Shakespeare meets Kett era in Norfolk Non-Stop festival

Celebrating local culture is the aim of the Norfolk Non-Stop Festival, which returns to Norwich Puppet Theatre this weekend.

Celebrating local culture is the aim of the Norfolk Non-Stop Festival, which returns to Norwich Puppet Theatre this weekend.

Kicking things off in style is the ever-popular folkie-comedian-wordsmith Sid Kipper, who takes the stage at 7.30pm on Friday, April 3. Tickets �6.50.

On Saturday and Sunday, at 8pm, Spin Off Theatre retell Much Ado About Nothing in Mardling the Bard: A Dog's Tale, using stories, gossip and word play from Wymondham. It takes the play from the Mediterranean coasts of Sicily to Wymondham, against the backdrop of the 1549 land revolt lead by local hero Robert Kett. Tickets �6.50.

The group will be performing extracts in the Express section of the Millennium Library at the Forum on Saturday, 1-1.30pm.


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On Sunday afternoon, 3pm, Norfeo! is Norfolk's answer to the Orpheus myth in which real dark tales of Aldeby, Wheatacre and Burgh St Peter are woven together by actor-storyteller Paul Preston Mills with a haunting oboe score. Tickets �5.

t www.spinofftheatre.co.uk; 01603 663676

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