when demanding parents from both schools turn up to check on their precious little darlings! Theatre, family, comedy, local talent

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(U)

Featuring Paul Higgs & The Chris Ingham Trio 3 February @ 7.30pm | £13.50 Presented by one of the UK’s finest jazz trumpeters, Paul Higgs, comes a delightful musical tour of jazz’s history with music by the legends Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and Miles Davis featuring New Orleans, swing and bebop styles, through to cool jazz, modal and Latin jazz. “A gorgeous tone, unflagging inspiration, stylistic cognizance at its most perceptive and enviably faultless chops” (Jazz Rag). Live music, critically-acclaimed, national touring, local talent

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Hooma Comedy presents

Graham Steele Music Company presents

Fisher Comedy Club! Feat. John Mann (15)

Ajay Srivastav (U)

with Martin Westgate (MC), Louis Green, Ciara Jack, & John Mann

5 February @ 7:30pm | £12

4 February @ 8pm | £7.50 | £5 groups of 10+ Hooma Comedy brings you the best in local comedy and beyond at the all-new Fisher Comedy Club! You’ll get big laughs from circuit legends and be able to say “I saw them before they were famous” at one of our fantastic new stand-up comedy nights that are not to be missed! Our inaugural headliner is John Mann (The Stand Up Show, BBC 1; The Big Breakfast, Channel 4), whose gentle and honest delivery makes him one of the most enjoyable comedians on the circuit today. “Complete genius” (Johnny Vaughan). “One of the funniest people I know” (Phill Jupitus).

Ajay Srivastav is a London-based singersongwriter who plays a genre-bending mix of Indian Folk, Blues, and Americana with lyrics that explore issues of identity, loss, and spirituality. In an age of cultural division and societal conflict, his performances have been described as passionate, healing, and uplifting.

Variety, stand-up, comedy, local talent, TV personalities

Live music, Indian folk, blues, national tour

Potential for adult language and divisive topics

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Red Dragonfly Productions presents

The Ballad Of Mulan (PG)

9 February @ 7.30pm | £12 | £10 seniors | £8 under 18s Woman. Warrior. Legend! For 10 years Mulan has fought for the Chinese Empire disguised as a man. Now the fighting is coming to an end. One last battle and she will be going home. But can she return to her old life? Can she become a woman again? British East Asian Theatre Company Red Dragonfly Productions is proud to present this search for identity in a violent world, with the true story of the Chinese heroine that inspired Disney’s animation and live-action feature films. Theatre, national tour, award-winning Contains descriptions of violence and sounds of screaming

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The Falcon Meadow Community Trust & Fisher Theatre present

Rain Or Shine Theatre Company presents

An Audience With Around The World In Richard Mabey (U) 80 Days (U) 10 February @ 7.30pm | £15 | £12 students & seniors

11 February @ 7.30pm | £12 | £10 seniors & under 18s

Richard Mabey, conservationist and author, in conversation with David Green, former environment correspondent of the East Anglian Daily Times. Richard Mabey’s understanding of the countryside is passionate, radical, informed and infectious. He is quirky, often despairing yet full of meticulously sourced facts. But he is also inspiring and filled with what may be called the “right” kind of dreams for the future of our countryside.

Tally-ho! Phileas Fogg and his inexorable manservant, Passepartout, are set to visit Bungay with this charming family comedy based on Jules Verne’s classic tale. Join the critically acclaimed national touring company Rain or Shine Theatre for a knock-about adventure full of mishaps, tomfoolery, British stiff upper lip, curious camels, and lashings of comedy! Hailed as “a delicious mirth-fest” we are delighted to welcome Rain or Shine to the Fisher Theatre for an evening of adventure, mayhem, and multi-role madness!

Event, talk, environment, conservation, Q&A

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Theatre, family, comedy, national tour

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Fisher Theatre presents

The Royal Ballet presents

The Cobbler Bob String Band (U)

Romeo and Juliet (U) Choreography by Kenneth Macmillan

12 February @ 7.30pm | £12.50 | £10 under 18s

16 February @ 17.15pm | £13.50 | £10 members

All native East Anglians, the Cobbler Bob String Band brings their own dynamic take on Americana and Bluegrass, with the versatility to master everything from the traditional material of the likes of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and Bob Dylan to their own take on classic rock of Queen, Dire Straits and Led Zeppelin. Fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and double bass combine with soaring harmonies in a contemporary, high-energy sound that doesn’t compromise on virtuosity, entertainment or simple warm-hearted fun!

Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. In this special screening for Valentine’s Day, the doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets. Live Stream, ballet

Live music, Americana, bluegrass, local talent

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National Theatre Live presents

Liv_ presents

The Book Of Dust – La Belle Sauvage (12A)

Cabaret Liberté (15)

Directed By Nicholas Hytner 17 February @ 7.30pm | £13.50 | £10 members Eighteen years after his ground breaking production at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Phillip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. Live steam, national theatre Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London on 17 February 2022.

