Tonight’s performance of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre has had to be cancelled as the majority of band members are snowed in.

A near capacity audience were due to attend tonight’s concert and staff theatre staff are now working to contact all those due to attend.

Many of the bands members live high up in the hills around Yorkshire and Derbyshire and with over a foot of snow falling in some places overnight it has made it impossible for them to leave home.

All patrons will receive a full refund or have the opportunity to swap their tickets to another Marina event. Management hope to re-schedule the performance however the band’s busy schedule means that this may take some time to confirm.

Marina Theatre chief executive Martin Halliday said, “The band are so disappointed not to be able to make it to Lowestoft today,  we fully understand the reasons behind this and are sure our audiences will do so too.”

To arrange a refund or exchange, ticket holders are asked to return their tickets to the Marina Box Office in due course.