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Comedian Alan Carr set to return to Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 09:15 08 April 2011

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will continue their residency at the Marina with a concert on April 15

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will continue their residency at the Marina with a concert on April 15

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THERE was a double boost for Lowestoft's biggest theatre this week as one of Britain's most successful comedians and a world famous orchestra confirmed they grace the Marina stage once more.

Alan Carr set to return to Lowestoft

Top comedian and chat show host Alan Carr will warm up for his forthcoming major tour at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre on May 12, The Journal can exclusively reveal today.

With his unique humour and effortless stage presence earning him a catalogue of awards, his Channel 4 chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man is now firmly established as one of the nation’s favourite entertainment TV shows.

Alan’s unique warm hospitality and infectious personality have won audiences hearts, ensuring he is the perfect chat show host as he invites his A-list guests to a tipple of their choice, to let their hair down (which they often do), and most importantly have fun.

Tickets for his Lowestoft warm up show go on sale this Sunday, April 10 at 10am.

Please note that tickets will be on sale to personal callers at the box office on a first come first served basis, (no telephone or internet booking available).

A delighted theatre manager, Martin Halliday, said: “We are thrilled that Alan will be returning to Lowestoft as he warms up for his major new tour.”

And later this month, the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will kick start another year of residency in Lowestoft.

The acclaimed ensemble, which has been resident at the town’s Marina Theatre since 2005, will return to the Edwardian venue with a concert on April 15. In the past six years of residency, the orchestra has brought an impressive number of top musicians, soloists and conductors to town.

This season’s programme, entitled English Rhapsody, will feature quintessentially British works including Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Edward Elgar’s Enigma’ Variations and Chanson de Nuit and Frederick Delius’ On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring.

Ian Maclay, managing director of the Royal Philharmonic, said: “We are thrilled to extend our association with the Marina. As resident orchestra, we continue to enjoy the loyal support of audiences from Lowestoft and the surrounding areas, and we do hope that our new season of concerts offers something to suit all tastes – from Broadway and West End musical magic to popular and evocative English orchestral works.”

Mr Halliday added: “It is a great honour that the orchestra has chosen to further extend their residency and shows a great deal of faith in both the future of the Marina, its management and its audience.”

The Friends of the Marina Theatre recently formed a charitable trust to run the historic venue.

• For concert tickets call 01502 533200 or see www.marinatheatre.co.uk

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