A rock legend is set to head a variety line-up in Norfolk.

Rock legend Rick Wakeman has been announced as the headline act for a concert at St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth, on February 4.

A classically trained pianist, Wakeman gained fame in the 70s as keyboard player with the celebrated bands Strawbs and YES.

He was sought after as a session musician, working with many notable names, such as Cat Stevens, Black Sabbath, David Bowie and Elton John.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The musician has worked with people like Elton John The musician has worked with people like Elton John (Image: Rick Wakeman)

Performing alongside the rock legend at St George's Theatre are comedians Ian Richards, Steve Barclay and Rollo, ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, guitarist Kevin Dean and singers Nina Hewlett, Mike Martin and David Capri.

The theatre's director, Debbie Thompson, said: "It’s a real privilege to host this fundraising event for the Grand Order of Water Rats, which does such a lot of amazing work for charity.

"The fabulously talented Rick Wakeman and his fellow entertainers are putting on what promises to be a terrific variety show which will have something for everyone."

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The Grand Order of Water Rats, founded in 1889, boasts an illustrious history with past members including Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Bob Hope, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson and Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Wakeman has served as King Rat twice.

The charity is committed to assisting individuals who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.

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Through their dedicated work, the Grand Order of Water Rats contributes to the purchase of hospital equipment, therapy projects, medical treatment and other important causes.

Tickets are available for purchase on stgeorgestheatre.com.