Alan Bennett play set to take to Maddermarket Theatre stage

The Norwich Players are presenting the Alan Bennett comedy Getting On at the Maddermarket Theatre. P

The Norwich Players are presenting the Alan Bennett comedy Getting On at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts. - Credit: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts

The curtain is set to go up on the Maddermarket Theatre's latest production this Friday.

The Norwich Players are presenting the Alan Bennett comedy Getting On at the Maddermarket Theatre. P

The Norwich Players are presenting the Alan Bennett comedy Getting On at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts. - Credit: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts

The Alan Bennett play Getting On is the latest show to be staged by the Norwich Players in the city venue.

Set in the 1970s, it tells the story of a politician called George Oliver who is so wrapped up in his politics and views on education that he cannot see what is going on with his family and closest friends.

All the cast in the show are new to the Maddermarket Theatre, with David Robinson playing the MP George Oliver, and his fellow actors including Conor Swords, Fiona Fletcher, Jon Young, Merle Colborne, Nathan Mills, Joshua Rosas and Rosa Griffiths.

Director Jen Dewsbury said: 'It's been a real pleasure to work on a play that I didn't know, with a cast of people mostly unknown to me, and watch it all come to life.

The Norwich Players are presenting the Alan Bennett comedy Getting On at the Maddermarket Theatre. P

The Norwich Players are presenting the Alan Bennett comedy Getting On at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts. - Credit: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts


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'As the characters develop, so does the comedy - little gems keep appearing and making me laugh out loud.'

Getting On is one of the earlier works of the playwright who has won five Olivier Awards and two Tony Awards.

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Getting On opens on Friday at the Maddermarket Theatre and runs until Saturday, November 26.

Tickets £8-£12.

For more information about the show and to book tickets, call the box office on 01603 620917 or visit www.maddermarket.co.ukDo you have a Norwich arts story?

Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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