The producer of Cromer Pier’s much-anticipated variety performance Strictly Christmas has stated the show “will be going ahead” despite opening just two days after lockdown ends.
The 90-minute production, organised by Nigel Hogg Productions, is set to host three regular acts, and entertain a reduced capacity audience of 100 at the pier’s Pavilion Theatre.
“The show will be going ahead,” Hogg told The East Anglian Daily Press. “We are very optimistic.”
“We’ve been in show business for many years, we’re used to all sorts of situations. I think it’s a big benefit to everyone around here, [that] we’re just looking forward to keeping.”
The show – a variation on the pier’s famous summer variety spectacular – is set to open on 4 December, and feature acts such as singer Rob McVeigh, magic act Amethyst, and several guest stars, all compered by local host Olly Day.
Though opening night comes only two days after the government lockdown is currently set to end, Hogg observed that the nature of variety does away with the need for prolonged rehearsals, stating “we’re used to it.”
“We really would encourage everyone to help us save the arts by booking a ticket to enjoy a safe, fun night out and let us bring some Christmas magic back to Cromer Pier.”