Big band to revive rare classics at Marina

PUBLISHED: 10:25 19 November 2010

One of the country’s top swing bands, The New Squadronaires, will appear at the Marina Theatre on Sunday for a memorable evening –paying tribute to some of the greatest “Big Bands”.

And their return to Lowestoft is set to be even more special as the concert will include some of the original Squadronaires’ music arrangements, which have not been played since 1964.

Playing the music of the great swing bands including Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and others,

a popular feature of any 
Squadronaires Orchestra performance is the Squadcats, and the orchestra also features its own version of the small group playing the Dixieland music, so popular with fans.

Present day bandleader is ex-Syd Lawrence Orchestra vocalist Mark Porter, who is set to sing some really smooth vocals along the way. The evening begins at 7.30pm

Before Sunday’s concert, The Marina welcomes a special tribute to the legendary Franki Valli & The Four Seasons tonight, at 7.30pm and, tomorrow, legendary actor and presenter Nicholas Parsons hosts a celebration of the best in musical theatre with Masters Of The House at 7.30pm.

After a short absence, films return to the Marina Big Screen next week and include the critically acclaimed Made In Dagenham (15) showing on Monday and Tuesday at 7.30pm and on Thursday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Starring Bob Hoskins and Rosamund Pike and from the director of Calendar Girls, Made In Dagenham is a comedy-drama based upon the events surrounding the 1968 strike at the Dagenham Ford factory involving 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act.

On Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm Julia Roberts stars in Eat, Pray, Love (PG). A journey around the World becomes a quest for self discovery leading Liz Gilbert (Roberts) to step out of her comfort zone risking everything to change her life.

l For more information or to book any Marina concert, movie or show, please call the box office on 01502 

l For a special feature on Nicholas Parsons see Page 53.

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