News from the Hall for July, August and Beyond……

By | July 3, 2017

The latest programme is out now and offers events for the Summer including:

Harris & James Coffee Roasters Partners with Beccles Public Hall

Richard Godfrey, owner of Twfords and the newly launched Harris & James Coffee Roasters of Beccles, has teamed up with Beccles Public Hall to sell top quality locally roasted coffee at Beccles Public Hall.

“I am so delighted for all the different people who come along to the venue. Our great thanks to Richard and all at Twyfords for joining forces with us to offer great quality coffees”  said James Aggett, Hall Manager.

” This is a real local story for the town and I am so pleased to offer my support to the Public Hall. The coffee is a Beccles blend and roasted here in the town and delivered less than 1/8 mile away to be enjoyed by everyone at the venue” said Richard Godfrey.

“The wide range of coffees can be enjoyed at a cost of £1.80 and include lattes, espressos. mochas and hot chocolates – try one soon – you won’t be disappointed. Even when you buy your tickets, coffees will now be available as we will set out some small tables and chairs in the foyer” added James.

Tuesday 4 July

Forget-me- Nots @ the Hall 2pm – 4pm

Support for people with memory problems and their carers

Mark Reynolds – My Life in Cartoons


Thursday 6 July 7.30pm

RoughCast presents

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Credit/ Copyright: RoughCast

Following their sell-out tour of A Christmas Carol, RoughCast return to Shakespeare with a typically fast-moving and energetic production of the most delightful of his romantic comedies – Twelfth Night so come along to the theatre-based show at Beccles Public Hall on Thursday 6 July at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm).

Credit/Copyright: RoughCast

Director, Mark Burridge, has chosen to give the production a Latin-American theme partly inspired by Spaghetti Westerns: “I’ve always felt that Shakespeare’s comedies can be set anywhere and at any time as long as it is colourful and atmospheric. A western-style setting suits this story, with its passionate love story and its duels and brawls. Let’s hope we get some sultry Latin-American evenings for our outdoor performances.”

Shipwrecked twins, Viola and Sebastian, wash up in the sleepy town of Illyria. Although distraught in the belief that her brother is lost in the shipwreck, the resourceful Viola dons man’s clothing and seeks employment with Duke Orsino, the headman in the town. Things get complicated though, when Viola is sent to woo the beautiful Olivia on Duke Orsino’s behalf and Olivia inconveniently falls in love with Viola in his male disguise. To this we can add the drunken antics and practical jokes of Olivia’s uncle Sir Toby Belch and Olivia’s other hapless suitor Sir Andrew Aguecheek, alongside their ongoing battle with the pompous and self-satisfied steward Malvolio (who also has his eye on the delightful Olivia.) Inevitably, to cap it all Viola’s twin arrives just in time to be mistaken for his sister to whom he bears an uncanny resemblance.

Wednesday 19 July 10.30am

U3A The University of the Third Age

Rob Spray will be talking about Wonders Underworld – Hidden Treasures of the Oceans

Saturday 22 July 8pm – Midnight

Move on Up

Soul Night @ the Hall

Copyright / Credit: Alan Lyall awlpix

With DJs Garry Emms (East Anglia)

Kev Coulson (Suffolk Soul Collection)

Steve Kay (Promoter & DJ)

Motown and Northern Soul

Massive VINYL collection

Keep the Faith!

Bar open all evening –  7.30pm – Midnight

Tickets only £7



Saturday 29 July – Friday 4 August 10am – 6pm

Saturday 5 August – 10am – 3pm

Beccles Society of ARTISTS

Annual Exhibition – Free entry

Wednesday 9 August 2.30pm

1940s Themed AFTERNOON TEA

in aid of Cancer Research UK

Call Rosie for tickets on 01502 716431

Coming Soon:

Saturday 2 Sep: Love’s Philosophy – A journey through poetry and classical song

Friday 8 Sep: The Pedlar of Swaffham – a musical by EyesWrite

Sunday 10 Sep: Another Bit of Squit with Keith Skipper

Thursday 14 Sep: Film @ the Hall: La La Land 2pm

Saturday 16 Sep: Move on Up Soul Night @ the Hall with HEAVYSOL – much admired Mod band: Small Faces / Who / The Jam / Weller covers

Saturday 23 Sept: Disco Dance Party with Triumph: A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Top Michael Jackson Tribute coming to Public Hall in September…read on:

Photo credit / copyright: Alive Network

Beccles Public Hall team are excited to announce that top tribute to Michael Jackson, Danny Oliver, will be performing at the Beccles Public Hall on Saturday 23 September. Tickets are available now!

“Danny is a top international Michael Jackson tribute artiste and has performed twice for the King of Pop himself” said Hall Manager, James Aggett.

He added “other acknowledgements are Praised by The STAGE Newspaper & OK! Magazine”.

Complimented by MICHAEL JACKSON & The Jackson family on numerous


Headline entertainment at celeb events including the weddings of both Katie
Price & Kerry Katona.

Photo credit / copyright: Alive Network


Praised by Hollywood greats such as Faye Dunaway, Eva Longoria and “Singing In The Rain” star, Debbie Reynolds.

“The Disco Dance Party with Triumph: A Tribute to Michael Jackson will not only include Danny Oliver, a top tribute artiste but also live music, two dancers and a special local guest.  The event is set for Saturday 23 September 2017 from 8pm ’til midnight as disco music will continue after the main show has finished. It was wonderful to experience the great 70s & 80s Summer Disco Inferno at the Hall recently with DJ Paul Allen and I’m sure this event will appeal to all those disco lovers. Thanks so much for everyone who came along and attended! ” added James.


Saturday 30 September 7.30pm

A Night At The Musicals with



Enjoy an evening of glitz, glamour and toe-tapping tunes!

Join the Tigerlilys as they journey through the world of musical theatre. A fully costumed and choreographed show that is sure to impress!


Please visit the on-line Box Office here, ring 01502 770060 for credit/debit card bookings for call at the Box Office at Smallagate, Beccles from Mon – Sat, 10am – 3pm


We held a stall in Beccles Precinct on 1st July and the splendid amount of £330.65p was raised. This will be added to the sum kindly donated by League of Friends at Beccles Hospital to enable the Hall to purchase a defibrillator.

Many thanks to members of the public who supported us that morning and to the many folk who donated items to sell. Also thanks to the volunteers who helped run the sale on Saturday.

Jenny Shepherd and James Aggett
Beccles Public Hall

Credit: Neil Wallace

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