Performing at the Cromer Pier Show for the first time this week, we have the award-winning comedian, impressionist and actor ‘Ben Nickless’!
Prepare to be both thoroughly entertained and charmed by his incredible repertoire of impressions and comedy. Ben has been performing forever but his career took off in 2006 when he won his episode of the BBC television series ‘Let Me Entertain You’ alongside Brian Conley. Since then Ben has become extremely popular on the comedy circuit and in summer season theatre shows including numerous appearances at the Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay; the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne and at Blackpool North Pier alongside the legendary Cannon & Ball.
“Ben Nickless is incredible and his variety of impressions are as spellbinding as they are funny” -The Sun Newspaper
Ben is also one of the most promising pantomime comics in the country working alongside many household names including David Hasselhoff, Craig Revel Horwood, Christopher Biggins, Su Pollard, Les Dennis to name just a few. In 2019, Ben was very honoured to win the award for ‘Best Pantomime Comic’ in the UK at the Great British Pantomime Awards. He has been supporting Shane Richie on tour during 2021 and he is delighted to be joining the cast of the award-winning Cromer Pier Show for the very first time
Ben Nickless is multi-talented with some outrageous and well-timed comic sequences – The Stage
Ben Nickless is performing from Tuesday 14th September until Sunday 19th September. For dates, times and to book, click below.
We are in for a treat at the Cromer Pier Show this week as the hugely talented Christian Lee joins our amazing 2021 Cromer Pier cast. Christian reached the live finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2016 and has surpassed the milestone of 500 million hits on you tube worldwide with his unique style and wacky performances. An associate with the Inner Magic Circle he is leading the way and has been dubbed as “The King of Comedy Magic” by Time Out.
“You entertained us so brilliantly well”. “You know how to work the audience, I had a big smile on my face. It was silly and stupid, but all in a great way” – Alesha Dixon
Christian won over family audiences with his performances on BBC TV show The Slammer, has a cult following from his star role in Sky TV production Max Magic and performed indents for ITV hit show Harry Hills TV Burp.
With his universal appeal he is a popular comic lead starring as Wishy-Washy and hosting shows. He has travelled the Globe with his solo comedy-magic show. Performing on the high seas on board some of the largest cruise liners in the World and touring internationally with Tui at their family resorts.
He can also be found touring his theatre show “Britain’s Got Magic UK” across the UK and produces, hosts and provides special performances for private events. Christian is a regular speciality act on the internationally touring “An Evening of Burlesque”.
Christian is one of the few magicians who genuinely crosses the divide between comedy and magic. He possesses the comic genius of Tommy Cooper along with world class skills as a prestidigitator”– TNT Magazine
Christian Lee is performing from Tuesday 7th September until Sunday 12th September. For dates, times and to book, click below.
‘Strictly Christmas’ show to bring some festive cheer to Cromer Pier!
Openwide Coastal Ltd, operators and custodians of Cromer Pier and Pavilion Theatre and producers of the Cromer Show have donated the Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre on a ‘not for profit’ basis to Nigel Hogg Productions to help support variety artists left unable to work and earn an income through the Covid crisis. This generous gesture is allowing the artists to continue to keep the spirit of entertainment alive and is providing the acts with some income during these difficult times.
The theatre staged a summer show and took measures to ensure that they were Covid-secure, with audience numbers restricted to significantly below the 500 seat capacity of the venue. Whilst the reduced audience capacity makes it impossible to stage the usual Cromer Christmas show, Openwide Coastal Ltd and Nigel Hogg Productions, in association with North Norfolk District Council, are providing a venue and stage for variety acts to showcase their talents to try and support them through this difficult crisis. The artists then split the take from box office receipts to generate a small amount of income from each performance.
Nigel and his team have created a Christmas programme of entertainment called ‘Strictly Christmas’ which is a 90 minute variety show with a Christmassy theme and encompasses a mix of entertainment including 3 regular acts; Olly Day, Rob McVeigh the singer and a brilliant magic act called Amethyst. There will also be a different guest act at each performance. The first performance is on Friday 4th December and shows will run through until 1st January 2021
Nigel Hogg said: “We were absolutely thrilled with the support that we had for our Summer shows with most shows selling out at the reduced capacity of 100! The performers were delighted to be back on stage doing what they love most and being able to earn a small amount of money so we are really excited to be able to get them back on stage for Christmas! We really would encourage everyone to help us save the arts by booking a ticket to enjoy a safe, fun night out and let us bring some Christmas magic back to Cromer Pier!”
Rory Holburn, Director at Openwide Coastal commented, “We were excited to receive the wonderful news that we were successful in receiving an arts council grant which will help ensure we can bring the Cromer Pier show back in 2021 but as the current restrictions make it impossible to stage the Cromer Pier Christmas show this year, we are really pleased to be able to provide some support to the artists who have been struggling through this devastating time by donating the theatre space to them for a Christmas show”
The 90-minute show has been accredited with a ‘We’re Good to Go’ stamp of approval by Visit England and North Norfolk District Council is also supporting the venture which will continue the tradition of keeping variety alive this Christmas at the end of the pier in Cromer.
Face coverings must be worn during the show. Tickets are £15 for adults or £7.50 for children under 16. Booking is for unallocated seating, and audience members will be seated by the ushers in their social bubbles. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door. Ticket collection is only from the pop-up box office in the Pavilion Bar, no postage option is available. Click below for more information, show times and to book a ticket…