All-singing, all-dancing Puttin On The Ritz coming to Norwich Theatre Royal

Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this week

Glitz, glam and the warm nostalgic glow of the golden age of Hollywood feature in the all-singing all-dancing Puttin’ On The Ritz, all-male Shakespeare company Propeller bring their youth version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, hip hop pioneers Jungle Brothers, Anglo-Breton poet Claire Trévien brings her sea poems to the stage and there is John Godber’s raunchy snowbound comedy On The Piste. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

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Sophie Ellis Bextor who performs in Norwich

Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this weekend

Sophie Ellis-Bextor brings the straight-up ballads and baroque pop of her latest album Wanderlust to the Waterfront, the untold stories of Bletchley Park and extraordinary genius Alan Turing feature in That Is All You Need To Know, Elveden hosts its comedy night, Count Basie’s sound is revived and exhibition Reality brings together over 50 works celebrating the strength of British painting of the last 60 years. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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Hannah Walker & Chirs Thorpe: I Wish I was Lonely

Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this week

Poet Hannah Walker and writer Chris Thorpe explore the impact on our lives of mobile phones in I Wish I was Lonely, the latest stage production of To Kill A Mockingbird revisits the book in a new and original way, folk legends Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick return, Ruth Madoc and Ian Lavender star in a tender one-act play and violinist Tasmin Little opens Fressingfield Music Festival. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

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Edinburgh Fringe award winner Bridget Christie. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this weekend

Bridget Christie, who only the third woman to win the Edinburgh Fringe’s top comedy award, arrives on the back of an award-strewn year, Beccles hosts a Jazz Weekend, Norfolk Winds perform a fascinating programme of compositions, comedian, Rory McGrath and composer Philip Pope visit for an evening of comedy and song, Throwing Muses and reunited with Tanya Donelly. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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The colour of time.

25 must see treats at Out There Festival

Out There Festival assembles a zany, worldwide cast of international streets artists, circus performers and assorted strange happenings in Great Yarmouth.

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