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Looking for something to do in Norfolk between August 21 to 27? Arts correspondent Emma Knights highlights 20 shows, exhibitions and events to enjoy.

People will be able to go behind the scenes at Norwich Theatre Royal this Saturday when the city venue holds its annual open day.

Leading lady of West End and Broadway musicals Kerry Ellis and X Factor winner Matt Cardle are to appear on stage together for the first time in a homecoming show in Bury St Edmunds.

Norwich arts venue The Garage is to extend the number of performing arts qualifications it offers by running a GCSE drama course from January 2018.

A broadcasting legend has postponed his visit to Norwich this autumn.

Tickets are now available for a special show at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.

You do not necessarily have to travel to Scotland to enjoy all the fun of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Arts correspondent Emma Knights looks at shows from the Fringe heading to Norwich.

Audiences are being invited to set sail on a theatrical adventure with their imaginations at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre this month.

In another theatrical win for seaside rep, the Sheringham Little Theatre hosts the world premiere of this new play by James Cawood.

Arts correspondent Emma Knights highlights 20 shows and events taking to the stage in Norfolk in August.

If the principle of the “rule of three” holds that all good things come in threes - three little pigs, three wishes, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, etc - then we have a winning cast of three here.

Norwich Puppet Theatre will be flying the flag for our fine city in China in the autumn when it takes one of its shows to Shanghai.

Paul Irving, who has built a company putting on hundreds of shows after launching his show business career at his home town theatre, is bringing his latest dance and music spectaculars to the region.

Talented young performers at The Garage are preparing to take to the stage with their unique take on the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty.

Strictly Come Dancing veteran Brendan Cole will be quick stepping into Norwich in February with his show All Night Long.

Stars of the musical Dreamboats and Petticoats brought some extra 1960s style to a city restaurant when they took a break from the show currently at Norwich Theatre Royal.

I’ve often wondered what it might have been like to grow up in the 1960s.

Norwich Theatre Royal’s unsung heroes took centre stage when a special party was held at the city venue to celebrate the 116 voluntary stewards.

After the massive success of their production in Dragon Hall in 2013, Crude Apache Theatre stage an outdoor touring production of Peter Bellamy’s legendary folk-opera.

The Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich is holding a Swallows and Amazons-themed open day this Saturday to celebrate the venue’s summer production.

Norwich folk singer Peter Bellamy’s ground-breaking ballad opera is being revived by local theatre company Crude Apache for the series of performances in parks and outdoors spaces in August.

Two Norfolk actors who were part of the original West End cast for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two are set to reprise their roles on Broadway.

Actors are needed to feature in a new production looking at sexual identity which will be performed at Norwich Theatre Royal’s new Stage Two venue.

Little Red Riding Hood is set to take to the stage at The Garage this Christmas, and now the search is on to find the cast members who will bring the classic fairy tale to life.

One of the country’s finest actors will be performing in north Norfolk - on days off from appearing in the West End.

Traditionally the set for a farce has five entrances to the stage, and Tom, Dick and Harry is no exception in Tory Cobb’s design. However, this is no typical farce, as no trousers fall, and no illicit affairs develop between the characters. Consequently we have an ingenious and inventive plot suitable for all the family, with non-stop hilarity in one of Michael and Ray Cooney’s finest plays, ably directed by David Janson.

E Nesbit’s story steams into Norwich this week in a new production that recreates the magic that made the famous 1970 film so beloved. Stewart Wright, who is playing Perks, tells us how he took on the iconic part despite having never seen the film.

Already a much loved film and novel the Railway Children has now reached its latest destination - the Norwich Theatre Royal stage.

An exciting line-up of shows is in store for theatre-goers at The Garage in Norwich next season.

The Railway Children kicks off at Norwich Theatre Royal on Monday, July 31. As the show takes to the stage, one of its cast members will be making a happy return to the county. Richard Brindley, who is appearing in the play, is no stranger to the county having performed here previously as part of the Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

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