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Makers of Peppa Pig talk about their magical other BAFTA award-winning television animation series as the live stage adaptation comes to Norwich Theatre Royal.

All-singing, all-dancing shows, circus spectacle, a charming adaptation of The Secret Garden, TV favourites Ben & Holly brought to life and Horrible Histories just some of the treats on stage this Spring Bank holiday.

This IOU Theatre piece definitively gives a new perspective on life: for most of the show the audience are watching from the back of an open-top bus.

Film & Cinema

Johnny Depp is stuck recycling one of his worst performances alongside Javier Bardem’s new villain in the latest in the franchise trying to right thibngs after the third and fourth voyages sprung leaks in their ramshackle screenplays and capsized.

Michael Dudok de Wit’s colourful fantasy about a nameless man left shipwrecked on a tropical island goes off in some mad directions but it still mesmerised.

Finnish writer-director Aki Kaurismaki turns out to be the ideal filmmaker to deal with the refugee crisis as he conjures another quirky portrait of modern life.

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Count Arthur Strong, the comedy character of Steve Delaney, prone to delusions of grandeur, selective memory loss and the blurting out of malapropisms is back on TV screens and in Norwich with his latest tour.

Comedy is Milton Jones’ escape from normality. He talks more about stage Milton and real-life Milton, plus his latest show.

Comedian Omid Djalili is bringing his latest show to the region as part of a huge 110-date tour. He talks about rubbing shoulders in Hollywood, finding laughs in the Chilcot report and why he doesn’t mind being called a schmuck.

Art & Exhibitions

Sunday, May 21, 2017

It’s great when an act pleasantly surprises: and at this gig at Norwich Theatre Royal the audience got two unexpected delights.


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This second night of jazz in the Adnams Spiegeltent in Chapelfield Gardens took a slightly edgier route, with four-piece outfit Get The Blessing showcasing material from their five albums.

The 1990s rockers, fronted by Gavin Rossdale, judge on ITV’s The Voice, visit for one of just six dates in wake of new album, Black and White Rainbows.

Normally to be found in their basement bar in London’s Broadway Market, this jazzy, swinging seven-piece hit the Spiegeltent for just one night.

Days Out


Over the long weekend you might be looking for something a little different to do with the family, so here’s a quick guide to ten fun things happening in Norfolk this Bank Holiday.