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Competition: Celebrate ‘British Elvis’ Billy Fury

Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story, is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal in May. ANL-140415-182241001

Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story, is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal in May. ANL-140415-182241001

The legendary Billy Fury, known as ‘the British Elvis’, was a firm favourite with Norfolk audiences in the 60s and early 70s, frequently appearing at Great Yarmouth during the heyday of the resort’s summer entertainment season.

His timeless hits, such as Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy and Halfway to Paradise, will be recreated in Halfway to Paradise – The Billy Fury Story at Norwich Theatre Royal on May 25, by his original Fury’s Tornados and singer Colin Gold, who appeared as Fury on TV’s Stars In Their Eyes.

The Diss Express has teamed up with Norwich Theatre Royal to offer readers the chance to win two pairs of tickets to see the show. Simply answer the easy question:

What was Billy Fury known as?

Send your answer together with your name, address and contact details to Billy Fury Competition, Diss Express, Mere Street, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4AE, to arrive no later than Tuesday, April 29. The tickets cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative or for tickets to another show and are for the Halfway to Paradise performance on Sunday May 25 at 7.30pm.

Billy was a frequent visitor to Great Yarmouth’s Windmill - the distinctive venue owned by the town’s impresario Peter Jay - and also topped the programme at The Big Star Show at The Aquarium.

He had 29 Top Ten hits during his career and his premature death in 1983 at the age of 42 was a huge loss to his many fans. Halfway to Paradise tells of his journey to become one of Britain’s most iconic rock stars who during the 60s sold more singles for Decca than the Rolling Stones and scored more hit 45s than the Beatles.

Tickets for the show cost £5.50-£21 from the box office on 01603 630000 or online at

www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk.

 

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