Fisher Theatre, Bungay

<<Tidings, February 2019>>


Shawn Cuddy and his band (1 Friday 7.30 pm) Country music from one of the most polished entertainers and singers currently in the business.

King Richard II (7 Thursday, 7 pm) Simon Russell Beale as Shakespeare’s Richard II, streamed live from the Almeida Theatre (London).

The Wife (11 Monday, 7.45 pm) Joe is a great American novelist, about to receive the Nobel Prize. His self-effacing wife Joan (Glenn Close) starts thinking about their past compromises, secrets and betrayals. [FILM]

An Evening with Tony Stockwell (13 Wednesday, 7.30 pm) Popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, etc, Tony Stockwell is ranked among the top Intuitive Mediums.

The Godfather (14 Thursday, 7.00 pm) The famous film about the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando).

Tribute to The Carpenters (15 Friday, 7.30 pm). Taking you back to the 1970’s, Emily K and the band will perform many of the Carpenters classic hits, including songs taken from their famous World Tour.

Mitchell and Vincent folk duo (16 Saturday, 7.30 pm) Mitchell and Vincent bring traditional and contemporary styles on fiddle and guitar to tunes and songs from around the British Isles.

Lost and Found (17 Sunday, 10.30 am) For young audiences, 3 to 9 age group, to get used to the cinema. A screen version of Oliver Jeffers’ book is followed by an hour of prepared parent/carer and child craft time.

Foolhardy Circus Workshop (21 Thursday, 11 am) A fun way for children to spend a morning during half-term, playing with traditional circus props. The workshops are run by the circus artists of the Foolhardy Circus, who have spent more than 28 years teaching and performing.

Foolhardy Circus Show (21 Thursday, 2 pm) A show littered with mouth-watering comic timing, tons of circus skills and audience participation. The “Laurel-and-Hardy” duo in a cartoon landscape reminds us what live entertainment is all about.

Harbour Lights Trio (22 Friday , 7.30 pm) The Trio draws material from local traditional songs and tunes, music hall and a few more recent gems. A concert supporting the appeal for Bungay Youth Club and the NSPCC.

Cold War (25 Monday 7.45 pm) A dark Polish love story set in the 1950s in a divided post-war Europe. The 2018 film is shot in moody black and white and follows the on/off affair between a singer and a musician.

The Fisher Theatre box office on Broad Street in Bungay
is open from 10 am to 3 pm every day.
You can also book by telephone (01986-897130)
or online at

Full Circle

Volunteering at the Fisher Theatre

I first volunteered at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay on noticing that it showed live screenings of London theatre, opera and ballet. Previously I trundled into Norwich to see them.

As many know the Fisher also offers a varied programme of live theatre and music, a venue for meetings, classes, weddings and wakes, and an exhibition gallery. It’s also home to the Fisher Youth Theatre Group.

When we asked others ‘why be a volunteer?’ Anne told me:

“The Fisher Theatre is definitely a real asset … volunteering there is an opportunity to help the community. I generally work in the box office, occasionally usher and have recently helped in the kitchen. Being able to cover a variety of roles adds to the interest for me and I always feel appreciated by the theatre staff.”

For Carmela, volunteering is “about preserving a historical theatre in a small town. To give joy to those whom enjoy theatre art, and music.” Paul, a Trustee, said “… the Fisher Theatre couldn’t exist without the valuable, ongoing commitment of our volunteers.”

If you would like to know more about being a “front-of-house” volunteer at the theatre, contact Ben Roper, tel. 01986- 897130, email —

Jolyon Oxley, Geldeston