Comedy stars on stage at the Marina Theatre

Mark Steel

Mark Steel - Credit: Archant

Comedy tops the bill at the Marina Theatre over the next week.

Tonight at 8pm comedian Mark Steel brings his Back in Town show to Lowestoft.

It is based on his hit BBC Radio 4 series in which he writes a show around each town he visits.

Then on Wednesday at 8pm Omid Djalili brings his new show Iranalmadingdong to the Marina.

Following a sell-out four week West-End residency and a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival, Omid’s awards include Time Out Award and EMMA Award for best stand Up comedian.

Then fresh from his appearance on ITV’s Sunday Night At the Palladium, Irish comedian Jimeoin presents his show Jimeoin Is It…?! on Thursday at 8pm. His ever-evolving show is based around what he calls his signature observations of life’s absurdities.

On the Marina’s big screen on Saturday night is the opportunity to watch the premiere of Northern Soul (15), which tells the tale of two Northern boys whose worlds are changed when they discover soul music.

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On Sunday at 7.30pm the music of ELO is celebrated as The ELO Experience performs some of the band’s hits such as Evil Woman, Living Thing and Mr Blue Sky.

Then on Monday The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra are performing at the Marina for the first time. The orchestra combines music from Mozart to Monty Python, Bach to the Beatles, Chick Corea with players’ own brand of humour, inventive arrangements

On Tuesday at 2.30pm the Marina is screening the film What We Did On Our Holiday (15).

At 7.30pm on Tuesday is a screening of a live recording from the Royal Opera House in London of the ballet Manon

For more information or to book tickets ring the box office on 01502 533200 or visit

• A Lowestoft grunge rock band have reformed for a gig at the Mariners Rest pub tomorrow night to raise funds for charity.

The founding members of Six Degrees of Seperation are performing their free gig at the pub in Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft, which starts at 8pm.

Jamos Dolan, Andrew McCloud, Adam Butcher and Christian Garrod have reformed to help raise funds for the charity fund Care and Real Lovin, which was set up by Dean ‘Carl’ Lawson.

Mr Lawson, set up his charity after he was diagnosed with cancer.

He died in 2012 aged 37 and was friends of the pub’s landlord Shaun Underdown.

Mr Lawson also set up the annual Carlfest music festival at the pub, which has raised thousands of pounds so far.

Six Degrees of Separation formed in 2004 and they created original music based around the grunge rock movement.

They will be supported tomorrow by new local band Fight The Pirates.

A spokesman for tomorrow’s free gig said: “The band and venue are seeking to raise money for a local community fund Care And Real Lovin’ which helps people in the local area suffering financially due to illness.”

The Mariners Rest is also hosting a Halloween music festival from Friday, October 31 to Saturday, November 2 in aid of Care and Real Lovin.

• Dennis Bean who is local and a gifted guitarist and vocalist has been raising money for charity for the past eight years by holding local music concerts.

Tomorrow at 8pm he will be holding a concert at the Ravenous Cafe, The Raveningham Centre ( poster attached).

This year all proceeds are for the Sandra Chapman Cancer Treatment Centre at the James Paget Hospital.

Dennis is accompanied by Roy Barker on mandolin and harmonica and John Armstrong on bass and together create a unique musical sound. Tickets are £10.