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18 February @ 8pm | £8 | £7 seniors & under 18s A showcase of live drag artistry in all its glorious forms, East Anglia’s finest Kings, Queens and everything in-betweens come together at the Fisher Theatre for a decadent night of lip-sync, dance and live vocal performance, all in celebration of life, liberty and the queer agenda. Prepare to be amazed, bedazzled and bewildered as they put on a show the likes of which Bungay has never seen. Inspired by international drag icon Sasha Velour’s ‘Nightgowns’, Cabaret Liberté promises pure spectacles, heartfelt storytelling and the beautiful spirit of the LGBTQ+ community. Variety, drag, cabaret, local talent, emerging artists May contain nudity, details of LGBTQ+ motivated assault, fake blood, simulated violence, and sexual content.

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Jax & Co presents

The Fabulous Foolhardy Circus Troupe presents

The Waveney Valley Folk Collective presents

The Fabulous Cash & Carter Show

The Fools! (U)

Chris Fox (U)

22 February | Workshop @ 11am | £5 Performance @ 2pm | £8

with John Parker on Double Bass

(U)

19 February @ 7:30pm £15 Join us as we take you back in time to the best of Johnny Cash and the Carter family! This family band is proud to bring you The Fabulous Cash and Carter Show. A unique tribute to the life and music of Cash and Carter. Live music, tribute, national touring, local talent

The Fabulous Foolhardy circus troupe returns with another mélange of circus skills, comedy and general mayhem. Watch in disbelief as the Fools – Cosmo and Lucas – present their comedy juggling routine, acrobatics, magic, and of course a laugh out loud slapstick finale! Join in with a fantastic circus skills workshop from 11am–1pm, and stay for the performance! A wonderful show for children and the child in us. Variety, circus, workshop, family

23 February @ 7.30pm £12 The WVFC is delighted to present an evening with Chris Fox. Making rapid progress through the UK folk and roots scene with his song-writing, vocals and mastery of the loop pedal, Chris won the Lichfield Folk Festival song writing competition in 2019. Genre-defying and hard to pigeonhole, his perceptive lyrics reflect overlooked stories in everyday life. He underpins his lyrics with a variety of musical styles ranging the roots lexicon of folk, blues, country and Americana. Live music, folk, national tour

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Bungay Film Club presents

The Showman Group presents

Guitar Legends presents

Ammonite (15) The Greatest The Guitar Legends Magician (U) Written and directed by Francis Lee Show (U) Starring James Phelan 24 February @ 7.30pm £5 | £2.50 members

& directed by the LatePaul Daniels

A British drama very freely based on the later life of Mary Anning, the 19th century fossil hunter, and filmed on location in and around Lyme Regis. Anning’s pioneering work brought her little financial reward. Struggling to make ends meet, she agrees to care for Charlotte, the convalescent wife of a geologist. Kate Winslet gives one of her best performances in this imagined account of the relationship formed between the two women. UK/US 2020.

25 February @ 7.30pm £15 | £12 students & seniors

Cinema, film club

Presented by the ‘most anticipated magical performer in a generation’, James Phelan, this spellbinding, 5 star show will leave you dumbfounded. Directed by the late Paul Daniels, James is the magician most infamous for jamming the BBC’s switchboard after correctly predicting the lottery! This mind-bending show will transport you to a jaw- dropping world of light-hearted hilarity, wonderment, and mystery. Early booking is encouraged! Variety, magic, award winning, national tour

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26 February @ 7.30pm £12.50 Come & celebrate a night of the guitar greats in one amazing show!! The Guitar ‘Legends’ will mesmerise you with the greatest guitar hits of all time – from the early 50’s right up to the present day. Featuring classic tracks from the world’s most legendary guitarists: Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Carlos Santana, Dave Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian May, Eric Clapton plus many more. Be there for an unforgettable night & experience sensational hits from some of the world’s most iconic guitar legends! Live music, tribute, national tour

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Fisher Theatre Gallery

Gallery Open 6–10pm Wed–Sat & by appointment 10am–3pm Wed–Sat To book an appointment email info@ fishertheatre.org or phone 01986 897130 Note The Gallery can be subject to short-notice closures for special events, meetings and classes. If you are travelling any distance – please phone before your visit.

Rhythms in the Landscape

It’s No Laughing Matter

Rachel Roft and Tim Summerson 23 January–17 March

Jean Baitey 20 March–5 May

Though outwardly very different in their approach to the landscape, closer consideration of these two North Suffolk based artists’ work reveals a shared interest in its rhythms and dynamics. Thus for Rachel Roft the large, multiple collage drawings of the coastline at Covehithe represent “observations of the same place which is forever being changed by coastal erosion … recorded over the last 12 years.” Meanwhile, for Tim Summerson, his poetic, painterly depictions of the Waveney Valley comes out of a deep concern “for the spatial dynamics and rhythms of the landscape happening within what might appear chaotic in nature.”

