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Cinderella - Northern Ballet

Wednesday, November 27th 2019

Northern Ballet are always eagerly awaited visitors to the Theatre Royal, both for their full productions and for their wonderful child-friendly shows (they return in April 2020 with a special version of Little Red Riding Hood). We now have October 2020 to look forward to, and their return with an exciting new production – Merlin

Penny Pepper: The Naked Punk

Monday, November 25th 2019

As a writer myself, I found her anecdotes and stories inspirational

A Taste of Honey

Wednesday, November 13th 2019

It also says much for this production that a cocktail of an unmarried teenage pregnancy, gay friendships, mixed race relationships, alcoholism and unremitting poverty, could be presented with such defiant stoicism and good humour.

Trying it On

Sunday, November 3rd 2019

Why did so many of the Sgt Pepper generation turn their backs on revolution?

Acosta Danza- Evolution

Wednesday, October 30th 2019

The fluidity of the movement, together with the dancers' phenomenal strength and control, is breathtaking, and lead dancer Zeleydi Crespo has a powerful presence which has the entire audience spellbound

Pizza Shop Heroes @ Stage 2 NTR

Sunday, October 27th 2019

Pizza Shop Heroes is a significant and worthwhile attempt to explore the harsh realities of seeking asylum in the UK. It is episodic and uneven, but has a huge heart.


Tuesday, October 22nd 2019

Jonny & The Baptists

Sunday, October 6th 2019

Our Kelly spoke to Jonny & The Baptists ahead of their gig at Norwich Playhouse on October 12th

Rambert's 2019 Tour

Thursday, October 3rd 2019

Rambert's visits to Norwich are always eagerly anticipated, and this programme of three very different yet thematically interconnected pieces, demonstrates Benoit Swan Pouffer's commitment to maintaining the company's proud reputation for taking risks....

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Romeo & Juliet

Thursday, September 5th 2019


Saturday, July 20th 2019

Anglia Square A Love Story

Friday, July 12th 2019

It is a journey that, over the course of two hours, and more than six centuries, tells the tale of two cities....As a result, I am more in love with this city than ever before. Anglia Square included.

The Mousetrap

Tuesday, July 9th 2019

Armstrong’s ensemble cast looked to be having enormous fun chattering their way through acres of exposition in clipped, received pronunciation, delivering their lines with exactly the right degree of knowing humour, without ever quite lapsing into parody

Anglia Square: A Love Story

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019

Forget Love Island how about Anglia Square : A Love Story

Educating Rita - Review

Tuesday, June 11th 2019

10 Soldiers

Wednesday, June 5th 2019

This production left me wondering at my appraisal of the earlier work.

Educating Rita -Preview Willy Russell

Wednesday, June 5th 2019

Fake Magic (NNF)

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019

Norfolk & Norwich Festival hits gold, once more, with a magic show performed in the hundred-year-old Spiegeltent

Bells and Spells (NNF)

Saturday, May 18th 2019

Bells and Spells is an episodic, hallucinogenic journey through increasingly loopy vignettes drawn from Chaplin’s weird and wonderful imagination.

Wild Longings

Sunday, May 12th 2019


Thursday, May 2nd 2019

If there was a magic button at the moment of your death, would you delete your online history or keep it and leave the choice to someone else?


Wednesday, April 24th 2019

The resultant 60 minute show is a kaleidoscopic and psychedelic delight from start to end.

Andrew Maxwell. Showtime

Saturday, April 20th 2019

Swan Lake

Thursday, April 4th 2019

It proved to be as stunning and breath taking as ever, confounding the prejudices of anyone (not least me) who thinks ballet simply isn’t for them.

Rough Crossing

Thursday, March 28th 2019

Stoppard’s text constantly reminds us that this is a play about a play, poking fun at theatrical convention, making a virtue of its shortcomings, and openly taking the mickey out of anyone investing too much energy into proselytising art

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Wednesday, March 27th 2019

The House on Cold Hill

Wednesday, March 13th 2019

...from the outset, a jolly thrill ride that takes full advantage of the possibilities of live theatre, presenting a classic haunted house story with a combination of impressive stage trickery and winning performances

Caroline's Kitchen

Thursday, March 7th 2019

The chemistry between Elizabeth Boag’s convincingly drunk Sally and Alan Gillett’s character lifted the production just when it needed it

The Life I Lead – Miles Jupp

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Miles Jupp’s achievement, in bringing to life an actor known for only a handful of roles, and doing so in a way that was utterly engrossing and a complete delight, was surely all the more remarkable given the relative obscurity of his subject

Richard Alston Dance Company

Sunday, February 24th 2019

its relentless pace grips and holds right until the very final spin.


Thursday, February 14th 2019

Rambert 2

Friday, February 1st 2019

Top marks to the Norwich Playhouse for hosting this debut visit from Rambert 2. The scale of the venue, and the fantastic sound, made this a perfect evening

Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, January 31st 2019

Erica Whyman had decided on a contemporary transfer for this 400 year old tale of family feuding, love at first sight, and crossed star destiny, but it is a darker, starker version of the classic.....

Welcome To Night Vale

Tuesday, January 29th 2019

Graham Fellows

Friday, January 25th 2019

Shey Hargreaves - Sick

Thursday, January 17th 2019

.... topics such as NHS cuts, Brexit, treatment of the LGBTQ community just to name a few things covered

A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 6th 2018

An imaginative sixty minute show created around Dickens' iconic 1843 work,

The Nutcracker Northern Ballet

Friday, November 23rd 2018

Glyndebourne Cinderella comes to Norwich

Thursday, November 15th 2018

Pancrazi is wonderful as Prince Charming, and her parallel appearance as a maid and confidante to Cinderella in Pandolfe's household suggests a dimension of gender fluidity, adding yet another layer of duality, metamorphosis and contrast to the production

A Christmas Carol - Preview

Friday, November 9th 2018