It’s been a hugely successful year for Lynn’s Corn Exchange, but waiting in the wings are a host of fantastic shows ready and waiting to storm the stage in 2015.
The highlight of the new spring season is Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers, presented by Bill Kenwright, which will be at the venue from March 16-21 with a superb score including the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
Nina McKenna, head of programming and marketing at Lynn’s Corn Exchange, said: “The legendary show tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.”
More highlights include An Intimate Evening with one of the biggest selling classical artistes of all time ‘The Voice’ Russell Watson on April 21, and a fascinating talk called The Tudors and Us from the UK’s leading constitutional historian David Starkey on January 16.
There is also a rare opportunity to see true showbusiness legend Des O’Connor live on stage for a wonderful evening of comedy, laughter and music on April 12.
Nina said: “Ellen Kent presents Verdi La Traviata on March 4, a tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music – Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.”
The Moscow State Circus returns to the Corn Exchange with their latest and greatest production yet, Park Gorkogo between March 12 and 14.
Nina added: “We have a packed stand-up comedy season including two already sold out shows from Alan Carr with Yap,Yap, Yap! on February 19, and Al Murray – The Pub Landlord with One Man, One Guvnor on February 27. More comedy comes from the controversial Jim Davidson with No Further Action on January 22 and Milton Jones – And The Temple Of Daft on February 11.
“Making his debut at the Corn Exchange is the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn with Eins, Zwei, Diy on April 18. And if you want to see future stars of comedy the Corn Exchange Comedy Clubs, on January 29, February 26, March 26 and April 30, showcase four rising stars from the touring circuit in a relaxed cabaret setting.”
Live music this season includes a show from former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics Paul Carrack with Rain Or Shine on February 15 and The Elvis Years 1954 – 1977 on January 30 is an outstanding concert production of the West End musical Jailhouse Rock featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band.
The Blues Brothers Experience on February 7 captures the essence of both the music and the film in a live stage show and Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac, February 14, is a spectacular show celebrating and showcasing all the classic Fleetwood Mac hits.
Nina said: “We have lots of treats in store for children starting with three sold out showings of Sing-a-Long-a Frozen on January 17. For the February half term we have Milkshake! – Party Party Live on February 16 and The Chuckles Of Oz on February 20.
“For the Easter Holidays Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family on April 1 and later in the month we welcome The Snail And The Whale on April 23-24 for the first time.”
Other shows for this season include The Twist on February 8, set in an American Diner, an evening packed with laughter and all your favourite 50s and 60s songs while Fascinating Aïda returns with another chance to see the hilarious Charm Offensive on February 12.
Sex in Suburbia – starring Claire Sweeney on March 1 is a brand new comedy about dating, men and finding Mr Right, while Puppetry Of The Penis, on March 7, features firm favourites such as the Hamburger, the Wristwatch and the
Windsurfer and is guaranteed to tickle parts you never knew you had!
Moscow Ballet La Classique dance the ultimate fairy tale ballet Swan Lake on March 29 and The Grumpy Old Women are back to knock some sense into the nation in Fifty Shades of Beige on April 14.
For the full programme of what’s in store at the Corn Exchange, pick up a copy of our the brochure or visit www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
Tickets for all shows are available from box office on 01553 764864 or book online www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk