Fisher Theatre, Bungay

<<Tidings, April 2019>>

3 APRIL to 13 MAY

3, Wednesday – Hazel O’Connor, Hallelujah Moments, 7.30 pm.
Singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor (“Eighth Day”, “Will You”, “Big Brother”, “Monsters in Disguise”) with Clare Hirst, sax and vocals (Bellestars / Communards / Bowie) and Sarah Fisher, keyboards and vocals (Eurythmics). A powerful blend of voices and musicianship in an unmissable performance.

4, Thursday – Verdi’s The Force of Destiny,
7.30 pm.
Streamed live from the Royal Opera House (London). Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but her father forbids their marriage; a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in this epic performance. 4 hours, with two intervals (sung in Italian with English subtitles).

12, Friday –The Story of Doo-Wop, 7.30 pm.
The Doo-Wop quartet perform ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Earth Angel’, ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’ ‘Runaround Sue’ and many other 1950s favourites.

13 Saturday –The Greatest Showman (PG) 7.30 pm. A singalong edition of the 2018 hit film. Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious show-stopping performances.

15 Monday – Colette (15), 7.45 pm (Film, Runtime: 111 minutes). After marrying a successful Parisian writer (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris.

20 Saturday –Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 7.30 pm. Tennessee Williams’ great play (a memorable 1958 film, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman), here performed by the Open Space Theatre.

26 Friday – INK on Tour, 7.30 pm. By popular demand, INK on Tour returns with a selection of the best new short plays directly from The INK Festival.

27 Saturday – Songbird, A night of classic Fleetwood Mac, 7.30 pm.
Songbird in a night of homage to the band, with tracks from all its greatest albums – ‘Rumours’, ‘Mirage’, ‘Tusk’ and ‘Tango in the Night’.

29 Monday – BlackkKlansman (15), 7.45 pm.
Spike Lee
directs John David Washington and Adam Driver in the extraordinary true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American to serve as a detective in the Colorado Police Department. (Runtime, 135 minutes)

MAY

2 Thursday to 4 Saturday – The Real Inspector Hound & Classic Comedy Sketches (14+) 7.30 pm. A hilarious double-bill by UpShoot Theatre: a cocktail of the best British Comedy sketches paired with Tom Stoppard’s hilarious play.

5 Sunday – Faust (live streaming) from The Royal Opera House 2 pm. (Run time: 3hrs 45mins). There are many versions of the tale of the man who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for youth and power, Gounod’s opera is the most constantly enthralling.

7 Tuesday – My Fair Lady (PG), 1 pm (Dementia friendly). In this much-loved 1964 musical version, phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) falls for the Cockney girl (Audrey Hepburn) he is training to pass for a cultured member of high society.

10 Friday – James Mayhew, Illustrated Music, 7.30 pm. The story of a famous piece of music (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest) is told. Then, while the music plays, artist James Mayhew brings it to life before the audience’s eyes with paper and paint.

11 Saturday – Elvis & Cash, The Show That Never Was, 7.30 pm. Sought-after Elvis tribute artist Andy Ottley and the accomplished five-piece band, Jax &co, join forces to deliver classics from the two legendary singers.

13 Monday – The Favourite (R) 7.45 pm. Early 18th Century England. Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) lets her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) govern the country, but she has to put up with the queen’s ill health and mercurial temper.

BOOKING

The Fisher Theatre Box Office on Broad Street in Bungay is open from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Saturday and on show nights.

You can also book by telephone (01986-897130) or online at www.fishertheatre.org

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