Play will not be a damp squib for comedy fans at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre

PUBLISHED: 09:45 20 June 2014 | UPDATED: 09:45 20 June 2014

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A stingy landlord and his three much put upon tenants will be taking centre stage at the Marina Theatre next week when the classic comedy Rising Damp is performed there.

The Comedy Theatre Company will be staging its own version of the ITV show which was made famous by Leonard Rossiter as Rigsby and his catch phrase Oh, Miss Jones!

His unlucky tenants include Ruth Jones, an administrator at a university, Alan, a medical student, and Philip, who is studying town and country planning.

Performances of Rising Damp run nightly at 7.30pm from Thursday to Saturday, June 28 with a matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tomorrow sees the return to the Marina of the show Let’s Hang On, which celebrate the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

On Sunday at 7.30pm, the Queen tribute band The Bohemians will be taking to the stage to perform the group’s greatest hits.

Then, on Monday, the Marina’s big screen will be showing the film In Secret (15).

The film is set in 1860s Paris and tells the story of Therese Raquin, a young woman, who is trapped in a loveless marriage.

Screenings take place at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Monday, 2.30pm on Tuesday and 7.30pm on Wednesday.

Then on Tuesday at 7pm, there will be a broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in London of Puccini’s opera, Manon Lescaut.

Pulitzer Prize winning play, Driving Miss Daisy will be screened on Wednesday at 2.30pm.

Driving Miss Daisy stars Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones and was filmed at The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Australia in 2013.

■For more information or to book for any Marina Theatre concert, screening or show, visit the theatre’s website at or alternatively you can ring the theatre’s box office on 01502 533200.

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