The Di­ary

The­atre, mu­sic, dance and more... all hap­pen­ing in Suf­folk this fes­tive sea­son

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What’s hap­pen­ing this fes­tive sea­son

NOV 29-FEB 2 CIN­DERELLA

It’s time to Shake a Tail Feather and head Down­town to Ip­swich Town Hall to meet the Mayor, Baron Hardup! Writ­ten by Peter Rowe, the clas­sic New Wolsey The­atre rock’n’roll panto, with a hint of soul, is back.

New Wolsey The­atre Ip­swich, wolseythe­atre.co.uk

NOV 30 - JAN 13 SLEEP­ING BEAUTY

As a new­born baby, Princess Aurora was cursed by the evil fairy Cara­bosse. On the day of her 16th birth­day, Aurora will prick her fin­ger on a spin­ning wheel and die! Will Nanny Fanny, King Ed­mund and Grub the kitchen boy be able to pro­tect her?

The­atre Royal Bury St Ed­munds, the­atreroyal.org

DE­CEM­BER 2 CAR­OLS & CA­PERS

Queen of folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Car­ni­val Band for their unique cel­e­bra­tory show. They mix Re­nais­sance, mod­ern and eth­nic in­stru­ments with a re­fresh­ing, cav­a­lier at­ti­tude and plenty of hu­mour, putting their inim­itable stamps on a range of fa­mil­iar and not-so-fa­mil­iar fes­tive fare. The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds theapex.co.uk

DE­CEM­BER 3 THEA GIL­MORE

Thea’s 2018 acous­tic Christ­mas Party UK tour will fea­ture ma­te­rial from her al­bum ‘Strange Com­mu­nion’, laced with highly in­di­vid­ual ver­sions of Christ­mas clas­sics. En­joy su­perb mu­si­cian­ship from the band and Thea’s spine-tin­gling, pure-toned voice, guar­an­teed to leave you moved, ex­hil­a­rated and spell­bound. The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds theapex.co.uk

DE­CEM­BER 4 CAR­OLS FROM CAM­BRIDGE

At St Mary’s Church, Bury St Ed­munds, fes­tive favourites from Sel­wyn Col­lege Choir.

Tick­ets via the­atreroyal.org

DE­CEM­BER 4-7 A CHRIST­MAS TALE

It’s 1955 and Jack Frost is a grumpy land­lord who hates Christ­mas. His house­keeper asks for Christ­mas Day off, to spend with her fam­ily. Much to the an­noy­ance of Frost he grants her wish but tells her to stay late to make up the hours she would miss on Christ­mas Day. That night, Frost is vis­ited by a ghostly ap­pari­tion of his late wife Mary who shows him three vi­sion of his past, his present and his fu­ture. Filled with songs suit­able for all gen­er­a­tions, from Vic­to­rian Lon­don to the Christ­mas hits of to­day. Com­pany of Four at Seck­ford The­atre, Wood­bridge. Tick­ets via New Wolsey The­atre 01473 295900 or cof4.co.uk

DE­CEM­BER 4-31 THE BAL­LAD OF RUDY

A Jazz Odyssey for ages 3-plus. In this story Rudy doesn’t have a red nose. It’s his tal­ent for ex­cit­ing new mu­sic that sets him apart from all the other rein­deer. To­gether with a mag­i­cal Jazz Pen­guin he goes on an ad­ven­ture that teaches him that life isn’t about fol­low­ing the herd.

New Wolsey The­atre Ip­swich, wolseythe­atre.co.uk

DEC 5-JAN 19 THE FENLAND SCREAMERS & OTHER BOGGY TALES

They were in­vited to see out the Old Year – but would they ever see in the New?! Pat Why­mark and Ju­lian Har­ries bring The Fenland Screamers &

Other Boggy Tales to Ip­swich, Wood­bridge & Peter­bor­ough this year! It is De­cem­ber 30, 1930. Young am­a­teur sleuth sib­lings Sloppy and Six­pence ar­rive at a re­mote house in the mid­dle of Clinker Fen, in­vited by a dis­tant rel­a­tive to cel­e­brate the New Year. Tempted by the idea of a grand week­end party, they find the place de­serted apart from the creepy but­ler, Tan­gent. He is ex­pect­ing them and de­spite their mis­giv­ings, they de­cide to stay . . . Eastern An­gles The­atre Com­pany, east­er­nan­gles.co.uk songs, in­clud­ing White Christ­mas, Chest­nuts Roast­ing on an Open Fire, It’s be­gin­ning to Look a Lot Like Christ­mas, and many more. Seag­ull The­atre, Low­est­oft, the­seag­ull.co.uk

Car­ols and Ca­pers at The Apex, Bury St Ed­munds

ABOVE: It’s that time again . . . oh yes it is! Sleep­ing Beauty comes to The­atre Royal Bury St Ed­munds

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