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That'll be a great birthday celebration in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 10:17 29 October 2010

The 25th Anniversary tour of That'll Be the Day, which is set to hit Lowestoft's Marina Theatre

The 25th Anniversary tour of That'll Be the Day, which is set to hit Lowestoft's Marina Theatre

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LOCALS are being advised to prepare for the ultimate birthday party as the legendary That'll Be The Day - the nation's favourite Rock 'n' Roll variety show - will be rocking into Lowestoft next week.

Bringing their brand new special 25th anniversary show to the Marina Theatre, nostalgia, music and comedy will top the bill for one night only next Wednesday, from 7.30pm.

Reflecting the music and tone of an era that changed the course of music history and youth culture forever, That’ll Be The Day was established on the cabaret circuit in the late 1980s and began playing regional theatres in the early 1990s.

Having delighted audiences throughout the UK for over two decades, this year’s special show combines more than two hours of the greatest hits and most popular feel-good comedy routines from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Despite its unique position performing as many as 230 shows a year to capacity audiences across the UK, Trevor Payne – who wrote and created the show back in 1987 and still directs, produces and stars in the production today – rewrites the show every year.

“With so many fans coming to see the show regularly, we wanted to give them something different this year.

“It feels like a completely different show,” he said.

That’ll Be The Day has also been involved with helping various charities raise funds, most notably their recent relationship with BT ChildLine’s ‘Am I Listening?’ campaign to raise funds for ChildLine, the UK’s free 24-hour telephone helpline for children and young people in danger and distress.

“We were delighted to have raised over £150,000 in less than four years from bucket collections, collected by BT volunteers at the end of our shows,” Mr Payne said.

Tickets are £19.50, with concessions available; for more information call the Marina box office on 01502 533200.

For more information on That’ll Be The Day visit www.thatllbetheday.com

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