Lunar-inspired spectacle opens this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

A lunar-inspired spectacle full of music, dance and drama opened this year's Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

The intriguing Museum of the Moon landed at The Forum in Norwich this afternoon and the out-of-this-world landscape is forming the backdrop for an opening night of festivities.

Members of Norwich-based Total Ensemble Theatre Company have entertained the crowds with their show It's a Wonderful Moon, George!, a romance with a twist inspired by a scene from the film It's a Wonderful Life, and later tonight Norwich Cathedral Choir will perform a beautiful programme of choral music.

Also on the line-up tonight is jazz by Juliet Kelly and performance poetry by Sophia Walker.

The Museum of the Moon, which is at The Forum until May 21, has been created by artist Luke Jerram who has used imagery from NASA to create a scale replica of the moon.

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017


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For more on the Museum of the Moon and other events, visit www.nnfestival.org.uk

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Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company perform

Opening performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017. Total Ensemble Theatre Company performing at the Forum in Norwich. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

Luke Jerram in front of his 'Musuem of the Moon' at Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 2017. Picture: Pete

Luke Jerram in front of his 'Musuem of the Moon' at Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 2017. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins

Norwich Cathedral Choir performing by the moon on Friday night. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

Luke Jerram in front of his 'Musuem of the Moon' at Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 2017. Picture: Pete

Luke Jerram in front of his 'Musuem of the Moon' at Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 2017. Picture: Pete Huggins - Credit: Archant

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