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Freshers

What makes the jump to university both poignant and anticipated? That is the core of a brand new play which is being premiered by six would-be Norfolk actors in their home county before transferring to the Edinburgh Fringe. Freshers will chronicle the transition from home to university life using a …

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Theatre in the Forest

The Red Rose Chain Theatre Company return to Theatre in the Forest at Jimmy’s Farm this summer, with Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” from 26th July to 27th August.  “As You Like It”  is one of Shakespeare’s most bewitching comedies, featuring some of his best-loved characters. Forget the rules of …

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Mercury Playwriting Prize

The Mercury Playwriting Prize, in this inaugural year, received over 160 entries from emerging local writers. 2017’s winner is actor Oliver Bennett whose play, Europe After The Rain, is a darkly surreal and highly theatrical exploration of the world we live in now. It offers up a dark mirror to the …

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Peter Pan Cast Announced

Cast announced for the Mercury’s magical, musical summer extravaganza Peter Pan! Family show favourites Pete Ashmore and Sam Pay return, joined by a band of brilliant actor-musicians.  The Mercury Theatre Colchester announce the casting line-up for their fantastic family treat for this summer, J.M. Barrie’s classic, Peter Pan. When Peter …

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Twelfth Night

RoughCast’s Twelfth Night at Public Hall in Early July. Following their sell-out tour of A Christmas Carol, RoughCast return to Shakespeare with a typically fast-moving and energetic production of the most delightful of his romantic comedies – Twelfth Night so come along to the theatre-based show at Beccles Public Hall …

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Blood Brothers

It is three decades since the smash-hit international musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. And its popularity shows no signs of reducing as its latest tour is already proving to be one of this autumn’s hottest tickets at Norwich Theatre Royal. The epic tale of Liverpool life penned by …

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Our Man in Havana

“You should dream more, Mr. Wormold. Reality in our century is not something to be faced.”  Meet Jim Wormwold – a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman who gets sucked into a dirty world of espionage and double agents when the chance of helping out MI6 with a job or two proves …

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Shakespeare In The Park

Bury Theatre Workshop’s ‘Shakespeare In The Park 2017’ is “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare.  “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages”. This year’s ‘Shakespeare …

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‘Stand Up!’ at the Civic

‘Stand Up Stand Up’ is coming to Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre on Thursday 29 and Friday -30 June 2017 at 7.45pm. ‘Stand Up Stand Up’ is playwright’s Jim Cartwright’s, dark comedy that is equally hilarious and heartbreaking. A down on his luck comedian meets a bailiff who has secret show business …

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Farm Boy

Artistic Director’s own adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy tours to schools around East Anglia, supported by funding from The Royal British Legion.  The touching sequel to War Horse visits the Mercury later this month, following a tour of 32 schools – it will be seen by over 3000 children …

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Stand Up Stand Up

“Stand Up Stand Up” is a dark comedy, hilarious and heartbreaking in turns. A struggling comedian (Chris Hannon) meets a bailiff (Andrew Westfield), sounds like the start of a gag, but heralds an unlikely alliance that leads them both on a life changing roller coaster of an adventure neither would …

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Our Day Out

Bury Theatre Royal kicks off the Autumn Season this August with Our Day Out – The Musical, the iconic Willy Russell play. The week long run will be a culmination of the Summer School at Theatre Royal, allowing a young cast of 12 – 19 year olds to participate alongside …

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Gangsta Granny

Laughs, excitement and fun are guaranteed as a hugely popular children’s story is set to entertain all ages at Norwich Theatre Royal. Birmingham Stage Company, who have brought Horrible Histories and some classic Roald Dahl books to life in theatres, are turning their attention to David Walliams’ best-selling novel Gangsta …

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Golem

The Golem is the story of a man who fashions a creature out of clay to work for him.  This then is the basis for Golem presented by 1027 in which they explore man’s relationships with his machines.  And no, it is not a re-telling or an adaptation of the …

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Susan Calman

It’s Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy and she’s back with a brand new show. You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI, HIGNFY, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock the Week.  Now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life size if you will. For …

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Between the Two

SADIE NEWMAN presents Between the Two by Rochi Rampal and Daniel Tyler.  Where is home? Where do we belong when the maps are redrawn? What happens when we have to leave our homeland for a better future? On board a ship, we meet a young woman on her voyage between homes. …

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A Murder Is Announced

A host of popular names from the TV and stage world are set to star in a murder-mystery penned by the queen of suspense. Louise Jameson and Janet Dibley head the cast of the Agatha Christie classic A Murder Is Announced, which comes to Norwich Theatre Royal on July 3-8. …

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Sponsor a Brick

The Mercury Theatre Colchester is offering supporters the chance to sponsor a brick and become part of the Theatre’s history, with proceeds going towards their vital redevelopment project. Mercury Rising was launched in 2016 to raise funds for the £8.7million project to redevelop the Mercury Theatre for the year 2020. …

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50+ Opportunities

It is never too late to dip your toe into the cultural world and pick up some performing skills. That is the message from Norwich Theatre Royal as a host of new activities and workshops are announced for the over-50s. Regular workshops are already held which see members of visiting …

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Bridget Christie

After her recent totally sold out and incredibly highly acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival and at Leicester Square Theatre, Bridget Christie takes her ‘electrifying’ show BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT around the UK.  This show recently won Best Show at the comedy industry Chortle Awards. Her first TV special STAND UP …

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