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The Jubilee Players production of thriller Night Must Fall has been re-scheduled after the Tithe Barn in Horstead was needed as a polling station for the EU Referendum. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

It is a political drama with a cast of colourful characters that has gripped the nation. And now the EU referendum has even upstaged the latest production by an amateur theatre group.

Weekend Guide 25-26 June: Volleyball Tournament at Gorleston Beach, Wildcat Aerobatics will be at Hunstanton Carnival and The Cromer Pier Show kicks off on Saturday. (L-R)

From music festivals to beach volleyball tournaments there’s a lot going on in Norfolk this weekend, so to help you decide where to go and what to do, here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place.

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A review of the play’s opening night at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange.

Actors on stage at The Globe, the replica of Shakespeares theatre beside the River Thames in London. Picture: PA

Yet another ‘I’ll-get-me-coat’ moment as I’m forced again to admit that I’ve never quite ‘got’ Shakespeare. How can you, they ask, ‘not like’ the man who single-handedly created much of the English language? Easy: I don’t like him. A lot of what he writes, I find boring, ponderous and sometimes, downright silly. I’m in good company: Shaw, Pepys, Samuel Johnson, Voltaire, Tolstoy and Tolkien didn’t go much on him either.

Latitude Festival 2016

Renowned names and faces from the literary world are to take to the stage at Latitude Festival 2016, as the Literary Arena and Wellcome Trust Hub line-ups have been announced by festival organisers.

The young cast of Tangled Tales in action. Picture: SUBMITTED

A mash-up of classic children’s stories is being added to Sheringham’s summer drama season in a new youth theatre venture.

Jamie Parker, Sam Clemmett and Poppy Miller who play Harry Potter, Albus Potter and Ginny Potter respectively in the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child stage play. Photo: Charlie Gray/PA Wire  .

Audience members were left spellbound by the first preview of the new Harry Potter play in London’s West End.

Jamie Parker, Sam Clemmett and Poppy Miller who will play Harry Potter, Albus Potter and Ginny Potter respectively in the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child stage play. Photo: Charlie Gray/PA Wire

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From the Maddermarket Theatre to the magical world of Harry Potter – Norfolk has conjured up a second cast member for the new play about the famous wizard soon to open in London’s West End.

Ballet dancers, from left, Abigail Lewis, Mia Kruger and Kate Walsh

A group of young ballet dancers from our region are getting ready to take the stage in a production of Sleeping Beauty.

Jamie Parker, Sam Clemmett and Poppy Miller who play Harry Potter, Albus Potter and Ginny Potter respectively in the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child stage play. Photo: Charlie Gray/PA Wire  .

A Norfolk actor has landed one of the most magical roles in London’s West End – the part of Harry Potter’s son Albus Severus.

MAMMA MIA! International Tour is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Brinkhoff/Moegenburg.

Abba-inspired musical Mamma Mia is among the new shows coming to Norwich Theatre Royal.

NNF16. Building Conversation. Photo: Willem Weemhoff.

The art of conversation takes centre stage in an event coming to Norfolk and Norwich Festival this weekend.

Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

Latitude Festival 2016

Further exciting acts have been announced to perform at this summer’s Latitude Festival.

NNF16. Mary English. Photo: supplied.

Stories of 19th century adventures in the New World locked away for 100 years are the inspiration for a new children’s show.

Curious Directive Theatre Company show Spindrift as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The worlds of science and art collide once more as theatre company Curious Directive opens its latest show. Arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS reports.

Dancers enjoying the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Ragroof Tea Dance in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

From the jive to the foxtrot – dancing galore filled the Adnams Spiegeltent as festival-goers enjoyed stepping back through the decades.

K Festival 2016

A music festival in memory of a popular woman who died from cancer will take place this bank holiday weekend.

The Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus after performing Mahler's Symphony No.8 at the Norfolk Showground Arena.
Pic by Keiron Tovell

Norwich Philharmonic Society celebrated its 175th season in truly spectacular style on Saturday with a performance of Mahler’s 8th symphony, the Symphony of a Thousand, so called because of its colossal forces; multiple choirs, eight solo singers and a huge orchestra. Maybe not a thousand performers, but a capacity audience of almost twice that amount in the vast arena of the Norwich Showground: surely a mark of how much the city values its vibrant musical culture and its heritage.

Sianned Jones plays her violin as she is rowed along the river near Fye Bridge as part of the Voice Project's pop up performance around Norwich for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The sublime sounds of The Voice Project choir enchanted festival-goers and passers by during a special pop-up performance in Norwich city centre.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival Garden Party at Chapelfield Gardens. Ye Gods by the Whalley Range All Stars. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An array of weird and wonderful acts are delighting festival-goers in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens this weekend.

NNF16. BELONGING(s). Photo: Dibs McCallum.

Billed as an exploration of migration, the nature of belonging, and the fleeting nature of our surroundings, this unusual production took the audience from the auditorium of Epic Studios through impromptu performances spaces in Anglia Square, St Augustine’s, and the surrounding streets.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival' N sculptures at The Forum. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk can claim two of the most important female literary figures in the country – but they are linked by more than just their gender.

NNF16. Les Enfants Terribles will be performing at The Garden Party in Chapelfield Gardens. Photo: supplied.

From a fire-breathing robot dragon to an aerial duet with an urban astronaut - an array of weird and wonderful acts will be entertaining the crowds in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens this weekend.

NNF16. Lisa Fischer. Photo: submitted.

In the words of a certain Eighties pop-soul classic, ‘behind every great man, there has to be a great woman,’ and nowhere is that line more fitting than in the story of singer Lisa Fischer who has worked with a host of pop and soul icons. Ahead of her solo show at Norwich Theatre Royal, John Bultitude caught up with the R and B songstress.

NNF16. White Nights is coming to the Adnams Spiegeltent. Photo: Adam Lloyd.

Circus is taking centre stage in the Adnams Spiegeltent with Race Horse Company’s White Nights as this year’s headline show. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

Simon Floyd and Amanda Coleman serving Lily Baylis, Mia Bayliss and Lisa Bayliss at Egg Festival Cafe at Norwich Arts Centre which is part of Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A quirky café has sprung up at Norwich Arts Centre where festival-goers can enjoy being entertained while tucking into their breakfasts.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2016 staking its claim in Chapelfield Gardens with the Dennis Design Center (pictured) taking shape. Photo: Steve Adams

With wooden pallets and blue paint at the ready, an intriguing building project is under way in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens.

Rehearsing with director Pol Heyvaert, young singer singwriters from Norfolk who have created the show Wild Life for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A team of young singer-songwriters are preparing to take to the Norwich Playhouse stage with a show inspired by their music. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

NNF16. The Analogues. Photo: supplied.

Roll up for a Magical Mystery Tour which is going to celebrate one of the world’s best-known albums. Dutch band The Analogues is set to recreate classic Beatles tracks using authentic instruments on the stage of Norwich Theatre Royal, as John Bultitude discovers.

Upcoming Norfolk Events: Shakespeare Festival, Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival and the Fairy Fair. (L-R)

From the Fairy Fair to the World Snail Racing Championships, here’s a guide to some of the most interesting and exciting events taking place in Norfolk over the next few months.

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