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Gorleston braced for Boyle beach scene

PUBLISHED: 12:03 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:03 20 June 2018

5,000 people will take part in the concert scene at Gorleston beach           Picture: James Bass

5,000 people will take part in the concert scene at Gorleston beach Picture: James Bass

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More than 5,000 tickets have been issued ahead of filming of a concert scene on Gorleston beach for Danny Boyle’s latest film.

Danny Boyle working on set in Halesworth                 Picture: Nick ButcherDanny Boyle working on set in Halesworth Picture: Nick Butcher

The Oscar-winning director, behind the likes of Slumdog Millionaire and The Beach, has already shot scenes in Halesworth, Lowestoft and at the James Paget Hospital.

The film is written by Richard Curtis and it is understood the plot centres around a world in which The Beatles never existed, with Suffolk pop superstar Ed Sheeran said to feature in the film.

Last month an appeal was issued for 5,000 extras in the area to take part in the shooting of a concert scene for the film on Gorleston beach and within a day more than 7,400 people had registered for a place.

Now organisers have issued tickets for the event next Wednesday, but are warning people that entry will be granted on a first come first serve basis, as more than 5,000 tickets have been issued to make up for those who do not attend on the day.

Richard Curtis walking through Halesworth town centre during filming                           Picture: Nick ButcherRichard Curtis walking through Halesworth town centre during filming Picture: Nick Butcher

It is also vital that crowd members bring photo ID, as entry may not be granted without it.

Despite speculation surrounding the period in which the film is set, there are no particular dress code requirements for guests, other than to wear weather appropriate clothing.

Shooting will take place regardless of conditions and crowds are welcome to bring beach gear with them, but are asked not to bring large bags due to limited space.

Park and Ride ticket holders will be collected from Bluebell Meadow, off the B1534 roundabout in Gorleston Lane.

People are asked to arrive no later than 11.00am, with filming expected to be wrapped up by around 5pm.