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Showtime cabaret event is becoming the new Mundesley festival

PUBLISHED: 15:42 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:53 11 July 2018

Young local star Emily Sidnell. Pictures: Kathryn Moore

Young local star Emily Sidnell. Pictures: Kathryn Moore

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A showtime cabaret event was such a success in 2017 they are doing it all again this year.

Photos of the troupe in what is fast becoming the new Mundesley festival. Pictures: Kathryn MoorePhotos of the troupe in what is fast becoming the new Mundesley festival. Pictures: Kathryn Moore

Fears were raised in 2016 that it was the end of an era when an annual arts festival in north Norfolk came to an end after 33 years.

But the Red Loft Theatre Company stepped into the void left by the demise of the Mundesley festival with a week of live music and theatre in the village last August.

And from the frolic pad that is Coronation Hall, Mundesley, the company is returning with more cabaret-style evenings.

Spokeswoman Kathryn Moore said: “Our 2017 showtime cabaret shows were such a success we are repeating the event this August, and it promises to be the Cat’s Meow.

Young local stars Joe Annison and Emily Sidnell. Pictures: Kathryn MooreYoung local stars Joe Annison and Emily Sidnell. Pictures: Kathryn Moore

“So successful and acclaimed was Showtime at The Coronation Hall 2017 that the artistes themselves are really going that extra mile to deliver six sensational nights.

“Joe Annison, who last year raised the roof with his spectacular Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, is flying over 4500 miles from his Dubai home specially to perform on the Mundesley stage.

“Whilst Emily Sidnell has chosen to sing and dance away her 18th birthday celebration which falls on Showtime’s last night.”

The company is putting on two shows, Showtime Speakeasy and Showtime Musicals.

Young local star Joe Annison. Pictures: Kathryn MooreYoung local star Joe Annison. Pictures: Kathryn Moore

Each evening comes with a freshly prepared light supper and licensed bar.

If you are a veggie, vegan, diabetic or have special dietary requirements the kitchen will tailor the evening’s menu to your needs.

The Mundesley festival attracted some of the biggest names in showbusiness during its run, and raised thousands of pounds for charity. But organiser Derek Kirk decided to call it a day in 2016, and Red Loft Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Coronation Hall, where the event used to be staged, stepped into the breach.

The two shows run from August 9-18 with tickets costing £17 including light supper. Showtime Musicals: Thurs 9, Fri 10, Sat 11: Showtime Speakeasy: Thurs 16, Fri 17, Sat 18. For more information or to book visit www.redlofttheatre.com. Telephone booking via Ticketsource on 0333 666 3366 (charged at £1.50 per booking).


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