The Black Shuck Festival - in Bungay

St Mary's Church, Bungay, Suffolk
2nd August 2024 - 4th August 2024

Legend has it that during a terrible storm on 4th August 1577 a hellish black dog ran amok in the church, wreaking havoc and killing and maiming the terrified congregants. The Black Shuck Festival retells this story to delighted audiences.

The Black Shuck Festival is a celebration of Bungay’s mythological and cultural heritage. This local legend has resonated with the community down the ages and we tell this story, and other local myths and mysteries, through artistic performances in song, music, dance, drama and storytelling.

St. Mary’s Church – where it all happened – is a fantastic setting for key events during the Festival, lending atmosphere and amazing acoustics.

For more information – and to purchase tickets – see

Friday 2nd August: Terrible Wunder, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 3rd August: Stewart Lee & Laura Cannell - 10.30am – noon

Saturday 3rd August: Will Fergusson & Will Bass – 1pm – 2pm

Sunday 4th August: William Drew-Batty’s The Journey - 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Didy Ward

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