New season at The Garage set to bring array of theatrical treats

The Garage spring season 2016: Crazy Glue. Photo: Idil Sukan.

The Garage spring season 2016: Crazy Glue. Photo: Idil Sukan. - Credit: Idil Sukan

From a show set against the backdrop of the famous 1953 floods to a roller coaster of romance, an array of theatrical treats have been announced for The Garage's new season.

The Garage spring 2016 season: The Boy Who Eat Picasso, Oxford Playhouse. CREDIT Geraint Lewis.

The Garage spring 2016 season: The Boy Who Eat Picasso, Oxford Playhouse. CREDIT Geraint Lewis. - Credit: Geraint Lewis

The Norwich arts venue has revealed a packed programme of productions for early 2016 that champions local talent and also welcomes touring national theatre.

Adam Taylor, executive director of The Garage, said: 'I'm excited about presenting my first season as executive director. From fantastic local companies Chalk Circle and fEAST performing new shows to national touring theatre company Paines Plough kicking off their next UK tour from The Garage, you can see some great small-scale work here in the new year.

'Plus there are more ways than ever before to get involved, including our classes programme, new music opportunities for budding young musicians, workshops and masterclasses.'

Norfolk-based Chalk Circle will present Hamlet is Dead. No Gravity, a show full of secrets and betrayal, while fEast Theatre returns with the third play in Rob John's Norfolk trilogy, Winter 53, which looks at one family's turbulent relationships in the months leading up to the famous floods of 1953.

The Garage spring 2016 season: Winter 53. Photo: (c) BCritchley | Dreamstime.com

The Garage spring 2016 season: Winter 53. Photo: (c) BCritchley | Dreamstime.com - Credit: (c) BCritchley | Dreamstime.com

Paines Plough will kick-off a national tour of With A Little Bit of Luck, a show looking at the legacy of the UK Garage cultural movement, and Single Shoe Productions are presenting Crazy Glue, a tragicomic roller coaster of a couple's relationship.

The Garage Youth Theatre company will perform It Snows, a performance about relationships which sees everything start to change when snow begins to fall.

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The Devil Speaks True, by the company Goat and Monkey, will also give people the chance to experience what is described as a chilling visceral experience in which they are cast as Banquo from Macbeth.

Family shows include United Artists' The Boy Who Bit Picasso, an interactive performance full of storytelling, music and the chance to make your own art masterpiece, and Red Earth's modern adaptation of The Remarkable Tale of Oliver Twist which is said to be packed with surprises.

The Garage spring 2016 season. Paines Plough's With A Little Bit Of Luck. Photo: Richard Davenport.

The Garage spring 2016 season. Paines Plough's With A Little Bit Of Luck. Photo: Richard Davenport. - Credit: Richard Davenport

For more details, including dates and times of events, visit www.thegarage.org.uk.

You can also find The Garage on Facebook and follow @_TheGarage on Twitter.

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