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

March 10 and 11

A Little Space

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

March 10 and 11

A Little Space

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

What does it mean to you to have a little space?
A little space where we can escape the world and be ourselves. Where we can say whatever we want, do whatever we feel and where no-one will ever bother us.
But it can be an unpredictable space too, where voices are funnelled away, fears leak through the floorboards, songs light up the room and you never know who’s listening behind the door. ¬
A place where whispers come to life and one kind gesture could change everything.
a little space has been commissioned by HOME, Manchester and The Place, London.

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

March 12

Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt

Regent Theatre, Ipswich, 7.30pm

March 12

Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt

Regent Theatre, Ipswich, 7.30pm

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tours and multiple West End runs in 2018 and 2019. The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a major BBC series.

Box Office: 01473 433100
Ipswichtheatres.co.uk

March 13

Sing Sing Swing with Matt Ford

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

March 13

Sing Sing Swing with Matt Ford

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Matt Ford (BBC Proms, John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra) and his Band perform the hits of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more.
Matt Ford is known as the finest Big Band singer in the UK, helped by his numerous TV broadcasts and his appearances in the major concert halls as lead singer with The John Wilson Orchestra. This show presents Matt at his best, an engaging personality, singing some of the best songs around.

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

March 13

Clannad

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Tickets: £33 to £63

March 13

Clannad

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

They’ve sold 15 million records worldwide and had eight Top 10 U.K. albums to their name to date. Their ‘In a Lifetime’ The Farewell World Tour will celebrate their exceptional 50-year career. Without doubt they have done more than any other group to take Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience.

Tickets: £33 to £63

Box Office: 01473 433100
Ipswichtheatres.co.uk

March 13

Scheherazade Supper

Tickets £27.50

March 13

Scheherazade Supper

In aid of church repairs, the Dallinghoo Church Repair Fund offers a delicious three course meal of Middle Eastern dishes.

Tickets £27.50

01473 737700 or JeremyQ@tiscali.co.uk.

March 14

Farmers Markets

Wyken Vineyard 9am – 1pm

Woodbridge Community Centre 9am – 1pm

Old Print Works, Halesworth 9am – 1pm

Long Melford Village Hall 10am – 1pm

March 14

Farmers Markets

Wyken Vineyard 9am – 1pm

Woodbridge Community Centre 9am – 1pm

Old Print Works, Halesworth 9am – 1pm

Long Melford Village Hall 10am – 1pm

March 14

Dad’s Army Radio Hour

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

March 14

Dad’s Army Radio Hour

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Two actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters – and lots of sound effects! The nation’s favourite sitcom returns new-minted in this highly-acclaimed production. Perry and Croft’s classic BBC sitcom brought gloriously to life. Three episodes of the hugely popular radio series hilariously and lovingly enacted by two master performers. David Benson (Goodnight Sweetheart and One Man, Two Guvnors) and Jack Lane (Wisdom of a Fool and 7 Days) transport the audience right back to Walmington, working from original radio scripts – complete with sound effects, vintage music and all of Perry and Croft’s beloved characters and catchphrases. Highly acclaimed by critics and by audiences of all ages.

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

March 14

Madama Butterfly

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Tickets: £15 to £38

March 14

Madama Butterfly

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee and the celebrated international soprano Alyona Kistenyova. This award-winning opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

Tickets: £15 to £38

Box Office: 01473 433100
Ipswichtheatres.co.uk

March 17

Meet our consultants on … Arthritis

Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital, 7pm

Places are FREE and BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

March 17

Meet our consultants on … Arthritis

Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital, 7pm

With presentations from our Consultant Rheumatologists and a senior physiotherapist, you can explore your options for private treatment.

Places are FREE and BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Call us on 01473 851 960 or visit www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/ipswich#events.

