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Snow White – Theatre Royal, Norwich

The cast of Snow White at Norwich, Theatre Royal

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Reviewer: Lu Greer   The lights are up, the presents are under the tree, the snow is falling (the artificial stuff at least), and that can mean only one thing: panto season is well and truly upon us. It’s that special time of year when the bigger the costumes, the most elaborate the sets, and ...

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The Nutcracker – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director and Choreographer: David Nixon Music Director: John Pryce-Jones Reviewer: Lu Greer   It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Northern Ballet brings The Nutcracker to the Theatre Royal in Norwich just as the snow has begun falling and the Christmas lights have been switched on. It tells the story of Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house as the ...

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The Woman in Black – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Susan Hill Adaptor: Stephen Mallatratt Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Lu Greer The Woman in Black is well known throughout the country thanks to the combination of the hit film of the same name, and the status of the Susan Hill novel as a mainstay in the English curriculum. Each medium that this story is told in, however, brings an ...

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One Man Two Guvnors– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Lu Greer   Now on its third tour of the UK, this re-imagining of a classic Commedia dell’Arte, has until this point won over critics left and right as its takes the audience through some of the most chaotic days of Francis Henshall’s (Gavin Spokes) life when he tries ...

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The Lord of the Flies – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: William Golding Director/Choreographer: Scott Ambler and Matthew Bourne Music: Terry Davies Reviewer: Lu Greer   This production brings together two entities which should be very well known to the vast majority of the audience. Matthew Bourne is a well-known name to anyone interested in dance, and indeed to a lot of people with very little knowledge of it, while ...

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The Turn of the Screw– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Henry James Composer: Benjamin Britten Libretto:Myfanwy Piper Director: Jonathan Kent Reviewer: Lu Greer   Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a governess who travels to work at a remote country house after the untimely demise of the last person to hold the rôle. She takes care of Miles and Flora, in the absense of ...

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Cinderella – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director/Choreographer: David Nixon Composer: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Lu Greer   Cinderella, originally an old European folk tale, has been adapted in every way from Disney’s classic to pantomime to ice shows. The now age-old story of poor little Cinders, bullied by her step-sisters, becoming a princess for the night and losing her glass slipper is consistently popular with audiences of ...

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West Side Story – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book:Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director and Choreographer: Joey McKneely Original Choreographer: Jerome Robbins Reviewer: Lu Greer   When West Side Story was first staged in the 50s, it not only brought a fresh and contemporary feel to the classic Shakespearian tragedy Romeo and Juliet, but it breathed a new life into the musical scene itself. By ...

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