Watton Festival line-up announced

Watton Festival has announced a bustling line-up of music, theatre and film for this year's programme.

Watton Festival has announced a bustling line-up of music, theatre and film for this year's programme.

The week-long event in October features a mix of artists and productions old and new from across the globe.

It offers nostalgic trips, such as a showing of the 1959 Alec Guinness film, Our Man in Havana, a tale of Gilbert and Sullivan and their operettas with musical interludes, and re-creations of some of the characters made famous by Joyce Grenfell.

Other events will showcase world music and theatre, including an Indian and African dance night and An African Adventure - an interactive concert for children.


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Musicians ranging from the Amici Singers and the New English Concert Orchestra to the Sole Bay Jazz Band will give performances. Theatrical productions will include Raymond Sargent's Two Victorian Tales, the return of the popular production, The Good Old Days, featuring local talent, and Thea McIntyre recounting the tale of her role in the original Roly Polys dance troupe.

Youngsters will also be catered for with a Junior Startime talent contest, magic and Punch and Judy shows.

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Nearly all events will take place at the Queens Hall between Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 28.

More details at http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/wattonarts

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