What’s On Lowestoft – The Seagull

Here you’ll find details of all our forthcoming shows, classes and events, as well as details of our resident and visiting companies, tutors and business sponsors. The Seagull is a “Not for profit” organisation, dedicated to becoming a hub for the arts in the Waveney area, as well as the community as a whole.
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January 2018
£12.50

Off The Cut – Tosh Ewins

January 20

Off The Cuff, It’s Showtime Stuff! Tosh Ewins and friends return once more to the Seagull Theatre, for their annual show. This year Tosh chats about, and performs some of his favourite songs from Theatre TV and Film. As usual,Tosh has asked some friends to help him out !! So on stage will be the regular band, plus the unique talents of, Mr Ian Sainsbury, Eve Bridger, Sue Brooks, Mikki Wright, Patchwork Skies and so many many more!!! (£5 from…

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Free

Karaoke

January 21

Andy Davis hosts another family fun evening of Karaoke, featuring your most loved songs, so grab some friends and come on down to our relaxed foyer. The bar will be open for the people who may need a small amount of Dutch courage. This is free to watch and free to participate.   Start Time : 7pm   Ticket Price : FREE.

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£15

Megson

January 25

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the  Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting &…

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£2 - £5

Josh Pickering presents – Live At The Seagull

January 27

Local magician Joshua Pickering returns from his travels on the high seas. After spending 6 months with Princess Cruise Lines he is now bringing his show to the Seagull Theatre. Joined by old friends and favourites for a one night only performance of variety. Music, magic and madness guaranteed!    Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £5 / £2 (child)   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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£4

New Words, Fresh Voices

January 28

  This is the Seagull’s bi-monthly performance platform for local poets and songwriters. Described as ‘a place of truth-telling which is the basis of all good poetry’, contributors explore what is good, bad and fascinating about being human – all told with refreshing honesty and good humour. If you would like to take part in this event, please contact Ian Fosten (07791 068080 or ian@fosten.com   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £4   CLICK HERE TO BOOK .

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February 2018
Free

THE RESPONSE

February 1 - February 2

THE RESPONSE “Visionary. Atrocity. Necessity?” A new play by John Hales – a “Work in progress” preview The Seagull is delighted to partner with Bafta Nominated Writer/Director John Hales, 14-7 Theatre and the Arts Council Of England for the research, development and first preview of this controversial new play at a “work in progress”/ rehearsed reading stage. It’s June 2006 and, as England slowly recovers from the shock of the 7/7 bombings and plays Sweden in the world cup, a…

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£5

Stories From Across The Kitchen Table

February 3

As part of the celebrations of LGBT History Month, Access Community Trust and BLAH LGBT Youth Group will be sharing coming out stories of everyday people. Hear how some people have suffered and struggled to come to terms with their sexuality and also hear how some have been embraced. These are true accounts of young and old people living in our town.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £5   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.  

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£5 - £6

An Evening With Burt Bacharach

February 4

The Seagull Community Choir presents –An Evening With Burt Bacharach ‘Make it Easy on Yourself’ and join the Seagull Community Choir while they show you ‘That’s What Friends are For’. We may be more than ’24 hours from Tulsa’, you might have travelled by ‘Trains and Boats and Planes’ but  sit back as the choir share ‘Magic Moments’ with some of Burt Bacharach’s most well-known and well -loved classics.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £6 /…

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£7 - £20

Comedy, Anarchy and Mayhem

February 7 - February 8

CGUK 2018 presents a show like no other, every year some of the finest performers from all over the world congregate on Lowestoft to present 2 unique shows. Almost 2 hours of entertainment from an International cast who perform  in all manner of venues. Join us for jaw-dropping spectacles, laugh out loud slapstick, gentle humour, mystical magic, high paced juggling, tender moments and utter nonsense.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £7 / £20(family ticket)   CLICK…

