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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.

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

Thu, 22:15

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.

Richard Gauntlett as Smee and Ben Langley as Starkey in 2014-15 pantomime Peter Pan at Norwich Theatre Royal.

A comedy duo who entertained Norwich audiences last Christmas in Peter Pan are set to return to the Theatre Royal later this year for the 2015 Christmas show.

The Central School of Dancing and Performing Arts will be performing at the Theatre Royal, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Young performers are preparing to show their skills and raise funds for charity at a special performance at the Theatre Royal.

Music

Thu, 09:00

Rock fans will be able to enjoy live entertainment and bid for music memorabilia at a popular charity fundraiser this weekend.

The performers from We'll Meet Again who are coming to Cromer Pier. Picture: SUBMITTED

Songs, comedy and variety will be performed at an end-of-the-pier theatre to mark 70 years after the end of the Second World War in Europe.

The cast of the Elixir of Love during rehearsal. Picture: SUBMITTED

A community opera group is marking its 25th year with an historic production.

Dansmall who are playing at Sheringham Little Theatre. Picture: SUBMITTED

An eclectic music duo will 
be playing at a coastal theatre this weekend.

Cajun Dawgs, who will be part of the Folk on the Pier fringe festival in Cromer. Picture: SUBMITTED

Folk fans will be able to enjoy traditional Norfolk dialect and a mix of music for free at a festival fringe extravaganza.