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101 Dalmatians - The Musical

101 Dalmatians - The Musical

A delight for children and parents of all ages.

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Life-affirming, inclusive and diverse, and celebrating every type of friendship.

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A cracker of a 'Summer Night', in the beautiful heart of Thetford Forest. .

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The 39 Steps

An hilarious comedy, made to look so easy. Pleasure and laughter all of the way.

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Grease - The Musical

'Grease' is still very much 'the word'.

Baque Luar - NNF 2024

Baque Luar is all about the beat, and that is what their first visit to Norwich will be remembered for, long after this year's Norfolk & Norwich Festival has ended.

Laura Misch - NNF 2024

Another wonderfully atmospheric music evening within the Adnams Spiegeltent.

Stick In The Wheel - NNF 2024

My favourite late night gig of the Festival so far.


An innovative and illuminating evening of choral music from this world-class Irish ensemble.

Karine Polwart - NNF 2024

A rare, and very special, visit to Norwich from one of Scotland's greatest contemporary folk singers.

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

A wonderful full-orchestra evening

Pongo - NNF 2024

Pongo came, Pongo sang, Pongo danced, and Pongo conquered.

Stillness, Softness... Hinako Omori NNF 2024

An inspired booking by the Festival, and always a pleasure to listen to any kind of live music within the Church of St Peter Mancroft

Geneva Lewis NNF 2024

Tackling exciting lesser-known pieces with confidence and daring.

Northern Ballet - Romeo & Juliet

For a Romeo & Juliet with that extra rollercoaster ride of emotion and spectacle, look no further.

Antiphony of the Trees - Laura Cannell NNF 2024

Music which harmoniously harnesses the sounds of nature

Eroica By Heart - Aurora Orchestra NNF 2024

A unique, and wholly immersive, audience experience

Edward Scissorhands - Matthew Bourne's New Adventures

I find myself holding back the tears – that is how powerful the finale of this show is.

John Osborne - Norwich : A Love Story

A show packed with moving words and memories about the city we love.

Calendar Girls - The Musical

The tears and the laughter are still there, collectively delivered with true Yorkshire grit, and stoic Northern wit.

Damian Lewis

A memorable evening on so many counts.

Shrek the Musical

A true gem of a show, faithful to the film’s roots, and yet still honouring its core message that it is OK to be different.

São Paulo Dance Company

A dazzling display of elegance, strength and stamina

Bonnie & Clyde

A musical love story, doomed from the start, but with enough heart to steal you away until the final curtain.

Bill Vine - Turbulent Flow

A masterful and moving performance of Bill Vine's latest composition

English Touring Opera - Manon Lescaut

Brave and challenging, English Touring Opera really do deliver 'Opera That Moves'.

English Touring Opera - The Rake's Progress

In this fresh English Touring Opera production, the morality of the tale shines through with a new-found relevance. Bravo ETO.

Spiers & Boden

A scintillating and crowd-pleasing set from folk legends Spiers & Boden, and wonderful to see the Maddermarket Theatre filled to the rafters

Big Country / The Icicle Works

The seventh stop on Big Country's celebratory 'Return to Steeltown' tour.

The Wizard of Oz

Come on Norwich, let’s be ‘aving you, and let’s be off to see the wizard, too.

Joanne Shaw Taylor

There may be bigger, seated, venues on this string of UK dates, but for the intimate, close-up feel of Joanne Shaw Taylor's brand of the blues, Norwich's Waterfront is going to take some beating.


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The Nutcracker - Varna International Ballet

Completing their triage of Tchaikovsky's most loved ballets.

Swan Lake - Varna International Ballet

Swan Lake is a mouth-watering spectacle. This production becomes the complete dance experience.

Toast - Dizraeli / Joelle Taylor

'Toast' had moved to Norwich Theatre Playhouse this month, and even in this much larger venue, nearly all the seats were taken

David Eagle - Norwich Theatre Stage 2

A superb one-man show from the accordion-wielding member of the magnificent Young'uns

The Clause

For sheer guts and dedication you had to admire this performance from The Clause

Betty Blue Eyes

An absolute delight from start to finish - a heart-warming blinder of a show.

