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How Like An Angel – Norwich Cathedral, Norwich

Performed by: Circa and I Fagiolini Director: Yaron Lifschitz Musical Director: Robert Hollingworth Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5]   As audiences are handed torches and led into darkened cathedral at night, there’s a sense that this is going to be something special. As shadows spill across the stone a lone voice sings out, reverberating through the expansive interior, as further voices ...

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Norfolk And Norwich Festival; I, Malvolio – Playhouse, Norwich

Writer and Performer: Tim Crouch Director: Karl James and A Smith Reviewer: Michael Gray [rating:4.5]   Irving and Olivier, Sinden and Sher, Nigel Hawthorne, Simon Russell Beale – so many memorable Malvolios. But none, I'm sure, got under the skin of the steward as successfully as Tim Crouch, in a wonderful one-man-show of his own devising. It's actually the fourth ...

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Norfolk And Norwich Festival: Operation Greenfield – The Garage, Norwich

Director: Alex Scott Reviewer: James Clark [rating: 2]   After critical acclaim across the country, Operation Greenfield comes to Norwich as part of the Norfolk and Norwich festival. The maniacal clash of sounds reminiscent of an A-level Performing Arts class, that’s not to say that the production is terrible, just not what was expected. It begins with four teenagers from ...

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Norfolk And Norwich Festival: Motor Show – St James Place, Norwich

Director: Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg Sound Score: Ben and Max Ringham Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:1.5]   If you’ve ever wondered what the result would be if Jeremy Clarkson entered the world of theatre and dance, Motor Show may give you some idea. Seven cars, two caravans and ten dancers create a surreal mix of drama, dance and imagery. While ...

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100% Norfolk – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director: Emma Bernard Reviewer: James Clark [rating:4] This is an ambitious and engaging community centred production focused around the very people who represent different boroughs in Norfolk, with various age ranges, from children through to Betty Hodges at 83. A little sceptical before the curtain lifted, I immediately became enthralled in the lives of the cast and before I knew ...

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Norfolk And Norwich Festival: The Oh F**k Moment – Epic Studios, Norwich

Writers: Hannah Jane Walker/Chris Thorpe Reviewer: Jennifer Acton [rating:4] ‘Don’t worry, I’m not acting. Everything is okay,’ a suited Chris Thorpe reassures the assembled audience as he leads the way into the performance space. Then, after being seated at the most chaotic boardroom table known to man (complete with scrawled office documents and towers of post-its) and armed with a ...

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