Have you got what it takes to win Lowestoft talent contest?

Danny Steel will be a judge on the talent show.

Danny Steel will be a judge on the talent show. - Credit: Nick Butcher

You might be a great singer, be able to perform a stunning magic trick or get your pet to quite literally dance to your tune.

But whatever your special talent is, organisers of a major summer festival are encourgaing you to take part in the new Lowestoft's Got Talent competition.

The town's answer to the popular television show BGT will get underway on Saturday, May 28, when auditions are held at The Seagull Theatre, in Morton Road, Pakefield between 10am and 4pm.

Businessman Danny Steel will take on the role of Simon Cowell, with fellow judges Emma Ratzer - chief executive of Lowestoft-based Access Community Trust - and Mark Lanham, from Lowestoft Lions, taking on the roles of Amanda Holden and David Walliams respectively.

Along with two representatives from the Seagull, they will pick between six and eight of the best acts from the day to go through to the grand final, which will be held as part of this year's Lowestoft Summer Festival at the Royal Green on Saturday, July 23, between 4pm and 5.30pm.

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Their the finalists will perform on the main stage in front of the festival audience, with the judging panel deciding on the most talented act.

Sadly a multi-million pound recording contract isn't awaiting the victor - but the winner will receive £200.

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Mr Steel said: 'Lowestoft has an abundance of talent. It will be brilliant to see that coming to the fore and to showcase Lowestoft' talent to the community and our visitors.'

Mr Lanham added: 'The Summer Festival is put together for the people of Lowestoft and we would love people to come along and showcase their skills.'

Those interested in entering are asked to register beforehand by emailing the Seagull om info@seagulltheatre.co.uk

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