March events at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange: Blood Brothers, Meat Loaf tribute, Moscow State Circus and La Traviata
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Blood Brothers, a tribute to Meat Loaf, a circus act and a production of a Verdi masterpiece are among the shows at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, next month. Tickets are available from the box office on 01553 764864.
March 4, 7.30pm
£32-36, concessions £2 off. Groups one in 10 free.
Award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns with a stunning traditional production of Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata.
It features the Chisinau National Philharmonic, international soloists and a highly praised chorus.
A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.
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Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music.
The highlights include The Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.
The Meat Loaf Story
March 8, 7.30pm
£23.50, £22.50 concessions
Steve Steinman returns with his epic adventure The Meat Loaf Story, delivering the best of the best from Meat Loaf’s incredible catalogue of albums.
Known the world over for his performance in the hit show Vampires Rock, Steve has a fan base most rock stars would be proud of.
Discarding the pretence of wigs and make-up for his new show, Steve lets his voice and the performance do the talking.
With video projected scenes, incredible stage set, superb band and Steve’s unique sense of humour and stage presence, the show will have you up on your feet and dancing in the aisles to all the greatest Meat Loaf hits.
The Moscow State Circus
March 12-14, various times
£23-25, £22 under-16s. Family (three) £66, (four) £84. Groups one in 10 free.
The Moscow State Circus returns with its latest and greatest production to date, Park Gorkogo.
Set in the mystical centre of Moscow’s cultural and artistic quarter, Park Gorkogo (Gorky Park) is the perfect backdrop for what is undoubtedly the greatest and most famous circus on earth.
Superstar Clowns invite the audience to this wondrous and mysterious place, a place to romance, a place to stroll and take in Moscow at sunset and a place to see magnificent feats of human achievement.
As our Loveable Buffoons reminisce about past times in one of the most famous cities on earth, they are surrounded by a multitude of flying, back flipping, juggling and roller skating performers.
This year’s show features the unbelievable roller-skating of the Veslovskis, Yakovlev vertical pole jugglers, feats of strength from the hand balancer Vladislav Khostik and gracious aerial skills by Tatiana Goncharova.
Bill Kenwright presents Blood Brothers
£17-30.50. Groups one in 10 free.
Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell, has triumphed across the globe.
Scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, Blood Brothers is unmissable and unbeatable.
This epic tale of Liverpool life ran in London’s West End for 24 years and exceeded 10,000 performances.
Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret.
Marti Pellow returns to the stage to play narrator at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange – a role he played previously in the West End. He’ll be joined be Maureen Nolan, who returns to the musical as the tragic Mrs Johnstone.
Tickets are selling fast, with some shows already sold out.