Exciting News from Norwich Theatre


This week, Norwich Theatre are delighted to announce the return of our outdoor season of live performances and creative activities in the big-top tent, INTERLUDE in the CLOSE.

The season will take place in the iconic and historic Norwich Cathedral Close, in partnership with Lost in Translation Circus, Norwich Cathedral and Norwich School. As part of the season, we will also be offering events and activities supporting the National History Museum’s Dippy on Tour which arrives in Norwich from 13 July and is set to be one of the major cultural events in the East of England!

INTERLUDE in the CLOSE will feature an exciting mix of performances and creative experiences for all ages. Highlights include The Wind in the Willows musical created by the multi-award winning team Julian Fellowes and Stiles & Drewe, Out of Chaos’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the ever-popular cycling theatre company The Handlebards’ The Importance of Being Earnest, major names from the world of comedy including Rhod Gilbert, Russell Kane and Henning Wehn, culminating with a week of circus performances from Norwich’s own Lost in Translation Circus alongside other international companies.

An important new addition this year is a programme of educational and engagement activities for school-age children and community groups. Developed in response to the challenges posed by COVID and the impact the pandemic has had on learning and mental health and well-being, these sessions will take place during day times and be delivered in partnership between Norwich Theatre, Norwich Cathedral and Norwich School.

The season is designed to be not only COVID-safe but COVID-resilient, ensuring all events can be delivered even if Stage 4 of the Government’s roadmap is delayed, and if levels of social distancing for outdoor performances remain in place through the summer.

INTERLUDE in the CLOSE runs from 14 July to 30 August 2021. Shows announced here will go on sale Friday 14 May at 12 noon, with further programming to be announced soon. Full details of the news can be found HERE.

Norwich Theatre are also still powering through their RE-CHARGE Digital Season; from immersive theatre to live music, there’s something for everyone! Check out the full line-up at digitalstage.norwichtheatre.org.

For general updates from Norwich Theatre visit norwichtheatre.org.

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