Now the clocks have changed and we can look forward to lighter evenings and better weather, there’s plenty of entertainment available during the month of April
On Friday 5th at 7.30pm The Spa presents Giovanni Pernice – Dance is Life.
This action packed production combines the Italian’s wit and charm, with outstanding music, sensational choreography, and stunning costumes by DSI. Featuring seven other world class professional dancers, including Strictly’s newest pro, Luba Mushtuk, who returns as Giovanni’s leading lady once again, to continue their alluring partnership.Adults £29.00-£33.00. Concessions £27.00-£31.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 6th there’s Live Music and Entertainment at The Boardwalk Café Bar from 9pm till late featurng Jade May Jean
Also on Saturday 6th at 2pm The Felix Stowaways present ShantyCafe 2019 at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club, an afternoon of shanties, sea songs and general maritime merriment on the banks of the river Deben.
Featuring shanty crews from the UK and The Netherlands, including The Forebitter Men, The Motley Crew, Ol’ Hands Shantymen, The Rum Old Boys and Shotley Crue. Bar and food available. Admission free. 01394 283785.
Also on Saturday 6th The Dorian Singers present Cathedral Classics 2 at 7.30pm in St John’s Church – a further selection of choral masterpieces, including Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus, Parry’s I Was Glad and Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer.
Performed by The Dorian Singers with William Baldry (organ) and Alan Loader (conductor). In aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Tickets £12.00, under 18’s £3.00. Includes refreshments. Available from The Card Centre in Hamilton Road, on 01394 283170, or on the door on the night.
Also on Saturday 6th The Spa presents Faith – The George Michael Legacy at 7.30pm
A stunning celebration remembering one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, Faith is an energetic, vibrant musical journey of 35 years of hit records from Wham! to George’s solo career. Adults £25.00. Concessions £23.00 Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 7th The Spa presents Charlie Landsborough at 5pm
Charlie is generally recognised and categorised as a country singer, however, as his fans will tell you, country music is only one part of his live shows and music catalogue. A memorable evening of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems. Adults £27.00. Concessions £25.00 Box Office: 01394 284962
Also on Sunday Jazz East at The Alex is from 8pm – 9.30pm and features the Freestone Trio – Tori Freestone (saxophone), bass and drums. Admission free.
On Tuesday 9th The Spa presents Beauty and the Beast at 2.30pm
Belle lives a quiet provincial life in the village of Ooh La La until her father accidentally stumbles across a terrifying Beast and she is taken captive. Now it is up to Fairy Enchanted, the village idiot Wally and his mother Dame Dolly to pit their wits against the the evil Enchantress and rescue Belle from the Beast. Prepare yourselves for another all-singing, all-dancing, laugh-a-minute ride through the fun and frolics of panto land! Starring Kerry Katona and Basil Brush. Adults £18.00. Childrenn (16 years and under) £14.50. Family (two adults and two children) £58.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Thursday 11th The Spa presents The Little Mermaid at 2.30pm
Join TaleGate Theatre Productions under the sea for this bubbly pantomime. Follow Lenor, our mermaid princess, as she finds her sea legs in search of her happily ever after. A fast-paced, highly entertaining Easter Pantomime featuring pop songs, magic and puppets – guaranteed to make a splash!
Adults £12.50. Children (16 years and under) £10.50. Family (two adults and two children) £40.00. Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Friday 12th at 8pm The Spa presents Twist and Shout with an all-star cast from the West End delivering a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late sixties. Adults £24.00. Concessions £22.00 Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th from 10am – 4pm The 95th Rifles are at Landguard Fort
Come and join this military re-enactment group for a weekend of soldiering, musketry and drill. Normal admission charges for the Fort apply. 01394 675900.
On Saturday 13th Orwell Connection Choir Concert is at 7.30pm in Maidstone Rd Baptist Church Retiring collection in aid of Walton Parish Nursing. Refreshments. Admission free. All welcome.
On Saturday 13th The Spa presents The Pasadena Roof Orchestra 50th Anniversary Tour at 7.30pm
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra have brought the music from a bygone era into a vibrant show for the present time. Ten men in dinner jackets with carnations play the musical arrangements of yesteryear to the highest level. Before them, stands Duncan Galloway the compere and band leader, never short of an anecdote or a joke or two. The tunes from the era include such hits as the ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Tiger Rag’, ‘Cheek to Cheek’, or Irving Berlin’s evergreen ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’. Adults £24.00. Concessions £22.00 Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 14th at 3pm Music in Felixstowe present Kenneth Sillito and Colleagues in the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
With Kenneth Sillito and Rebecca Scott Smissen (violins), Robert Smissen and Michael Dolan (violas) and Michael Hurwitz (cello).
