October at The Apex 2023
Events at the Apex Theatre
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000
Calling Planet Earth
Thu 5 Oct, 7.30pm
A journey through the Electrifying 80s, featuring songs from artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Human League, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, OMD, Japan, ABC, Soft Cell and many more.
Performed by a live band with awesome symphonic arrangements and stunning vocals, this show defines a decade.
Do You Hear The People Sing?
Fri 6 Oct, 7.30pm & Sat 7 Oct, 7pm
The Voice Squad present Theaterchor Niederrhein, from twin town Kevelaer, in a two-night, international choral extravaganza with Newmarket Community Choir, The Aquarius Singers and The Bethany Barber Choir.
A feel-good family event with popular tunes from musicals such as ‘Wicked’, ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘Les Miserables’, chart hits such as ‘Africa’ by Toto, some Joni Mitchell and some contemporary Classical pieces, performed by singers with a wide age-range and variety of styles.
Mon 9 Oct, 7.30pm
Singer of ‘Send in the Clowns’, ‘Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)’ & ‘Both Sides Now’.
In her 50-plus years in music, Judy Collins has always exhibited impeccable taste in songcraft. On her landmark 1967 album, ‘Wildflowers’, she curated a stunning collection, featuring originals alongside songs by not-yet household names, such as Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, and adventurous selections by Jacques Brel and Francesco Landini.
Her discerning palette, and her literary gifts, have enabled her to evolve into a poetic, storytelling songwriter. Now, in her sixth decade as a singer and songwriter, Judy is experiencing a profound level of growth and prolific creativity.
Wed 11 Oct, 8pm
Skipinnish are at the very top of Scotland’s vibrant Celtic Music scene. Their anthemic songs and rocking bagpipe led tune sets have given them a track record of hits and sell-out shows across the country’s biggest and best music venues. Their popularity is now rocketing in southern parts too! Following a successful tour of packed out venues in England in 2022, they are returning in 2023 to meet the growing demand from fans South of the border.
Thu 12 Oct, 8pm
Featuring members of Jamiroquai, and known for their barnstorming sets, Brother Strut’s passion for live music has endeared them to Jazz Funk fans everywhere.
“You will wait a very long time indeed to see anything better, I can’t think who can top this” – Blues and Soul Magazine, 10/10.
Genesis Visible Touch
Sat 14 Oct, 8pm
The ultimate celebration of Phil Collins-era Genesis.
In 1983, Genesis released their iconic self-titled album which included the likes of “Mama” and “That’s All”. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, GVT will perform material from the album alongside hits and old classics.
“The best exponents of Collins-fronted Genesis I’ve seen” – Nick Davis, Genesis’ producer.
The Stars From The Commitments
Sun 15 Oct, 7.30pm
The Great Dublin Soul Revival Tour!
Come and celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest films in the last 50 years with 2 hours of sizzling soul music from original Commitments cast members and musicians. Hear all the hits from the film, including ‘Mustang Sally’, ‘In The Midnight Hour’, ‘Chain Of Fools’, ‘Treat Her Right’, ‘Take Me To The River’, ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ and many more.
“The best soul review I have ever seen or heard” Dan Aykroyd of The Blues Brothers.
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening
Mon 16 Oct, 7.30pm
Pipes, fiddles, lyres and voices conjure up tunes and songs from ancient Northumbria, bringing them to life with new compositions and world-class musicianship.
“No one has evoked the landscape and traditions of Northumbria more affectingly than Kathryn Tickell; a champion of the Northumbrian pipes, she is steeped in the songs and mythology of the north-east.” The Observer.
Tue 17 Oct, 7.30pm
Lee shot to fame in 2007 on the BBC reality TV show ‘Any Dream Will Do’, beating 10,000 other hopefuls to be crowned as Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Lee has since starred in a wide range of stage productions, including ‘Wicked’, ‘Legally Blonde’, Chicago, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and ‘We Will Rock You’. He has also released several successful albums that showcase his powerful vocals and impressive range.
