What’s On Stage In Felixstowe – October 2018

As the nights draw in – there’s plenty to keep you mind from dwelling on the winter ahead.

On Saturday 6th we kick off with Tassels – An Evening of Burlesque at The Spa

With a bevy of beautiful stars, specialty variety artists and fabulous costumes, Tassels brings this classic variety art form into the 21st C. with a glamorous new show. Over 18’s only. Adults £26.50. Concessions £24.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.

On Sunday 7th  from 8pm – 9.30pm Jazz East at The Alex present  Hannah Horton (saxophone) with Simon Brown (piano), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Tom Jiggins (drums). Admission free.

On Friday 12th at The Spa Swing With Laughter at 7.30pm

Variety is back with a capital V as legendary British entertainers Bobby Davro and Anita Harris join forces with a talented cast and world-famous orchestra for a unique night of comedy and music. Adults £25.00. Concessions £22.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.

On Saturday 13th The Spa presents The Bon Jovi Experience at 7.30pm

The five piece band power their way through two hours of rocking tunes Front man Tony Pearce bears an uncanny resemblance to Jon Bon Jovi and his soaring vocals compliment the tight musicianship of the band.

Adults £22.50. Concessions  £20.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.

On Sunday 14th Jazz East at The Alex present The Horn Factory from 8pm. Admission free

From Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th at St Peter & St Paul Church Black & White Productions present – Courage Calls To Courage at 7.30pm A new play written by Suzanne Hawkes.

The story of Millicent Fawcett and the struggle for the vote, with original music and Suffragette songs.

Tickets £14.00. Concessions, over 60’s and students £12.00. Pre-booking essential. Available from Abbeygate Lighting in Cobbold Road, or on 01394 279613.



On Wednesday 17th in The Orwell Hotel Music in Felixstowe present  The Amaryllis Quartet at 11.30am featuring – Rebecca Scott-Smissen and Franziska Mattishent (violins), Wendy Gudgin (viola) and Harriet Bennett (cello).

Programme includes Brahms Quartet op 51 no.2 in D minor. Tickets £10.00, children free. Available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.

On Friday 19th The Spa presents The Chicago Blues Brothers’ Motown Mission at 7.30pm

Back with a brand new mission for 2018 The Chicago Blues Brothers are heading for Detroit to take on some of the biggest and most loved Motown anthems along with all the Blues Brothers classics you know and love.

All tickets £23.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.

On Saturday 20th at St Peter & St Paul Church The Dorian Singers  present a  Singing Day

They will be working on a selection of choruses from Handel’s Messiah, plus favourite anthems such as Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and Mendelssohn’s Hear my prayer.

Conductor Alan Loader. Accompanist Marina Korneva. Registration from 9.30am.

£12.00, under 18’s free. Includes refreshments and music hire. Please bring your own lunch. Book spaces on 01394 285556.

Also on Saturday 20th The Spa presents Islands in the Stream at 7.30pm

Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music  in this tribute to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Adults £25.50. Concessions £23.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.

On Sunday 21st Music in Felixstowe present  Quartet for the End of Time by Oliver Messiaen at 3pm in St Johns Church

Quartet performance with Nicholas Ward (violin), Cliff Wybrow (clarinet), Harriet Bennett (cello) and Andrew Leach (piano).

With a selection of war poetry and commentary read by Brian Theodore Ralph.

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

On Friday 26th at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club there is a Halloween Dinner and Dance from 7pm

A screamingly great night out organised by the Felixstowe Fundraising Committee for Cancer Research UK. Three course dinner with coffee. Fancy dress encouraged (prizes for best outfit). Music and dancing with the fantastic J.S and the Lockerbillies. Tickets £30.00. Pre-booking essential.

Available from the Cancer Research UK shop (Hamilton Road); Abbeygate Lighting (Cobbold Road); and J. and C. Webb (Orwell Road); or via the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/143779582924767

07743 858645/01394 277610.

On Friday 26th at 8pm The Spa presents Throbbin’ Hood

Wayne Burns and his mischievous cast of scoundrels invite you to join Robin and his very Merry Men in Sherwood Forest for a madcap medieval romp in this adult panto. Suitable for over 18’s only. Adults £16.50. Concessions £15.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.

From Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th there’s th first ever  Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Festival at Landguard Fort packed with Steampunk curiosities and eccentricities with a spooky Halloween twist or two.

Daytime on Saturday and Sunday 10.30am -5pm.
Suitable for all the family with great live music, Steampunk artists, Steampunk Marketplace, children’s fun, food and bar.

Full details and to book tickets at:


Evening on Saturday 7pm – 11.30pm.
Dare you enter the haunted Landguard Fort after dark for the ‘Night of the Macabre’? Cabaret show, Steampunk scarers, spooky lighting, special effects and plenty of surprises! Come prepared to be shocked and scared.

No admittance to the evening event for anyone under the age of 14.

Full details and to book tickets at:


On Saturday 27th The Spa presents children’s show  Hocus Panto at 2.30pm

The three witches you love to hate are back and more magical that ever, flying high in this wicked Halloween Pantomime.

Magical illusions, pop songs and things that go bump in the night all form the essential ingredients of this bewitching plot sure to delight youngsters and adults alike. A ghoulishly spooktacular parody production for this year’s October half term that will leave you spellbound.

Adults £12.50. Children £10.50. Family (two adults and two children) £40.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.

On Sunday 28th from 8pm Jazz East at The Alex present  Bridget Metcalfe (vocals) with Andy Watson (guitar), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Tom Jiggins (drums

On Wednesday 31st at 8pm The Spa presents Hallowe’en Rocks a truly unique theatrical event featuring bespoke costumes, special effects and incredible make up. This show will take your breath away…with some of the greatest rock and pop anthems ever performed by a cast of leading performers.

Adults £24.00. Concessions £21.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.




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