Bugle Boy set to hit Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre

PUBLISHED: 11:39 26 August 2011

A MAJOR new musical production exploring the life and work of legendary band leader Glenn Miller, which is set to gain its UK premiere in Lowestoft next month, is proving a huge hit at the box office. The Marina Theatre has teamed up with playwright Den Stevenson and producer Bruce James to bring the show, Bugle Boy, which was last performed on Broadway, to the region from September 15 and already two thirds of the seats have been snapped up.

The new play, complete with orchestra on stage, is scheduled to make its professional UK debut in this region – an area that Glenn Miller visited much of during the war. The production will then transfer to London’s West End.

The show features all of his famous and instantly recognisable tunes, from Little Brown Jug to String Of Pearls; Moonlight Serenade to Pennsylvania 6-5000; and Chattanooga Choo Choo to Kalamazoo.

Theatre manager Martin Halliday said: “Ticket sales for Bugle Boy have already exceeded expectations. We know the music of Glenn Miller is very popular and that the band leader had appeared at several locations in the area during the Second World War. We are understandably pleased at how well the show is selling and would urge those interested not to delay in securing their seats.”

Bugle Boy plays at the Marina Theatre from Thursday to Saturday, September 15-17, nightly at 7.30pm. There is also a special matinee performance on Saturday at 2.30pm. Ticket prices range from £8.50 to £19.50 with concessions and party booking discounts also available.

• From today the big screen at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft presents extra family afternoon matinees of Horrid Henry the Movie through until Thursday, at 2.30pm.

Screening nightly at 7.30pm is the critically-acclaimed Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, starring James Franco, Brian Cox, John Lithgow and Andy Serkis.

As with all Marina films, the feature starts at the advertised time with doors open 30 minutes before.

l Admission costs £4 with children and over 60s priced at £3, for more information, or to book seats, call the box office on 01502 533200.

l For more information or to book seats call the box office on 01502 533200.

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