Eve Stebbing is impressed by an enchanting production of a much-loved children’s tale at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich.

It’s a spellbinding show packed with magic, mayhem, music and dance – this year’s Sleeping Beauty is a dream of a pantomime.

A magical tale of love and bravery is set to entertain audiences at Norwich Puppet Theatre this Christmas.

Viv Thomas enjoys a lively adaptation of Terry Pratchett book.

It is a tradition that sees families flock to the theatre over the festive period each year. Oh yes, it is.

From an Albert Square icon to a pantomime baddie - EastEnders actress Gillian Wright is starring in Sleeping Beauty at Norwich Theatre Royal this Christmas. Ahead of the show opening today, she spoke to arts correspondent Emma Knights.

He is ageless, fiercely energetic, a master of characterisation, a children’s TV icon, accomplished stage actor, and now Derek Griffiths is back as one of the stars of this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

From A Christmas Carol to seasonal circus spectaculars, via a winter adventure full of wolves, a very hungry giant plant and an Oscar Wilde’s short story, not every festive family show is a pantomime this Christmas.

With puppets, puns and a top notch team of talented professional actors, Sheringham Little Theatre’s song-packed, laugh-a-minute pantomime offering, the Wizard of Oz, cast a spell on an audience of youngsters, parents and grandparents from the first number.

The pantomime season is upon us once again – oh yes it is. We dons our best dame outfit to cast an eye over this year’s best family festive pantos taking place in Norfolk.

Tony Mallion enjoys the latest panto from Desmond Barrit at Gorleston Pavilion Theatre.

The Christmas Spectacular at Great Yarmouth Hippodrome boasts an international cast of circus stars, plus the debut of street performer tuurned upcoming comedy star Hugh Miro and talented local dancers.

James Goffin hails a ‘warm and fun’ youth theatre production of a Shakespeare favourite.

The timeless tale of Robin Hood is set to hit the stage in Stalham as the town’s amateur drama group prepares for a pantomime.

You may have actors, dancers, musicians and panto script but you also need some stunning backdrops. That is where a Lowestoft-based company comes in bringing festive productions, including the one at Norwich Theatre Royal, to life.

Robert Wright throughly enjoys Dick Whittington, this year’s panto offering at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal

Beauty and the Beast is coming to Dereham Memorial Hall this Christmas, as Dereham Theatre Company presents its award-winning family pantomime.

Norfolk actress Harriet Bunton is currently appearing in the London production of Mamma Mia! She speaks to arts correspondent Emma Knights about her journey from pantomime babe to West End star.

Take one pumpkin, a handful of mice to pull it, plus a wave of the Fairy Godmother’s wand and Cinderella shall go to the Ball.

A schoolgirl actress rehearsing for a panto role has found herself in the wrong kind of cast – one that is healing a broken arm.

Eve Stebbing is captivated by a panto specially aimed at under-sixes and their families.

Ex-MP Ann Widdecombe has much to say, as ever, about the state of the nation, but she also showed a softer side as she talked about her Christmas panto turn in the region.

Audiences are set to have an out-of-this-world time watching a Norwich theatre company’s production of Little Shop of Horrors.

A Norwich-based circus company is appealing for people to support its quest to raise £10k to help with its ambitions to become a national hub for circus and expand the amount of activities it offers.

Pantomime magic is casting its spell as rehearsals get under way for this year’s festive show at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Amateur players in Wighton will stage their 10th pantomime this weekend.

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic festive tale, A Christmas Circus Carol being staged in Norwich will include a cast of Guinness World Record holders and local amateurs.

A stage star who has led a smash hit rock musical in London’s West End will be heard at a north Norfolk pantomime.

Little Red Riding Hood has been given a pantomime makeover in a unique production for little ones at The Garage. Arts correspondent Emma Knights speaks to director Daniel Burgess.

He is a comedy genius well known for making Norfolk audiences laugh as one of the Nimmo Twins but for his latest show Karl Minns will bravely be going solo to talk about his real-life battle with depression and anxiety.

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