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£3

Foolhardy Circus Workshop

February 13

Both instructive and enjoyable, helping children to develop patience, dexterity, stamina, self discipline and creativity. Circus Skills Workshops are a fun way for children to spend an afternoon or morning. Playing with traditional circus props (juggling, diablo, tightrope, devil sticks, unicycle, balance poles, Pedal Gos, Fun Wheels, and plate spinning), in a relaxed semi-formal workshop structure. These sessions encourage perseverance, diligence, self discipline, hand-eye coordination, manipulation skills and dexterity. The carefully worked out structure means that children of all capabilities…

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£6

Foolhardy Circus Company

February 13

Foolhardy Circus Company   The Infamous Foolhardy clowns return with their latest show. If you’ve ever wondered what defined comic ineptitude then check out this show. Lashings of sumptuous comedy and a creamy dollop of acrobatics combined to ensure you leave smiling. Suitable for ages 2-99.   Start Time : 2pm   Ticket Price : £6   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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£1 - £4

Andy’s Fun Hour

February 14

Come along and join Andy for some amazing entertainment. There’s juggling, magic, songs, rhymes and balloons. Fun for the all the family, so drag those older brothers and sisters away from the Xbox and enjoy a party for all.   Start Time : 11am   Ticket Price : £4 (child) £1 (adult)   CLICK HERE TO BOOK

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£6 - £10

Queers

February 14 - February 15

Queers Curated by Mark Gatiss Eight talking heads in collaboration with Norfolk LGBT+ Project. This is a Seagull Theatre fundraiser with part of the proceeds going towards Norfolk LGBT. This performance aims to build awareness for LGBT+ History Month. A young soldier returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dare not speak its name. Almost one hundred years later, a groom-to-be prepares for his gay wedding. Queers celebrates a century of evolving social attitudes…

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£6 - £8

All The Worlds A Musical

February 16 - February 17

‘Come and join the Players on a musical trip around the world. We travel to Europe via the Channel Tunnel, across Africa , The Middle East, stopping in India and The Far East,then onto Australia. We Journey through The Americas, touch down in the Caribbean and back to the British Isles. Pack your case, grab your passport, off we go.’   Start Time : 2.30pm (17th only) 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £8 / £6   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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Free

Karaoke

February 18

Andy Davis hosts another family fun evening of Karaoke, featuring your most loved songs, so grab some friends and come on down to our relaxed foyer. The bar will be open for the people who may need a small amount of Dutch courage. This is free to watch and free to participate.   Start Time : 7pm   Ticket Price : FREE   .

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£8 - £12

Travelin’ Man – The Ricky Nelson Rock n Roll Show

February 23

Travelin Man The Ricky Nelson Rock n Roll Show comes to The Seagull Theatre for night only. Starring Dave B (as seen in previously at The Seagull in The Buddy Presley Show) and currently touring the UK as Ricky Nelson in hit show Rock n Roll Paradise, this authentic tribute to Ricky Nelson is the 1st and only of its kind in the UK. Featuring all the hits inc Its Late, Fools Rush In, Travelin Man, Hello Mary Lou, Just…

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£13 - £15

Songbird – The Music of Fleetwood Mac

February 24

Songbird bring all the hits of Fleetwood Mac to the stage featuring classic songs from ‘Rumours’ ‘Tango in the Night’, ‘Tusk’, and ‘Mirage’.  Songbird offer a tribute to this iconic rock band with a mix of light, sound and video projection.  This is truly an immersive show. Come and join us in paying tribute to one of history’s’ all time, greatest bands.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £15 / £13   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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£1

Seagull Theatre Quiz

February 27

Quiz Night – Hosted By The Seagull Theatre Come and join us for a fun quiz here in our cosy foyer, hosted by The Seagull Theatre. Only £1 per person and teams up to 6 people allowed. Always a fun night with some great friendly competition and banter.    Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £1    

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March 2018
£7

Old Tyme Music Hall

March 2

By popular demand – Olde Tyme Music Hall returns to the Seagull Theatre in an evening of fun, laughter and many old time songs with audience participation and old time costumes positively encouraged.  Come along and raise the roof with our talented cast.  This evening’s performance is a fund raiser for the Seagull Theatre.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £7   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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Free

Karaoke

March 4

Andy Davis hosts another family fun evening of Karaoke, featuring your most loved songs, so grab some friends and come on down to our relaxed foyer. The bar will be open for the people who may need a small amount of Dutch courage. This is free to watch and free to participate. Start Time : 7pm Ticket Price : FREE CLICK HERE TO BOOK .