Alex Kate

Miloš Karadaglić and Arcangelo Ensemble

A Baroque blinder of a night

Sleeping Beauty - The Fairy's Tale

A magnificent seasonal pantomime of which Norfolk should be really proud.

Richard Dawson

A unique talent, and one worth making the effort to discover.

The Mary Wallopers

The Mary Wallopers have it all. You simply could not ask for better craic on a Sunday night in Norwich.

The King and I

In these days of real horror and turmoil around the world, perhaps an occasional dose of Rodgers and Hammerstein's theatrical escapism is no bad thing.

The Pigeon Detectives

The levels of energy and enthusiasm (both on and off stage) prove that The Pigeon Detectives are still up for a grand night out. Whatever night it is.

The Good Enough Mums Club

The theatrical experience is witty and well-paced, with a tone that lies somewhere between 'Six' and 'Fascinating Aida'.

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

The enormity and significance of this concert suddenly sank home, and I felt guilty for simply being free to come along and listen to this great classical music.

The Full Monty - Norwich Theatre Royal

There is so much more to this stage version of The Full Monty than a titillating knock-off Chippendales show

Ballet Black - 'Pioneers'

Two very different pieces, but one absolutely fabulous evening

Kezia Gill

Kezia Gill's first journey back to Norwich since supporting The Shires at Epic Studios two years ago

The Coronation of Poppea - English Touring Opera

Elements of this fact-based narrative still hold frighteningly true today

Cinderella - English Touring Opera

The experience is a delight from start to finish

Project Dictator

Or, 'Why democracy is overrated and I don't miss it at all'

The Sherlocks

This was an evening to let the music do the talking

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells - The 50th Anniversary Experience

A magnificent tribute to one of England's finest modern contemporary rock composers.

James Rowland - 'Piece of Work'

James Rowland's latest show examines friendship, home, love, and loss

Deepdale Festival

Thank you Deepdale – you did it again. This is still my favourite festival of the year, and judging by the number of returning acts and audience members, everybody else's, too.


'Jerry Springer : The Opera' still has the power to both shock and make you laugh out loud, and, more importantly, to make you think about the role of the media and of organised religion.

The Bodyguard - The Musical

'The Bodyguard' is one of the most joyous musical experiences to have visited Norwich Theatre Royal in many a year. 100% recommended.

Greatest Days

Norwich Under The Water

Annie - The Musical

The Land of Might-Have-Been

This is definite must-see show. Hats off to Stephen Crocker, and the whole of the Norwich Theatre team, for the courage and conviction to co-produce this wonderful show together with the Buxton International Festival.

Blood Brothers

And what a moving and powerful performance it was

Heathers - The Musical

Floral Image - So Synthesised

Young Frankenstein

The Halle Orchestra NNF 2023

Solem Quartet 2 NNF 2023

Solem Quartet NNF 2023

Leonkoro Quartet NNF 2023

Geneva Lewis & Evren Ozel NNF 2023

Britten Sinfonia NNF 2023

Rhiannon Giddens -Francesco Turrisi - NNF 2023

...the concert commences, immediately filling tha vast hall space with the spine-tinglingly soulful vocals that have come to define Giddens' live performances.

EVEN - Norwich

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Roddy Woomble

Titanic the Musical

Aldous Harding

Morganway - Back to Zero

The Zombies - Bruce Sudano

It's an astonishing sixty years since vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent first set up shop, and on the evidence of their performance at Epic they are still fighting fit. Rod Argent's keyboard skills were as nimble as ever, while Blunstone's fine voice was impeccable all night. For men in their late seventies, the combination was little short of astonishing.

Lottery Winners

Another great night at Epic – once again the sound and lights were spot on, and the staff are always so friendly. Let's hope that Rick Lennox and the team can continue to attract further contemporary and trending music acts like these.

Strictly Ballroom - The Musical

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

....'Sleeping Beauty remains an iconic work, a gothic romance brought to life with all the charisma, charm and wit that we have come to expect from Sir Matthew Bourne

Lucrezia Borgia - English Touring Opera, Norwich Theatre Royal

Flat & The Curves

Even as an ageing single male, Flat & The Curves provided me with to be one of my funniest Saturday nights ever. Out of those that I can still remember, of course.

