End-of-the-pier show reaches resort

ONE of the last remaining traditional end-of-the-pier variety shows will be performed in Felixstowe this weekend.

ONE of the last remaining traditional end-of-the-pier variety shows will be performed in Felixstowe this weekend.

Seaside Special arrives at the Spa Pavilion tomorrow for a short run following a season at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier. Almost 41,000 people visited the Norfolk town to see the show.

Julie Howes, Spa Pavilion manager, said: “We announced in May that Seaside Special was set to return to the venue but certainly didn't expect the response to the show that we have had.

“There are tickets still available for all performances but we would encourage people to book sooner rather than later to avoid missing out as there will inevitably be a mad rush leading up to the opening performance.”


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The show is comprised of a number of different acts including:

Simmons and Simmons - a father and son comedy double act

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Andy Eastwood who performs with the ukulele-banjo, violin and guitar

Lead vocalists Victoria Scott and Aston Dobson

The Seaside Special Dancers

Magician Luke Cook

Miss Howes added: “Also taking part in this year's show are eight children from the Felixstowe and Woodbridge Stagecoach Schools.

“School principal, Rebecca Darcy, herself a professional actress and singer, has been coaching the children following a brief session with Seaside Special's resident director and choreographer, Di Cooke.”

Seaside Special runs tomorrow and Saturday with shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are �16.50 and �13.50 concessions and can be booked by calling the box office on 01394 288052 or in person at The Spa Pavilion.

Have you seen the Seaside Special Show? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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