October 2 2014 Latest news:
Monday, August 4, 2014
Shows fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, live music, new writing and more feature in the new season at The Garage in Norwich.
The performance venue has just revealed its autumn season from September 6 to December 22, with four of the 13 productions coming direct from Edinburgh. Season opener Symphony sees theatre meet live gig and stand-up comedy, while Tales from the MP3 sees young people swapping cultural identities. In the show Blind, beatboxing champion Grace Savage explores what people in the world are hearing today, and in Feral performers build an entire world before the audiences’ eyes.
History is brought to life in The Muddy Choir, which marks the centenary of the First World War, and The Bridge That Tom Built regales the life of Thetford-born man Thomas Paine who became one of the fathers of the American Revolution.
The season also features: Titus, a drama about running away from grief and finding yourself; Free, a story of two teenagers brought together by free-running; Angel, which looks at childhood, ageing and dementia; family show Once in a Blue Moon; and a retelling of Goethe’s classic tale Faust. Gatecrash, a silent-disco-come-interactive-production, is making a return and the season finishes with Christmas comedy Nativity in Creakebottom.
Darren Grice, The Garage’s chief executive, said: “We’re really excited about the new season featuring some of the UK’s most exciting artists and companies right here in Norwich. With autumn traditionally being the season of the Fringe and Norwich Sound and Vision Festival, we’ve packed in plenty of Edinburgh Fringe favourites, live music, new media and innovative technology alongside exciting new writing, theatre and dance for children, young people and families.”
• Tickets £10 (£5 for under 25s and full-time students). To book visit www.thegarage.org.uk or call 01603 598646.
• Are you putting on a show in Norwich? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at email@example.com