What's on in Suffolk in June

Don't be stuck for something to do in the county. Not when there's so much going on

Don't be stuck for something to do in the county. Not when there's so much going on THEATRE

June 2

One of the UK’s foremost impressionists and singer, Joe Longthorne is at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft at 7.30pm

June 4

The Tigerlilys Showgirl Tour arrives at The Cut, Halesworth with an all-singing, all-dancing live production. The irrepressible duo promise a visually stunning show complete with spectacular costumes and soaring vocals. Performance starts at 7.30pm

June 5

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In A Corner of the Ocean at The Cut, Halesworth, a man goes missing in a diving accident. The story of his disappearance touches and unsettles four women in different parts of the world. Featuring poetry, puppetry and a capella singing, the show starts at 7.30pm

June 7 to 11

Lowestoft Players present their version of the rootin tootin musical Annie Get Your Gun at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft at 7.30pm with Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

June 10

Tim Bentinck has played David Archer in The Archers for more than 28 years. Join him as he brings his hugely entertaining one-man show Love Your Chocolates to Bury’s Theatre Royal at 7.30pm

June 16 to 18

Felixstowe Musical Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion. Join Dorothy as she goes over the rainbow into a faraway land and makes friends with a Tinman, a Scarecrow and a Cowardly Lion. Shows each day at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

June 17

Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society present Strictly Musicals! at the apex, Bury St Edmunds. Featuring a cast of 50 performing excerpts from West End favourites including Les Miserables, Chicago, The Lion King, Mamma Mia and more, the show is in aid of Help for Heroes and begins at 7.30pm

June 19

Fabulous rock ‘n’ roll touring production That’ll Be The Day returns to Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre on its 25th anniversary tour. Relive the most popular comedy sketches and favourite hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s in a show which starts at 7.30pm

June 24

The Cut, Halesworth plays host to RoughCast’s production of that Shakespeare favourite A Comedy of Errors. When twin masters and twin servants are separated in infancy, the only thing that can ensue is a hilarious series of mistakes. One of the Bard’s most entertaining and accessible plays, it begins at 7.30pm

June 27

Party down at the apex, Bury St Edmunds with the unmissable Lady Boys of Bangkok. Combining the heady spice of Bangkok’s exotic nightlife with the glamorous showgirl appeal of Los Vegas this spectacular and flamboyant show is performed by 16 of the world’s most beautiful showgirls, every single one of them a Thai male. An amazing show that starts at 7.30pm

June 29

There’ll Always Be An England is a fabulous, feelgood afternoon of the best in English entertainment. Take a trip down memory lane with Neil Sands and his cast of West End performers to enjoy all the sounds of yesteryear from Cockney singsongs to Last Night of the Proms. See the show at the Regal Theatre, Stowmarket at 2pm


June 17

Reginald D Hunter is one of comedy’s most distinctive and exciting performers. About to embark on a tour, he previews his new show at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds at 8pm

June 24

Al Murray aka The Pub Landlord, brings his Barrel of Fun Extra to Ipswich Regent at 8pm


June 1

Legendary rockers Thin Lizzy play a rescheduled date at the Ipswich Regent. Three of the line-up played alongside frontman Phil Lynott, while new recruits include Viv Campbell of Def Leppard and Marco Mendoza of White Snake. Concert kicks off 7.30pm

June 2

Liverpool’s other great band The Searchers, have been together for 45 years. See them live at Haverhill Arts Centre at 7.30pm

June 3

Who wouldn’t enjoy An Evening With Blake at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion? The ultimate classical boy band add their own unique take and rich harmony sound to a whole range of pop and classical favourites in a concert that starts at 7.30pm

Short Cuts Cabaret & Open Mic Night takes place at The Cut, Halesworth. With entertainment on the theme of That’ll Be The Day, the programme includes musician and cult cartoonist Peter Blegvad, jazz maestro Maurice Horhut and stand-up poet Dean Parkin. Show starts at 7.30pm

One of the world’s finest R&B bands Dr Feelgood are in concert at the Quay Theatre, Sudbury. Look forward to a fabulous performance in their usual raw and uncompromising style. Begins 8pm

You’ll find 2 Kinds of Magic at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, when Queen tribute band Magic, add to their repertoire with a whole section of the concert devoted to the legendary ELO. Concert starts at 7.30pm

June 4

Music legends John Ottway and Wild Willy Barrett bring their 40th anniversary tour to Sudbury’s Quay Theatre at 8pm

June 8

Flanagan, comprising Mark Flanagan of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and George and Adam Double, appear at the apex, Bury St Edmunds ahead of this summer’s gig at Glastonbury. Show starts at 8pm

June 9

Fabulous Eagles tribute band Talon are back at Ipswich Regent with a set that comprises all of the American band’s greatest hits. Concert starts at 7.30pm

June 10

Robert Brown & The Smouldering Sons appear at Halesworth’s The Cut with a set that delivers a whole host of styles and emotions across the roots spectrum. Proceeds to Cancer Research. Concert starts at 7.30pm

Wes and Jan, better known to their fans as Cardy & Coke, return to the Quay Theatre, Sudbury, with their fabulous sing-along show which starts at 7.30pm

June 11

The Big Show at Ipswich Regent, features the best song and dance numbers from all your favourite shows including Bugsy Malone, Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz. Fantastic entertainment for all ages with shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Grimethorpe Colliery Band, stars of movie hit Brassed Off, bring their popular big band sound to Ipswich’s Corn Exchange at 7.30pm

Stephen Fry and Adrian Edmondson have named them among their formative influences and now several members of the great Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band are back together with more fun music and subversive diversion. Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons team up with pianist Dave Glasson for a concert at bury’s apex at 8pm

June 12

Award-winning Grimethorpe Colliery Band take their show up the coast to the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. Starts 3pm

June 13

Ireland’s ‘Prince of Country Music’ John Hogan, appears at Stowmarket’s Regal Theatre at 7.30pm

June 14

Wine, Women and Song brings together award-winning singer-songwriters Suzy Bogguss, Matraca Berg and Gretchen Peters for a fabulous evening of country music at the apex, Bury St Edmunds. Armed only with their guitars and a bottle of decent wine, the trio promise an evening of song, conversation and plenty of laughter. Starts 7.30pm

June 16

You may not recognise the name but Dennis Lacorriere was the distinctive and unforgettable voice of Dr Hook. Now touring as a solo act, you can catch him at Haverhill Arts Centre at 8pm

June 17

Folk legends Martin Carthy and John Kirkpatrick are two of the line-up in Brass Monkeys, who are appearing at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury at 7.30pm

June 18

Terrific Tributes at Ipswich Regent presents three of the best tribute bands around – Abba Queens, Close to You and Girlsworld, who will be performing the music of Abba, The Carpenters, Bananarama and Spice Girls. A great fun night for all the family in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice. Performance starts at 7.30pm

Peter Creswell presents Peter’s Pot Pourrie, an evening of classical and light music, at the Stowmarket Regal. Artists on the bill include cellist Rebecca Walker and Max Sainsbury on the clarinet. Concert starts at 7.30pm

June 23

There’s a fantastic double-header at Haverhill Arts Centre when Woody Mann appears on stage with Gordon Giltrap. Don’t miss the chance to catch these two fabulous guitarists in one show. Starts 7.30pm

June 25

Ipswich Orchestral Society presents its Summer Concert featuring special guest clarinettist Emma Johnson at Ipswich Corn Exchange. Programme includes Shostakovich Symphony No 5 and Mozart Clarinet Concerto. Event begins at 7.30pm

Were you around in the heyday of glam rock? If you were, you won’t want to miss T Rextasy and Aladdinsane in concert at Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion. Featuring two of the greatest tribute bands to Marc Bolan and David Bowie, the show is set to start at 7.30pm

June 26

Irish musician, singer and songwriter Andy Irvine is in concert at the Quay Theatre, Sudbury at 7.30pm

The Piatti Quartet, featuring Charlotte Scott (violin); Michael Trainor (violin); David Wigram (viola) and Jessie Richardson (cello) are in concert at Haverhill Arts Centre with a programme that includes Debussy Quartet Op. 10 and Mozart Quartet No.19 C ‘Dissonance.’ Starts 7.30pm

June 27

Irish crooner John McNicholl is appearing in concert at Stowmarket’s Regal Theatre at 7.30pm

June 28

Haverhill Keyboard Club presents organist Robert Wolfe in concert at Haverhill Arts Centre at 7.30pm

June 30

Popular country musician Raymond Froggatt is at Haverhill Arts Centre at 7.30pm


June 4

Think you might have a priceless antique lurking in the loft? Well dust it off and take it down to the Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, where it may be perused by expert Eric Knowles in his show Antique Antics. Meet the affable expert one to one and then sit back and enjoy his tales of life in the antiques trade. Show starts at 7.30pm

June 10

Enjoy a supper concert with Cuban Lift at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge. Relish the intoxicating rhythms and melodies of the romantic island of Cuba while enjoy a delicious two-course supper with coffee and a welcome drink. Starts 7.15pm. Ring 01394 615015 for tickets

June 24

Robert Crighton, who wrote and performed the award-winning Teaching Gods storytelling show, brings a final performance to the bar of the Quay Theatre, Sudbury prior to touring a new show. Begins 8pm, free entry

June 29

Jo Brand is in conversation with Georgina Wroe at UCS on Ipswich Waterfront. Jo will be discussing her very entertaining second memoir Can’t Stand Up For Sitting Down and reminisces on the comedy milestones of her career so far. Starts 6.30pm


June 10 and 11

Nats Nus Dansa performs Maps at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Ipswich Waterfront. Four timeless characters become accidental travel companions in this lively and playful piece. Performances at 7pm on Friday, 11.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday

June 25 and 26

DanceEast community Groups present High Voltage 11, a showcase of exciting dance from DanceEast’s very best youth groups and adult performance companies. Enjoy a variety of styles including street dance, ballet, contemporary and creative dance. Shows at 4.30pm and 7.30pm each day

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