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Some past events

May 2023

A free fun & magical performance by

Beverley Bishop!



Bev with a taster of her next production, an uplifting and thought-provoking look at life through the themes of Creation, Imagination, Connection, and Wishes. Her work is full of warmth and humour and a sprinkle of magic. There will be a break after the performance and this will be followed by either an informal Q&A session, or a discussion-based workshop that will explore one or more of the themes in the performance. Free event but donations appreciated to her self-funded trip to America with her “Finding the Magic” show. 

 Last Shot and Confess

March 2023

March theatre

Last Shot –

 A famous actor and revered director are filming the Last Shot of their latest picture. The question is, why are they doing this in a village hall? With past misdeeds bought to life, we soon find out why their careers have spun so violently and dangerously out of control.

 Confess –

Martin is a peculiar man, and he wants to hear your confession. He runs a local support group in his village hall so you can share your darkest secrets. However, when two unusual participants turn up confessing things Martin doesn't want to hear, the group becomes a little less supportive.

 These two pitch-black comedy thrillers are brought to you by the up and coming Raising Cain Productions (My Other Half), and are written to be performed in either a theatre or village hall. See these two 30-minute plays in one night and fall into their dark and twisting narratives.


November 2019

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“Live music! (not theater!) – If you are looking for an uplifting evening that combines excellent music, witty banter and audience participation, Mumbo Jumbo will not disappoint!  This warm and friendly and incredibly talented trio, have toured extensively and entertained audiences for over 40 years, frequently on the brink of “making it big” – luckily for us they never quite did, this is a show that shares with you their near misses with excellent music and good humour throughout”

The Tide Jetty

June 2019

Eastern Angles Theatre Company’s 2019 Spring Tour Show…with The Tide Jetty by Tony Ramsay

Two brothers, Tucky and Nathan grow up on the banks of Breydon Water alongside tomboy, Eliza. The three of them are inseparable. As they grow older the inevitable happens and both the boys fall for her. But tragedy tears the trio apart and years later it is time to discover the truth of what really happened…

The Tide Jetty is a new and thought-provoking play, exploring what we treasure and how and why we preserve it.  Tony Ramsay’s previous plays include The Anatomist (“A vision of the past pregnant with the present” Time Out) and Bentwater Roads (“an engrossing drama from the numerous pasts lurking around it” The Times).

See a trailer for the show at https://youtu.be/SpsLszhBg40  Watch and share!

Travels with my Cello

April 2019

image3Travels with my Cello - as the musician, Hattie Bennett, describes it an entertaining look at the life of a free-lance musician with commentary on the cello!


November 2018


Farnham Maltings Theatre Company present a 90 minute theatrical event that celebrates progress and change in a bright new world.
It is at heart a love story.

1948 and 1963.  Everyone is gathering in the village hall

Lightning has struck the hall roof.  Mrs Atkinson has called the repairman – a man who can fix a creaking door, chimneys that smoke.  And in he comes with his daughter, bright blue eyes full of brilliance, like an animal in from the woods.

Long after its arrival in the city, the slow process of rural electrification is starting to illuminate every corner and crevice of village life. As the dark evenings hold us in, 240 volts of alternating current and the humble electric light bulb allow us to gather and sing long into the night.

 Here I Belong

April 2018

HereIBelong Once again with CAE support Pentabus Theatre Company returns to Freckenham with a performance of 'Here I Belong' - a play by Matt Hartley. It’s about communities, relationships and growing old. It is an uplifting night out, with some gentle audience participation if you want too!

It's Elsie's birthday, which is appropriate since it mirrors the 20th anniversary of the opening of the village hall in February (another milestone!). You are invited to celebrate with us, bring your friends, your family or just bring yourself. There will be cake! Elsie has lived here for 60 years. In that time she has seen elections, weddings, wars, people coming, people going. You'll travel through time with her from 1953 to the present day and help Elsie stay where she belongs.

Join us for a sensitive, charming and honest portrayal about life and the right to grow old in your own home. The show is staged in cabaret-seating style and the scenery changes with bunting, flowers, fairy lights and balloons as the audience is taken on a journey through 60 years of village life.

