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Marina Theatre's Christmas line-up

PUBLISHED: 10:20 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 09:31 11 May 2010

Hannah Powsey and Antonio Tengroth are performing at the Marina Theatre this weekend. Picture: SUBMITTED

Hannah Powsey and Antonio Tengroth are performing at the Marina Theatre this weekend. Picture: SUBMITTED

POPULAR Gorleston based Chorus of St Cecilia presents its popular Christmas Spectacular at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft, Friday and Saturday with performances commencing at 7.

POPULAR Gorleston based Chorus of St Cecilia presents its popular Christmas Spectacular at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft, Friday and Saturday with performances commencing at 7.30pm.

Produced by Matthew Hardy, this year the event will be further enhanced by the addition of two professional dancers to bring a touch of ballroom glitz to the proceedings.

As well as starring in major musicals, Hannah Powsey and Antonio Tengroth also perform ballroom dancing in events and shows across the country and will perform a specially choreographed routine.

With Christmas songs and carols, Dickensian London and nativity scenes the evening also features local soloists Marilyn Durrant, Stephen Amer and Matthew Canwell, who join the 60 strong choir and special youth and children's choirs.

Then its all systems go for the Marina technical crew as they put the finishing touches in preparation for Lowestoft's biggest ever pantomime, Peter Pan, which commences on Thursday and runs through until January 4.

With rehearsals already in full swing, thousands of pounds worth of lighting and specialised flying equipment will be installed along with the sets, colourful costumes and scenery in preparation for the production which stars Ken Farrington, Emmerdale's Tom King as Captain Hook, Jamie Rickers and Sarah Jane Buckley, along with a full supporting cast, including acrobats, dancers and live band.

Join Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys on their swashbuckling adventure to rid Neverland of the villainous Captain Hook, his bumbling sidekick Smee and their crew of dastardly pirates. In a thrilling journey of laughter and joy that will captivate all ages with stunning special effects including some amazing flying, sumptuous costumes and a good helping of fairy dust.

Other seasonal highlights lined up at the Marina, include a spectacular Christmas Gala with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as it brings its fourth year of residence in Lowestoft to an end in style. Commencing at 7.30pm on Sunday December 14, the evening features carols for audience, choir and orchestra along with festive songs and music. Conducted by Paul Bateman, The Orchestra is joined for this prestigious event by The Lowestoft Choral Society and special guest soloist.

For more information or to book for any of the Marina Theatre's festive events, please call the Box Office on 01502 533200.

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