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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 the latest Magic Fishbone trailer to get you even more excited for the show, plus hear what the audiences so far have to say about it…

Audience feedback

What people said about ‘Alice in Wonderland’

"We came Friday night! It was as always amazing! My granddaughter was glued!!"
Audience member
"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"
Audience member
"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"
Audience member
"We all had a fantastic time and some of us even played characters in the story!"
Audience member
"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"
Audience member
"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!!"
Audience member

The Magic Fishbone 2020

We are doing a special one-off event for The Magic Fishbone at The Anchor, Walberswick on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 5pm.

This is a fundraising event in aid of Red Rose Chain’s dedicated community work. And although we’ll be in the midst of cold January, fear not this event is hosted in a heated marquee!

So why not celebrate the new year with us, by supporting our reprised show of The Magic Fishbone.


Full price – £10

Children (under 16s) – £5


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 Times

At The Avenue Theatre, Ipswich.
6 – 31 DEC

Shows Tue – Sun (excluding Wednesdays)
7pm evenings
Thu to Sat: 3pm matinee
Sun: 1pm and 4.30pm show
Tue 24th: 10:30am morning show, 2pm matinee
Tue 31st: 2pm matinee

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

Book Now

Pre-show Pizza

Our cafe bar will open after matinee performances and before evening  performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 12th December and 28th December.

Special Events

Father Christmas is coming to The Avenue & looks forward to meeting all the children – £7.50 per child, includes a gift!


  • 7th Dec 2pm
  • 8th Dec 12 noon
  • 8th Dec 3:30pm
  • 14th Dec 2pm
  • 15th Dec noon
  • 15th Dec 3:30pm
  • 20th Dec 2pm
  • 21st Dec 2pm
  • 22nd Dec 12 noon
  • 22nd Dec 3:30pm
  • 23rd Dec 2pm
  • 24th Dec 9:30am
  • 24th Dec 1pm


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


as Princess Alicia

as Percy Pickles

as Watkins


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