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Theatre, music, danc­ing and more... all hap­pen­ing in Suf­folk this month

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THEATRE Oc­to­ber 1 THE CU­RI­OUS AD­VEN­TURES OF PINOCCHIO

The New Wolsey Theatre and Lyngo Theatre presents one of the best loved clas­sics, Pinocchio. On Oc­to­ber 1, Pa­trick Lynch will take to the stage with crick­ets, cats, foxes and the pup­pet. At the New Wolsey Theatre, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 3–6 FOOT­LOOSE

The ex­plo­sive rock and roll mu­si­cal Foot­loose bursts on to the stage in Oc­to­ber. Foot­loose tells the story of city boy Ren, who has to move to a ru­ral backwater in Amer­ica where danc­ing is banned. Trou­ble be­gins when Ren breaks loose, with the whole town join­ing in. Staring Gareth Gates as Wil­lard, and Mau­reen Nolan as Vi Moore. At The Re­gent Theatre, Ip­swich. www.ip­swichre­gentthe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 7-8 FAME

First came the hit mo­tion pic­ture, then the long-run­ning tele­vi­sion se­ries. Now the screen sen­sa­tion of the 1980s is on the stage at The Spa Pavil­ion in Felixs­towe. The mu­si­cal is brought to an au­di­ence by Tour­ing Theatre Part­ner KD Theatre Pro­duc­tions, con­sist­ing of pro­fes­sional per­form­ers and a live band. The in­spir­ing story is based on a di­verse group of stu­dents who have com­mit­ted four years to gru­elling artis­tic and aca­demic work. The show ex­plores many is­sues that af­fect young peo­ple to­day. At The Spa Pavil­ion, Felixs­towe. www.the­lit­tle­box­of­fice.com/spa­pavil­ion

Oc­to­ber 9 SWING­ING AT THE COT­TON CLUB

An au­di­ence can take a step back in time to dis­cover 1920s and 1930s New York City, and en­ter through the doors of Har­lem’s hottest night club. Swing­ing at The Cot­ton Club is an ac­tion-packed show cel­e­brat­ing the music and dance of New York’s most cel­e­brated night club. It fea­tures The Lindy Hop Dance Com­pany and The Harry Stut­ters Hot Rhythm Orches­tra and takes place at the Ma­rina Theatre, Low­est­oft. www.mar­i­nathe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 11-15 GREASE

Bury St Ed­munds Am­a­teur Op­er­atic and Dra­matic So­ci­ety presents Grease, tak­ing the au­di­ence back to 1959 and to Ry­dell High with The Pink ladies, The T-Birds and, of course, Sandy and Danny.

The show fea­tures all the pop­u­lar hit Grease songs. At the Theatre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org

Oc­to­ber 17 – 22 NIGHT MUST FALL

An Orig­i­nal Theatre Com­pany And Salisbury Play­ouse Pro­duc­tion presents Night Must fall at The New Wolsey Theatre. The tale is a thrilling mur­der mys­tery that will keep an au­di­ence on the edge of their seats.

The tale be­gins when a charm­ing, smoothtalk­ing Dan ar­rives un­ex­pect­edly at old Mrs Bram­son’s re­mote wood­land home. Dan soon in­gra­ti­ates his way into her life and that of her beau­ti­ful niece, Olivia.

But when a lo­cal woman goes miss­ing and ru­mours in the press of a mur­der sur­face among the house­hold, fin­gers be­gin to point. At The New Wolsey Theatre, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 28 - 29 KING ARTHUR

King Arthur is an epic tale of magic, hero­ism, love and be­trayal, trans­port­ing the au­di­ence back to the days of Camelot.

The show fea­tures ad­ven­ture and phys­i­cal theatre, as the story un­rav­els with brave chivalry and bat­tles.

This ex­cit­ing new pro­duc­tion of Micheal Mor­purgo’s King Arthur, pre­sented by the award-win­ning Story Pocket Theatre, is a great show for the whole fam­ily.

