Week Commencing Mon 15th July 2019

Get It Booked

Fri 19th July- Seagull Theatre Lowestoft- The Settlers- Long before Mumford and Sons- counting Jethro Tull and Simon & Garfunkel as contemporise we found the The Settlers. Choosing their name from their first single “settle down.” The group found themselves as television stars in the mid 60’s. Before they began supporting artists the like of Dusty Springfield and The Small Faces. By the early seventies they found one of their most popular songs “The Lightning Tree” as a theme song to a popular television series.

Like many bands of the era they have experimented with many different forms of music including a religious album (I am your servant) and in the mid seventies they switched it up from folk pop more electric sound. The group fell into demise in the early 80’s and yet know here we are in 2019 and the group is here in Lowestoft!!!

It’s easy to dismiss bands from the 60’s at this point in life where fame is earned through Instagram likes and reality TV. It’s easy to forget what the music industry was like when artistry was still important and bands could comfortably experiment with their music, image and style- compared to the present where hits are created from a board room table.

The evening is sure to include songs from the 60’s to the 80’s and some current self penned folk material from their new album Resettled. This is an evening to let the Seagull Theatre take you back to the 60’s and a reminder of where pop folk music actually came from.

Tickets Available @ http://www.theseagull.co.uk/event/the-settlers/

One to Watch

From Fri 19th July until Sat 27th July- Madder Market Theatre- A View from The Bridge

Over at Madder Market Theatre we have The Norwich Players and their interpretation of A view From The Bridge a classic by Arthur Miller. The play set in the 1950’s America near The Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Looking at the dark side of the American Dream the Norwich Players promise to strip the story back to it’s muscular roots.

In it’s traditional telling the story introduces Eddie our protagonist who has an obsession with his wife’s orphaned niece Catherine, so he does not approve when she begins a courtship with his wife’s cousin. Miller said that he heard an account from a lawyer who worked with longshoremen who told it to him as a true story.

It will be  interesting to see what the Players can bring to the American playwright’s 1955 classic. The show has been produced in recent years at the Young Vic London and now we get a chance to see this show in our very own city.

Tickets available @ https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/maddermarket/a-view-from-the-bridge/e-ellgka

Worth a Mention

Tues 16th July- Saturday 17th August- Norwich Theatre Royal- Matilda The Musical

I actually think this is worth more than a mention, in fact this is arguably the biggest production of the summer in East Anglia. However there are very few tickets left which is why I bumped it to third- having said that there are tickets left so if you want to see this former west end show now’s the time to book it.

As a huge fan of Roald Dahl and someone who just came across the Trunchbulls chair in Chapelfield I couldn’t be more excited for this to come to the Theatre Royal. I hope were all familiar with the tale of the overlooked child with telekinesis who uses her powers to take on the tyrannical Trunchbull and find her way away from her parents. The story brought to life with the songs of Tim Minchin is one for all the family to enjoy so as stated not many left so get booking!!!

Tickets available@ https://secure.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk/Online/default.asp

Let me know what your seeing or heading to this week!!!

Listing’s

Monday 15th July 2019

Gig- Bursters- The Waterfront Studio, Norwich

Screening- Sometimes always Never- Marina Theatre Lowestoft

Tuesday 16th July 2019

Musical- Matilda- The Musical, Norwich Theatre Royal

Gig- Living Colour + Wayward sons- The Waterfront, Norwich

Visual Art- Easterly Edge- Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft

Screening- Fighting with my Family- St Georges Theatre Great Yarmouth

Screening- Sometimes Always Never- Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Wednesday 17th July 2019

Musical- Matilda The Musical- Norwich Theatre Royal

Screening- Sometimes Always Never- Marina Theatre Lowestoft

Thursday 18th July 2019

Musical- Matilda The Musical- Norwich Theatre Royal

Comedy- Bodily Functions and where to find them- Emmerson Studio, Norwich

Music- The Mary Duff Show- Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

One Man Show- Karl Minns: Sortabiography- Playhouse, Norwich

Music- Tayrn Everdeen- Uppergreen Cathedral Close, Norwich

Friday 19th July 2019

Musical- Matilda The Musical- Norwich Theatre Royal

Music- The Settlers- Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft

Music- Johnny Marr- Waterfront, Norwich

Party- Propoganda- Waterfront, Norwich

One Man Show- Karl Minns: Sortabiography- Playhouse, Norwich

Music- SHowaddywaddy- Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Music- The UK Beach Boys- St Georges Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Comedy- Bodily Functions and where to find them- Emmerson Studio, Norwich

Theatre- A View From the Bridge, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Saturday 20th July 2019

Musical- Matilda The Musical- Norwich Theatre Royal

Theatre- A View From the Bridge, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Children- Old McDonald and the three Pigs, St Georges Theatre Great Yarmoth

Music- Oye Santana- Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

One Man Show- Karl Minns: Sortabiography- Playhouse, Norwich

Music- Crobot- Waterfront Studio, Norwich

Music- Total WHO show- Open, Norwich

Night Out- Meltdown Tropical Beach Party- Waterfront, Norwich

Showcase- PAPA! And Clockwork Showcase- Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft

Sunday 21st July

Theatre- Apollo 11- Emmerson Studio, Norwich

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