Magic and stars sparkle in new Norwich theatre line-up

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The Maddermarket Theatre has announced new shows for the next four months.

Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: Denise Bradley

Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Archant 2013

The Norwich Lanes-based company produces an in-house show each month, which is created by a team made up of some volunteers and performed by local actors.

The upcoming shows are:

n Star Quality, Noel Coward's play adapted by Christopher Luscombe and directed by Peter Sowerbutts: Behind the scenes of a new West End production, the play transports the audience from the tentative first rehearsal to the triumphant opening night, taking in the clash of egos and glamour of the stage.

n The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, based on the popular C S Lewis book: A family classic as Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy embark on a magical mystery tour to the land of Narnia through the wardrobe.

n The Star Spangled Girl, by Neil Simon and directed by Stash Kirkbride: Newly graduated and full of belief for a better world, Andy and Norman have set up a small business, running their own political magazine from their San Francisco apartment. All is well in their world, until Sophie moves in next door.

n The Beaux' Stratagem, by George Farquhar and directed by Clare Howard: All the characters in this production want something. But will they get what they are after?

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n The Dresser, by Ronald Harwood and directed by Peter Beck: Based on the author's own experiences as dresser to Sir Donald Wolfit, this drama is an elegy to a bygone era.

The play was nominated for best play at the Laurence Olivier Awards in 1980, and adapted into a multi-award winning film starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtney in 1983.

A performance of Shakespeare's King Lear, directed by Chris Bealey will also be part the Maddermarket Theatre's Shakespeare at 400 mini-festival.

All shows can be booked via the box office 01603 620917 or at www.maddermarket.co.uk

Have you got an arts story? Email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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