PEARLS FROM THE GRIT by Dean Parkin

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November 2019

13 November
£8 – £10
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PEARLS FROM THE GRIT by Dean Parkin In the early 1900s Lowestoft’s fishing village – known as The Grit – was home to 2,300 people, schools, churches, shops and 13 pubs. Why did it disappear and what made the community so special? Meet no-nonsense fisherman, Ned; Billy, a larger-than-life skipper during the fishing boom; and Ruby (Billy’s daughter), one of the tireless taskforce of women keeping everything afloat. Following an acclaimed first tour last autumn, don’t miss this wonderfully evocative…

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15 November
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“…an evening with Gibbons & Gaulier is one not to be missed… the material is glorious and original. The Affair is a deftly written play… with a depth that will leave you wanting more… Gibbons & Gaulier are simply unique!” – James Pearson, Artistic Director, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club A hilarious and thoroughly uplifting new play about relationships, which has all the ingredients of a great comedy… clown, bouffon, vaudeville and slapstick! With a sprinkle of drama and a splash…

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16 November
£10 – £11
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With great vocals and harmonies, guitars, banjo, mandolin and fiddle, Dana & Susan Robinson are wonderful interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of song writing and traditional Appalachian music brings to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage. Though their sound is wholly American, a British thread runs throughout showing the influence of their fruitful years touring the UK folk circuit too.   The genius in a Dana and Susan Robinson performance lies in their ability…

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19 November
£1
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One extra quiz night has been booked in just for you! “If you like quizzing but can never get the answer when it’s Kanye West or Instagram then this quiz is for you. All the questions relate to the sixties and there will be a picture and music rounds” Our quizmaster for the evening is Bob Peek!   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £1

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22 November
£7 – £8
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ANNA MUDEKA’S KURE KURE / FARAWAY The multi-talented Anna Mudeka takes audiences on an exhilarating, inspiring and thought provoking journey to ancient and modern-day Zimbabwe, and speaks of the challenges and opportunities of starting a new life in a different country. ‘Beautiful theatre relevant to today’s lives’ (Audience comment) Advised 11 years +    Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £8 / £7  

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Professional singer Emily K has astounded audiences throughout her singing career with her dulcet tone of voice and similarity to the great Karen Carpenter She has now got together with renowned Musical Director, Brian Parker (Keyboard), and a group of top-class musicians, Simon Howe (Lead guitarist), Dan Lacey (Bass guitarist), and Dan Ball (Drums) to produce this nostalgic tribute show. Taking you back to the 1970’s, Emily and the band will perform many of the Carpenters classic hits, including songs…

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24 November
Free
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With funding support, we have been able to programme films in 2019, offering an opportunity for people living with Dementia and their families to come along and enjoy a classic film in our auditorium, followed by a sing-a-long of some popular songs. You are welcome to arrive from 1.30pm, the film will start at 2.30pm and the sing-a-long and social time will end at 5.30pm. Spaces are limited and DO need to be booked, please call our box office to…

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30 November
£10 – £12
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Sixties Explosion Christmas Show   Back by popular demand – The Ultimate Sixties Music Tribute Show Christmas starts here with The FOD band`s Sixties Explosion Christmas Show. Filled with Sixties hits – Music – Fun – Laughter (Plus extra bits for a madcap Christmas show) ` An FOD Show Has something for everyone -Great Music – Great Entertainment. If you get the chance to see them…do it…You will love the show !  `   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket…

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December 2019

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Come and see the fabulous children of My Choir Rocks presenting their totally, merry, fantastically, spectacular Christmas Advent Show. There will be two performances and each one will feature different children from different choirs so please choose your show correctly when booking. The 3pm show stars the children from The Seagull, Ipswich and Hopton Primary school. They have special guest appearances by The Screamin’ Seagulls and The Strummin’ Seagulls!! The 6pm show stars the children from Grvoe and Westwood Primary…

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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. We may even stretch to a mince pie or two.    Start Time : 7.30pm – Doors open at 7pm   Ticket Price : £1 per person, up to 6 in a…

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4 December
£5
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The Keeper’s Daughter present A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens Adapted and Directed by Mark Finbow   The Keeper’s Daughter’s A Christmas Carol is an innovative, playful and faithful adaptation of the classic story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. Two dynamic performers give this magical,imaginative and vibrant retelling a spirited twist. Supported by Arts Council England.   Start Time : 7pm   Ticket Price : £5  

