Strictly Come Dancing stars coming to Cromer Pier for new season

PUBLISHED: 12:02 21 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:07 21 January 2014

Strictly dance stars Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas on their 2013 national tour

Strictly dance stars Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas on their 2013 national tour


TV stars of dance and comedy, a golfing guru and music ranging from classical cello to Irish jigs, are among the early season treats being lined up at Cromer Pier.

Cromer Pier show information

MARCH: Sat 1, A Tale of two Cellos; Sat 8, An Evening With Joe Longthorne; Sat 15, The Day The Music Died – Buddy Holly; Fri 21, The Essence of Ireland; Thurs 27, Stars From Strictly Come Dancing; Sat 29, An Evening With Peter Alliss; Sun 30, Ultimate Elton & The Rocket Band.

APRIL: Fri 4, Jim Davidson & Richard Digance; Sat 5, The Bohemians; Sun 6, Billy Pearce; Sat 12, Johnny Cash Roadshow; Sun 13, Jongleurs Comedy Roadshow; Fri 18, And Finally – Phil Collins; Sat 19, Thank You For The Music; Sun 20, Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise.

MAY: Fri 2, Back To Broadway; Sat 3, Soul Legends; Sun 4, Olly Day & The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band; Tues 6, Bless ‘em All – Matinee 2.30pm; Fri 9–Sun 11, Folk On The Pier; Wed 14, The Fureys; Thur 15, Pam Ayres; Fri 16, Crab & Lobster Festival; Sat 17, Gerry Cross The Mersey; Sat 24–Sat 31, Oliver! (CSODs).

JUNE: Sun 1, Steve Hewlett & Friends; Sun 6, Viva La Drag; Sun 13, The Karpenters; Sun 20, Jackson Live; Sun 27, Herman’s Hermits.

AUGUST: Sun 10, The Dreamboys; Mon 18, Roy Orbison & Friends; Mon 25, Abba Reunion.

SEPTEMBER: Sun 7, The Unforgettables; Sun 14, Rat Pack Live; Sun 21, The Magic of Motown; Fri 26, The Searchers

OCTOBER: Sat 4 & Sun 5, Rock & Blues on the Pier; Fri 10, The Billy Fury Years; Sat 11, Blake; Sun 12, Think Floyd; Sat 18, Elkie Brooks; Fri 24, The Magic of Streisand; Sat 25, Vienna Festival Ballet; Sun 26, T Rextasy; Tues 28, Sooty & Friends.

NOVEMBER: Sat 1, Purple Zepplin; Sun 2, Buddy Holly – A Legend Re Born; Fri 7, Jongleurs Comedy Roadshow; Sat 8, The Elvis Years.

The stars of Strictly Come Dancing Pasha Kovalev and Katya Vishilas have devised a sensational new ‘live’ show that is a must for fans of the TV contest.

Pasha was partnered with Countdown’s Rachel Riley in last year’s series.

The stage show on March 27 sees Russian Pasha and Lithuanian Katya feature with guest dancers in a series of costumed dance routines ranging from the magic and sparkle of Cha Cha and passionate drama of the Paso Doble to and the full-on energy of the Jive.

On April 4 wickedly outspoken Jim Davidson returns to the theatre with Richard Digance in Back Together Again.

Jim fresh from the Big Brother House will spill the beans on what really went on behind the fence.

He is joined by comedy entertainer and renowned musician, Richard Digance for a short tour.

The pier reawakens from its winter slumber on March 1 - with a visit by renowned cellists Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber with pianist Pam Chowhan, performing music by a range of composers including Bach, Vivaldi and Dvorak.

The hit show Essence of Ireland on March 21 tells a story of love, joy, happiness and heartache – a moving story told through music, song and dance from Danny Boy to Whiskey in the jar.

Golfers will enjoy an evening of anecdote and wit from commentator Peter Alliss on March 29.

Other shows to look out for this year include Pam Ayres, Olly Day and the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band, Steve Hewlett, The Dreamboys, Blake, Elkie Brooks, the Vienna Festival Ballet and on March 8 a rescheduled visit from Joe Longthorne who had to cancel his tour date last year because of ill health.

A brochure with more information about the shows will shortly be available from the box office and other outlets.

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