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It’s no laughing matter – well actually it is. This exhibition is both seriously funny and seriously serious. Bungay women are at the heart of the narrative behind this new body of work. Through drawing, hand-made prints and painting, Jean explores what it means to be a woman, both historically and today; be it muse, model or female artist, with a few personal irks for good measure.

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Fisher Theatre Bungay

19 March | Fisher Theatre | 10am–4pm

Wedding Fair Come and join us on Saturday 19th March for the Fisher’s extra-special Wedding Fair – showcasing our beautiful theatre alongside a fantastic array of stalls from local wedding suppliers. With exclusive offers, Q&A sessions, competitions, and extra-special planning workshops in our Gallery, this promises to be an inspirational day for you wedding preparations! This unique event is a wonderful opportunity to explore our historic theatre in the heart of Bungay. Thought to be the fourth-oldest working theatre in the UK, the Fisher offers a fantastic range of versatile spaces perfect for hosting your ceremony and every aspect of your special day. So whether you’re at the beginning of your wedding journey, or you’re looking for the perfect venue, the Fisher Theatre has got you covered! To register your attendance, please email Cory: info@fishertheatre.org With a free glass of bubbly for every couple that register in advance!

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Fisher Theatre Community

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Meet Up Mondays Could you do with some company? Feeling a bit fed up? Maybe you are new to the area or would just like to make some new friends? You are invited to come along and enjoy a free cuppa and some friendly chat at the Fisher Theatre bar, Mondays from 10.30am–12.30pm.

The Arts Society – Waveney Valley The Waveney Valley Arts Society brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Our events provide welcoming places to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts. Our members contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering and grants. For more information on our events and how to join, please contact: ballygatecottage@gmail. com or visit our website: www.theartssociety.org/ waveney-valley

Warm Rooms The Warm Rooms project offers a warm, welcoming environment for the residents of Bungay and the surrounding villages every Thursday from 10am3pm in the Fisher bar. You will have the opportunity to meet others, chat over tea and cake and get involved with activities and crafts. There will also be advice and support on hand from our partner organisations. To get involved or find out more information email: bungayvolunteers@gmail .com or phone: 0300 365 2995

Tuesday Fisher Youth Theatre Group | Sundays – Tuesdays The Fisher Youth Theatre Group is open to everyone aged 4–19 and offers performance arts activities in a thriving historic theatre. A place to make friends, express yourself, tell stories, learn and have fun. Our activities align with school terms, and if you’re curious about joining email Luci: admin@fytg.org

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Poetry Café Poetry and sometimes a play-reading in the Fisher Theatre bar from 1–3pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Come just to listen or bring and share a poem you love or suggest a play for us all to read. Email for more details: carolinepickard6@gmail .com

Board Game Café Come and join in with the fun at the Fisher Theatre’s brand-new board game café! Bring along your favourite game, or turn up and play one of our catalogue of classics, with a host of new friends on Thursday evenings from 6pm in the bar.

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Scriptwriting for Adults (16+) There is nothing more exciting than creating a world and filling it with characters. In this series of workshops you will learn how to craft original scripts for theatre, audio, and screen. If you want to have a go or you already have scripts in your bottom drawer and want to develop them some more, join us for eight weeks of development, exploration and joy on Fridays from 1.30–3.30pm in the Gallery. For more information email Belona: bel.greenwood@gmail.com

Head Start Improvisation (11–18 year olds) Head Start is a training programme designed to support young people (11–18 years old) develop their theatre making skills, performance abilities, creativity and confidence through our unique brand of improvisation training techniques. We are looking to offer a platform for new voices who want to access arts opportunities but may not have been able to do so and ensure young people are equipped with transferable skills and strategies to help them negotiate, thrive and succeed in a Post Covid-19 world. Saturdays from 10am–1pm in the Gallery. For more information email callan@reflextheatre.co.uk

UpShoot Community Theatre UpShoot’s Community Theatre projects aim to involve everyone who wants to participate in all areas of performance. We support members to explore and learn performance skills, take risks, meet new people and connect with being creative in a nurturing and safe environment. Wellbeing is a key value in all our work. Sundays from 6-9pm in the Auditorium. For more information on how to get involved email upshootdarren@gmail. com or visit our website: upshoottheatrecompany .com

Creative Writing for Kids (5–11 year olds) The Flying Shop of Imagination is landing at The Fisher Theatre this January with its adventurous creative writing workshops for children on Fridays in the Gallery from 4–5pm. If you love inventing words, worlds and stories, come along. We will play, climb word mountains, write, create and have a brilliant time. For more information contact Belona at: bel. greenwood@gmail.com

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At a glance Theatre Events Cinema & Live–Stream Music Variety Gallery Kids

January

February

12 Fisher Folk & Acoustic

2 Happiest Days of Your Life

13 Embraceable Ella

3 Brief History of Jazz

14 Alight!

4 Fisher Comedy Club

Booking

15 The Last Crumb

5 Ajay Srivastav

Box Office Open 10am–3pm Mon–Sat Phone 01986 897130 – tickets must be paid for via debit/ credit card Online fishertheatre.org

19 Royal Opera – Tosca

9 The Ballad of Mulan

20 The Sweet Escape

10 Richard Mabey

21 [Insert Laughter Here]

11 Around the World in 80 Days

22 Pearll

12 Cobbler Bob String Band

Seating plan visit: fishertheatre.org GDPR At the time of booking we will ask for your name, address, phone number and email address. We will only contact you if there are changes to the performance or if we have any further shows you may be interested in. Your information will not be sold on to third parties. Disclaimer Please note all performance details are correct at the time of publication.

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23 Rhythms in the Landscape: Rachel Roft and Tim Summerson private view 26 Burns Night! 27 NT Live – Leopoldstadt 28 The Haunted House 29 ABBA Sensation

16 Royal Ballet – Romeo And Juliet 17 NT Live – The Book of Dust 18 Cabaret Liberté 19 Fabulous Cash & Carter 22 The Fools! 23 Chris Fox 24 Ammonite 25 The Greatest Magician 26 Guitar Legends

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March

April

2 Saving Britney

1 Creative Writing Showcase Svetla Georgieva

3 Wayland Babes 4 Fisher Comedy Club 5 The Bear & Checkov Shorts

2 Mark Simmons 6 Frozen Light: 2065

9 Who the Who, Who

7 Frozen Light: 2065 Getz – A Musical Portrait

10 Royal Opera – Rigoletto

8 Cabaret Liberté

11 Alan Barnes – Jazz

9 The Total 60s & 70s Rock Show

12 Fleetwood Mac

11 KidsFest

16 Divorced, Beheaded, Died!

12 KidsFest

17 NT Live – Hex

13 KidsFest Royal Opera – La Traviata

18 Macbeth 19 Wedding Fair Macbeth 20 It’s No Laughing Matter: Jean Baitey private view 23 [Insert Laughter Here] 24 Another Round 25 Fawlty Towers – Just Desserts! 26 Jose McGill & The Vagaband

14 KidsFest My Other Half 15 KidsFest Doobie Dan 16 ELO Encounter 18 KidsFest 19 KidsFest 20 KidsFest PanAfro Band

30 Fisher Folk & Acoustic

21 KidsFest NT Live!

31 Sutton Hoo Night!

22 KidsFest Rory Jackson as Michael Jackson 23 An Evening with Bob Flowerdew 27 The Soundings 28 Minari 29 Blithe Spirit 30 I Love Paris!

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Fake Escape Presents

The Fisher Theatre presents

Saving Britney (12+)

Wayland Babes (PG)

2 March @ 7.30pm | £10 | £8 seniors & under 18s

By Judi Daykin

Inspired by the #FreeBritney movement, Saving Britney is a hilarious and heart-breaking look at celebrity obsession, sexuality and growing up in the early noughties; featuring more nostalgia than you can shake a Tamagotchi at! Saving Britney reopened London’s prestigious Old Red Lion Theatre in May 2021 after 425 days, where it played for three weeks to sold-out audiences, won rave reviews, and was nominated for two Off-West End ‘Offie’ Awards; for leading performer and best direction. Theatre, national tour, critically acclaimed

3 March @ 7.30pm | £5 | £3 students and seniors Join local author, Judi Daykin, for an evening of storytelling from her new book - Wayland Babes. A graduate from the UEA MA in Creative Writing, Judi has created a series of five linked ghost stories based on the local folktale of the Babes in the Wood. Each story is set in a different time period, when seeing the Babes leads to the temptation to wander or becomes a warning of disasters to come. If they beckon, dare you follow? There will be a Q&A session after the reading, with books available for sale and signing. Event, storytelling, new writing

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Hooma Comedy presents

Fisher Comedy Club! Feat. Bungay’s Tom Alban (15) with Tom Alban (MC), Nelson Gombakomba, Trish Dunn, & Justin Parks 4 March @ 8pm | £7.50 | £5 groups of 10+ Hooma Comedy brings you the best in local comedy and beyond! You’ll get big laughs from circuit legends and will be able to say ‘I saw them before they were famous’ at one of our fantastic new comedy nights that are not to be missed! This month features Bungay’s Tom Alban as your MC! Tom is “Mr. Energy”. Watch him as he crashes on the stage like a big talented Labrador wanting to please his master – you the audience! The infectious nature of his energy means you can’t help but be swept up in it all. Tom was raised in Bungay so is looking forward to making his people laugh! Variety, stand-up, comedy, local talent, TV personalities Potential for adult language and divisive topics

