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Christmas comes early – and Mob-handed!

By Lynn News Reporter

The Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company are taking to Lynn’s Corn Exchange stage with what they promise is a hilarious variety show – A Christmas Story – on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Packed with sketches, jokes, dances and all your favourite Christmas songs, the show promises to be the perfect pre-Christmas treat for all the family.

Tim Rock, musical director of the Lavender Hill Mob TC, said: “Rehearsals have been going extremely well, with lots of new challenges for the cast members, but all are very excited and really looking forward to the shows.”

Rehersals of The King's Lynn lavender Hill Mob Theartre Company pre Christmas Variety Show.. (5134242)
Rehersals of The King's Lynn lavender Hill Mob Theartre Company pre Christmas Variety Show.. (5134242)

Founded in February 2001 as the Lavender Hill Mob Drama Club, the company is highly committed to providing an outstanding service to the community and all involved.

Rehearsals and workshops take place all year round (including half-term and main holidays) at Crossroads Community Hub, Grimston Road, in Lynn.

Everyone is welcome no matter what their abilities and no audition is necessary.

Everyone is respected, valued and encouraged to take part, no matter how small their contribution is. Most of the material is original, giving everyone a chance to pursue their own talents, or to develop talents/skills that some didn’t think they had.

Some of the members choose not to act, dance or sing, but take an interest in the more technical side, which can be as equally challenging as performing on the stage.

The maxim is you don’t need to be an actor to act, a singer to be able sing, or a dancer to be able to dance!

Each member of the group respects one another and is taught that everyone has a gift of some sort.

All performances include sign language (BSL) where appropriate.

Moreover, the group’s older members are encouraged to do extra training, such as first aid and sign language, in order to teach the younger members. Membership of the group has risen from 15 to over 80 and is still increasing.

Members are split up into groups. Each group has team leaders to assist the directors and help to encourage and control the more challenging members and stimulate the learning environment.

Tickets are now available online, or from the Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864.

The cost is £10 adults, £7.50 concessions and £25 for a family ticket. Performances are 6.30pm on Tuesday and 2.30pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

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