Review: Cromer Summer Show

The famous Cromer Pier Summer Show show is, this year, celebrating its 40th year of unstoppable fun, glamour and mystery.

The gala night beginning weeks of superb entertainment was on Saturday (June 24), a sparkling magical variety show.

The show’s compere and lead comedian is Phil Butler, a man of many talents who also juggles and is a ventriloquist . . . in fact a one man show> He returns this year to host a fantastic show. Also starring is comedian Joey Howard who has brought his “melodic multitude of madness and mirth” to Cromer from venues around the world.

The show also sees the return of James Bustar, a young man who juggles with anything – axes, knives and even a chainsaw, working of course. The show wouldn’t have the romance and glamour without the fabulous dancers who take the audience to another world.

Cromer is very fortunate to have performing again this season Emily Yarrow, a vocalist who can take you on a journey with her voice, through popular ballads to well-known songs from the opera. Joining Emily is a talented vocalist Lee Bright, whose range of music and songs entertain all.

What goes to make the show what it has become are the wonderful costumes designed by Laura Whyte, the choreography by Di Cooke, the scenery designed by Ian Westbrook and the music played and directed by Nigel Hogg, not forgetting the youngsters of Marlene’s School of Dance.

This year’s show is the best ever and Cromer is so lucky to have the only end of the pier show in the world in its Pavilion Theatre.

Kevin and Sandra Stone

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