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NEWS: Norfolk & Norwich Festival announces 2017 line-up

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has today [22 February] announced the full programme for its 2017 Festival (12-28 May). The programme, which spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature and events for children, includes world premieres, unique concerts and one-off events, including a ...

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INTERVIEW: William Galinsky on Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2016

William Galinsky

With a history stretching back over 240 years, the annual Norfolk &Norwich Festival has a robust pedigree. The festival, though, isn’t one to rely on past glories and is constantly looking for the best music, cabaret, literature, comedy, dance and theatre to fill its 17-day programme. As the 2016 line up is launched this evening [24 February 2016] at Norwich’s ...

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NEWS: The Tempest announced for Norfolk And Norwich Festival

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While the full programme won’t be announced until later in the year, organisers of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival have today previewed some of the highlights. Artistic Director William Galinsky will direct a major new production of The Tempest in The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth. The building is the UK’s only surviving purpose-built circus, featuring the ability to completely flood the ...

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NEWS: Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2016 announce first acts

The first shows of the 2016 Norfolk and Norwich Festival have been announced today [5 November]. Acts today include the UK Premiere of White Nights from the contemporary circus company Race Horse, a world premiere from composer Kemal Yusuf and a revival of National Theatre Scotland &National Theatre production of Rona Munro’s critically acclaimed The James Plays at Norwich's Theatre ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Sam Green

Sam Green is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker who specialises in live narrated documentary. His latest project, The Measure Of All Things, receives its UK premiere at the Norfolk &Norwich Festival. Green will be narrating the film live on stage, accompanied by classical ensemble yMusic. Green spoke to Glen Pearce from his New York home shortly before departing for Norwich.   What ...

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What Will Have Been – Norfolk And Norwich Festival

Created by:Yaron Lifschitzwith theCirca Ensemble Director:Yaron Lifschitz Reviewer: Glen Pearce   While some circus groups such as Cirque du Soleil strive constantly for the next big special effect to make their shows more spectacular, Yaron Lifschitz and his Circa ensemble have returned to the basics with their latest work, What Will Have Been. Performed in the round and on a ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Circa’s Yaron Lifschitz

Australian circus company Circa are becoming firm favourites on the UK touring scene. Previous shows such as Beyond, Opus and How Like An Angel have thrilled audiences across the country. In May, the company have five different productions touring the UK and return to long time partners the Norfolk And Norwich Festival to premiere a new work. Circa’s Artistic Director ...

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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Norwich Playhouse

Aoife Duffin in A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing

Writer: Eimear McBride Adaptor and Director: Annie Ryan Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Life is never a simple, straightforward path, twists and turns threaten to derail plans and long-held dreams need constant revision. It’s a shifting perspective that is hard to capture on the page, yet Eimear McBride’s award-winning novel captures the internal monologue of a woman from the womb to ...

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