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New Shows at Norwich Theatre for 2022


Norwich Theatre has added more fabulous shows to its 2022 line-up. From toe-tapping musical delights and belly-laughing comedy to intimate audience experiences and thought-provoking short films.

If you want to be captivated by a tale, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is heading to Norwich Theatre Royal. It is based on the Sunday Times best-selling novel, which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films. The show takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a life-affirming comedy about taking risks, finding love and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places. Catch the show between 24 October – 29 October.

To get your toes tapping, Norwich Theatre has three musical experiences for you. The Greatest Hits of Motown – How Sweet it is heading to Norwich Theatre Royal, combining first-class music with slick choreography and an amazing band. Don’t miss this ultimate celebration of Motown on 24 April. In Jonny and The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened, Jonny & The Baptists try and process the last two years through their trademark blend of joyful songs, silly stand-up and riotous storytelling. These musical comedians should help you find meaning, humour and beauty in the worst years of the century (so far). This uplifting show is at Norwich Theatre Playhouse on 26 March. An Evening without Kate Bush (13 April) sees acclaimed performer Sarah-Louise Young explore the music and mythology of Kate Bush. Young invites you to celebrate one of the most influential voices in British music in this unique show at Norwich Theatre Playhouse.

Top comedian and longstanding Mock the Week special guest Gary Delaney in Gary in Punderland is guaranteed to get you laughing out loud with his one-liners. You can catch Gary live on stage on 17 May – 18 May at Norwich Theatre Playhouse. If this hasn’t got you chuckling, then Ladies of Letters, with its sharply observant comedy, packed with acidic detail that women navigating ungrateful families and M&S in an unforgiving world know so well, is sure to do. Originally written for BBC Radio 4, running for 13 years, Ladies of Letters also became a hugely popular ITV series. The show sees the best frenemies use the long lost art form of letter writing to vent their views. On at Norwich Theatre Royal between 28 June – 2 July.

2022 also will play host to an intimate evening with Barry Humphries in The Man Behind the Mask. This show sees Barry peel off his Dame Edna mask to introduce the man behind the clown in a confessional evening seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories. Catch this trip through Barry Humphries life on 15 May at Norwich Theatre Royal.

For full listings and booking information visit norwichtheatre.org.