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Beauty and the Beast– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director: David Nixon Reviewer: Lu Greer   The recent resurgence of Disney in the form of a seemingly never-ending stream of live-action retellings could be very good news for the current Northern Ballet tour of Beauty and the Beast, or, it could bode very badly indeed. While stories such as this have become popular once more and have brought yet ...

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellows Original Music &Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert E Sherman New Music and Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Co-Creator: Cameron Mackintosh Directors: Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Lu Greer   Mary Poppins is one of those names that can be uttered to anyone, and immediately bring a childlike smile to their ...

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King Charles III – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Robert Powell as King Charles III

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Paul Couch   ”The Queen is dead – Long Live The King!” Not so long ago, such was the reverence offered to the Royal Family, a depiction of this event on stage would have been unthinkable. No so with Mike Bartlett’s “Fakespearean” epic, King Charles III, which premiered at the Almeida Theatre in ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Tazbek Director: Jerry Mitchell Musical Director: Ben Van Tienen Reviewer: Glen Pearce Theatrical comfort food seems to be flavour of the month at the moment. As times are tough, venues and audiences take solace in the familiar. That’s not to say new musicals can’t pack them in. Much like The Smallest Show On ...

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Peter Pan – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: J M Barrie Adaptor: Richard Gauntlett Director: Richard Gauntlett Musical Director: David Carter Reviewer: Glen Pearce   To paraphrase J M Barrie’s most famous creation, panto should be an awfully big adventure and, in Norwich Theatre Royal’s Peter Pan, they have created an action-packed adventure for all the family. Peter Pan offers arguably one of the strongest dramatic narrative ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 6th October 2014

A varied and mixed bag of productions this week as part of our weekly round up of exciting theatrical delights up and down the UK &Ireland. From the visceral and haunting delights of Kneehigh and Fishamble to rock and pop in Edinburgh and Coventry, to history and family in Chichester and Dublin - we are sure there is something to ...

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NEWS: Corrie’s Curly turns to the dark side

Norwich’s Theatre Royal have announced today that Kevin Kennedy, best known for playing Coronation Street character Curly Watts, will star as Captain Hook in the venues panto, Peter Pan, this Christmas. Kennedy appeared in Corrie for 20 years from 1983 to 2003, has appeared in panto in Nottingham and Brighton and played the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. ...

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Tannhäuser – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Composer and Lyricist: Richard Wagner Conductor: Fabrice Bollon Director: Eva-Maria Höckmayr Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Wagner’s Tannhäuser was one of his most popular operas during his own lifetime but it’s a work that has fallen somewhat out of fashion recently. Eva-Maria Höckmayr’s production for Theatre Freiburg, however, reclaims it in an exhilarating production. Wagnerian opera deserves to be seen on ...

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