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THE­ATRE Oc­to­ber 31- Novem­ber 4 RULES FOR LIV­ING

In this smash hit com­edy, Rules For Liv­ing ex­plores the ways in which peo­ple cre­ate their own rules in ev­ery­day life and the drama that un­folds dur­ing a tra­di­tional Christmas din­ner. At The New Wolsey The­atre, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­

Novem­ber 1- 4 IN­VIN­CI­BLE

Set in 2012, a cou­ple strug­gling with the costs of liv­ing in the cap­i­tal de­cide to down­size and re­lo­cate their mid­dle-class lives to a small town in north­ern Eng­land. But when they try to in­te­grate by invit­ing the neigh­bours over for drinks and nib­bles, class and cul­ture col­lide in a mix of tragic yet hi­lar­i­ous con­se­quences. At The Quay, Sud­bury. www.quay­sud­

Novem­ber 4- 5 AN­NIE JNR THE MU­SI­CAL

Performed by a cast of tal­ented young peo­ple from KD Academy, the stars will be singing and danc­ing through­out this mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion of the beloved tale of An­nie. At The Apex The­atre, Bury St Ed­munds.

Novem­ber 8 AUS­TEN­TA­TIOUS

This im­pro­vised com­edy play will fea­ture a cast of quick-comic per­form­ers, who’ll be con­jur­ing up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on noth­ing more than a ti­tle sug­gested by the au­di­ence. At The­atre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­

Novem­ber 9 - 11 THE OLD CU­RIOS­ITY SHOP

Writ­ten by Charles Dick­ens and adapted by Pat Why­mark and Ju­lian Har­ries, The Old Cu­rios­ity Shop will fea­ture the tale of Nell Trent and her de­voted grand­fa­ther who takes too many risks with gambling. At The­atre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­


Re­live the cult classic and cel­e­brate the mu­sic of one of the “great­est movie sound­tracks of all time” dur­ing this pro­duc­tion. Ex­pect songs such as ‘She’s Like The Wind’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Hey Baby’, ‘Hun­gry Eyes’ and ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of my Life’.

At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­swichre­ And at The­atre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds on Novem­ber 12. www.the­

Novem­ber 20- 22 THE NUTCRACKER

In the run-up to the fes­tive sea­son, fam­i­lies can in­dulge them­selves by watch­ing one of Tchaikovsky’s most fa­mous com­po­si­tions and pop­u­lar Christmas bal­let pre­sen­ta­tions, The Nutcracker, which will be brought to life by Bal­let The­atre UK. At The­atre Royal, Bury St Ed­munds. www.the­

Novem­ber 23- Jan­uary 27 RED RID­ING HOOD

For­get the classic tale of Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood, as this pro­duc­tion, writ­ten by Peter Rowe, and performed in The New Wolsey The­atre’s iconic ac­tor-mu­si­cian style, is a brand new adap­tion filled with fun, hu­mour and even flour. At The New Wolsey The­atre, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­

Novem­ber 28- De­cem­ber 2 THE PILLOWMAN

This dark com­edy from the writer/direc­tor of ‘In Bruges’ and ‘Seven Psy­chopaths’ com­bines twists and turns with big shocks and hu­mour.

An au­di­ence can join the New Wolsey Young Com­pany for this mod­ern master of hor­ror com­edy writ­ten by Martin McDon­agh. At New Wolsey Stu­dio, Ip­swich. www.wolseythe­


Pro­fes­sional foot­baller Mata­lasie will be retelling his funny, touching and ex­plo­sive story from within the world of the game. At The Fisher The­atre, Bun­gay.­erthe­atre.savoysys­

MU­SIC Novem­ber 2 OMD

Founded al­most 40 years ago by two teenage Kraftwerk fans from Wir­ral, Or­ches­tral Ma­noeu­vres in the Dark (OMD), the synth-pop group that en­joyed hits in the 1980s, will be tour­ing with the new al­bum, ‘The Pun­ish­ment of Lux­ury’ dur­ing Novem­ber. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­swichre­


Fans can pre­pare them­selves for a mu­si­cal and emo­tional roller­coaster when the UK’s num­ber one tribute to Johnny Cash heads to Low­est­oft. Fronted by singer/song­writer Clive John, he will re-cre­ate with “as­tound­ing accuracy” the leg­end for a show set to take place at the Ma­rina The­atre. www.mar­i­nathe­

Novem­ber 4 ALI­SON MOYET

The Bri­tish singer-song­writer, who orig­i­nally hails from Es­sex, will be bring­ing her bluesy con­tralto sound to Ip­swich Re­gent as part of the re­lease of her new al­bum ‘Other’. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­wichre­

Novem­ber 5 SUM­MER OF LOVE

With this year mark­ing ex­actly 50 years since one of the most poignant cul­tural events in his­tory, The Sum­mer of Love an­niver­sary con­cert will take an au­di­ence back on a nos­tal­gic mu­si­cal journey to the long, hot sum­mer of 1967. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­swichre­

Novem­ber 7 LULU

Lulu re­turns to The Apex in Bury St Ed­munds for her big­gest show yet. Fans can ex­pect to hear all the hits, plus new songs and tracks that have in­flu­enced and guided her ca­reer.

