So – its Panto time – and the reliable Dennis Lowe Company will be at the Spa with their version of Sleeping Beauty – but if panto is not your thing – or even if it is – there’s plenty more entertainment to wet your Xmas whistle throughout December.
On Tuesday 11th at 7.30pm Orwell Connection Choir present a Christmas Concert at Trinity Methodist Church
Refreshments available. Admission free (donations welcome) in aid of the John Le Vay Cancer charity at Ipswich Hospital.
On Wednesday 12th at 11.30pm Music in Felixstowe present A Christmas Collection at The Orwell Hotel
With Brian Theodore Ralph (actor) and Eloise Kay (singer). Tickets £10.00, children free. Available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
Also on Wednesday 12th is the Variations Choir Christmas Concert at 7.30pm in the Conservative Club
Bar available. Tickets £7.00, including a buffet supper. In aid of the RNLI.
Available from J. & C. Webb in Orwell Road, or on the door on the night. 01394 273380.
On Thursday 13th at 7pm The Ladybirds International Drag Spectacular at The Orwell Hotel
Includes a three course meal, fun, music and entertainment. £45.00 per person. Pre-booking essential. 01394 285511.
On Saturday 15th The Spa presents Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story at 7.30pm
Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail – from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.
Adults £24.00. Concessions £22.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Thursday 20th Ipswich Over 50’s Brass Band Christmas Concert is on from 2pm – 4pm at the Orwell Hotel
£7.00, including mince pies, tea and coffee in the interval. No need to book, just turn up.
All profit, after costs have been met, will be shared equally between the band, St. Elizabeth Hospice and EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices).
From Friday 21st – January 6th The Dennis Lowe Company present Sleeping Beauty – The Christmas Pantomime at The Spa
Written and directed by Suzie Lowe, this year’s show, perhaps the longest running pantomime by any single theatre company in Britain, will bring the classic fairy-tale to life with what promises to be a magical experience.
Performances: Friday 21 December at 7pm. Saturday 22 December at 2.30pm. Sunday 23, Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 December at 3pm. Saturday 29 December at 2pm and 6pm. Sunday 30 December and Tuesday 1 January at 3pm. Saturday 5 January at 2.30pm. Sunday 6 January at 3pm.
Adults £17.50-£19.50. Concessions £11.50-£13.50. Family (two adults and two children) £50.00-£58.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th Common Ground Theatre Company present The Scarlet Pipistrelle at St Marys Hall, Walton
The year is 1793. Paris is gripped by the sans-cullottes. Heads are rolling, and no-one is safe from the roving finger of fate, the thumb of tyranny and the wrist of injustice.
The poor Compte de Creme-Brulée has been hauled up by the Jacobins and is to be guillotined on the morrow. Nothing can save him except a miracle, and the Revolutionary Committee has outlawed miracles, except on Sundays and feast days, and only with a signed chit from Citizen Chambourcy, the feared leader of the Republic. Creme-Brulée’s only hope is a daring swoop by that dashing master of disguise and echo-location, The Scarlet Pipistrelle, a mysterious Englishman, who has already undertaken several rescues of condemned aristocrats. Who knows, perhaps this time, he might actually succeed!
Performances: Thursday 27 December at 7.30pm. Friday 28 and Saturday 29 December at 4pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets £14.00. Under 21’s £7.00. Book online at www.ticketgun.com/events/the-scarlet-pipistrelle-2 or 07807 341364.