Events at the Apex Theatre
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000
Here’s a list of some of the delights in store at the Apex
Thu 9 Jan, 7.30pm
Since forming in 2004, Oasish have taken the tribute world by storm. Their attention to detail is incredible and they have performed at Wembley Stadium, The National Indoor Arena, Manchester Academy and they play Glastonbudget Festival every year.
They have appeared on TV in The One Show, The Gadget Show, Inside Out, The Culture Show and numerous other broadcasts.
They have also worked alongside Peter Kay, Jools Holland, Dodgy and Shaun Ryder.
Fat Cat Comedy Club
Sun 12 Jan, 8pm
See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up.
Tue 14 Jan, 7.30pm
The multi award-winning son of blues legend Muddy Waters plays charismatic Chicago blues; his big, powerful voice conveys deep emotional resonance on the slow numbers and good old fashioned testosterone-laden strut on those classic shuffles.
Mud’s first two albums, Son of the Seventh Son, and For Pops (A Tribute To Muddy Waters) won several blues awards and his most recent album, They Call Me Mud has a whole host of great reviews.
Susie Dent: The Secret Lives of Words
Wed 15 Jan, 7.30pm
The lexicographer, best-selling author and Queen of Dictionary Corner takes us on a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will reveal the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne(involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost.
You can also hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Each evening will include some of Susie’s favourite words from the towns and regions she visits, and she’ll be asking the audience for theirs.
Simon & Garfunkel Story
Thu 16 Jan, 7.30pm
Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this show features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.
Buble Meets Sinatra: The Showdown
Fri 17 Jan, 7.30pm
Michael Buble & Frank Sinatra fans can experience a ‘concert of the century that never was’!
Jamie Flanagan, the most authentic Michael Buble Tribute today, is joined by Kevin Fitzsimmons – the only UK Sinatra Tribute approved by the Sinatra family’s Europe representative.
“There is not a more authentic Buble act out there. Exceptional attention to detail” – Stage Status.
“Flawlessly performed, a must see Sinatra” – Sinatra Music Society (President).
The Chicago Blues Brothers
Sat 18 Jan, 7.30pm
A Night at the Movies: a brand new 2-hour all singing, all dancing hit parade of the greatest movie anthems of all time. Featuring songs from Footloose, A Star is Born, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman, the Full Monty and many more, plus all the much-loved Blues Brothers classics.
Staying true to the legacy and style of Jake and Elwood, and performed in the crazy, upbeat and hard-hitting style that has made The Chicago Blues Brothers one of the most successful theatre shows touring the globe.
Sun 19 Jan, 7.30pm
Two of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos as well as his double violin concerto, Shostakovich’s stunning, sombre chamber symphony and two beautiful pieces by Arvo Pärt.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Pärt Fratres (solo violin)
Shostakovich Chamber Symphony
Bach Concerto for two violins
Pärt Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.5
£27* / £22* (£6* U25s)
Tue 21 Jan, 7.30pm
The world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex.
‘They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing’ – Bill Legend, original T.Rex drummer.
The Story of Guitar Heroes
Thu 23 Jan, 7.30pm
Guitar virtuoso Phil Walker & his talented band transport you from the 1950s, with artistes such as Chuck Berry and Hank Marvin, through gifted legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, and on to modern players such as Brian May and Steve Vai.
Using over 30 guitars to accurately reproduce the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero, the show also includes video footage of historical moments, state-of-the-art lighting and a light hearted vibe.
The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars
Sun 26 Jan, 7.30pm
Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world-class live jazz, narration and rare archive images and footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the stage to celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook’.
Dance to the Music
Tue 28 Jan, 7.30pm
Sumptuously beautiful, glamorous dance show created, directed and choreographed by ex-Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff. Over 15 dance-styles portray the evolution of dance, from the roaring ‘20s through to today. Performed by South African dance team, Marcella Solimeo & Dylon Daniels from Dancing With The Stars, and hosted by Jake Quickenden, who first found fame with on the X Factor, I’m A Celebrity and Dancing On Ice.
Into The Groove
Thu 30 Jan, 7.30pm
Tribute to Madonna. Celebrating the incredible 35-year career of the best-selling female artist of all time with a dazzling and colourful production featuring all Madonna’s greatest hits, such as ‘Holiday’, ‘Like a Prayer’, ‘Papa Don’t Preach’, ‘Material Girl’, ‘Vogue’, ‘Music’and many more.
Fri 31 Jan
Band showcase featuring five of the area’s most exciting up-and-coming bands.
With Connor Adams, Reno & Rome, False Hearts, Queen Dogs & Leon O’Leary.
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