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Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company in rehearsal of the stage show Peter Pan Return To Neverland. Captain Hook, Joe Darbyshire, and the pirates. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The story about the boy who is forever young, never gets old.

Educating Rita at Sheringham Little Theatre's Summer Rep

Educating Rita kick-started the summer repertory drama season at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Holt Festival Art Prize - Bruer Tidman with his portait of partner Beth Narborough

Well-known Norfolk artist Bruer Tidman has won this year’s Holt Festival art prize.

Launch event of the Hostry Festival 2015 at Norwich Cathedral. Photo: Steve Adams.

Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry is once again set to be the stage for an autumn festival celebrating Norfolk and the arts.

Melissa Clements as Rita and Paul Lavers as Frank, in Sheringham Little Theatre's summer rep production of Educating Rita. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A pair of actors who performed alongside each other in the classic stage comedy drama Educating Rita will be reunited in the same play for a popular summer rep season.

Twelfth Night being performed at Norwich Cathedral.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Said to be Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men did the great wordsmith proud with their performance of Twelfth Night at Norwich Cathedral.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was performed at Norwich Theatre Royal.
Pictured is Shmuel (Colby Mulgrew) and Bruno (Finlay Wright-Stephens). Photo: Shaun Webb.

Young critics from across Norfolk have been giving their verdicts on the show The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas.

Val Doonican (right) with Arthur Askey in 1967.

A Norwich theatre has paid tribute to Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican who has died aged 88.

Norwich School pupils put on a production about Edith Cavell (played by Katie Cary) called Patriotism Is Not Enough.
 Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A poignant production about Norfolk nurse and First World War heroine Edith Cavell is being performed by young people at Norwich Cathedral.

The Koons Collaborative put on a Jeff Koons-inspired 'Koons Couture' presentation at Norwich Castle for the Young Norfolk Arts Festival.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

From fashion and games to theatre and dance - young people have been entertaining audiences with a vibrant mix of shows and events at this year’s Young Norfolk Arts Festival.

Norwich School Gala dance rehearsals taking place, that have atracted a number of boys to take part. Photo : Steve Adams

Norwich School pupils are all set to entertain with a gala night celebrating the arts.

Betty Brawn will be performing in Norwich city centre on Thursday night.

A colourful array of music and street theatre is set to entertain people in Norwich on Thursday evenings this summer.

Actors from Norwich-based group The Common Lot will perform in the RSC's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream when the show visits Norwich Theatre Royal in 2016. From left to right: Emma Trindall  Starveling, Owen Evans  Bottom, Amelia Hursey  Quince, Vicky Stone  Snout, Dan Fridd  Flute, Eva Pandolfi  Snug.
Photo: RSC/Topher McGrillis.

Six Norfolk actors are set to join the The Royal Shakespeare Company in a special production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Cromer Pier Summer Show 2015

It’s very retro, it’s very English, and it’s a very good night out.

Shrek the Musical.

Backstage may be swamped with props, but despite the dozens of costume changes and constantly changing scenery, Shrek the Musical – now running at Norwich Theatre Royal – is a lean, green, well-oiled machine. Stacia Briggs went into the wings to find out how the magic happens.

Dosytco Summer Concert rehearsals

Dereham’s youth theatre group Dosytco will take you back through time in their upcoming concert with a decade for everyone to remember.

The rehearsal of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Norwich Cathedral Cloisters by The Lord Chamberlain's Men. Feste, front, played by Todd James; and Orsino, played by Edmund Sage-Green. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

From the coast of Illyria to the stunning surrounds of Norwich Cathedral’s cloister – the beautiful city venue is once again
preparing for its annual Shakespeare Festival.

Performance of the Enquiry by Rackheath Players. Picture: submitted

A tale of murder, romance and riots will be told on stage at a performance tonight from Rackheath Players.

Ukelear Power play at the launch of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival at The Forum.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

With their colourful ukuleles at the ready, a group of young musicians were the opening act for this year’s Young Norfolk Arts Festival.

Shrek understudy Iain Mattley being transformed by deputy head of make-up Abi Bingham where she was demonstrated her skill to City College Norwich beauty students. Photo: Steve Adams

Perfecting the make-up of the green ogre Shrek is certainly not your average beauty routine.

Launch of the Cromer Pier Summer Show 2015. Paul Eastwood and dancing girls.   Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It is bit of traditional British seaside summer - in the same plastic bucket as ice creams, chips, beachballs and windbreaks.

Dean Chisnall (Shrek) and Faye Brookes (Princess Fiona). Photo: Helen Maybanks.

When the animated film version of Shrek first hit cinema screens in 2001, few could have predicted it would have taken the stage by storm a decade and a half later.

Actor Rik Warren, who is appearing in Sheringham Little Theatre's summer season. Picture: SUBMITTED

Sheringham Little Theatre is marking its 55th anniversary season, which begins next month, by producing five of its best-ever plays and inviting three of its celebrity patrons to return to the theatre in directorial roles.

Lynne Truss.

Author and broadcaster Lynne Truss will be appearing at Cromer Pier’s Pavilion Theatre as part of this autumn’s Coast Festival.

The Three Little Pigs from Shrek go shopping at intu Chapelfield. From left, James Lacey, Ryan Reid, and Kevin Yates (from King's Lynn). Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

The Three Little Pigs swapped the market for a shopping mall when they indulged in some retail therapy in between shows at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Tony Chadwick is stepping down as the set designer and builder at the Sheringham Little Theatre.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A dedicated volunteer at a seaside theatre has hung up his tools for the final time after building a challenging set for his favourite farce.

Emerging Artists Showcase at Holkham Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

The curtain is set to go up on a vibrant celebration of young people and the arts later this month.

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