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Heartwarming story of love and laughter

PUBLISHED: 13:30 25 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:33 05 July 2010

Gary Wilmot is coming to the Lowestoft Marina Theatre

Gary Wilmot is coming to the Lowestoft Marina Theatre

THE latest musical production to be staged at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre takes place next month as the national tour of Half a Sixpence stops off for an eight-performance run.

THE latest musical production to be staged at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre takes place next month as the national tour of Half a Sixpence stops off for an eight-performance run.

TV and theatre favourite Gary Wilmot leads the brand new Bill Kenwright Ltd production of the hit musical, which features a host of favourite songs including Flash Bang Wallop, If The Rain's Got To Fall and Half A Sixpence.

The much-loved performer has delighted audiences in London's West End and across the country with his performances in Me And My Girl, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Copacabana.

Now he comes to Lowestoft from February 18-23 as part of this heart-warming story of love and laughter for the whole family.

Meanwhile, the Marina's winter film season continues to roll on with the screening of BAFTA-nominated Atonement, family film Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium, a rare opportunity to see opera on the big screen and the remake of a cinematic classic.

Tonight at 7.30pm Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise star in Lions For Lambs (15). This gritty thriller follows three stories surrounding the battle in Afghanistan, revealing how soldiers, politicians, lecturers and journalists each have a profound impact on each other and the world.

Tomorrow and Sunday family film Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium (U), starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Jason Bateman, will be screened at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Set in a magical toy shop, which gives adults the opportunity to retain a child's sense of magic and wonder in their lives, a clerk must decide whether she wants to run the store after its current owner, Mr Magorium passes away.

On Monday critically acclaimed film Atonement (15) returns to the Marina big screen at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, with a further 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday.

The British film, which is a tragic period romance set during the war years, has received 14 BAFTA nominations and has been a similar success with local audiences.

Michael Caine and Jude Law star in a remake of the classic Sleuth (15) on Tuesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. The updated story follows a wealthy writer of detective stories and an aspiring yet out-of-work actor who is having an affair with his wife.

Rounding off the Marina's week will be The Magic Flute (PG), which will be screened on Wednesday at 7.30pm and Thursday on 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

The film, which is set during world war one, combines classical cinema with Stephen Fry's adaptation of Mozart's classic opera, and follows a young prince and his companion as they fight to rescue a princess imprisoned in a temple.

For more information or to book seats at any Marina event call 01502 533200.

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