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Poet Luke Wright.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Ripping poetry from the page to centre stage, Luke Wright is back to launch a new tour and tour-de-force

Performers in Hethersett Pantomime Group’s 2017 production of Sleeping Beauty. Picture: Hethersett Pantomime Group

Hethersett Pantomime Group’s 2017 production of Sleeping Beauty combines fun, charity and memories.

Performers in the Attleborough Players' production of The Jungle Book. Picture: ATTLEBOROUGH PLAYERS

The cast and crew from the Attleborough Players are venturing deep into the jungle for their upcoming pantomime.

Action from the Sentence Snatchers. Picture: Flat Pack Productions

A fun children’s drama delves into the reason words disappear off the tip of your tongue.

Murder, Margaret and Me is the latest show to be presented by the Norwich Players at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Reflective Arts.

The story of an unlikely friendship that develops between crime writer Agatha Christie and actress Margaret Rutherford during the filming of the first Miss Marple film is taking to the stage at the Maddermarket Theatre from tomorrow night.

Moss Banks Productions is setting up a drama group for young people aged eight to 20 which will meet every Thursday at Rosebery Road Methodist Church. Photo: Pepper Thornton.

A new drama group for young people is starting in Norwich.

Robin Taylor will play the part of the parrot General Gordon in Cromer & Sheringham Operatic & Dramatic Society's production of the Ladykillers. Picture: CROMER AND SHERINGHAM OPERATIC SOCIETY

They are famed for mimicking humans, but in a vocal twist Robin Taylor will be playing the part of a parrot in a much loved play.

Norfolk Amateur Drama Society's first production, Cinderella, was performed at Wymondham Central Hall. Picture: NORFOLK AMATEUR DRAMA SOCIETY

The first ever production put on by the Norfolk Amateur Drama Society has been hailed as a fairytale success.

West End star and EastEnders actor John Partridge as dazzling drag artiste Albin alongside Marti Webb as Jacqueline. Picture: Pamela Raith

The West End leading lady has starred in some our biggest productions. Now she’s back at Norwich Theatre Royal stage in gloriously glamorous musical.

The cast of La Cage Aux Folles create afternoon tea at The Assembly House with chef Richard Hughes.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

From the bright lights of the stage to the behind the scenes world of the kitchen, stars of the glamourous show La Cage Aux Folles took a break from performing to make some sweet treats at a Norwich cookery school.

John Partridge as Zaza and Adrian Zmed as Georges in La Cage Aux Folles. Picture: Matt Martin.

The hit West End and Broadway show is on its first UK tour, starring John Partridge, Adrian Zmed and Marti Webb, and is at Norwich Theatre Royal this week.

The cast of Cley Amateur Dramatic Society's  panto Jack and the Beanstalk. Picture:  ANNE PEGG

Squabbling villagers, haughty gentry, impish youngsters and eccentric locals feature in a contemporary take on that old favourite, Jack and the Beanstalk.

The Jack and the Beanstalk cast in rehearsals. PHOTO: Norwich Theatre Royal.

The cast of Norwich Theatre Royal’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk have taken their final curtain call. As the run comes to an end we look back at some of the highlights.

Dress Rehearsal of the Norwich Theatre Royal panto 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The Wild West has proved a big hit in the east as 61,200 people enjoyed watching Norwich Theatre Royal’s cowboy-themed production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Young people and their families helped by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices were guests of honour at a special tea party with the stars of the Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.
Photo: supplied by Norwich Theatre Royal.

Some special guests enjoyed a tea party with Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime stars before taking their seats to watch Jack and the Beanstalk at the city venue.

Upcoming shows at the Seagull Theatre. Vanishing Man. Photo: Seagull Theatre

A packed programme of entertainment is set to thrill audiences at The Seagull Theatre this month.

The cast of Sheringham Little Theatre�s successful Peter Pan panto. Picture: ANDI SAPEY

A Peter Pan panto hooked in the crowds at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Funny Girl will be coming to Norwich Theatre Royal in June. Photo supplied by Norwich Theatre Royal

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell will lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to Norwich Theatre Royal from June 26 to July 1.

Paul Goldsmith, left, and Terry Molloy in Ghost Stories. Picture: STRANGE FASCINATION THEATRE COMPANY

It’s a long way from the planet of the Daleks to Wymondham’s Central Hall.

The Garage, in Norwich, is offering new GCSE dance class. Photo: Teele Killing.

GCSE dance will be on the timetable at a Norwich performing arts venue from this weekend.

The company of Jane Eyre in Sally Cookson's  bold, tumultuous staging, coming to Norwich. Picture: Manuel Harlan

From dramas to musicals, family shows and dance, there are plenty of hot tickets for theatrical treats in 2017.

John Church stars in Lady Bracknell's Confinement the first production from new theatre group Chalk Reef Amateur Productions. Picture: GREGORY HAYMAN

One of theatre’s greatest comedy creations is back on stage in a play from a new drama group.

Panto stars from the Theatre Royal's Jack and the Beanstalk put pupils from Arden Grove School through their dancing paces.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

Pantomime was on the timetable for some Hellesdon pupils when they received a visit from two stars of the Norwich Theatre Royal show Jack and the Beanstalk.

Wayne Sleep as Phineas P Stinkworthy with the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at Norwich Theatre Royal.

This year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime is the ever-popular story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The simple tale – magic beans, giant, beanstalk – has formed the basis for everything from major Hollywood movies, to a The Simpsons video game.

A scene from the Friends of Norfolk Dialect's Wizard of Ouse panto at East Tuddenham Village Hall. Picture: ALAN COOPER

Suffen rum happened when the Friends of Norfolk Dialect (Fond) scriptwriters got to work on their panto version of the Wizard of Oz, performed in East Tuddenham Village Hall.

A new Youth Theatre Group has been launched at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The launch of a new youth theatre group has seen young thespians engaged and enthralled with the world of performing arts.

Come and join us: Volunteers Graham Austin (left) and Nick Jones with Sheringham Little Theatre director Debbie Thompson. Picture: RICHARD BATSON

A community theatre is appealing for people to join its unsung “cast” of helpers who work away from spotlight to help it stage drama, cinema and music.

Norwich Theatre Royal panto star David Gant giving a reading to children in the Millennium Library.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A sheriff from the Wild West turned storyteller for an event that aimed to inspire children to enjoy reading.

Take That are coming to Norwich in June 2016. Photo: supplied by DawBell.

From pop superstars Take That heading to Carrow Road to Mamma Mia! taking to the stage at Norwich Theatre Royal, there is lots for audiences to look forward to in Norwich throughout 2017.

'Old Mother Hubbard' (Sue Smith) and her dog 'Woolly' (Chloe Tibbit). Picture: AYLSHAM PLAYERS

It’s a doggone shame when you’ve endured centuries of empty shelves in your cupboard, but things are about to change!

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