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Live shows return to theatre

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:45 06 July 2010

AFTER a summer film break, live shows return to Lowestoft's Marina Theatre next weekend with the Best of British Variety Show 2009, followed by a short season commemorating the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the second world war.

AFTER a summer film break, live shows return to Lowestoft's Marina Theatre next weekend with the Best of British Variety Show 2009, followed by a short season commemorating the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the second world war.

In addition top comedy during the month comes from Dave Gorman and poet Pam Ayres.

The Best of British Variety Tour 2009 next Friday, September 4, reunites the cream of variety entertainment from past decades.

By popular demand Cannon and Ball are back to headline alongside a brand new line up of talent that includes Tom O'Connor, Faith Brown, Bucks Fizz, Roger De Courcey and Norman Collier.

On September 5 local historians John Holmes and Chris Brooks present an evening of nostalgia with slides and memories of the town during wartime. In aid of the Jack Rose Old Lowestoft Society and the Palliative Care Unit, at the James Paget University Hospital, the evening commences at 7.30pm.

The prestigious BBC Big Band makes a rare visit to the east coast on the following Sunday with a special Wartime Gala. Joined by internationally acclaimed vocalist Lee Gibson, the evening includes a selection of wartime favourites including A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square, Everytime We Say Goodbye, Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree, Sentimental Journey and many more.

Comedian Dave Gorman stops off in Lowestoft on September 8 as part of his Sit Down, Pedal, Pedal, Stop and Stand Up Tour. The intrepid performer is cycling his way to the extremes of the British mainland and his visit to the Marina is already proving extremely popular.

It's back to the wartime memories with variety show We'll Meet Again in a special matinee performance on September 13. Reuniting favourites Tony Leyton, Steve Barclay and Andy Eastwood and the following weekend brings a specially commissioned show Wish Me Luck recreates the sounds of the wartime era in song and dance.

The Lowestoft Players present their version of 1970s show Boogie Nights from September 22 as they celebrate the decade that taste forgot and rounding off a busy month poet Pam Ayres brings more of her unique comedy to town on September 28.

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


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