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Open Space Theatre Company presents

MoCo Theatre Company presents

The Bear & Other Chekhov Shorts

Who The Who, Who (PG) A Hostry Festival Commission

by Anton Chekhov

9 March @ 7.30pm | £12 | £10 students & seniors

(PG)

5 March @ 7.30pm | £12 | £10 students & seniors A landowner calls on a young widow to request payment for a debt incurred by her late husband. When the money is not handed over, tempers fray with hilarious consequences. This fast-paced drama is a comic masterpiece presented by Open Space Theatre Company. Theatre, comedy, local talent

Hermione is facing the challenges of a midlife woman. Grieving for the loss of her father and a mother in final-stage dementia, she fights to adapt to the harsh reality of her changing life. From the pain of a bruised & bloodied grapefruit, to the humour of dancing with Baryshnikov, we are immersed in a journey of lost love, lost lives and loss of identity. Choosing to make visible her struggle, she reinserts past voices into her artwork, tracing, exhibiting and honouring memories. This searingly honest one-woman play comes to the Fisher to mark International Women’s’ Day, and will be followed by a Q&A session. Theatre, new writing, local talent, International Womens’ Day

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The Royal Opera presents

Jazz At The Fisher presents

Songbird presents

Rigoletto (PG)

Alan Barnes & The Chris Ingham Trio

The Hits of Fleetwood Mac (U)

11 March @ 7.30pm | £13.50

12 March @ 7.30pm | £15 | £13 seniors & under 18s

Directed by Oliver Mears 10 March @ 7.15pm | £13.50 | £10 members In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi’s masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi’s thrilling Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. This special anniversary screening of Verdi’s Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Live Stream, opera, foreign language

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A major instrumentalist, a droll raconteur and perilously close to becoming a Jazz Knight, Alan has won numerous UK Jazz Awards for Best Clarinettist, Best Alto Saxophonist and Best Baritone Saxophonist and is one of the UK’s most treasured and entertaining jazzmen. “A master saxophonist …faultless virtuosity” (The Guardian). There’s not a single phrase that doesn’t sparkle with invention and swing” (Mojo).

Songbird brings all the hits of Fleetwood Mac to the stage featuring classic songs from ‘Rumours’ ‘Tango in the Night’, ‘Tusk’, and ‘Mirage’. Songbird offers a tribute to this iconic rock band with a mix of light, sound and video projection. This is truly an immersive show. Come and join us in paying tribute to one of history’s all time, greatest bands. Live music, tribute, multimedia

Live music, jazz, award winning, national tour

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Select Society presents

National Theatre Live presents

Divorced, Hex (12A) Beheaded, Died: Book By Tanya Ronder, Music By Jim Fortune And Lyrics By Rufus Norris an Audience with 17 March @ 7.30pm | £13.50 | £10 King Henry VIII (PG) members 16 March @ 2pm & 7.30pm | £10 | £8 seniors & students | £6 under 18s The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm. He has halted here in Bungay to afford his Loyal Subjects the opportunity to have ‘audience’ with their Sovereign Lord and King. In the course of the ‘audience’, His Majesty will recount the events of his long reign; telling of his wives and his children, and will invite his Loyal Subjects to Petition him on any related subject: there may be some surprising answers – a lively Q&A is assured!

A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss. Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundredyear quest to somehow make everything right. Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder. Live steam, national theatre

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Roughcast Theatre Company presents

Insert Laughter Here presents

Bungay Film Club presents

Macbeth (PG)

[Insert Laughter Here] (12)

Another Round (15)

by William Shakespeare 18–19 March @ 7.30pm £12 | £6 students & under 18s Scottish general Macbeth, fresh from his greatest and bloodiest triumph, receives a prophecy from three witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne. Wracked with guilt and paranoia, he hangs on to his throne until the bitter and bloody end. RoughCast return, bringing their trademark clear and fast-paced story-telling to Shakespeare’s most Gothic and gory tragedy. Theatre, local talent, site-specific This production is staged in St Mary’s Church, Bungay

23 March @ 8pm | £6 advance | £8 Door Bury St. Edmund’s finest improvised comedy group [Insert Laughter Here] returns for another night of spontaneous comedy genius at the Fisher Theatre! Playing a series of games in the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” the performers take suggestions from the audience - from scenarios to lines of dialogue and character quirks - and turn them into hilarious scenes from scratch.

Directed By Thomas Vinterberg 24 March @ 7.30pm | £5 £2.50 members

Variety, improvised comedy, local talent

A A group of friends, all disgruntled teachers, become interested in an unconventional suggestion that we are all born with an insufficient blood alcohol level. From this intriguing premise comes a film that has won all the best foreign film awards this year, as well as best actor awards for its star, the ever-watchable Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale And The Hunt). In Danish and Swedish with English subtitles. Denmark/ Sweden 2020.

