The 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards at the Hostry at Norwich Cathedral. The awards winners.
Photo Simon Finlay Photography.

Inspiring champions of Norfolk’s rich cultural scene were celebrated at a special awards ceremony at Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry.

Stephen Crocker is the new Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive. Photo: Steve Adams/Norwich Theatre Royal.

Championing the Theatre Royal’s new Stage Two centre and building on the theatre’s “hugely enviable” programme of shows are among the priorities for new chief executive Stephen Crocker when he takes over in January.

Fallen Angels, Laura Finnemore and Katie Thompson. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

An old flame ignites a cocktail of comedy and rivalry among two women friends in a drama showcasing young talent at Sheringham.

Norwich Arts Centre November/December 2016 season. Furnace Mountain. Photo: John Borgquist.

Music from around the world and a mix of comedy acts feature in the latest line-up at Norwich Arts Centre.

Charlotte Corbett's retirement from Central School of Dancing & Performing Arts.

Thousands of children have passed through her dance school, and generations of theatre goers have seen her young charges steal the show at the annual Theatre Royal pantomime.

Sewell Barn Theatre is presenting the show Accolade from October 20-22 and 26-29. Photo: supplied by Sewell Barn Theatre.

Audiences can enjoy both an epic love story and a thriller this week as two new productions are taking to the stages of Norwich theatres.

A scene from the revue show May Contain Nuts at Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: supplied by Norwich Theatre Royal.

A comedy revue show featuring outgoing Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive Peter Wilson and a star-studded cast of friends has raised more than £27,000.

Harry Wilson, as Edgar, in Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society's production of Bracken Moor. Picture: CROMER AND SHERINGHAM OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY

If you haven’t heard of this play before, there’s a good reason for that. This cracking piece of spooky storytelling, set in 1930’s Yorkshire, first saw light just three years ago at London’s Tricycle theatre.

Georgia May Foote attending the Lorraine High Street Fashion Award. Ian West/PA Wire

A Coronation Street favourite and Strictly Come Danicng runner-up is set to take on an iconic role as the UK tour of Breakfast At Tiffany’s reaches the Norwich Theatre Royal.

The Full Monty

Andrew Dunn is back in Norwich this week as part of the cast of The Full Monty, which runs at the Theatre Royal until Saturday (Oct 15). No stranger to the city, he has made two previous visits there as part of the Dinnerladies cast and one with a previous tour of The Full Monty, and he is delighted to be back.

Harry Wilson, as Edgar, in Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society's production of Bracken Moor. Picture: CROMER AND SHERINGHAM OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY

A Norfolk schoolboy plays a crucial role in a haunting drama opening tomorrow, October 12, at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Young cast hopefuls at the Sheringham pantomime auditions. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

Bright young stage talent sang, danced and acted their hearts out to earn a place in a seaside pantomime.

The cast from Full Monty at the Theatre Royal. From left, Anthony Lewis, Chris Fountain, Kai Owen, Gary Lucy, Louis Emerick, and Andrew Dunn. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It is a show that has set pulses racing – and caused a few nerves for its cast of familiar faces from our TV screens.

The Full Monty cast. Picture: Matt Crockett

Almost 20 years ago a low-budget, but warm hearted and funny film about a bunch of unemployed Sheffield steel workers who turn to stripping to boost their bank balances and self-esteem became a box office sensation.

Pride and Prejudice by Regent's Park Theatre. The Bennet Family. Photo: Johan Persson

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is one of the best-loved novels of all time. So it’s another truth universally acknowledged that anyone who adapts the book for stage has a lot of responsibility resting on their shoulders.

Teresa Andrews has realised a dream to learn burlesque dancing thanks to the Never Too Late feature on Mustard TV's The Mustard Show. The feature is in conjunction with the Hostry Festival and has been sponsored by Tingdene. Photo: Mustard TV.

She is more used to wearing overalls and working as a painter and decorator, but tonight Mustard TV viewers will be able to watch Teresa Andrews get all glammed up and fulfil her dream of becoming a burlesque dancer on a Norwich stage.

Witness for the Prosecution at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich. Photo: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts.

A courtroom drama is taking centre stage at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre all this week.

Felicity Montagu as Mrs Bennet. Photo: Simon Turtle and Feast Creative

Ah Ha! Best known as Alan Partridge’s long-suffering sidekick Lynn, Felicity Montagu is set to see her career come full circle when she stars in Pride and Prejudice at Norwich Theatre Royal.

The Spikedrivers in action. Picture: Tim Calloway

North Walsham couple Ron Sayer and Charlotte Joyce, who regularly help the venue’s panto with vocal coaching and musical direction are back in their own right.

Peter Wilson, Iain Mawson and and Richard Aldous spend some time behind bars in the Castle prison to raise funds for the theatre's stage two project.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It was last used as a prison in the nineteenth century, but this month three ‘fundraising felons’ were put behind bars in a cell at Norwich Castle.

North Norfolk Arts Director Joe Ballard.


North Walsham High School has reassured the community about the future of the town’s Atrium, following the news of the resignation of Joseph Ballard, chief executive and artistic director of Arts North Norfolk.

Wayne Sleep will be staring in this year's pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at the Norwich Theatre Royal.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Dancer Wayne Sleep is looking forward to making his pantomime villain debut when he steps out on the Norwich Theatre Royal stage this Christmas.

The cast of Slow Theatre Company's production of This Earth We Tread at the Ruin of St Michael and All Angels in Bowthorpe. Photo: submitted.

A show inspired by St Walstan, the patron saint of agriculture, is being performed in the ruins of a Norfolk church this weekend.

Going out in Norwich: You've got a friend at Norwich Playhouse, celebrating the music of Carole King and Jame sTaylor, and The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will be performing The Mikado at Theatre Royal.

Are you heading into Norwich this evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the quirkiest events that will be taking place in the city tonight.

Wayne Sleep in Aladdin., the 1987 Theatre Royal Panto. Picture: EDP Library.

Dancer Wayne Sleep is to head the cast of Norwich Theatre Royal’s pantomime this Christmas.

Stopgap Dance Company taking Norfolk and Norwich Festival goers on whistle-stop tour of a bygone era in their playful production Bill & Bobby. Dancers
 Lucy Bennet and David Toole pay tribute to Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Photo : Steve Adams

Two arts organisations are celebrating receiving a total of more than £400,000 in funding for projects in Norfolk.

Theatre Royal Open Day 2016,
Kate Tully, Abi Williams, Samuel Pochin.

From stepping out on the stage to taking a look at the dressing rooms, people of all ages had fun exploring Norwich Theatre Royal during the venue’s annual open day.

Going Out Guide: Absurd Person Singular at Maddermarket Theatre, Outdoor Cinema at Earlham Park and West Side Story at Norwich Playhouse. (L-R)

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the fine city.

Children from the Theatre Royal's Arts Courses Summer School perform in the auditorium of the new Stage Two building. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The curtain has gone up on Norwich Theatre Royal’s ambitious new learning and participation centre.

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