If It’s Laughter You’re After, currently at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre, is packed with comedy and music, writes John Maiden.
This summer season show opened at the Princess Theatre on July 2 and will continue on Thursday afternoons until July 23 before returning for a final performance on September 3.
The warm weather may have deterred some potential theatre-goers from spending an afternoon indoors, but the air-conditioning came as a refreshing change for those of us who thoroughly enjoyed the opening show.
If the size of the audience might have been disappointing, the music and comedy more than made up for it, with Olly Day and Nigel ‘Boy’ Syer delivering non-stop mirth, while their special guest, Maria Willis provided a delightful contrast with a medley of songs in each half of the show.
There was also plenty of music to enjoy from the comedy duo themselves. And they not only impressed with their vocal versatility.
Nigel also proved himself to be even more accomplished when it came to playing popular favourites on the piano accordion, ranging from Hava Nagila to Hev yew got a loight boy?
This was a show ideally suited to the older generation, because much of the humour was reminiscent of comedians such as Tommy Cooper and Morecambe and Wise, but put across by a couple of genuinely funny men, who are both clearly proud of their Norfolk roots.
For ticket details call the box office on 01485 532252 or visit www.princesshunstanton.co.uk