May contain swearing and mature content.

Cinema, film club, foreign language

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Bigod’s Kitchen presents

Fisher Theatre presents

Fawlty Towers – Just Desserts! (PG)

José McGill and The Vagaband (U)

25 March @ 7.30pm | £27.50

26 March @ 7.30pm | £13.50

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty returns for an evening of outrageous chaos, atrociously rude service and TopsyTurvy food. Check your ice for flies, mind your toes for rats and most importantly... Keep an eye on those dishevelled and careless waiters serving under the newly promoted head waiter, Manuel. Join us for a jam packed evening of comedy, improv and a vast array of embarrassing interactions! Book tickets via Fisher Theatre.

The Vagaband has taken its brand of roots rock and celtic soul across the UK & Europe for the last 15 years. Playing bars, street corners and house concerts and eventually honing their craft as festival headliners. With a rotating line up of multi-instrumentalists and José McGill as the ever-present writer and producer, it has released a consistent output of slick Celtic/Americana. Live music, Celtic, Americana, local talent

Variety, dinner theatre, comedy, local talent Visit bigodskitchen.com to view the menu and phone 01986 896567 to place pre-orders

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The Waveney Valley Folk Collective presents

The National Trust & Fisher Theatre present

Fisher Folk & The Secret History of Sutton Hoo + The Dig Acoustic (U)

(PG)

30 March @ 8pm | £5

31 March @ 7.30pm | £12 | £10 seniors & under 18s

The second of our regular bi-monthly open-mic music sessions at The Fisher Theatre. Come and enjoy great music in this unique theatre’s wonderful auditorium.

The Saxons are coming to the Fisher! Join the National Trust’s Sally Sibley for a thrilling evening of history and archaeology as we delve into the secret history of Suffolk’s world-famous Saxon burial site. The National Trust’s portable antiquities team is also bringing along some replica pieces for a hands-on look at life in dark-age Suffolk, and the evening concludes with a screening of The Dig (2021), directed by Simon Stone and starring Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty and the indomitable Ralph Fiennes as Basil Brown.

Live music, local talent, open mic If you would like to come up and play, please register through the WVFC website at waveneyvalleyfolk collective.co.uk

Event, talk, artifacts, local history, film

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The Flying Shop of Imagination & Fisher Theatre present

Fisher Theatre presents

Fisher Creative Writing – Spring Showcase! (PG)

A Bohemian Cabaret – Svetla Georgieva (U)

1 April @ 6pm | £5 | £3 students & seniors Come and enjoy the work created during this season’s creative writing programme with our end of term showcase! This is a fantastic opportunity to experience some of the exciting new writing in poetry, prose, and drama, produced here at the Fisher this spring. With writers sharing their own words, and some of your favourite local actors working on rehearsed readings, this promises to be an exciting and affirming night supporting local talent. All proceeds from the event go towards funding our autumn creative writing programme.

1 April @ 8pm| £8 | £7 students & seniors On the beach under the stars it’s a dark mysterious new moon and Svetla picks the Fool’s card from the Tarot. We are vagabonds at the beginning of a journey, a great opportunity! It starts beyond the blue seas in a bohemian hinterland, so draw round the roaring camp fire and become a romantic nomad travelling across Europe and the Americas accompanied by Svetla singing in seven languages and you’ll lose all sense of time on an epic artistic odyssey. Variety, cabaret, world music

Event, showcase, creative writing, poetry, prose, drama

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Hooma Comedy presents

Frozen Light Theatre presents

Jazz At The Fisher presents

Mark Simmons (PG)

2065! (U)

Getz – A Musical Portrait (U)

& support from Hooma Favourites 2 April @ 7.30pm | £10 An exceptional one-liner comedian, Mark won a place in Dave’s prestigious Best Joke of The Fringe in Edinburgh 2017 and is delighted to appear in Bungay alongside support from your Fisher Comedy Club favourites! In high demand at the top UK comedy clubs, Mark has recently supported Rob Brydon on his national tour, as well as one off shows supporting Michael McIntyre, Sean Lock and Jack Dee. A fantastic comedian on the up and up, don’t miss Mark in Bungay for one night only! Variety, stand up, comedy, TV personality

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6 & 7 April @ 11am & 1.30pm | tickets by appointment The year is 2065; the people are stifled under an oppressive regime. We follow a group of rebels who live outside the system and believe things can change for the better. How can they remind people of a time when things were different? When they hoped not only to survive but to thrive? Can they bring music back to a city where it is needed more than ever? 2065 is a futuristic sensory extravaganza for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities. “The way the show is so carefully tailored to the audience’s needs provides a vital reminder that theatre can accommodate everyone.” (The Stage ****)

with the Chris Ingham Quartet featuring Mark Crooks

Theatre, immersive, accessible, inclusive, PMLD

Live music, jazz, award winning, national tour

7 April @ 7.30pm | £13.50 A celebration of the great lyrical genius of the saxophone and his remarkable 45-year career, from Early Autumn to Desafinado and beyond. Featuring the John Wilson Orchestra star Mark Crooks (saxophone) and the Chris Ingham Quartet playing selections from their acclaimed album Stan. “The quartet is everything you could wish for... Ingham’s mastery of the subtle differences in style is impressive” (Jazz Journal).