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£12

Miranda Sykes

March 8

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she is touring as she started out: one woman, one double bass and one guitar.   “Borrowed Places” is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire, but seen through the…

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£5

The Eagles – Solo Tribute

March 9

Tommy’s voice soared as he belted out number after number in what can only be called a must see for any Eagles fan.  A real joy and inspiration to watch!  – Seagull Theatre Review Following the incredibly successful debut show at The Seagull Theatre last year Tommy Winn is back with his Solo Eagles Tribute! During this 90 minute show Tommy will sing and play hit after hit including TAKE IT EASY, PEACEFUL EASY FEELING, HOTEL CALIFORNIA, ONE OF THESE NIGHTS and…

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£8

Zingaro Blue

March 10

Zingaro is the Italien word for gypsy and if you try to describe the music of local band, Zingaro Blue,  you would probably end up saying that it’s a fusion of Gypsy Folk/ Rock/ Pop/ Jazz and blues all moulded into one. A colourful world of original music, photography and film with beautiful voices and the amazing talents of Mario Price and his gypsy violin. Check out www.zingaroblue.co.uk and please come along and enjoy an evening to remember.   Start…

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£7 - £8

King Lear – Fabba Theatre Company

March 14 - March 16

Fabba Theatre Company present – Spring into Shakespeare: King Lear  King Lear has grown tired of ruling the land and decides to give it all up to spend time with his daughters. His daughters, however, have other ideas… In a fit of anger and confusion Lear banishes his one dutiful daughter Cordelia and his most trusted adviser Kent, and commits himself to his cruel and cunning daughters Goneril and Regan. Can he be saved? Will the country survive? Who are the…

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£7

Gin City

March 17

This five piece band driven by boogie woogie keyboard, harmonica and guitar, fronted by Carol Nicholls on vocals also has drums and bass guitar to produce a very full sound. They put the Gin City spin across the music they play, from slow melodic jazz and blues to train fast boogie woogie and swing. With fine musicianship, the band generates a good feeling whenever and wherever they play. One not to be missed.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket…

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£4

New Words, Fresh Voices

March 18

This is the Seagull’s bi-monthly performance platform for local poets and songwriters. Described as ‘a place of truth-telling which is the basis of all good poetry’, contributors explore what is good, bad and fascinating about being human – all told with refreshing honesty and good humour. If you would like to take part in this event, please contact Ian Fosten (07791 068080 or ian@fosten.com   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £4   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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£1 - £4

The Magic Faraway Tree – An Adaption

March 22 - March 23

The Magic Faraway Tree – An adaption.   Discover a magical new world with Moon- Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy. Come and join Joe, Beth and Frannie on their adventures up the Faraway Tree. Will they be able to help Mr Watzisname find his name and what land will they explore at the top of the tree? Don’t miss out on this classic Enid Blyton adaptation of a wonderful story, The Faraway Tree.   Start Time : 7pm…

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£1 - £4

Saturday Night Live – with The Seagull Youth Theatre

March 24

Join us for an evening of variety. Featuring songs from The Musical Theatre group, dance, drama sketches and a little magic. Students from youth theatre and musical theatre will show off their skills in a fun packed and entertaining performance.   Start Time : 2pm / 7pm   Ticket Price : £4 / £1 (children)   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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£8

Ladies In Lavender

March 29 - March 31

Based on the hit film screen play by Charles Dance and starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Ladies in Lavender tells the tale of two sisters, Ursula and Janet, who live in a close-knit Cornish fishing village in 1936. When a handsome and talented young violinist bound for America is washed ashore, the Waddington sisters take him under their wing and nurse him back to health. However, the presence of this mysterious young man disrupts their peaceful lives and the…