At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org

Oc­to­ber 28 THE HAUNT­ING OF EXHAM PRI­ORY

Fol­low­ing last year’s creepy The Haunted Doll’s House, Rum­pus Theatre Com­pany makes a re­turn to The Quay Theatre with The Haunt­ing of Exham Pri­ory. The pro­duc­tion is an adap­ta­tion of HP Love­craft’s clas­sic Gothic chiller. At The Quay Theatre, Sud­bury. www.quay­sud­bury.com

Oc­to­ber 31-Novem­ber 5 SIS­TER ACT

This all new pro­duc­tion of the Broad­way and West End smash hit mu­si­cal com­edy, re­turns to the UK with a stop off set for The Re­gent Theatre in Ip­swich. The show stars X Fac­tor win­ner Alexan­dra Burke, and is directed and chore­ographed by Strictly Come Danc­ing, Craig Revel Hor­wood. Based on the smash hit movie, star­ring Whoopi Gold­berg and Mag­gie Smith, the story is about a disco diva whose life takes a sur­pris­ing turn when she wit­nesses a mur­der.

At The Re­gent Theatre, Ip­swich. www.ip­swichre­gentthe­atre.co.uk

MUSIC Oc­to­ber 1 TAL­ENTS OF BRI­TAIN

Tal­ents of Bri­tain is back for its au­tumn tour. There will be a va­ri­ety of top stars who will be bring­ing an au­di­ence com­edy, danc­ing, music and more. Howlin’ En­ter­tain­ments have crammed in tal­ent from around the globe as well as some house­hold names.

At The Spa Pavil­ion, Felixs­towe. www.the­lit­tle­box­of­fice.com

Oc­to­ber 6 BU­DAPEST CAFE ORCHES­TRA

Led by jazz vi­o­lin su­per­star Chris­tian Gar­rick, the BCO plays tra­di­tional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Rus­sia, Klezmer, the Ro­ma­nian Doinas, Hun­gar­ian Czadas. They bring beau­ti­ful bal­lads, such as the theme to Schindler’s List and Waltz Lac­rimoso.

This show will evoke vivid im­ages of Tzi­gane fid­dle mae­stros, Bu­dapest cafe life and gypsy camp­fires.

At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Ed­munds. www.theapex.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 8 BAY CITY ROLLERS STAR­RING LES MCK­EOWN

The music of the Bay City Rollers was the sound­track to a gen­er­a­tion of teenagers grow­ing up in the mid `70s. The face and voice of that sound­track be­longed to Les McK­eown.

The band is known for its mas­sive hits such as Bye Bye Baby, Shang A Lang, and Sum­mer Love Sen­sa­tion. Les Mck­eown and his four piece band will be com­ing to the Ma­rina Theatre for one night only, bring­ing a night of fun as they take a trip down mem­ory lane. At The Ma­rina Theatre, Low­est­oft. www.mar­i­nathe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 13 VONDA SHEP­ARD

Los An­ge­les based singer-song­writer Vonda Shep­ard is re­turn­ing to the UK for her 2016 tour, with a stop in Bury St Ed­munds. This multi Emmy award win­ning artist is best known for be­ing the former mu­si­cal direc­tor of Ally McBeal, and writ­ing the theme song Search­ing my Soul. Vonda’s pow­er­ful voice and soul­ful tunes com­pletely sold out her last UK tour.

At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Ed­munds. www.theapex.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 14 POWER OF LOVE: THE MUSIC OF CE­LINE DION

The music of Cé­line Dion has been put to­gether for The Power of Love show to cel­e­brate this favourite per­former. The show will in­clude time­less clas­sics such as, My Heart Will Go On, The Power of Love and It’s All Com­ing Back to Me.

At The Ma­rina Theatre, Low­est­oft. www.mar­i­nathe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 15 JOE MCELDERRY

Joe McElderry will be com­ing to The Ma­rina Theatre with his North­ern Lights tour in Oc­to­ber. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing a five star ac­claim for his role as Joseph, in Joseph and The Amaz­ing Tech­ni­color Dream­coat, The X Fac­tor win­ner is ex­cited to share his brand new show with au­di­ences this au­tumn.

At The Ma­rina Theatre, Low­est­oft. www.mar­i­nathe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 17 AN EVENING OF COUN­TRY MUSIC WITH RAY­MOND FROG­GATT

Ray­mond Frog­gatt, who is best known as Frog­gie, is per­form­ing at The Re­gal Theatre in Stow­mar­ket this au­tumn. www.re­gal­stow­mar­ket.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 19 THE UKULELE ORCHES­TRA OF GREAT BRI­TAIN

This world renowned all singing group will bring their toe-tap­ping music to Ip­swich in Oc­to­ber. The show will fea­ture the group’s hi­lar­i­ous, en­ter­tain­ing and witty shop­ping trol­ley dash through all gen­res of music which has led to sold out shows all over the world.

