Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre ~ Sunday 4th November 2018

For the 4th year running the Shantymen will be performing with Mr Keith Skipper at Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre. We see this show as our final show of the year and we have agreed the principle of dedicating the proceeds to two well deserving charities. This year we have decided that this charities we support will be the RNLI and Cromer Hospital Equipment purchase.


Coastal harmony is all set to break out at the end of Cromer Pier for the fourth year running. Sheringham Shantymen crowned their 25th anniversary celebrations in 2015 with a sell-out show “over the border”. Now they’re warming up for another rousing return to the Pavilion Theatre stage on Sunday, November 4. This time, their tuneful foray under the cloak of darkness will see profits go to Sheringham and Cromer Lifeboats and the Cromer Hospital Charitable Fund, an arrangement hailed by Shantymen’s musical director Brian Farrow as “ another big step towards extracting any lingering sting out of Crab Wars history”. He hopes the event can inspire fresh bouts of cross-border co-operation and lasting friendship. “There are clear signs that the United Nations peace-keeping force stationed at West Runton in blue sou’westers may soon be redundant. Another grand session of hope and harmony can work wonders”.

Cromer-based writer, broadcaster and entertainer Keith Skipper will again extend a cordial welcome to “exemplary musical missionaries” and remind them of certain obligations in what many shrewd judges still regard as North Norfolk’s premier seaside resort. “There’s a very thin line between local rivalry and bad-tempered open warfare. As an Honorary Crab for 30 years, I approach such cultural bridge-building fixtures in a completely unbiased frame of mind. “I aim to make it run as smoothly as possible – although a few cheap laughs at Sheringham’s expense should settle the nerves” said Skip. “It’s an honour to organise safe passage yet again for the Shantymen at the ed of their latest fund-raising round of gigs near and far”. Tickets are £10 for Another Big Wave on Sunday, November 4 (7.30pm) from the Pavilion Theatre box office on 01263 512495 or

“There may be passport checks before the curtain goes up”