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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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REVIEW:Thriller, Theatre Royal Norwich

Thriller Live, Theatre Royal Norwich

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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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Which joke gives you the biggest laugh?

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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REVIEW: Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatre Royal Norwich

Yee haw - there’s a wacky Wild West theme to East Anglia’s biggest panto this year as Nodge City is the setting for the popular tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.

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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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Benjamin Dilloway as Mr Darcy and Tafline Steen as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice.

REVIEW: Pride and Prejudice at Norwich Theatre Royal

To some the thought of Pride and Prejudice being adapted for a stage would be puzzling, but in the latest production of Jane Austen’s most iconic play by Regent’s Park Theatre, the story is, as ever, funny, exciting and clever.

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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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Fallen branches causes Eye Castle to close — and a ‘lucky’ escape for the Dove Players youth cast

The grounds of Eye Castle have been closed this week after two large branches from an old chestnut tree fell at the weekend.

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DissFest kicks off busy weekend of community arts events

The second annual DissFest makes its anticipated return to the town today, kicking off a three-day event which strives to introduce the south Norfolk arts scene to a new audience.

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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: All or Nothing

All Or Nothing – A Mod Musical, Theatre Royal Norwich

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REVIEW: Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard The Musical, Theatre Royal Norwich

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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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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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