Events at the Apex Theatre
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000
* Where applicable ticket price already includes booking fee. Concessions may be available, see website or ring for details.
One Night of Elvis – Lee Memphis King
Thu 2 Dec, 7.30pm
Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist recreates the essence of the King with a combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance.
In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 – 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and a 9-piece band backing this incredible performer, prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis the way it was.
The Stevie Wonder Story
Sat 4 Dec, 7.30pm
A musical and visual feast that will have audiences dancing in the aisles.
Amongst many others, the singers have performed and recorded throughout the world with Grace Jones, Roxy Music, Amy Winehouse and Emile Sande. The musicians have played with Beyonce, Pharell Williams, Annie Lennox and Robbie Williams, and the horn section have shared stages and studios with Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and yes … Stevie Wonder!
Sun 5 Dec, 2pm & 7pm
All We Want For Christmas Is You: The choir join the Galaxy Big Band for festive swing intermingled with familiar seasonal songs and the usual panache and high spirits.
Maddy Prior & Carnival Band
Mon 6 Dec, 7.30pm
Maddy joins the Carnival Band for their celebratory show Carols & Capers.
Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour, putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare.
From The Jam
Wed 8 Dec, 8pm
Bruce Foxton & co bring their 40th Anniversary ‘Sound Affects’ tour, playing the album in full, along with other Jam classics
Plus The Vapors, who had chart hits ‘Turning Japanese’, ‘News At Ten’ and ‘Jimmie Jones’.
Rave On – A Tribute To Buddy Holly
Thu 9 Dec, 7.30pm
Marc Robinson, from the West End hit show ‘Buddy The Musical’, and his band The Counterfeit Crickets, bring hits such as ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘True Love Ways’ and many more.
Special guests Darren Page as Roy Orbison & Susan Lowry as Brenda Lee complete this evening of pure Rock n Roll nostalgia.
New Purple Celebration 2021
Fri 10 Dec, 7.30pm
This nine-piece band deliver a non-stop, two-hour show, packed with hits like ‘1999’, ‘Little Red Corvette’, ‘Purple Rain’, ‘U Got The Look’ and ‘When Doves Cry’.
Sat 11 Dec, 7.30pm
Amy’s original band, fronted by the exceptional young vocalist, Bronté K, celebrates her era-defining music and live performances with a journey through Amy’s incredible songbook by the musicians who knew her best and helped create her timeless sound, both onstage and in the studio.
Mon 13 Dec, 7.30pm
One of the UK’s finest and most respected singers, Mica Paris’s first album, ‘So Good’, went platinum and sparked a long career of hit singles and albums, marking her out as the undisputed British Queen of Soul.
Her show at The Apex will see her performing music from her most recent album ‘Gospel’, a mix of original music alongside spellbinding versions of Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s ‘Human’; John Newton’s hymn ‘Amazing Grace’and Foreigner’s ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’.
Cara Dillon: Upon A Winter’s Night
Tue 14 Dec, 7.30pm
Cara and her band return with their Christmas show – a collection of songs ancient and modern that provide a welcome reminder that the festive season can be about more than just commercialism. Celtic and folksy rhythms are woven alongside reverent and atmospheric carols, while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice.
This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences, winning awards and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) “Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice“.
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Wed 15 Dec, 8pm
Steve Harley celebrates his 47th year in music in 2020. The live shows include hit singles, like ‘Judy Teen’, ‘Mr Soft’, ‘Love’s A Prima Donna’, ‘Sebastian’ and ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)’ -the song noted by PRS as one of the most-played songs in history on British Radio.
Steve was awarded a Gold Badge of Merit by the British Academy of Songwriters, and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music by the British Festival of Acoustic Music in 2018.
Abba Party Night
Thu 16 & Fri 17 Dec, 7.30pm
Mamma Mia – Here we go again…This Abba Party Night has sold out for 6 years in a row – so now it’s back for 2 nights of fun!
Fi Glover & Jane Garvey: Did I Say That Out Loud?
Sun 19 Dec, 7.30pm
Award-winning broadcasters Fi Glover and Jane Garvey don’t claim to have all the answers (what was the question?), but they guarantee an evening of behind-the-scenes revelations and inconsequential, but strangely compelling, chat about living some of their lives in front of and behind the microphone.
Covering essential life skills (never buy an acrylic jumper, always decline the offer of a limoncello), the indistinguishable pair will be joined by a very special guest at each venue, and together they promise to take modern life by its elasticated waist and give it a brisk going over with a stiff brush.
“Joyous, wise, reassuring and laugh-out-loud funny. I love these two women so much.” Elizabeth Day
Mon 20 Dec, 8pm
Blockbuster, Hellraiser, Ballroom Blitz, Teenage Rampage – 1968 to 2020, 52 years and counting of hellraising, star chasing, trail blazing!
With special guests, Limehouse Lizzy.
A Swinging Christmas with Jazz At The Movies
Tue 21 Dec, 7.30pm
The Chris Ingham Quintet, featuring Joanna Eden, return with some “sublime seasonal jazz” (Stephen Foster BBC Radio Suffolk).
An annual sell-out at Ronnie Scott’s and festive concerts all over the UK, the show’s ever-evolving song selection delivers a delightful, stocking-full of 20th century holiday classics and curiosities, a unique blend of irreverence, poignancy and joy.
Wed 22 Dec, 8pm
It’s Christmas!!! So ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’!
With their unique blend of perfect pop, rock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun and 23 Top 20 singles, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.
Slade today is still one of the most exciting bands on the road, and their stage performance is a dynamic, powerful and exhilarating roller-coaster ride of pure unadulterated rock’n’roll.
An Albion Christmas
Thu 23 Dec, 7.30pm
A musical guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain with Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings.
ELF The Musical
Thu 30 Dec – Sun 2 Jan, times vary
The national award-winning CTC (Children’s Theatre Company) proudly present the seasonal smash hit based on the hit Will Ferrell movie.
This is the heart-warming story of how human Buddy (who was raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole), travels to New York to find his real father, falls in love and brings Christmas happiness to everyone.
Suitable for ages 3+
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