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Liv_ presents

Cabaret Liberté (15) 8 April @ 8pm | £8 | £7 seniors & under 18s Liv_ returns to the Fisher with their second showcase of live drag artistry in all its glorious forms, East Anglia’s finest Kings, Queens and everything in-betweens come together at the Fisher Theatre for a decadent night of lip-sync, dance and live vocal performance, all in celebration of life, liberty and the queer agenda. Inspired by international drag icon Sasha Velour’s ‘Nightgowns’, Cabaret Liberté promises pure spectacles, heartfelt storytelling and the beautiful spirit of the LGBTQ+ community. Variety, drag, cabaret, local talent, emerging artists May contain nudity, details of LGBTQ+ motivated assault, fake blood, simulated violence, and sexual content

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Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus presents

The Royal Opera presents

The Total 60s And La Traviata (PG) 70s Rock Show (U) 13 April @ 6.45pm | £13.50 | £10 members 9 April @ 7.30pm | £12.50 Take yourself back to an era of big riffs, timeless tracks and unforgettable anthems by artists including T Rex, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jeff Beck, The Kinks, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and more. Get down to the true spirit of the 60s and 70s, when the world was changing... and the earth moved for everyone! Live music, tribute, rock and roll

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19th-century Paris is a place of contrasts; glamour and superficiality, love and lust, life and death. Courtesan Violetta sings some of Verdi’s most acclaimed arias including the joyous ‘Sempre libera’, in her poignant and passionate encounters with Alfredo and Germont. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera recently celebrated 25 years on the Royal Opera House stage and this year returns with acclaimed opera star Pretty Yende as Violetta. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Live Stream, opera, foreign language

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Raising Cain Productions presents

The ELO Encounter presents

The ELO Encounter presents

My Other Half Doobie Dan! ELO (U) Encounter (U)

(12)

Written By Christopher Stainton-Clark

14 April @ 7.30pm | £10 £8 seniors & under 18s H and B are a young couple struggling with the pressures of their relationship. When a freak event causes them to switch bodies, they must learn to face their problems from an entirely new perspective. The more they learn, the more their lives descend into chaos. Come and delve into this headspinning, sidesplitting, gut-wrenching journey into the human psyche with the up-andcoming Raising Cain Theatre Company.

15 April @ 7.30pm | £12

All the timeless classics from Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers are here! Doobie Dan are dedicated to authentically reproducing these sensational sounds, in a show that’s non-stop entertainment from start to finish and certain to delight. Revel the night away to some of the most iconic music of the ’70s and beyond, a magical experience that will have you singing and dancing along to all your favourites. Live music, tribute, national tour

Theatre, local talent, new writing, emerging artists

16 April @ 17.30pm | £12 Rollover Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! This all live show features soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies, and the much-loved songs from ELO’s hit-filled library including Evil Woman, Telephone Line, and Don’t Bring Me Down. The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll, and Blue Skies that would make Mozart mumbo and Bach boogie! So Hold on Tight because Rock and Roll is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over the World! Live music, tribute, national tour

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Fisher Theatre presents

Andy James presents

PanAfro Band (U)

Rory Jackson As Michael Jackson

20 April @ 7.30pm | £10 PanAfro band plays upbeat, danceable music from around the African continent – guitar band songs from Southern Africa, Congo and Uganda: Afrobeat from Fela Kuti: percussion and chants (Santana’s Jingo meets Pigbag). With lush vocal harmonies, polyrhythmic grooves, lashings of percussion and outbreaks of tribal drumming, you can’t help but move with the groove. Dance moves and audience participation are led by Ugandan singer/dancer Perfect Bakashaba, guaranteeing a fun, familyfriendly evening. Live music, African music, dance, drumming

(U)

22 April @ 7.30pm | £12 | £10 students & seniors The most detailed and energetic Michael Jackson BAD Tour Concert Experience of the highest quality! Highly Rated by Simon Cowell and nominated for the UK’s “Best Look-Alike Award” Rory Jackson will have you completely star-struck with his Michael Jackson Tribute show perfected in the finest detail, driven by pure talent, skill and dedication for you to truly experience the physical, athletic embodiment and the magical showmanship of the legendary King of Pop. Live music, tribute, national tour, TV personality

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Clive Conway presents

Waveney Valley Folk Collective presents

An Evening with Bob Flowerdew (PG)

The Soundings (U)

23 April @ 7.30pm | £24 | £22 students & seniors Bob is known as one of Britain’s leading organic gardeners, he is the son of a farmer and his family have been working the land in East Anglia since before the time of the Tudors. He has three dozen books published in a dozen languages and is one of the few gardening authors to make the front page of the New York Times. Bob has been a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time for more than two and a half decades, and appears here at the Fisher discussing how you can help wildlife in your own back garden. So join us for a fantastic evening of Bob’s characteristically idiosyncratic and iconoclastic chat, anecdote, verse and song. Warning may contain some wry humour. Sometimes witty, seldom PC!

