New shows announced for Norwich Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal new shows for 2017. Sunny Afternoon. Photo: submitted.

Theatre Royal new shows for 2017. Sunny Afternoon. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

A mix of dance, musicals, drama and more is set to entertain audiences in the new programme of shows for 2017 revealed today by Norwich Theatre Royal.

Norwich Theatre Royal new shows for 2017. Sir Matthew Bourne's adaptation of The Red Shoes. Photo: s

Norwich Theatre Royal new shows for 2017. Sir Matthew Bourne's adaptation of The Red Shoes. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

Among the 2017 highlights is choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne's new adaptation of the film The Red Shoes. The show, which tells of one girl's consuming dream to be the greatest dancer in the world, will be in Norwich in February.

Meanwhile Northern Ballet will be at the theatre in April to present the company's new ballet Casanova and the children's ballet Goldilocks And The Three Bears.

There is more modern dance from Richard Alston Dance Company in February while The Russian State Ballet of Siberia will be bringing three classical pieces to the stage in January.

Alongside the previously announced Mamma Mia!, on stage from the end of February into March, musical fans can also look forward to three more productions heading to the theatre. La Cage Aux Folles will be in Norwich in January, meanwhile Thriller Live will bring the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five to the stage in February, and in April audiences can enjoy the music of The Kinks in the show Sunny Afternoon.

Theatre Royal new shows for 2017. Jane Eyre. Photo: Manuel Harlan.

Theatre Royal new shows for 2017. Jane Eyre. Photo: Manuel Harlan. - Credit: Manuel Harlan


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The Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society will also be presenting a musical comedy version of The Witches of Eastwick from the end of January into February.

Two National Theatre dramas are heading to Norwich next year - an adaptation of the classic Charlotte Brontë novel Jane Eyre in July and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time from the end of August into September.

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Other shows include Babe The Sheep-Pig in April and The The Woman In Black in the same month.

One night shows include: a night of musical theatre songs with Beyond The Barricade (January 5); the A-Z of Rock World Tour 2017 (January 22); Irish singer Nathan Carter (January 25); Whitney – Queen of the Night celebration (February 6); comedian Stewart Lee (February 7); Rumours of Fleetwood Mac (February 12); and 1970s rock favourites 10CC (April 9).

Norwich Theatre Royal new shows for 2017. The Woman In Black. Photo: ©Tristram Kenton.

Norwich Theatre Royal new shows for 2017. The Woman In Black. Photo: ©Tristram Kenton. - Credit: ©Tristram Kenton

Judy Foster, from Norwich Theatre Royal, said: 'After the excitement of hosting Mary Poppins throughout July, and with Mamma Mia all set to come next year, the newly-announced 2017 line-up will carry on the high standards of programming at the theatre. With some exceptional dance productions in Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes and Northern Ballet's Casanova, exciting drama with Jane Eyre and the return of Curious Incident, plus the best of West End musicals, comedy and much more, there is lots to look ahead to.'

For more about the shows and booking tickets, visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 630000.

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