A variety of entertaining acts planned for town theatre

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison - Credit: Archant

A heady mix of psychedelic rock and jazz rock sounds will fill the air at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay tonight.

After a successful summer touring various festivals The Mahatmas will be performing live on stage. Tickets are £8.

On Sunday afternoon The Bolshoi presents The Bright Stream with music by Dmitri Shostakovich and the choreography of Alexei Ratmansky.

The ballet, set during harvest festival at a collective farm, celebrates the illusory nature of love in all of its baffling, maddening detail with mistaken identities, deceptions and happy resolutions. Tickets are £12.

The mix of comedy, melodrama and supernatural in Mazart’s classic Don Giovani comes live streamed from The New York Met to the Fisher on Thursday.

The charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside plays the title’s hero, opera’s ultimate cad, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. Tickets are £12.

Yakety Yak presents Hay Fever by Noël Coward, next Friday. There’s Judith, a retired actress to whom the world is literally a stage; David, the novelist, and their artistically inclined children Sorrel and Simon.

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When each announces they’ve invited a guest for the weekend, family feuds, misplaced affection and hilarity ensue. Tickets are £9 and concessions £7.

On Monday, Fisher Theatre Cinema presents Couple in a Hole. It tells the story of a Scottish couple, who end up living like savages in a hole in a forest in the French Pyrenees. Tickets are £5.

Events coming up at the Fisher Theatre this month include a performance by Mark Harrison on Thursday, November 24, and The Magnificent Bearded Lady, which is being presented by Havoc on Friday, November 25.

Mark’s finger picking and slide guitar playing distinctive folk-blues style was so popular at the Fisher last year Mark has been invited back.

Each song has a strong storytelling element. Mark’s live shows are well-known – he has headlined at many of the big festivals around the country - not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, presented in a wry and dry manner. Tickets cost £12 or £11 for concessions.

The Magnificent Bearded Lady focuses on Dame Nature - a bearded lady who has been looking after her facial furniture for as long as she can remember.

And she just can’t stop combing over the past.

Once the star of the show, now she spends her days in the depths of her dressing room contemplating the fading roar of the crowd, lost love and the merits of Phil Collins’ solo work.

She recounts tales from her extraordinary life and has a hilarious, heart-felt and hairy look at a world in which, unfortunately for her, it’s not what’s on the inside that counts.

Tickets cost £10 or £8 for concessions, which are now on sale.

To book seats for any of the shows at the Fisher Theatre, call in at the box office open 10am – 3pm, call 01986 897130 or visit their website at www.fishertheatre.org