And thank you, Varna International Ballet, for your first visit to our city. It was an absolute delight to have the opportunity watch you perform. Please, please, please, come back soon.
This is an incredible example of how the Norwich drag scene is constantly expanding to become the most diverse and inclusive that it can be, an aspect that many members of the drag community admire.
Liv and Moth the creators of the pageant deserve huge credit for founding such an amazing event and for further donating all merchandise profits to fundraisers of Norwich’s transgender community, an incredible way to show extra support within the community!
A daring and innovative show which is resplendent in its writing, engagingly delivered, and absolutely perfect for the run up to Christmas
This was nothing less than a magical, spell binding experience. The company not only offered up the thrill of being told a ghost story by Dickens, but also provided a genuinely entertaining experience for a contemporary audience.
John Heminges and Henry Condell took it upon themselves to collect and thereby preserve Shakespeare’s work after his death. Lauren Gunderson’s fascinating play takes the bare bones of what we know about their endeavour and builds a compelling narrative, imagining how they might have gone about it, and why.
This was phenomenal.
As someone who had never been to an opera before I was both excited to try something new but apprehensive it could be two and a half hours I’d never get back
There was much to enjoy in Rachel Wagstaff’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic novel. Susie Blake was excellent as Miss Marple, the plot was pleasingly convoluted yet neatly resolved, and there were some genuine laughs along the way. What a shame it had to be viewed through the prism of Philip Frank's pedestrian direction.
The Color Purple was not like any other musical I had seen before. It was both raw and funny, sad but uplifting and even made me question my own morals.....It is a performance I would recommend without question.
A closely choreographed assault on the senses, as a combination of story-telling, mime and vegetable annihilation had her audience reeling with laughter and discomfort in equal measure - this ferociously talented performer confronted and questioned tired stereotypes and lazy preconceptions at every turn.
So what did our reviewer make of Les Mis?
I loved every second of this show and I found it so incredibly moving.
Life is a learning experience and if like me you had not heard of Nellie Bly then all I can say is ... it is an engrossing show that left me highly impressed, as well as suitably enlightened. Find out More PLEASE
not only are the key cast magnificent, but the entire ensemble of dancers, singers and musicians deliver a truly scintillating performance
Loved it, loved it, loved it, darlings. xxx
This theatrical reinvention of 'LOL' certainly had me 'Laughing Out Loud' from start to finish"
"Crude Apache have created a show that, by delving into local history, makes us also think about workers’ rights today. Bravo!"
“We are spared the graphic horrors, but the message hits its target with dramatic precision”
Common Lot for, once again, coming up with a community-based show that is entertaining, educational, topical, and inspiring. It does them, and Norwich, proud. Go see it.
Fantastic costumes, fantastic choreography, fantastic performances, and fantastic songs. What more is there to say? This production of Dreamgirls is simply supreme, supreme, supreme!!! (There, I said it. Sue me if you dare!)
A goosebump worthy performance, in the best possible way! The first of their few shows at Norwich Playhouse drawn to a close, there was not one underwhelming stage presence from the cast.
More of this please Maddermarket! Oh? What's that you say? Something Fab brings us A Night at the Musicals with Veronica Green (RPDR season 2&3!) next month?
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.
"With James Conway's direction and Gerry Cornelius' conducting, 'The Golden Cockerel' is most definitely in safe hands"