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Educating Rita – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Max Roberts Reviewer: Lu Greer It has been almost forty years since Willy Russell released Educating Rita, and the world was introduced to Rita a working-class Liverpudlian and Frank her alcoholic Open University tutor. The story of Rita, sick of the banal chit chat of the salon she works in enrolling on a literature course only ...

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Sleeping Beauty– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Reviewer: Lu Greer The tree lights are twinkling, presents are being wrapped, and there's still no sign of snow. This can only mean two things: Christmas is coming and Richard Gauntlett has got a giant multi-coloured dress on again. The Theatre Royal Norwich panto is once again written and directed by Gauntlett, with him also taking on ...

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The Little Mermaid – Norwich Theatre Royal

Choreography: David Nixon Music: Sally Beamish Reviewer: Lu Greer Northern Ballet's latest re-imagining of a classic story sees them take on Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid; the story of a naive young mermaid who, after the briefest of glimpses at life above the waves, falls for the human world and particularly for one man in it. As the curtain rises there is ...

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NEWS: Norwich Venues unite to raise funds for Manchester

Following the tragic attack earlier this week at The Manchester Arena, organisations and performance venues across Norwich plus Norwich Cathedral are joining forces to help support the families of the terrorist attack in Manchester. From this afternoon, bucket collections at venues across the city will be held around performances, events and services with every penny going to the We Love ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Musical Director: David Carter Choreographer: Dee Jago Reviewer: Lu Greer Fee fi fo fum - the laughs at the Norwich Theatre Royal have begun. Richard Gauntlett has returned to the theatre once again with a new panto full of giant dresses, day glow sets, and jokes that skip along the line between hilarious and terrible. While the ...

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Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book: Stephen Elliott and Allan Scott Musical Director: Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy Director: Simon Phillips Reviewer: Glen Pearce   It’s hard to believe that Priscilla Queen Of The Desert first hit our screens 22 years ago. Since then the film has journeyed to the stage and now, once again, is on the road in the ultimate flamboyant musical. The tale of ...

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Cirque de Glace – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Gaia 0 The Russian Ice Stars

Creative Director: Julian Deplidge Reviewer: Lu Greer   What’s more impressive than elaborate circus tricks? How about elaborate circus tricks on ice? Still not enough? Don’t worry, The Russian Ice Stars are going to use it to tell you the story of the evolution of the whole world too. The established company had previously toured another version of this show, ...

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