Empire Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
FEBRUARY
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 Roxane.
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 and invention.
MARCH
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.

The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
FEBRUARY
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.
MARCH
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 generations.
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.

FEBRUARY
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.
MARCH
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 714140

FEBRUARY
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 festival circuit.
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 classic tale.
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 children’s classic.
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
APRIL
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.

Mercury Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
FEBRUARY
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.
MARCH
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.
APRIL
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.


 
   
   
                                     
 

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