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Stopgap Dance Company taking Norfolk and Norwich Festival goers on whistle-stop tour of a bygone era in their playful production Bill & Bobby. Dancers
 Lucy Bennet and David Toole pay tribute to Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Photo : Steve Adams

Two arts organisations are celebrating receiving a total of more than £400,000 in funding for projects in Norfolk.

Theatre Royal Open Day 2016,
Kate Tully, Abi Williams, Samuel Pochin.

From stepping out on the stage to taking a look at the dressing rooms, people of all ages had fun exploring Norwich Theatre Royal during the venue’s annual open day.

Going Out Guide: Absurd Person Singular at Maddermarket Theatre, Outdoor Cinema at Earlham Park and West Side Story at Norwich Playhouse. (L-R)

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the fine city.

Children from the Theatre Royal's Arts Courses Summer School perform in the auditorium of the new Stage Two building. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The curtain has gone up on Norwich Theatre Royal’s ambitious new learning and participation centre.

The rehearsals for the Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle. Actors Mark Hayden as Noah, with Helen Haines as Noah's wife, centre, with the puppet Shem, and Roseanna Frascons, with the puppet Ham's wife. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Castle’s keep is this week the stage for a special revival of a medieval theatrical tradition.

The 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The EDP Peoples Choice Award winners. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The deadline for people to nominate their stars of Norfolk’s arts scene for our special awards is just hours away.

Experienced actress Corinna Powlesland stepped in with just a week to learn lines for her role.

Actress steps into summer season at 11th hour after jury service call-up.

Young people from The Garage have spent the last two weeks working on the venue's big summer production - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Malik Marley plays Aslan and Flora Pechey plays the White Witch.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

From Norwich to Narnia - young performers are presenting a production of the classic story The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

What's on in Norwich: The Glamtastics at The Walnut Tree Shades (left) and Suicide Squad in cinemas (Photo:PA)

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place in the city.

Paris Hay with comedian Phil Butler after having her head shaved for Macmillan Cancer Support. Picture: DAVE 'HUBBA' ROBERTS

It is a venue used to hosting big audiences, but a crowd of onlookers gathered to witness a different sort of spectacle as Paris Hay had her head shaved at Cromer’s Pavilion Theatre.

Stephen Crocker is to be the new chief executive of Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: submitted.

A leading figure at a major arts venue in the north of England has today been announced as the new chief executive of Norwich Theatre Royal.

Chermond School of Gymnastics production of Alice in Wonderland.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Young performers are mixing the magic of the big top with the adventures of Alice in Wonderland in a new production coming to Norwich’s Theatre Royal.

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays will be performed at Norwich Castle in August 2016. Photo: Mark Ivan Benfield.

A medieval theatrical tradition is set to be celebrated at Norwich Castle later this month - and visitors are being invited to enjoy a sneak preview by watching live rehearsals which will take place in the historic landmark’s keep.

Gemma Wilson, Danielle Winter and Ryan Starling get ready for their appearance in The Railway Children.

Sheringham Little Theatre and North Norfolk Railway are joining forces to present the much loved classic story; The Railway Children.

The 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The EDP Peoples Choice Award winners, the GoGoDragons! team.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

From people’s best-loved music venues to their most admired artists to their favourite theatres, the search is on to find the 2016 stars of the Norfolk arts scene.

The winners of the 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards will be held at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry on October 21. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Shining stars of Norfolk’s cultural scene are to be honoured in the fifth Norfolk Arts Awards.

The Last Night of the Blickling Proms.  Picture: Denise Bradley

From open air concerts celebrating the best of the 80s, to new renditions of Shakespeare’s classics, there’s a variety of outdoor events taking place across the county this summer.

Going out in Norwich: Tonight reality TV stars, Jamie Laing (Photo: The Cabana Club) and Scott Thomas (Photo:ITV/PA) will be appearing at nighclubs in Norwich. (L-R)

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place in the fine city, including a chance to meet two reality TV stars and a look at what’s opening in cinemas.

High School Prom Queen at Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: submitted.

Young performers have been taking to the stage this week in an all-American musical at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Children  taking part in dance classes with Norfolk Dance Association rehearsing their show of what they have learnt. Photo : Steve Adams

From jazz to ballet to musical theatre numbers - young dancers took centre stage to celebrate all they had learned at a special summer school in Norwich.

Holt Festival volunteer David Hurlbut, front of house at Theatre in the Woods.

It has been described as a cross between a Roman amphitheatre and a fairy dell.

Ollie George, right, and Jon Carnall from Outside Live are organising outdoor shows at Taverham Hall.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Fans of hit musicals are being given the chance to enjoy West End spectacle in a special open air setting this weekend.

Norwich-based theatre company The Sun Apparatus, including(l to r) Sarah Kenney, Dana Etgar, Katherine Vince and Justina KaminskaitÄ— rehearse a new show called The Me at The Garage.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A group of performers who developed their latest show in Norwich are preparing to take it to Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Gemma Sutton, William Thompson and Michael Crawford in The Go-Between. Photo: Johan Persson

The Go-Between marks Michael Crawford’s long-awaited return to London’s West End. For the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his Norfolk roots. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more.

Gemma Sutton, William Thompson and Michael Crawford in the West End production of The Go-Between. Photo: Johan Persson

That classic Norfolk-set tale of forbidden love, The Go-Between, has been turned into a West End musical starring Michael Crawford. And for the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his county roots. Wayne Savage finds out more.

Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: submitted.

A classic novel loved by generations is being given a new circus-themed twist in a show heading to Norwich Theatre Royal.

The Return to the Forbidden Planet cast during the dress rehearsal at the Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Audiences are being taken on an out-of-this-world musical adventure at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre this month.

Friday night guide: Iolanthe by Livewire Opera Company at Norwich Playhouse, Return to the Forbidden Planet at Maddermarket Theatre and The BFG releases in cinemas. (L-R)

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the fine city.

Holt Festival: Mark Watson, Nandana Dev Sen and Colin Cloud (L-R)

Kicking off this weekend, the Holt Festival will run until July 31 and each day will see a different attraction take place in the town. From Joanna Trollope OBE discussing her adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility to Colin Cloud’s world of deduction, there’s a lot you won’t want to miss at Holt Festival.

Mixed Voice is to perform West Side Story at Norwich Playhouse in August. Photo: Dan Smith.

Norwich theatre company Mixed Voice is preparing to bring the musical West Side Story to the city.

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