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Nostalgic Productions Presents;-The Lowrider City Rockers Lets have a Party Christmas Show-back by mistake (and popular demand of course) A sell-out show-Can you believe you are two years older since our last Christmas show? Come and enjoy a fun show of Christmas songs, laughter and some surprises! Give your Christmas jumpers an airing before they go to the charity shop and get in the Christmas spirit!   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £12 / £10 (conc)  

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7 December
£11 – £12
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Hambledon Productions Proudly Present – Ray Galton and Alan Simpson’s Christmas With STEPTOE AND SON Adapted by John Hewer Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to 26 Oil Drum Lane to catch up with the nation’s favourite rag-and-bone-men and indulge in some classic, festive misadventures! Albert and Harold – united by blood, divided over everything else – seem doomed to spend Christmas in each other’s company. But Harold has his flights of fancy… including a flight he fancies…

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12 December - 24 December
£8 – £28
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‘Curiouser and Curiouser’ On a glorious summer’s afternoon, young Alice happens upon a smartly dressed rabbit looking at his watch and muttering ‘I’m late!’. This being an unusual occurrence, she follows him down a nearby rabbit hole and finds herself in a strange land where everyone is raving mad! With the help of some very odd creatures, Alice must find her way home and discover who she really is…. Come and join us in Wonderland this Christmas for an adaptation…

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19 December - 21 December
£10
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The Adult Panto is coming! It’s coming soon. Are you coming? (childish snigger). The script hasn’t been written yet but there will probably be jokes about world punch bag Teresa May, dancing deviant Michael Jackson, the Brexit shambles, the death of forgiven pervert Freddy Starr, Milkshaking fascists, appalling poetry and references to phalluses. If you dig those things its ten quid.   Start Time : 9.30pm   Ticket Price : £10  

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20 December
£6
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Santa in Wonderland   Our sell-out, ever popular early years panto is back! Join Santa this year as he takes a trip to Wonderland. Featuring some lovable characters, no baddies, lots of songs and even a little magic, this show is a great introduction for younger children aged 1-6. Mainly sold to schools and nurseries, these are the only two performance for the public. Book early to avoid disappointment!   Start Time : 10.30am and 1.30pm   Ticket Price :…

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January 2020

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Richard Digance embarks on his one-man show in 2020, negotiating motorway closures and diversions to play his favourite venues around Britain. New songs, after all, there’s been plenty to write about in recent times, along with his popular nostalgic songs that promise the kind of audience participation he has made his own. A BAFTA Nominated performer and recipient of The Gold Award from The British Academy of Songwriters, Richard will be with you with his timeless songs and stories built…

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18 January, 2020
£5
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Obscure overtures Obscure Overtures is back showcasing some more of those lesser known songs from the shows. Expect all the glitz and glamour from the West End and Broadway. All ticket proceeds split between Thyroid Cancer UK & Autism Anglia.   Start Time : 5pm   Ticket Price : £5  

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18 January, 2020
£5
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Obscene overtures Not your mammas musicals! The Obscure Overtures team present musicals after dark. Expect strong language and adult themes throughout this raucous night at the musicals. All ticket proceeds split between Thyroid Cancer UK & Autism Anglia. Not suitable for under 16’s   Start Time : 8pm   Ticket Price : £5  

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19 January, 2020
£4
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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    

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19 January, 2020
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DEMENTIA FRIENDLY EVENT With support from Waveney District Council, the Waveney Enabling Fund and North Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, we have been able to programme some films in 2019, offering an opportunity for people living with Dementia and their families to come along and enjoy a classic film in our auditorium, which will be followed by a sing a long of some popular songs and tea and biscuits will be served. You are welcome to arrive from 1.30pm, the film…

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23 January, 2020
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Ancestors   In early 2019, a small group of people were challenged to use the resources and collections of Suffolk Records Offices to research their family history. Their discoveries into their relatives’ lives led to Lowestoft’s workhouse; the town’s long-lost Beach Village and, further afield, to Dunwich and even Canada! This evening, we present dramatisations of the fascinating and tragic lives of the relatives they discovered using professional actors.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £4  

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24 January, 2020
£12
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Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA…