This production features Lee and his live band playing stunning musical arrangements of selected songs.
Fri 20 Oct, 8pm
Have We Met? After finally solving the mystery of his existence and true identity in Work of the Devil, Simon finds that he has still not overcome the more daily challenges of remembering what he came upstairs for, who these grown-ups are that live with him (and what they have done with his children?) and how can that footage be from 2009, when he only bought those shoes a few months ago?
Elio Pace: Billy Joel Albums Show
Sat 21 Oct, 7.30pm
Poised to become the first artist in the world to play all 12 of Billy Joel’s studio albums live on stage, the award-winning Elio Pace and his sensational band deliver this sixth and final tour, performing the last two albums in their entirety: Billy’s first solo album, ‘Cold Spring Harbor’ from 1971, and his last, ‘River Of Dreams’ from 1993.
Elio and his band are joined by two very special guests… drummer Rhys Clark and guitarist Don Evans, who played on that first solo album, ‘Cold Spring Harbor’, and went on to tour and record with Billy Joel until 1975.
“Elio Pace is fierce! An accomplished musician and performer, his talent can be equalled only by his infectious enthusiasm.” – Lulu
The Sooty Show
Sun 22 Oct, 11am & 2,30pm
Celebrating 75 amazing years in show business, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are planning a very special birthday party and you’re all invited. However, in true Sooty style nothing goes to plan!
Sooty gets messy baking the birthday cake, Soo’s trying to find the perfect party dress, and Sweep’s practising his dance moves and needs some boys and girls to join in with musical statues! Sooty is planning his biggest magic trick yet making a member of the audience float in the air! Oh, and watch out for Sooty’s new water pistol. It’s turbocharged to reach right to the back of the theatre, so don’t forget your raincoat!
Tue 24 Oct, 7.30pm
Twice Grammy Winner revered by both professional musicians and fans alike as one of the finest guitarists in the world, known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picking technique.
Vincent Simone – Tango Passions
Wed 25 Oct, 7.30pm
Strictly Come Dancing’s Argentine Tango King, Vincent Simone brings his show, ‘Tango Passions’, accompanied by world-class Argentine Tango specialists, including leading lady Paula Duarte.
This steamy, passionate night features music from Astor Piazzolla and Gotan Project, and includes dancing and stories about the history of the Argentine Tango.
Fri 27 Oct, 7.30pm
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their breakthrough album Working With Fire and Steel by performing the entire album live, featuring songs such as the hits ‘Wishful Thinking’ and ‘Tragedy and Mystery’, and the hauntingly beautiful ‘Here Come a Raincloud’. Never your run-of-the-mill 80s pop band China Crisis were formed in Liverpool by singer Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon, who distilled their love of David Bowie and Steely Dan into an exquisitely melancholy post-punk sound that saw chart hits for ‘Wishful Thinking’, ‘Christian’, ‘Black Man Ray’ and ‘King in a Catholic Style’.
Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain
Sun 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Versatile and gifted violinist Aoife Ní Bhriain is a dazzling musician who commands both the classical world and her Irish traditional heritage. Harpist Catrin Finch has also built an impressive classical career, while venturing into unchartered musical territory with her award-winning global collaborations.
Together, Aoife and Catrin form a formidable virtuoso duo, eager to explore a musical world inspired by a multitude of influences and linked by the cultures of their home countries.
Tue 31 Oct, 7.30pm
The psychotherapist, broadcaster and Observer’s sagacious agony aunt offers her trademark sane and sage advice.
How do you find and keep love? What does it mean to you to be content? Are other people just annoying or are you the problem? From family and partners to friends and colleagues, and even your relationship with yourself, Philippa will illuminate how we can functionalise these vital connections so that when life throws us its inevitable hurdles, we might be better equipped to overcome them.
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