Popular historian’s talk starts busy week at Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 13:42 05 June 2015 | UPDATED: 13:42 05 June 2015

Historian Ivan Bunn. Picture: Andrew McMeekin.

Historian Ivan Bunn. Picture: Andrew McMeekin.


A busy week of entertainment is set to hit the stage at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield.

Popular local historian, Ivan Bunn, returns to the Seagull at 7.30pm tonight (Friday) to present an in-depth look at Samuel Morton Peto’s contribution to the growth of “modern” Lowestoft.

In his latest illustrated talk on the town, entitled The Making of Peto’s Lowestoft, Ivan introduces Samuel Morton Peto, his ideas, innovations, and his extensive contribution to the making of Lowestoft as he covers a period from the mid 18th century to the mid 19th century.

As usual the talk will be supported by maps, plans and illustrations backing up Mr Bunn’s research and excellent narrative on what promises to be another interesting, informative and entertaining evening. Tickets cost £5.

Next Friday, June 12, at 8pm Clown Noir stage a clown’s version of the Shakespeare play Love’s Labour’s Lost.

As much a voyage of discovery as a performance, this show compresses the original play into 60 minutes of breathless physical comedy.

This is innovative theatre, hailed as “absolutely brilliant and engaging.” Tickets cost £10/£8.

On Saturday, June 13, at 7.30pm, Paul Thwala and Skhu Khanyile transport you to the Kingdom of KwaZulu Natal in their high octane Evening of African Celebration.

In previous shows a sell out audience have been enthralled by the diversity of African storytelling, music and dance – and this promises to be another great night for all the family. Tickets cost £7/£6.

The Seagull May to August brochure is now online and available from the theatre.

For more details of events and opportunities at the Seagull Theatre, please contact the box office on 01502 589726 or alternatively visit

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