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Pure Bassey is a smash hit theatre production that is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show in the world to Dame Shirley Bassey. The award winning Miss Julia Martin, who was recently voted by the Agents Association as the UK’s No1 Shirley Bassey tribute, is the only DSB tribute in the world that uses a collection of stunning original Bassey gowns throughout her show. These gowns were worn by Shirley throughout her glittering career, and include the world famous Gypsy Gown, created…

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John Ward Band – Songs of Lowestoft and Beyond After touring all over the UK in the last year, John brings his top notch four-piece band back to the Seagull Theatre for a special hometown concert. John has become renowned for his acclaimed songs about Lowestoft and the surrounding area, which will be brought together in one performance for the first time. Drawing on the town’s rich history to the present day, the songs will be enhanced by a visual…

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31 January, 2020
£8 – £9
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Local musician Alan Wilcox brings the music and the legend of Billy Fury to life in his popular show. Enjoy all the tracks you remember and a few you may not ! Start Time : 7.30pm Tickets : £9 (Concessions: £8)

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February 2020

1 February, 2020
£5 – £8
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Conspiracy Theatre : A Lizards Tale Marlon Solomon’s Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard’s Tale  is a piece of documentary theatre which explores why conspiracy theories are more popular than ever. He examines how fake news gives fresh currency to ancient slander and how this all relates to current issues in mainstream British Politics. Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard’s Tale is a one man, multi-media piece of storytelling; it’s a comic tale which is no laughing matter.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price :…

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An audience engaging, fun filled romp of Medieval naughtiness based on some of the characters in Chaucer’s ‘Millers Tale from The Canterbury Tales’ A lonely and ageing Miller leaves his home in Manchester and Journeys to Canterbury, stopping off in London Town along the way, for a night of revelry and storytelling with his fellow pilgrims. Using Physical Comedy, Mask, Music and Song the audience are invited to join the Miller sharing in the highs and the lows of the…

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5 February, 2020 - 6 February, 2020
£4
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Returning for its 6th year, CGUK2020 brings back to Lowestoft an International cast of performers from the UK, Europe, Canada and America to present a cavalcade of variety, physical comedy, laughter and euphoric emotion. Its circus and stories, mixed with magic and song. A star studded cast of professional entertainers with your old favourites and some new faces too. You won’t leave disappointed at this unique spectacle hosted by our very own Andy the Clown (warning contains small parts)  …

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7 February, 2020
£6
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Join us on a musical journey through the ages as local talent performs songs, dances and more! This will be a great night out for everyone including those suffering with dementia. This will all be in aid of Dementia Uk who fund specialist nurses and help families affected by dementia. So put on your dancing shoes and warm up your singing voice and join us for a night of fun for this great cause!   Start Time : 7.30pm  …

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8 February, 2020
£8 – £10
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Into The Wilderness is Greg Chapman’s second one man family comedy play, featuring storytelling, magic, escapology and more. After his Airship crashes into an uncharted jungle, following a slightly misguided attempt to find a shortcut between the Isle of Wight and Italy via South America, Greg finds himself setting up camp as he attempts to contact potential resuers. He soon discovers he is not alone in a jungle which contains strange creatures, a tribe of natives, and mysterious strangers attempting…

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11 February, 2020
£1
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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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14 February, 2020
£8
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Trip Wyre is the man who would be king of Rock & Roll, if Presley hadn’t stolen his crown! Trip Wyre & The Hazards perform a raucous concert of 50s Rock & Roll, woven together with Trip’s anecdotes of all the times he’s been standing on the edge of music history. Playing hits of Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochrane, Chuck Berry and many more, The Hazards will take you all the way back with a story you haven’t heard…

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15 February, 2020
£8 – £10
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Dan Webster plays an exciting blend of Folk/Americana with more than a dash of country and rock and roll. Dan is lauded as ‘one of the best kept musical secrets and one not to miss!’, ‘Achingly lovely, like sun breaking on a rain swept highway…’ RnR and an ‘An insightful lyricist with a great voice’ Acoustic Magazine. According to Americana UK – ‘He is the missing link, the joining point, where folk fuses with country – as good as you’ll…

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16 February, 2020
Free
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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 to those who may need a small amount of Dutch courage. This is free to watch and free to participate.   Start Time : 7.30pm

