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Hunstanton theatre lines up live shows for this summer dependent on Boris Johnson

Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre has five live shows scheduled following the successful screening of films at the venue.

Proprietor Brian Hallard said he is prepared to push the shows back if the government guidelines are changed, but customers will still be able to book their seat.

The socially-distanced reopening of indoor performances in England has been delayed until at least 15 August, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously said.

Hunstanton Princess Theatre proprietor Brian Hallard at the venue
Hunstanton Princess Theatre proprietor Brian Hallard at the venue

The theatre currently has The Bohemians, a Queen tribute band, lined up for Saturday, August 22 at 5pm and 8pm. Tickets cost £15.

Tickets are strictly limited due to social distancing and the venue can only online bookings at the moment with the box office being closed.

Mr Hallard said the cinema screenings are working well, having started with a showing of the Military Wives on July 14.

The venue has been allowing up to 50 customers to watch the films at one time with tape being put on the seats to keep households socially distanced.

And 40 people turned up on Tuesday for a film.

Mr Hallard said: “We keep trying to adapt. You can’t sit on your backside, you need to get up and have a go. Basically that’s my theory.

“If Boris Johnson does not give the live shows the go ahead then we will move it on to another date. Not a problem. The whole system is computerised and easy to manage.”

As well as The Bohemians, who have been dubbed as “The world’s most exciting Queen tribute band”, the venue has also lined up ‘A Night At The Musicals’ by the Opera Boys on Saturday, August 29.

This will again be two showings if the venue gets the go ahead with performances lined up for 5pm and 8pm.

Other live shows which have been pencilled into the calendar are the Victory Singalong – Celebrating Peace on Thursday, August 27 and Roy G Hemmings Hits of Motown on Saturday, September 5.

The Princess Theatre website is already looking ahead to its adult pantomime from Friday, February19 which will be Little Red Riding.

This is described as “an evening of corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo using a minimum of set props and costume.”

For more information, visit princesshunstanton.co.uk. Face masks are mandatory in the auditorium.

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