Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
Thursday 20 February, 19:00. NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac.
Cyrano de Bergerac. Starring James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) in the
title role, this inventive new adaptation by Martin Crimp tells the
story our hero, Cyrano, who is fierce with a pen and notorious in combat,
he almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love
Saturday 22nd February 2020, doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm. Noasis.
Noasis are the full five piece line up, there's not a detail
missing from this superb act, as their Liam and Noel pick out every
vocal harmony you've ever screamed to yourself in your car right down
to that twitch your hands get when you hear those neat guitar licks.
No backing tracks or gimmicks, just full on five piece sound the way
it was written! Expect all from what you'd expect from the real Oasis,
the look, the attitude and the songs which fuelled a generation...
Tuesday 25 February, 19:30 Royal Ballet 2019/20 Season: The
Cellist / Dances. Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate
Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is
much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for
The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the
cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic
forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance
for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety
Saturday 7th March 2020, 7.15pm for 8.00pm. Crocodile Mock. Crocodile
Mock is an amazing 8-piece band recreating the authentic sound of Sir
Elton John, performing classics such as Sacrifice, Your Song and I Guess
That's Why They Call It the Blues, to name a few! A tribute with a difference,
this show isn't just about impersonating Sir Elton John, It's a show
in it's own right. The band are stunning to watch and play the tracks
with great energy, making them their own!
Tuesday 17, March, 19:15. Fidelio. The story...Jonas
Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his
wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue
him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue,
determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is
transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’
Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision
of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality
of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate
Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Saturday 28th March 7.00 for 7.30pm & Sunday 29th March 2.30 for
3.00pm. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe. The ultimate musical
duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight
cinema audiences up and down the country with the final show of their
UK tour at the O2 Arena. Hot on the heels of their star turns in the
West End’s phenomenally successful staged concert of Les Misérables,
Ball and Boe’s sensational voices and irresistible chemistry will undoubtedly
light up the big screen.
Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
Saturday February 15th, 7:30pm. Ale Martin: A Romantic Evening.
An international production by the Argentine tenor Ale Martin with accompaniment
from Czech pianist Denisa Hatinová and Argentine guitarist Emmanuel
Albera. Classic international, boleros, tangos, romantic opera, latin
music and much more.
Sunday February 16th, 7:30pm. History Sunday 2020 No.3. Talk
1: Andrew Phillips: Another Little-Known, Notable Sudbury Family
- The Burkitts during the 17th and 18th centuries. Talk 2:
Peter Thorogood: The Extraordinary Charity of Friendly Societies in
the Town in the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries.
Monday February 17th, 2:00pm. Treasure Island. Meet
Jim Hawkins, a young lad who gets himself caught up in an adventure
across the seas. Follow the story as Jim meets Captain Smollett, Billy
Bones and the most famous pirate of them all Long John Silver. Barking
Dog's two talented actors (with the help of a some puppets and children
from the audience) present this exciting tale. With original music and
audience participation as well as use of puppetry and mime, this is
ideal for any children and their grown-ups!
Thursday February 20th, 2:00pm. Film: Abominable (PG).
After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage
Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical
creature with his family. But to do so, they must stay one step ahead
of a wealthy financier and a determined zoologist who want to capture
the beast for their own gain.
Thursday February 20th, 7:00pm. NT LIVE: Cyrano de Bergerac.
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all
- if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just
one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society
engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery
of language set Roxane’s world alight?
Friday February 21st to Saturday February 22nd, 19:30. UNDIVIDED:
The Ultimate Boyband Tribute Show! You know the words and you
know the dance moves, now join the party as four fabulous guys unite
to bring you the ultimate boy band experience. Enjoy a night in pure
pop heaven and loose yourself in a pulsating whirl of high energy dance
moves and pop-tastic harmonies! Featuring the hits of some of the biggest
boy bands in pop history including Backstreet Boys, The Wanted, One
Direction, Take That, Boyzone, The Beatles, 911, Westlife, Five, NSYNC
and more! These boys are sure to give you a night you’ll never forget!
Sunday February 23rd, 7:30pm. Caught on Camera. More
unususal photos from the Sudbury archives with Ashley Cooper.
Friday February 28th, 7:15pm. ROH Ballet: Double Bill: The Cellist/Dances
at a Gathering. A Double-Bill with ballet choreography from
Cathy Marston and Jerome Robbins. World Premiere - The Cellist: Cathy
Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and
Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration
for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous
life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.
Saturday February 29th to Sunday March 1st, 19:00. Open Music
Night. It's Open Music Night in the bar (acoustic). 2 songs
/ pieces from anyone wishing to perform. No need to book in advance.
Tuesday March 3rd to Saturday March 7th, 19:45. For Services Rendered.
