What’s on

Welcome to the Essential Suffolk guide to What’s On in Suffolk in the coming month. Scroll down to see events by date order.

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January 21 - March 17

Mini Mammoths

Ipswich Museum

Tickets: £2.75

January 21 - March 17

Mini Mammoths

Ipswich Museum

Join our interactive sessions for young children and their parents, grandparents and carers. Explore the collections and galleries together through a mixture of play, stories, craft and science activities, all designed to encourage development, communication and curiosity about the world around us. We have added three repeat sessions, so that more families can book places.

Tickets: £2.75

Box Office: 01473 433100

February 18 - 20

Animal Invasion

Ipswich Museum

Tickets: £3.85

February 18 - 20

Animal Invasion

Ipswich Museum

The live animals are back! Find out more about a range of animals, how they adapt and survive in their environments, and how humans have an impact on their worlds.

Tickets: £3.85

Box Office: 01473 433100

February 19

Kiefer Sutherland Plus Special Guests

Corn Exchange, Ipswich, 7pm

Tickets: £34

February 19

Kiefer Sutherland Plus Special Guests

Corn Exchange, Ipswich, 7pm

Actor and singer-songwriter Kiefer Sutherland is best known for playing the role of Jack Bauer on the hit TV show 24. He released his first album ‘Down in a Hole’ in 2016, with its follow up ‘Reckless and Me’ released in April 2019.

Tickets: £34

Box Office: 01473 433100

February 20

The Jive Aces Big Beat Revue

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

Tickets: £21

February 20

The Jive Aces Big Beat Revue

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm

The Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists explode onto the stage in their trademark yellow suits for an exciting mix of hot jive, swinging’ rhythm and blues and classic rock ’n’ roll. “The crazy energy of the Jive Aces can certainly whisk you away to a different era and tempt you to Jump, Jive and Wail out of happiness and joy!” The Student Newspaper, Edinburgh.

Tickets: £21

Box Office: 01284 758000
www.theapex.co.uk

February 20 to 22

The Ballad Of Maria Marten

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

February 20 to 22

The Ballad Of Maria Marten

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

By Beth Flintoff Director – Hal Chambers

A thrilling retelling of a real-life Suffolk murder mystery…
Summer, 1827. In a red barn Maria Marten awaits her lover. A year later her gruesomely murdered body is found in a grain sack, barely identifiable.
Maria’s story sent shock waves throughout the country. The Red Barn Murder (as it became known) was national news, inspiring writers and film makers down the ages. The sort of gruesome tale that had all the hall marks of a classic crime drama – a missing body, a country location, a disreputable squire and a village stuck in its age-old traditions.
But in all this hysteria Maria’s own story gets lost. Until now. Hal Chambers and Beth Flintoff’s spine-tingling retelling rediscovers her story, bringing it back to vivid, urgent life.

Age guidance 12+

Box Office: 01473 295900
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

February 21

Ebonit Saxophone Quartet I

Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, 12pm

Tickets: £4.50 - £9

February 21

Ebonit Saxophone Quartet I

Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, 12pm

Programmes to include Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Tickets: £4.50 - £9

Box Office: 01728 687110
www.snapemaltings.co.uk

February 22

Farmers Markets

Wyken Vineyard 9am -1pm

Woodbridge Community Centre 9am -1pm

Snape Maltings 9.30 am

February 22

Farmers Markets

Wyken Vineyard 9am -1pm

Woodbridge Community Centre 9am -1pm

Snape Maltings 9.30 am

February 22

Tchaikovsky Piano Trio

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, 7.30pm

Tickets: £7.50 - £15

February 22

Tchaikovsky Piano Trio

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, 7.30pm

The theme of friendship links Mozart’s elegant duo for violin and viola, composed to help out a friend in need, and Tchaikovsky’s epic Piano Trio written in memory of the great pianist Nikolai Rubinstein.

Tickets: £7.50 - £15

Box Office: 01728 687110
www.snapemaltings.co.uk

February 22

Ardal O’Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On

Corn Exchange, Ipswich, 8pm

Tickets: £24

February 22

Ardal O’Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On

Corn Exchange, Ipswich, 8pm

Ardal O’Hanlon, star of TV shows such as Death in Paradise (BBC One), Father Ted (Channel 4) and My Hero (BBC One), continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up show worldwide. Because he loves it. And it’s a compulsion. And the world is a funny place.

Tickets: £24

Box Office: 01473 433100

February 23

Mozart Divertimento

Britten Studio, Aldeburgh, 4pm

Tickets: £5 - £10

February 23

Mozart Divertimento

Britten Studio, Aldeburgh, 4pm

What’s in a name? Debussy’s Préludes are not exercises but pivotal piano works of the 20th century, launching brilliant new textures on the instrument while exploring new worlds of atmosphere and colour.