Unthank Smith - Nowhere and Everywhere

Hollie McNish , Luke Wright


The Vagaband - Beautiful World

This is the best Vagaband album yet, and marks the band's progression into brave new territory, but whilst remaining true to their roots.


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.

U.S. Girls - Bless This Mess

Peaky Blinders - The Redemption of Thomas Shelby

Rozi Plain - Prize

Sister Act - The Musical

A two year delay but well worth it ........

Nuria Graham - Cyclamen

Strings, bassoon, harp, double bass, flute and saxophones all contribute to this effusive concoction of folk fable, premonitory dreams and messages from nature. An early contender for my Album of the Year?

Sh*t Actually

Yippee Ki Yay

A daring and innovative show which is resplendent in its writing, engagingly delivered, and absolutely perfect for the run up to Christmas

Holly Humberstone

Nic Norton & Alice Morrell - Killing Time

Mozart's Requiem - Glyndebourne Tour 2022

Glyndebourne Tour 2022 - The Marriage of Figaro

Seth Lakeman

Bodega - Damp Matches

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Turin Brakes - The Concrete Kid

The Lemonheads - Bass Drum of Death

Nerina Pallot


Mamma Mia

Alexander Carson - The Idiot


Time and Tide

Deepdale Festival

Courtney Marie Andrews - Loose Future

The Unthanks - Sorrows Away

Man the Lifeboats - Soul of Albion

‘Soul of Albion’ is an album unafraid to reflect on the state of the nation, and yet still manages to convey the band’s love of a good time and a drink

Dry Cleaning - Stumpwork

.....just read the review

Goo Goo Dolls - Chaos in Bloom

A great album from start to finish – every song on it could justifiably argue a case for inclusion on a GGD 'Best Of'' compilation

Holt? Who goes There?

If you have never seen The Nimmo Twins, then you better be bloody quick. Their run of shows at Norwich Theatre Playhouse sold out yonks ago. If you are quick, you might be lucky as they are doing a one-night-only show at Norwich Theatre Royal on August 23rd. If not, just “keep on troshin”.

Carlos Acosta - On Before

The Many Lives of Nellie Bly

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

Priscilla Queen of The Desert

Loved it, loved it, loved it, darlings. xxx

Ladies of Letters

This theatrical reinvention of 'LOL' certainly had me 'Laughing Out Loud' from start to finish"

Crude Apache

"Crude Apache have created a show that, by delving into local history, makes us also think about workers’ rights today. Bravo!"

Beabadoobee - 'Beatopia'

Destined to be one of the standout albums of 2022, make sure you catch Beabadoobee at Reading and Leeds Festival this summer, or at the Nick Rayns LCR here in Norwich on October 8th. This is going to be the year of Beatopia.

Private Peaceful

“We are spared the graphic horrors, but the message hits its target with dramatic precision”  

Songs of Hope and Protest

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!)

Anna Meredith

I would not have missed this evening's show for anything. However, twenty four hours on, I cannot help musing on how this was something of an opportunity missed

Levitation Orchestra

Levitation Orchestra's sound is a potent cocktail of uninhibited energy and elegant exploration, bound together by an egality of interwoven

Sean Shibe

Shibe was an absolute gentleman, talking us through each piece, and playing to the wonderfully attentive audience with virtuosic confidence and class.

Peggy Seeger and Calum MacColl

..the sparkle in her eye tonight, and the obvious love shared between mother and son, turned this Spiegeltent show into a wholly unforgettable experience.

Fairytales and Nightingales

These three musical artists delivered a venerable tribute to Jenny Lind that was sensitive, informative and beautifully presented

Broadside Hacks

...the audience tonight were treated to something rather special, listening to a fresh generation of musicians discover and revive the songwriting treasures of the past

Grace Petrie

Petrie's fierce musical stand for the things that she feels passionate about has triumphantly fired the bellies of another festival audience.

The Golden Cockerel

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

Tess Parks - And Those Who Were Seen Dancing

The album closes with a piano and the sound of rain in 'Saint Michael'. Retrospective and atmospheric rather than apostolic in its tone,

Loose Fit - Social Graces

From start to finish this is an absolute peach of an album, a juicy slice of post-punk, pop perfection.

