Cromer Pier unveils 2016 shows line-up

Phil Butler - returning to Cromer Pier to headline the summer show.

Phil Butler - returning to Cromer Pier to headline the summer show. - Credit: Archant

Cromer Pier has unveiled its line-up of shows for 2016.

Steve Hewlett

Steve Hewlett - Credit: Archant

The showpiece summer variety season will be headlined by comedian Phil Butler - making a return to the venue where he appeared in 1998 and 1999.

Former chef Phil, now 40, changed careers to magic, song, dance, comedy and juggling in 1987 and currently does stand up comedy along with presenting an internet radio show.

He will lead the pier show in its 39th year in a season that runs from June 25 to September 24.

But the programme of visiting shows during the year also features some summer show 'old boys.'


Tucker - Credit: Archant

Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, who starred in the 2011 Cromer Pier Show and then went on to be a finalist in Britain's Got Talent two years later, is back on Monday March 28 - with a suitcase full of 'friends.'

Popular headliner for the past two years Paul Eastwood is back on March 30 with an adults-only one-man show called Gagged and Bound. And Tucker, who topped the show in 2002 and 2003 as well as the 2006 Christmas season, is back on October 8.

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The special show season kicks off a bit earlier than normal - in February half term - with Michael Bublé tribute artist Mark Daniels, and runs through to November, with a break in the middle when the summer show season is on.

New acts this year include a Rapunzel musical for families, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and 1950s rock and roll show The Two Pianos.

Cromer Pier 2016 shows - The Real Thing

Cromer Pier 2016 shows - The Real Thing - Credit: Archant

Other shows include Strictly stars Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup and Swan Lake by the Vienna Festival Ballet.

(see panel for more details)

Friends of the Theatre get priority booking a week ahead of public release.

For more information and to book call 01263 512495 or visit

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