1932. A sunny September afternoon. Tennis on the lawn. Drinks
on the terrace. An upper middle-class family enjoying the comfortable
country life. Beneath the surface, however, lurks the aftermath of the
First World War and the ravages it wreaked on men and women across the
Sunday March 8th, 7:30pm. History Sunday 2020 No.4. Talk 1:
Anne Grimshaw: The Name on the Bag: 2/Lt Clyde R. Simmons USAAF.
Talk 2: Roger Green: Now You See It, Now You Don't - A contemplation
of some of Sudbury's losses.
Monday March 9th, 7:30pm. Sudbury Flower Club Visiting Demonstrator:
Brenda Tubb. Hosted by Sudbury Flower Club, visiting demonstrator
Brenda Tubb is a trained florist and teacher who has worked in a florists
in Piccadilly and as a teacher at Easton College, Norwich.
Tuesday 18th February 7.30pm, Thursday 20th February 7.30pm. Friday
21st February 7.30pm. Saturday 22nd February 3pm. Cinderella. Awarding
winning pantomime group Pantoloons will be performing Cinderella, the
best loved story of them all written by Ben Crocker. Packed with songs,
jokes and a coachful of laughs. Only magic can save the day when Cinderella’s
step sisters stop her from going to the Prince’s Ball - but will she
leave the palace before the clock strikes twelve – and what happens
when her sisters are left all alone in the deep, dark wood? Make sure
you all go to the Ball to find out!
Fri 28 February, 8:00pm. 100% Simon Brodkin. Simon
takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour
Sat 29 February, 7:30pm. The Searchers & Hollies Experience.
The Searchers and Hollies Experience brings to the stage the
magical hits of two of the biggest bands from the 1960s, performed by
the amazing FOD Band.
Fri 6 March, 7:30pm. Forever in Blue Jeans. High energy, hit
songs and hot dance, all in one great new show for 2020
Sat 7 March, 7:30pm. Bon Jovi Forever. The only Bon
Jovi tribute show you need to see!
Fri 13 March, 7:30pm. Dire Streets. To celebrate the
35th Anniversary of the release of Brothers in Arms, Dire Streets –
Europe’s most critically acclaimed Dire Straits tribute act – will be
playing the album live in its entirety.
Sat 14 March, 7:30pm. Totally Tina. Come shake a tail
feather with the UK’s favourite Tina Turner spectacular
Fri 20 March, 7:30pm. The Local Comedy Club. After
mutliple selling outs, Lee Hurst and 3 other top comedians from the
UK Comedy Circuit return!
Sat 21 March, 7:30pm. Grapevine Soul. Grapevine Soul
is the ultimate Soul and Motown entertainment show
Fri 27 March, 7:30pm. Ben Hart: Wonder. Britain’s Got
Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician
Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.
Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, T: 01440
Sat 15 Feb 2020 8:00PM. Disco’s Greatest Hits Live. Disco’s
Greatest Hits is a night guaranteed to have the audience singing and
dancing all night long to timeless classics by the likes of Chic, Sister
Sledge, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gloria Gaynor, Bee Gees, The Average
White Band, Kool and The Gang, The Jacksons, and many more.This high
energy celebration of the era’s biggest floor fillers is brought to
you by one of the hottest bands in the UK; a stunning seven piece group
comprised of incredible musicians who have performed with superstars
such as Amy Winehouse, Take That, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, The Jacksons,
Kylie Minogue, Human League, Soul II Soul, Jamie Cullum, Dame Shirley
Bassey, Dionne Warwick, Rose Royce, Michael Ball, Pet Shop Boys and
Lisa Stansfield, to name but a few.
Mon 17 Feb 2020 2:30PM. Frozen 2. Together with Princess
Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, Queen Elsa must discover the origin of
her icy powers before it is too late.
Mon 17 Feb 2020 7:30PM. JoJo Rabbit (12A). In the dying
days of World War Two, a lonely German boy discovers his mother is hiding
a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary
friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Full
of humour and pathos, this anti-hate satire was a hit on the autumn
Tue 18 Feb 2020 10:30AM. Spies in Disguise (PG). Super
spy Lance Sterling is suave and debonair. Scientist Walter Beckett,
the guy who makes the gadgets for Lance’s missions, is… not. But when
Lance is accidentally transformed into a pigeon, the duo are forced
to work together in a whole new way.
Tue 18 Feb 2020 7:30PM. Star Wars (12A). A year on
from the events of The Last Jedi, the remnants of the Resistance rally
to face the First Order in a final battle for freedom.
Tue 18 Feb 2020. Cats (tbc). Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
mega-musical CATS adapted for the big screen. Featuring Macavity, Jennyanydots
and all the immortal favourites from T. S. Elliot’s whimsical Old Possum’s
Book of Practical Cats.
Wed 19 Feb 2020 2:00PM. Rumpelstiltskin and the Snail of Destiny.
