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Tap Factory

© Vincent Pausanias

Two of the stars of the international dance hit Tap Factory are making a flying visit to Norwich to share their expertise.

Lee Meadows and Adam Brant will be heading to the city on Monday September 4th for an impromptu tap workshop.

They will be coaching some of the members of the Norwich-based all-male dance company Legacy in some top tap techniques at The Garage.

Legacy draws in young men aged 10 to 21 from across East Anglia and was initially formed from the local talent who starred alongside Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures company in Lord of the Flies.

Since then, they have gone from strength to strength taking part in a host of workshops and activities and performing around the region.

This latest workshop, which starts at 11.30am, will help some of the members boost their tap skills. Cat Chapman, who runs Legacy, said: “We know Lee well as one of this country’s leading tap dancers and a well-respected teacher of the dance genre too. Adding Adam into the mix will be a great opportunity for the members to learn some great tapping technique.”

Lee and Adam will then return to Norwich at the end of October to star in Tap Factory at the Theatre Royal. Aimed at the whole family, the show mixes urban tap dance, percussion, comedy and acrobatics.

The cast use the likes of oil barrels, dustbins, a broom and even a stepladder as the basis for the show.

It was created by choreographer Vincent Pausanias who wanted to create a show that would showcase the magic of rhythm and dance.

Vincent said: “My goal with Tap Factory is to see everyone leaving the theatre with a huge smile on their face and rhythm pulsing in their body. It has been created to be pure entertainment as rhythm and comedy are universal languages.

“We have been touring all over the world for four years now and the audiences, who have been aged from four to 90, have always reacted brilliantly. We are really looking forward to coming back to Norwich where we always have so much fun performing and such a great interaction with the audiences.”

The tap workshop will happen at The Garage on Norwich’s Chapelfield North on Monday September 4th at 11.30am.

Tap Factory runs at the Norwich Theatre Royal from Thursday 26th (7.30pm) & Friday 27th October (2.30pm & 7.30pm). Tickets: £8-£25.50, with Discounts for Over-60s, Under-18s and Groups. 

For more information or to book with both, log onto www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 630000.