They say variety is the spice of life and if variety and entertainment are what you’re in search of this summer look no further than the award-winning Cromer Pier Show.

The world’s only full-season end-of-pier show is back for another year - and the opening night of its summer spectacular didn’t disappoint.

After months of preparation and tireless work behind the scenes, the show received a standing ovation from a packed-out Pavilion Theatre audience who value both the tradition of the pier show in Cromer and the fresh and entertaining production put on every year to keep it alive.

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The show’s host and compere, Phil Reid – who returns to the show after making his debut as a guest act last year – is a natural entertainer, drawing laughs from an audience of all ages.

The talented and charismatic comedian and entertainer has performed at the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo and the O2, touring alongside some of the country’s best comics such as Jason Manford, John Bishop and Tim Vine.

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Lead singers Jessica Poole and Ferdinand De Leon - who comes all the way from LA - together produced pitch-perfect performances of classic musical favourites from the likes of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Greatest Showman, which had audiences clapping and toe-tapping along.

The choreography of the dancers, their costumes and the design of the sets all deserve credit as well.

Circus artists Duo Distanza, who are Francisco Arango, from Columbia, and Jenna Knight, put on a spellbinding performance, wowing the audience with their aerial display.

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But, for me, the highlight of the night was the hilarious Kev Orkian. The stand-up comedian was laugh-out-loud funny, impressing with both his jokes and talent as a comedy pianist (he’s even got some dance moves too).

The Cromer Pier Show is a must-see this summer.

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