Stand by Ben E when he drifts into Lowestoft...

PUBLISHED: 10:05 04 February 2011

Ben E King will be performing at the Marina Theatre later this month

Ben E King will be performing at the Marina Theatre later this month


A GREAT name from the world of soul music visits Lowestoft as the Marina Theatre mixes big-screen hits with onstage action this month.

Former Drifter Ben E King will be joined by Gary U.S. Bonds and a live band as they perform well-loved songs, including Respect, Soul Man, Try A Little Tenderness, Midnight Train To Georgia... and, of course, Stand By Me. The show is on Sunday, February 27.

Other live entertainment this month includes the return of the Moscow City Ballet and Orchestra, plus The Three Degrees and some half-term 
wrestling, too.

The film, Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, has cast the ballet world into the spotlight, and audiences in Lowestoft will be able to see the show that inspired it all as Moscow City Ballet performs Swan Lake on February 22. The company will also be performing The Nutcracker on February 20.

On February 23, catch The Three Degrees, the singing trio best known for their hit, When Will I See You Again? More than two decades on, they have retained all their major qualities.

Before these shows, the theatre’s big screen will be rolled out for some more movie magic. On Sunday at 7.30pm and Monday (2.30pm), there will be the latest in the Meet The Parents comedy series: Little Fockers (12A).

Golden Globe winner Burlesque (12A), starring Christina Aguilera and Cher, is screened on Tuesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

On Wednesday at 7.30pm and Thursday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, it is the turn of Love & Other Drugs (15), starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.

From next Friday, the Marina presents The King’s Speech (12A), starring Oscar-nominated Colin Firth.

The fascinating, moving and sometimes humourous screenplay about the Queen’s stammering father and his remarkable friendship with maverick speech therapist Lionel Logue has wowed audiences and critics alike.

For more information or to book any Marina concert, movie or show call 01502 533200.

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