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April 2018
£4 - £5

Me And My Bee

April 3

This Egg Theatre Company Presents – Me And My Bee   Climate change is massive. Bees aren’t. Plant the seed for change. A new family comedy from multi award-winning This Egg about saving the world. “A rarity… deliciously eccentric” Lyn Gardner for The Guardian “A riotous, cleverly constructed and hilarious family show” The Stage ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The List   Start Time : 7pm   Ticket Price : £5 / £4 (groups of 8+)   CLICK HERE…

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£1 - £3

Susannah and the Sunflower

April 6

What do you do if you love flowers but you’re hopeless at gardening and you’ve spent all your money on seeds. Sell the cow! Following the footsteps of Jack & the Beanstalk, Susannah takes you on a shadow adventure where nothing is real but your dreams. A celebration of the magic of growing things and dreaming big.   Start Time : 3pm Ticket Price : £3 / £1 (adults) CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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£5 - £9

A Calvacade Of Wonders

April 7

Following the success of A Night of Mystery, Chris North – The Victorian Conjuror returns to the Theatre with a brand new show A CAVALCADE OF WONDERS. This new production embraces all the excitement and nostalgia of entertainment in the Victorian era. Come along and bring the family for an evening of magic, comedy and intrigue.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £9 / £8 / £5   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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£10 - £12

Steptoe And Son

April 11

Hambledon Productions Proudly Present Ray Galton and Alan Simpson’s STEPTOE AND SON – Adapted by John Hewer   Albert and Harold; father and son. One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that actually he’s “a dirty old man!” In actual fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their Shepherd’s Bush scrapyard home, became household favourites for entire generations throughout the 60s and 70s and still they continue to entertain audiences today.  …

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£8 - £10

Ink on the Road

April 12

INK on the Road: The Best of the 2018 INK  New Short Play Festival A surprise package of the four best plays and performances from the INK Festival of new short plays at The Cut in Halesworth. Now in its fourth year the 2018 line-up includes the world premiere of ‘The Famous 5’, a unique collaboration by a stellar cast of East Anglia’s most prolific writers, Richard Curtis, Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Libby Purves and  Steve Waters. These celebrity fans…

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£8

The Beach Village (The Town Below The Cliff)

April 13

The Rogues Shanty Chorus return to the Seagull Theatre after two complete sell-out performances with their new show ‘The Beach Village’. At the end of the C18th, some basic houses were erected on the Denes to the extreme east of Lowestoft. These were the start of what became known as the Beach Village, or (by the residents) the Beach, a “town below the cliff”. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment and catch the history of Lowestoft’s beach village.…

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£4 - £6

Once Upon A Fairytale

April 14

The Tigerlilys Productions present their brand new show for 2016, Once Upon A Fairytale. An all singing, dancing, magical show featuring all your favourite princesses and other fairytale characters. Join our cast as they perform some of the most well known classics from all those wonderful films. This is a fast paced colourful show great for all the family.   Start Time : 2pm   Ticket Price : £6 (children) / £4 (adults)   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.    

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£1

Quiz

April 17

Quiz Night Come and join us for a fun quiz here in our cosy foyer, hosted by the Seagull Theatre. Only £1 per person and teams of up to 6 people allowed. Always a fun night with some great friendly competition and banter.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £1

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£9 - £11

Dancing At Lughnasa

April 20

Five sisters live out their lives in rural Ireland in the 1930s, hoping beyond hope for events which will free them from their domestic solitude. Brian Friel’s play, which was a resounding success at the National Theatre, London’s West End and the Broadway of New York in the 1990s, is both magical and tragic as the sisters aspire to a happiness we know they will never achieve. The play takes place around the Celtic festival of Lughnasa which marks a…

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£3 - £5

Prof Kaos – Science Mania

April 21

Meet the scientists. Science Mania presents Professor Kaos  explosive new science show. Your chance to meet 3 of the world’s greatest science brains live on stage. Sir Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Albert Einstein will all be putting in an appearance. Watch the show, ask questions and blow stuff up! Book early to get the safe seats.   Start Time : 3pm   Ticket Price : £5 (adults) / £3 ( children)   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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Free

Karaoke

April 22

Andy Davis hosts another family fun evening of Karaoke, featuring your most loved songs, so grab some friends and come on down to our relaxed foyer. The bar will be open for the people who may need a small amount of Dutch courage. This is free to watch and free to participate.   Start Time : 7pm   Ticket Price : FREE.