The Addams Family

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

Susanna - Elevation

If you are not already familiar with the work of Susanna Wallumrød (or, come to that, Charles Baudelaire) I would implore you to give 'Elevation' a listen. It is most certainly an album that is all that I cannot leave behind.

The Birds and The Bees

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'

C Duncan - Alluvium

Alluvium's sense of fluidity and pace continues in the cinematic harpsichord-led title track, whilst 'Earth' creates a distinctly retro revisitation of Colin Blunstone on a 1970's Alan Parsons concept album

The Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe

....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

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

William The Conqueror - Chloe Foy

Finn Doherty - You're Still in My Dreams

Zakoor - Life Cycle

School of Rock

Samana - All One Breath

it is almost as though the listener has been taken on their own enlightening journey of discovery as well.

Nederland Dance Theater NDT2

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 ........

Kristine Leschper - The Opening Or Closing of A Door

This is a stripped-back work that is overwhelmingly enhanced by the beauty and fragility of Leschper's vocals, creating a naturalistic and folkier feel to previous works, and producing an authentic sense of natural impermeance.

Seven Seals - Owl Cage

'Owl Cage' is an album that should now be heard way beyond the rugged peaks of the Cumbrian countryside

Skinny Lister - A Matter of Life & Love

Mothermary - I Am Your God

Are they destined to become the next big thing? Who knows? But, for now, I am happy to listen, and wait, and see what happens next.

Cat Power - Covers

Basia Bulat - The Garden

'The Garden' is a collection that has been laid out with love and affection. It emerges as a truly original and fascinating retrospective of this talented artist. Thoroughly recommended.


The Sound of Music

'A Load of Old Squit – The Best of the Nimmo Twins'

Dick Whittington and his cat

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

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.

Rake's Progress

Ward Thomas

Amy Duncan - Cocoon

The Rocky Horror show

Millie Manders and The Shutup

Hands Off Gretel


Sun Atoms - Let There Be Light

Deepdale Festival

Villagers - Fever Dreams

Tom Jones

Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg

Sébastien Tellier -

Hinds - The Prettiest Curse

The Jayhawks - XOXO

Richard Walters - Golden Veins

Independent Venues Week - Floral Image

Rambert 2

Hayley Ross – The Weight of Hope

Glyndebourne - Rigoletto

After the sunshine and warmth of the previous night's 'L'elisir d'amore' the Glyndebourne Tour could not have provided more by way of contrast.

Glyndebourne - L'elisir d'AMORE pt. 1

Glyndebourne Tour in Norwich last night gave me the opportunity to immerse myself for two and a half hours in Italian operatic sunshine, whilst the rest of Norwich shivered in the dark and the cold outside.

Cinderella - Northern Ballet

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

The Amazons - Demob Happy - Mysterines

Guitar music is by no means dead. It has just been resting.

Kate Tempest

After taking their bows together, she and Clare Uchima leave the stage, and an audience that has just given them the biggest, most rapturous, ovation that I can ever remember hearing at the LCR.

Acosta Danza- Evolution

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

[UNIT] Reach The Moon

Reach The Moon, managed to achieve what many others have tried and failed to do – to recreate the excitement and overwhelming sense of achievement that emerged from that historic moment on July 20th, 1969

Hot Chip and Rosie Lowe

They may have been around for almost two decades, and may not have visited Norwich for a while but, judging by tonight's show, Hot Chip have certainly not gone off the boil.

Wild Paths Festival

Was Wild Paths 2019 a success? Well, you had better believe it. With its incredibly ambitious goals for a first year, booking a ridiculously rich array of artists and venues, but by galvanising a fantastic team of organisers and volunteers, somehow Ben Street had pulled it off – four days and nights of remarkable shows that reinforced Norwich's position on the musical map, and gave the city's music fans plenty to talk about for months to come. Thank you, Ben.

Emily Jane White - Immanent Fire

Thought-provoking, at times perhaps a little clichéd, but entirely relevant and altogether rather beautiful.

