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Music fans are waiting to hear if Sam Smith will be recovered in time to perform at the Big Weekend and Thetford after a vocal-cord haemorrhage.

Eating Out or Eating In

Norwich City of Ale 2015 festival publicans, brewers and supporters raise a glass at the launch in the memeorial gardens, Norwich.Pictured front Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter Photo: Steve Adams

As the Norwich City of Ale prepares to celebrate its fifth year, a competition is being held to find a name for the new charity beer.

Comedy

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.

Reduced Shakespeare Comedy's The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)

Talking about comedy is seldom that funny, so aiming for an entertaining history of it was a brave move for the Reduced Shakespeare Comedy.

Luke Wright

Norfolk poet Luke Wright gives a sneak preview of his ambitious new full-length show in Norwich next week. SIMON PARKIN finds out more.

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Theatre

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Celtic myth - telling the tale of a tour guide’s unusual encounter on a beach - has been given a Norfolk twist as part of an upcoming new arts festival.

NNF15 - Wolf's Child.

An elaborate theatrical spectacle is set to take to the stage in north Norfolk next month - and there is still time for people to join the show’s cast.

Karl Minns

For more than a decade Karl Minns has kept Norfolk entertained as part of the Nimmo Twins, but his new solo show is a very different beast.

Richard Gauntlett and Ben Langley get set for this years Theatre Royal panto Snow White.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The region may be enjoying blue skies and blazing sunshine, but preparations for the festive season are well under way at Norwich Theatre Royal – oh yes they are!

Anthony Loftus as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Fiddler on the Roof is such a staple of British theatre, professional and amateur, that it’s impossible not to start singing the songs long before you take your seat.

Music

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Music fans are waiting to hear if Sam Smith will be recovered in time to perform at the Big Weekend and Thetford after a vocal-cord haemorrhage.

People queueing up outside Open in Norwich for Radio 1 Big Weekend Academy tickets.

People hoping to bag one of the 7,000 free tickets for a week-long programme of workshops in Norwich with bands including the Maccabees are queueing outside Open in Norwich today.

Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green, Glasgow. Photo: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire.

Anger has erupted after it emerged that tickets to see the likes of the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Muse and Sam Smith at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich were being offered online for hundreds of pounds.

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Latitude Festival the famous multi-coloured sheep travelled all the way from Suffolk to London to perform with dancers, Shaun Dillon and Kim Collins, in front of Sadler's Wells. Latitude is the UK's largest multi-arts festival and for the eight year running Sadler's Wells, the UK's leading dance house, will present a world class dance programme at the festival from 16th-19th July, in the stunning grounds of Henham Park. www.latitudefestival.com
10th anniversary of Latitude Festival at Sadler's Wells, London, Britain - 21 Apr 2015

From theatre hatched in Cornish barns to a world famous comic and William Blake infused hip-hop Latitude Festival’s arts line up is brimming with talent.

Leah Hammond and Stuart Sale from Broke Maps. Picture: SUBMITTED

Guitar and vocals duo Broken Maps are the featured act at tonight’s North Walsham Unplugged gig.