Doddy heads Pavilion Theatre's 2009 line-up

Evergreen funnyman Ken Dodd, making his debut at Cromer Pier - and an instant sell-out success - heads the stars shining at the Pavilion Theatre in 2009.

Evergreen funnyman Ken Dodd, making his debut at Cromer Pier - and an instant sell-out success - heads the stars shining at the Pavilion Theatre in 2009.

Also new to the end-of-the-pier venue line-up is X Factor and Eurovision Song Contest singer Andy Abraham, an evening of mediumship from Tony Stockwell, a Made in Britain show of home-grown rock and roll, an Elton John tribute act, magic from Paul Daniels, and a Whole Lotta Zed tribute to progressive rock legends Led Zeppelin.


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The 2009 season at the Pier Pavilion also sees the return of many previously popular shows, including the 40th anniversary tour of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Raymond Froggatt, and Dominic Kirwan.

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At its heart is the signature Seaside Special summer show, this year headlined by father and son act Keith and Ben Simmons, with multi-instrumentalist Andy Eastwood, and young magician Luke Cook who won his place through a Find a Star talent contest.

In May Folk on the Pier will bring acts including The Strawbs, Fraser Nimmo and Fairport 'acoustic' Convention for the weekend, while a sister event in October showcases blues and rock from bands such as Dr Feelgood, The Hamsters and Wishbone Ash.

Among the local talent to take the stage will be the traditionally-stunning musical by the Cromer and Sheringham amateurs who this year perform My Fair Lady.

Improvements to the Pavilion for the coming year include an upgraded infra red hearing assistance loop system.

Watch out for competitions in the News where you can win tickets to shows throughout the year.

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

Feb 27-28 - Joe Brown

Mar 14 - That'll be the Day

Mar 15 - Let's Hang On - Frankie Valli tribute

Mar 20 - Pasadena Roof Orchestra 40th anniversary

Mar 21 - Tucker and friends

Mar 22 - WestEnders - musicals

Mar 28 - Calamity Jane

Mar 30 - Ken Dodd

Apr 4 - Buddy Holly and the Cricketers

Apr 5 - Katy Setterfield as Dusty Springfield

Apr 10 - Steve Hewlett

Apr 11 - Patsy Cline tribute

Apr 12 - Coppelia, Vienna Festival Ballet

Apr 14 - Paul Daniels

Apr 16 - Fureys and Davey Arthur

Apr 18 - Chicago Blues Brothers

Apr 19 - Grumbleweeds

Apr 24 - Whole Lotta Led - Led Zeppelin tribute

Apr 25 - Elton John tribute

April 27 - We'll Meet Again - Blitz hits

May 2 - Essence of Ireland music and dance

May 3 - Keith Loads show

May 8-10 - Folk on the Pier

May 13- Manfreds

May 16 - Forever in Blue Jeans

May 17 - Ray McVay and Glenn Miller Orchestra

May 23-30 - My Fair Lady (am dram)

Jun 20 -Sept 19 - Seaside Special

July 5 - Chas n Dave

July 6 - Made in Britain Rock n Roll

July 12 - Drifters

July 13 - Andy Abraham

July 19 - Todd Miller and Joe Loss Orchestra

July 20- C'mon Everybody 50s and 60s hits

July 26 - In Dreams (Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield and Buddy Holly tribute)

July 27 - Phantom and the Musicals

Aug 2-3 - Rockin' on Heavens Door

Aug 9 - Magic - Queen tribute

Aug 10 - That'll Be The day

Aug 16 - Barron Knights

Aug 17 - Searchers

Aug 24 - Memories are Made of Hits, 50s and 60s classics

Aug 30-31 - Abba Mania

Sept 6 - T Rextasy

Sept 13 - Raymond Froggatt

Sept 14 - Country legends gold

Sept 24 - Beyond the Barricades - musicals

Sept 26 - Marty Wilde

Sept 27 - Syd Lawrence Orchestra

Sept 28-29 - Mugenkyo drummers

Oct 1 - Timeless Collection - big band to the Beatles

Oct 2 - Jive Talkin - Bee Gees tribute

Oct 3 - Tony Stockwell mediumship

Oct 4 - Cromer Smugglers folk

Oct 9 - Richard Digance

Oct 10-11 - Rock and Blues on the Pier

Oct 16 - Tucker and Friends

Oct 17 - Great American Songbook

Oct 18 - Talon -Best of the Eagles

Oct 24 - Nutcracker - Vienna Festival Ballet

Oct 25 - Norfolk Heroes - Sid Kipper and Keith Skipper

Oct 28 - Tales of Peter Rabbit

Nov 1 - That'll Be The Day

Nov 6 - Dominic Kirwan

Nov 7 - Salvation Army

Nov 8 - Beatles, Blues and Blue Violin tour

Ticket and time information from the box office on 01263 512495 or visit www.cromer-pier.com

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