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Norfolk entertainment news

John Hurt at Cinema City in Norwich. Credit: Simon Buck

Norwich cinema heritage centre to be named after actor Sir John Hurt

The new screen heritage and film education centre at Norwich’s Cinema City is to be named after actor Sir John Hurt.

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Gemma Sutton, William Thompson and Michael Crawford in The Go-Between. Photo: Johan Persson

West End show The Go-Between takes producer Joseph Smith back to his Norfolk roots

The Go-Between marks Michael Crawford’s long-awaited return to London’s West End. For the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his Norfolk roots. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more.

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UK company Southpaw will perform Carousel, “an enthralling tale of the fairground after dark”, on one of the two new Great Yarmouth seafront sites for the Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts funded by an Arts Council grant secured by the Great Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area.

Festival grant will see shows on the Yarmouth seafront

Spectacular, quirky and breathtaking international performances will take place along Great Yarmouth seafront in this year’s Out There Festival, with the help of a £70,000 grant.

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Gemma Sutton, William Thompson and Michael Crawford in the West End production of The Go-Between. Photo: Johan Persson

How classic Norfolk tale of forbidden love has taken to West End Stage

That classic Norfolk-set tale of forbidden love, The Go-Between, has been turned into a West End musical starring Michael Crawford. And for the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his county roots. Wayne Savage finds out more.

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Truckfest East will be at the Norolk Showground on 20 and 21 August. Pictured: Amy & Ronnie. Picture: Supplied

Norfolk gets ready for Europe’s largest truck show

They’re big, brash and loud and they’re bound for Norfolk.

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