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28 September 2016

Martha Leebolt as Beauty and Ashley Dixon as the Beast 03a in Northern Ballets Beauty the Beast

Prepare yourselves for some fantastic shows heading to Norwich between now and (dare we mention it?)… Christmas! From stage adaptations of classic books to The Full Monty and a great range of musical events, here are our top picks - get your tickets quick!

Top image: Northern Ballet's Beauty and the Beast, coming to the Theatre Royal

 

THEATRE ROYAL

The Sound of Music UK Tour Lucy OByrne as Maria credit Mark Yeoman 600x400

Image: The Sound of Music UK Tour, coming to Norwich Theatre Royal - credit Mark Yeoman

Settle down for some truly great shows over the next few months at the Theatre Royal. Pride & Prejudice, The Sound of Music, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Beauty & the Beast and Chicago look set to be brilliant, and there’ll be plenty of laughs with The Full Monty. For Christmassy feelings book your tickets now for their highly popular Christmas show; this year it’s Jack & The Beanstalk!

 

NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

This is the place to be for top notch comedy acts and quirky plays; we’re particularly looking forward to highly acclaimed drama Operation Crucible, comedy show Tim Fitzhigham: Shakespeare’s Stand Up (20 Oct), unique and interactive technology/comedy show Wifi Wars, great stand up from Shappi Khorsandi in Oh My Country! and, for families, both Shark in the Park and Into The Woods look brilliant!

 

MADDERMARKET THEATRE

Johnny Cash roadshow

Image: Johnny Cash Roadshow, 1 December at the Maddermarket Theatre

Lose yourselves in brilliant book adaptations this Autumn; check out adaptations of Agatha Christie’s Witness For The Prosecution (23 Sep – 1 Oct), Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (29 Nov) and Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine (16 – 31 Dec), then mix it up with some fantastic musical shows including The Simon & Garfunkel Story (5 Oct), Hendrix & Cream by Voodoo Room (6 Oct), Johnny Cash Roadshow (1 Dec) and One Night of Elvis (2 Dec) among many others!

 

OPEN

This is a venue that can always be relied on for great gigs among its varied and unique schedule of events. A few we’re particularly looking forward to are The Norwich Soul Train (1 Oct) and The Experimentrics (23 & 24 Oct) - a great name for a band, you may think, but this is actually an evening of live science demonstrations and physical theatre, all part of the Norwich Science Festival! - as well as Who's Bad (6 Dec) and Seth Lakeman (11 Dec). There are also some lovely Christmas events in December including Christmas Carols & Crafts (7 Dec) and Celebrate Christmas with Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra (10 Dec).

 

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA (UEA)

Goo Goo Dolls

Image: Goo Goo Dolls playing on 8 October at UEA's LCR

Well known for attracting some excellent musical acts to the LCR (its main performance space), the UEA is another great choice for an evening of tuneful entertainment! Exciting upcoming events include Feeder (6 Oct), Hospitality Norwich (7 Oct), Goo Goo Dolls (8 Oct), Billy Talent (12 Oct), and The Wailers (10 Nov).

For something less music-orientated, there’s plenty to enjoy; we can’t wait for their Dragon Hall Debates (various dates between 10 Oct 2016 – 13 Mar 2017), jointly presented by UEA and Writers’ Centre Norwich. During each event a knowledgeable panel will discuss a range of topics, from radical options for dealing with climate change (or is it too late?), debating how far away we are from Gender equality to discussing the internet and its effects on everyday life (think twitter trolls, privacy issues and the future of the internet!) – you’re bound to have an opinion on one of the topics so make sure you go along and get involved. They’re all free events, after all!

 

COMING TO VISIT?

Abellio Greater Anglia have Advance fares from £9 one way between London Liverpool Street and Norwich. Trains run every 30 minutes. Abellio also serves Colchester, Ipswich and Diss on the Norwich line. Direct trains also run from Cambridge.

East Midlands Trains runs services from Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham.

Flights into Norwich served from Edinburgh, Manchester, Exeter, Aberdeen, Jersey*, Guernsey* and Amsterdam.
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