Events at the Apex Theatre
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000
* Where applicable ticket price already includes booking fee. Concessions may be available, see website or ring for details.
Dom Joly’s Holiday Snaps
Wed 2 March, 7.30pm
Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone: Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV and now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.
Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotter and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he’s visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.
BFO Spring Concert
Sun 6 Mar, 6pm
Bury Friendly Orchestra bring an uplifting and energetic programme of music, including foot-tapping rhythms from South America with Marquez’s popular Danzon No.2; raucous German drinking songs in Brahms’ Academic Overture; the evocative ‘Suffolk Suite’ by Doreen Carwithen and Sibelius’s nationalistic composition, Finlandia with its snarling brass and soaring tunes.
Brahms Academic Festival Overture – Opus 80
Yates Italian Suite
Ketèlbey Bells Across the Meadows
Carwithen Suffolk Suite
Sibelius Finlandia Op26 –
Márquez Conga Del Fuego Danzón No.2
£13.50* (£5.50* U17s)
Mon 7 Mar, 7.30pm
The award winning Elio Pace and his amazing band perform two more classic Billy Joel albums in their entirety; Streetlife Serenade and 52nd Street.
Wed 9 Mar, 7.30pm
Stalwarts of Irish music, The Fureys have been entertaining audiences for 41 years, with songs such as ‘I Will Love You’, ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields Of France’, ‘From Clare To Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’ and many more.
Ansell’s Les Musicals
Thu 10 Mar, 7.30pm
Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britain’s Got Talent winner) have joined forces to create the ultimate celebration of musical theatre.
Come and immerse yourself into the world of musical theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You and many more.
£29.50* / VIP £64.50*
Patsy Cline and Friends
Sat 12 Mar, 7.30pm
2022 would have been Patsy’s 90th Birthday so let’s celebrate her music in a good old-fashioned way – Country music, Western wear and a good old sing song!
Sue Lowry’s powerful renditions of ‘Crazy’, ‘I Fall to Pieces’ & ‘Sweet Dreams’, will take you back to those Honky Tonk days.
Plus, Marc Robinson pays tribute to Hank Williams with songs that include ‘Howlin’ at the Moon’, ‘I saw the Light’ and ‘Rootie Tootie’, and Lee Davidge performs a sensitive tribute to Jim Reeves with his mesmerizing voice, songs will include ‘Welcome to my World’, ‘Distant Drums’, and ‘Bimbo’.
Tue 15 & Wed 16 Mar, 8pm
After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.
“So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice.” – Michael Levin, Huffington Post
Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
Thu 17 Mar, 7.30pm
The pair have toured together since 1986 and won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo and been nominated in the Scottish Traditional Music Awards for ’Live Act of the Year’.
Aly was a founder member of the ‘Boys of the Lough’ and his passionate fiddle playing has also found its way onto recordings by the likes of Eddi Reader and Richard Thompson.
Accordion player Phil has been named as one of Scotland’s 25 most influential people and his mastery of the instrument has led to him working with the likes of Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash and Midge Ure.
£21* (£5 U25s)
BurySOUND Grand Final 2022
Fri 18 Mar, 6pm
Winners of the five heats at The Hunter Club come together in the grand final. Headlined by the winners of BurySOUND 2020, Bury-based punk quintet FLEAS.
Suffolk Sinfonia Spring Concert
Sat 19 Mar, 7.30pm
An evening of popular classical music featuring violin soloist Jamie Foreman playing Bruch’s Violin Concerto. The programme also includes Vaughan Williams Wasps Overture and one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works, his third symphony “Eroica”.
Vaughan Williams The Wasps
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G Minor (Soloist: Jamie Foreman)
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in Eb Major “Eroica”.
£14.50* (£6.50* child)
Echoes of Ellington Orchestra
Mon 21 Mar, 7.30pm
EOEO, led by Peter Long, returns to the Apex with Duke Ellington’s Planets following their memorable performance here in 2019 under the moon. In addition, they will be performing excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
The recent centenary of Holst’s Planets Suite, as well as a long car journey inspired Peter Long to re-score the work as if Duke Ellington had adapted the piece in his own distinctive way.
Originally commissioned by the Deal Festival in 2020, Swan Lake is a re-imagining of the classic work in the style of Ellington.
£24.50* (£11.50* U16s)
New Model Army
Tue 22 Mar, 8pm
Formed in Bradford in 1980, New Model Army’s beginnings were inspired by Northern Soul, Punk Rock and the incendiary atmosphere of the times. Since then, they have had a long, creative and eventful journey. Without a specific ‘genre’ audience, and never having had a massive worldwide hit single, New Model Army still have album sales in the millions and have built up a devoted fanbase. They have been perfectly placed to withstand the changes in the Industry and have outlasted most of their peers – while maintaining a worldwide following and all without making a single artistic or commercial compromise.
Thu 24 Mar, 7.30pm
One of our most cherished singers, guitarists and songwriters, not to mention an in-demand and endlessly endearing live performer. Armed with ready wit, raucous vibes and a shed load of grin-inducing great songs, there are few musicians able to connect with their audience on such an immediate and warm level.
Fri 25 Mar, 7.30pm
‘The Whole Story’. Kate Bush-Ka deliver an immersive performance of Kate’s alluring repertoire starting with the revolutionary first album ‘The Kick Inside’. The band will then take you on a journey throughout her career and across genres to deliver exciting live versions of her phenomenal hits as well as lesser-known epic album tracks, such as ‘Breathing’. Complete with authentic costumes and choreography, lead singer Kate Smith conveys a captivating rendition of this highly original and unique artist.
Sat 26 Mar, 7.30pm
Long established as Europe’s most successful exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll with 10 Top 5 hits, including ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘When’, ‘You Got What It Takes’, ‘3 Steps To Heaven’ & ‘Hey Rock & Roll’) and 15 massive selling albums (including the Christmas number 1 in 1978).
£23* standing / £26* seated
Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 27 Mar, 4pm
Strings winner of BBC Young Musician 2018, Max Calver joins Suffolk’s professional orchestra to find the passionate intensity in Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, written, like the New World Symphony, in New York. Smetana’s racing Bartered Bride Overture opens the programme, conducted by Leslie Olive.
Tue 29 Mar, 7.30pm
Humble By Nature: an uplifting, inspiring, funny and emotional journey, full of warmth and passion for the natural world, with travel, adventure & animal stories throughout!
Kate Humble is a farmer, best-selling author, activist, entrepreneur and one of the UK’s best-known and loved TV presenters. She started her television career as a researcher, later presenting programmes such as Animal Park, Springwatch & Autumnwatch, Lambing Live and most recently the hit C5 series Coastal Walks and Escape to the Farm with Kate Humble.
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm
Andy came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner, with hits such as ‘Bend Me Shape Me’ and ‘(If Paradise is) Half As Nice’ and under his own steam with ‘Wide Eyed and Legless’ in 1975. He has been a regular member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings since the 1980s, and become the guitarist and vocalist of choice for a phenomenal cast list of musical luminaries: Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, Georgie Fame, Van Morrison… and hundreds more.
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