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From a giant moon casting its glow upon lunar-inspired performances to a double decker bus taking people on a theatrical journey around the city, there are lots of colourful and quirky events to entertain audiences during this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Matthew Bourne picks of the celebrated film composer’s music featured in and that inspired his adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger ballet film in our special Spotify playlist.

Children from Worstead Pre-school had a Jurassic time at the Dinosaur Adventure Park.

The 1948 Powell and Pressburger film about a ballerina torn between the ambitions of two men, is his latest acclaimed ballet adaptation, using the music of Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann.

Topical themes come into sharp focus in the classroom in a new play being performed in Norwich and the cast may even get the chance to take it to the National Theatre.

Talented young performer Matilda Bailes has landed her dream role in a production of the musical Les Misérables.

Olivier-winning farce Hysteria about the meeting of Sigmund Freud and surreal artist Salvador Dali in Hampstead in 1938 is being staged at Bury Theatre Royal as part of a nationwide tour.

Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens is the latest production to be performed by the Norwich-based Sewell Barn Theatre Company. The show, directed by Rob Tiffen, is being performed tonight, tomorrow and from Wednesday to Saturday next week at the theatre in Constitution Hill in the north of the city.

She wowed the crowds when she danced to victory on the TV show Strictly Come Dancing, and now Norfolk’s Caroline Flack is set to star in a new touring musical.

British and French actors pay tribute to First World War soldiers in reimagining set in a French military hospital.

An actress in the latest show at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre will quite literally be cooking up a dramatic treat for audiences.

John Cleese is a comedy god. A founder of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, creator of Basil Fawlty and an integral part of such groundbreaking comedy series as I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again and The Frost Report, you would expect him to be basking in the sun on some comedy equivalent of Mount Olympus consuming ambrosia off the belly of a woodland nymph.

A rare chance to see seldom-performed Timon of Athens, Terry Johnson’s hilarious farce Hysteria and classic comedy The Ladykillers.

A city school has been celebrating the opening of a new theatre space.

It was a music career which spanned 45 years and for audiences in Norwich, Michael Jackson’s legacy continued to wow the crowds at Thriller Live.

Michael Jackson’s moonwalking was legendary, and a group of Norfolk dancers have been quite literally following in the King of Pop’s footsteps by learning his most iconic dance move.

From the Very Hungry Caterpillar Show to Mr Bloom’s Nursery, plus circus and comedy for kids, there is lots for all ages in Norfolk and beyond.

The company has been bringing their perfect partnership of movement and music to Norwich for 18 years recalls founder member and executive director Isabel Tamen.

Match made in musical heaven for the choreographer at the cutting edge of modern dance and pianist who loves ballet music.

The politics of love and matters of the state are the focus of the latest show which is being presented by the Norwich Players at the Maddermarket Theatre.

A seaside community celebrates 44 years of its annual pantomime next week when it stages a performance of Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves.

Puppetry and the plains of Africa are the inspiration for a special project involving children at Wensum Junior School in Norwich.

Tributes have been paid to a big star of Norwich Theatre Royal’s pantomimes in the 1970s and 1980s.

A new play will feature the trials and triumphs of a talking newspaper group.

The death last weekend of East Anglian acting legend John Hurt brought home the fact that we have so many talented stars of stage and screen living on our doorstep.

Jane Austen may have passed away 200 years ago, but her works still provide great entertainment and none more so than this superb adaptation by Tim Luscombe for the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

Thriller Live has travelled the world celebrating the music of Michael Jackson, and this month the spectacle paying tribute to the King of Pop is heading to East Anglia. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

The dancer rose to fame on TV’s Strictly, from the very first dance and winning the first series to being one of the only ever present professionals. As he returns with his latest stage show, he tells us more.

Live screenings of theatre has sparked a culture revolution in cinemas that now takes in everything from opera and ballet to blockbuster art exhibitions. This year offers another packed programme.

Visitors to Norwich’s Theatre Royal are being put under a spell.

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