The Diary

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

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Oc­to­ber 1 STALIN’S ENGLISHMAN

In this pro­duc­tion, An­drew Lownie presents a com­pletely new pic­ture of Guy Burgess, who is said to be one of the most im­por­tant, com­plex and in­ter­est­ing of The Cam­bridge Spies. At The New Wolsey The­atre, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 2 - 7 GREASE

The hit mu­si­cal re­turns to Ip­swich Re­gent The­atre for one week only this Oc­to­ber.

Fans of Grease can ex­pect to see Tom Parker (The Wanted) mak­ing his mu­si­cal the­atre de­but by playing Danny Zuko, as well as Danielle Hope (Over the Rain­bow win­ner) who plays Sandy, and Luisa Lyt­ton (Strictly Come Danc­ing /East­End­ers) who plays Rizzo. www.ip­swichre­gent.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 3 - 7 REA­SONS TO BE CHEER­FUL

This rau­cous mu­si­cal cel­e­brates the in­fec­tious mu­sic of Ian Dury and The Block­heads.

Fea­tur­ing some of the great­est hits in­clud­ing ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll’ and ‘Sweet Gene Vin­cent’ , this show will fill an au­di­ence with sheer de­light. At The New Wolsey The­atre, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 3 PULSE PRESENTS: BAR­BARA NICE - RAF­FLE

An au­di­ence can join the Ed­in­burgh Fringe’s favourite house­wife Bar­bara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. En­trance price even in­cludes a com­pli­men­tary raf­fle ticket!

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

Oc­to­ber 4 THE TEM­PEST

Re­venge is the name of the game in this grip­ping Shake­spearean com­edy of magic, be­trayal, fear and re­demp­tions. At Con­ser­va­toire EAST The­atre, West Suf­folk Col­lege. www.the­atreroyal.org

Oc­to­ber 5 PULSE PRESENTS: YOU’VE CHANGED

Through song, dance, hard-won wit and wis­dom, You’ve Changed shines a light on the ins, outs, ups and downs of tran­si­tion­ing. Chal­leng­ing the idea that gen­i­tals equal gen­der, char­ac­ter Kate lit­er­ally bares all, ex­plor­ing what’s down there and what’s up here. At The New Wolsey Stu­dio, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 1 1- 14 OLIVER!

The streets of Vic­to­rian Eng­land will come to life as the Com­pany of Four present Lionel Bart’s clas­si­cal mu­si­cal based on Charles Dick­ens’ novel, Oliver Twist. At Seck­ford The­atre, Wood­bridge. To buy tick­ets, visit www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 12 I HAD A BLACK DOG

A dark, yet comedic and sen­si­tive look at one man’s life with de­pres­sion. Small Nose Pro­duc­tions will bring a mov­ing and play­ful adap­ta­tion of Matthew Johnstone’s in­ter­na­tional best­seller ‘I had a black dog, his name was de­pres­sion’.

At HEG High Street Ex­hi­bi­tion Gallery, Ip­swich. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 1 3 THE GAME’S A FOOT, TRY THE FISH AND THE MAN

WITH THE TWISTED HIP

In­spired by the Hip­po­drome’s lat­est mys­tery play, rak­ish aris­to­crat Char­lie takes an ad­vert of­fer­ing his ser­vices as a con­sult­ing de­tec­tive and, one break­fast later, finds him­self on his first case. At The Fisher The­atre, Bun­gay. www.fish­erthe­atre.savoysys­tems.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 18- 21 FOR LOVE OR MONEY

This hi­lar­i­ous com­edy is set in a small town in York­shire. It be­gins when a beau­ti­ful widow is be­ing wooed by two suit­ors. The older one show­ers her with gifts, which the younger wants to put to bet­ter use. At The The­atre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org

Oc­to­ber 21 ONCE UPON A FAIRY­TALE

Once Upon A Fairy­tale is an all-singing, danc­ing and mag­i­cal show fea­tur­ing the most pop­u­lar princesses and other fairy­tale char­ac­ters. Fam­i­lies can join the cast as they per­form well­known clas­sics from all those won­der­ful films. At The Seag­ull The­atre, Pake­field. www.the­seag­ull.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 25 BIG­FOOT

In this com­ing-of-age story, Joseph tells the story of life when it col­lides with ter­mi­nal ill­ness and fam­ily pres­sure in North Lon­don.

Ex­pect a funny and im­pas­sioned por­trayal of be­com­ing a man and the re­spon­si­bil­ity that comes with it.

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

Oc­to­ber 31- Novem­ber 4 SIS­TER ACT

Based on the 1992 hit film com­edy, Sis­ter Act is full of tracks sure to put a smile on every­one’s faces. Set in Philadel­phia, the tale be­gins when disco diva Deloris Van Cartier is forced to hide un­der po­lice pro­tec­tion af­ter wit­ness­ing a mur­der. At The The­atre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­atreroyal.org

Oc­to­ber 1 THOMAS LEEB

Gui­tarist Thomas Leeb will be bring­ing his un­usual gui­tar style to the Haver­hill Arts Cen­tre in Oc­to­ber.

