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
Miloš: The Voice of the Guitar
Thu 3 Oct, 7.30pm
Showcasing the unique voice of the classical guitar through the works and musicians that defined it.
Whilst the names of some of the composers in this programme may be unfamiliar, the music will often be much better known. Miloš’s classical training at the Royal Academy of Music will be reflected with familiar pieces. Andrés Segovia was a particular influence on Miloš and the latter part of the programme demonstrates his subsequent devotion to the music of Latin America and the expansion of the technical and expressive qualities of the instrument. Concluding the programme, Miloš showcases his latest project with the music of the Beatles.
Sat 5 Oct, doors 7pm
Back after last year’s sell-out show with brand new material, Renegade Twelve’s rock driven riffs, rich vocals and face melting solos are inspired by Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pantera and Slash.
Come Dance With Me
Sun 6 Oct, 7.30pm
A warm-hearted poignant family saga with ballroom and Hollywood-era dancing!
The show is based on the true story of two battling sisters: Lillian wants to be a professional dancer and Joy wants to own a string of shops. They both have dreams, but who will get what they want?
This dark but funny play spans 1938 to 1951, including the tumultuous years of the Second World War, as the two young girls go through extraordinary circumstances and challenges in their quest for a better life
The show features show-stopping Strictly Ballroom dances and glorious Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers style routines, expertly choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Richard Marcel, who has worked with Madonna, Kylie, Britney, and Olivia Colman, to name but a few.
“I urge you to support this play Come Dance With Me. It shows how a working-class kid has to battle to make it in the world of Ballroom. This story could have been my story – and it’s the story of anyone who struggles against disadvantage to find their success in the world.” Len Goodman
Sindhu Vee: Sandhog
Mon 7 Oct, 7.30pm
Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love?
Highly anticipated debut from the host of BBCR4’s Comedy of the Week podcast, Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, and TV panelist on QI, Have I Got News for You and co-anchor of the Tez O’Clock Show.
“Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths” – The List.
The Ladyboys of Bangkok
Tue 8 Oct, 7.30pm
Bigger than ever, but just as glitzy and glamorous, this is a cabaret like no other cabaret, performed by girls like no other girls. 2019’s ‘Greatest Showgirls Tour’ features 16 of the world’s most beautiful and stunning showgirls – who just happen to be men.
The Music of Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul
Wed 9 Oct, 7.30pm
Aretha Franklin was one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide and was the most charted female artist in history with 112 singles on Billboard. She won 18 Grammy Awards, including the first eight awards given for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance from 1968 through to 1975.
Nicole Henry, one of the most sensational New York based US soul & jazz singers, returns to the UK, the scene of her two sold out shows opening the 2017 London Jazz Festival to perform the music of Aretha Franklin with a great 6-piece band.
Thu 10 Oct, 1.30pm
The 1940s wartime-themed singers seen on 2018’s Britain’s Got Talent. More recently in June 2019 they appeared as part of the D-Day Anniversary 75 years celebrations in Normandy, France.
Thu 10 Oct, 8pm
Healing The Nation: ‘Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain’ – The Guardian
Sat 12 Oct, 7.30pm
Celebrate BBC Radio with Alistair McGowan, the Reverend Richard Coles, Garry Richardson, Charlotte Greene and special guests as they reminisce in a show packed with hilarious anecdotes, sketches and music.
Tue 15 Oct, 7.30pm
Enjoying one of the most creative and commercially successful periods of an outstanding career, Gilbert O’Sullivan has continued to look to the future while his famous back catalogue has, as ever, won respect and adoration all over the world. 2018’s self-titled album reached the top 20 and he now returns for a solo show that will see him present new songs alongside classics in an intimate and unforgettable setting.
John Robins: Hot Shame
Wed 16 Oct, 7.30pm
Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Digital DJ, Internet-Based Quiz Show Host, yells into a well. Robins returns with his first new show since the sell-out smash ‘The Darkness Of Robins’. Soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping hot shame.
“One of the most naturally gifted comedians I’ve seen” –Telegraph
Budapest Café Orchestra
Thu 17 Oct, 7.30pm
Led by jazz violinist Christian Garrick The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia – Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads, including the theme to Schindler’s List.
Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires, this is hugely entertaining with immense skill and profound musicianship. A show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!
“The fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet…” The Times.
£18.50* (£5* U25s)
Mon 21 Oct, 7.30pm
ALBUMS SHOW: Billy Joel Songbook
Elio Pace & David Brown (Billy Joel’s lead guitarist 1978-1991) perform the albums ‘Storm Front and ‘The Stranger’ in their entirety; classic tracks include, ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’, ‘Just the Way You Are’ & ‘She’s Always a Woman’.
Tue 22 Oct, 8pm
This successful soul group’s ’Greatest Hits Tour’ will ‘Make You Feel Good’, with a ‘Night to Remember’.
Brodsky Quartet & Laura van der Heijden
Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm
Brodsky Quartet will be joined by the cellist Laura van der Heijden. Laura won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2012 with a wonderful performance and has continued to make a name for herself as a very special emerging talent.
Bach – Art of Fugue (1 & 6)
Mendelssohn – Fugue from Four Pieces, Op. 81
Beethoven – String Quartet Op. 130
Schubert – String Quintet
£23* £18* (£6 U25s)
Thu 24 Oct, 8pm
“Nothing prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries. Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heart beat.” The Scotsman.
Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that draw upon a dazzling myriad of influences, from jigs and reels through Dance Music, Jazz, African, and more. Their mainly instrumental music allows the band to develop exciting themes and soundscapes, as well as locking into their trademark hypnotic ‘Celtic Dance’, which brings the sound of Scotland fresh-faced and breathless to the new audiences around the world.
£18* standing / £20* seated
Fri 25 Oct, 8pm
Since discovering that the Lost Highway of Reverend Hank Williams and the Highway to Hell of Bishop Bon Scott were indeed the same identical stretch of tarmac, Hayseed Dixie have become the undisputed masters of Rockgrass.
My Last Supper with Jay Rayner
Tue 29 Oct, 7.30pm
It’s the question award-winning restaurant critic, MasterChef judge and writer Jay Rayner has been asked most often by audiences across the UK. It happened so often that he decided the time had come to investigate the concept of the last supper and why it intrigues us so.
Wed 30 Oct, 7.30pm
Nominated for the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Horizon Award, Fara brings together four young Orcadian musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene. Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and piano produce a fiery sound, rooted strongly in their upbringing amongst the traditional music of Orkney.
Thu 31 Oct, 7.30pm
The Story of The British Isles in 100 Places. After twenty years travelling to every corner of the UK and filming BBC2’s ‘Coast’, Neil has fallen in love with these astonishingly beautiful isles. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a unique view and understanding of British history.
Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.
£25* (£16 U16s, £68 family)
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