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The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquhar is to be performed at Norwich's Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Mark Ivan Benfield.

An 18th century comedy is set to take to the stage of Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre next week.

Sprowston High School student reheasing for their part in an RSC production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Norwich Theatre Royal. RSC practitioner Sarah Downing with the students.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Pupils from Sprowston High School are getting ready to star alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company in a special production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Students from Flegg High School are transferring to Rydell for their latest production - Grease.

Flegg High School students are transferring to Rydell High for their latest production - Grease.

Auctioneer Mike Sarson at The Maddermarket Theatre's auction of props, costumes and curiosities.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Everything from the White Witch’s sleigh to vintage costumes to leopard puppets went under the hammer at an auction which raised nearly £2,000 for Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.

Dame Joan Collins attending the World Premiere of Spectre. Photo credit : Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

An international superstar is set to appear on one of Norwich’s biggest stages in a special, one-woman show.

Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: SUBMITTED

For one night only, Cromer Pier’s Pavilion Theatre is inviting dance fans to join Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup from the BBC’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing.

The Good Witches of Oz. Left:  Glinda, the Good Witch of the South (Abi Wills) and the Good Witch of the North (Emily Bower).

The whirlwind adventures of young Dorothy Gale are coming to Aylsham this month, as the Aylsham Players present their production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Norwich theatre group, The Common Lot, rehearse their roles in the RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream with a live link to a theatre group in Clapham rehearsing the same parts. Owen Evans who plays Bottom, front, performs to the camera for the live link, with fellow actors from left, Amelia Hursey, Eve Pandolfi, Victoria Stone, Emma Trindall, and Dan Fridd. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

From the small-screen to the stage - a group of Norwich actors taking part in a national Shakespeare production enjoyed a live link-up rehearsal with fellow performers taking part in the project in other parts of the country.

The Battle of Dussin's Dale. 
Picture taken from

In 16th century Norwich Robert Kett led a rebellion of the common people.

Now, more than 460 years later, a theatrical army is being recruited to re-enact that moment in history.

Nancy Nerantzi and Nicholas Bodych in Brisk Singing. Photo: Chris Nash

Something old, something new and something unexpected, the latest visit by Richard Alston Dance promises a diverse programme that loyal audiences have come to expect. The choreographer tells SIMON PARKIN more as the tour starts in Norwich.

David Hasslehoff being mobbed by fans on a visit to Berlin in 2013. 	Picture: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

It’s not easy to sum up David Hasselhoff, who will be in Norwich next week, so Stacia Briggs asked him the important questions (and some silly ones).

La Boheme is parrt of the Corn Hall On Tour programme

The Merry Opera Company will be bringing the opera La Boheme to Norfolk as part of the Diss Corn Hall on Tour programme.

The Hippodrome Circus Summer Spectacular and Water Show 
The Finale.
In May 2016 the Hippodrome will host a production of The Tempest for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. 

Picture: James Bass.

Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome is to be transformed into a magical island for a new production of The Tempest at this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Crazy Glue coming to The Garage in Norwich and Sheringham Little Theatre

Slapstick tragi-comedy Crazy Glue, Ray Quinn, a concert celebrating music from Shakespeare, comedy, theatre and Strictly’s Brendan Cole. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe cast at the Maddermarket Theatre. Aslan (Mark Kitto) and White Witch (Laura Landamore).
 PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY.

The magical world of Narnia had an enchanting effect on a Norwich theatre’s box office sales over Christmas.

Ultimate Bublé

Swing and big band fans are set to be treated to a host of musical classics in a tribute show coming to Cromer Pier next month.

Dame Helen Mirren, a National Youth Theatre alumnus, arrives at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Saturday, January 2, 2016, in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Young performers hoping to follow in the footsteps of famous faces on stage and screen could take their first steps on the road to stardom next month.

Dress rehearsal for production of The Three Musketeers at the Community Centre in Aldborough. The script has  been written by James Green, 21, and the show features his dad Duncan Green, 49 and his sister Maisie Green, 17. James' mum Sharon Green, 44, is also responsible for costumes. Pictured from left is Duncan, James, Maisie and Sharon. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The Three Musketeers are famous for being brothers in arms and a show inspired by the swashbuckling swordsmen is certainly a family affair.

Cirque de Glace are performing at the Theatre Royal on Friday night.

Here is a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Guys and Dolls coming to Norwich Theatre Royal in May. Photo: Johan Persson

Drama, comedy, musical and kids’ shows, this spring offers something for everyone on the region’s stages. SIMON PARKIN picks 25 not to miss.

Steve Hewlett with Simon Cowell

A ventriloquist who has appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and is a firm favourite with north Norfolk theatre-goers is returning to the county with a few surprises of his own.

Norwich Theatre Royal Panto, Snow White. Pictured: Amie Howes as Snow White with the dwarfs and panto babes. Picture: Supplied.

Norwich Theatre Royal is celebrating a bumper festive season with the venue’s Christmas show generating a record-breaking £1,072,236 at the box office.

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

A new arts project aims to give local performance companies the chance to boost their profiles and create exciting new work.

The Star Spangled Girl will be at the Maddermarket Theatre from Friday, January 22 until Saturday, January 30. Photo: Mark Ivan Benfield.

An all-American comedy is to take to the stage at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre this week.

Maddermarket Theatre props auction. Creative director Peter Beck with some of the lots. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

From the White Witch’s sleigh to vintage costumes, an array of theatrical delights and more are set to go under the hammer next month.

Rumpelstiltskin and the Girl puppets, in the cell scene with the spun gold, ready for their appearance in the Christmas show at Norwich Puppet Theatre, with puppeteers, Samantha Arends, left, and Gemma Khawaja. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Puppet Theatre is celebrating its festive show being its most popular in recent years.

Pupils from Sprowston High School have been chosen to appear in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation at Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: supplied.

A group of Norfolk school pupils are to share the stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company for a special production celebrating the life of the great wordsmith.

Mark Watson is at the Norwich Playhouse tonight with the preview of his new show.

Here is a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Sophie Steer, a former member of the King's Lynn Players, will be performing at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange. She will be acting in parts of the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra's 400 years of Shakespeare concert. 
Sophie is pictured here in a similar performance with Ed Hancock.

A former member of a King’s Lynn amateur theatre group is returning to the stage in her home town to perform scenes from Shakespeare’s works at the next concert of the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra.

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