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Call for change among variety entertainment at Cromer Equity meeting

18:20 29 July 2013

Local Equity showbiz union members gather for their summer meeting in Cromer. Holding the flag, left to right, East Anglian Equity branch secretary Pechy Mead, national general secretary Christine Payne and East Anglian branch chairman Tony Dennes, pictured with local members. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Local Equity showbiz union members gather for their summer meeting in Cromer. Holding the flag, left to right, East Anglian Equity branch secretary Pechy Mead, national general secretary Christine Payne and East Anglian branch chairman Tony Dennes, pictured with local members. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2013

Variety acts from across Norfolk and East Anglia are having to change the way they perform for new audiences.

That was the message from Christine Payne, general secretary of Equity, the national body for all actors and entertainers.

Mrs Payne was one of the main guests at the annual summer meeting for the East Anglia Variety branch at the Cottage pub in Cromer this afternoon.

The East Anglia Variety branch was set up in November 1983 for performers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. It is a part of Equity.

Mrs Payne said: “Variety is changing. It is about being flexible and adapting what we do for new audiences. More and more people want to be entertained.”

She added it was not being performed as much in the traditional venues, including pubs, holiday camps.

Peachy Mead, secretary of the East Anglia Variety branch, said the Cromer end of the pier show was the only remaining event of its kind.

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