February at The Apex 2023
Events at the Apex Theatre
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000
Academy of Ancient Music
Wed 1 Feb, 7.30pm
Works by Bach, including The Musical Offering, Bach’s dazzlingly imagined and endlessly rich masterwork, which has fascinated performers and scholars for centuries.
In 1747, the greatest musician of his age locked musical wits with King Frederick the Great of Prussia, a monarch who saw himself as a philosopher. Bach responded with The Musical Offering – a collection of pieces designed to put the nature of music to the ultimate technical, intellectual and emotional test.
Laurence Cummings and Academy of Ancient Music focus their insight, energy and verve, as Bach probes the nature of creativity, harmony and genius, in a masterwork that never grows old.
£31.50* / £26.50* (U25s £7.50*)
Barry Steele and Friends
Fri 3 Feb, 7.30pm
Barry Steele’s Roy Orbison & Traveling Wilburys Story captures the essence of Orbison, from ‘The Black and White Night’ right through to the original super group Traveling Wilburys, and songs written by Orbison for other people.
Sat 4 Feb, 7.30pm
An evening of popular orchestral classics.
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11
Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27
Conductor: Andrew Morley
Leader: Nick Reynolds
Swinging at The Cotton Club
Sun 5 Feb, 7.30pm
This action-packed show celebrates the music and dance of Harlem’s hottest nightclub in the 1920s & ’30s. Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging – whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breath-taking routines.
In this show, the exhilarating dance is recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company, with music by The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington.
Both Sides Now
Wed 8 Feb, 7.30pm
Homage to the Songs of Joni Mitchell by Mim Grey, Jo Harman, Mike Mayfield and Redtenbacher’s Funkestra – a multi-million streaming band of international musicians who have played with the likes of Bowie, Elton & Herbie Hancock.
Thu 9 Feb, 7.30pm
Self-taught pianist & composer who fuses minimalism, pop and cinematic styles. RIOPY’s evocative solo piano pieces have been heard on several popular movie trailers (inc The Shape of Water ) and adverts (Mercedes, Peugeot, Armani), as well as documentaries for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
His first two albums RIOPY and Tree of Light became successes worldwide, powered by personal recommendation and word of mouth. His music has reached 450 million streams worldwide, and now he’s releasing his new album (Extended) Bliss on Warner Classics.
Plus support from Adam Naas
The Smiths Ltd
Fri 10 Feb, 8pm
If you never saw The Smiths then this is your chance to experience the thrill of those great songs played live. If you were lucky enough to see them first time around then prepare to relive that excitement again.
£16.50* standing (adv) / £18.50* seated (adv)
Fat Cat Comedy Club
Sun 12 Feb, 8pm
See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up.
Wed 15 Feb, 7.30pm
One of the UK’s hottest guitar players with a take-no-prisoners, incendiary live set, Laurence was introduced into the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame for winning Young Artist Of The Year 2014, 2015 & 2016 and was voted Best European Guitarist in the European Music Awards.
“Laurence Jones has been voted in the Top 10 best blues guitar players in the world today” – Music Radar.
£19* adv / £20.50* door
Thu 16 Feb, 7.30pm
Having formed in 1967, Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance.
This year’s Winter Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new.
The Bon Jovi Experience
Fri 17 Feb, 8pm
The only tribute to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself!
“The best Bon Jovi tribute band I’ve ever watched” Jon Bon Jovi.
£19* standing / £21.50* seated
Pink by Vicky Jackson
Sat 18 Feb, 8pm
Vicky Jackson and her band bring a stunning and authentic tribute to Pink. For over a decade Vicky has been wowing audiences with her energetic and accurate portrayal of the American Grammy award winner singer.
Her huge voice just knocked me out!……She has a truly phenomenal gift.” Peter Cox – Go West.
£19* standing / £21.50* seated
Sun 19 Feb, 7.30pm
An impressive 9-piece band featuring former members of The Beautiful South, including Alison Wheeler and Gaz Birtles. With Gaz now on vocal duties along with Alison, they play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South – ‘A Little Time’, ‘Perfect 10’, ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Old Red Eyes Is Back’, ‘Don’t Marry Her’, plus many more, along with a few choice South originals.
£24.50* standing / £26.50* seated
Johnny Cash Roadshow
Tue 21 Feb, 7.30pm
Clive John pays homage to the Man In Black, alongside his iconic wife June Carter played by Meghan Thomas. Hits such as ‘Walk the Line’, ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘Boy Named Sue’ are counterbalanced with some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as ‘The Man Comes Around’ and ‘Hurt’.
Thu 23 Feb, 7.30pm
Joe and his band celebrate the great music of theatre, from Kurt Weill to Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein to Hamilton and everything in between.
Featuring stunning rearrangements of classics, alongside Joe’s original songs, which are now close to achieving the status of modern standards.
“Gorgeous playing, amazing voice, great tunes. Sigh.” Tim Minchin
Fri 24 Feb, 7.30pm
Performing over 35 chart topping smash-hits, with tributes to Duran Duran, The Human League, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham!, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Madness and many more!
“It’s like Top of the Pops meets Live Aid with the dance troupe Legs ‘n’ Co.” Ex-Radio1 and Top of the Pops presenter Mike Read.
The King of Reggae
Sat 25 Feb, 7.30pm
‘Let’s Get Together And Feel Alright’ as Rush Theatre Company bring you their brand new production, which features over 20 iconic Bob Marley hits. Enjoy ‘One Love’, ‘No Woman No Cry’ and ‘Is This Love’ played live by the JA Reggae Band, as they tell the story of Bob Marley, the man who brought Reggae music to the world.
Sun 26 Feb, 1.30pm
The FOD Band return with another afternoon of back to back, sing-along hits from the 1960s, from The Dave Clark Five, Roy Orbison, Rolling Stones, Elvis, Del Shannon, The Honeycombs, The Tremeloes, Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Monkees and many more.
Sun 26 Feb, 7.30pm
Roy G Hemmings’ Motown & Philadelphia show is back by popular demand. The Drifters singer and his band play the hits of The O’Jays, The Tramps, Candi Staton, The Stylistics, The 4 Tops, Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and The Drifters.
£29.50* standing / £33.50* seated
Mon 27 Feb, 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 creators (and masters) of the musical genre, Rockgrass – hilarious hillbilly deliverances of rock classics such as ‘Ace Of Spades’, ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ and ‘Eye of The Tiger’, alongside country favourites and original songs.
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