June at The Apex 2023
Events at the Apex Theatre
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000
Hello Again – The Neil Diamond Songbook
Thu 1 Jun, 7.30pm
All the hits, including ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’, ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’, ‘Song Sung Blue’, ‘Love on the Rocks’ and many more. The show takes you through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50-year career with evocative imagery, video and narration.
Cloudbusting – The Music of Kate Bush
Sat 3 Jun, 7.30pm
Cloudbusting has been championed by BBC1 as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be. The two-hour stage production will also feature all the hits you would expect to hear – ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘Hounds Of Love’, ‘Running Up That Hill’, ‘Babooshka’ – all with breath-taking vocals and superb musicianship.
‘If you missed seeing Kate herself, Cloudbusting are the next best thing!’ Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2.
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Fri 9 Jun, 7.30pm
Bassekou Kouyate is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa, and is respected as one of Africa’s premier global artists.
His band, Ngoni Ba, includes ngoni players (featuring ngonis with differing tonal sizes), percussionists (talking drum, Yabara, Calebasse) and the fantastic singer Amy Sacko.
Bassekou is recognised as both an innovator and a stronghold of traditional Malian music, and has collaborated with the likes of Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, Taj Mahal, and The Kronos Quartet, and in 2016 joined the Africa Express tour along with Damon Albarn and Paul Weller.
Tunde – Voice of Lighthouse Family
Sat 10 Jun, 7.30pm
Performing Lighthouse Family favourites such as ‘Lifted’, ‘High’ and ‘Ocean Drive’, as well as previewing Tunde’s new collection of 1970s-inspired recordings and work from singer-songwriters, such as Bill Withers, Elton John, Van Morrison and others.
Ladyboys of Bangkok
Tue 13 Jun, 7.30pm
The largest and longest continuous touring cabaret show in the UK. Featuring a cast of 16 male Thai nationals, this incredible fast-moving production is not rude or crude, it is cheeky, funny, and filled with more star-spangled sassiness than you can shake a diamante dripping silk glove at!
Big party and floor filling hits by showbiz divas and singing superstars, in a 90 minute theatrically choreographed show, with over 400 amazing costumes.
The Kris Drever Band
Wed 14 Jun, 7.30pm
One of Scotland’s finest and most acclaimed songwriters Kris Drever will tour with his own band (for the first time outside of his work with Lau).
Since the release of his acclaimed 2020 album ‘Where The World Is Thin’, Kris has worked on the Lost Spell Songs project with Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Sekou Keita and Jackie Morris, won another BBC Radio 2 Folk Award (taking the total to 7), won ‘Album of The Year’ at the Scots Trad Music Award 2021 and toured with Lau.
Fri 16 Jun, 7.30pm
Best known for their 1999 pub anthem ‘Tequila’, as well as ‘Oblivion’, ‘Perseverance’, ‘Bad Actress’ and ‘Middle Man’, Terrorvision’s breakthrough record How to make friends and influence people spawned five top-30 singles during 1994, catapulting the band into the mainstream.
The follow up album, Regular Urban Survivors, was released in 1996, went gold and notched up four more Top-30 singles, including Perseverance, which debuted at number 5 on the UK charts.
Sat 17 Jun, 7.30pm
Summer Concert with guest conductor, Lawrence Killian.
With a theme of fantasy travel, Tchaikovsky does Italy, Khachaturian turns up in Ancient Rome and Chemistry Professor Borodin is moonlighting on a medieval Russian adventure.
Borodin: Prince Igor Overture
Khachaturian: Adagio from Spartacus
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Borodin: Symphony No. 2
Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Sun 18 Jun, 7.30pm
For 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to widespread acclaim.
Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries and relive the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington.
Presenting the show, and putting on the top hat and tails, is the suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway. So, pack up your troubles, come on get happy and enjoy ad evening of live music, with a dash of wit.
Fri 23 Jun, 7.30pm
The world’s favourite George Michael celebration, playing all the hits, from Wham! right through his glittering career, including, ‘Wake Me Up’, ‘Too Funky’, ‘Father Figure’, ‘Freedom 90’, ‘Faith’, ‘Knew You Were Waiting’, ‘Careless Whisper’ and many more.
Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland
Tue 27 Jun, 7.30pm
In this special acoustic performance Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.
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