Five things to do in Norwich tonight

Friday night guide: Iolanthe by Livewire Opera Company at Norwich Playhouse, Return to the Forbidden

Friday night guide: Iolanthe by Livewire Opera Company at Norwich Playhouse, Return to the Forbidden Planet at Maddermarket Theatre and The BFG releases in cinemas. (L-R) - Credit: Archant

Looking for something to do this evening? Here's a look at some of the events taking place in the fine city.

• The Boss UK: Bruce Springsteen tribute band

Event info: Supported by The Bryan Adams Experience, The Boss UK will be performing at The Waterfront tonight where you can enjoy an evening of all Springsteen's classic hits, with all the passion you would expect from the real deal.

Venue: The Waterfront

Doors open: 6.30pm


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Tickets: £15 (available on the door)

• Iolanthe: Livewire Opera Company

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Event info: This amateur production of W.S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's 1882 comic opera promises to be a unique experience for the senses, with enchanting voices, spectacular costumes and plenty of humour. The plot follows fairy Iolanthe who has been banished from Fairyland because she fell in love with a mortal and her family as they clash with the House of Peers.

Venue: Norwich Playhouse

Doors open: 7.30pm

Tickets: £11.50 full price, £10 concessions

• Return to the Forbidden Planet by Bob Carlton

Event info: Inspired by Fred M. Wilcox's sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet, this production (directed by Peter Beck, with musical direction from Joe Ringer) follows Captain Tempest and his crew as they journey into hyperspace and beyond. The musical production combines the 1956 film, with the plot of Shakespeare's Tempest and sets it to a score of popular music from the 1960s and 70s.

Venue: Maddermarket Theatre

Doors open: 7.30pm

Tickets: £8-£12

• The Busy Twist

Event info: Supported by Bean, Theft and DJs in the bar, London-based duo, The Busy Twist will be performing at Norwich Arts Centre this evening, providing a mix of UK house and bass music with the sounds of Africa.

Venue: Norwich Arts Centre

Doors open: 8pm

Tickets: £7.50-£11

• Cinema

The BFG

Odeon: 17:30, 18:10, 19:30, 20:30, 21:10, 22:30

Vue: 17:15, 19:30, 20:15

Cinema City: 18:00, 20:30

Hollywood Cinema: 19:45

Star Trek Beyond

Odeon: 17:00, 17:45, 18:30, 19:15, 20:00, 20:20, 20:45, 21:30

Vue: 17:10, 18:00, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30

Hollywood Cinema: 17:35, 20:10

Ghostbusters

Odeon: 18:50, 20:40, 21:40

Vue: 18:00, 20:45

Hollywood Cinema: 17:30, 20:10

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