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£9 - £10

The Crucible

April 26 - April 28

The Quaysiders present – The Crucible by Arthur Miller   Screeching cries of distressed girls fill the courtrooms and bedrooms of bygone Salem. Worried faces flit from consternation to anger and then to fear. Fingers are pointed, old scores are settled and everyone seeks the truth in stranger and stranger places.   Arthur Miller’s classic portray of hysteria, fear and revenge in an isolated community, continues to shock and brings resonance to our modern world. Are we any less likely to…

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September 2018
£15

Liane Carroll Trio

September 14

LIANE CARROLL TRIO Liane Carroll vocals and piano; Roger Carey bass; Russell Field drums A powerful singer, full of soul and emotion, Liane regularly tops the bill at Ronnie Scott’s and opened at last year’s London Jazz Festival. With a mix of popular songs and jazz standards, she has won many awards as best UK jazz singer. Liane has played the Seagull before and everyone loves her.   Start Time : 8pm   Ticket Price : £15   CLICK HERE…

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Free

Gill Alexander Band

September 15

GILL ALEXANDER BAND A long-time local legend who used to play the London jazz scene, Gill’s booming double bass leads a line-up of top quality musicians. Wonderful straight-ahead jazz.   Start Time : 5pm   Ticket Price : PAY WHAT YOU THINK   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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£15

Darius Brubeck Quartet

September 15

DARIUS BRUBECK QUARTET Darius Brubeck piano; Dave O’Higgins tenor sax; Matt Ridley bass; Wes Gibbens drums His dad was one of the all-time great names of jazz; Darius is a superb pianist in his own right. This quartet has now been together for a decade, playing a mix of original compositions, standards and, of course, some of those famous Dave Brubeck tunes. A real coup for Lowestoft, not to be missed.   Start Time : 8pm   Ticket Price :…

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Free

Jazz Unlimited

September 16

JAZZ UNLIMITED Ray Simmons keyboards & trumpet; Phil Brooke guitar; Owen Morgan bass; Craig Hipperson drums Co-led by classically trained Ray, and Phil’s virtuoso guitar, the band takes you on a journey through jazz, from the early years through swing to modern. Their repertoire is truly unlimited.   Start Time : 2pm   Ticket Price :  PAY WHAT YOU THINK   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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Free

Pangaea

September 16

Dave Ingham saxes; Stephen Mynott guitar; Vilem Hais bass; Becky Waller violin; Azzy King drums Well known locally, as the name suggests, Pangaea plays ‘one world jazz’ in a very ‘together’ style. A wide range of modern music with some great Latin jazz.   Start Time : 4.30pm   Ticket Price : PAY WHAT YOU THINK   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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£15

Ian Shaw

September 16

Ian Shaw vocals and piano Regularly voted as Britain’s best male jazz singer, with an amazing vocal range, Ian is a complete entertainer, full of humour and pure emotion. He launched his latest album at four sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s last October and returns to the Seagull where he was a great hit several years ago.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £15   CLICK HERE TO BOOK.

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£11 - £15

Swing- Celebrating Music Of The Kings of Swing

September 21

‘SWING-Celebrating Music Of The Kings Of Swing’ Is Exactly What It Says In The Title! Join Us For An Evening Of Classic Songs By Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby Darin And Many More! Featuring All the Hits Such As, Mack The Knife, Ain’t That A Kick And Fly Me To The Moon And Performed By A Cast Of Passionate Swingers! This Is A Show Not To Be Missed!   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price :…

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