New cocktail bar at resort’s theatre

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Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre will be mixing and shaking its own range of drinks when it launches a new cocktail bar on Monday.

Visitors will be able to sip on a Purple Princess, down a Golden Sands, try a Kiss Me Quick or just go for a Dead in the Dunes when the bar gets into full swing from 7.30pm.

There’s even a drink which has been named after one of the theatre partners, Brian Hallard. He said: “They’ve called one of the cocktails, Bloody Brian, which is in my honour. We have developed around 15 cocktails which reflect the seaside theme and had a trial run last week, which was a success.

“We are hoping people will think of Monday night as being cocktail night at the Princess and hope it to be a fun evening. In the months ahead, it will be appealing to sit out on the terrace and just watch the sun go down.”

The new feature is just one of several ideas in the pipeline for the theatre due to be implemented in the near future. “We are going to start up a film club, when we will show films which are perhaps 12 to 14 weeks old, rather than the new releases. Films which have been released for a few weeks are still fresh on people’s minds,” said Brian.

“Once the projectors are in place and other equipment, we shall hopefully be showing films fairly soon. In addition, we are also going to start showing live theatre a couple of times a month.

“This will be streamed live from the Royal Opera House and these shows are proving very popular with theatre goers.”

Other plans lined up for the theatre in coming months are a new jazz club plus a comedy club. It is intended both of these will be held on a monthly basis.

Brian said he was also pleased to have secured some big names for the theatre over the course of the year ahead, including Joan Armatrading, on Sunday, May 31, and Midge Ure and India Electric Co on Saturday, October 17.

For more details about the theatre’s events, visit the website www.princesstheatre.co.uk or call 01485 532252.