The Magic Fishbone

The Magic Fishbone


A new festive classic!”
The Reviews Hub

“Memorable…Breathless, anarchic fun. 
A kaleidoscope of gruesome figures”
The Stage

Flawless! Will enchant all ages
What’s On Stage

Watch last year’s Christmas trailer to relive the magic before The Magic Fishbone begins!

Audience feedback

What people said about ‘Alice in Wonderland’

"We came Friday night! It was as always amazing! My granddaughter was glued!!"
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"Really loved the show so funny, the cast done an amazing job putting it all together well done, and well done Jo."
Audience member
"Very funny and loved all the interaction with the audience. Brilliant thanks"
Audience member
"a wonderful comical well acted story with fantastic actors but have to say the costumes stole the show! Amazing performance lovely nod to tradition with a nonsensical twist"
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"We went last night - brilliant! Don't miss it!"
Audience member
"Laughed from my belly!! Brilliant!! Thanks for amusing us as always!"
Audience member
"Fantastic show tonight - thank you for such brilliant entertainment! Our SEN girls loved it xx"
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"We all had a fantastic time and some of us even played characters in the story!"
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"It's brilliant on so many levels"
Audience member
"Took a group of Rainbow Girlguides to see ‘Alice’ on Sunday. The performance was truly amazing! Terrific interactive show, I cannot recommend this highly’s a must see this Christmas"
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"Went to see it today, it was brilliant! The kids loved it too!"
Audience member
"A Xmas feast for the eyes; funny; clever adaptation by @CarrickJo"
Audience member
"Soooooo much fun this evening. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet then You’re Late!!"
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Our Christmas Show!
Adapted by Joanna Carrick

It will bring you whatever you wish for…
The beautiful princess Alicia is poor and her clothes are threadbare.
She works all day long looking after her little brothers and sisters and has no friends, except for a ragdoll duchess and Percy Pickles, the fishmonger’s son. But one day, Alicia is given a magic present; a fishbone which will give her anything she wishes for, as long as she wishes for it at the right moment…

This December, Joanna Carrick’s acclaimed adaptation finally comes home to The Avenue! Charles Dickens at Christmas is a magical, unmissable treat for all the family and the perfect alternative to the traditional panto. Please note that our matinees WILL sell out fast so remember to book early to secure your favourite date!

Date and time

At The Avenue Theatre, Ipswich.
6 – 31 DEC

Shows Tue – Sun (excluding Wednesdays)
7pm evenings
Tue: 10:30am morning show, 2pm matinee
Thu to Sat: 3pm matinee
Sun: 1pm and 4.30pm show
Duration: Approx 110 mins including a short interval

Off-peak performance prices:

Concession*: £8 (children or full-time students, people in receipt of benefits or pension credits, people with disabilities)
Over 65s: £18
Full Price: £21

Peak performance prices:
Concession*: £12 (children or full-time students, people in receipt of benefits or pension credits, people with disabilities)
Over 65s: £20
Full Price: £23.50

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Pre-show Pizza

Our cafe bar opens 60 mins before each performance and serves delicious artisan pizza, booking in advance is advised.

Margherita (Alicia): £8.50 – tomatoes, mozzarella & basil
Mediterranean (Percy): £9 – tomatoes, mozzarella, basil & black olives
Funghi (Clyde): £9.50 – tomatoes, cheese, basil & mushrooms


Special Events

Father Christmas is coming to The Avenue & looks forward to meeting all the children – £5 per child, includes a gift!


Slots TBA

First come, first served, so booking in advance is advised.


as Princess Alicia

as Percy Pickles

as Watkins


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