He’s Behind You! Oh No He’s Not! Oh Yes He Is!

Pantomime season is in the air as the Christmas season draws nearer and we in West Norfolk are blessed – yes truly blessed – when it comes to pantomime. In 2010 the pantomime was cancelled in Hunstanton never to be seen again BUT as time has gone on Hunstanton now has not one but TWO pantomimes in 2015.  There is also the pantomime in Kings Lynn at the Corn Exchange.  So in West Norfolk we have THREE PANTOMIMES to enjoy this festive season. The pantomime line up for 2015 includes: Aladdin at … Continue reading

Robin Hood the Musical in The Walks

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What a great way to spend the afternoon with your family! The Walks in King’s Lynn will play host to a family fun event with Robin Hood the Musical taking centre stage. This open air family theatre makes its bow on Tuesday 28th July 2015, with a scheduled start time at 2:30pm. There will be an additional children’s workshop commencing from 1pm for children aged between 5 – 10 years old. The drama workshop offers a fun themed variety of activities, songs and games with the actors, introducing children to … Continue reading

Princess Theatre is the Place to be “If It’s Laughter You’re After”

‘IF IT’S LAUGHTER YOU’RE AFTER’ with Olly Day and Nigel ‘Boy’ Syer Thursday afternoons throughout July and September @2.30pm “With songs and sketches and jokes old and new…….” Join Olly Day, master of magic and mirth and Nigel ‘boy’ Syer, Norfolk’s funniest accordionist, for a great afternoon’s entertainment as these ever-popular comedians sail into Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre for this year’s summer season. Following on from the success of last year, the masters of mirth come together again in this all new show for 2015. Billed as ‘The Real Norfolk Show’ … Continue reading

Friday Focus: John Giller, JG DATA

John Giller of JG DATA

How long have you been involved in John Giller Drama and Theatre Academy (JG DATA) and what made you join/create/launch/purchase it? The John Giller Drama and Theatre Academy officially opened on the 1st January 2012 and was initially only in Hunstanton. However, within just six months it was evident that children outside the area wanted to join my academy too, so I opened my second academy in King’s Lynn. Were you already in this part of West Norfolk or did you move here to take up your role? I qualified … Continue reading

Variety Show at College of West Anglia Goes Down a Storm

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A Parent’s Review of the 2014 College of West Anglia’s Variety Show Posted by Sandra Hohol The atmosphere was positively buzzing this week as Years 1 and 2 Performing Arts Students at the College of West Anglia took to the stage to showcase their talents and achievements of the past year. They all embraced their roles magnificently, displaying the art of improvisation and entertainment at its best! The variety show was the final practical assignment of their busy year. It marks the culmination of the work of all those students … Continue reading

Win two pairs of two tickets to see Celtic Flames at Princess Theatre

Emmet and Emily of Celtic Flames

The Celtic Flames troupe performs a quality eclectic mix of traditional Irish music, song and dance fused with a more contemporary style. Formed originally as 10 piece group in 2011, it has grown to include the top young talent to emerge from the west of Ireland in recent years and their mission is to entertain! Using 15 different musical instruments to deliver a unique and vibrant sound, their versatile world champion dancers perform the full dynamic range of Irish dancing including light, heavy, set, sean-nos and twig dancing while a … Continue reading

New operator announced for Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre

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The future for the Princess Theatre is looking bright following last night’s decision by the Borough Council’s Cabinet to lease the venue to C & R Cinemas. Proposals for the operation and management of the venue were sought as a result of the council’s efforts to safeguard the future of the theatre, whilst reducing the cost to council taxpayers. Cllr Roy Johnston, Cabinet Member for Performance and property portfolio holder, explained: “The Princess Theatre is highly valued by residents and visitors alike.  It was originally opened as a cinema in … Continue reading