China, chaos and Caribbean Queen

FEBRUARY brings a host of star names and attractions to Lowestoft Marina Theatre. Billy Ocean, one of the biggest-ever black recording artists, will perform a string of his classic hits, including Caribbean Queen and When the Going Gets Tough, on Saturday, February 7 at 7.

FEBRUARY brings a host of star names and attractions to Lowestoft Marina Theatre.

Billy Ocean, one of the biggest-ever black recording artists, will perform a string of his classic hits, including Caribbean Queen and When the Going Gets Tough, on Saturday, February 7 at 7.30pm. Just a few seats were remaining this week.

The following evening, local band Roller Coaster celebrate their 25th anniversary. Joining them on stage will be the Waveney Voices in a special charity performance arranged by the Rotary Club of Lowestoft.

Monday, February 9 brings a spectacular gala night with two major recording artistes: Hayley Westenra and Jonathan Ansell. The Marina date is one of just a handful of concerts in which they will perform together as part of their Valentine's tour, and seats sold out in record time.


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Starring Damian Williams and penned by Robin Hawdon, the author of Don't Dress For Dinner, the comedy drama Birthday Suite runs from Tuesday, February 10 to Thursday, February 12 (nightly at 7.30pm) and promises to be the perfect tonic for those winter blues.

Geoff Tippett has arranged a special birthday treat for his old stick-at-home friend Bob, whose marriage is fast approaching the rocks. The treat is a hotel room for the night, complete with champagne, a double bed that disappears into the wall and a very attractive girl called Mimi who just happens to be late. Mix in an over-amorous psychiatrist, shy Kate, a connecting door and temperamental Italian waiter Tony and you have a recipe for side-splitting comic chaos.

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For the first time, the TV characters from Fifi and The Flowertots appear live on stage as part of a national tour that visits the Marina on Sunday and Monday, February 15 and 16. The stage production, The Fairy And The Flowertots, follows Clairy Fairy, a fairy who is blown off course and lands in Flowertot Garden.

Errol Brown, the former Hot Chocolate frontman and writer of the band's hit songs, comes to Lowestoft on Tuesday, February 17 as part of his farewell tour. Errol, whose hit It Started With A Kiss was voted one of the top 20 love songs of all time, says of the tour: 'I'm doing this for my very loyal fans as I have been touched by their dedication all of my career. As a thank you I will be performing all the hits.'

Dazzling acrobatics and death-defying stunts are in store from February 20 as the Chinese State Circus goes through its paces. The action-packed show combines martial arts warriors from the Shaolin Temple and the Tai and Acrobatic Troupe from the foot of Mount Tai, a sacred mountain.

More details and bookings for all shows on 01502 533200.

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