Cabaret, comedy, new drama and music in final Holt Festival line-up announcement

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Puppini Sisters

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Puppini Sisters - Credit: Archant

Risqué cabaret, a new theatre production, top London comedians, poetry, and flamenco are among the acts appearing in this summer's Holt Festival.

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Cirque du Cabaret

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Cirque du Cabaret - Credit: Archant

Art exhibitions, including work from world renowned artists rarely seen in the UK, also feature in the July 19-26 week which has just released its final line-up.

The new play on July 24 is The Spruce Goose - set in 1947 around a movie about Howard Hughes' giant aeroplane, and dressed up with period detail and jazzy musical interludes.

London cabaret company Cirque du Cabaret has created a bespoke adults only show Holt (July 23) with an array of circus skills, burlesque striptease, and live music.

Close-harmony group the Puppini Sisters (July 19), who have performed with Michael Bublé, will mix classics such as Mr Sandman and The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with their own material and slants on pop covers such as Walk Like An Egyptian.

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Kosmos Ensemble

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Kosmos Ensemble - Credit: Archant

The Valencia Flamenco Troupe (July 21) arrive in north Norfolk direct from Valencia's renowned Café del Duende, the city's 'temple' for aficionados of the Spanish art form.

Classical music includes the Kosmos Ensemble (July 23) making a festival debut with their unique blend of wild gypsy fiddling and composers such as Brahms.

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Norfolk singer-songwriter Holly Lerski (20 July) does a home gig before a national tour of summer festivals.

The latest 'in conversation' event sees behavioural neurologist Professor Michael Trimble joined by composer and Radio 3 broadcaster Michael Berkeley to explore our emotional responses to music (22 July).

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Valencia Flamenco

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Valencia Flamenco - Credit: Archant

Sir John Hurt will help introduce Poems that Make Grown Men Cry (July 22).

Pop Goes Art is a free exhibition celebrating Pop Art featuring 1960s and 70s including drawings by David Hockney never exhibited in the UK before.

Festival artistic director Charles Pugh said: 'For my first Festival here in Holt I wanted to ensure quality arts and entertainment across a range of styles and disciplines throughout the week. I like to think we've achieved that.'

Other, previously announced, acts include Steve Harley, Jenny Eclair and Margaret Hodge, Steeleye Span, Geno Washington, Jeffrey Archer and Henry Blofeld.

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Holly Lerski

Holt Festival 2015 acts - Holly Lerski - Credit: Archant

Tickets for the new shows are on sale now to members of the Holt Festival Friends Scheme with general booking opening on June 1 via 01603 598699 or for details of all these and other Holt Festival events, and to book, visit www.holtfestival.org

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