South Creake won't be beaten!

IAN CLARKE Grease may not have been the word – but the show is definitely going on at a tourist attraction which is expecting thousands of people at an open air 50s and 60s music event.

IAN CLARKE

Grease may not be the word - but the show is definitely going on at a tourist attraction which is expecting thousands of people at an open air 50s and 60s music event.

The Amazing Maize Maze at Compton Hall, South Creake, near Fakenham, had planned to stage a version of the blockbuster show - but had to pull the plug after being threatened with legal action by Warner/Chappell Music.

But the enterprising attraction - which has just opened its Peter Pan-themed maize maze for the season - has finalised arrange-ments for a performance of the acclaimed Rockin' On Heaven's Door on Saturday, August 19.

Up to 5,000 people are likely to attend the show, which is dedicated to legends of the era including Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochrane

The show has toured Britain and Europe for many years - and on the night there will also be The Swinging Blue Jeans, Everly's Experience and the Ready Steady Go! Show.

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The night will finish with a spectacular fireworks display.

Tickets bought for Grease remain valid and Anna Gardner, who runs the maze, said: "It's going to be an amazing show and will appeal to people of all ages.

"South Creake will not be beaten," she said.

There will also be an American classic car and bike exhibition and a range of exotic refreshments and a raffle.

Gates will open at 4pm and the show will run from 6.30-10.30pm.

Tickets cost £20.50 and are available from a website at www.ticketqueen.com, by tele-phone on 08707 460046 or from the Ostrich Inn, South Creake.

The maize maze can be contacted on 01328 823224 or via www.amazingmaizemaze.co.uk.

Plans have been submitted to King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council for a commercial fishing lake at Compton Hall, South Creake.