Artistic directors unveil plans for new season at Sewell Barn theatre in Norwich

The new season at The Sewell Barn theatre in Norwich is promising to bring Bedlam and Airswimming to the stage, before bringing the curtain down with some Heroes.

The Sewell Barn, in Constitution Hill, has unveiled its selection of plays for the 2012-13 season, with eight plays spanning a variety of genres between October this year and July 2013.

The season will be the second under artistic directors Michelle Montague and Robert Little.

Michelle said: 'Of course our first season isn't over yet, but we've already learned some valuable lessons that have helped inform the direction of our new season.

'The one thing that hasn't changed is our passion to move the theatre forward. Robert and I are really excited that our initial vision is flourishing – combining the talents and experience of established company members with the enthusiasm of young actors and technicians.'

Their first season featured, among other productions, a non-musical adaptation of Les Mis�rables and the world amateur premi�re of Company Along the Mile, written by Oscar-nominated UEA graduate Tom Bidwell.

Robert continued: 'We're very excited about all the productions. 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore, for instance, is a sort of Tarantino-meets-Monty Python grotesque comedy.'

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The piece, written by acclaimed playwright Martin McDonagh, is set in Ireland during the troubles and will be directed by Michelle.

She added: 'It's a brilliant, bloody satire on terrorism. It's a beautifully crafted script and we hope it'll really challenge the audience as well entertain. We're expecting quite a variety of reactions!'

Before the 2012-13 season starts in October however, there are two productions from the current season to be performed; You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw and Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. Both are currently in rehearsal and will be performed at the 100-seat theatre, based in the grounds of Sewell Park College, in June and July respectively.

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