Galactic line-up for Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy


A collection of bizarre space heroes, a naughty squirrel and a humorous Shakespeare play will be taking over Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre over the next week.

From tonight until Thursday, film lovers can enjoy the two hit movies Guardians of the Galaxy (12A) and The Nut Job (U), while on Sunday A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be screened.

Guardians of the Galaxy (12A) expands the Marvel Comics successful film franchise.

It tells the story of brash adventurer Peter Quill, who finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.

Quill, who is played by Chris Pratt, is forced to join up with the gun-toting racoon Rocket portrayed by Bradley Coper, Groot the tree-like alien, the enigmatic Gamora and Drax the Destroyer.

In the animated film The Nut Job (Cert U), Surly the selfish squirrel has finally gone too far as his latest caper leads to an animal community’s winter food cache being destroyed.

However, there is more going on with the nut store being a front for bank robbers while a scheming raccoon has his own agenda to ensure his own power - leading to Surly stepping up to the plate and defending his friends from the villains.

Brendan Fraser and Liam Neeson are among the stars providing voices for the film.

On Sunday at 3pm, lovers of the Bard can see A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The film is the last of the Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen live screenings, performed and broadcast live from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

A spokesman for the Shakespeare screening said: “Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry in this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

“Offering a truly distinctive cinema experience and the very best seat in the house, this season is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the unique charm of the world famous Globe Theatre and these critically acclaimed performances.”

Looking forward to future events at the Marina, on the night of Saturday, August 23, the Marina will be screening Peter Capaldi’s debut in Doctor Who in a story called Deep Breath.

Set in Victorian London, Deep Breath reunites the newly regenerated Doctor and his companion Clara, played by Jenna Coleman, with series regulars Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax.

For more information, or to book tickets, ring the Marina Theatre’s box office on 01502 533200, or book online at

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