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New Festive Variety Show in Norfolk

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A new and unique festive variety show is having its world premiere at Sheringham Little Theatre in the run-up to Christmas.

Silence and Sound sees two successful East Anglian performers teaming up in a show which mixes comedy, circus, magic and music with a splash of romance.

It is also being staged at St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth and features magician and mime artist Donimo (Joe Baker) from Bury St Edmunds, who is a “silent clown” in the style of Laurel and Hardy, plus saxophonist and singer Liz Monroe from Cambridge.

Joe has been performing for thirty-five years with career highlights including the Royal Variety Performance, Prince Charles’ fortieth birthday and attracting one of the biggest ever public votes on the TV talent show New Faces back in 1988. He has also worked alongside superstars Kylie Minogue and Stevie Wonder, performing juggling, silent comedy, close up magic and mime.

Liz provides the music with her energetic saxophone playing and vocals to help tell the story behind the show. It is a blend of pop, singalongs and jazz. She has shared the stage with the Rolling Stones and played for the Sheik of Dubai.

Joe said the two met at a performing showcase, and Liz’s manager Mick came up with the idea of combining their two totally different acts into a brand new show.

Joe said: “I had asked Mick to help me with a trick on stage and when we chatted afterwards he suggested Liz and I could work together. We were just about to launch the show when Covid came along, and I ended up driving a supermarket delivery van for a year. But now we are raring to go for Christmas.”

Joe said the in the show his colourful character, similar to a court jester, is encouraged by Liz to open presents around the Christmas tree and try different things. There are some routines done together, others as solo spots.

“I am really excited to be collaborating on this new show which will hopefully give people a bit of fun and entertainment at a time when we need it,” he added.

There are 2pm and 7pm shows at Sheringham Little Theatre on Saturday December 18 and St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth on Tuesday December 21.

Tickets via sheringhamlittletheatre.com / 01263 822 347 and stgeorgestheatre.com / 01493 331 484.

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