Last bastion of seaside variety

Cromer Pier Credit: ITV News Anglia

For generations the end of the pier show was part of the traditional British seaside holiday, but now only one remains in Europe and that’s in Cromer in Norfolk.

Two shows are being performed there throughout the summer, a relic from the days when holidaymakers came for a week and expected to make two trips to the theatre.

The seaside special has been running since the 1970s. It’s helped launch the careers of well known names like Bradley Walsh and they’re already planning next year’s show.

Crome Pier Credit: ITV News Anglia

It’s not just during summertime that the feathers and the sequins come to the pavilion theatre. There’s now a christmas show too.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

It’s all taking place on a pier that has stood here since 1901. To many it is the heart of the town.