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The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at The Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: Mark Ivan Benfield

Aslan the lion and the White Witch are heading to Norwich this Christmas as the magical world of Narnia casts its spell on a city theatre.

Norwich Puppet Theatre's Celebrity Puppet Auction

An eclectic mix of colourful characters created by artists and celebrities has raised thousands of pounds for Norwich Puppet Theatre.

Richard Gauntlett as Nurse Dorothy Dumpling.

Norwich Theatre Royal’s pantomime dame has had to rethink her wardrobe after the British Red Cross complained about one of her outfits.

To mark the official unveiling of Jarrolds Nutcracker-themed department store window, two of The Nutcracker cast from the Northern Ballet  Dreda Blow (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Isaac Lee-Baker (Cavalier) at the Norwich department store. Photo : Steve Adams

The magical story of The Nutcracker is bringing Christmas cheer to a Norwich department store this Christmas.

The Garage spring season 2016: Crazy Glue. Photo: Idil Sukan.

From a show set against the backdrop of the famous 1953 floods to a roller coaster of romance, an array of theatrical treats have been announced for The Garage’s new season.

Comedian and writer Karl Minns: Looking forward to the 20th anniversary Nimmo Twins shows.

Tickets go on sale today for the show which marks 20 years of mirth and mayhem from Norfolk’s Nimmo Twins. As the duo (plus ‘silent twin’ Nigel) prepare for next summer’s 20-year celebration at Norwich Theatre Royal, STACIA BRIGGS put 20 questions to the show’s writer, Karl Minns.

Spirit of Charity ( Helen McDermott), Spirit of Vanity (Jilly Johnson) and BC during the 2001 production of Mother Goose.

We have delved into our archive to dig-out these photos of pantomimes at the Theatre Royal going back to 1995.

Star Quality at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Sean Owen.

Backstage takes centre stage in the latest production at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.

Panto at Great Yarmouth    taken 9th December 1967.

Norfolk’s love of pantomimes runs so deep that they continued to be performed throughout the First and Second World Wars.

Mundesley Players have found their dog to star along side Rachel Feetham in the upcoming production of Annie. Pictured is Rachel Feetham with Meg.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

They had a ruff time finding the right Rover for the role.

The 2015 Cromer Christmas Show rehearsal. Local entertainer Olly Day with the Christmas Show dancers. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cromer’s famous end-of-the-pier show has swapped its summer sunglasses for a seasonal Santa hat as the curtain prepares to rise on this year’s Christmas spectacular.

Martin Shaw will play Henry Horatio Hobson in Hobson's Choice. Picture: Supplied

Television actor Martin Shaw will be taking the title role in Hobson’s Choice, while Norfolk’s own Nimmo Twins will be returning for a 20th anniversary show for the newly-announced season at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Norwich Puppet Theatre celebrity puppet auction. Ian Woods and Michelle Sewell from the theatre with the puppets which are on display at Mandell's Gallery, Elm Hill.

An eclectic mix of quirky characters are currently on show ahead of going under the hammer at auction to raise funds for Norwich Puppet Theatre.

LWW Maddermarket Advert-a

The Maddermarket Theatre has announced new shows for the next four months.

Four things to do in Norwich tonight. Photo: Paul Bayfield.

Here’s a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Killian Donnelly - Kinky Boots cast, with star and Sheringham panto writer Killian Donnelly centre right holding some factory-saving footwear.  Picture; MATT CROCKETT

Actor Killian Donnelly is strutting his stuff in six inch high red sequinned boots on the West End stage.

Hunstanton community pantomime cast members out in the town to promote this year's show. Picture: Ian Burt

A pantomime dame and villain have celebrated the launch of their Christmas spectacular by pounding the pavements in costume.

Hansells Hostry Festival's main play - Mahler's Conversion.

Today will see the Norfolk première of a play which tells the story of 19th century composer and conductor Gustav Mahler,

Usifu Jalloh

A busy arts festival kicks off in north Norfolk this weekend.

Phil Butler - returning to Cromer Pier to headline the summer show.

Cromer Pier has unveiled its line-up of shows for 2016.

Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Guys and Dolls is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal in May 2016.  Credit: Johan Persson.

The all-singing all-dancing show Guys and Dolls is among the latest line-up announced by Norwich Theatre Royal.

Norwich Puppet Theatre celebrity puppet auction. Left, Professor Suzie Hanna and Kerry Leathley with puppets by, left to right, Lucy Duckers, Michael Rosen, Maureen Lipman and Polly Dunbar.

From actress Maureen Lipman to former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen and artist Colin Self – an array of famous names has been busy creating some special puppets to raise funds for a Norwich theatre.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Norwich Theatre Royal. Cast members, left to right, Noel Sullivan, Carley Stenson and Gary Wilmot. 

Keep your wits about you this week because the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels have rolled into town...

The 2015 tour of An Inspector Calls is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal in December. Photo by Mark Douet.

Local volunteer actors are being given the chance perform in a professional production of An Inspector Calls when the show comes to Norwich Theatre Royal.

He Had Hairy Hands

A horror comedy which won a top award at the Edinburgh Festival fringe is being staged at Sheringham.

He Had Hairy Hands by Kill The Beast

Carry on screaming with 1970s detective werewolf mystery He Had Hairy Hands, plus Lesley Garrett, an improvised musical and a celebration of Mozart wind pieces. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Jesus Christ Superstar - Dereham Theatre Company

If you have preconceived ideas of amateur theatre then throw them straight out of the window and go and watch Dereham Theatre Company perform the global hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

Local girl, Amie Howes, 21, as Snow White in this year's Theatre Royal pantomine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It may sound like a fairy tale, but for Amie Howes her dream really has come true.

Actress Jennifer Ellison who is playing the Wicked Queen in the Theatre Royal panto this year.

Former Brookside star Jennifer Ellison says she is looking forward to spending her time in Norfolk as she plays the wicked queen in this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal panto.

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