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Step back in time at the Spa

PUBLISHED: 16:00 15 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:55 03 March 2010

THERE will be a cornucopia of colourful costumes, a multifarious mixture of artistes, and an exorbitant luxuriance of comedy and song . . . down at the old Spa Pavilion!

Yes, it's time to put on your Victorian and Edwardian costumes and enjoy a night of old time musical hall, some of Britain's most traditional theatrical fayre.

THERE will be a cornucopia of colourful costumes, a multifarious mixture of artistes, and an exorbitant luxuriance of comedy and song . . . down at the old Spa Pavilion!

Yes, it's time to put on your Victorian and Edwardian costumes and enjoy a night of old time musical hall, some of Britain's most traditional theatrical fayre.

Suffolk Opera and On Song Productions are returning to Felixstowe's seafront theatre on Saturday May 18 – the second time the group has visited the 913-seater venue this year.

But this show will be very different to their last offering, The Novello Years.

This time the popular group is presenting "Let's All Go to the Music Hall" and it promises to be a great night of nostalgia and fun.

The group performs all round East Anglia and has established a strong following in the area.

Suffolk Opera has been touring Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk with the show, which has sold out at several venues.

Directed by Gloria Stewart, a professional Old Time Music Hall performer, the group has put together a new show for this season and so those who saw it at the Spa last year will hear a completely new programme of songs.

The show, complete with Master of Ceremonies, features a wealth of comedy songs plus numbers which were popular during the two world wars.

A number of guest Old Time Music Hall special artistes from London and the Home Counties will be joining the cast on stage.

It's an evening of old-fashioned entertainment, with beautiful traditional costumes and set, and a full chorus to compliment the main singers.

Tickets are £7 (concessions are available) and can be bought from the box office on 01394 282126.

n "Maverick Medium" Mike Barrymore will take the stage next week at the Spa Pavilion for an evening of mystery and clairvoyance.

Suffolk-born Mr Barrymore – Dream 100's resident psychic – will be at the theatre at 7.30pm on Wednesday May 22. He spent his first 26 years in the Salvation Army and started working as a medium in the 1980s.


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