Old Time Music Hall, King's Lynn

RICHARD PARR A first night audience took a melodious meander down musical memory lane at King's Lynn Corn Exchange in this lively and colourful variety show.

RICHARD PARR

A first night audience took a melodious meander down musical memory lane on Thursday at King's Lynn Corn Exchange in this Old Time Music Hall, a lively and colourful variety show.

The award-winning West Norfolk-based Hanover Productions recreated the heyday of music hall in its latest charity show in aid of the NSPCC.

And what a first-class evening of entertainment it proved to be full of song, dance, comedy and occasional audience participation.

Variety was there in plenty.

From Amanda Arterton's wonderful portrayal as Burlington Bertie from Bow and forces sweetheart Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again, to the Merry Widow Waltz from Miss Amanda Thompson and the fine baritone voice of Fernley Copping to some lively chorus numbers and fine dancing routines.

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These included a Cockney wedding and Saturday Night at the Rose and Crown.

There were some excellent solo turns notably in Chris Allen's hilarious tribute to George Formby, Miss Arterton's rendition of You Made Me Love You, the delightful young Miss Emily Penman in Christmas Dreaming and Eileen Marner's operatic offerings.

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