Seagull line-up has plenty for everyone

PUBLISHED: 10:46 01 October 2010

THIS week at the Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft, there is a promise of something for all tastes and ages.

Tonight at 7.30pm an up and coming Lowestoft band Expect Kaos take to the stage. After their success in reaching the last stages of this summer’s “S Factor” talent show this energetic five piece rock band proposes a night of original compositions and popular covers with their own unexpected twists. Tickets £5.

The Seagull’s commitment to staging quality, serious drama is demonstrated on Saturday at 7.30pm when respected Norwich based theatre group, Black Ram, present Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”.

In this fresh telling of a much loved classic, the action takes place in Oslo on Christmas Eve 1879 and is a moving tales of repression and social captivity. Tickets £10/£9.

Increasingly the theatre is offering a home to a number of groups from the local community from dance and drama, through war gaming and a community choir, to a keep fit class.

Theatre bosses are delighted to host, on Thursday, at 7.30pm, the third visit of Gardeners’ Question Time to the Seagull. The panel of well qualified local experts will share their own experience of the good, bad and ugly of this difficult growing season. The audience is invited to offer their own questions with a prize on offer for anyone who can beat the experts. Tickets £3.

The Autumn Jazz Festival kicks off on Friday, October 8, at 7.30pm, with a showing of the 1988 film, Bird. The film, directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, is a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker.

It is constructed as a collage of scenes from Parker’s life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his marriage to Chan Richardson, to his early death at the age of thirty-four. Tickets £3.50.

On Saturday, October 9, at 7.30pm, there is a concert by X Factor winner, Steve Brookstein and his wife, Eileen Hunter. Steve has performed with many of the top jazz singers around today. Eileen is a highly accomplished singer in her own right and together they make an impressive tea. Book early for a brilliant night out. Tickets £10/£9

For more details of these shows and other opportunities at the Seagull please contact the box office on 01502 589726 or visit the website;

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