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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 Magic Fishbone trailer, plus hear what our audiences have to say about the 2019 Christmas show…



6th-31st December 2019 at The Avenue Theatre, IP2 9AF
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. 

The Magic Fishbone 2020

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.

The Magic Fishbone – Press Reviews

Ipswich Star – by Jackie Montague
East Anglian Daily Times – by Jackie Montague
Ipswich Waterfront – by Caroline Roberts

Audience feedback – Alice in Wonderland 2018

"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


as Princess Alicia

as Percy Pickles

as Watkins


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