He is one of Norfolk’s great cultural champions who in his 25 years at the helm of Norwich Theatre Royal has brought big shows to the city, overseen a major revamp of the venue, and championed theatre education.
Buoyant ticket sales and a bumper year of successful shows will ensure outgoing Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive Peter Wilson leaves the organisation in a good position, the venue’s annual general meeting heard.
Gallons of paint and glue, copious swathes of canvas and lengths of wood, and thousands upon thousands of staples – that’s what it takes to conjure up the magical land inhabited by the pantomime characters in Norwich Theatre Royal’s Jack and The Beanstalk, which opens on December 13.
From a moving, off-kilter show about a bearded lady to a radical staging of Richard III, Christmas classics with Blake and a visit from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. SIMON PARKIN picks cultural highlights over the next seven days.