Richard Hawley - Get Cape Wear Cape Fly

This was a precious evening of magnificent songwriting, professionalism and performance, all served up by one of Sheffield's finest.

Rambert's 2019 Tour

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....

Deepdale Festival

if you are looking for a friendly and extremely well-organised weekend that offers an eclectic mix of music that makes you want to dance, makes you want to cry, and sometimes just makes you go want to go 'wow!', then Deepdale is it

Galli - In The Roundhouse There's Hornets

This surely confirms them as one of the most innovative and original acts to emerge in 2019

Nerija - Blume

Exciting solo performances from each player demonstrate Nérija's collaborative ethic, and the breadth of individual talent within this scintillating project.

BABii - HiiDE

A brilliantly brave debut.

Anglia Square A Love Story

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.

Solana + Nebula Sun

This was indeed an evening of wide-ranging musical delights, when the sun really did come out and shine

Sharon Van Etten

During the course of the evening we get a chance to hear each and every one of the album's ten track

Foals + Yak + Kiev

Claire Grogan of Altered Images

Back in the early 80's Altered Images were one of the biggest pop acts around, with three top 30 albums and six UK top 40 singles between 1981 and 1983. We talked to lead singer and songwriter Clare Grogan, and asked her about the band's initial success, and their continuing popularity more than 35 years after Happy Birthday was first released.

Lisa Hannigan with Stargaze – Live In Dublin

Hannigan's typically sparse and ethereal folk compositions into a sonic panorama that is nothing short of alchemic.

Alexander Carson Album Launch

Tracks like Ghosts and Lovers ably demonstrate what a beautiful album Ellipsism has turned out to be

Jesse Mac Cormack - Now

Jesse Mac Cormack's album debut arrives as a work of scorching atmosphere, panoramic tumbling melodies and vast lyrical spaces


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

Shashamané Recommends... Lisa Redford and Galli

The Good, The Bad, and The Queen

Whichever route (musical choices, age, or whatever) brought us here, we were all to experience to one of the most moving and stirring musical evenings that I have attended at the UEA.

Ioanna Gika - Thalassa

Roseate, is undoubtedly the strongest track of the entire album, a powerful mission statement that begins with harp and ethereal vocals and builds to a surging conclusion, complete with pounding drum machine, synth and strings.


this music contains brilliantly crafted slices of wit and irony set out to debunk male toxicity, xenophobia and anti-matriarchy

Skinny Lister – The Story Is...

All in all, another noteworthy collection

Molly Tuttle – When You're Ready

When You're Ready emerges as one of the most impressive and accessible of debut albums

Nic Norton and The County Band – Last Orders

Norwich's Nic Norton returns with another engaging and original collection

Richard Alston Dance Company

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

Hajk - Drama

tale of two lovers on the precipice of break-up

Fun Loving' Criminals

Tonight, Huey Morgan is definitely 'the man', and Fun Lovin' Criminals do what they do best – leave their audience hungry for more

Rambert 2

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

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.....

Susanna & The Brotherhood of Our Lady Album - Garden of Earthly Delights

A musical interpretation of Hieronymus Bosch's fifteenth century triptych panels sounds like the kind of recorded oddity that emerges from a crate digging session at the local vinyl fair, rather than a contemporary electronic folk-jazz release.

Bayonne - Drastic Measures

Drastic Measures emerges from the new wave of composer-musician-producers...

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

'True musicians do not have a choice', he muses, 'we just have to keep on writing and performing. It is what we do'. Well evidenced at this gig

A Christmas Carol

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

Miles Kane

Even before the house lights dimmed the crowd had started up a chant of 'Miles, Miles - Miles Fucking Kane'

Gilmore & Roberts

Their voices fit together perfectly  and are also comfortable taking lead, usually on their own compositions. But when you listen to the lyrics of each song you realise that the inspiration often comes from a very specific source.....

Jessie J

Whether you are a fan of Jessie or not remains a matter of individual taste, but from what I saw and heard tonight the new material deserves a serious listen – her voice is strong and confident, and the songs are a million miles away from the frothy pop of 2011

Soft Machine

When a band that originally formed in 1966 changes its name four times......Yet I really should not be worried

Deacon Blue

The band are currently on a celebratory tour of the UK, and Sunday night at the Theatre Royal was their first visit to Norwich since playing here in 2013.

