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Grand Day Out at NNF READ ON

Grand Day Out at NNF READ ON

Sunday, May 22nd 2022

Last Saturday, it felt like the gauntlet had been thrown down, as a string of shows offered up a truly varied festival experience for those with a strong constitution and keen knowledge of the city’s layout. It just went to show that a festival that has sometimes felt constricted by practical and financial considerations, can, on the day, deliver.

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The Golden Cockerel

Saturday, May 21st 2022

"With James Conway's direction and Gerry Cornelius' conducting, 'The Golden Cockerel' is most definitely in safe hands"

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Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

Monday, May 16th 2022

Les Patterson was an ungracious slob, and while Edna softened in her dotage, it’s worth remembering how she longed to turn Norm’s life support off. Both revealed a cruel streak that ran through Humphries work, perhaps born of the days when he was the bully, not the bullied

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Nina Conti - The Dating Show

Sunday, May 15th 2022

"There is no one to match her, both with regard to her technical ability and her brilliant improvisational skills. Ironically, she is such a good ventriloquist it's all too easy to forget that everything funny happening on stage is coming out of her head and her tight lipped mouth."

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Kenneth Williams: Cult Figure

Friday, May 13th 2022

I think Elmer would argue that the evening was presented as Williams would have constructed it, and as such was guarded where the man himself would have been guarded.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Wednesday, May 4th 2022

This was a great show, well written, well acting, and one which explored challenging themes. How to top that? The answer was in a tiny epilogue, which those hasty to catch the last bus home might have easily missed. To say more would be spoil a lovely surprise, but I will say it left a big, fat silly smile on my face.

The Addams Family

Wednesday, April 27th 2022

For a crypt-kicking delight of an evening, The Addams Family are your perfect ghoulish hosts.

The Birds and The Bees

Thursday, April 21st 2022

Yes, it is comedy. Yes, it is fun, and yes it is raucous and at times saucy. McDermott's smartly integrated East Anglian references and dialectical nuance will delight local audiences. But, ultimately it is a much bigger picture, and there is so much more for us all to think about and take away from 'The Birds and The Bees'

Magic Goes Wrong

Wednesday, April 20th 2022

The Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe

Friday, April 8th 2022

....nothing could have prepared me for the spectacle and passion of this version of the Leeds Playhouse production, currently playing at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Private Lives

Thursday, March 31st 2022

As a classic drama about love, lust and conflict, 'Private Lives' still takes some beating.

An Interview with Linus

Friday, March 18th 2022

School of Rock

Wednesday, March 16th 2022

Basil Brush - Unleashed

Monday, March 14th 2022

Animal Farm

Thursday, March 10th 2022

Triffids

Friday, March 4th 2022

For the most part, this was an imaginative, energising and wonderfully original approach to a literary classic.

Nederland Dance Theater NDT2

Thursday, February 24th 2022

I remember when, soon after taking being appointed as CEO of Norwich Theatre, Stephen Crocker made a pledge to continue to bring more world class contemporary dance to Norwich. He has delivered on that promise ........

Frankenstein

Tuesday, February 22nd 2022

The use of puppetry to represent Victor’s creation was an absolute masterstroke, and on many different levels.

Cluedo

Tuesday, February 8th 2022

The Book of Mormon

Thursday, January 27th 2022

Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Tuesday, January 25th 2022

The Sound of Music

Wednesday, January 19th 2022

Dick Whittington and his cat

Thursday, December 16th 2021

Make sure that you don't miss out on what will almost certainly the best feel-good night out (or matinee) on offer in Norwich over the festive season.

Robin Good - Pantomime

Monday, December 13th 2021

Robin Good is directed with lashings of local references and a bundle of in-jokes that will delight Norwich audiences – poking fun at our parochiality, our poor public transport links, and our patchy mobile phone reception.

My Car Plays Tapes - John Osborne

Sunday, November 28th 2021

Handel’s Messiah performed by Glyndebourne

Friday, November 26th 2021

Rake's Progress

Thursday, November 25th 2021

The Rocky Horror show

Tuesday, November 2nd 2021

The Dresser

Thursday, October 7th 2021

Six – the Musical - at the Theatre Royal

Wednesday, September 22nd 2021

One Man, Two Guvnors

Thursday, September 9th 2021

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? With Dr Ben Garrod

Sunday, July 25th 2021

Norwich Chamber Music – an interview with Chairman Peter Lawson

Saturday, June 12th 2021

NNF 2021 - The People’s Cabaret

Thursday, May 20th 2021

Luke Wright - Stand Up Poetry While Sitting Down at Home

Thursday, April 30th 2020

Blithe Spirit

Tuesday, February 25th 2020

The Red Shoes

Wednesday, February 19th 2020

Rambert 2

Friday, January 31st 2020

Drink Rum with Expats

Sunday, January 26th 2020

Dial M for Murder

Thursday, January 23rd 2020