Marina Theatre

Marina Theatre
The Marina, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HH
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Marina theatre and cinema has a colourful past; starting out as a roller skating rink the venue has been used as a temporary morgue during the Second World War and was saved 24 hours before a demolition deadline. The theatre offers a programme of West End musicals, theatre and stand-up comedy and has been a residence of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 2005. There is a theatre cafe, bar and shop selling refreshments.

Parking is free after 6pm in the car parks situated in Clapham Road South or Whapload Road. Battery Green Road multi storey is open until 11pm and is free to theatre patrons after 5.30pm.

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There are 27 events at this location

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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Wed 22 Mar 2017

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Sat 19 Nov

£24.75 / 01502 533200

Captain Fantastic

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matt Ross
  • Written by: Matt Ross
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler

Ben (Mortensen) has raised a family of six off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, teaching them survival skills and science but leaving them unprepared for the rest of the world. The film doesn't face how Ben seems more like a cult leader than a great dad and it's contrived and contradictory, but Mortensen is a delight.

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music.

Sun 20 Nov

£23.75 / 01502 533200

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Chris & Pui Roadshow

CBeebies favourites Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee present a show packed with songs, games and fun for the smallest members of the family.

Sun 30 Oct

£12 (Children £10; £40) / 01502 533200

Christmas Classics With Blake

Festive songs in trio harmony, with video projections and fast-paced comedy banter.

Tue 29 Nov

£20.75 (£18.75 privilege card holders) / 01502 533200

Christmas Memories

Neil Sands and his brilliant West End cast are back with their 2016 Christmas production which is a truly spectacular mix of over 60 of your favourite Christmas songs and carols, 40 stunning costume changes, lots of good old fashioned festive fun, and a unique atmosphere that will warm your heart on the coldest winter's…

Thu 24 Nov

£15.75 (£12.75) / 01502 533200

The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Sat 29 Oct

£21.75 (£18.75) / 01502 533200

Gerry Cross the Mersey

Sixties icon Gerry Marsden of Pacemakers fame performs some of his old hits and tells stories from the good old days.

Fri 18 Nov

£20.75 / 01502 533200

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The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show

Belinda Davids performs classic R&B and pop covers in tribute to the late star.

Sun 23 Oct

£25.75 (£24.75 Privilege Card Holders/) / 01502 533200

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • New Zealand
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima te Wiata
  • UK release: 16 September 2016

Urban malcontent Ricky (Dennison) reluctantly goes to the NZ countryside with foster aunt Bella (te Wiata) and her gruff husband Hec (Neill). When a tragic event prompts Ricky to run off, Hec goes after him, but the authorities assume that Hec's kidnapped Ricky. Simple, affecting comedy that builds into full-on action…

Jamie Raven

Tricks and illusions from the Britain's Got Talent runner-up.

Sun 6 Nov

£18.50 (£16.50; £65 four people) / 01502 533200

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Sat 22 Apr 2017

Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now

A new show from Widdicombe, who has been so busy doing everything else (appearing on TV, radio and writing/starring in his own sitcom) that we're surprised he's found the time to write a whole new stand-up tour.

Sun 13 Nov

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Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: The Entertainer

  • 2016
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rob Ashford
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, John Hurt, Sophie McShera

Set in post-war Britain John Osbourne's play The Entertainer follows failing music hall performer Archie Rice, played here by Rob Ashford.

Oh! Carol

Damion Scarcella and Belinda Wolliston bring to life the music and story of songwriting partners Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield who gave the world 'Calendar Girl', 'Breaking Up is Hard to Do', 'Is This the Way to Amarillo', 'Stupid Cupid' and 'Oh! Carol'.

Fri 5 May 2017

01502 533200

Pride And Prejudice

  • Directed by: Deborah Bruce
  • Written by: Simon Reade (adapt)

The spirited Bennet sisters haplessly search for love and dashing Mr Darcy unwittingly finds his match in Jane Austen's enduring romantic comedy, adapted for the stage by Joannah Tincey and directed by Abigail Anderson.

Thu 3 Nov

£15 (£14) / 01502 533200

Fri 4 Nov

£15 (£14) / 01502 533200

Sat 5 Nov

£15 (£14) / 01502 533200

Remembering Fred

A tribute to Fred Astaire.

Sat 6 May 2017

£20.25–£35.75 / 01502 533200

Romeo and Juliet

  • Directed by: Christopher Moore

Artistic director Christopher Moore's passionate and innovative recreation of the world's greatest love story. Presented by Ballet Theatre UK.

Sat 12 Nov

£20.75; £17.75 privilege card holders (£18.75; Children £15 under 12s) / 01502 533200

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Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational

In this brand new show, Ranganathan explores the rationality of his worldview and explains why it's everyone else who is wrong.

Fri 11 Nov

£19.25 / 01502 533200

RPO: A Gala Evening Of Classics

Jean-Luc Tingaud directs the ensemble for a performance of classics from some of the great composers, including include the overture to Mozart's Magic Flute Opera, Tchaikovsky's Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and Symphony No 5. The violinist Jennifer Pike joins in for the Bruch Violin Concerto.

Fri 25 Nov

£27.50–£37.50; £20 under 25s (£28.50–£30.50 privilege card holder) / 01502 533200

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Thu 17 Nov

£23.50–£33.50 / 01502 533200

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

Sat 3 Dec

£17.75 / 01502 533200

Sensational 60's Experience

The Marmalade, Herman’s Hermits, Chris Farlowe and Steve Ellis’ Love Affair perform their evergreen hits.

Sun 27 Nov

£27.75; £25.75 privilege card holders / 01502 533200

Talents of Britain

The stars of Britain's Got Talent and other shows come together for this special live stage show.

Wed 26 Oct

£20 (£17.50 Privilege Card Holders/; £65) / 020 8807 6680

Wildlife Road Trip: Martin Hughes-Games And Iolo Williams

This fascinating and entertaining journey will take you behind the scenes of presenting TV programmes and into the wonderful world of wildlife.

Thu 10 Nov

£15.75 (£14.75 privilege card holder) / 01502 533200

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