Exciting line-up of shows and events at The Garage this autumn

The Garage new season - What Once Was Ours by Zest Theatre.
Image: supplied by The Garage

The Garage new season - What Once Was Ours by Zest Theatre. Image: supplied by The Garage - Credit: supplied by The Garage

An exciting line-up of shows is in store for theatre-goers at The Garage in Norwich next season.

The Garage new season - Joan by Milk Presents.
Photo: Field & McGlynn

The Garage new season - Joan by Milk Presents. Photo: Field & McGlynn - Credit: Field & McGlynn

The venue's newly announced programme for the autumn has something for everyone and will kick off on September 12 and 13 with Paines Plough's production Growth, a comedy about growing up and manning up which has been written by Luke Norris from BBC One's Poldark.

Other highlights include In Our Hands on September 22, which will see the company Smoking Apples use puppetry to explore the changing face of the fishing industry, meanwhile on October 24 Milk Presents will perform Joan, a solo show inspired by Joan of Arc which looks at what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone. Zest Theatre will return to The Garage on November 10 with new show What Once Was Ours. Created against the backdrop of Brexit it looks at what happens when the worlds of two siblings, with two different upbringings, collide.

This Christmas The Garage is once again teaming up with All-In Productions and will be presenting My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood.

Adam Taylor, The Garage's executive director, said: 'We have an amazing array of local and national talent gracing our stage and studios this season.

The Garage new season - In Our Hands presented by Smoking Apples.
Photo: Richard Davenport

The Garage new season - In Our Hands presented by Smoking Apples. Photo: Richard Davenport - Credit: Richard Davenport


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'From Fringe First Award-winning Joan, by Milk Presents, we see the very best of the Fringe here in Norwich. We are also supporting local artists creating new work locally.

'I feel extremely privileged to be part of The Garage team. This Christmas I'm thrilled to be presenting the world premiere of My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood, the only show designed specifically for toddlers in the city this festive season.'

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Running alongside the shows is a packed programme of activities. The Garage's free family fun day is on October 27 and Scooby's Street School is also returning during the October half-term.

The Garage's class programme is expanding, with new classes including tap and modern for three to four-year-olds, a musicians development programme for beginners, ballet basics for people aged 16 and over, and a Mini Pulse Performance Company for ages seven to 13.

The Garage new season - My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood by All-In Productions.
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The Garage new season - My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood by All-In Productions. Image: supplied by The Garage - Credit: supplied by The Garage

This September The Garage will also welcome its first cohort of students studying HNCs in Performing Arts - six month intensive courses aimed at those leaving college or sixth form and wanting to progress to dance or drama school. There are still a couple of full scholarship places available for this and the next audition is August 18 - call 01603 283382 to book an audition.

From January 2018 The Garage will also be offering a course in GSCE drama in addition to the GCSE dance course it already runs.

For more details about shows, courses and activities at The Garage, visit www.thegarage.org.uk

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