Curved Air

Curved Air at The Waterfront

Glyndebourne Cinderella comes to Norwich

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

Tilting Sky

Johnny Marr

I never got to see The Smiths perform live, and Johnny Marr had packed up his guitar and left The Cribs by the time they played Latitude in 2011, so this gig at the Nick Rayns LCR was to be my first up-close encounter with the legendary guitarist

The Velveteers

It started the previous night, when someone suggested that I really ought to check out The Velveteers at Bermuda Bob's Rum Shack. 'They're a bit like The White Stripes', they explained, before adding cryptically, 'But then, they're not'. I'm intrigued, but could actually do with that night in. I file the suggestion under 'poss, but probs not'.


I am unsure how the name of Eivør Pálsdóttirremained underneath my radar for quite so long

Glenn Tillbrook

Julia Holter - Aviary

Kagoule - Strange Entertainment

Kramies - Of All the Places Been & Everything the End

Kirsty Merryn + Hanna Haas

Jorja Smith

The Vagaband Orchestra in aid of Sistema

Molotov Jukebox + Huw Eddy & The Carnival

Neneh Cherry - Broken Politics

Exploded View - Obey

Justice - Woman Worldwide

Villagers - The Art Of Pretending To Swim

Ray Davies - Our Country

Anna Calvi - Hunter

Dysney Disfunction

Finn Doherty - The Choice That You Made

David Ford & Beth Rowley

Matt Maltese - Bad Contestant

Falling From Trees - Sleepless Nights EP

Nic Norton and the County Band - Brief Lives

Kerry Devine

1549 - The Story Of Kett's Rebellion

Talvin Singh

Grapevine at the Guildhall

Nerina Pallot

Kele Okereke

Aphra EP Launch

Nerina Pallot

The Audit

Carry On Jaywick

Sarah Darling

Luke Daniels, Phil King and Lucy Grubb

U.S Girls - In A Poem Unlimited

Grapevine Triple Bill

Open House 4

Grapevine Triple Bill

The Xcerts - Hold On To Your Heart

Late Nights / Early Mornings. An Outline

An Outline of Late Nights / Early Mornings


Sweet Baboo

Mammal Hands



Oh Wonder

Millie Manders and the Shut-Up


Sonic Youths Autumn Showcase @ NAC

Four young local acts impress.

Class of 2016 @ NAC

Good luck to you all.

Abigail Blake - Birdcage EP


Sea + Air @ The Bicycle Shop


The Ramona Flowers - Part Time Spies


The Tilting Sky Takeover @ the Waterfront

Every one of these bands I could go and enjoy live again

Bat For Lashes - The Bride


Ketts Rebellion 1549 @ Heigham Park

An enthralling and illuminating spectacle.

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams @ the Waterfront

One Slambovian hell of an evening

Olympians - Reasons To Be Tearful


Nahko and Medicine For The People - Hoka


Coasts @ Open

A calculated crescendo

Jess Morgan @ the Maddermarket

One of the country's finest young folk singers.

Selah Sue - Reason


Frances @ Norwich Arts Centre

A big star in the making.

Kathryn Williams @ the Bicycle Shop

The audience is totally enraptured with each song

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Theatre Royal

An evening of absolute professionalism.

onDeadWaves - onDeadWaves


C Duncan @ Norwich Arts Centre

The vocal harmonies are gorgeous

The Cut III @ Open

A musical Venn diagram,

Lisa Redford - Another Place and Time EP


Catnip & Claws @ The Murderers

The weekend has most certainly landed.

The Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend


Eliza and the Bear - Eliza and the Bear


Joe Gideon @ Jug Jaws @ Bedford's

An underground vibe in ancient vaults.

Emmy the Great @ NAC

I am definitely on board.

Simon Callow @ Norwich Playhouse

An engaging and informative evening

Joe Gideon - Versa Vice


She Drew The Gun - Memories Of The Future


The Ramonas @ The Owl Sanctuary

A quasi-religious experience

Dog's Dinner - Stalker Thoughts


The Birthday Party @ Norwich Playhouse

A perfectly-pitched production

The Magic E's @ the Waterfront Studio

Get to know your local music scene

Matt Corby - Telluric


Elton John - Wonderful Crazy Night


The Crookes @ the Waterfront

Big up support Misty Miller.

