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.

Cast members from Wanderlust which is being performed at Cley and Erpingham. Picture: SUBMITTED

Uplifting tales from Norfolk and Suffolk and a whimsical look at the British class system will be played out a trio of rural venues.

Cast members of The Birds, the Bees and Therapy which is being performed at Sheringham Little Theatre by Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society. Picture: ERIC BRICKLES

A fast-paced comedy about a group therapist whose life unravels is coming to a coastal arts hub.

The Deep Blue Sea at Norwich's Maddermarket Theatre.

Love and its destructive power is the theme of the latest play being performed at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.

Gift talent show at Aldborough with previous winners Peter Philipps (back left) and Perry Cook and Laura-Rose Cook in the front row.

An annual charity variety concert goes ahead at Holt on Sunday.

Steve Arrandale, Nik Parson, Steve Kopandy, Danny Hall and Tom Vaughan from the Take Take Experience tribute show which is coming to the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier. Picture: SUBMITTED

Pop music fans will be able to go on a Take That journey in Cromer’s Pavilion Theatre.

Jennifer Ellison, as Roxie Hart, in Chicago, The Musical. PA Photo courtesy of EPO Online.

From soap star to pantomime villain via the West End - actress Jennifer Ellison is set to star as the Wicked Queen in Norwich Theatre Royal’s pantomime Snow White.

Launch of the Cromer Pier Summer Show 2015. 

A summer of rave reviews and wet weather helped boost audience numbers at Cromer’s pier show by 10pc.

Members of the Broadland Youth Choir who are performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat with Joseph, front left, played by Lloyd Daniels, and Pharaoh, front right, Matt Lapinskas. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Norfolk youth choir which regularly shares the stage with professional performers has opportunities for new voices to join the group.

Norwich School fashion show at OPEN, Norwich. Clothes from Taxi Vintage, Norwich Market.

A Norfolk festival celebrating young people and the arts has been shortlisted for an award.

The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft: family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.
Rustie Lee (The Lilac Fairy).

Picture: James Bass

For many, those familiar calls of: “Oh no he didn’t” and: “He’s behind you” are as much a part of Christmas as carol singers and turkey dinners.

EDP People's Choice Awards nominee - Frozen Light.

Inspiring artists, much-loved venues and spectacular events are among the people’s choice when it comes to Norfolk’s stars of the arts.

Actor Joshua Jenkins and Starsky the rat who play Christoper and Toby in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Norwich Theatre Royal. 

Actor Joshua Jenkins and his rather unusual co-star enjoyed seeing the sights of Norwich as they took a break from performing the show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Sheringham Little Theatre Phantom youth production - Katie Thompson as Christine Daae

Young performers are set to stage the Phantom of the Opera musical at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Actors from the Sheringham Little Theatre summer rep version of Private Lives. Picture: ANDI SAPEY

Noel Coward’s play was originally written as a vehicle for himself and actress Gertrude Lawrence (there are five characters, but it’s really a duologue). It opened in 1930s London to mixed reviews. “Thin,”, “brittle, and tenuous” said the cognoscente.

Michala Jane School of Dance will perform Alice in Wonderland at Norwich Theatre Royal in October.

A classic children’s story is being given a historical twist in a new production by a Norfolk dance school.

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan. Photo: Guiseppe Cerone.

Norfolk poet Luke Wright is celebrating winning two awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dirty Dancing's Jessie Hart and Lewis Kirk - who play Baby and Johnny in the stage show in Jarrold’s new-look fashion floor where they demonstrated their dance skills to a crowd of shoppers. Photo : Steve Adams

Stars of the musical Dirty Dancing have been showing off their moves at a Norwich department store.

Actors from the Sheringham Little Theatre summer rep version of Private Lives. Picture: ANDI SAPEY

Drama lovers will enjoy high comedy and lively acting as the final production of this year’s Sheringham Little Theatre summer rep takes to the stage next week.

Tia Mars. She will be performing at this year's Out There Festival. Picture: Hannah Springhall

When a circus adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet plays out in Great Yarmouth next month it will be a particularly special moment for one of its cast.

The cast of Grease perform outside after being evacuated from the Playhouse theatre. Photo by Emily Claxton.

A fire alarm couldn’t stop a performance of Grease in Norwich last night.

GoGoDragons! Duelling Dragons unveiled at Riverside, Norwich.

From inspiring artists and teachers to vibrant venues putting on a fabulous variety of entertainment – a great array of stars of the Norfolk arts scene have been nominated for our EDP People’s Choice Awards.

Mixed Voice is performing Grease at Norwich Playhouse. Photo: Andrew Butler.

Grease is the word in Norwich next week as Mixed Voice theatre company presents the all-American musical.

The cast at the dress rehearsal of Murder on the Nile at the Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A classic Agatha Christie whodunnit is set to take to the stage at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre this week.

The Garage's new executive director Adam Taylor.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich performance venue The Garage has come a long way since 
it first opened 11 years ago, and 
the new man at the helm has spoken of his excitement at leading the centre on the next stage of its journey.

Judy Foster with costumes from previous performances that will be sold off during the open day at the Theatre Royal.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Theatre fans can enjoy a sale of costumes galore and a glimpse backstage at today’s Norwich Theatre Royal open day.

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