Things to do in Suffolk this month

Snape Proms: The John Wilson Orchestra.

Snape Proms: The John Wilson Orchestra. - Credit: Archant

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

Can can girls atThe Maui Waui Festival.

Can can girls atThe Maui Waui Festival. - Credit: Archant


August 3 – 5

Beneath the waves

As part of The Seagull Theatre Club’s 35th anniversary year, Beneath the Waves is a warm yet heart-breaking look at how an East Coast community succumbed to the great floods of 1953.

The Seagull Theatre, Pakefield

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August 9

Titus Andronicus

Set in ancient Rome, this screening will feature Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

This gory revenge tragedy will present its audience with murder as entertainment and it will ask questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.

The Fisher Theatre, Bungay.

August 11 – 12

Alice in Wonderland

Hear the magical tale of Alice in Wonderland while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the outdoors.

Bungay Castle

August 16

Peter Pan

In this National Theatre Live recording, watch the much-loved tale of Peter Pan unfold with characters such as The Lost Boys, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell and Wendy as they go on an adventure in Neverland.

The Fisher Theatre, Bungay.

August 24 – September 2

Our Day Out

This hilarious and heart-warming tale from the multi award-winning playwright of Educating Rita and Blood Brothers, sees a talented young cast from Suffolk working with professional actors who will transport an audience back to the school days of lollipop men, packed lunches and young love in this rewrite of the hit 1977 TV show.

The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

August 31


Actress and singer Billie Piper plays a woman who is driven to do the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s production of Lorca’s powerful masterpiece.

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft,

The Fisher Theatre, Bungay,

The Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge and Haverhill Arts Centre.,,


August 3

The X-Men Unplugged

This three-piece band will be playing tribute to some of the biggest artists such as The Kings of Leon, Van Morrison, The Killers, The Beatles and many more. Playing acoustically for this cellar event, the X-Men will offer something a little different.

The Fisher Theatre, Bungay.

August 4


Conducted by Jason Collins, choir group Cantaria will perform some wonderful songs, while at the same time; help raise money for Bungay’s Fisher Theatre.

August 5


Blackballed, fronted by Marshall Gill (vocals/guitar), with Tom Wibberley (bass) and Leon Gill (drums) are a full tilt powerhouse blues/rock band hailing from Manchester who will be bringing passion and style to Stowmarket.

Blackballed will be supported by two bands from Bury St Edmunds - The Wilsons and Mesonical on the night.

The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket.

August 18

That’ll Be The Day

The stunning live entertainment rock and roll production, That’ll Be The Day is returning to The Apex Theatre in Bury St Edmunds for another show. Music-lovers can indulge by listening to tracks spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, plus see hilarious comedy sketches performed live on stage.

August 23 – 24

Matt Cardle and Kerry Ellis

Two of the most powerful and award-winning voices will be joining their vocals for a special concert in August. Leading lady of the West End and Broadway musicals, Kerry Ellis will take to the stage with Matt Cardle.

The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmunds.

August 24

The Vagaband

Fans of the indie music scene should head to Bungay’s Fisher Theatre where they’ll have the chance to hear a rich array of instruments including pedal-steel guitar, flugelhorn, mandolin and clarinet, from Norfolk-based group, The Vagaband.

August 25 – 27

Maui Waui Festival

Now in its fifth year, the Maui Waui Festival, which is set to take place in Theberton, will showcase a whole host of world class bands, circus acts, acoustic sets, comedy shows and a new talent show, among other events, during the three-day line-up.

August 26

The Strange Doors

The most authentic tribute band to The Doors will be gigging at Sudbury’s Quay Theatre. Expect ad-lipped poetry, a singer that jumps into the air and writhes on the floor, plus bluesy guitar and vocals on the night.

August 27

Jane Macdonald

Singer, actor and media personality, Jane Macdonald is back by popular demand as she continues to tour with her best show to date - Making Memories.

This new production is packed full of songs, arrangements and professional musicians, to name but a few.

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.

Songbook Sundays

Taking place in the ballroom of the Athenaeum in Bury St Edmunds, this chilled-out event will feature the Chris Ingham Trio, plus guest special singer from the world of jazz, Gill Manly where as a group, they will celebrate Nina Simone.

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August 28

Joe Pasquale

Be prepared for giggles as the unstoppable comedian Joe Pasquale is set to unleash more of his silliness during his new show – The Devil in Disguise.

Felixstowe Spa Pavilion.


August 9

Andy’s Fun Hour

Children can join Andy for juggling, magic, songs, rhyme and balloons.

The event runs from 11am to 1pm at The Seagull Theatre in Pakefield.

Tickets cost £4 for childen and £1 for adults.

August 12

The Ugly Duckling

Above Bounds Theatre Collective will explore one of the most-loved Hans Christian Anderson stories using puppetry, song and much more.

The Seagull Theatre, Pakefield

August 17

Little Red Riding Hood

A fun adaption to the classic tale of Little Riding Hood.

Expect a merry mix-up in the woods with slapstick glove puppets and much more.

Haverhill Arts Centre.

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