At The Re­gent Theatre, Ip­swich. www.ip­swichre­gentthe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 23 THE GREAT­EST LOVE OF ALL WHIT­NEY HOUS­TON SHOW

A fun and heart­felt trib­ute to the pop icon Whit­ney Hous­ton, this show is a cel­e­bra­tion of hits that Hous­ton made fa­mous dur­ing her 29-year ca­reer. Belinda Davids takes to the stage with her band and dancers to sing the hits, in­clud­ing favourites such as I Wanna Dance With Some­body, I’m Ev­ery Woman and I Will Al­ways Love You.

At The Ma­rina Theatre, Low­est­oft. www.mar­i­nathe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 23 DAVID LIVE NOTH­ING HAS CHANGED

This show recre­ates David Bowie’s great­est songs and presents a to­ken of re­mem­brance. At The Corn Ex­change, Ip­swich. www.ip­swichre­gentthe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 25 MIDGE URE

This multi-platinum sell­ing artist is set to take over The Apex’s stage in Oc­to­ber, when he will present his Some­thing from Every­thing tour, a show that cov­ers at least one song from ev­ery al­bum he has re­leased from the Rich Kids, via Vis­age and Ul­travox, to his solo al­bums such as Gift, Pure, and An­swers to Noth­ing. At The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds. www.theapex.co.uk

COMDEY Oc­to­ber 29 JU­LIAN CLARY: THE JOY OF MINC­ING

Ju­lian Clary, is cel­e­brat­ing his 30th year of be­ing a co­me­dian with his new tour de­signed to make an au­di­ence roar with laugh­ter. At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org

Oc­to­ber 14 JIMMY CARR

Jimmy has gath­ered a se­lec­tion of his very best jokes along with brand new ma­te­rial for the ul­ti­mate com­edy show, which in­cludes every­thing an au­di­ence loves to laugh at . . . and be shocked by. This Bri­tish com­edy award-win­ner has been a stand-up co­me­dian for 15 years, play­ing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 mil­lion peo­ple. At Ipp­swich Re­gent Theatre. www.ip­swichre­gentthe­atre.co.uk

CHIL­DREN Oc­to­ber 26 LUL­LABY CON­CERTS

City of Lon­don Sin­fo­nia and the East Anglian Tra­di­tional Music Trust have teamed up with pre­sen­ter Claire Henry to pro­duce an in­tro­duc­tion to or­ches­tral music for chil­dren. The theme for the con­cert is a day at the fair.

At United Re­formed Church, Stow­mar­ket. www.or­ches­traslive.org.uk

Oc­to­ber 26 – 27 THE EM­PEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

Pre­sented by Stuff and Non­sense and pop­u­lated with pup­pets, music and song, this is a brand new show fea­tur­ing the clas­sic tale of The Em­peror’s New Clothes. The tale fea­tures two ‘tai­lors’ who prom­ise to cre­ate the em­peror an out­fit that has never been seen be­fore. The ec­cen­tric em­peror doesn’t quite re­alise the spec­ta­cle he is about to make.

At The New Wolsey Theatre, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 27 – Oc­to­ber 29 BEASTIE

As part of the Fam­ily Arts Fes­ti­val, Jer­wood Dance­House is host­ing Beastie, an in­no­va­tive par­tic­i­pa­tory per­for­mance de­signed for chil­dren. A group of kids share a se­cret. They take charge as they cre­ate their own sto­ries and ex­plore their sur­round­ings, hand-in-hand with a spe­cial new friend. Pre­sented by SPILL Fes­ti­val of Per­for­mance, in part­ner­ship with DanceEast. At Jer­wood House, Ip­swich. www.danceeast.co.uk

The Cu­ri­ous Ad­ven­tures of Pinocchio will be per­formed at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ip­swich.

King Arthur will be at The Theatre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds.

Night Must Fall will be per­formed at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ip­swich.

EHORZ Bu­dapest Cafe Orches­tra will be play­ing at The Apex Theatre, Bury St Ed­munds.

DERYH Vonda Shep­ard is com­ing to The Apex Theatre, Bury St Ed­munds.

Ju­lian Clary will be stop­ping by The Theatre Royal in Bury St Ed­munds.

The Em­peror’s New Clothes Stuff and Non­sense will be per­formed at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ip­swich.

See Midge Ure at The Apex Theatre, Bury St Ed­munds.

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