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REVIEW: The Red Shoes, Theatre Royal Norwich

The Lord of the Dance, Matthew Bourne brings his new show, his first since 2011, to Norwich for a sell out run this week. He’s had the idea of making a piece out of the 1948 movie for about 20 years and started to actively work on it three years ago.

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Britt Quentin in Thriller 2917 UK tour

REVIEW:Thriller, Theatre Royal Norwich

Thriller Live, Theatre Royal Norwich

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Connor Love-Foster as Vronsky

Bury Theatre Workshop takes on Tolstoy

The Bury Theatre Workshop’s performance of the intense and tragic novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy was most enthralling and demonstrated the first-rate skills within the group.

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The Theatre Royal's production of Northanger Abbey marks Jane Austen's 200thj birthday

Theatre Royal’s Northanger Abbey ‘a joy to watch’

The Theatre Royal’s own production of Jane Austen’s classic Northanger Abbey proved to be a most entertaining and light-hearted adaptation by Tim Luscombe and it was a sheer joy to watch.

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John Partridge in La Cage Aux Follies

REVIEW: La Cage aux Folles, Theatre Royal Norwich

La Cage aux Folles burst on to the scene as a pioneering movie in the 1970s and grabbed the headlines for its examination of a more unconventional love story: the relationship between drag artist Albin and his partner, Georges, and his son, Jean-Michele.

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Review: ‘Sudbury’s Treasure Island is a real winner for all’

Well, shiver me timbers. Pirates have taken over Sudbury’s Quay Theatre and there be rough seas ahead with a treacherous voyage to Treasure Island to search for buried booty.

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Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke.

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Sudbury Dramatic Society's production of Gaslight. Maid Nancy and Jack Manningham played by Demi Teager and Nick Elliott ANL-160510-100833001

Review: ‘Gaslight allows actors to shine as individuals’

Sudbury Dramatic Society’s production of Gaslight allowed for its small cast to excel individually and grow in their roles.

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FEATURE: From school plays to rock bands to opera – Mark knows the score

Music lovers passing a village church this week might have heard an entrancing sound echoing across the fields.

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Enter Sudbury’s annual arts festival

Preparations are underway for the 2017 Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts and the syllabus is now available for the 95th edition of the event.

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REVIEW: Mary Poppins, Theatre Royal Norwich

The umbrella has landed! A summer treat is on offer for the next five weeks as the Cameron Mackintosh stage version of the 1964 Julie Andrews movie, Mary Poppins, arrives in Norwich.

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Departed: England manager Roy Hodgson

Let’s all laugh at England! Best internet funnies after dismal Euro 2016 exit

Wash away the England blues with our compilation of the best internet funnies in the wake of another disastrous night for English football.

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REVIEW: Flanders and Swann ‘hilarious’ as Bury Festival kicks off

Bury St Edmunds Festival began last night with a number of performances taking place across the town.

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Charlie Sheen reveals all about that meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Charlie Sheen reveals all about that meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

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Guys and Dolls

Review: Guys and Dolls, Theatre Royal Norwich

Now this is a proper musical with a decent budget and straight here from the West End.

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The Common Lot as Shakespeare's Rude Mechanic

REVIEW: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre Royal Norwich

The joy that is the Royal Shakespeare Company rolls into town with this exuberant comedy which has the added interest of a smattering of local actors performing alongside the professionals. And yes, you’re hard pressed to tell the difference!

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Russell Howard and Josh Widdicombe to headline Latitude Festival comedy stage

Comedy heavyweights Russell Howard and Josh Widdicombe have been announced as headliners at this year’s Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

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Star-studded murder mystery at Cambridge Arts Theatre

Following classic murder mysteries such as Go Back for Murder, Black Coffee and And Then There Were None, Bill Kenwright returns with a new production from the legendary writing team Levinson and Link, whose work includes the mystery series Murder, She Wrote and Columbo.

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Award winning play coming to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Land of Our Fathers, the 2013 critically acclaimed debut play written by Chris Urch and directed by Paul Robinson, is coming to the Theatre Royal.

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Farmyard family adventures

The perfect February half term treat is just around the corner!

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