The Di­ary

Your guide to what’s on this month – theatre, mu­sic, com­edy and more

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THEATRE August 24 – Septem­ber 2 OUR DAY OUT

This heart­warm­ing mu­si­cal fea­tures a group of Liver­pool teenagers who head on a school trip to North Wales where they have a day out that they will never for­get. At Theatre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org

Septem­ber 1 – 2 WENDY & PETER PAN

In this hu­mor­ous and re­fresh­ingly mod­ern adap­ta­tion, find out how Wendy takes cen­tre stage in Nev­er­land. At John Peel Cen­tre, Stow­mar­ket. www.john­peel­cen­tre.com

Septem­ber 6 – 9 THE PRIS­ONER OF ZENDA

A swash­buck­ling tale of duty and de­ceit which sees an English ad­ven­turer, who bears an un­canny re­sem­blance to a miss­ing king, be­ing per­suaded to take the king’s place and later em­barks on a quest to save the king­dom. At Theatre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org

Septem­ber 7 – 30 THE LADYKILLERS

In this hi­lar­i­ous pro­duc­tion, the tale un­folds when Mrs Wil­ber­force puts a sign in her newsagent’s win­dow ad­ver­tis­ing ‘a room for let’. She’s de­lighted when the mys­te­ri­ous pro­fes­sor Mar­cus pro­claims it per­fect for re­hears­ing his needs, but Mrs Wil­ber­force later finds out he is mak­ing il­le­gal plans with a gang of crim­i­nals. At The New Wolsey Theatre, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Septem­ber 12 – 16 PRI­VATE LIVES

In this new tour­ing pro­duc­tion of Noël Cow­ard’s sparkling com­edy, Pri­vate Lives fea­tures strong pas­sions and per­son­al­i­ties, which set the stage for a clas­sic bat­tle of the sexes. At Theatre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org

Septem­ber 15 EMMA

Austen’s charm­ing hero­ine Emma Wood­house, who has a unique view of re­la­tion­ships, de­cides to spice things up in her life by tak­ing on a pro­tégé, Har­riet Smith. Although de­ter­mined never to marry her­self, Emma de­cides to find Har­riet a hus­band and sets about do­ing a bit of match­mak­ing. At the Seag­ull Theatre, Pake­field. www.the­seag­ull.co.uk

Septem­ber 18 PULSE PRESENTS: TWO MAN SHOW

In this award-win­ning, genre-de­fy­ing new hit about gen­der, lan­guage and hu­mankind, find out how Abbi and He­len are mak­ing a new show about ‘man and men’. They aim to talk about mas­culin­ity and pa­tri­archy, but the words that ex­ist aren’t good enough. Ex­pect mu­sic, dance and laugh­ter. At The New Wolsey Stu­dio, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Septem­ber 19 PULSE PRESENTS: TEAM VIK­ING

Team Vik­ing is a re­mark­able, hi­lar­i­ous and heart-lift­ing story re­gard­ing how a man called James gives his best friend the send-off he has al­ways wanted – a Vik­ing burial. This is ar­ranged af­ter he finds out his best friend has been di­ag­nosed with heart cancer and has just three months left to live.

At The New Wolsey Stu­dio, Ip­swich. www.wolsey­thetre.co.uk Septem­ber 21 – 23 ALL OR NOTH­ING

This quintessen­tially Bri­tish ‘Mod’ mu­si­cal cel­e­brates the unique sound of the iconic ‘60s Mod band, The Small Faces.

Ex­pect hits such as ‘Watcha Gonna Do About It’, ‘Lazy Sun­day’, ‘Tin Sol­dier’, ‘Sha La La La Lee’ and many more. At Theatre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org

Septem­ber 25 ALL THE THINGS I LIED ABOUT

In this comic ex­plo­ration of lead ac­tor Katie Bonna’s past mis­takes, dis­cover how she un­picks ev­ery­day lies and how they can lead to a world of Trump and Brexit. Ex­pect a fear­lessly hon­est show for the post­truth era.

At Theatre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org. Also on as part of the HighTide Fes­ti­val on Septem­ber 16 at Alde­burgh Cin­ema.

Septem­ber 26 – 27 THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

This thrilling adap­tion of Robert Lois Steven­son’s dark psy­cho­log­i­cal fan­tasy of the same name, will im­merse its au­di­ence in the myth and mys­tery of 19th Cen­tury Lon­don’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and mur­der lurk at every twist and turn. At Theatre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org

Septem­ber 26 – 30 JOSEPH AND THE AMAZ­ING TECH­NI­COLOR DREAMCOAT

Star­ring X-fac­tor win­ner Joe McElderry as Joseph, this per­for­mance of the beloved favourite, will retell the Bib­li­cal story with mu­sic and drama.