27 April @ 7.30pm | £12 Music, story-telling and song are woven together in ‘Soundings’, an enchanting show about the natural world and our place in it. If you enjoyed Robert Macfarlane’s The Lost Words and the Spell Songs performances, then you will be spellbound by this show. What it means to be wild is deeply embedded in the Soundings’ stories, music and ecological thought. The voices of other species are woven throughout, bringing to life a rich tapestry of connections. Live music, folk, national tour, multimedia

Event, talk, gardening, radio & TV personality

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Bungay Film Club presents

Swift Theatre presents

Minari (12A)

Blithe Spirit

28 April @ 7.30pm | £5 | £2.50 members

(PG)

(12)

by Noel Coward

30 April @ 7.30pm | £15

29 April @ 7.30pm | £10 | £8 under 18s

Dreamcast Productions and The Simon Brown Quintet invite you to an evening of Gypsy Jazz and Swing inspired by the music of Paris in the 1930’s and 40’s, an evening full of romance and mischievous joie-devivre plus a sultry modern twist! So, close your eyes and get swept away in the music evocative of midnight in Montmartre, and all that jazz! Including best loved numbers such as ‘Autumn Leaves’, J’ai deux Amours, La Mer, Zou Bisou Bisou, For Me Formidable, and of course I Love Paris!

An award winning story about a Korean American immigrant family from California starting a new life in Arkansas, in the 1980s. Amidst the challenges of farming in the strange and rugged Ozarks, the family discovers what really makes a home. A beautifully filmed blend of comedy and drama, brought to life by a terrific cast playing well realised characters. In Korean with English subtitles and English. Cinema, film club, foreign language

Madame Arcati, an eccentric local clairvoyant, accepts an invitation from Charles, a writer, and his wife, Ruth. Charles has an ulterior motive - he wants to watch her ‘in action’ to help with his writer’s block. However, things do not go as planned when the spirit of his first wife is accidentally summoned… Come and enjoy! Theatre, Local Talent

Dreamcast Productions presents

I Love Paris!

Live music, swing, local talent

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Fisher Theatre Bungay

The Fisher Theatre is proud to present

KidsFest 11–22 April | 10am–3.30pm | Monday–Friday Ten days of accessible arts education and entertainment during the Easter Holidays! Including: Improvisation Drumming Puppetry Imagination Creative Writing Performances Cinema Games & Lunch! More information on free workshop enrolment and ticket prices for all KidsFest performances available at fishertheatre.org or email info@fishertheatre.org

PanAfro Band

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Fisher Theatre Memberships

Funding The Fisher Theatre is an independent, volunteer-led, not-for-profit arts charity in the heart of Bungay, on the Norfolk/ Suffolk border. It costs £380-per-day to keep our big blue doors open, and this would not be possible without a wide-range of generous support from our communities. If you like the look of our new season, then there are a number of ways that you can support your local theatre and help us reach our £380-per-day target:

Memberships If there are a few shows that have caught your eye in our new spring programme, then why not consider joining one of our membership schemes?

Plus, all the proceeds from our membership sales go directly towards supporting the theatre’s running costs and help us reach our daily goal.

Donations & Legacies The Fisher Theatre is committed to providing accessible, diverse, and actively inclusive arts programming for Bungay and the surrounding areas. If you share a belief in our mission why not consider making a lasting gift, and help the Fisher reach everyone in our area for years to come? For more information on how to make a donation, or leave a legacy, please email Ben at: manager@fishertheatre .org

Fisher Theatre Club Membership £35 | £60 |10% off tickets to most live events (theatre, music, talks) | 10% off orders at the Fisher Theatre bar | £10 tickets to all live-stream performances

Volunteering We also have a number of volunteer opportunities available, for a more ‘hands-on’ involvement in the Fisher’s community!

Bungay Film Club £15 | £2.50 tickets to all Bungay Film Club screenings | £3 tickets to all Fisher Cinema screenings | £10 tickets to all live-stream performances

These include: – Technical – Box Office – Front of House – Ushering – Bar – Trusteeship

Perfect for those who want to come back to the Fisher again and again, our memberships save you money and help to keep our programme accessible to all.

Fisher Theatre Lottery £2.50 per ball | Chance to win £250 each month | All proceeds go towards supporting the Fisher Theatre

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