What’s On In October

October is the start of Autumn – but there’s plenty to enjoy as the nights draw in.

On Friday 7th Felixstowe Library Presents The Car Man by Matthew Bourne – a retelling of the Carman opera in Bourne’s unique dance style. Doors open at 6.30pm, film starts at 7pm. Tickets £7.50. Pre-booking essential. 01394 694880

Also on 7th and 8th The Spa presents Fame – The Musical

First came the hit motion picture, then the long-running television series. Now the screen sensation of the 1980’s is the stage sensation of the 2000’s and beyond!

Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), Fame – The Musical is a bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work.

This musical is brought to you by the Spa’s Touring Theatre Partner KD Theatre Productions fresh from it’s two week run in Cambridge featuring a cast of professional performers and a live band.

Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2.30pm. Adults £16.00-£18.00. Concessions £14.00-£16.00.

Box Office: 01394 284962.

On Sunday 9th at 8pm Jazz East at The Alex presents Tomasso Starace  on the saxophone

Then Saturday 15th at Trimley Memorial Hall Level Two Youth Project present a Fundraising Event – Soul Night at 7.30pm

Enjoy a great night of live music with ‘MJ Soul’. Bring your own drinks. Raising funds for the Level Two Youth Project.

Tickets £7.50. Pre-booking essential. 01394 272521/07756 442007.

On Sunday 16th Music in Felixstowe present a Sunday Afternoon Concert at 3pm in St Andrews Church

Nicholas Ward and Rebecca Scott (violins), Wendy Poulston (viola), Harriet Bennett (cello) and Jonathan Rutherford (piano) will be playing Mozart Quartet K157 in C major, Borodin String Quartet no. 2 and Schumann Piano Quintet.

Adults £12.00, children free. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.

Also on Sunday 16th at 8pm Jazz East at The Alex presents Stewart Curtis on saxophone and clarinet

On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st Black&White Productions present an extra two nights of Mrs Simpson in Felixstowe at The Orwell Hotel 7.30pm

Both performances are completely sold out – but if you want to put your name on the returns list please ring 01394 279613

On 21st The Spa presents   Ultimate Bowie at 7.30pm

“Ultimate Bowie” pays tribute to the work of this global superstar, in a show that is visually stunning and vocally impressive. Ed Blaney takes the spotlight and leads an eight-piece band that takes you from David Bowie’s early years with hits such as “Starman”, through his remarkable career to songs like “Let’s Dance”, “China Girl” and many more.

Adults £20.00-£22.00. Concessions £18.00-£20.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.

On Saturday 22nd from 12 – 4pm Landguard have a Spooky Fun Day at Felixstowe museum

A fun-packed afternoon of gentle chills and thrills!

Live ‘spooky’ magic show with Steff and Nonsense (www.steffandnonsense.co.uk).

Beach Bonkers crafts, Quiz Trail and Face-painting. Prizes for best ‘spooky’ fancy dress. Museum decorated spooky-style.

Please note: the ‘spooky’ magic show from Steff and Nonsense will run from 12.30-1.15pm and 2pm – 2.45pm. On arrival attendees will be given a coloured sticker to indicate which show they are attending.

– This event is suitable for children aged 2-12 years. – Younger or older children may attend at parent’s discretion. – Children aged one and under free. – All children must be accompanied by an adult. – All activities included in the one price.

Children £7.00, Adults £2.00.

You must pre-book in advance for this event – NO tickets available on the door

Also on 22nd The Spa present Marty MacDonald’s Toy Machine at 2.30pm

A brand new show featuring the voices of CBeebies Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis as Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow – from the team who brought you Marty MacDonald’s Farm!

Marty MacDonald’s Toy Machine is a fun, interactive, song-filled adventure, set on a colourful farmyard and featuring a host of lovable puppet characters. It’s a family show particularly suitable for 2–7 year olds, lasts for 80 minutes (including a 15-minute interval) and has a special cast meet and greet after the performance.

Adults £14.00-£16.00. Concessions £10.00-£12.00. Family (two adults and two children) £42.00-£50.00. Box Office: 01394 284962

Then Trimley Sports and Social Club are having a Charity Family Fun Day also on 22nd from 11am – 5pm

Stalls, refreshments, food and plenty of activities for the little ones, including a guest appearance from Paw Patrol’s very own Chase.

Help raise money for Norwich and Ipswich Cancer units and the wonderful work that Macmillan Nurses do.

