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Mark Watson is at the Norwich Playhouse tonight with the preview of his new show.

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

Dave Gorman performs at the Norwich Playhouse on January 18th to 20th

Some top comedians are coming to our region in January. Here’s ten of the best who’ll help you laugh away the January blues.

Tom Gaskin who is host of this year's Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular alongside regular host Jack Jay. 

Picture: James Bass

Tom Gaskin may have an international career as a supermodel for some of the world’s biggest fashion houses, but he’s happiest at home and on stage doing what he loves best: juggling and making people laugh. Stacia Briggs spoke to Tom about the balancing act between runway and ring and being paid to kick Harry Potter.

Ruby Wax. Photo: Steve Ullathorne.

Comedian and actress Ruby Wax is set to make a special appearance in Norwich to promote her latest 
book.

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

Here’s where you can laugh your way into the festive mood this Christmas.

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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Theatre

Thu, 18:29
Immersion Theatre’s Rapunzel

There is something for all - toddlers to teenagers - on the region’s stages this half-term. SIMON PARKIN highlights shows, from fairytales to puppets, that offer the perfect family treat.

Sisters Chloe (left) and Paris Chandler. Picture: SUBMITTED

Two sisters are playing love rivals in a youth musical telling the story of one of the 20th century’s most influential and tragic women.

City College Norwich student Charlotte Howard, left, with Grace Gorman who is part of the wigs team for Priscilla Queen of the Desert which is at Norwich Theatre Royal.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Students from City College Norwich have been enjoying a behind the scenes look at the latest show at Norwich Theatre Royal.

The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquhar is to be performed at Norwich's Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Mark Ivan Benfield.

An 18th century comedy is set to take to the stage of Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre next week.

Sprowston High School student reheasing for their part in an RSC production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Norwich Theatre Royal. RSC practitioner Sarah Downing with the students.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Pupils from Sprowston High School are getting ready to star alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company in a special production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Music

Fri, 16:55
RavenEye

Reigning Days give us a blistering set. It means that RavenEye have to pull out all the stops to match their support band.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Paul Coltas.

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

Norwich Baroque. Photo: supplied.

A Norwich musical ensemble passionate about playing the works of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and other Baroque composers is celebrating its 10th anniversary year.

Norwich Waterfront crowd in February 1994

This week’s photo gallery looks at some of Norwich’s music venues in the 1980s and 90s and is sure to bring back plenty of memories.

Looking Good – Precious Few photographed near Marble Arch in London in 1968. Left to right: Chris Bell (laying down), Pete Reynolds, (standing), Brian Crook at the back and Roger Pymer sitting at the front.

One of the most popular bands in Norfolk during the swinging 60s will be playing again for the first time in almost 50 years at the last-ever Golden Years concert in Norwich in April.

Art & Exhibitions

Friday, February 5, 2016
Artist Susan Gunn at her new show at Mandells Gallery in Norwich.
 Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Finding beauty in cracks and flaws is a key inspiration for artist Susan Gunn, and a new Norwich exhibition showcases some of the highlights of her striking works from the past decade.

Days Out

Fri, 17:02
Sheringham Scira Viking Festival.

Photo by Mark Bullimore

What is it really half-term already? Yes, it seems like only yesterday they went back after Christmas but the schools are out again. Fear not though, SIMON PARKIN has plenty of ideas for events and activities to keep the kids happy.