Including String Quintet in B flat K.174 – Mozart, Phantasy Quintet – Vaughan Williams and Quintet Op.87 – Mendelssohn.
Adults £14.00, children free. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
On Sunday 14th Orwell Connection Choir Concert is at St Martin’s Church, Trimley at 3pm
Also featuring the Felixstowe Children’s Choir. Admission £5.00. Pay on the door.All welcome.
On Sunday 14th from 8pm – 9.30pm Jazz East at The Alex featuring the Ipswich Musicians Union Big Band
On Wednesday 17th Music in Felixstowe present A Quarter to Sax at 11.30am in The Orwell Hotel
Featuring Andi Hopgood, Mike Wren, Dave Abbott and Roger Jones playing a diverse selection of music for four saxophones. Tickets £10.00, children free. Available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
On Saturday 20th at 7pm Fawlty Towers Comedy Dining Experience comes to the Best Western Brook Hotel
A delicious three course meal and classic comedy action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you in their typical crazy style. £34.95 per person. Over 18’s only. Pre-booking essential. 01394 278441.
On Saturday 20th The Spa presents The Nat ‘King’ Cole Songbook at 7.30pm
Platinum selling recording artist Andy Abraham has performed to millions of fans around the world, having shot to fame as the runner up of The X Factor in 2005. Now, he takes his voice to the next level as he celebrates the life and music of Nat King Cole! All tickets £24.50 Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 21st The Spa presents Jeff Dingle as Bruno Mars at 7pm
Direct from L.A. California, Jeff’s appearance on American Idol made him an overnight success and is now touring the globe as the worlds No:1 tribute to the legend himself, performing all the greatest hits including ’24k Magic’, ‘Uptown Funk’, ‘Just the Way You Are’ and many more. Adults £20.00. Concessions £18.00 Box Office: 01394 284962.
On Sunday 21st there’s Live Music at The Alex from 9.30pm featuring The Outlines. A four piece band performing an electrifying set of modern and classic pop and rock covers including Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs and Van Morrison. Admission free.
From Friday 26th – Sunday 28th is The Half Moon: The 8th Beer Festival
Friday 26 April: start of festival at 5pm, featuring 16 real ales and 3 ciders. Adam Thomas playing live from 8pm until late – solo acoustic with folk, pop and rock music. Beef curry or hot sausage rolls available on the night.
Saturday 27 April: open from 12noon. Fretz playing live from 1pm – 4pm. Light snack menu available throughout the day. The A-Team playing live from 8pm until late – covering Motown, disco, rock and pop from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. BBQ available in the evening.
Sunday 28 April: Live music provided by Back Porch Band from 1pm – 4pm. Sunday lunch and light snack menu available throughout the day. Admission free.
On Saturday 27th Two Sisters Arts Centre – a new and unique arts venue for the Felixstowe peninsular , is open to the public from 2pm – 4pm
Then from 6pm there is a Launch and Fundraising evening featuring Charlie Haylock – Suffolk Dialect & History Expert, Luke Wright – Performance poet with his new touring show ‘Poet Laureate’ – and music from Stacks of Sax
Tickets £20 from 01394 279613 or Abbeygate Lighting Felixstowe or on line at ticketsource.co.uk/two-sisters-arts-centre
Also on Saturday 27th Music in Felixstowe present Join us and sing the Faure Requiem at 3pm in Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
Conductor Geoff Lavery, with the Classic Strings. Imogen Retey (soprano) and Edward Daly (bass). Singers rehearsal at 12.30pm. Performance at 3pm. Audience and singers £10.00. Please register in advance. Tickets available from Stillwater Books Limited (Hamilton Road) or on 01394 670633.
Also on Saturday 27th is Coastwatch – ‘Live at the Ferry!’ at 7.30pm featuring Cats in the Kitchen and In Tandem. All profits go to Felixstowe Coastwatch. Bar available. Tickets £10.00. Pre-booking essential. Available from Ian Clarke on 01394 285305 or Alan Peck on 01473 251171.
And finally also on Saturday 27th The Spa presents Walk Right Back at 7.30pm
From the Producers of That’ll be the Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time – The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark “harmonies from heaven”. Follow the brothers rise to fame, through their decade-long feud to the glorious reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other. All tickets £25.50. Box Office: 01394 284962.