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DOLLY IS BACK IN TOWN – THE RAGS TO RHINESTONES STORY The Rags to Rhinestones Story is a smash hit tribute concert production that continues to sell out theatres across the UK. The show is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show to Dolly Parton, and is performed by the Award Winning Miss Julia Martin, the UK’s No1 Dolly Parton impersonator. The show has been described by theatre audiences as totally authentic in every way, and not only captures Dolly’s…

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23 February, 2020
Free
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With funding support, we have been able to programme films in 2019, offering an opportunity for people living with Dementia and their families to come along and enjoy a classic film in our auditorium, followed by a sing-a-long of some popular songs. You are welcome to arrive from 1.30pm, the film will start at 2.30pm and the sing-a-long and social time will end at 5.30pm. Spaces are limited and DO need to be booked, please call our box office to…

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27 February, 2020
£10 – £11
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Singer/Songwriter Edwina Hayes makes a welcome return to the Seagull following a very popular show in January 2019. Edwina has played stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. The title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her ‘the sweetest voice in England’ and her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in full in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister’s Keeper and has since had over eight million…

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March 2020

1 March, 2020
£4
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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    

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4 March, 2020
£5
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Performance poetry Keith and Sally Kyrkant provide a beautiful musical response to the essence of Patricia Peters’ poems. A wonderful combination of sounds…the spoken word, music from Keith’s guitar and Sally’s singing…give expression to the unique and sometimes emotional content of the poetry…sometimes serious, sometimes lighthearted. Join them, join in, or just listen and enjoy their Heritage Sounds. Proceeds to Alzheimer Research Start Time : 3.30pm Tickets : £5

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6 March, 2020
£10 – £11
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Respectfully Elvis Elvis Presley is not only remembered as one of the most influential artist’s of all time, but also as the King of Rock n Roll. Respectfully Elvis features the talented Ivan Brady, paying a heartfelt and personal tribute that showcases the obscure, and classic Elvis songs from the 60’s era. A true appreciation to the man and his music.   Start Time : 7.30pm   Ticket Price : £10 (adv) / £11 (otd)  

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8 March, 2020
Free
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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 to those who may need a small amount of Dutch courage. This is free to watch and free to participate.   Start Time : 7.30pm

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THE MUSICAL JOURNEY PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN OF ROCK – MISS TINA TURNER Steamy Windows is a smash hit theatre production that is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show to Tina Turner. This high energy production is performed by the Award Winning Miss Julia Martin, and is one of Julia’s longest running tribute shows, performed around the world, with standing ovations and repeat bookings on every occasion. From its conception 20 years ago, this incredibly authentic show captures the image, the stage presence,…

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19 March, 2020 - 21 March, 2020
£9 – £10
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For the mere sake of adventure, the danger, and the fun of it – Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a a perfectly harmless fellow undergraduate, Ronald Raglan. They place the body in a wooden chest, and to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances, including the dead youth’s father, to a party, the chest with its gruesome contents serving as a supper table. Loosely on the Leopold…

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28 March, 2020
£12
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After the last 4 sell out performances Zingaro Blue are back again and as always you are very welcome to ‘Dress up as the songs’. Even more  tales from Suffolk and Norfolk and further a field. ZB will be Performing the best songs from all of their albums and some new songs yet to be heard. As usual there is no stopping them. Their music is probably a fusion of Gypsy Folk/ Rock/ Pop and Jazz/ blues all moulded into…

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April 2020

7 April, 2020
£1
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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 (doors open 7pm)

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25 April, 2020
£13 – £15
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Songbird – The Music of Fleetwood Mac After two sell-out performances here, we are thrilled to welcome back this amazing tribute band again. 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…

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26 April, 2020
Free
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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 to those who may need a small amount of Dutch courage. This is free to watch and free to participate.   Start Time : 7.30pm

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May 2020

31 May, 2020
£8
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Following six sellout performances at the Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft’s very own shanty choir return with their usual inimitable mix of sea shanties and storytelling. In this show the group will recreate the high-spirited, informal atmosphere of the infamous Lowestoft ‘smokers’, also known as shod concerts. These were named after a term used by Lowestoft fisherman for a large shed which companies would buiold for beachman to house and launch yawls – a precursor to lifeboats. Singing along will be encouraged…

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