 Meet the Bishops

March 2018

StEdsShieldThe Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, the Rt Rev Martin Seeley and the Bishop of Dunwich, the Rt Rev Mike Harrison, will be undertaking a walking pilgrimage through the West of the Diocese during Lent, and on Monday 26th March their route will bring them from Newmarket, via Red Lodge to All Saints' Worlington where they will lead a service of Evening Prayer at about 5pm. After that they will be brought to Freckenham to rest overnight before continuing their journey towards Bury St Edmunds via Mildenhall.  In the evening from 7.30pm onwards there will be a social event in the village hall so that the two Bishops can meet and chat with locals as well as members of churches in nearby villages.


March 2018

SuffolkPhilamonic and 

Presented a FREE CONCERT of
Classical Music

followed by coffee, sandwiches and cake

A FREE one-hour concert by a small ensemble of
Suffolk Philharmonic’s top professional musicians.

Slipper and ferrule exchange was available.

The Quest for Excalibow

February 2018

BowjanglesSinging,   dancing,   comedy,   magic and  music!
Bowjangles returned with their most magical show so far – the mystical world of fairy tales, folklore and legends.

We experienced tales of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and characters of pure fantasy in this action packed full length show, all presented in Bowjangles’ own inimitable and unique style, full of energy and panache! Show was suitable for all ages.

 Michael Bublé Tribute

November 2017

Kai McKenzie returned to Freckenham for his fourth tribute session to Michael Bublé.

Kai is the UK's most authentic representation of Michael and he wowed the Freckenham audience in the same way that he continues to wow clients with his near identical vocals.

 Salsa Verde

October 2017

Salsa VerdeBadapple dons its Salsa Verde dancing shoes

Badapple Theatre Company is back with a brand new comedy, and this time the dancing shoes are going on! ‘Salsa Verde’, or Green Sauce as they say in Yorkshire, begins touring on 21st September in Marton-cum-Grafton and follows two different generations of characters where a romantic love-triangle seems destined to be repeated down the years. A wartime Bevan Boy and a navy recruit clash at the dance hall, as do another thoroughly modern duo fighting over the instructor at the local village hall Salsa night.
Artistic Director and playwright Kate Bramley notes, “As Badapple’s 20-year anniversary of touring approaches, I wanted to capture the imagination of younger, non-traditional theatregoers! Hopefully the prospect of top-quality dancing, music and comedy all on your doorstep will appeal to anyone of any age who is up for a great local night out.”
Well-known for her plays which blend historical resonance with contemporary issues, Bramley’s ‘Salsa Verde’ deals with the stresses of the modern world, from changes to the rural landscape to immigration and the financial stress of recession, whilst retaining the customary humour and originality of all Badapple shows.
Bramley says, ‘Salsa Verde’ is “all about joy”. Set in late 1999- reflecting a time anticipating the new Millenium when joy was promised, expected and deserved- local villagers are hoping for completion of the troubled Millennium Bridge that will join two rival ex-colliery villages for the first time in a hundred years. Sallie returns from New York to bring dance to her childhood haunts through the Grand Opening Salsa Spectacular. Meanwhile out of work Verde, finds himself embroiled in a Cyrano de Bergerac style love triangle with Sallie, identical to the experience of his Grandad as a wartime collier.
We want our audiences to laugh and be entertained – a night away from divided Brexit Britain- and celebrate the diverse & pro-active communities around them. Salsa’s historical origins are political, of the working people, fusing styles that transcend ethnicity & poverty, and that social power and visual vibrancy makes it a best fit for this piece.”
Badapple Theatre Company is one of the most prolific and original rural touring companies in the UK. Its mission is to take productions to the smallest of rural venues, and in doing so find the best of new theatre in the most unexpected of places. With high production values & multi-arts storytelling this innovative show will, once more, push the boundaries of what can be achieved in rural theatre touring.
‘Salsa Verde’ stars Jack Alexander (from our hit show Eddie and The Gold Tops), alongside actor/dancers Hadley Smith and Alexandra Daszewski with original songs and music by SONY award-winning singer songwriter Jez Lowe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominee.


 Village Summer Party

August 2017

Second Village Summer Party - and it is a Free Event!

Come and enjoy Tea, coffee, cold drinks, cakes, a chat  and/or play  “outdoor games” giant jenga, bowling, tin can alley, croquet, boules etc.

Following on from the Tea Party then there is a change of mood from 7.00pm to music when the cash bar will be open (although there might be a few free drinks available at 7.00pm ish!). Bring a plate of food to share. 


Morgan and West's

Spectacular Magic Show

April 2017

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Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. (Sadly there are no actual mountains or trucks on stage during the show, Mr West simply would not have them.) Mixing brain busting illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound!


Queens 90th Birthday Celebrations

June 2016