Cromer Pier’s Christmas Show has extra sparkle for 10th anniversary

Cromer Pier Christmas Show 2014. Picture: Antony Kelly

Cromer Pier Christmas Show 2014. Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: Archant

Cromer Pier's Christmas Show has sprinkled on extra glitter to mark its 10th anniversary.

It includes adding well-known singer and actress Lyn Paul, who found global fame with the New Seekers, to the cast line-up.

Ms Paul, 65, has also previously starred in the musical Blood Brothers, and done summer seasons and panto in her varied career.

She said the pier festive show was re-kindling her love of variety entertainment.

'I like the camaraderie and family atmosphere of being in a tight-knit cast,' she added.

She will sing her hit songs, as well as join in production numbers with the other cast - all-rounder Olly Day, singer Eddie Bushell, magician Benson and a six-strong dance troupe.

Ms Paul said she enjoyed her New Seekers days - including the world-wide hit I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing - as it 'gave me a career'. But she also said her switch to the stage with Blood Brothers, which led to a decade in the matriarchal role of Mrs Johnstone had changed her life.

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Pier show deviser Di Cooke said they aimed to 'pull out all the stops' every year, but the aim was to give the 10th anniversary show extra 'glitz and glamour.'

There would be boogie-woogie and ballet, festive songs, but also entertainment for all season and a Sister Act finale.

Olly Day who has appeared in six of the 10 shows said the Cromer Pier show was unique in Europe and also had a 'charm and magic' thanks to its 'magnificent theatre'.

The show also features singers and dancers from the Marlene School of Dancing in Cromer.

Cromer Pier's Christmas Show runs from November 29 to December 27. Access to the pier remains open despite sea defence improvement works. Blue badge holders can get permits to park nearby if they contact the box office. Call 01263 512495 or visit www.cromer-pier.com for tickets and information.

? See a clip of the show at www.northnorfolknews.co.uk

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