Ex­pect mem­o­rable tracks such as ‘Those Canaan Days’, ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door’. At Ma­rina Theatre, Low­est­oft. www.mar­i­nathe­atre.co.uk

Septem­ber 28 A NIGHT OF DIRTY DANCING

An au­di­ence can re­live the pas­sion and ro­mance of the film that has cap­tured the hearts of gen­er­a­tions and at the same time, gain a sense of the drama from the sum­mer of ’63.

Ex­pect pop­u­lar tracks such as ‘She’s Like The Wind’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Hey Baby’, ‘Wipe-out, Hun­gry Eyes’ and ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of my Life’. At The Spa Pavil­ion, Felixs­towe. www.the­lit­tle­box­of­fice.com

MU­SIC Septem­ber 2

SUF­FOLK Septem­ber 2017

CHOPIN AND FRIENDS AT HOLYWELLS PARK

A sum­mer even­ing of clas­si­cal mu­sic will be held in the walled garden at Holywells Park, Ip­swich, from 6pm un­til 9pm.

A bar with re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. Guests are wel­come to bring a pic­nic. For tick­ets, head to www.ip­swichre­gent.co.uk

Septem­ber 9 THE BEA­TLES AND THE ROLLING STONES

Fans of both The Bea­tles and The Rolling Stones won’t have to choose be­tween the two as this per­for­mance will see th­ese trib­ute bands bat­tle it out live on stage in a brand-new spec­tac­u­lar.

Ex­pect all the best songs as well as cos­tumes for an au­then­tic even­ing. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­swichre­gent.co.uk

Septem­ber 10 GIL­BERT O’SUL­LI­VAN

Fans can en­joy every facet of Gil­bert O’Sul­li­van’s history dur­ing this new live show, which will in­clude clas­sic tracks such as ‘Alone Again Naturally’, ‘Noth­ing Rhymed’, ‘Clair Mat­ri­mony’ and many more. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­swichre­gent.co.uk

Septem­ber 11 THOMAS MAGUIRE AND FHIONA EN­NIS

An even­ing of coun­try mu­sic with Thomas Maguire and Fiona En­nis is set for The Re­gal Theatre, Stow­mar­ket. www.re­gal­stow­mar­ket.co.uk

Septem­ber 14 BLAKE

Af­ter a num­ber of tele­vi­sion and show per­for­mances, Bri­tish har­mony trio Bake, present a brand new tour, fea­tur­ing the finest songs from stage and screen.

Ex­pect mu­sic from Hanz Zimmer, En­nio Mor­ri­cone, Leonard Bern­stein, An­drew Lloyd Web­ber and many more. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Ed­munds. www.theapex.co.uk

Septem­ber 15 TEXAS

Scot­tish pop rock band Texas has em­barked on 21 date tour of the UK af­ter suc­cess­fully re­leas­ing their al­bum ‘Jump On Board’ in April on BMG.

Writ­ten and pro­duced by Johnny McEl­hone and Sharleen Spi­teri, ‘Jump on Board’ is the first stu­dio al­bum since ‘The Conversation’ in 2013. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­swichre­gent.co.uk

Septem­ber 19 TOSCA

Af­ter a suc­cess­ful tour with Car­men and

Madama But­ter­fly last year, the Rus­sian State Opera is back with an­other beau­ti­ful pro­duc­tion of the great­est opera clas­sic – Tosca, which is a melo­drama where love and pol­i­tics col­lide. At Ma­rina Theatre, Low­est­oft. www.mar­i­nathe­atre.co.uk

Septem­ber 22 THE EA­GLES

Fans of The Ea­gles can join trib­ute soloist Tommy Winn for his 90-minute show dur­ing which he’ll per­form and sing hit af­ter hit in­clud­ing tracks such as ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Peace­ful Easy Feel­ing’, ‘Ho­tel Cal­i­for­nia’ and many more. At The Seag­ull Theatre, Pake­field. www.the­seag­ull.co.uk

Septem­ber 23 MICHAEL JACK­SON TRIB­UTE

Danny Oliver will trans­form him­self into the leg­end that was Michael Jack­son for his trib­ute per­for­mance set to take place at Bec­cles Public Hall.

