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Bruce Forsyth

What drives an 87-year-old man to spend two hours on a Norwich stage? For Sir Bruce Forsyth, the answer seems to be a genuine love of entertaining.

Jenny Eclair  who is appearing at Holt Festival this summer

Comedy, soul and politics have been unveiled among the latest shows heading to Holt Festival this summer.

Comedian and writer Karl Minns back in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Fresh from two sell-out stints at the Theatre Royal, Norwich, and the Norwich Playhouse alongside comedy partner Owen Evans, Karl Minns from the Nimmo Twins is back in the city with his new one-man show. STACIA BRIGGS asked Karl about appearing on stage without any back-up, a boy who can set the bed on fire using the power of his dreams and the difficulties of rehearsing on your own.

Matt Tedford in Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho

Mirror balls, muscular men in short-cropped jeans, and, er, the Iron Lady? It might not be an obvious combination but this show is an exuberant delight.

Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

There may have been a plot somewhere deep in Milton Jones’ latest show, but it really didn’t matter.

Film & Cinema

Four things to do in Norwich tonight. Photo: Paul Bayfield.

Here’s a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

LightScape: James Turrell at Houghton.
Pictured is First Light - Etchings in Aquatint 1989-90. Photo: Pete Huggins.

Here’s a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Write2screen screenwriting workshop

A workshop helping people on the road to writing for the screen is being held at Sheringham this month.

The Plantation Garden

A pop-up cinema is set to spring up in the Plantation Garden in Norwich next month.

Film pix 4/6/15

Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy reunites with Bridesmaids writer-director Paul Feig for an action-packed mission, which would leave James Bond decidedly shaken and stirred by its unorthodox approach to 21st-century espionage.

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Yesterday, 13:13

From a show set against the backdrop of the famous 1953 floods to a roller coaster of romance, an array of theatrical treats have been announced for The Garage’s new season.

Comedian and writer Karl Minns: Looking forward to the 20th anniversary Nimmo Twins shows.

Tickets go on sale today for the show which marks 20 years of mirth and mayhem from Norfolk’s Nimmo Twins. As the duo (plus ‘silent twin’ Nigel) prepare for next summer’s 20-year celebration at Norwich Theatre Royal, STACIA BRIGGS put 20 questions to the show’s writer, Karl Minns.

Spirit of Charity ( Helen McDermott), Spirit of Vanity (Jilly Johnson) and BC during the 2001 production of Mother Goose.

We have delved into our archive to dig-out these photos of pantomimes at the Theatre Royal going back to 1995.

Star Quality at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Sean Owen.

Backstage takes centre stage in the latest production at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.

Panto at Great Yarmouth    taken 9th December 1967.

Norfolk’s love of pantomimes runs so deep that they continued to be performed throughout the First and Second World Wars.


Mon, 10:19

This year has marked what would have been Bob Marley’s 70th birthday, and 34 years after the reggae superstar’s death his music still has the power to move an audience.

Four things to do in Norwich tonight. Photo: Paul Bayfield.

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The Cawston Band, taken in May 2015. Submitted

An acclaimed brass band is gearing up for its appearance at the EDP Festival of Carols with a near sell-out concert.

Richard Digance.

Multi-talented perfomer Richard Digance makes a return visit to Sheringham Little Theatre this Saturday, November 14.

2014 X Factor winner Ben Haenow.

Last year’s X Factor winner Ben Haenow will start his first UK tour at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.