So we’ve hit March and it indeed has certainly come in like a lion! But if you can make it out of your driveway there are plenty of things going on to enjoy
On Friday 2nd and Sat 3rd there are the last two performances of Black&White Productions ‘Harry’s Bar 9 – When Hitch Met Hammer’ 7.30pm at The Orwell Hotel Tickets £14/£12 01394 279613
On Saturday 3rd at The Spa Pavilion presents The Story of Bart at 7:30pm
Lionel Bart was a songwriting genius having a career penning huge chart hits, musicals, film scores and one of the biggest musicals of all time earning what the average person earned a week every minute in the 1960’s. Later it all crashed in flames. This is the story in music of his life. Adults £21.00. Concessions £19.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
Also On Saturday 3rd at Trinity Methodist Church Elvis Returns to Trinity at 7:30pm with Andy Kelso’s excellent tribute act.Tickets: adults £7.00, children £3.00. 01394 284107. Funds towards the Kirton Chapel building project.
On Sunday 4tnh Jazz East at The Alex presents Andrea Vicari (piano) Trio with Rob Palmer (double bass) and Russ Morgan (drums).
On Wednesday 7th The Spa presents The Circus of Horrors – Voodoo at 7:30pm
The spectacular show features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts all woven into a sensational shock/horror story twisted by the darkest of magic!
Adults £28.00. Concessions £24.00. 16+ strongly recommended.
On Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th Trinity Players present Silhouette by Simon Brett at 7:30pm
In Act 1 actress Celia is questioned by the police about the murder of her husband. She is obviously in the clear but Neville, the drunken journalist sleeping in her bed, had been in an argument with him shortly before the murder. The solution seems simple but Act 2 shows what took place before the murder and all expectations are turned on their head!
Tickets £8.00. Available from Anne and Ian on 01394 285305 or on the door. In support of the Salvation Army and their work with the homeless.
On Thursday 8th The Spa presents G4 Live in Concert at 7:30pm
They exploded into the industry and the public’s hearts back in 2004 on the first series of the X-Factor and G4 continue to blow people away, year after year, with their unique style and impactful harmonic vocals. Adults £30.00. Concessions £28.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 10th Trimley Sports and Social Club present Live Music by Yesterday at 7:00pm in aid of Arthritis Research UK – Tickets £10.00 per person, including sausage or beef burger with chips. Vegetarian option available. Available from Michaela on 01394 286472.
On Sunday 11th Music in Felixstowe present Tango Tango Tango in St Peter & St Paul at 3:00pm with world class bandoneon player Helena Ruegg.
Including Hugh Webb (harp), Wendy Poulston (viola), Anna Noakes (flute) and Hattie Bennett (cello). Featuring the music of Piazzolla, Bragata and others. Admission £14.00 (includes rum punch). Children free. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
On Friday 16th in The River of Life Church at 7:30pm The Community Light Orchestra give a concert of Light Classics and Music from the Shows featuring Felixstowe Children’s Choir With Conductor Roger Jones. Leader Cecilia Metherell. .Admission free. Retiring collection taken with all proceeds in aid of the Bible Society.
On Saturday 17th The Spa presents Legend – The Music Of Bob Marley at 7:30pm
An unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Adults £25.50. Concessions £23.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 17th The Alex has Live Music for St. Patrick’s Day with DJ Lloyd Rust from 9:30pm in the Café/ Bar. Admission free.
On Sunday 18th Jazz East at The Alex presents Mick Hanson (guitar) with Nigel Virley (piano) and Rob Palmer (double bass).
On Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th KAFPA present Murder by Mattress by Lesley Gunn in Kirton Church Hall at 7.30pm
Victoria Rothersfield is celebrating her birthday with a party. But all is not well at Rothersfield Hall, and soon Inspector Moody and his sidekick, PC Sullen are called to investigate a murder.
Bring your own drinks, glasses provided. Tickets £5.00, including light snacks on your table. Pre-booking essential. Available from Norah and Michael on 01394 448238
On Saturday 24th The Spa presents Alter Eagles at 7:30pm
This production produces all the energy from the original concert performances as the Alter Eagles perform all of the greatest hits through Hotel California, Life In The Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Already Gone, Best of My Love, Take It To The Limit and so many more. Adults £22.50.Concessions £20.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 24th Felixstowe Harmonies present We Will Rock You a celebration of British music at The Trades and Labour club at 7:30pm
An eclectic mix of some of the best British song writers, solo artists and bands, including Queen, The Who, ELO, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, plus loads more. In aid of Felixstowe Sea Cadets. Tickets £10.00. Pre-booking essential. 07954 465430.
On Sunday 25 March Live Music at the Alex present Reb Capper, local singer/song writer/pianist and her band with an exclusive album preview and single launch.. Folk and country influenced pop and ballads. Held in The Alex Brasserie.
On Wednesday 28th Music in Felixstowe present The Keith Virley Four at The Orwell Hotel at 11:30am featuring Johnny Herbert (alto sax), Ian Buzer (trumpet), Nick Raison (keyboards) and Keith Virley (drums). Admission £10.00. Children free. Advance booking recommended. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633
On Friday 30th Music in Felixstowe and the Gippeswyk Singers present St John Passion by JS Bach at 7:30pm in St Johns Church featuring the Classic Chamber Orchestra – leader Nicholas Ward. Sarah Gallop (soprano), Chloë Pardoe (mezzo), Will Searle (tenor), Michael Collins (bass) and Brian Latchem (bass). Also Peter Willsher (harpsichord). And conductor Geoff Lavery.
An expressive and dramatic oratorio which takes us through the fiercely sorrowful events of Good Friday with all its darkness and despair. However, it is also a deeply reflective and optimistic piece. Bach’s music becomes infused with light and hope as it leads us with great beauty to the promise of the redeeming love of the Resurrection. Admission £15.00. Children free. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
On Saturday 31st The Spa presents Jimmy Jones and Friends at 7:30pm
A true comedy legend, with a glittering list of TV and gala performances to his name, and to whom his fellow comics respectfully refer as – ‘The Guvnor’. Jimmy has 56 years in show business. Accompanied by Mike Pugh, acclaimed by Gary Bushell as one of the finest stand up comedians in the country, and incredible vocalist Scott Conrad, with his repertoire ranging from pieces by Pavarotti through Elvis Presley to Tom Jones, this will be an evening not to be missed. All tickets £20.00. 18+ strongly recommended. Box Office: 01394 284962.