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PICTURE GALLERY: Norfolk in numbers will be celebrated on the Norwich Theatre Royal stage

06:30 16 May 2012

Rehearsal for Emma Bernard

Rehearsal for Emma Bernard's 100% Norfolk show at the Theatre Royal. Photo: Bill Smith

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A show celebrating Norfolk and offering a snapshot of life in our county is to take to the stage this week as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

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Called 100pc Norfolk, the show is quite literally Norfolk in numbers. There are 100 ordinary Norfolk people in the cast who are there to tell their stories and to put a human face on Norfolk statistics – for example 51pc of the county is female so 51 women and girls make up part of the cast.

Yesterday evening the 100pc Norfolk team ran through the show at Norwich Theatre Royal ready for their opening night this Friday.

The show’s director, Emma Bernard, who was brought up in Banham, said: “The essence of the show is that it is a kind of study of contemporary Norfolk by taking 100 people and finding out who they are.

“People have been interviewed about themselves, their relationships to each other, Norfolk and the wider world, and the studies have led to questions which they have then asked the whole group.

“The cast features people aged five to 83 and from across the whole county, and each person has an object they have chosen which means something to them. It is a very joyful show and fascinating to watch..”

The show 100pc Norfolk is at Norwich Theatre Royal on Friday, May 18 at 7.30pm, and on Saturday, May 19 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Tickets are priced £5.50 to £15. Tickets can be booked online at www.nnfestival.org.uk, by phone on 01603 766400 or in person at Norwich Theatre Royal box office.

Do you have a story related to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival? Call Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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