Poor Polly, the Miller’s daughter, is in a bit of a pickle! If she doesn’t
turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn
a bit nasty. But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf?
Using its trademark puppets, music, storytelling and transforming sets,
Widdershins aims to create gold on stage with this new version of the
Wed 19 & Mon 24 Feb 2020. Little Women (U). Four
young women come of age in the aftermath of the American Civil War,
each determined to live life on her own terms. Writer-director Greta
Gerwig has created a thrilling new telling of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868
Thu 20 Feb 2020 6:30PM. Pop Divas. Get ready for the
best songs from all your favourite female stars in one fabulous fun-packed
show. Little Mix will cast some Black Magic and Taylor Swift will Shake
It Off as four enormously talented girls bring you up close and personal
with the greatest female pop performers of today. Meghan Trainor, Ariana
Grande, Beyoncé and Rihanna will all be dropping in to the biggest Pop
Party ever so make sure you’re there! With dazzling choreography, state
of the art videos and superb vocals Pop Divas Live! is the perfect pop
concert experience for the little divas in your life.
Fri 21 Feb 2020 6:30PM. BurySOUND 2020 Heat 3. Each
date will feature five competing artists, and one special guest headliner.
The Grand Final will be headlined by last year’s winner GABBY RIVERS,
who has since gone on to receive support from BBC Introducing and headline
a stage at Latitude Festival. BurySOUND was founded in 1998 by the council’s
youth champion Jackie Smith and local promoter Paul Johnson, who wanted
to provide opportunities for local artists seeking to write and perform
their own material, in the hope that it would help to kickstart a scene
in the West Suffolk area. 16 bands entered that first competition; this
year we had 74
Fri 3 Apr 2020. Open Mic Night. Calling all local musicians,
poets, rappers and comedians – HAC is promoting Open Mic Nights for
a celebration of music and spoken word. Open to soloists and duos. There
will be a stage, a couple of mics and a couple of chairs. Just bring
yourself and whatever you wish to share. If you are coming as an audience
member tickets are free but donations on the night are welcome! If you
are coming as a performer please let a member of staff know when you
arrive and they will take it from there.
Fri 24 Apr 2020. Monkey Nuts Comedy Club 2020. A night
of laughs with three stand-ups, names tbc
Sun 2 Feb 2020 3:00PM. Linton Jazz. A concert of big band music with
modern and classic tunes in aid of The Joshua Tarrant Trust. The Trust
aims to raise funds and awareness for children with brain tumours.
Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
22 &23 Feb. Modern Storytelling for the Stage.
A workshop lead by BAFTA nominated and award-winning Essex born playwright
Kenny Emson exploring writing for live audiences and trends in modern
theatre. The workshop is for any aspiring writer looking to hone their
skills and find about more about how to establish yourself and your
voice as an artist within the modern theatre landscape. This workshop
will including text analysis, writing exercises and anecdotes about
Kenny’s ten years working as a professional writer. No experience needed.
Spaces are FREE but limited, so must be booked in advance.
19 Mar - 28 Mar. Borders by Henry Naylor. Homs, Syria – a desperate
artist expresses her rage at the Assad regime by spraying the walls
of her devastated city with subversive graffiti. London, UK – an idealistic,
young photographer gradually betrays all of his principals as he climbs
the greasy pole of fame and celebrity. Their paths are destined to cross
from across the Mediterranean. Told through two alternating monologues,
BORDERS is an urgent, moving, and occasionally hilarious commentary
on one of the great crises of our time.
27 Mar. Aspire Club Night March 2020 BE PART OF OUT NIGHTS OF
FUN, DANCE AND MEETING NEW FRIENDS! Do you want a place to
party with a DJ and disco lights in a safe, accessible and inclusive
environment? Our Aspire Club Nights are designed for young people aged
7-18 with special educational needs and disabilities. A great opportunity
for young people to socialise, have fun, meet new friends and develop
their communication skills.
1 Apr. Aspire, Share & Create Youth Theatre Spring Term 2020.
Our Youth Theatres are back for the spring. The sessions run weekly
during term time and provide a friendly space for young people to learn
and develop performance skills, build confidence and explore their creativity.
There is no experience necessary, just enthusiasm. The Aspire, Share,
Create Youth Theatre runs from 4.30-6.00pm every Wednesday. Sessions
take place in the Make It Space at the Abbey Field Centre and are delivered
by our team of highly skilled practitioners. Our Youth Theatres are
back for the spring. The sessions run weekly during term time and provide
a friendly space for young people to learn and develop performance skills,
build confidence and explore their creativity. There is no experience
necessary, just enthusiasm. The Aspire, Share, Create Youth Theatre
runs from 4.30-6.00pm every Wednesday. Sessions take place in the Make
It Space at the Abbey Field Centre and are delivered by our team of
highly skilled practitioners.