Search

PHOTO GALLERY: Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster variety show gives festival a flying start

10:08 20 May 2012

Sheringham town crier Tony Nelson gives a refreshing tipple to "Cromer town crier Jason Bell" at the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival variety show. PHOTO: christaylorphoto.co.uk

Sheringham town crier Tony Nelson gives a refreshing tipple to "Cromer town crier Jason Bell" at the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival variety show. PHOTO: christaylorphoto.co.uk

Archant

The third Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster festival scuttled into top gear on Friday evening as a fabulous show gave it a flying start.

A large crowd visited Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre for the show, which featured a pot pourri of acts in the noble tradition of a British variety show.

In a resounding demonstration that Cromer and Sheringham have got talent, the audience was treated to comedy, opera, sea shanties, magic, ballet and slapstick - all for free.

The disparate pieces of the pier puzzle were held together by the entertainer Olly Day, whose easy manner and laconic Norfolk humour went down very well with the crowd.

Day, a veteran of numerous pier shows, knew just how far to go with his jokes, to ensure that the event remained family friendly.

He was helped by an unlikely sidekick at the start of the event, when festival president Hilary Thompson showed what a good sport she is by jousting verbally with Day as they introduced the programme of events.

Among the other highlights of an evening rich in feelgood fun was a spot by Sheringham town crier Tony Nelson, who was on stage with Cromer town crier Jason Bell, who looked suspiciously like a silver dummy wearing a uniform.

There were also two sets from north Norfolk magician Roy Davenport, who dazzled with his tricks - and his smile.

Fifteen-year-old Broadland High School pupil Maria Willis reduced the audience to admiring silence then a handsome ovation as she sang three songs with precision and crystal clarity.

There was also a delightful ballet spot from the girls from Marlene’s School of Dance.

And - in keeping with the seaside theme of the festival - each half was brought to a close by shanty singers the Castaways.

It was a fitting launch for an event that has quickly become a fixture in the north Norfolk calendar.

0 comments

Other news

A truck and car crashed near a stately hall this morning.

08:23

A Little Plumstead road has been cleared after a three-car crash.

07:48

A series of flood alerts has been issued for parts of the Norfolk coast.

Despite the wet weather people still turn out for the 69th annual Aylsham Show in the ground of Blickling Park. Heavy horse turnout display in the main ring. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

It was not a day for T-shirts and flip flops but that didn’t stop plenty of children in Wellington boots having fun splashing in the puddles at the Aylsham agricultural show.

Most Read

07:48

A series of flood alerts has been issued for parts of the Norfolk coast.

Read more
Despite the wet weather people still turn out for the 69th annual Aylsham Show in the ground of Blickling Park. Heavy horse turnout display in the main ring. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

It was not a day for T-shirts and flip flops but that didn’t stop plenty of children in Wellington boots having fun splashing in the puddles at the Aylsham agricultural show.

Read more
Macmillan

A truck and car crashed near a stately hall this morning.

Read more
National Trust
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Simon Weal with one of the apple trees which he replanted after it was uprooted.

North Walsham has rallied to support the town’s “guerrilla gardener” after vandals destroyed a key piece of his work.

Read more
North Walsham High School
Yesterday, 16:09
Fern, the pet cocker spaniel of the D'Amery family from Ridlington, who was killed by a snare. Picture: SUBMITTED

A heartbroken family today warns other pet owners about the danger of snares after their beloved dog choked to death.

Read more
North Walsham police

Most Commented

Yesterday, 16:09
Fern, the pet cocker spaniel of the D'Amery family from Ridlington, who was killed by a snare. Picture: SUBMITTED

A heartbroken family today warns other pet owners about the danger of snares after their beloved dog choked to death.

Read more
North Walsham police
Despite the wet weather people still turn out for the 69th annual Aylsham Show in the ground of Blickling Park. Heavy horse turnout display in the main ring. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

It was not a day for T-shirts and flip flops but that didn’t stop plenty of children in Wellington boots having fun splashing in the puddles at the Aylsham agricultural show.

Read more
Macmillan
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The annual West Runton Railway Station Tea Party held on the station platform with tea or coffee with homemade cake and biscuits for sale and all profits go to the gardens upkeep.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Cakes refreshments and the chance to bag a bargain are helping to keep a north Norfolk station running.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 12°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today E-edition