Ex­pect to hear Thomas’s in­flu­ences from his stud­ies in West African tra­di­tional mu­sic, which has given him a great sense of tim­ing and groove.

www.haver­hillarts­cen­tre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 7 SUF­FOLK PHIL­HAR­MONIC

This au­tumn con­cert will cap­ture ev­ery mood. From Ital­ian in­flu­ences to English in­spi­ra­tion, there will be some­thing for every­one when Suf­folk Phil­har­monic heads to The Apex in Bury St Ed­munds for this char­ity con­cert. www.theapex.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 10 THE YOUNG’UNS

The Teesside trio will be mak­ing their way to The Apex as part of an ex­ten­sive Oc­to­ber UK tour with the new ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated new al­bum, ‘Strangers’. www.theapex.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 1 3 THE NUTCRACKER – RUS­SIAN NA­TIONAL BAL­LET

The pre­miere of The Nutcracker trans­forms the clas­si­cal bal­let into a fairy­tale. Fea­tur­ing a time­less score from com­poser Py­otr I. Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker is a cer­ti­fied clas­sic, re­plete with evoca­tive mu­sic and beau­ti­ful dance. At The Ma­rina The­atre, Low­est­oft. www.mar­i­nathe­atre.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 14 AN EVENING OF JAZZ FROM SATORI

Satori is a brand new trio from Per­rier award-win­ning sax­o­phon­ist Josephine Davies, fea­tur­ing drum­mer Paul Clarvis and bassist Dave Whit­ford.

Ex­pect to hear a chord-less line-up, fea­tur­ing open and play­ful com­po­si­tions with plenty of space for im­pro­vi­sa­tion. At The Fisher The­atre, Bun­gay. www.fish­erthe­atre.savoysys­tems.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 14 MARC AL­MOND SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS TOUR

Marc Al­mond will be playing an 18 date or­ches­tral tour this au­tumn; per­form­ing songs and hits from his 36 year ca­reer to beau­ti­ful new or­ches­tral ar­range­ments of iconic torch songs and 60s or­ches­tral pop. At The Re­gent The­atre, Ip­swich. www.ip­swichre­gent.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 17 AL­BION QUAR­TET

With a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in some of the UK’s fore­most en­sem­bles, the newly formed Al­bion Quar­tet, will bring be­tween them, an evening of out­stand­ing mu­sic, in­clud­ing mu­sic from Howard Skemp­ton, An­tonin Dvo­rak, Franz Schu­bert and the Rosamunde Quar­tet, among oth­ers to The Apex The­atre in Bury St Ed­munds. www.theapex.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 19 SQUEEZE

Bri­tish pop rock leg­ends, Squeeze will be head­ing to Ip­swich Re­gent as part of their ex­ten­sive run of UK dates. Sup­port on the night comes from cult rhythm and blues act, Nine Be­low Zero www.ip­swichre­gent.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 22 LULU

Fol­low­ing on from her huge 2016 tour, Lulu is re­turn­ing to The Apex in Bury St Ed­munds with her big­gest show yet.

Fans can ex­pect to hear all her hits, as well as new songs and other tracks that have in­flu­enced and guided her ca­reer. www.theapex.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 28 JOOLS HOL­LAND AND HIS RHYTHM AND BLUES OR­CHES­TRA

Jools Hol­land and his well-renowned rhythm and blues or­ches­tra will be head­ing to Ip­swich Re­gent in Oc­to­ber. Join­ing Jools dur­ing this au­tumn/win­ter tour will be Grammy award­win­ner, José Feli­ciano. www.ip­swichre­gent.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 20 KATHER­INE RYAN

Writer/per­former and stand-up co­me­dian, Kather­ine Ryan will be head­ing to The Apex in Bury St Ed­munds with her Glit­ter Room show in Oc­to­ber.

Fans will have seen this co­me­dian on shows such as BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie to You, Sky One’s A League of Their Own and Chan­nel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. www.theapex.co.uk

Oc­to­ber 23 HARRY PANTO AND THE CHAM­BER POT OF SE­CRETS

Lit­tle wizards can wave their wands and join in with this par­ody panto as the young ma­gi­cians fight the dark lord in this spell­bind­ing tale of good ver­sus evil.

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

Oc­to­ber 23- 24 THE ENOR­MOUS TURNIP

Liv­ing in a tiny shed squeezed in amongst the gar­den tools, Mr and Mrs Chick­weed’s amaz­ing veg­eta­bles have taken over ev­ery­thing! But be­fore they re­tire, they can’t re­sist plant­ing one last seed to try for one more cham­pion veg­etable and one more tro­phy. At The New Wolsey The­atre, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­atre.co.uk

Above: Stalin’s Englishman

Be­low: Bar­bara Nice - Raf­fle

Above: Rea­sons To Be Cheer­ful

Be­low: You’ve Changed

The Young’uns

Above: Marc Al­mond Be­low: Al­bion Quar­tet

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