It’s become an annual fixture in the Christmas calendar, and Norfolk’s Thursford Christmas Spectacular is back – with pictures of this year’s show just released.
The glittering rhinestone and tinsel-packed variety show has been seen by over 5.7 million people since opening its doors in 1977 and regularly attracts up to 50 coaches a day from far and wide.
The show features traditional entertainment but also incorporates fresh acts each year, and 2019 sees Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Hewlett taking part for the first time. The comedian and ventriloquist will introduce this year’s speciality acts including one of the world’s top acrobatic Cyr wheel specialists Billy George (as seen on BBC’s Tumble, ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, Get Your Act Together and as special guest on Diversity’s UK Arena Tour Up Close and Personal) and the phenomenal, gravity-defying, international roller skating double act Royer and Emelie.
Returning to the Christmas stage is leading theatre organist Phil Kelsall, playing the iconic Wurlitzer organ that is the centrepiece of the Thursford Collection’s show and one of the largest remaining Wurlitzers in Europe.
Over 3000 West End and Broadway performers auditioned this year for the company of over 120 dancers, singers and musicians who will perform show-tunes, chart toppers and rock ‘n’ roll favourites to Irish-dancing, the Can Can and classic Christmas carols.
With a production budget of £2 million this year and the installation of a brand new lighting experience, Christmas 2019 is set to see the highly anticipated family-run show have its biggest and best season to date.
Thursford Christmas Spectacular runs December 23 2019, see the Thursford Collection website for more details and ticket bookings. Most of this year’s shows are now sold out; check for returns or booking is already open for 2020 shows.