Six-month tour still “fresh” ahead of 186th performance in King’s Lynn

Save the Last Dance for Me is now on at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange. Pictured are (from left) Hann

Save the Last Dance for Me is now on at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange. Pictured are (from left) Hannah Nicholas, Antony Costa and Anna Campkin. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

A six-month tour has given the cast of 'Save the Last Dance for Me' plenty of time to get acquainted, they said ahead of their 186th performance.

But the show, which takes you back through the 'music and magic' of the early '60s, finishes in three weeks' time when everyone will go their separate ways.

The show opened at King's Lynn Corn Exchange on Tuesday night, which was a memorable occasion as the drummer was taken ill, and there had to be a 10-minute break. But as the old saying goes, the show must go on, and everyone carried on as normal.

Antony Costa, former Blue singer, takes the main role as a US airman stationed at an airbase near Lowestoft.

This meant that when the tour hit the Suffolk coastal town, it was a very special occasion, Mr Costa said.

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'We got a different vibe from the audience in Lowestoft. I've only been in King's Lynn a short while so I have not seen anything of the town yet, apart from the Corn Exchange,' he said.

'It's hard work but different venues keep it fresh. We've got three weeks to go. It will hit us all about a week later. It's good as we've got to know people from different walks of life, and we've been thrown together, like Big Brother. We're lucky, as other people would love to do what we do. It's a dream job.'

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At the end of the tour he's off to Gravesend in Kent where he will play in the pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. But for actresses Hannah Nicholas and Anna Campkin and others, it will back to auditioning for roles.

The show runs until Saturday, September 17, box-office 01553 764864.

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