10 concerts and shows not to miss this weekend in Norfolk
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From Frankenstein as told for children and family musical Joseph to music from Lindisfarne and Norwich Baroque as well as two dance performances for all the family.
Frankenstein for Kids
Norwich Puppet Theatre, June 2, 11am/2.30pm, £9, £9 children, £30 family, 01603 629921, puppettheatre.co.uk
Circo Ridiculoso's quirky new show is a hilarious fusion of silliness, storytelling and brilliant balloon puppetry. When Igor, Dr Frankenstein's assistant, attempts to assemble a beautiful dancer made from balloons, it all goes wrong. A marvellous monster is created and comes alive! Can Igor teach the friendly monster to dance in time?
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Westacre Theatre, River Road, Westacre, June 2-3/9-10, 7.30pm, £16 (£12 under-21s), 01760 755800, www.westacretheatre.com
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Alan Ayckbourn's comedy of secrets is the latest production at Westacre Theatre. Greg only met Ginny a month ago but he already knows that she's the girl for him. When she tells him that she's going to visit her parents he decides to follow her to Buckinghamshire with marriage in mind. He arrives before her and senses a perfect opportunity for him to ask for their daughter's hand. What he doesn't realise is they're not her parents. Beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English.
St Andrews Hall, Norwich, June 2, 7.30pm, £26.50, thelittleboxoffice.com/oeplive/event/view/43077
Return of the folkie favourites. Emerging from Tyneside in the 1970s and quickly carving out a unique place as one of British rock's most original bands, Lindisfarne's pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, resulted in catchy, memorable songs provided by writers Alan Hull and Rod Clements.
Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe
King's Lynn Corn Exchange, June 2, 7.30pm, £26-£24.50, 01553 764864, kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
Strictly pro couple return with their new show Somewhere In Time, with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance. The pro-pairing have been on our screens for eight years on the hit BBC show and are best known for their high intensity performances.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, until June 2, 7.30pm, 2.30pm June 3, £14-£12, 01603 620917, www.maddermarket.co.uk
Norwich's Limelight Theatre Company stage this family favourite. The children aged 5-15 will be singing and dancing in what was Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice's first major musical, written as students in the 1960's. Young Kieran Shooter dons the multi-coloured coat, supported by a talented cast of over 30.
St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth, June 2, 7.30pm, £15 (£14 cons), £10 children, 01493 331484, www.stgeorgestheatre.com
Ballet Central's returns under the auspices of its new artistic director Christopher Marney. See the company's young and dynamic dancers on the cusp of their professional careers showcasing newly commissioned works and celebrated masterpieces, including Indigo Children by Liam Scarlett, and a scene from Romeo & Juliet by former English National Ballet's Jenna Lee. It also includes a specially created work by Christopher Bruce, and excerpts from Petipa's La Bayadere and The Nutcracker.
Wymondham Abbey, June 3, 7.30pm, £16 (£14 cons), £5 under-18s, details/bookings norwichbaroque.co.uk
An evening of English Baroque music in the beautiful lady chapel at Wymondham Abbey where the chamber organ is positioned. Organist at the Abbey, Rob Goodrich, will join Norwich Baroque for concertos by Handel and the Reverend Richard Mudge. The programme will also include music by English contemporaries of Handel and Mudge, including Yorkshire cellist and bassoonist John Hebden, Newcastle-born Charles Avison and Henry Purcell.
Princess Theatre, Hunstanton, June 3, 7.30pm, £20 (£18.50 cons), £15 children, £60 family, 01485 532252, www.princesshunstanton.co.uk
Swan Lake is probably the most popular ballet in the world. Vienna Festival Ballet bring this magical experience to life. The company was founded in 1980 by the Austrian dancer Peter Mallek. One of its many aims is to provide young and talented dancers with the opportunity to perform the great classical ballets. The average age of the dancers is just 20 which gives a vitality, energy and freshness to their performances. Lavish costumes and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky.
Evening At The Sands
Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston, June 3, 7.30pm, £17, 01493 662832, gorlestonpavilion.co.uk
The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band with fun filled evening of Rat Pack magic. One of the region's best swing big bands they will be featuring some classic Count Basie tunes as made famous by Sinatra et al. Vocalists Stephen and Paul Amer, part of the critically acclaimed vocal group the TestostaTones will be joined by Jim Whitley, formerly a professional football player.
Norwich Playhouse, until June 3, 7.30pm, 2.30pm June 3, £19 (£17 Tues cons/matinee), 01603 598598, www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
Multi-award winning music theatre group Threshold Theatre stage the musical based loosely on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It rewrites the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table but diverts from more traditional versions of the legend, featuring all kinds of shenanigans including dancing girls, fish slapping, flatulent Frenchmen and coconut shells.