This disco dance party, will not only in­clude Danny but also live mu­sic, two dancers and a lo­cal spe­cial guest. www.bec­cle­spub­lichall.org.uk

Septem­ber 24 CHAR­LIE FINK’S COVER MY TRACKS

Former Noah and the Whale front-man and song­writer Char­lie Fink, multi-award­win­ning play­wright David Greig and di­rec­tor Max Web­ster, will be bring­ing the tale of an ide­al­is­tic young song­writer who sets out to write a 21st Cen­tury pop master­piece and van­ishes with­out a trace to The Apex. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Ed­munds. www.theapex.co.uk

Septem­ber 28 MARC AL­MOND

Hear one of Bri­tain’s most unique vo­cal tal­ents as Marc Al­mond takes to The Apex stage to per­form songs from across his 36-year ca­reer.

Fea­tur­ing beau­ti­ful new orches­tral ar­range­ments of hits, iconic torch songs and the 60s orches­tral pop for which he has be­come known for, along with mu­sic from his new al­bum ‘Shad­ows and Reflections’. At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Ed­munds. www.theapex.co.uk

Septem­ber 29 EVE­LYN GLENNIE AND THE CO­HEN EN­SEM­BLE

The Apex Theatre in Bury St Ed­munds, will be wel­com­ing back Eve­lyn Glennie as well as cel­e­brat­ing the first visit by orches­tral group, The Co­hen En­sem­ble, which in­cludes in­ter­na­tional soloists, high-pro­file cham­ber mu­si­cians, among oth­ers, for a var­ied pro­gramme of clas­si­cal mu­sic. www.theapex.co.uk

COM­EDY Septem­ber 28 JOEL DOMMETT

One of the na­tions most en­er­getic and ex­cit­ing co­me­dian’s re­turns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE.

Fans may re­mem­ber see­ing him on 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­swichre­gent.co.uk Join Ger­man co­me­dian Hen­ning Wehn for an even­ing of laughs. Af­ter his last show tack­led the Bri­tish na­tion’s ob­ses­sion with home own­er­ship and the self-serv­ing na­ture of most fundrais­ing ef­forts, this time Hen­ning’s hav­ing an un­bi­ased look at im­mi­gra­tion. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­swichre­gent.co.uk

CHIL­DREN Septem­ber 9 PETER AND THE WOLF

Chil­dren and their fam­i­lies can join Peter on a hi­lar­i­ous ad­ven­ture through the fields and for­est as he dis­cov­ers new sounds and noises.

This show will fea­ture an­i­mal an­tics, wad­dling ducks, sneaky cats and a rock­ing wolf to pro­vide for a new mu­si­cal that has been lov­ingly–in­spired by Prokofiev’s clas­sic. At The New Wolsey Stu­dio, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk. Also on as part of the HighTide Fes­ti­val on Septem­ber 16.

Septem­ber 12 – 17 HIGHTIDE FES­TI­VAL

The eleventh an­nual HighTide Fes­ti­val re­turns to Alde­burgh in Septem­ber, when once again it will present its lat­est pro­duc­tions as world pre­mieres, hold a pro­gramme of talks with world-class artists, host plays, com­edy and cabaret events and much more.

This year, or­gan­is­ers will also be cre­at­ing a new tem­po­rary theatre space called The Mix as part of the six-day event. The state-of-the-art 260 seat venue, which will be lo­cated on Alde­burgh beach, will of­fer au­di­ences a unique ex­pe­ri­ence.

The packed line-up in­cludes two world pre­miere pro­duc­tions this year, in­clud­ing Hero­ine by Nes­sah Muthy, di­rected by the fes­ti­val’s artis­tic di­rec­tor Steven Atkin­son, and comic drama Kanye The First by Sam Steiner, di­rected by HighTide theatre as­so­ciate di­rec­tor An­drew Twyman.

Along­side th­ese pro­duc­tions, Theresa Ikoko’s Girls is set to re­turn. Telling the tale of three young friends who are kid­napped in Nige­ria. Girls is a co-pro­duc­tion be­tween HighTide Theatre, Talawa Theatre Com­pany and Martha Rose Wil­son.

Other high­lights in­clude three head­line plays, 12 com­edy and cabaret shows, as well as Kate Mosse in conversation with Michael Mor­purgo and again with Sheila Han­cock. There will also be 11 pieces from new writ­ers, shows for schools and fam­i­lies, a site spe­cific works and street food, all to be held at var­i­ous venues across the town.

To book tick­ets and to view the full line-up, go to www.hightide.org.uk

Top: Blake

Be­low: The Ladykillers

Above: All Or Noth­ing

Joseph and the Amaz­ing Tech­ni­color Dreamcoat

Top: A Night Of Dirty Dancing

Above: Joe McElderry in Joseph and the Amaz­ing Tech­ni­color Dreamcoat. Photo Mark Yeo­man

Be­low: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Tosca

Michael Jack­son Trib­ute

Marc Al­mond

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