Let’s start with a look now at some of the entertainment that’s on offer at The Princess Theatre in Hunstanton in the near future.
There’s some varied shows coming up in March including the unlikely-titled Take Fat (sounds like a mature boy band), Remember When (musical memories from the 40s to the 70s), The Dolly Parton Story (self-explanatory) and Jack the Ripper (a 21st Century investigation) presented by Trevor Marriott. Something for everyone so visit the new website or call the booking hotline on 01485 532252.
Just when you thought you had enough to enjoy locally with the coming of the Mart, the Mondao Circus arrives! This great circus is now playing to audiences up to Sunday, March 3, at Knights Hill Farm Shop, that’s on the A148/A149 roundabout, postcode PE30 3HQ for sat-nav. I am assured this is an all new show spectacular. It sounds cool family fun and for more information call on 07722 791777 or visit www.circusmondao.co.uk
If you are thinking of travelling a little further this half-term week my “panto of the week” is The Ice Queen and the Wizard showing at the Town Hall in Aylsham until tomorrow. Performances are 7.30pm, with a matinee tomorrow at 2pm. Prices are good value so if you are interested and likely to find yourself in that area why not contact 01263 731430 now to book? Visit www.aylshamplayers.co.uk for details about the group.
We are used to the excellent series of True’s Talks which are given on Thursdays at True’s Yard Museum in King’s Lynn currently, but I should like to put a plug in for a special event tomorrow (sorry for the short notice folks!) for the West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeological Society’s Community Archaeological Day: Lynn in World War 2. A fascinating programme has been put together and Dr Clive J. Bond, Dr. Paul Richards and Christopher Kolonko will give presentations on local archaeological issues related to World War 2. The session starts at 11.30am and finishes aproximately 3.30pm. Call on 01553 771200 for any further information – but don’t delay.
For the chance to listen to live great choral music we do not have to wait too long. The prestigious King’s Lynn Festival Chorus is performing the wonderful masterpiece of J.S. Bach The St. John Passion with the Meridian Orchestra and tenor Peter Davoren at St. Nicholas’ Chapel, Lynn, on Sunday, March 17, at 6.30pm. Tickets are available from the Lynn Corn Exchange, or call the box office on 01553 764864.
At the Greyfriars Art Space in Lynn, Maria Papadatou, an international artist, born and raised in Greece, returns for her solo gallery exhibition after winning the Artist of the Year Award there for her powerful artworks featured in the 2011 Facing Hard Times exhibition. The exhibition, entitled Shattered, opens from 6pm-8pm tonight and then continues until Saturday, March 9.
Lastly a brief mention of The North Norfolk Chamber Opera group, not mentioned in the column before. They will be performing The Threepenny Opera in April and I will give you more information next week…