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
Much Ado Ron Ron
Wed 3 – Sat 6 Jul, 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat)
From the producers of Dream Nights, it’s another of the Bard’s smash-hit musicals!
A story of love, intrigue and deception, with fantastic music and dance from the 60s and 70s… and some very silly soldiering!
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Mon 8 Jul, 7.30pm
Twice winners “Best Duo” BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2003, 2011) Nancy and James are one of the best-known and most experienced folk duos on the British circuit today.
Nancy is a simply outstanding writer of songs. Her duo in the 1990s with Eliza Carthy saw her shoot to international prominence on the folk scene in her teens and she hasn’t looked back. She is now one of England’s best-known folk fiddle players and won “Folk Singer of the Year” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015.
James is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, specialising in bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. Constantly in demand as a session player, he appears on albums by Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, Eliza Carthy and Spiers & Boden. “Quite breathtakingly beautiful.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2.
Spooky Men’s Chorale
Wed 10 Jul, 7.30pm
As thunderous as a herd of wildebeest and as sonorous as a cloister of monks, the Spooky Men apply their cavernous vocal chords to beautiful ballads, inappropriate covers & man anthems.
Dutch Swing College Band
Thu 11 Jul, 7.30pm
This internationally acclaimed jazz band has over 100 albums and more than 300 videos on Youtube. The band features young players who are fiery, soulful, tasteful, and enthusiastic and have appeared at festivals, theatres and royal occasions on all continents.
Fri 12 Jul, 7.30pm
Featuring in the BBC TV documentary ‘The Joy of the Guitar Riff’, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
You’ll hear more than 30 classic songs in their full-on show, as they recreate the excitement and raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. £21.50*
Reformation, Fascination in Suburbia
Sun 14 Jul, 7.30pm
Three bands bring non-stop hits: Love Distraction’s tribute to The Human League, The Spandau Ballet Story and Pet Shop Boys’ tribute, Alternative.
£24.50* seated / £23.50 standing
The Rocket Man
Thu 18 Jul, 7.30pm
A Tribute to Sir Elton John. Jimmy Love and his live band take you down the Yellow Brick Road with dazzling costumes, stunning vocals and sensational piano solos, in 2 hours of glorious hits, from ‘Crocodile Rock’ to ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and the beautiful ‘Your Song’ to ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues’.
The Bon Jovi Experience
Friday 19 July, 8pm
The only tribute to have been featured on Bon Jovi’s official website and the only tribute to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself!
Individually and as a band, they produce the looks and sounds of the real thing so closely that Jon Bon Jovi has said they are “the best tribute I’ve ever seen”!
£18.50* standing / £21* seated
Sat 20 Jul, 8pm
Voted into the Top 5 must-see tribute bands by Classic Rock Magazine, the 7-piece Viva Santana features Spanish guitar wizard Marcos Rodriguez on electric and acoustic guitar and a full line up to match Carlos Santana’s Abraxas days. Expect classy guitar licks over danceable percussion, as the band roll their way through ‘Samba Pati’, ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘Changes’, ‘Soul Sacrifice’, ‘Oye Como Va’, ‘Smooth’ and other highlights from Santana’s 30 year career.
Sun 21 Jul, 7.30pm
Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess: In this frank, funny and informative new show, Amanda shares heart-warming tales and honest anecdotes from her remarkable farming, family life in North Yorkshire, accompanied by her wonderful photography. Inspired by James Herriot’s books to leave Huddersfield and head to the countryside, she eventually settled down as a shepherdess at Ravenseat, one of the highest and most remote places in England, where she’s raised a flock of 1000 sheep and a family of 9 children with husband Clive.
Wed 24 July, 7.30pm
Cregan & Co
The Rod Stewart Songbook performed by Jim Cregan, one of the most inﬂuential guitarists in Rod Stewart’s band together with four outstanding musicians.
“If you can’t afford my ticket, go see these guys – they’re just as good and half the price!” – Rod Stewart
“Not a tribute to Rod, but a tribute to themselves, the man who helped make Rod the star he was at the absolute pinnacle of his career…” – The Brook, Southampton
Thu 25 Jul, 8pm
The award-winning actor is a riveting performer, engaging audiences with his self-deprecating wit and displaying equal ease with both rock classics and country standards, including songs from Merle Haggard and Tom Petty.
Sat 27 Jul, 8pm
Famed for their indie-pop classics ‘Girl From Mars’, ‘Oh Yeah’ and ‘Shining Light’, Ash have had two number one albums and 18 Top 40 singles. Their most recent album ‘Islands’ was released last year to great reviews.
£21*adv standing / £23*
Mon 29 Jul, 7.30pm
Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra, with a sensational string section, a stunning light show, large screen projections and musicians who accurately reproduce the songs and sounds of ELO.
The Sound of Springsteen
Fri 23 Aug, 7.30pm
Formed in late 2017, each member of this 8-piece band has toured and recorded with many of the biggest names in the music industry and been chosen for their unique abilities as performers and an undeniable love for the music of The Boss.
We Love Little Mix
Tue 27 Aug, 6pm
With breath-taking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is a high-energy show from beginning to end, packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits.
Suitable for all ages, the show includes songs such as ‘DNA’, ‘Wings’, ‘Salute’, ‘Black Magic’, ‘Love Me Like You’, ‘Secret Love Song’ and many more.
Peppa Pig: My First Concert
Fri 30 Aug, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Peppa Pig, along with Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and George, bring a fun, introduction to a live orchestra for ages 18 months and older.
Peppa and George learn all about the different sounds that instruments make together and enjoy some of their favourite music from the show played by an orchestra as well as discovering some other exciting orchestral pieces perfect for children. Little piggies can join in with Peppa and her family, and make music of their own!
£17* / Family £64*
Just Push Play: Let The Music Do The Talking
Sat 31 Aug, 4pm
Massive Wagons headlining with special guests The Amorettes, Hollowstar, Dead Man’s Whiskey and False Hearts.
A charity rock gig in memory of organiser Lee Graham’s dad, Ian Graham. With all proceeds going to St Nicholas Hospice Care.
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