Lucy Rose @ Open

We are, once again, helplessly won over.

Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine


Steve Mason – Meet The Humans


Miss Nightingale @ Norwich Playhouse

Get a bit of sausage when you can

Eliza and the Bear @ the Waterfront Studio

We all by now know that there is neither an Eliza nor a Bear in Eliza And The Bear.

Lindi Ortega @ NAC

This is never going to quite float my boat

Addison's Uncle fundraising night

A triumph.

Field Music - Commontime


Gaz Coombes @ Open

Gaz Coombes is no stranger to Norfolk

Rope Store @ B2

I really love this band to bits

Stephanie Kirkham - Tiny Spark


Eska @ NAC

Not bad at all, Eska

Megson @ NAC

Contemporary folk in all its domestic glory

Tuff Love - Resort


Rob Bravery - Esque


Ellie Goulding -Delirium


Martin Courtney - Many Moons


Eliza Carthy @ Open

The performance is definitely on a grand scale, with so many individual talents on display

Palma Violets @ The Owl Sanctuary

You see? Norwich does know how to have a good time.

Lesley Garrett @ the Maddermarket

A thoroughly entertaining, impressive and thought-provoking evening

NS&V @ Millennium Library

A truly inspirational idea from NS&V and the library management

BN Deluxe - This Machine


U.S Girls - Half Free


Oh Wonder - Oh Wonder


#360kickflip @ Eaton Park Skate Park

BK & Dad, Midnight Zoo & Claws play live

Stacey Kent @The Playhouse

A warm and superbly talented performance

Sean Hughes @ Norwich Playhouse

Let me laugh with you, Sean, not at you or at others.

Deaf School @ the Waterfront Studio

Forty years later, again they leave us wanting more.

Stereophonics - Keep The Village Alive


Ryley Walker @ Norwich Arts Centre

Compelling to watch, and to hear.

Dave McCabe and the Ramifications - Church of Miami


DRINKS - Hermits On Holiday


The Bohicas - The Making Of



A banging good family musical with a great cast and unforgettable songs

Kim Churchill - Silence/Win


Nicholas Godin - Contrepoint


Augustines @ The Waterfront

"An arena performance but with the intimacy of a private audience"

Wildflowers - On The Inside


The Wedding Present @ The Waterfront

The Boy Gedge's two bands play Norwich

Dreadzone - Sound


Jacqui Dankworth @ Maddermarket, Norwich

The second half appears to kick off with a new-found synergy

Gigspanner @ Norwich Arts Centre

Tonight Gigspanner spun the world thrice over.

Danny and the Champions of the World - What Kind Of Love


Kathryn Wiliams - Hypoxia

A tour-de force

Sundowners - Sundowners

As sure as night follows day we need bands like The Sundowners.

Nadine Shah - Fast Food

A veritable smorgasbord of reflection and projection

Julian Cope

Saint Julian takes to the Waterfront

Barbarossa - Imager

A beautiful and sensitive album that is a lot more uplifting than you might first expect

I Am Kloot - Hold Back The Night

Banging job.

Amber Run - 5 AM

An ambitious album of pretty average songs.

Addison's Uncle

Addison's Uncle play on Norwich Market

This is the Kit

This is the Kit delight NAC once again

Stornoway - Bonxie

This is indie-folk for the Waitrose generation.

Yila and Friends @ NAC

Totally engaging, beautiful and thought-provoking.

Champs - Vamala

Pick yourselves up, Champs, and try again.

Peace @ Epic

A triumph for Peace

Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space

Like eating jam roly-poly without the custard.

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis - Kitty, Daisy and Lewis III

A crowning glory.

Gaz Coombes - Matador

Gorgeous, masterful, confessional, and uplifting.

Submotion Orchestra

Spotlights carve across the stage like a lighthouse on a misty night.

Daisy Victoria - Nobody Dies EP

A truly complex talent whose fame is already set to spread beyond our Norfolk borders.