Best known for Mr Selfridge and Sherlock, the actress is stepping back on stage in Norwich in the iconic role of the hostess-from-hell in a 40th anniversary production.

The life and times of William Shakespeare will be the focus of an evening of light-hearted performance at Wymondham’s Central Hall.

Writer, director and filmmaker Mike Leigh expected it to “sink without trace”, instead his play became a phenomena that continues to entertain audiences 40 years on.

East Anglia is home to a wide variety of theatres and playhouses, and performers from across the region, the UK and indeed the world, have graced their stages.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival is looking for asylum seekers and refugees who would like to share their stories as part of a new performance to be presented this May.

A Norwich drama group for children and young adults is looking for new members to appear in a production of James and the Giant Peach.

From a Cold War thriller to a youth production of Sleeping Beauty, there is lots in store for people to enjoy in the new programme of events announced by The Garage for its summer season.

The abandoned warehouse is the setting for Sound Ideas Theatre Co’s latest ambitious proudtion that includes Mrs Lovett’s kitchen serving pies.

The Victorian thriller Gaslight is taking to the stage at the Maddermarket Theatre, in Norwich, next month.

Hit musicals, drama, international orchestras and more feature in the new season of shows being announced today by Norwich Theatre Royal.

Tour dance captain Jamie Wilkin is in charge of the dance numbers in the ABBA mega-musical still packing them in at the Norwich Theatre Royal.

Oklahoma was a game-changer. Christian Jenner, director of a new production at Bury Theatre Royal, talks about the appeal of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.

Maddermarket Theatre bring the supernatural to Shakespeare, Westacre Theatre tackle Beckett’s ground-breaking masterwork, plus a part folk-gig, part folk tale.

Acclaimed theatre company Les Petits have taken The First Hippo on the Moon from the page to the stage in new family show, coming to Norwich Playhouse.

Second Hand Dance have created a new show, Getting Dressed, which explores the fun possibilities created by that simple act which heralds the start of each new day.

It was an award coveted by the Hugh Grant-voiced Pirate Captain in the 2012 Aardman Animations film - but now it can be claimed in Great Yarmouth.

It takes 15km of rubber piping, two chiller units and four tonnes of crushed ice to make the rink for Russian Ice Stars to stage J.M. Barrie’s classic.

The Machine Stops, the author’s atypical 100-year-old novella that predicted the internet and our dangerous reliance on technology, has now been turned into a stage production.

The eerie wreckage of a upturned ship will provide the atmospheric backdrop to a new production of Macbeth in Norwich.

Shakespearean comedy is set to return to the beautiful surrounds of Norwich Cathedral as the historic venue reveals the play that will take centre stage for its annual festival celebrating the Bard.

Stage is set for soaring street soprano

Dereham Theatre Company’s Youth Group (DOSYTco) will take to the stage and follow the yellow brick road to The Emerald City for their annual musical - The Wizard of Oz.

Mario, Donkey Kong and an array of other classic computer game characters are the inspiration for young dancers creating a new hip hop performance for the Breakin’ Convention festival heading to Norwich.

Company manager Ben Jefferson is the backstage go-to-man whose name of the game is keeping everything running smoothly.

The change of life is the subject for an all-singing comedy that has become a critic-proof sensation. EastEnders’ Cheryl Fergison and Casualty’s Rebecca Wheatley talk Menopause the Musical.

Twisted Alice in Wonderland show features the bizarre, brave and beautiful in a special 21st anniversary show.

It might be less than 10C outside but the heat and the feel good factor is being “turned up to 11” in Norwich.

Hit musical Mamma Mia! has rolled into town bringing sunshine and the sounds of ABBA to Norwich Theatre Royal.

A night of musical nostalgia is to be held at a popular venue in Lowestoft.

A classic comic opera is giving local youngsters the chance to hone their singing skills.

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