Exciting new season of shows and events at The Garage

The Garage's spring 2017 season. Pictured is Casson and Friends' Night at the Theatre. Photo: Camill

The Garage's spring 2017 season. Pictured is Casson and Friends' Night at the Theatre. Photo: Camilla Greenwell. - Credit: Camilla Greenwell

From an array of innovative shows to workshops in wheelchair dance and playing the ukulele, an exciting programme is in store at The Garage in the new year.

The Garage's spring 2017 season. Pictured is Barnstorm Theatre Company's Monday's Child. Photo: Dyla

The Garage's spring 2017 season. Pictured is Barnstorm Theatre Company's Monday's Child. Photo: Dylan Vaughan. - Credit: Dylan Vaughan

The Norwich performance venue's spring season kicks off on January 20 with a Scratch Night featuring local acts Base Dance, Orange Skies, The Keeper's Daughters and Mary Benefiel.

The Garage's spring 2017 season. Pictured is Zest Theatre's Thrive. Photo: Phil Crow.

The Garage's spring 2017 season. Pictured is Zest Theatre's Thrive. Photo: Phil Crow. - Credit: phil@philcrow.com, © Phil Crow 2015www.philcrow.com

Performance highlights during the season include Zest Theatre's Thrive, a show exploring people's inner strength when faced with trauma, on March 9, and Barnstorm Theatre Company's Monday's Child, described as a joyous show about the bond between young and old, on April 3. The Garage Youth Theatre Company will present Zero For The Young Dudes, a tale of inmates at a bizarre summer camp plotting a revolution, on February 28, and Casson and Friends will perform the accessible dance show Night At The Theatre on February 17.

The Garage's spring 2017 season. Among the half-term events will be a Scooby's Street School. Photo:

The Garage's spring 2017 season. Among the half-term events will be a Scooby's Street School. Photo: Katrina Bowen. - Credit: Katrina Bowen

There are also lots of new courses and events aimed at making experiences of theatre and performance more accessible to all.

The Garage's spring 2017 season. Among the half-term events will be a toddler disco. Photo: Benjamin

The Garage's spring 2017 season. Among the half-term events will be a toddler disco. Photo: Benjamin Mathers. - Credit: Benjamin Mathers

New courses include Dance for Wellbeing, focusing on improving mental health through dance and exercise for people aged 16 and over. There are wheelchair dance taster sessions, run by the Wheelchair Dance Association, for 10 to 18-year-olds who have physical disabilities or limited mobility, and a wheelchair dance instructor's course, as well as masterclasses on working with the visually impaired and in deaf awareness.


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Other new events include ukulele classes and a face painting course. Half-term opportunities include Scooby's Street School for seven to 11-year-olds, a toddler disco, and an Actors and Musicians Academy.

Adam Taylor, The Garage's executive director, said: 'This season we have a brilliant range of theatre shows, classes and workshops on offer for all ages. We are delighted to be able to increase our accessible offering with new opportunities in wheelchair dance, dance for wellbeing and courses for professionals. Whether you want to enjoy a show with the family, watch exciting new work from local artists, rekindle your love of dance or try something new, there is lots to discover at The Garage this spring!'

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For more information about shows and event at The Garage, visit www.thegarage.org.uk or call the box office on 01603 283382.

Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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