March 17 to 21

Macbeth

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

March 17 to 21

Macbeth

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Shakespeare’s darkest and spookiest thriller. Battles. Murder. Ghosts. And desire…
Three witches on a heath have a disturbing prophecy for a victorious warrior. Macbeth will be king of Scotland. As this wicked seed is planted, daring Macbeth and his determined wife Lady Macbeth draw bloody draggers and set out on a fateful path.
But seizing the crown comes at a terrible price, as guilt grows, enemies draw close and the fight for survival hurtles towards a tragic conclusion…
Post Show Talk Thu 19 Mar, 7pm
Backstage Tour Sat 21 Mar, 12.30pm
7.45pm ,Fri 20 Mar will be a Captioned Performance

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

March 18

Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Living Dangerously

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

March 18

Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Living Dangerously

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously offers a personal journey through the life of ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, spanning early childhood and school misdemeanours, right through the Transglobe Expedition and his many record-breaking achievements.

Box Office: 01473 433100
Ipswichtheatres.co.uk

March 19

Meet our consultants on … Hip and Knee Pain

Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital, 7pm

Places are FREE and BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

March 19

Meet our consultants on … Hip and Knee Pain

Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital, 7pm

If hip or knee pain are affecting your mobility, you can find out more about private treatment at this event.

Places are FREE and BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Call us on 01473 851 960 or visit www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/ipswich#events

March 19

Partnerships with Purpose

Ufford Park Woodbridge 9.30am - 2pm

Ticket price: £55

March 19

Partnerships with Purpose

Ufford Park Woodbridge 9.30am - 2pm

How charity partnerships can super-charge your business
A half day conference and networking event for the local business community hosted by Age UK Suffolk. This year’s theme focuses on how businesses can gain maximum benefit from effective partnerships with charities.
The conference will start at 9.30am and will finish with lunch.
There will also be an optional Dementia Friends information session for attendees when the event closes at 2pm

Ticket price: £55

Information: 01473 288050
ageuksuffolk.echoleft.com

March 20

Casino Night - EVENT CANCELLED

Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall, 7.30 to 11.30pm

£65 per person

March 20

Casino Night - EVENT CANCELLED

Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall, 7.30 to 11.30pm

In Support of the Elena Baltacha Foundation your evening includes:
*Welcome Drink
*$30 of starter chips for playing on the six tables
*Fabulous prizes for the winning players
*Amazing gondola-style street food
*Entertainment by The Hi-Hat Jacks
*Great prizes to bid on with Good to Auction

£65 per person

contact: vicky@elenabaltachafoundation.org

March 21

Farmers Markets

Wyken Vineyard 9am – 1pm

Beccles Heliport 9am – 1pm

Aldeburgh Church Hall 9am - 12 noon

March 21

Farmers Markets

Wyken Vineyard 9am – 1pm

Beccles Heliport 9am – 1pm

Aldeburgh Church Hall 9am - 12 noon

Aldeburgh Church Hall 9am – 12 noon
Beccles Heliport 9am – 1pm
Wyken Vineyard 9am – 1pm

March 21

Bach and Vivaldi - A Celebration EVENT CANCELLED

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 7.30 pm

£18/£22/£25 (students half price)

March 21

Bach and Vivaldi - A Celebration EVENT CANCELLED

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 7.30 pm

Aldeburgh Music Club Choir return to Snape Maltings Concert Hall to perform sacred choral works by two of the great Baroque composers – Vivaldi’s Credo RV591 and Gloria RV589, and Bach’s Easter Oratorio BWV249, first performed on Easter Sunday 1725 at Leipzig. The beautiful opening sonata from Bach’s Cantata Himmelskönig, sei willkommen BWV281 completes the programme.

The choir are joined by the Suffolk Baroque Players and soloists Zoë Brookshaw (soprano), Ciara Hendrick (mezzo-soprano), Alastair Brookshaw (tenor) and Kieran Rayner (baritone). Edmond Fivet conducts in his final concert at Snape Maltings before his retirement as the Choir’s Music Director in May.

£18/£22/£25 (students half price)

Box Office: 01728 687110
www.aldeburghmusic.club

March 21

Fauré's Requiem

United Reformed Church, Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1AD, 7.30pm

Ticket price: £15 (students/children free)

March 21

Fauré's Requiem

United Reformed Church, Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1AD, 7.30pm

Led by Tom Appleton, Stowmarket Chorale perform Fauré’s Requiem and other selected sacred music.

Ticket price: £15 (students/children free)

www.stowmarketchorale.org.uk