There is also a Charity Disco in evening from 7.30pm. Tickets £5.00.

Everyone welcome. Admission free to Family Fun Day

On Tuesday 25th The Spa presents Circus of Horrors at 7.30pm

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”.

The spectacular show features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland-type story driven by a mainly original soundscape and performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek!

Please note: this show is not suitable for small children, and all under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Adults £24.00-£28.00. Concessions £22.00-£26.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.

On Wednesday 26th at 11.30am in The Orwell Hotel Music in Felixstowe – Wednesday Lunchtime Series: present Pianist extraordinaire Mike Hatchard playing  songs by Flanders and Swann, Victor Borge, etc.

Admission £10.00. Advance booking recommended. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.

From Friday 28th – Sunday 30th The White Horse in Church Rd are having a Halloween Weekend, plus Beer and Cider Fest

Try fine cask ales and ciders from around the country.

Festival begins at 5pm on Friday. Live music from ‘The Martells’ (8pm to late). Saturday open from 1200: live music from ‘Bits ‘n’ Pieces’ (8pm to late). Sunday open from 1200: live music from ‘Paul Pryce’ (4pm – 8pm).  Admission free.

Landguard Fort have their annual Little Fort of Horrors to celebrate Halloween weekend on Saturday 29th

Following an unidentified infection outbreak in Felixstowe, the ‘URE’ (Undead Research Establishment) has been set up at Landguard Fort.

Our dedicated scientists, doctors and military personnel are caring for your infected family and friends.

The ‘URE’ are holding a special Open Evening on Saturday 29 October (7pm – 11pm) – so you can explore our facility.

– Your visit will include a walk through the facilities tunnels and rooms.

– We hope that there will be no risk to yourself when visiting our facility.

– For a small additional charge – refreshments and hot food available.

Entrance to the facility walk through is by ‘timed ticket’. You can book a 30 minute arrival slot between 7pm and 11pm

Adults and Young People (aged 13-18 years) £8.00. Family Ticket (two adults and two young people) £30.00.

– All young people must be accompanied by an adult. – Sorry… no admittance to anyone under 13 years of age.

You must pre-book in advance for this eventNO tickets available on the door.

– You will not be allowed entry into the walk through queuing area until your allotted time. – If you arrive after your 30 minute arrival slot has ended we cannot guarantee entry in the walk through queuing area. – Please note you can only visit the facility walk through once.

Check out our film of the Little Fort of Horrors 2015: www.youtube.com/watch?v=52JJw-HvKYQ

On Saturday 29th  Felixstowe Library present  The Magic of Elly Griffiths at 7pm

If you thought crime was a dark and sinister subject, think again.

Elly Griffiths is warm, funny, charming and very entertaining, and this special event to launch her new book is not to be missed. The Blood Card is the third in the Stephens and Mephisto series of books. These mysteries are all set around magicians performing on the south coast in the 1950s, uncovering secrets, lies and crimes. Elly’s publisher has brought forward the release of this title, so that it could be launched in our Bookfest at Felixstowe Library and we’ve put together a very special evening to mark the occasion.

There will be a 50’s theme to the proceedings, and we have enlisted the help of local magician Mr Bean to show us some intriguing tricks and sleight of hand, themed round Elly’s characters and the world of books. Mr Bean will be performing as guests arrive when doors open at 7pm. There will be a cash bar available for refreshments.

At 7.30pm Elly will talk to us about her books and career. There’ll be time for questions before we line up to buy Elly’s new book, hot off the press. While we wait for Elly to sign these first editions, Mr Bean will once again baffle and delight us with his tricks and illusions.

Tickets £8.00. Pre-booking essential. 01394 694880.

Also on 29th at 7.30pm The Spa presents Showtunes at The Spa

A fundraising night of great entertainment with the Eastern Edge Theatre Company.

A hugely talented youth cast will delight and entertain you with a selection of blockbusting show tunes and songs from the musicals. Expect to hear songs from West Side Story, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Hairspray and many more. The aim of the evening is to raise money for this local youth theatre company, in partnership with The Spa, to take it’s own production, the musical ‘Bridge Over Oblivion’, to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 ahead of a national tour.

All profit from the night will go towards the launch of ‘Bridge Over Oblivion’ at Edinburgh.

Adults £14.00-£16.00. Concessions  £12.00-£14.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.

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