Search

Marina makes it a big celebration

PUBLISHED: 11:30 02 October 2009 | UPDATED: 09:33 11 May 2010

IT has been at the cultural heart of Lowestoft for more than a century - and this month sees a milestone in the history of Lowestoft's Marina Theatre.

That's because it is 21 years since the building was saved from demolition and restored as north Suffolk's premier live venue.

IT has been at the cultural heart of Lowestoft for more than a century - and this month sees a milestone in the history of Lowestoft's Marina Theatre.

That's because it is 21 years since the building was saved from demolition and restored as north Suffolk's premier live venue.

To mark the occasion, a special season bringing top names, events and shows

to the country's most easterly theatre has been lined up.

Tonight brings Lee Memphis King with a tribute to Elvis Presley and his 1968 Las Vegas comeback special.

Tomorrow and Sunday, the international smash- hit Spirit of the Dance company return with their new Irish dance spectacular.

And the Marina's resident orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, presents an English music celebration on Friday next week.

Popular rock 'n' roll comedy show That'll Be The Day returns on Saturday, October 10. The following Monday brings the first visit of Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert, followed by world-class entertainer Des O'Connor on October 16.

Leah Bell stars in the musical, Calamity Jane, the next day, and prog-rock groups Wishbone Ash, The Groundhogs and The Strawbs combine for an evening of rock classics on October 21.

Marina favourite Damian Williams returns in the Carry On-style farce, Who Goes Bare, from October 24, followed by a 1960s experience featuring The Tremeloes, Marmalade and The Dreamers the next day.

Music and dance combines on October 31 with Gotta Sing Gotta Dance, providing a magical night at the musicals, before Willy Russell's West End smash-hit, Blood Brothers, makes a return from November 2 starring former New Seeker Lyn Paul in the lead role of Mrs Johnstone.

In addition to live entertainment, the Marina continues to present films on its

giant cinema screen.

During this month, the screenings include Coco Before Chanel (12A) and The Time Traveler's Wife (12A).

At the Hollywood Cinema, in London Road South, movie offerings this coming week include The Invention of Lying (12A) which stars, and is directed by, Ricky Gervais, and Pandorum (15), a creepy sci-fi film in

which two astronauts awake from a hibernation-style sleep to find that they have no memories of who they are or what their mission is.

Starting on October 28 for 16 days is Michael Jackson's This Is It, a chance to see behind-the-scenes footage of the late superstar when he was preparing for a string of concerts at London's O2 Arena.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Lowestoft Journal

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists