Hunstanton Seaside Special delivers
The Princess Theatre at Hunstanton is well known for featuring local talent, and this summer season only serves to enhance its reputation.
There are two performances of The Great British Seaside Special, each Thursday throughout August, providing an evening (or afternoon) of variety for all the family.
The show opens with a lively number, featuring six youthful and very talented dancers, setting the tone for what is to follow. A chorus line of three guys and three gals seem to be on stage throughout, but they never give anything less than 100 per cent, whether dancing or singing.
Their youthful exuberance is used to excellent effect, even when it comes to pleasing older members of the audience - by strutting their stuff in Doing the Lambeth Walk, for example. The costumes appear to be well chosen for this number, as are the uniforms worn by the three girls, when they sound reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters with their harmonious rendition of The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy!
If these hard-working dancers and singers come close to stealing the show, there are other contenders. Talented vocalist Naomi Porter shows her versatility and dramatic experience whenever she is on stage. Young Tommy Rollason's juggling act seems to get more polished with every performance. His father Rollo brings plenty of laughs with his ventriloquist act, in which a member of the audience contributes to the fun by playing the part of his dummy.
Rollo also keeps the show moving in his role as compare, while his wife Michelle deserves enormous credit for filling the stage with pupils from the Rollason Stage School in beautifully choreographed pieces. One of her pupils, Eden Hewitt belies her youthful age of just 10 by confidently performing a solo.
Before appearing at the Princess Theatre again, the Rollason Stage School will be performing on stage at Disneyland Paris tomorrow (Tuesday, August 7).