Seaside special rolling in to Felixstowe

ONE of the last surviving end-of-the-pier seaside shows is set to visit Felixstowe this autumn.The Seaside Special show is now in its 30th year at Cromer and last year was seen by 46,000 people during its 13-week run.

ONE of the last surviving end-of-the-pier seaside shows is set to visit Felixstowe this autumn.

The Seaside Special show is now in its 30th year at Cromer and last year was seen by 46,000 people during its 13-week run.

It is now heading for the Spa Pavilion for the first time in October for a short run of five performances.

Spa public relations manager Julie Howes said: “Seaside Special is one of the last surviving end-of-the-pier shows still going strong in England and to have it appear at the Spa Pavilion is fantastic, not only for the venue but also for Felixstowe being a traditional seaside town.

“The show is pure variety and suitable for the whole family and is packed with light-hearted fun, humour, music and dance.”

During its 29-year history the show has remained true to its original aim of providing family entertainment but has made changes over the years to create a new following of younger theatre-goers.

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Topping the bill again this year is comedy impressionist Peter Piper.

Originally from Stockport, Cheshire, Peter is an acclaimed actor who has worked on primetime US TV series such as Party Of Five, The Martin Short Show, and Tarzan, as well as a voice-over artist for Disney and Paramount Films, including Black Beauty, Patriot Games and Pocahontas.

His performances as David Attenborough and Basil Fawlty have been hugely enjoyed by past Seaside Special audiences.

Also taking part in the show will be comedian Johnny Mac, Bulgarian violinist Teodora Ilieva, along with lead vocalists, Laura Grace and Georg Tormann.

Children from the Marwyn School of Dance at Felixstowe are also taking part.

Tickets for the show on October 2, 3 and 4 are available from the box office on 01394 282126.