End of April and May Events at the Public Hall

By | April 20, 2017

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ – don’t miss your chance to see this great show!

Tues 25 – Sat 29th April 7.45pm

The Cast

Performances commence  Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 April – book now!

Tickets are now on sale for the latest musical offering from Waveney Light Opera Group. Although rarely performed by amateur societies, ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ was a big hit on Broadway and London’s West End where it starred Elaine Page in the title role.

Debbie Lambert plays the Drowsy Chaperone & Tommy McGee as Adolpho

John Hammond plays Feldzieg and Jayne Andrew plays Kitty

This quirky and hugely entertaining comedy centres around the lone narrator – ‘The man in the chair’ – who talks to the audience from his armchair at the front of the stage, confiding in them like friends. He tells them the story of his favourite musical: The Drowsy Chaperone and the show comes to life as he plays his record. Set in the roaring twenties, the story centres around the celebrity wedding of the beautiful starlet Janet Van Der Graff to the dashing Robert Martin, set in the grounds of an English country mansion. However, Janet’s money-grabbing agent is determined to stop the wedding and hires an infamous Italian womaniser, Adolpho, to seduce the bride before the wedding. Of course, the plot goes wrong and chaos ensues.
Don’t miss your chance to see this enormously entertaining, and often moving, production. Performaces commence  Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 April – book now!

For and on behalf of Waveney Light Opera Group

Bella Musica

Friday 5 May 7.30pm


Dancing to the Glorious Sounds of the Cotton Club ..

Saturday 13 May 7.30pm

It’s a massive welcome back to Michael Kilpatrick and his fabulous 16-piece band, Harmony in Harlem, as the Beccles Public Hall team look forward to a special dance evening on Saturday 13 May at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

With The Muffin Man of Jivebunnies as resident DJ for the evening, it’s sure to give every keen dancer the option of dancing all evening to great old numbers from the minute the doors open to the very last minute! Gill and Nigel of Jivebunnies are legendary for their excellent dance classes as well as hosting numerous jump jive and swing nights.

Harmony in Harlem provides an exhilarating experience, the best of jazz and swing.

With a unique repertoire from the greatest jazz composer/bandleader in history, Duke Ellington, Harmony In Harlem is perfect for a dance night at the Beccles Public Hall on a balmy evening on 13 May 2017.

Their inspiring selection of music ranges from the raw sounds of the jungle to vibrant foot-tapping swing, from the darkest lament to the lavishly romantic, perfect for all local lovers of dance.

Take a look and listen here – just wonderful!! You won’t be disappointed!

Calling all dancers and lovers of delicious jazz melodies and old dance numbers, book fast to secure your ticket! All tickets priced at £13.50.

Patsy Cline & Friends – a tribute to Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Jim Reeves

Friday 19 May 7.30pm



Saturday 20 May 7.30pm

Following the success of his Victorian Show – A Night of Mystery, Illusionist, Chris North returns to the Hall with his sensational new show Mentalism LIVE on Saturday 20 May.

Mentalism and mind reading has soared to new heights and popularity due to intense media and television coverage but few people get to see this sort of thing ‘live’.
Chris North masterfully embraces this popularity with a distinctively fast paced performance ingeniously constructed to engage the audience on a journey from the curious to the seemingly impossible with plenty of humour and interaction.
Witness illusions of the mind that will alter your view on reality and will spark discussion
long after the performance!
You will laugh – you will be amazed – you will question what you see!
Mentalism LIVE – Saturday May 20th @ 7.30pm

Beyond Eternity Promotions Presents: 

Meet Tommy Atkins 

Friday 26 May 7.30pm

Written by playwright/actor/musician Peter Gill (pianist for Anita Harris & The Jerry Lee Lewis Story) this play details, through the eyes of a simple ‘Tommy’ the reality of war for those who actually fought it. In an astonishing solo performance, ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ takes the audience through his war – a war that saw him fight at Ypres, Passendale, Loos and on the Somme and that took him to the depths of despair but also brought him unique comradeship that he would never find again. From the beginning of the war to the end, Private Tommy Atkins was there.
This is his story.



One Way or Another

a Blondie Tribute

Saturday 27 May 8pm

Book fast as the 2015 gig was a sell out!

Take a look & listen from two years ago here

They are just great!!



Tickets are available here on-line or by ringing 01502 770060 or by calling at the Box Office from Monday to Satuday, 10am to 3pm. Don’t delay, book today and support events at the Hall!

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