Dance stars from “Strictly” join comics, blues and folk rock legends, and a versatile vocal foursome on the line-up of special shows heading to Cromer pier in 2013.

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Strictly Come Dancing finalist Pasha Kovalev who is teamed up with Girl’s Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh, is joined by Katya Virshilas, who was paired up with Phil Tufnell and Gavin Henson in previous series, for a live show visiting the Pier Pavilion on April 3.

It features guest dancers, an appearance by a local dance school and a question and answer session.

Opening the season on Friday March 15 is evergreen comedian Jim Davidson in his The Legend Continues tour, which promises taboo subjects and dangerously uncompromising comedy.

The following night rubber faced comic Phil Cool combines gags with the kind of satire, anecdotes, observations and routines that made him a prime time TV star in the 1980s.

Versatile vocal foursome Blake include Cromer in their UK tour on Friday March 22, featuring pop and classical harmony songs from their latest album Start Over. They include Norfolk man Humphrey Berney in their line-up.

The following evening the stage hosts the sounds of folk rocker Steeleye Span, with former leader singer Maddy Prior once against fronting the band.

Other highlights include tribute hand Complete Madness on March 29, Paul Jones and the Manfreds on April 6, and Chas and Dave on April 7 with a show that has a pub set first half and a hit song second half.

Announcing the season’s line-up Cromer Pier general manager Ian Hall said: “We are delighted to see so many famous names appearing in Cromer. As a theatre we always try and provide a rich variety of concerts and shows and 2013 is certainly going to be a very exciting year.”

CROMER PIER - visiting show line-up

MARCH - 15 Jim Davidson, 16 Phil Cool, 22 Blake, 23 Steeleye Span, 24 Bohemians Night of Queen, 29 Complete Madness, 30 Vienna festival ballet, 31 Night of Dirty Dancing

APRIL - 1 Magic of Take That, 3 Strictly Come Dancing, 5 Billy Fury Years, 6 Manfreds, 7 Chas and Dave, 14 Ragdolls, Jersey Boys Tribute, 19 Olly Day and the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band, 20 That’ll Be The Day, 21 C K Gospel Choir, 26 Rob Kingsley, Vision of Elvis, 27 Purple Zeppelin, 28 Richard Digance

MAY - 1 We’ll Meet Again, 2 Dreamboys, 3 Gerry across the Mersey, 4

Marlene’s School of dance, 17 Crab and Lobster Festival, 18 Tuxedo jazz orchestra, 25 Sound of Music, Cromer and Sheringham amateur dramatic society

JUNE - 15 Seaside Special opens, 23 Rock ‘n’ roll Paradise

JULY - 7 Rat Pack Live, 14 Bon Jovi Experience, 21 Magic of the Bee Gees, 28 Phantom of the musicals, 29 Magic of the Beatles

AUGUST - 4 That’ll be the Day, 5 Baron Knights, 11 Jackson – live in concert, 12

Roy Orbison and friends, 19 Forever in Blue Jeans, 20 Voice of the Heart, 25

Abba reunion

SEPTEMBER - 1 Glenn Miller Orchestra, 4 Magic of Motown, 15 Marty Wilde and the Wildcats, 29 Elvis is in the building

More concerts and shows will be added during the year

All shows are booking now Early Bird discount on shows booked before the end of January. Call the box office on 01263 512495, or visit www.cromer-pier.com for more information.

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