Novem­ber 8 MAWKIN

Those who haven’t heard of Mawkin be­fore can ex­pect rebel rous­ing folk songs and in­stru­men­tals that have been com­bined with their own cre­ative touch.

Crit­ics of Mawkin’s al­bum, ‘The Ties That Bind’ have pre­vi­ously sug­gested that this band’s sound may fill a “Bel­low­head­shaped hole”. At The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds.

Novem­ber 9 COLLABRO

For­mer Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent win­ners Collabro will be per­form­ing the latest hits from their new al­bum ‘Home’ as part of their 29 date tour. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­


Fans can re­live the thrill and ex­cite­ment of ‘Roller­ma­nia’ dur­ing this show as mem­ber Les McKeown will be per­form­ing all the orig­i­nal hits in­clud­ing ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Shang-a-Lang’, ‘Re­mem­ber’, ‘Sum­merlove Sen­sa­tion’ and ‘Give A Lit­tle Love’, as well as introducing new songs from the up­com­ing new al­bum. At Ma­rina The­atre, Low­est­oft. www.mar­i­nathe­

Novem­ber 11 ABBA FOR­EVER

In this live show, tribute band ABBA For­ever will recre­ate with acute at­ten­tion to de­tail, the sound of the orig­i­nal 70s band. Fans can ex­pect dy­namic, non-stop chore­og­ra­phy, daz­zling cos­tumes and de­sign.


In this cen­te­nary con­cert, an au­di­ence can hear Liane Car­roll and Claire Martin come to­gether to present a won­der­ful tribute to the unique per­former that was Ella Fitzger­ald. At The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds.

Novem­ber 18 WHIT­NEY & WON­DER

For the first time on the same bill, The Spa Pav­il­ion in Felixs­towe, will wel­come a tribute to both Whit­ney Hous­ton and Ste­vie Won­der in Novem­ber.

Bev­erly Savarin, who pre­vi­ously earned suc­cess on the X Fac­tor, will be per­form­ing Whit­ney’s songs and for one night only, she will be joined on stage by God­frey Gayle, who is de­scribed as be­ing a singer who is able to “au­then­ti­cally recre­ate” the voice of Ste­vie Won­der. www.the­lit­tle­box­of­


Fans of Bel­low­head can see for­mer front­man Jon Bo­den and The Rem­nant Kings fea­tur­ing mem­bers Sam Sweeney, Paul Sartin, Rob Har­bron and Richard Warren, among oth­ers, when they will bring their dis­tinct folk sound to the Haver­hill Arts Cen­tre in Novem­ber. www.haver­hillarts­cen­

Novem­ber 28 GO WEST

Af­ter re­main­ing in the UK charts for 83 weeks, Go West, the al­bum, man­aged to sell two mil­lion copies world­wide when it was re­leased. Now fans will have the chance to hear 80s duo Peter Cox and Richard Drum­mie as they per­form dur­ing yet an­other suc­cess­ful tour. At The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds.

Novem­ber 29 CARA DIL­LON

With the fes­tive sea­son on the hori­zon, join Ir­ish singer Cara Dil­lon for an evening of Christmas songs. At The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds.


Quirky co­me­dian Mil­ton Jones will be hold­ing up the mir­ror of truth to so­ci­ety dur­ing his latest stand-up show – Mil­ton Jones is Out There.

Fans can dis­cover, in this hi­lar­i­ous brand new show, how he’ll be putting his foot down and lift­ing the lid on the pedal bins of the lies of the me­dia. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­swichre­

Novem­ber 15 ROB BRYDON

Known for the tele­vi­sion shows Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie to You and The Trip, among oth­ers, funny man Rob Brydon is back on the road with his first stand-up show since his sell­out tour dur­ing 2009. At Ip­swich Re­gent. www.ip­swichre­


In this classic retelling of Ken­neth Gra­hame’s Wind in The Wil­lows, chil­dren can hear the story of Mole, who has had enough of spring clean­ing and later goes out into the world where he meets Ratty, Badger and Mr Toad.

Ex­pect orig­i­nal mu­sic, au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion, as well as puppetry and mime. Suit­able for chil­dren aged four to nine-years-old. At The Quay, Sud­bury. www.quay­sud­


Based on James Camp­bell’s books, the­atre­go­ers can hear all about Boyface and the tales re­gard­ing his fam­ily who use a mag­i­cal ma­chine to take the stripes off ze­bras, so that they can sell them as ponies, plus much more fun. At The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds.

Bay City Rollers

ABBA For­ever

The Pillowman


Johnny Cash Road­show


Red Rid­ing Hood

Rules For Liv­ing

The Nutcracker

Top: Mil­ton Jones Above: Rob Brydon Be­low: Cara Dil­lon

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