Fisher Theatre Events

THE Fisher theatre hosts a fabulous range of music, theatre, cinema and more over the coming few weeks, these are the highlights from April 20th to May 18th. APRIL:

Saturday 20th –

Open Space Theatre Company presents ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’, by Tennessee Williams, 7.30pm, £12, £9.50 concessions Tennessee Williams’ great play was made into a memorable film in 1958, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. Friday 26th – INK on Tour with New Short Plays, 7.30pm, £12/£10 concessions. Back by popular demand INK on Tour returns to The Fisher Theatre with a selection of the best new short plays directly from The INK Festival. May:


Thursday 2nd to 4th

The Real

Inspector Hound & Classic Comedy Sketches presented by UpShoot Theatre Company (14+) 7.30pm, £10 adults, £6 students. A hilarious double-bill comprising a cocktail of the best of British Comedy sketches and The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard. Tuesday 7th Matinee Cinema - ‘My Fair Lady’ (PG), 1pm, £5 Dementia

friendly. Director:

George Cukor. Writer: A J Lerner. 170 mins (1964). In this

beloved musical,

pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working- class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. Won 8 Academy Awards.

Friday 10th May James Mayhew, Illustrated Music, “A

Local business raises £20,000 for charity to celebrate its 20th anniversary

ONE local business has made a phenomenal


to charity by raising £20,000 throughout their 20th year in business, by organising a number of exciting initiatives and events. The Hearing Care Centre is an award-winning family- run hearing care company, which has 26 centres across East Anglia. The company was established in 1998 and recently

celebrated its 20th

anniversary. Staff at the company decided challenge


Midsummer Nights Dream" & Scenes from Romeo & Juliet and The Tempest. 7.30pm, £15 (fundraiser). A live art performance where the story of a famous piece of music is told, then the music is played while the artist James Mayhew brings it to life with paper and paint before the audience’s eyes. Saturday 11th - Elvis & Cash

‘The Show That Never Was’ 7.30pm, £18 Andy Ottley is one of the most sort after Elvis tribute artists and Jax&co, an accomplished five-piece Johnny Cash tribute band, delivers classics from two great legends, as they walk the line together in ‘The Show That Never Was’. Tuesday

14th - National

Theatre Live All My Sons by Arthur Miller, 7pm Tickets: £13/£10 (U18) Director

Old Vic co-production Bill

Pullman, 165mins, America,

Jeremy Herrin, with

Headlong, starring Sally Field and

runtime: 1947.

Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. With the return of a figure from the

past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Wednesday 15th & Thursday

16th Fisher Youth Theatre Group. A Cobweb of Fairytales, 7pm, £8 & £6. When Fiona is captured by a hungry spider, there

is only one thing that

will keep her alive. Her love of stories!

Friday 17th - Super Swing Band, 7.30pm £12. Let the popular Super Swing Big Band transport you back in time with the fabulous music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. An evening of sublime

nostalgia guaranteed

with timeless hits from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Ella Fitzgerald to name but a few. Saturday 18th - Chris North, Amazing Mysteries, 7.30pm, £9/ concessions £8/(U15) £6 (recommended 10+). ‘Amazing

Mysteries’, the

latest offering from illusionist Chris North. Witness some of the inexplicable curiosities that astounded Victorian audiences.

themselves to

raise more money for charity than they ever had done before and pledge to raise £20,000 for their chosen charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, a charity

over 900 partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogs across the UK.

The money was raised with the help of the company’s customer

public and employees. Amongst a wealth

base, the general of

activities, staff waded through mud and freezing water in the Whole Hog Challenge, guests

ate as many puddings as they liked at a Pudding Club Night, over 400 people attended the company’s very popular quiz nights and over 100 tubes of Smarties were emptied and filled up with 20 pence pieces. The fundraising pot was also

which has created

topped up by Barclays Bank, who generously matched some of the Hearing Care Centre’s events up to £1,000 each time. Karen Finch, Managing Director of The Hearing Care Centre, commented “We are ecstatic to be able to present Hearing Dogs for Deaf People with this money, which will go such a long way towards the brilliant work that they do. Thank you to everybody in the local community who has supported us during this feat, we hope you will continue to support us in our future fundraising”. Rachel

Clarke, Hearing

Dogs’ Community Fundraising Manager in East Anglia said, “We feel incredibly privileged to have had The Hearing Care Centre’s support for almost 20 years and the

fact that they have chosen to support

the Charity again during this milestone year - achieving such a massive target in a short space of time - shows their enthusiasm and dedication to helping deaf people with the gift of a hearing dog.” The company has announced

details of its inaugural Charity Golf Day and barbecue taking place on Wednesday 17th July at Seckford Hall Golf Club, near Woodbridge.

and further information can

be found at

Tickets www. or by calling 01473 230330.

100% Pass! Beccles & Bungay Taekwondo Belt Grading March 2019

GTUK Beccles & GTUK Bungay shared a very successful Taekwondo belt grading on March 17th. Both clubs have a very active student membership with over 100 members between them and more than a third of them successfully completed their 1st Taekwondo belt grading of 2019.

The grading was taken by GTUK Examiner Mr Steve King 6th Dan, who

said that the quality of student sparring,

patterns, techniques and Korean terminology was excellent across the board.

There were some outstanding performances praised by Mr King from the Beccles students, newly promoted green belts Paulina Borkowska and Joel Thrower, along with


Mingaye who had an excellent 1st grading. A special well done to Beccles’s Blake Goffin for passing his Provisional Black

Belt grading and being awarded his Black Tag belt, Blake will now start preparing for his full Black Belt grading to be performed in front of GTUK Grandmaster Oldham IX degree at a later date. Both Taekwondo clubs are associated to the GT-UK. net and founder members of the exciting new Formed by members for the members. Come and try Taekwon-do!

The spring is a great time to start this family orientated sport, giving new members time to learn their 1st belt syllabus in readiness for the June grading, it takes 3-4 years to learn the full syllabus and become a 1st Degree Black Belt student. If you would like to come and have a go the first session is always free. Visitwww.beccles- or www. full details.

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first thing anyone sees, and a newly landscaped garden or hardscaped driveway will not only look good and give practical benefits but it also adds value. As with all trades and services you will find a number of related businesses in the pages of the Community News so give them a call and make an appointment for your local plumber, electrician, builder, decorator, carpenter, gardener

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David Burns Community News

Picture caption: (From left to right) Rachel Clarke – Hearing Dogs’


Fundraising Manager for East Anglia, Karen Finch - Founder and Managing Director of The Hearing Care Centre, Matthew Coward – Marketing and Operations Manager for The Hearing Care Centre & Brian Platt - Hearing Dogs Deaf Recipient with Hearing Dog, Elton.





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