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 MICA PARIS, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds;
Monday 13th December, 7:30pm
One of the UK’s finest and most respected singers, Mica Paris's first album, 'So Good', went platinum and sparked a long career of hit singles and albums, marking her out as the undisputed British Queen of Soul. Her show at The Apex will see her performing music from her most recent album 'Gospel', a mix of original music alongside spellbinding versions of Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s 'Human'; John Newton’s hymn 'Amazing Grace' and Foreigner’s 'I Want To Know What Love Is'.
Tickets £26.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee)
CINDERELLA, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal;
Runs until Sunday 16th January (see website for show times) See feature on pags 33-35. Tickets from £10.50 (please contact the box office or see the website for family saver and group deals)
ALADDIN, Cambridge Arts Theatre;
Thursday 2nd December to Sunday 9th January (see website for show times)
Aladdin longs for riches, good fortune and his one true love while stuck working in Widow Twankey’s launderette. But when the dastardly Abanazar lures him into the depths of a deep dark cave, Aladdin’s life is turned upside down! With the Genie by his side and the magic lamp in his pocket, Aladdin finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime. Tickets from £19 (inc £3 booking fee)
THE SNOW QUEEN, Cambridge Junction;
Weds 8th December to Mon 3rd January (see website for show times) Join Gerda on her amazing quest to
save her best friend Kaj from the Snow Queen in the frozen north. Featuring a broken mirror and irritable ogres, helpful crows, a bicycling reindeer and a sprinkle of snow in this epic re-telling. Last year, NIE, Cambridge Junction and Tobacco Factory were online and made an abridged digital version of The Snow Queen filmed in beautiful Cambridgeshire woodlands. This year, they are returning to the much-loved story to make a new, extended adaptation with six performers and bursting with live music. Recommended for everyone aged 5+. Tickets £6.50 / £11 concs
JACK & THE BEANSTALK, Haverhill Arts Centre;
Friday 17th to Monday 27th December. Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum Sue Hodge (‘Allo ‘Allo comedy legend) returns by popular demand, this time as the hilarious Fairy Cucumber, in a fun-filled pantomime for all the family. Together with a professional cast featuring the bumbling Dame Trott, the
Special events
CALL MY FESTIVE BLUFF, Hunter Club, St Andrew’s St South, Bury St Edmunds;
Thursday 9th December
Join Nethergate Wines and the Theatre Royal at the Hunter Club, for this wine quiz with a difference! Test your knowledge of wine against the wit and expertise of a panel as they bluff and double bluff, as you guess and quaff! Enjoy a riotous evening of laughs, fun and fine wine, hosted by Nethergate Wines. Age 18+. Ticket price includes welcome drink, wine, cheese and bread. This is a Theatre Royal Friends Committee fundraising event to support the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Tickets £25
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Sun 19 Dec, 7.30pm
Award-winning broadcasters Fi Glover and Jane Garvey don't claim to have all the answers (what was the question?), but they guarantee an evening of behind-the-scenes revelations and inconsequential, but strangely compelling, chat about living some of their lives in front of and behind the microphone
CHRISTMAS AT BLACKTHORPE BARN, Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9HZ
Christmas shop runs until Wednesday 22nd December, 10am- 5pm.Crafts 4th, 5th 11th and 12th December, 10am-5pm
See page 50. To get a feeling of what awaits you at Blackthorpe Barn, watch the video or go to
or call 01359 270880.
villainous Fleshcreep, and our heroes Jack and Jill, as they battle a giant and provide the excitement, laughter and amazement of a traditional pantomime with a modern twist. With a special appearance by Daisy the Cow, live music, and full supporting cast, this is a GIANT of a pantomime not to be missed! Tickets £17/ £15 concs.
PUSS IN BOOTS, The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury CO10 2AN;Sunday 26th December to Monday 3rd January (see website for show times)
The residents of Schaumbegraben are not happy! Roger the Ogre is taxing everyone for everything, so the Burgher and his Clerk decide to organise a music festival to cheer everyone up. The Miller brothers, Arthur, Dusty and Windy, are given gifts by their father and one of those gifts turns out to be a very unusual one. Cerys and her mother, Megan, are on a sightseeing holiday in the area. What could possibly go wrong? Tickets £15 / child £12.
Agenda editor Andrew Deane
All events are subject to change and venues will have social distancing, mask-wearing, booking by ‘bubble’, and sanitisation protocols.

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