Christmas is here and what better way to get into the festive spirit than with a trip to the theatre!
Whether you're looking for a family day out or an evening out with a friend or loved one, there's a packed programme of festive theatre across The Suffolk Coast this December...
Co-Op Juniors Christmas Spectacular - 3-12 December 2021
Enjoy breath-taking music and dance, dazzling costumes and stage effects, and memorable Christmas nostalgia that will leave the whole family ready for the festive season.
After a year off due to the pandemic, the Toy Soldiers are preparing to parade back on to stage to bring the spirit of Christmas to life, as they recreate The Nativity, visit Santa’s Workshop and attend the Tree Lighting Ceremony. With a cast of 100, a live orchestra and a huge dose of Christmas magic, Co-op Juniors will be back at Snape Maltings this Christmas with all your favourite moments in this year’s Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular!
From Rushmere with Love - 8 December 2021 - 8 January 2022
Be shaken and stirred this Christmas and join Eastern Angles for their alternative to panto show 'From Rushmere With Love', on stage at the Eastern Angles Centre's Sir John Mills Theatre this Christmas.
Following the merger of MI5 & MI6, James Boond, (a double-O agent like none before him) is sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a famous nuclear scientist and amateur twitcher on the marshes at Minsmere. Is there a link to the nearby powerplant at Sizewell, the unexplained shipments of Yarmouth rock or sightings of the rare Florida Wild Turkey? And is international woman of mystery, Edie Effe, all she appears to be? Or more?
A classic example of Eastern Angles' unique and much-loved panto alternative Christmas show, From Rushmere With Love is filled with original live music, tense action sequences and family fun that promises to leave you with a smile on your face.
Masters of Swing: Christmas Crooners -10 December 2021
The glamour and panache of the Big Band era comes to Lowestoft this festive season as the ‘In Full Swing’ company return to The Seagull Theatre with their festive show ‘Masters of Swing – Christmas Crooners’.
The show is jam-packed with great Christmas songs and holiday classics, laughs and audience participation which celebrates the golden age of swing and the big band era! It promises to have you singing and laughing in your seats as the performers pay homage to such legends as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Bing Crosby and Matt Monro to name a few!
A Few of Our Favourite Things - 12 December 2021
Rob Gildon and his star ensemble herald the festive season at Aldeburgh's Jubilee Hall, with a seamless selection of music close to their hearts. With a series of solos, duets and trios including classical song, traditional favourites, seasonal standards from the world of musical theatre and the great American songbook, this is a warm and intimate gathering of musical friends.
Like any good holiday gathering, it combines the feel-good familiarity of our favourite things with some new discoveries and a few surprises along the way.
Cinderella - 13 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
Cinderella - 17 December 2021 - 3 January 2022
Meet the loveable Buttons, the Ugly Sisters, Evil Stepmother and of course Cinderella as The Spa Pavilion brings you one of their favourite pantomimes.
Enjoy huge fun for all the family as the ugly sisters do their best to make sure that Cinderella misses the ball, while she depends on your help to get there. With all the usual pantomime ingredients, some new twists and a great cast, Panto is the place to be!
The Snowman with Live Orchestra - 19 December 2021
Experience The Snowman on a big screen accompanied by a live orchestra in the atmospheric surroundings of Snape Maltings Concert Hall - Festive magic for the whole family!
Watching The Snowman at Christmas has become an essential festive tradition for decades. Experience this classic family favourite on a big screen and accompanied by a live orchestra. It is a magical experience for the whole family.
Ben Parry conducts the Suffolk Ensemble, joined by Britten Pears Arts' choir for young people in Suffolk, Group A.