Things to do in Suffolk this month

The Bob Dylan Story.

The Bob Dylan Story. - Credit: Archant

Have your diaries at the ready because it’s going to be a busy month in Suffolk

Rhythm of the Dance.

Rhythm of the Dance. - Credit: Archant


July 19 – 22

M.A.M.I.L Middle Aged

The Scarecrows' Wedding.

The Scarecrows' Wedding. - Credit: Helen Maybanks

Man in Lycra

Hilarious comedy about property developer Bryan Cook, who acquires a small fortune building leaking homes. But not all is as it seems. Bryan is stressed out, self-medicating and is killing himself to boost his bank balance. But when his business and life start to fall apart, thanks to the global financial crisis, he joins a men’s cycling group and things start to change.

At New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich.

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July 26 – 29

Made in Dagenham

Based on the historical events of the Ford Dagenham strike, which occurred during the 1960s, this show follows factory girl Rita O’Grady who must balance her role at home as she becomes an unlikely feminist icon in the battle for equal pay.

At The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.


July 15

Pop Chorus

Summer Concert

Families can lose themselves in the music when the massed voices of five choirs, plus some very special guests, will come to together to present an audio-visual spectacle to delight and move everyone.

At The Grand Hall, Corn Exchange, Ipswich.

July 20

Mods & Rockers

For those who remember the Brighton riots, as well as Lambrettas, parkas and leathers, well, they’re in for a right treat as the Mods & Rockers show will celebrate the magical period that was the 60s and 70s.

On the night, hear classic songs by artists including The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, T. Rex, Eddie Floyd, The Equals, Toots and The Maytals, plus many more.

At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.

July 22

Viva Santana

The music of Carlos Santana will be performed and celebrated by Viva and inspirational Spanish guitarist, Marcos Rodriguez.

Fans can expect classy guitar licks over danceable percussion, as the band make their way through tracks such as Samba Pati, Changes, Soul Sacrifice, Oye Como Va, Smooth and other highlights from Santana’s 30 year career.

At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.

July 28

The Bob Dylan Story

On the night, fans can expect tracks such as Blowin’ In The Wind and Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door to Subterranean Homesick Blues and All Along The Watchtower, among others.

At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.

July 30

Whitney – Queen Of The Night

This award-winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians who together will bring a breathtaking performance in the spirit of Whitney. Classic hits on the night will include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You and many more.

At The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.

July 31

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance will feature world-champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors.

This show will celebrate renewed vigour for Irish culture and embrace the traditional and current, to the ancient SeanNos dance style.

At The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.


July 22

The Walrus and The Carpenter

Children can join the walrus and the carpenter as they look for a picnic spot to enjoy their fishy feast.

Families can expect hilarity, eye-watering fun, music and much more.

A workshop will be available before the show, but spaces are limited and should be booked separately.

At the Quay Theatre, Sudbury.

July 29

The Storymakers

Little ones are being invited to go on an adventure with the Storymakers. They can get involved with magical myths, silly stories and tremendous tales where anything can happen.

Members of New Wolsey Young Company will be devising an interactive performance for children aged three plus.

The performance will last for 25 minutes.

At New Wolsey Theatre.

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