The Cromer End of the Pier show is now the only one of its kind in Europe. A traditional variety show packed full of comedy music, song and dance.
This year sees the return of comedian Paul Eastwood whose cheeky humour made him a firm favourite with audiences throughout the 2014 season. With his quick rapport and natural charm winning him a legion of new fans and great reviews. Paul has had a busy time since last September and has spent much of the winter cruising with P&O Cruises in the Caribbean but did find time in his schedule to get engaged to his beautiful girlfriend Corea.
Also making a welcome return is Ben Langley who first appeared in the 2012 Cromer Pier Show with his very own brand of visual comedy. Earlier this year he made a brief announcement on Facebook “I will be premiering a comedy upside down straight jacket escape while suspended above the audience”. This brief statement has already led to much speculation amongst the fans of the show who are looking forward to seeing Ben suspended above their heads.
Making her very first appearance on the stage of the Pavilion Theatre is one of the countries top Multi-Instrumentalists, Rachel King. Her music has taken her around the world and back again. Her versatility in Violin, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Panpipes and Piano has given her the chance to work for some of the worlds’ most prestigious hotels and cruise companies. Rachel has also performed along-side acts including Bucks Fizz, David Copperfield, Simmons and Simmons, Jess Conrad and The Krankies.
Male vocalist Luke Walsh makes his very first appearance in Cromer and is looking forward to a summer season by the sea, which he says, will make a nice change from his home in Purley in South London. Luke has been singing since he was nine. His first professional appearance was at The Courtyard Theatre in Hereford. Amongst his other engagements Luke has appeared in The BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night, and at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
Vocalist Jane Watkins appeared in last years show and is looking forward to another summer season in Cromer meeting up with friends and fans.Jane has spent the last few months at sea touring the world with Silverseas Cruise Line including a trip up the Amazon. After months at sea Jane will still be performing above the waves but this time it’s just a short walk to dry land.
No variety show would be complete without its dancers and the Cromer Pier Show is no exception. The Seaside Special Dancers’ will be working as hard as ever and displaying their talents in all forms of dance from tap to ballet. Add to this fabulous mix of talent colourful costumes, stunning sets, lights and music and you have a show to remember – The Cromer Pier Show.
The very talented and experienced Di Cooke returns for another year as devisor, director and choreographer bringing her wealth of experience to a show that is now recognized nationally as an ‘incubator’ for talent with many of today’s stars have trod the boards of the famous Pavilion Theatre, including Bradley Walsh, 2013 Britain’s Got Talent finalist ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, and 2014 BGT finalist comedy impressionist Danny Posthill. Di is not giving much away about this years show except to say that it will be ‘an all round variety show experience’ and with such a talented cast that is certain to be the case.
Show Facts and Figures
Production values are extremely high. An intelligent light that can change colour, move and show up different shapes costs over £14,000.
Cromer Pier Show typically includes over 150 costumes, 48 pairs of shoes,
40 pairs of tights, 33 hats, 31 fascinators and 24 petticoats, all made by just two people.
The record for the quickest costume change took just 17 seconds.
Over 100KGs of glitter and 220 metres of LED lighting on stage sets.
The dance routines include 1,104 taps in a tap routine, 116 kicks in show numbers, 52 dance lifts, 48 pairs of false eyelashes used throughout the season.
About the Show
The Cromer Pier Show (also known to many as the Seaside Special) opens Saturday 20th June and runs to Saturday 19th September.
Show times 2.30pm and 8pm
Matinee Performance Tuesday 7th July then each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday until 17th September – Saturday
Matinees from 11th July 4pm
Show One opens 20th June – Show Two opens Saturday 4th July
Best of Show opens 8th September
Tickets from £10 – £23.50
Groups of 10+ from just £15 per person (advanced booking).
Family tickets are available for matinee performances throughout the 6 weeks of the summer holidays for just £39 (2 adults and 2 children).
Tickets from the Box Office in person, or on the phone 01263 512495
or online at www.cromer-pier.com