Julian Lloyd-Webber at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre

PUBLISHED: 10:47 24 February 2012

Soprano Lesley Garrett and Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber will headline the Marina Theatre’s 2012 Concert Series

Soprano Lesley Garrett and Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber will headline the Marina Theatre’s 2012 Concert Series


This week’s visit of top West End musical Dreamboats & Petticoats at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre has proved an enormous success with sell out audiences all week and just a handful of seats still available for tomorrow’s matinee performance.

Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesmen and Shine On Harvey Moon, Dreamboats and Petticoats is billed as a spectacular feel-good production which promises “the greatest time of your life” – taking audiences back to a time when each passing week brought another classic track.

Since the production opened on Monday over 6000 people have packed into the Marina, making the show the busiest week long performance since theatre records began.

Marina Chief Executive Martin Halliday said “We are absolutely delighted that our first major musical as part of the new trust has proved so popular with our audiences, the cast are absolutely superb – it really is a cracking show and seems to be the talk of the town – it’s just a shame we cannot squeeze any more people in.”

Dreamboats & Petticoats features songs from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, Chuck Berry and many more, including Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Sleepwalk, Runaround Sue,Happy Birthday Sweet 16, What A Wonderful World, Let’s Twist Again, Let It Be Me and many more hits from music’s golden era.

Fans of Gilbert and Sullivan have the chance to former stars from the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Marina Theatre on Sunday in a special matinee performance starting at 3pm.

On the Marina Big Screen from Monday is the critically acclaimed The Lady (12A) – the story of Burma peace campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi. Screenings are nightly at 7.30 with a matinee at 2.30pm on Tuesday.

On Thursday at 7.30pm the venue welcomes the return of international Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber accompanied by the European Union Chamber Orchestra. Directed by Hans-Peter Hofmann the programme includes Handel – Arrival Of The Queen of Sheba, Elgar - Serenade for Strings, Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1 in C, Sibelius – Romance for Strings and Mozart – Symphony No.29 K.201.

The orchestra are performing as guests in the venues 2012 concert series and the concert sees the return of Lloyd Webber who performed as soloist at the very start of the venue’s prestigious association with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra seven years ago.

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

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