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.

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.

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.

What's on in Norfolk: Traditional Garden Party in Cathedral Gardens, Wymondham Carnival and Summer Open Day at Pavilion Theatre, Cromer. (L-R)

Looking for something to do over the weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across the county.

Theatre Royal new shows for 2017. Sunny Afternoon. Photo: submitted.

A mix of dance, musicals, drama and more is set to entertain audiences in the new programme of shows for 2017 revealed today by Norwich Theatre Royal.

Shakespeare Festival at Norwich Cathedral. Photo: Paul Hurst.

Shakespearean comedy played out against the beautiful backdrop of Norwich Cathedral is delighting audiences this weekend.

Children from the Salvation Army in North Walsham rehearse for their musical ‘Giant Slayer’.

Children in North Walsham are preparing for a mighty battle this weekend.

The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company is bringing The Mikado to Norwich Theatre Royal in September.
Theatre Royal pantomime stalwart Richard Gauntlett is among the actors in the show. He is pictured to the right of this photo as the character Ko Ko. Photo: submitted.

He is best known in Norwich for playing the pantomime dame, but soon Richard Gauntlett will be returning the Theatre Royal in a different role.

Peter Wilson, chief executive of Norwich Theatre Royal.

Outgoing Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive Peter Wilson is set to champion a theatre venue in London’s West End.

What's on in Norfolk this weeked? From left to right: Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, World Snail Racing Championships and The Shakespeare Festival.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across the county.

Twelfth Night being performed at Norwich Cathedral.

There is set to be Much Ado at Norwich Cathedral this weekend as the historic venue hosts its annual Shakespeare Festival.

Comedian Phil Butler (crouched, centre) with other Cromer Pier Show cast members. Picture: DAVE 'HUBBA' ROBERTS

Its reputation as the last show of its kind in Europe remains intact, even if the country has voted to leave.

The Thetford Players rehearse for their production of Oliver!, the group's first full length musical.

An amateur dramatics group is rehearsing hard before it takes to the stage for its first full length musical production.

Weekend Guide 09/10 July: Gabrielle will be performing at Festival Too, Gressenhall Goes Wild and Cromer Pier Show 2 kicks off. (L-R)

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

Mary Poppins is currently at Norwich Theatre Royal. Pictured performing Practically Perfect is Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins. Photo: JOHAN PERSSON.

From Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to Step in Time, the music from the Mary Poppins movie is almost as iconic as the magical nanny herself.

Arts correspondent Emma Knights talks to musical duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe about what it was like adapting the much-loved songs for the stage show currently at Norwich Theatre Royal - and how they added a spoonful of new tunes for good measure.

The rich history of Ireland is celebrated in Rhythm of the Dance

Top dancers, a traditional Irish band and the handsome Young Irish Tenors, the rich history of Ireland is celebrated in Rhythm of the Dance. Producer Kieran Cavanagh tells SIMON PARKIN more about what’s in store.

Total Ensemble Theatre Company is looking for performers to take part in its show for the 2016 Hostry Festival. Photo: Matthew Dartford.

The search is on to find performers to help create a new show for this year’s Hostry Festival.

Theatre Director Peter Beck and Colly Mudie, learning manager at Norwich Castle launching the Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays that will take place in the keep. Photo : Steve Adams

The centuries-old tradition of mystery plays is to be re-enacted at one of Norwich’s most historic sites.

Peter Sowerbutts, director of the Maddermarket Theatre's Christmas show, George's Marvellous Medicine, in the 1920s pharmacy at the Museum of Norwich. The theatre is appealing for a young actor to play the lead role. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It may be the middle of summer, but the search is already on to find the actor to play the title role in the Maddermarket Theatre’s Christmas show.

Norwich Arts Centre summer 2016 programme: Hurray For The Riff Raff. Photo: submitted.

From American folk to tropical dance via reggae and more, there is an eclectic mix of music set to entertain audiences at Norwich Arts Centre this summer.

Mary Poppins at Norwich Theatre Royal.

It is a magical film and book with a timeless charm.

Mary Poppins production at Norwich Theatre Royal. Stars of the show, Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Matt Lee as Bert.

The magical world of Mary Poppins has flown into Norwich for five weeks to take audiences on an amazing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious journey.

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