Tickets: £5 - £10

Box Office: 01728 687110
www.snapemaltings.co.uk

February 23

Brendan Cole - Show Man

Regent Theatre, Ipswich, 7.30pm

Tickets: £41.50

February 23

Brendan Cole - Show Man

Regent Theatre, Ipswich, 7.30pm

Expect every style of ballroom and Latin dance from Brendan Cole and his hand-picked championship dancers, performed to the music and songs of some of the greatest legends and contemporary artistes. Whether you love a cheeky Charleston or a sexy Salsa, with music from Beggin’ to Bublé, plus numbers from The Greatest Showman and La La Land – this show has it all.

Tickets: £41.50

Box Office: 01473 433100

February 23

The Seasons

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, 2pm

Tickets: £5 - £10

February 23

The Seasons

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, 2pm

Mozart’s piano sonatas are intimate encounters with the composer at his own instrument and the perfectly made K311 sparkles with brilliance and clear textures. Tchaikovsky’s piano cycle The Seasons was commissioned for a publisher’s stunt of issuing one piece a month over the course of a year, but the composer could not stop himself from turning them into lyrical jewels.

Tickets: £5 - £10

Box Office: 01728 687110
www.snapemaltings.co.uk

February 24 to 29

Once

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

February 24 to 29

Once

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Once may not be enough for you to see this multi award-winning Broadway and West End hit musical. Based on the critically acclaimed and much-loved film, you will meet (and never forget) two lost souls – a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician — who find each other unexpectedly and fall in love. You will fall in love, too, with this brilliant and beautiful musical, filled with live music, from lush ballads to barnstorming reels. Once is a spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams.

This is Once’s first major UK tour having won awards across the world, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, eight Tony awards and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Box Office: 01473 295900
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

February 27

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Regent Theatre, Ipswich, 7.30pm

Tickets: £30.50

February 27

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Regent Theatre, Ipswich, 7.30pm

Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo. But this is also a love story with the twist, or even a really bad sprain.

Tickets: £30.50

Box Office: 01473 433100

February 28

Ebonit Saxophone Quartet II

Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, 12pm

Tickets: £4.50 - £9

February 28

Ebonit Saxophone Quartet II

Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, 12pm

Programmes to include Prokofiev & Rimsky-Korsakov.

Tickets: £4.50 - £9

Box Office: 01728 687110
www.snapemaltings.co.uk

March 1

Some Kind of Wonderful

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

March 1

Some Kind of Wonderful

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Stephen Foster Presents an all-star celebration of Stevie wonder featuring two of the UK’s finest musicians – saxophonist Derek Nash and singer Noel McCalla who come together to celebrate the music of one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time.
An award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash is perhaps best known as one of the featured saxophonists with the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orcxhestra, leader of the enormously successful Sax Appeal and co-leader of the funk/groove outfit Protect The Beat. Noel McCalla first came to prominence in the seminal jazz/funk band Morrisey Mullen while also providing vocals on Genesis bassist Mike Rutherford’s highly acclaimed album Smallcreep’s Day. These two remarkable musicians, along with a stellar band that includes Neil Angilley (Vanessa Mae, Down To The Bone) on piano, Jonathan Noyce (Jethro Tull, Gary Moore) on bass and Nic France (David Gilmour, Bill Withers) on drums, will be bringing to life some of Stevie’s many classics.
This amalgamation of two truly wonderful musicians over the melting pot of one of the greatest songwriters of all time promises to be a unique and powerful experience and is not to be missed.

Box Office: 01473 295900
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

March 1

Strictly Orchestral – Ipswich Symphony Orchestra

Corn Exchange, Ipswich

March 1

Strictly Orchestral – Ipswich Symphony Orchestra

Corn Exchange, Ipswich

Come along for a fun, family afternoon of orchestral dance music! From Bernstein to ballet, there is something for everyone, and a chance to get up close to a live symphony orchestra. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Box Office: 01473 433100
Ipswichtheatres.co.uk

March 3 to 7

Absurd Person Singluar

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

March 3 to 7

Absurd Person Singluar

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Directed by Michael Cabot, Set Design by Simon Scullion, Lighting Design by Andy Grange, Costume Design by Kate Lyons

Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.

Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect. As celebrations begin, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen.

Over the next two years, the Jacksons and Brewster-Wrights take turns to host festivities. But Sidney’s star has begun to rise and roles are increasingly reversed as the cracks in the other couples’ marriages begin to show.

Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece of social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy.

Box Office: 01473 295900
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk