Spa announces autumn line-up

FELIXSTOWE'S Spa Pavilion theatre has today announced its autumn 2008 programme.

FELIXSTOWE'S Spa Pavilion theatre has today announced its autumn 2008 programme.

Highlights include musicals, concerts, ballet, tribute acts and pantomime.

The venue's public relations manager Julie Howes said: “We are delighted to announce this year's autumn programme.

“There are a number of old favourites that are always popular and we are also trying a few new things.”

The acts due to perform at the Spa include singers Chas and Dave, The Searchers and Con and Dec The Bachelors.

The Vienna Festival Ballet returns to the venue on November 25 and this years pantomime, Dick Whittington and his Cat, runs from December 20 to January 4.

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Miss Howes said Charlie Landsborough will also be performing on October 26.

She added: “We are also supporting the amateur theatre groups in the area with Sounds Familiar by the Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society and South Pacific presented by the Stage Door Theatre Company. There is also a schools charity concert from December 6 to 13.”

Other highlights include An Evening With Jimmy Greaves on October 16, Marty Wilde and the Wild Cats on October 12 and psychic Derek Acorah on September 24.

Miss Howes said the Spa Pavilion will also host a Seaside Special from October 2 to 4.

She added: “Now in its 30th year at Cromer, this traditional end of the pier show has become something of an institution.

“Seaside Special provides true family entertainment and will be appearing for the first time at the Spa Pavilion.”

The show features comedy, impressions, music, dancing and singing.

On November 21 the venue will host male revue group The Dream Boys.

Julie said: “This is a change for the Spa but we think there's an audience out there. They are gorgeous guys and it's a brilliant girl's night out.”

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