A splendiferous opening week
2nd July 2018 7:58 pm
Is this “The Greatest Show” come and see for yourself, if you have never been before make this the year to experience that magic.
Wow, what an opening week to the 41st famous Cromer Pier Show. On opening night, the 23rd June, a packed full house audience basked in the pre-show sunshine, a real buzz of anticipation in the air. The show was opened by a theatre manager with a difference, we won’t give to much away but lets just say “he had a bit of trouble”. The opening number from the hit movie “The Greatest Showman” was fast moving and vibrant, prompting gasps from the audience as the Seaside Special Dancers filled the stage with daring lifts and acrobatics. Packed with the finest live variety worthy of any West End production, the time seemed to go in a heartbeat and the finale choreographed by guest choreographer Hayley-Jane Simmons climaxed to rapturous applause from a lively audience. You don’t have to take our word for it though, you can read all about it in this fabulous review by renowned event photographer and reviewer Alison Toon here or pop over to our Trip Advisor page to read what our audiences love about the show.
As the show enters its fifth decade, the ever increasing difficulty for the production team is to make sure that the production develops and stays relevant to an increasingly modern and sophisticated audience whilst remaining true to the rich history of traditional variety which the show has made its name both regionally, nationally and internationally. A precious summer seaside tradition for generations of families, a way to spend time together and a welcome distraction from television and electronic devices. A fun filled evening of laugh out loud comedy, vaudevillian quick change illusion and magic, spine tingling vocals and of course the incredible Seaside Special Dancers with local children from Marlenes School Of Dance providing those heart melting moments as The Royal Siamese Children from the hit musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I.